Thanks to everyone who showed up to tonight’s meeting! I heard Allen, Tanya and Meghan hit it out of the park. Thanks also to Christopher for running a great meeting in my absence.
The Public Review Draft of the Fairview Neighborhood Plan has been released today and we have begun the comment period. You can find it at this link.
The public comment period is now open. For your comments to be in the packet for deliberation at November’s meeting, we will need you comments submit by November 7.
You can comment on the plan in the following ways:
- leave a on this website (fairviewcommunity.org)
- email a comment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- written comments may be delivered to
Fairview Community Council, C/O Fairview Recreation Center
1121 E. 10th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
The more specific your comments are, the more helpful they will be in getting through the rest of the process.
At November 14th’s Council meeting, we will deliberate, amend and (hopefully) approve the plan for submittal to the Municipality. At the meeting, the resolution of support introduced at tonight’s meeting will be brought to the floor. This will be the opportunity to move amendments to the motion, which will lead to changes in the plan we submit. Once all amendments are voted on, we will vote on the resolution of support, and if approved we will submit the plan to the Municipality for formal review.
The Long Range Planning Department, other state and municipal departments, and the Planning and Zoning Commission will review the plan for compliance with their needs and will make recommendations to the assembly. During this process they will also accept comment on the plan, and we will need your support by commenting on the plan and showing up at hearings when the plan is deliberated.
Then the plan goes to the Assembly. Again, public comment (both written and in-person) are very important to getting the plan approved. The Assembly will have the chance to amend it, and then approve it.
At that point, the plan becomes the template for changes to code that happen in our neighborhood moving forward. It becomes the document that shapes our vision of what we want our neighborhood to become.
This is a really big deal, and I can’t thank enough everyone involved for years and years to make it happen. Especially Allen Kemplen, the Executive Board, residents, neighbors and businesses that have been involved since the beginning, the Long Range Planning Division, and especially Agnew::Beck for doing some very heavy lifting in a really short amount of time.
Now the fun begins!
See you next month, and I look forward to seeing your comments.