Background The comprehensive plan is a strategic document that guides city policymaking. On average, the city prepares a new comprehensive plan every five years. The 2009 Comprehensive Plan Update was adopted by City Council on June 7, 2010 by Ordinance No. 2010-23.
Project Overview This update recognizes major events affecting policy decisions over the past five years and attempts to anticipate paradigm shifts that have the potential to significantly impact the economic, physical, and social landscape of the city in the next five years.
2009 Comprehensive Plan Update The most significant new component of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan is the addition of a Sustainability Plan (Chapter II). This chapter delves into three primary elements: energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, and economic growth that respond to the economic and environmental challenges facing governments everywhere. The rest of the document is organized as in the previous, 2003 Aurora Comprehensive Plan:
Chapter. I. Plan Background
Chapter III. Some ABC’s – Aurora Basic Compendium
Chapter IV. Understanding the Context of our Future Choices
The 23 themes and strategic areas that make up the greater part of the plan in Chapters IV and Chapter V discuss specific themes, issues and areas of the city and form the framework for much of the discussion in the plan.
Copies of the plan in CD format are available through the Planning Department.
If you have any questions about the plan, please contact Jay Pierce, Principal Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about Chapter II. Sustainability, can be directed to Karen Hancock, Environmental Programs Supervisor, at email@example.com