Palm Coast Holds First of Many Interactive Meetings Regarding New Comprehensive Plan

City Outreach Meeting

Wednesday, October 11th, from 4pm until 7pm, the City of Palm Coast held their first of many interactive community outreach meetings regarding the future of Palm Coast as a city.

City Outreach Meeting
City Outreach Meeting

The community meeting included a presentation that informed the public of the purpose of these meetings, what a comprehensive plan is and how it is used, as well as a list of the future opportunities for residents to make their voices heard. There will be eight different events between now and March of 2024.

Many residents were in attendance to hear the presentation as well as participate in the interactive workstations spread out around the room. Both Mayor Alfin and Councilperson Heighter were in attendance for the event. Also in attendance for the interactive event were Mayoral candidates Mike Norris and Peter Johnson.

This process of gathering public interaction for the 2035 Comprehensive plan will be a 14-16 month process with open houses (come and go as you please), focus groups, workshops, roadshows, and pop-up outreaches.

The City has also prepared and taken into consideration those who cannot make it to the events in person. There will be online access for those who are unable to attend in person meetings. Online engagement will include a project website, dashboards, social media, interactive meetings, surveys and apps.

Staff also noted that they will be reaching out to Flagler Schools to obtain input from our youth in Palm Coast as well.

The workstations included information about the comprehensive plan as well as allowing for residents to pinpoint their neighborhoods where they live, work and play.

Interactive Work Station 1
Interactive Work Station 1

A board for residents to vote on the three biggest issues they feel the City needs to work on, which included not just the vote but a note explaining that vote.

Interactive workstation 2
Interactive workstation 2

Residents could also tell their story, how they came to Palm Coast, what they like about it and what keeps them here.There were also interactive boards that allowed you to discuss what your ideal neighborhoods would look like, what the city can do to improve your neighborhoods and what you currently like about your neighborhoods.

Interactive workstations 3 and 4
Interactive workstations 3 and 4

The last board allowed for residents to leave some of their ideas they would like to see implemented in the future for the City of Palm Coast.

 

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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