The current Comprehensive Plan has over 1,100 policies with associated goals and objectives, and is governed by over 40 principles. The message is not completely focused and is often difficult to implement. Over the years there have been amendments made to the Plan in order to address the changing needs of the County. Often, these amendments may not have been addressed in related policies that continue to exist in other sections of the Plan.
The policy consolidation phase involves the review of the existing Comprehensive Plan document, with the intention to remove extra language that does not support the intent or meaning of the Plan, as well as reorganize and add clarity to the many goals, objectives and policies in the Plan today. The end product will be a streamlined version of the County’s existing Plan, that will help focus the existing intent and meaning.