The Office of Planning (OP) is gearing up for an eventful fall, as we reach a number of critical milestones on our most important work and top priorities of 2020.
Mayor Bowser submitted her Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) update to DC Council in April and the Committee of the Whole has opened the record for feedback on the Comp Plan through December 3rd. We urge all interested individuals and stakeholders to participate in the Council’s process, which allows for feedback to be provided by writing or through a phone message, as well through virtual hearings in November. In addition to comments about the Comp Plan, it offers an opportunity for you to share with Council the importance of prioritizing passage of the Comp Plan in 2020 to ensure critical work can continue in line with our long-term vision and values. You can learn more about Comp Plan major themes and updates by following the #CompPlan2020 hashtag on Twitter or visiting the PlanDC website.
We are also quickly approaching the end of the 2020 Census. Although a recent court ruling extended the Census timeline through October, an appeal by the Census Bureau is anticipated. The deadline could change again. We urge residents not to wait any longer. Complete the census by September 30th online at 2020census.gov or by calling 1-844-330-2020.
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