Meeting Recap – August 11 Joint Workshop
A Joint Workshop for the Anna 2050 process was held on August 11, 2020. Invited participants included all members of the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Parks Board, Economic Development Corporation/Community Development Corporation (EDC/CDC) Boards of Directors, and the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Task Force (CPATF). For this meeting, two formats were used. First, a live workshop session at Sue Evelyn Elementary School was conducted in person with all members of the boards, while concurrently a virtual session was conducted via the online video conferencing software Zoom. In both meetings, participants focused on providing input and feedback on the draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles of the Comprehensive Plan. Following that exercise, participants were broken into small groups and analyzed their respective portions of the city to provide a basis for the land use and development scenarios and patterns for Anna in 2050. After the workshop, an online survey gave participants an additional opportunity to provide feedback on the topics discussed and ideas generated by the workshop teams. The survey was available to invited participants from August 19 through August 30, 2020.