The most important issue in the recent election (both for new city commission members and charter amendments) was the future of our Comprehensive Plan and thus, our city.
I repeatedly pointed out the flaws in Comprehensive Plan.
Interestingly, the first City Commission meeting following the election included proposed Comprehensive Plan changes from city planning staff (recommended by the city attorneys) to many of the prohibitions and other elements of the Comprehensive Plan I previously expressed concerns about. This list is by no means complete but it is a beginning toward restating our Comprehensive Plan in ways that may encourage compatible and appropriate redevelopment. There is much more work to be done.
I copy the details below and you can read a PDF version here. It will be interesting to see which commissioners embrace these changes and promote additional changes.