Monday, March 09, 2009
Comprehensive Plan Needs Change Now - Not Later
Yet, to deviate from the plan like they apparently suggest, would require a 'no' vote on an annexation request at some point down the line - to which I recall THEY NEVER DID (or extremely rare) IN THE PAST. Once the plan gets rubber stamped, the administration rehearses the recommendation, "request to annex the parcel is consistent with the comprehensive growth plan" phrase. The plan then not only becomes the reason to grant annexation, but it also becomes the excuse to.
Also, to change the document in midstream would not only disenfranchise most of the parties involved, the plan could lose all credibility and no longer be relied upon as an official guideline.
Endorsing this plan now, eight months before it is due, and then thinking about it later would be a disservice to all those who contributed to its contents.