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A Guide to Plan Building: Section 10

Executive Summary for Section 10: Issues and Opportunities

The Issues and Opportunities Element provides background information on the community and contains a statement of overall objectives, goals, policies, and programs of the community to guide the future development and redevelopment of the community over the next 20 year planning period. Background information shall include population, household, and employment forecasts that the local government unit uses in developing its comprehensive plan and demographic trends, age distribution, education levels, income levels, and employment characteristics that exist within the local governmental unit.

A major element of the comprehensive planning process is the identification of community development goals, objectives and policies. When developing the goals, objectives, and policies under each Element of a Comprehensive Plan, communities need to think about ways to address these topics as they relate to coastal resources. Initially, a community needs to develop a vision for protection of its coastal resources. In addition to development of a vision, goals, objectives, and policies, a community can conduct other exercises to help visualize the effects of their policies. Section 10 of "A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin" discusses the process of "visioning" and enumerates ways in which communities can visualize the effects of their policies.

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