In general, a comprehensive plan is the community's vision, illustrating how we want to grow and develop, today and in the future.
The main objectives of the comprehensive plan are to establish a shared vision for the community and set priorities. Public input and involvement are vital to creating this community consensus. Community leaders should look to the comprehensive plan for direction on land use, transportation, housing, parks, trails, open space, and community economic issues, all guided by public input.
The comprehensive plan (PDF) influences policies that have a direct bearing on the quality of life in the community. Utilizing the comprehensive plan as a guide can help ensure that decisions made now are helping the community move towards its established goals.