Local governments are now required to update their Comprehensive Plans every five years (used to be every ten years). Here’s video of the new rules and a playlist of the entire meeting at which this was discussed in Valdosta on 7 February 2013.
In response to concerns about the complexity of the 2005 Local Government Planning Standards, Georgia DCA adopted new Rules for the Minimum Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning (Chapter 110-12-1). The rules were adopted on November 1, 2012 and became effective on January 1, 2013. The five workshops are held as a continued education event around the region to familiarize all local governments elected and appointed officials, government staff, the development community, citizens and any other interested party with the new rules, so that all may remain in compliance with those rules.
This session was held Thursday, February 7th at the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multipurpose room.
- February 21, 2013 —Tifton
- March 7, 2013—Douglas
- March 21, 2013—Irwin County
- April 4, 2013—Waycross
Sessions are geared toward community planners but they are open to the public.
Here’s a video playlist:
SGRC: New DCA Minimum Local Comprehensive Planning Standards
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 7 February 2013.