Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Comp plan rewrite kicks off tonight

Entire community invited to attend


By REBECCA MEANY
Express Staff Writer

Although a road map doesn't tell you where you have to go, it offers guidance on routes to a destination.

Ketchum officials are holding a town hall meeting tonight to gather input as the comprehensive plan rewrite gets under way.

"A comprehensive plan is a road map to how we develop and grow as a community," said Planning Manager Joyce Allgaier.

Tonight's meeting, she said, is "just the very beginning."

Participants will be able to log their input to multiple questions via keypad polling. Responses will be compiled and presented to the audience immediately.

The data gathered at the town hall meeting, plus information garnered from other meetings, and potentially from focus groups, will be used to compile reports for use in the comprehensive plan update.

City staff will write draft reports and present recommendations based on that information to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The P&Z will review the draft, hold public hearings and then submit a recommendation for adoption to the City Council. The council will go through the same process before adopting the plan. The entire process is expected to take between 18 months and two years.

Tonight's event is the public's first chance to weigh in on the new document.

"This is pure citizen engagement," Allgaier said. "I look forward to that engagement in trying to make this the best plan it can be."

Rebecca Meany: rmeany@mtexpress.com

When and where

"Planning Our Common Future," Ketchum's comprehensive plan update process, kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight, Oct. 26, at River Run Lodge in Ketchum. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, log on to http://ketchumidaho.org/ or call Joyce Allgaier, planning manager, at 726-7801.




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