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Phoenix Passes Prop. 100, Approving The City's General PlanPhoenix Passes Prop. 100, Approving The City's General Plan<div class="ExternalClassB5FD5D2EDC4B4816B22A1CCA5526C60E"><p>​Proposition 100, the ballot measure that seeks the ratification of the 2015 Phoenix General Plan, was passed overwhelmingly by Phoenix voters. According to the unofficial results from the Phoenix City Clerk's office, YES on Prop. 100 received 76.02 percent of the votes as of 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 27. </p><p>"The General Plan Update is a collective vision of the future of Phoenix and the city we know we can be," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor, chair of the General Plan campaign committee. "I was proud to lead the effort for its adoption and thank the Village Planning Committee members and countless residents who contributed thoughts, ideas and energy to its creation." </p><p>Pastor also credits the many hours, hard work and dedication the committee volunteers contributed to produce a plan that reflected the unique characteristics of every urban village. </p><p>The Phoenix General Plan will provide direction for future developments, conservation and infrastructure investments in the city. Planning for a more diverse and flourishing city are at the core of the updated plan, designed to further enhance the quality of life for all Phoenix residents by focusing on five core values: </p><ul><li>Connecting people and places through transit-oriented development</li><li>Strengthening the local economy by collaborating with existing partners in economic development and providing encouragement to local and small businesses</li><li>Celebrating diverse communities by ensuring safe neighborhoods and supporting arts and culture</li><li>Building a sustainable desert city by investing in "green" infrastructures, such as solar projects , and increasing canopy coverage throughout the city with trees and shade</li><li>Creating a more vibrant downtown by investing in urban spaces that invite more people to live, work and play downtown</li></ul><p>"When Phoenix residents passed Prop.100, we took a huge step toward becoming a thriving, dynamic and connected city that will attract visitors and new residents and businesses," said Councilwoman Kate Gallego, chair of the Phoenix City Council's Neighborhoods, Housing and Development Subcommittee. "Thousands were involved in the general plan's creation making it a true, collective and optimistic vision for the future of our city."</p><p>     The Planning and Development Department is ready to move forward and implement the more detailed strategies of the General Plan. The Village Planning Committee will be collaborating once again with residents, property owners and city staff to ensure a transparent and decision-making process.</p><p>     To learn more about the 2015 General Plan and how to get involved, please visit phoenix.gov/pdd/pz or follow us on facebook.com/phoenixplananddev and on Twitter @BuildingPHX. </p><p> </p></div>8/28/2015 7:30:00 PMYvette Roeder (media only) 602-501-0620Planning and Development Customer Service602-262-7811