Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Murrieta went through the last General Plan Review. It was my great good fortune to Chair the review committee that time around. Three of our committee members, Rick Gibbs, Randon Lane and Gary Thomasian, now sit on the City Council while I sit here and blog about it. I think I got the best end of that deal.
The General Plan, initially adopted in 1994, is the document that shapes public and private development within the community. It is reflective of the communities vision of ourselves and, as Rick Gibbs says – ‘who we want to be when we grow up.’ The General Plan is updated every five years to reflect changes to the city, to evaluate:
- Murrieta’s Vision
- Land Use
- Economic Development
- Ar Quality
- Recreation & Open Space
- Healthy Community
This time around economic development is going to be a primary focus to form the basis for policy issues that will create and expand Murrieta’s future economic prosperity.
ALL citizens should be involved in this process as it affects city policy for the next decade. If you don’t stand up now you give up the right to bitch about it later. The City will be hosting a number of community workshops to solicit your vision, your experiences and your desires for this city. The first one will be held this evening at 6:30 at Murrieta Mesa High School. There will also be one Saturday morning at 9.
I encourage you to stay informed, stay involved – be a part of our community. For more information visit www.MurrietaPlan.info.