Change Process

The city follows Kansas state statute when amending the Comprehensive Plan, but also includes additional steps to allow for greater community participation.

Proposed amendments may be developed from suggestions of the Governing Body, Planning Commission, staff, department directors, landowners and other governmental agencies.

The Comprehensive Plan Committee, a subcommittee of the Planning Commission, holds a series of workshops to direct and review the development of the amendments. At the conclusion of the workshops, public hearings are held before the Planning Commission and the Governing Body.

Adoption by the Governing Body via ordinance is the final step in the amendment process.