City of Columbia Tells Residents "Who We Are"

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COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia hosted the first of six public meetings as part of Phase 2 of the process toward creating the city's new comprehensive plan. Phase 2 of the project is called "Who We Are" and it presents information about the city's existing conditions.

The city's Community Development Coordinator Tim Teddy said he wants these meetings to be more of a conversation between the city and the public. He said he wants to give residents a chance to say if the plan is describing the city fairly.

Teddy also said low turnout at the first meeting was probably due to the cold weather and lack of notice.

The chair of the City's Planning and Zoning Commission Doug Wheeler said it's important to get residents involved in feedback now before the plan is drafted. "We have a very diverse community and we'd really like to get as broad a range of input as we can on the front end of this because it will frankly make the difference on the final document," Wheeler said.

The next public hearing will be November 14 at the Columbia College Dulany Hall Banquet Room at 6 p.m.

Residents not able to attend one of the hearings can click here and participate in Phase 2 online surveys.