By Renata Cló | Arizona Republic
Scottsdale voters will start receiving ballots in the mail this week asking whether they accept the city’s plan for growth over the next 10 years.
The City Council unanimously approved the plan this summer, marking an important step in adopting a more current guide for policy decisions after voters rejected the last plan the city put forward in 2012.
The state-mandated document, known as the General Plan, serves as a blueprint for the city’s growth when it comes to aspects such as density, transportation needs, future developments and sustainability.
The last time voters approved the plan was in 2001. Since then, Scottsdale leaders’ decisions have been guided by the decades-old document.
If the plan is rejected again this year, the 2001 policy guide will remain in effect until voters approve a new one.