Gilbert to gather input for next 10-year General Plan update at open house


Gilbert has begun the process of updating its General Plan ahead of the 2020 election, when it will be put before voters.

The town will seek input from residents Wednesday at a open house on the plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at McQueen Park Activity Center, 510 N. Horne St. in Gilbert.

State law requires towns and cities to update their general plans every 10 years. Voters must approve the plan, which covers areas like housing, economic development, transportation, parks and open space, design and conservation.

The outreach to residents is considered phase two of the four-phase process of preparing the plan to go before voters.

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Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.
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