Albany 2030 Plan Adopted!
On Monday, April 2, the City of Albany Common Council voted unanimously to adopt the Albany 2030 Plan. This momentous vote officially establishes the first comprehensive plan in the City's 400 year history. Albany 2030 will greatly improve local quality of life for generations to come. In a tremendous demonstration of collaboration, thousands of community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods came together to build consensus about their local priorities.
Albany 2030 built a framework for the City’s future based on extensive research and community input. This sustainable approach will guide local (re)development and (re)investment in a manner that meets the needs of residents, businesses and stakeholders while maintaining and elevating the City’s character, quality of life, and environmental and fiscal health.
The Albany 2030 Board transmitted the proposed Plan to the Common Council during its Caucus on Wednesday, December 14th. Read the Final Plan Executive Summary and Appendices or see the full document here.
View the Final Albany 2030 Plan Presentation
After reaching more than 500 people throughout the summer and fall through community meetings, walk-shops, drop-in information tables, stoop surveys, online surveys and more techniques, the Albany 2030 team held their final public meeting on Dec. 8th, 2011. Community members and stakeholders heard about the Albany 2030 process, the community outreach accomplished and the strategies, actions and projects recommended in the Plan.
The presentation included a look at the "Top 10 Reasons You Should Care About Albany 2030" that were featured on our Facebook, Twitter and flyer campaigns. This list can help community members start a conversation with neighbors and colleagues about Albany 2030 and how to get involved with the Plan.
The roughly 60 attendees at this final meeting were also presented with ways they can actively participate in implementing the Albany 2030 Plan. Seventy five percent of those polled at the meeting stated they would help implement Albany 2030 through more than one method. We look forward to working with these community members and other to continue our progress through 2030.
See the presentation or download it here.