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Process underway for Flint master plan

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(12/21/12) - It's been 50 years since Flint had a master plan - a blueprint basically for a brighter future.

Now the process is underway again.

"This is a plan that is going to lay out all of our strategies for jobs, for public safety, for education for our neighborhoods, our parks and our environment. All these strategies need to be in the same plan so they work in concert with each other. Planners call this a master plan," said Flint mayor Dayne Walling.

Megan Hunter was recently appointed Chief Planner of the City of Flint. A federal grant is helping her guide the city through the planning process.

"I was a planner in L.A. I worked for both the planning department and the re-development agency, and planning in California is actually required so I have a lot of experience," she said.

Hunter hopes to have the master plan complete by November 2013 - then begin implementation.

Right now, leaders are gathering public input that will help create the blueprint for Flint's future or "master plan".

"It's going to happen quickly in 2013. We've had hundreds of people involved and want hundreds more so we want to continue to hear from people," Mayor Walling said.

If you'd like to have your voice heard during the process click HERE

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