Lee County Comprehensive Plan
Lee County and the Cities of Leesburg and Smithville are preparing a new Comprehensive Plan to guide their region through the next 20 years. The following is a brief description of the plan and the process that will be undertaken to complete it.
What is a Comprehensive Plan? A Comprehensive Plan:
**All meetings will be held at the T. Page Tharp Building, 102 Starksville Avenue N. in Leesburg
August 8th 2017 @ 6 pm
Public Input Meeting 1:
Topic - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) - August 10th 2017 @ 6 pm
Public Input Meeting 2:
Topic - Goals and Policies - August 31st 2017 @ 6 pm
Public forums and community meetings are planned (please keep checking for the dates and times for these meetings). The first public hearings are designed to brief the community on the process to be used to develop the plan, opportunities for public participation in development of the plan, and to obtain input on the proposed planning process.
The first public workshops will be to discuss/develop a list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and community goals/policies. An important product of this task is the community goals/policies that identifies the goals that the community seeks to achieve and the supporting policies for each.
What is involved in preparing a Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will be overseeing the Comprehensive planning process
- Public outreach and meetings
- Data collection and analysis that will ultimately be rolled into the Comprehensive Plan document
- Preparation of the chapters of the plan (sometimes called plan elements)
- New implementation plan.
What are the major sections of the Comprehensive Plan document
Required elements for each government:
- Community goals
- Needs & Opportunities
- Community Work Program (implementation plan)
- Land Use Element (required for communities that have zoning)
- Capital Improvement Element