City Planner Keith Markel explains, "I think if people understood how important the Comprehensive Plan was, we'd get a lot more participation. This is a planning document the city will use for the next five, ten years, twenty years down the road to design streets, water, sewer, land use, property issues, historical districts, revitalization of downtown. It covers the whole gamut."
There's still time to help shape the future of the city. Harrisonburg will hold two more public hearings on Monday, March 3 at Waterman Elementary and Thursday, March 6 at Simms School. Both meetings will be held at 7 p.m.