Public Review and Comment Underway for Mesa's 2050 General Plan

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~ Mesa, Arizona - The city of Mesa has released the draft of its 2050 General Plan for public review and comment. As mandated by the State of Arizona, the General Plan serves as a roadmap for the city's long-term growth, prosperity, and well-being and is updated every ten years.

From January 4 to March 4, 2024, residents of Mesa will have the opportunity to engage in the process by reviewing the updated Plan and providing their input. Public meetings will be held in each City Council district starting in late February. The confirmed dates will be posted on tomorrowsmesa.com. The city emphasizes that resident participation is crucial in ensuring that the General Plan accurately reflects the aspirations and priorities of the community.

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According to City Manager Chris Brady, "The General Plan is crucial for the City's development, and this is our opportunity to take charge of our future and establish a vision for Mesa." He further added that residents have a stake in shaping their community's future, and their feedback and ideas are essential before the Plan goes to City Council for approval.

In 2023, approximately 10,000 people provided input through three surveys and about 65 public events and presentations. A citizen advisory committee worked with City staff to analyze this community input along with information from existing plans and Mesa City Council strategic initiatives. The resulting draft includes three core values: The Land, The People, and The Economy.

If approved by Mesa City Council in mid-2024, residents will vote on the 2050 General Plan during the November election that same year. To learn more about the plan or access the draft, visit tomorrowsmesa.com.

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