The community strategic planning process is citizen-driven, and provides multiple opportunities for citizen input and feedback. On the front end of the process, forty-three Listening Tour meetings were held to collect citizen input in response to four questions:
Citizen topic experts made presentations to the Horizon Scanning Committee composed of citizens and City and County staff. This committee was tasked with identifying “mega-trends” that they feel will impact our community over the next 20 years. Their resulting report was provided to each planning committee.
Citizens co-chair each of the planning committees. Citizens serve on the planning committees. City and County staff serve as a resource and provide administrative support to each planning committee as requested.
Our next generation of community leaders — K–12 students, college students, and members of The Network — were actively offered opportunities to provide input into, and participate in, the process.
Citizens who applied to serve on a planning committee, but who were not selected by the co-chairs, will be offered opportunities to serve on citizen-based focus groups at the planning committees develop and refine their chapters.
All citizens will be given an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan chapters during an as-yet-undetermined public input event. This citizen feedback will be provided directly to the planning committees.
All citizens will be given an opportunity to comment on the final plan elements during the Planning & Zoning Commission’s and City Council’s public hearings.