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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a general plan?
Every county in Utah must have a General Plan (UCA 10-9a-401). A general plan is the local government’s long-term roadmap for future development. It represents the community’s vision for its future and expresses the community’s goals on a variety of topics. The general plan contains the goals and policies upon which the city will base its land use and other decisions. It will address the issues facing the city for the next 10 to 20 years.
Why is Hildale updating its plan now?
Hildale adopted its current general plan in 2016. Since that time, the area has grown, new trends have emerged, and the State Legislature has passed many new requirements for general plans. These changes require an update of the existing general plan and an exploration of the future vision of Hildale City. The updated general plan will look ahead to not only bring policies and programs up-to-date, but also position the city for the future.
What issues are included in a general plan?
A general plan is designed to be comprehensive. Utah state statute mandates that city plans address issues of land use, transportation, housing, and the county’s public land resources (a resource management plan). They also allow for cities to choose other topics of importance, which emerge from the public process.
Is Colorado City included in this plan?
Each city is required to develop their own plan. The existing area plans will be referenced and incorporated as part of this process. Coordination with neighboring cities is an important aspect of this process. Residents living outside the city are encouraged to be involved in this initiative.
Why should I get involved?
The general plan process provides all residents and businesses the chance to help guide the future of their community, the place where they live and work. A successful general plan will reflect the community’s vision and priorities. Public input is critical to this effort.