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March 14
​Help Wanted: Residents Asked to Weigh in on Top Issues

Results of first PLANWake survey now available

Housing choices. Green space. Job creation. These are just some of the topics Wake County is asking residents to weigh in on as the county works to develop its comprehensive plan—a process known as PLANWake.

“This is about the future of Wake County,” said Wake County Planning Director Tim Maloney. “For a comprehensive plan to be successful, it must have public input. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard on some of the top issues facing our community.”

The county is now in the second phase of PLANWake. The first, which included an online survey and participation at community events, generated 93,000 ideas and comments from nearly 3,700 residents. The overarching theme? Wake County needs to make significant changes to accommodate the growth that will result from the 250,000 new residents expected over the next decade. Learn more about what residents said in the Reflect on Wake Report.

In phase two, residents are asked to take a deeper dive and share their thoughts on growth, public services, employment, health, quality of life and open space. Quick, three-question surveys are available on each topic—people can participate in as many surveys as they like. Check out the surveys at planwake.org. You can also view an events calendar with information about where and when the planning team will be available to talk one-on-one about the project.

When complete, the comprehensive plan will include high-level policies that help guide actions and decision-making addressing critical issues that impact residents’ daily lives. Public hearings and plan adoption are expected to take place in winter of 2020.

Learn more at planwake.org or contact Tim Gardiner at tim.gardiner@wakegov.com.

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