2 responses to “Cutting Edge, All-Purpose Comp Plan: For you? Free (conditions apply).

  1. Megan

    Interesting that the point is made about fixing a broken implementation system. In 2009-2010, the Muncie Action Plan (MAP) was created for Muncie, IN. A high level of participant involvement generated 43 initaitives for this comprehensive plan of sorts, which were organized into 7 categories. Participants were then asked to vote to determine the top MAP’s 11 initiatives. The initiative that received the highest votes: Establish a uniform code of ethics for the Local government and leadership. Perhaps public participants recognized the point that was made here– that without changing the way that decisions are made and the priorities that drive implementation, the comprehensive planning process is not actionable (Among other leadership issues, of course).

  2. Ben Brown

    Hey, Megan: Thanks for this case-study example of the point we’re trying to make. It sounds as if the Muncie experience underlined the two big components of lessons learned in collaborative planning: One is the necessity to own up to citizen cynicism; the other is to respond to the cynicism with a commitment to responsible leadership.

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