Master Plan Public Participation Plan
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Master Plan Public Participation Plan

 Master Plan Public Participation Process

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The awareness and involvement of interested persons in governmental processes are critical to successful regional planning and programming. When the public is engaged in the process, their feedback helps ensure projects address community needs. Likewise, the public gains a better understanding of the tradeoffs and constraints associated with planning. The Livingston County Master Plan Public Participation Plan serves as a guide for the County's public involvement process as well as the continuing, comprehensive and coordinated planning process among the stakeholders to ensure the ongoing opportunity for broad-based participation in the development and review of plans and programs.

Time Line of Master Plan Public Participation Events:
May 26, 2015
Intent to Plan letter was sent out to 20 local units of government.
Notice of Intent

June 16, 2015
The new master plan process was formally announced to the public.
July 15, 2015
A participation survey was distributed to County Planning Commissioners at the LCPC meeting. This survey asked them about how they would like to be involved, potential stakeholders, etc.
December 1, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch Series on the Livingston County Master Plan – included pictorial survey, bucket list and tweet exercises.
Master Plan Public Participation
December 15, 2015
New County Planning web page devoted to the Master Plan is complete and all Brown Bag Lunch participants are notified of website link.
January 7, 2016
A new planning education series taught by Glenn Pape and sponsored by LPI/MSU Extension and County Planning is announced. This series was designed to support the County's Master Plan process.

Master Plan Public Educational Series Seminars Webpage

February 23, 2016
Master Planning Educational Series: Session 1- Basics of Master Plan and Zoning
March 22, 2016
Master Planning Educational Series: Session 2 – Smart Growth
April 26, 2016
Master Planning Educational Series: Session 3 – Adaptive Reuse
May 4, 2016
Master Planning Educational Series: Session 4 – Placemaking
June 1, 2016 Master Planning Educational Series: Session 5 – Green Development
June 22, 2016 
Master Planning Educational Series: Session 6 – Complete Streets
July 1, 2016
Launch of Master Plan Photo contest - an email blast regarding this contest was sent to everyone on the County Planning mailing list, and a press release about the contest was sent to media. Additionally, the County Facebook page and the County Planning website began promoting the contest.
July 5, 2016 A survey was sent to each of the 20 local Planning Commissions to engage them as stakeholders in the Livingston County Master Plan process and ask them about critical planning and zoning issues in their community as well as how they view the role of the County Planning Department. 
July 6, 2018 to September 6, 2018 The Livingston County Planning Department received public comments during a 63 day review period between July 6 and September 6. Many of the suggested revisions were integrated into the master plan document including new navigation tools in the Table of Contents and improved web links.
October 17, 2018 A public hearing was held on October 17, 2018 at which time the Livingston County Planning Commission adopted the Livingston County Master Plan.