Gilbert Town Council passes 2020 General Plan on to voters

Gilbert Town Council
The Gilbert Town Council unanimously approved the 2020 General Plan and placed it on the August ballot for voters to ratify. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Gilbert Town Council unanimously approved the 2020 General Plan and placed it on the August ballot for voters to ratify. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Town Council unanimously approved the 2020 General Plan on Feb. 4 and sent it to voters for ratification in the Aug. 4 primary election.

The plan is a long-range guide for the community’s development in the next 20-plus years, a period during which town officials expect Gilbert to reach build-out. By state law, municipalities must get voter approval on such a plan at least every 10 years.


The action came without fanfare, as Mayor Jenn Daniels opened and closed the public hearing on the general plan without comment from the public or other members of council.

Daniels, however, did offer brief comment before the vote.

“We are grateful for the community contributions that have occurred thus far to get us to this point as well as the incredible staff work that has gone into this,” she said. “I'm excited to see this on the ballot in August. We have some outreach work to make sure our residents understand what we're doing and continue to have an ongoing dialogue about the direction of the community.”
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By 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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