In 2004, city staff, elected representatives, and local citizens from a variety of committees came together to create a 20-year vision for the City of Ashland, called the City of Ashland Comprehensive Plan, 2004 to 2024: The Making of an Exceptional City. These committees included a Steering Committee as well as nine subcommittees for each chapter of the plan, comprising of over 100 individuals.
This plan is a vision of what our City wants to be. It is a guide to help the City preserve what it values, enhance what it feels should be improved, and create what it feels is missing. Here in the Planning and Development Department, we strive to encourage the implementation of this plan.