SOAR2040 is about you.  We do this because we believe in Republic.  We do this because we believe that Republic is strong enough, bold enough, and even more than enough to achieve something great.

Because we believe these things, we are institutionalizing a Comprehensive Planning Process that is specifically designed to prepare US to seize the opportunities of our future in a strategic way.

Making this a reality means doing the RIGHT THING at the RIGHT TIME for the RIGHT REASON with every decision that we make.

Doing the right thing isn't always easy and making the right decisions often requires tremendous effort, dedication, and patience.  Our challenge is to institutionalize methods and establish relationships that put us in a position to have the best possible information at the best possible time in order to make the best decision we can.

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our process

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October 22, 2020

CPC meeting reviewing survey results and SWOT 

September 16, 2020

Orientation Meeting with CPC

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August 12, 2020 

Orientation Meeting with city staff

Late September 

Community survey goes live

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November 10, 2020

CPC meeting regarding land use planning goals & objectives

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May 10, 2021

P&Z Adoption

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January 27, 2021

CPC meeting regarding future land use mapping


Our planning is not a one time event, but is instead a mindset about seizing opportunities at the right time and in the most advantageous way.

This mindset requires a STRATEGY for making important decision about capital investments in infrastructure and land use.  This strategy will institute procedures and principles that place the decision-making power in the hands of those with the knowledge and interests needed to achieve desired outcomes.

This strategy is designed to integrate the knowledge and perspectives of the various departments of the City as well as other community partners in a COHERENT way.  Sharing important information and insights among ourselves and between groups is vital to success.

We will remain HUMBLE as we pursue success, recognizing that no single department of the City, nor the City by itself, always possesses the advantage of knowledge and interest to make the best decision.

We will be UNAFRAID to challenge the status quo in our pursuit of good outcomes and we will not allow fear of the unknown to dictate our direction.

We will be CLEAR in our communication and TRANSPARENT in our methods in order to facilitate broad understanding and widespread trust.