Albany 2030 began with a process to engage all members of the City's community, area stakeholders and regional partners in developing a vision for the City's future. Over the course of two years, the City solicited public input on existing issues and aspirations for the City's short-term and long-term future.
Albany 2030: Your City, Your Future
refers to the systems approach used to create the Comprehensive Plan, otherwise known as, Albany 2030
. Albany 2030 is the first Comprehensive Plan in the City's history and is best described as a master guidance document, outlining a framework for future community efforts, sustainable initiatives, economic development and investment, policy decisions and management within the City. Albany 2030 is a "to do" list that will be used to leverage positive and effective improvements, while complimenting current and ongoing City initiatives and (re)development efforts. (See FAQs
: "What is a Comprehensive Plan" for more information.)
In 2009, the City of Albany Common Council initiated Albany 2030 by creating the Comprehensive Plan Board, which consisted of appointed citizens, City Department heads, business owners and other stakeholders to provide direction for developing Albany 2030, and for recommending its adoption by the Common Council. Overall, Albany 2030 was developed in two multi-phased stages.
Many City residents and area stakeholders were extensively involved in this planning effort to develop a resilient, sustainable, long-term plan whose series of systems contain community-based policies and actions developed and organized in a manner that allow for implementation based upon interrelationships.