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PLACE Design Committee Seeks Community's Input for Comprehensive Plan

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The PLACE Design Committee is seeking public input on the city's comprehensive plan. The PLACE Design Committee is seeking public input on the city's comprehensive plan.
Wes Bellamy and Nikuyah Walker were out getting people to take the survey. Wes Bellamy and Nikuyah Walker were out getting people to take the survey.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

After more than a year of planning, the 2018 Comprehensive Plan for Charlottesville is still not finalized, and the PLACE Design Committee is asking the community for help.

The committee met on Thursday to discuss the community engagement chapter of the comprehensive plan. The purpose is to improve participation, especially by underrepresented members of the community.

In the meeting, the PLACE Design Committee presented a draft plan of community involvement to suggest possible improvements. Many communities, particularly low-income and minority groups, do not have representation that reflects the values of the entire community.

City Councilman Wes Bellamy and city mayor Nikuyah Walker hit the streets on Sunday to get people to take the survey and let the community know they care about the issues.

“Mayor Walker and I decided to go out into different communities and have people fill out the survey and also encourage them to fill it out online just o have more interaction in the community for community engagement purposes but to also let people know that we truly care and we’re here to be there with them,” Bellamy said.

The results of the survey will be available within the next two weeks to be reviewed on the topics the public is most concerned about.

The plan is expected to go before City Council for a vote in early December.