A Comprehensive Plan is the County's guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the County, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the County reach its preferred future goals.

Required Elements

The Comprehensive Plan addresses land development, capital projects, and many other governmental decisions that might impact the future health of the County through nine required elements: 

  • Population
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Natural Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Land Use
  • Transportation
  • Priority Investments