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City Seeks Applicants to Serve on the Comprehensive Planning Update Committee

The City’s Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document that helps leaders, over the course of 15-20 years, make improvements that ensure that the City remains a desirable place to live, where property values increase, and the quality of life remains strong.  The Plan presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government.  The City’s current Comprehensive Plan can be viewed from the homepage of the City’s website at

The City’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on February 15, 2016.  At that time, City Council also made provisions for the appointment of a Comprehensive Planning Update Committee responsible for:

1) Inquiring into the progress and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan;
2) Evaluating any changes in conditions that form the basis of the Comprehensive Plan;
3) Evaluating community support for the Comprehensive Plan's goals, strategies, and actions; and 
4) Recommending changes to the Comprehensive Plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission, who in turn shall make a final recommendation to City Council. 

A provision in the Comprehensive Plan requires that City Council appoint a Comprehensive Planning Update Committee at least every four years with the first Committee appointments to be no later than July 2020.   

The Committee shall consist of seven regular members and three alternate members. Three regular members of the Committee shall be current members of the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

If you are interested in serving on this Committee, a copy of the city's Board Application Form is available on the city's web site (  From the home page, go to the City Secretary link under the "Department" banner. Alternately, you may contact the City Secretary at (713) 466-2102 with your questions.

Completed forms are to be delivered to the City Secretary at City Hall, or e-mailed to the office of the City Secretary ( no later than 5:00 PM, May 5, 2020.    Incomplete applications and applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council for consideration.

Because of the importance of this Committee, City Council has requested that prospective applicants be prepared to deliver a three to five minute presentation at a Special City Council Meeting to be held on May 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  Applicants should be prepared to present their qualifications for appointment, in addition to providing an explanation of why they desire to serve on this Committee.