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    (New Haven, CT) – The City of New Haven is seeking resident input about housing, environmental, transportation and economic concerns in order to update its Comprehensive Plan, an important planning document that will serve as a guide for New Haven’s planning goals and objectives for the next ten years.

    The City of New Haven’s Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan that provides the vision and guidance for the physical growth and development of the city over a ten year period. It is a realistic assessment of the existing condition of the city, a blue print of the city’s vision for the future, and a policy guide for achieving the city’s planning goals. It serves as a decision making guide for residents and elected and appointed local government officials in matters relating to land use, public investments, and capital improvement programs.

    “I encourage all New Haven residents to take a few minutes and share their valuable input by filling out this brief survey. The collective results will be included in the Comprehensive Plan update and will help to shape the City’s future,” said Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.

    The survey is quick and easy—it only takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey is available online in English at http://svy.mk/10xKSuN and in Spanish at http://svy.mk/19TZ0Vr . The survey will be available online for six weeks, until August 19th.

    The update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan is mandated by the state of Connecticut to happen every ten years. The Comprehensive Plan focuses primarily on the physical development of the city. More specific public policy issues such as public safety or education are partially covered by the plan but are more thoroughly addressed by other agency plans. In addition to serving as a guide for the next ten years, the Comprehensive Plan update functions as a yardstick to measure the progress made by the Comprehensive Planning goals and recommendations set in 2003, as well as other changes in the city.


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