The El Dorado City Commission received an update on the comprehensive plan at their meeting Oct. 20.

“It is going in full gear now,” said Matt Rehder, planning and zoning coordinator. “The steering committee has met two times.”


The El Dorado City Commission received an update on the comprehensive plan at their meeting Oct. 20.

“It is going in full gear now,” said Matt Rehder, planning and zoning coordinator. “The steering committee has met two times.”

The next steering committee meeting will be at 2 p.m. the first Friday in November in the commission room. They will meet again the first Friday of December.

“If everything goes correctly we will finish the steering committee meetings  in December, but if we need we will have one in January,” Rehder said.

They also are setting up subcommittees, which will be meeting.

“They will start meeting hopefully before the meeting in November and if not, we will use the time at that meeting to schedule the first subcommittee meeting and will meet on-call through the rest of the process,” he said.

The committee’s next step will be to complete a vision statement.

In addition, they have a community survey online, with a link to it through the city’s Web site at www.eldoks.com.

“The work of the steering committee will be on display at an open house in this room and open to the public,” Rehder said.

That has not been scheduled yet, but will provide an opportunity for the public to provide input on the plan. In addition, Rehder said anyone with suggestions or ideas can also contact him at the city.

Then in early 2009, interviews with city department heads are set to begin. These will take a zoning and subdivision regulations.

Next, the proposed plan will be submitted to the Planning Commission for their input and a public hearing.

“We tentatively plan to complete it in 2010 with the final adoption by the city commission,” Rehder said.

Herb Llewellyn, city manager, encouraged the public to get involved.

“This document is not representative of our community if our community is not engaged,” he said.

“This plan is going to talk about if we grow or if we don’t grow and how we grow. It’s going to get into all aspects of our lives.”