Comprehensive Plan Community Input

A crucial part of the Comprehensive Plan is input from individuals from all parts of our community and the Comprehensive Plan team is striving to reach as many people as possible as they can while drafting the Comprehensive Plan update. 

There are many ways to get involved including:

  • Attending an Advisory Committee meeting: An Advisory Committee has been formed to guide this process. Members of the Advisory Committee include diverse representatives from neighborhood and community organizations as well as development and business interests. All Advisory Committee meeting are open to the public. Download a list of Advisory Committee members here.                          
  • Becoming a member of a Work Group: A concentrated focus will be spent on certain topics during the Comprehensive Plan update process. Citizens are encouraged to attend work group meetings to get a chance at voicing their opinion on what they want written in the Comprehensive Plan for the next 40 years. Work group topics include Mobility, Community Form, Community Facilities, Livability & Environment, Housing, and Marketplace. For explanations of work group topics, please click here. To sign up for a work group, please click here or contact Ken Baker at
  • Inviting us to your meeting: Instead of adding another evening obligation to your schedule, we would love to join you at a meeting your already attend. We would enjoy the opportunity to attend any meeting you already attend including business associations, neighborhood associations, faith groups, or any other meeting of the like. A Comprehensive Plan team member can come to your meeting and give a presentation on a certain topic or a general overview and get the opportunity to hear your input. For a list of meetings that the Comprehensive Plan team has attended, click here.
  • Requesting a meeting in a box: This tool can be used for groups who would rather run a meeting on their own than have us come to them. If a representative from the group would like to contact us, we will provide them meeting materials and instructions. After the meeting, the completed materials can be returned to us with a summary, minutes or input heard at the meeting. Groups may contact Jeff O’Brien at or 574-1354 if they are interested in Meeting in a Box.
  • Communicating with us on MySidewalk: We have partnered with MySidewalk, an online application that empowers citizens with data analysis tools that allow them to provide input about their neighborhood. The program will also allow staff and citizens to communicate about specific topics and questions. To provide your thoughts, please visit MySidewalk.