The City is planning for the future. As part of this process, the Comprehensive Plan is updated. This plan serves as a guide for future development and redevelopment of property within the City. It's about zoning, density, growth, and where to set commercial and residential improvements.
My goal with the Comp Plan update is to ensure that density is handled in a sane manner while protecting and preserving established neighborhoods.
The process of updating a Comp Plan is tedious, involving many factors. Most important, I want to ensure that Coeur d'Alene residents have priority in the process. These are the people who live here, who pay taxes here, and who can vote here. Your home is an investment and you want to protect it. As your city councilman, so do I.
Along with the Comp Plan, CDA 2030 is updating its forward-looking vision for the community. This process is similar to a Comp Plan, and it's a necessary tool, but the visioning process is broader in scope. Alas, the City Council voted (3 to 2) merged both visioning and Comp Plan processes. I opposed this move for the following reasons:
Ideally, I'd like to see the Comp Plan update involve Coeur d'Alene residents who have a vested interest in our future. We should go neighborhood to neighborhood to gather input - as was done for previous Comp Plan updates. Residents must have priority — and they will when you vote for Dan Gookin, Seat 3, Coeur d'Alene City Council on November 5.
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