Surveys, meetings and listening sessions will help Carrollton set goals and chart the city’s future direction as it updates its comprehensive plan.
Every municipality in Georgia is required by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to maintain and update their comprehensive plan every five years to ensure that cities achieve minimum planning standards. While strategic plans are developed for specific areas of the local government, like parks and recreation, the arts or downtown, the comprehensive plan marries these plans into a single document that will help guide the growth in Carrollton over the next 20 years. The plan guides city leaders when making decisions, helping ensure their actions follow the direction of the community’s vision.
Community participation is the backbone to a successful comprehensive plan. The planning process creates opportunities to gather input from the community to develop a vision for the future of Carrollton and a guide for achieving this vision. The city is encouraging its citizens to participate in one or more of these upcoming workshops:
Kick-off Public Hearing
Tuesday, March 14 @ 6pm
1st Floor Courtroom of Public Safety Annex
Thursday, March 16 @ 6pm
Center for the Arts
Workshop #1: Development Quality, Neighborhoods & Housing, Land Use
Thursday, April 13 @ 6pm
Workshop #2: Parks & Recreation, Beautification, Tourism & Health
Tuesday, April 18 @ 6pm
Lakeshore Park Gym
Workshop #3: Transportation, Infrastructure, Services & Safety
Thursday, April 27 @ 6pm
Fire Station #23
Steering Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 23 @ 6pm
Town Hall Meeting: Presentation of Findings
Thursday, June 15 @ 6pm
The public can also complete a survey at carrolltonga.com/comprehensiveplanning that will be included with the other responses and input gathered during this process.