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It's important that Jefferson City's Comprehensive Plan represents the community and its goals, which is why city staff plan to host community workshops in the coming months to discuss updates to the plan.

City staff plan to update the 1996 Comprehensive Plan, which helps "city leaders, developers, business owners and citizens make decisions about how the community should be maintained, strengthened and developed" over the next 20 years, City Planner 1 Ahnna Nanoski has said previously.

The city will host three community workshops starting this month, and the suggestions will guide city staff as they update the Comprehensive Plan.

The first meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 30 in the Tunnell/Wherritt Community Room at Capital Region Medical Center, 1125 Madison St.

The second meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Hawthorn Bank Community Room, 3600 Amazonas Drive.

The third meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the East Elementary School gym, 1229 E. McCarty St.

Nanoski said it's important for people to share their visions of Jefferson City, adding the Comprehensive Plan guided developments like the greenway trail.

"The Comprehensive Plan can impact our future, and people should share their voices," she said.

During a Comprehensive Plan workshop in May, the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission suggested the city improve infrastructure, code enforcement, and community and Lincoln University relations, among other items.

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