On Wednesday, March 9th, the City of Phoenix Planning Commission is holding a regularly scheduled public hearing. This meeting will be of interest to DVC readers as the first substantive item on the agenda is “Presentation, discussion and possible recommendation on the General Plan Update- Public Hearing Draft.”
The general plan contains the city’s policies on character and design, land use, open spaces, the environment, economics, community services, neighborhood vitality, transportation and growth issues.
The Arizona Legislature has amended the general plan update requirements so that updates for municipalities do not have to be taken to the voters until 2015. However,the City of Phoenix is pushing to fast-track our general plan and wants to send it to voters during the municipal election on August 30, 2011.
Whether you support or oppose the contents of the General Plan, or the fast tracking of its passage, your voice is important. please come at let the Planning Commission know how you feel.
When: P.C. hearing on 3/9/11 at 6:00 pm
Where: City Council Chambers at 200 W. Jefferson. This is the round building behind the old City Hall
Parking: Surface parking or parking in the garage on 4th Ave. Turn south off of Washington Street and then take first left into garage.
You should try to get to the Council Chambers close to 5:30 pm to check in and fill out a yellow speaker’s card if you wish to speak or make your position known.
The General Plan Update is the FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, SO IT WON’T BE A LATE NIGHT.
For further information, please call Alan Stephenson at 602-262-4870.
For reasonable accommodations, call Nici Davidson at Voice (602) 495-0256 or the City TTY Relay (602) 534-5500 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.
For more information on the General Plan and the Update process click HERE. A draft of the plan is available in English and Spanish.