In January 2010, Albany 2030 launched its public engagement process by holding Community Forums in three locations around the City. These forums included an introduction to the Albany 2030 process, and small group discussions on three topics: Albany's current strengths, Albany's current challenges, and participants' visions for the future of Albany in 2030.
Use the links below to get more information on Albany 2030 events that have already past, including an overview of each event, copies of Powerpoint presentations (if available), photos, video clips, and results of any public input.
Community Forum 1: Albany 2030 Kickoff Forums
The first round of Community Forums were held January 28th, 29th, and 30th in three locations around the City. This first set of Forums was designed to gather input on what participants think Albany's strengths and challenges are, and to hear their vision for the future of the City.
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Welcome to the Albany2030 website. As Mayor of this great city, I'm proud of our rich history and diverse neighborhoods, and I am excited to participate in the development of Albany's first comprehensive plan, which will help determine what lies ahead for our Capital City.
We hope you'll take Albany 2030: Your City, Your Future as an opportunity to host an Albany 2030 House Party to gather your friends and neighbors together to discuss Albany's challenges, opportunities, and to talk about your vision for the future. This is a great chance for you to get to know your neighbors, talk about your opinions of the City (where it is now and where it will be), and have fun!
There are a few basic steps to hosting a House Party:
Please continue to tell us your vision of the future of Albany! This survey asks what you would like to be the same about Albany in 2030, and what you would like to be different. Please take the time to give us some of your thoughts and ideas. Click here to take the survey.
The Albany 2030 Team is made up of the City of Albany Department of Development and Planning staff, assisted by a group of consultants led by Wallace, Roberts, and Todd (WRT). Each consultant is focusing on particular topics or processes within the plan and all firms have extensive prior experience in creating Comprehensive Plans across the country. Please explore the details on each consultant and their role, and visit each firm's website for more information.
The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan Board (CPB) is to provide guidance and the foundation for the development of the first Comprehensive Plan for the City of Albany, as well as to make recommendations to the Common Council regarding adopting the plan. The Board consists of 25 members who were appointed by the Common Council.
Specifically, the CPB:
Developed and reviewed the Request for Proposals;
Will facilitate the framework for the Comprehensive Plan;
A summary of the public process for Albany 2030 is below. For more information, you can also visit the Past Events page. You can still join the over 150 followers on Twitter (@albany2030), or like Albany 2030 on Facebook!