Sierra Vista MPO Newsletter

Winter 2017 / 2018


2018 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule:

• January 18

• March 15

• May 17

• July 19

• September 20

• November 15

SVMPO Board of Directors meet at 3:30 at City Hall, 1011 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista

Please check the SVMPO's calendar to ensure a meeting has not been canceled or rescheduled. The calendar can be found on the MPO's web site at

In this Issue:

30-Day Public Review: Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) Expansion

Statewide Employment Data

Bike Racks


Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) Expansion


The Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization (SVMPO) Board of Directors placed the proposed expansion of the SVMPO, Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) boundary into a 30-day public review and comment period.

The Board will vote on the expansion of the proposed SVMPO, MPA at their next regular meeting scheduled for January 18, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Sierra Vista City Hall, 1011 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. 

The draft documents are available for review and comment on the SVMPO website at  Public comments are welcome by email or may be submitted in writing by 12 p.m. January 18, 2017.  


Mail: SVMPO, 401 Giulio Cesare Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Link to: Background & Analysis


Statewide Employment Data

The Sierra Vista MPO (SVMPO) collaborated with other metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government in Arizona in the development of a new statewide employment viewer tool that identifies employers with five or more employees. The tool also identifies what types of businesses are here, how they are clustered geographically (e.g., the number of aerospace companies located in different parts of the region) and what their aggregate levels of employment may be. You can find the viewer here.

Detailed and accurate employment data is critical to regional transportation planning and decision making, as well as for business attraction and expansion efforts. Pursuing the development of this information for our region was guided by SVMPO staff to support strategic economic development.

Thanks to SVMPO member jurisdictions, and other regional and statewide partners, particularly Maricopa Association of Governments, for their role in making this new tool available to our region.


 Free Bike Racks!

Know of a business in town that needs a place to park your bike?  Let the Cochise Bike Advocates know about it. The Cochise Bike Advocates will also install the rack for free. 

Send an email to the CBA Chair, Stu Carter:





Phone: 520-439-2178

Office Address: 401 Giulio Cesare Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635