Joint City/County Work Session

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Meeting Date: 10/17/2022  
From: Sara Dechter, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager
Department: Community Development  

Update on the Flagstaff Regional Plan Process
Discussion only.
The Flagstaff Regional Plan Update is in Phase 2 of its Public Participation Plan (What's Possible?/What's the Vision?).  Visioning Workshops are underway through November 14th and a contract for scenario planning has been placed on the October 18th City Council meeting agenda for approval.
The Flagstaff Regional Plan is a policy guide, serving as the general plan for the City of Flagstaff and an amendment to the Coconino County Comprehensive Plan. As mandated by state law, the plan covers a range of topics with information on current conditions and our vision for the future as it relates to the topic at hand. In addition, the plan outlines carefully developed goals and policies to realize the future vision.

So far, the Flagstaff Regional Plan team has:
  • Produced 21 webinars and 12 background documents called Regional Snapshots
  • Conducted a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats assessment with over 20 boards, commissions, and partners
  • Attended 12 community events for outreach and project education, such as the FUSD STEAM Day, Concerts in the Park, and the Coconino County Fair
  • Conducted art-based outreach with community-based organizations and schools such as Northland Family Health Care and we are coordinating to continue this outreach in more organizations through Spring 2023.
  • 15 meetings with community organizations and partners scheduled at their board or staff preferences.
  • Sent over 40,000 postcards to City and County residents announcing visioning workshops and the availability of the online visioning survey/
  • Grown the email list for the project to 312 recipients
The next major tasks for the project are to begin scenario planning with the assistance of the selected consultant and to expand outreach to include technical experts and community-based organizations that will assist in reaching populations that we have not heard from yet. In the summer of 2023, the project will also need to put in place an advisory committee to review draft policies and material that will be incorporated into the plan.  

SWOT Analysis
SWOT Comments from Commissions that elected not to score for Importance


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