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Decatur offering three ways to weigh in on comprehensive plan update


Decatur offering three ways to weigh in on comprehensive plan update

Decatur City Hall.
Decatur City Hall.

Decatur City Hall.

Decatur is currently in the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan and there are three ways to participate this month.

In January, City Manager Peggy Merriss explained the difference between the city’s strategic and comprehensive plans.

“Basically in Georgia a Comprehensive Plan is a plan about the physical infrastructure of the city, as compared to a Strategic Plan which is like a business plan for the city,” Merriss said. “A Comprehensive Plan is a piece of a Strategic Plan, but Georgia law requires that every city has [a Comprehensive Plan].”

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The Comprehensive Plan is updated every 10 years.

There’s an online survey regarding the plan. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. To take the survey, click here.

There will also be an open-house and a “drop by” opportunity to provide input.

Here’s more information, provided by the city of Decatur:

Open House – Phase Two

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Public Works Building, Community Room, 2635 Talley Street

Focus Topics: Land use, Affordable housing, Natural and cultural resources

As an Open House session, residents can pop in, review current data, ask questions, and provide input. Everyone is encouraged to attend and be heard.  Count on 30 minutes to participate.

Drop-by Opportunity – Phase Two

Sunday, April 24 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Oakhurst Garden Earth Day Event, 435 Oakview Road

Same focus topics as above.  We’ll have data and activities from the Open House repeated here.