A General Plan Update Citizen Review Committee 2020 (CRC) composed of representatives from each of the General Plan relevant city boards and commissions has been formed to review the draft 2035 General Plan as an initial step prior to the document moving through a community review and public hearing process as part of Scottsdale’s ongoing compliance with state statutes.
As a result of social distancing requirements, the citizen review process will occur through a series of online discussions among the committee. Once completed, each discussion will be posted as the formal minutes of the CRC on the committee webpage, for public review, and in keeping with Open Meeting Law. This meeting format will continue for future meetings until such time that the CRC is able to meet in person under more normal public meeting practices.
The General Plan Update Citizen Review Committee (CRC) 2020 will commence its first online discussion starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 6, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. The full written online discussion will then be posted on the city’s web site for public review and compliance with Open Meeting Law.
In order to incorporate public comment in advance of this online meeting, the public will have a chance to review the agenda and comment on each agenda item via an online web form through noon Friday, April 3.
The current Scottsdale General Plan was adopted in 2001 and ratified by the voters in 2002. The plan defines the community’s goals for growth, development, character, mobility and a variety of other community aspects. Per Arizona Statute, the city is required to update and ratify the General Plan every ten years.
In June 2010, the Arizona Legislature passed House Bill 2145, extending the timeframe for cities and towns to adopt an updated or new General Plan by July 1, 2015. In March 2012, after three years of public input, the Scottsdale City Council sent an updated 2011 General Plan to the voters. However, the measure was defeated (52% to 48%), and thus, the 2001 General Plan remains in effect until the city adopts and ratifies a new General Plan.