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Citizen Participation in Plan Preparation and Future Updates

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The County encourages a high degree of public awareness of planning and development issues and participation by interested citizens in the preparation and consideration of plan policies.

Preparation of General Plan 2020 was assisted by a citizen’s advisory committee, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on all issues and related policies that were included in the update. In effect, the committee directly participated in the drafting of the goals, objectives, and policies to be submitted for consideration by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.

During all phases of policy development, local residents, businesses, property owners, and interest groups were encouraged to express their views about planning issues and policies proposed for incorporation into General Plan 2020. Members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee are identified in Section 6, Acknowledgments.