The Comprehensive Plan update will result in a new Comprehensive Plan that will guide the county out to 2040. The revised plan will address Cobb’s vision, policies and goals based on the existing plan and community involvement. A new community work program will be established with short and long term implementation items. Cobb County Community Development will be the lead agency for carrying out a successful 2040 Comprehensive Plan update by working with numerous public, private, and nonprofit partners. Community Development staff will facilitate a wide variety of community involvement opportunities including Steering Committee meetings, informative and interactive public meetings, workshops, surveys, interviews, social media and online feedback.
Starting early in the process and continuing throughout the development of the plan will be a series of Steering Committee meetings. The Steering Committee meetings will include comprehensive plan education, exercises designed to gather input, a review of presentation materials for upcoming community meetings as well as discussions regarding feedback from prior community meetings. A critical part of the comprehensive plan development will be the involvement of the general public. Community involvement will be the foundation of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The planning team will host approximately nine (9) meetings throughout the county in effort to interact with the community and to solicit thoughts, ideas, public support and trust. The participation techniques will revolve around public interaction, public education, public input.