The City of Glendale hosted the first public workshop for the Glendale 2040 General Plan on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Glendale Civic Center Annex, 5750 W Glenn Drive, Glendale.
At this meeting, community members had the opportunity to learn about the general plan process and were provided with an opportunity to ask questions and provide their input into the development of the plan. The meeting included an interactive audience polling activity, where attendees were asked questions and were allowed to respond in real-time using handheld remotes to vote their answers. At the end of the polling period for each question, a graph of the responses was generated and shown on the projector screen. Attendees were also asked to provide input on the issues and opportunities that should be addressed in the update.
The Glendale 2040 General Plan update will include all of the topics (called "elements") that are covered in the current General Plan (such as Land Use, Growth Areas, Circulation, Energy and Neighborhood Preservation Elements), as well as add some new topics required by Arizona law and local needs (such as Energy and Neighborhood Preservation).
In order to develop a plan that is responsive to local needs, input from the community is essential. This workshop was the first of two on the update process. Second public workshop is planned to be held in the fall of 2015. Public hearings will also be held in the spring of 2016 when the Draft General Plan is released for public review and comment.
Click here to download a copy of the presentation that was given at the workshop, which includes the results of the audience polling questions.
Click here to download a list of the issues and opportunities that were identified through public input at the workshop.
Click here for a link to an article about the public workshop.