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Survey asks residents about master plan

Staff Reports

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When the Douglas County Master Plan was approved in 1996, most Douglas County residents were still on dial-up.

Today the county’s latest master plan update has a hash tag on Twitter.

The Douglas County Master Plan was approved after a half-dozen years of public meetings and outreach that visited every community outside of Lake Tahoe.

County officials are hoping that an online survey will make some of that process easier.

As part of the 20-year update of the plan, the county is conducting an online survey.

During 2016, the Douglas County Community Development Department will be working with residents, businesses, property owners and community organizations to prepare the five-year update to the county’s master plan.

“There will be many opportunities for public input throughout the update process,” spokeswoman Melissa Blosser said.

The first of a series of public workshops on the plan is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Additional workshops will be 3-5 p.m. June 22 at Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center, 4-6 p.m. June 23 at the Genoa Town Hall and 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 30 at Piñon Hills Elementary School.

“The Douglas County Master Plan provides guidance on the location of different types of development in order to protect public health, safety and welfare,” Blosser said. “The master plan includes 11 different elements such as land use, housing, and transportation, as well as a five-year action plan to address specific development and quality of life issues within the county.“

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