Cape Charles Looking for Public Input on Comp Plan

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Dear Editor:
The Cape Charles Planning Commission is beginning the process of updating the comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is a document designed to guide the future actions of a community. It presents a vision for the future with longrange goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government.
When updating the comprehensive plan, participation from residents and other stakeholders is essential. As a part of this process, a public kickoff workshop will be held on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m., at the Cape Charles Civic Center. This will be the first opportunity for residents to help form the update process and give feedback to local government officials about the future of Cape Charles.
The focus of the workshop will be to discuss the comprehensive plan update process, project goals, and citizen/stakeholder expectations. Input from citizens at the kick-off workshop will be used help shape the planning process and ultimately the new comprehensive plan.
Assisting the update process is the Accomack Northampton Planning District Commission. Some of its staff members will be present at the workshop. The town manager and town planner will be in attendance, and the Northampton County District 1 Supervisor, John Coker, will be asked to attend as well. All Cape Charles Planning Commissioners and a representative of each town board will be asked to attend. If you cannot attend the workshop and want to share your ideas, please email or call Zach Ponds at planner@ capecharles.org, or by phone at 757-331-2036.

William Stramm
Cape Charles