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WEB - NEWS - Public comment on comp. plan
The City of Prineville is working with DMC Consulting Services to assist with the development of the city's first independent comprehensive plan that will outline the community's growth for the next 20 years.
   Public input is critical in the development of this plan, as future land use decisions will be made from the plan once it is adopted, as City Planning Director Michael Cerbone pointed out.
   City land use ordinances control development within the city limits.
   Land use ordinances are guided by the comprehensive plan.
   Cerbone said a joint county-city comprehensive plan currently manages land use issues for areas within the urban growth boundary (UGB).
   The recent UGB expansion broadened the land use planning responsibilities and the city is currently required by state law to prepare and adopt a new comprehensive plan that will focus on urban issues and manage Prineville's growth for at least 20 years.
   Cerbone said City of Prineville residents are encouraged to review the draft comprehensive plan and provide comments to the planning department staff. This first draft is based on local values and will be supplemented and modified after the city staff receive public input. Therefore, public comments are needed in order to help the city finish the plan.
   Copies of the plan are available for review at Prineville City Hall, the Crook County Library, the Prineville/Crook County Chamber of Commerce, Meadow Lakes Golf Course and on-line at the City of Prineville Web site (www.cityofprineville.com). Comments can be directed in writing to Prineville Planning, 400 NE Third St., Prineville OR 97754, dropped off in person to the above address, or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Questions may be asked by contacting the planning department staff via e-mail, in person or by calling 447-8326. City staff members will facilitate several workshops in the coming months to solicit information, opinions and comments from the public. Workshops and public hearings are currently being planned for February and March.