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Master Plan of Policies


The Master Plan of Policies is organized into 17 elements. The goals and policies are intentionally general so as to provide the basis for developing implementation steps and strategies in coordination with various city agencies and community organizations.

The geographic organization of the Master Plan of Policies is based on the ten clusters established as part of the 1997 Community Reinvestment Strategy. Within the ten clusters, smaller geographic neighborhoods are identified based on the sub-sectors of the 1992 Master Plan of Policies. To a large extent, neighborhood boundaries recognize established community boundaries and service areas of various community organizations. Goals and policies are outlined for each of the neighborhood areas within the ten clusters. The goals and policies outlined for each neighborhood area are organized by the 17 elements of the citywide policies. The goals and policies are intentionally general so as to provide the basis for developing implementation steps and strategies in coordination with various city agencies and community organizations.

As per City Charter (Sec 8-101) the Master Plan of Policies was submitted to the City Planning Commission and City Council in October of 2004. City Planning Commission review and adoption are required by the State’s Municipal Planning Act (PA 285). In November and December of 2005, the City Planning Commission held community meetings to provide the community with another opportunity for review and consideration. The Plan was revised by CPC based on the community input. In November of 2008, as per the State’s Municipal Planning Act, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing. After further revision, the City Planning Commission approved the Plan and forwarded it to City Council for further review (as per City Charter). In April of 2009 the City Council held a public hearing. After further revision, the Plan was adopted by City Council in July of 2009.

PROJECT LEAD: John Baran

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