Mayor Chris Beutler today announced the beginning of an intensive process to consider what our community will be like in the year 2040. The City-County Planning Department is leading a major update to the City-County Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan called "LPlan 2040."
The plan will reflect the City and County's common vision of the future. It will address how the community will grow, and where and how citizens will live, work and travel in a way that is sustainable for future generations.
"During the past few months, we have taken a hard look at the near term priorities for our community which will help us work through a very challenging budget for next year," said Mayor Beutler. "But now is also a critical time to step back and deliberate on big decisions for the longer term, for both Lincoln and Lancaster County." The Mayor also announced the formation of an advisory committee comprised of the nine members of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission and 11 other citizens to help guide the process. (see attached list). The group will work over the next year to assist in drafting a new Comprehensive Plan that will be released next summer.
The Mayor's announcement marks the beginning of an extensive public process to get input on the City and County's future plans that will last up to 18 months. The Planning Department has already begun some public outreach through a survey of the community's opinion on various planning issues. More input is sought through an on-line version of the survey which will be posted through June on the City-County website at lincoln.ne.gov.
There are many other ways for the community to get involved, including:
For more information, visit lplan2040.lincoln.ne.gov or contact the Planning Department at 441-7491.
LPlan Advisory Committee Members
|Michael Cornelius||Planning Commission|
|Dick Esseks||Planning Commission|
|Wendy Francis||Planning Commission|
|Leirion Gaylor Baird||Planning Commission|
|Bill Langdon||Commercial realty|
|Roger Larson||Planning Commission|
|Jeanelle Lust||Planning Commission|
|Jim Partington||Planning Commission|
|Lynn Sunderman||Planning Commission|
|Tommy Taylor||Planning Commission|
|Donna Woudenberg||Natural Resources|