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Introduction | What is Community COMPASS? | What is in the 2030 Plan and Implementation Framework? | How to use the 2030 Plan and Implementation Framework | What is the Community Results Accountability Framework?
Comprehensive plans are important because often when we look at just one specific part of a community—perhaps roads or sewers—we fail to look at the impacts on other aspects, such as schools and parks. Many states require communities to develop and update a comprehensive plan to help guide government decisions. In Ohio, such planning is voluntary, but just as necessary to provide a decision-making framework and achieve community goals.
Hamilton County has not produced a comprehensive plan to guide its growth since 1964. Without a broad vision for the County, priorities shift in the wind. As we enter a new century, the County and its 49 cities, villages and townships must anticipate and plan for the new trends on the horizon—how will emerging industries like bio-technology and advances in telecommunication affect our community? Where will new jobs and businesses be located? Will wealth be drained from the County as well-off retirees move to warmer climates? Where will investment of our tax dollars and other resources be most effective? Without a plan that is current and has broad support, we may never solve these problems, while allowing new problems to develop and continue.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
FROM THE MOVIE, WAG THE DOG
People seldom plan to fail, but they often fail to plan.
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