2015 Comprehensive Plan Information for the City of Bainbridge Ga
What are the major sections of the Comprehensive Plan document?
State of Georgia Review and Final Adoption - After completing the draft and providing opportunity for public review and comment, the Draft Comprehensive Plan will be submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for review. Once the DCA has approved the Draft Comprehensive Plan, it can be formally adopted by each government as a Final Comprehensive Plan.
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (City of Bainbridge)
Goals and Policies (City of Bainbridge)
Economic DevelopmentEncourage development or expansion of businesses and industries that are suitable for Bainbridge and its workforce.
Policy 1: We will support programs for retention, expansion and creation of businesses that are a good fit for our communityís economy in terms of job skill requirements and linkages to existing businesses.
Policy 2: We will consider the employment needs and skill levels of our existing population in making decisions on proposed economic development projects.
Policy 3: We will encourage the development of downtown as a vibrant center of the community, even after normal business hours, in order to improve overall attractiveness and local quality of life.
Policy 4: We will continue to implement our downtown master plan.
Public Infrastructure/ProgramsIdentify and put in place the prerequisites for the type of future the community seeks to achieve.
Policy 1: Continue to identify and implement a maintenance list of problem areas with regards to street condition & areas prone to flooding.
Policy 2: Work to develop with the DOT a truck route to move truck traffic around the downtown.
Policy 3: We are committed to providing pleasant, accessible public gathering places and parks throughout the community.
Policy 4: We will work to improve/expand the recreational opportunities for seniors.
Continue the Citizenís Police Academy Program through Bainbridge Public Safety to create an atmosphere of greater understanding of how the department operates, and of the problems and challenges faced by Public Safety Officers on a daily basis.
Policy 1: Examine ways to improve and promote the Citizenís Police Academy program.
HousingProvide a housing program that helps transition residents from public housing projects to affordable homes (single family, duplexes, townhouses, etc.).
Policy 1: We will eliminate substandard or dilapidated housing in our community.
Policy 2: We will encourage housing policies, choices and patterns that move people upward on the housing ladder from dependence to independence (homeownership).
Regional CooperationCooperate with neighboring jurisdictions to address shared needs.
Policy 1: We will seek opportunities to share services and facilities with neighboring jurisdictions when mutually beneficial.
Policy 2: We will work jointly with neighboring jurisdictions on developing solutions for shared regional issues.
Needs & Opportunities (City of Bainbridge)
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