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    Cyburbian Hawkeye66's avatar
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    New Member from Central Iowa

    I am the City Administrator in Eldora, Iowa (3,000). I joined because our City's Comprehensive Plan was last done in 1962 and am about to overhaul it with a planning commission. Glad to find this site.

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    Welcome from another of the Hoosier contingent. You'll find an array of resources here at Cyburbia that will be invaluable as you re-write your comp plan, and even a little place to let off some steam from time to time (trust me, it will come in handy).

    Thanks for registering and I look forward to your future posts.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hawkeye66
    I am the City Administrator in Eldora, Iowa (3,000). I joined because our City's Comprehensive Plan was last done in 1962 and am about to overhaul it with a planning commission. Glad to find this site.
    In a similar situation, I found "The Practice of Local Government Planning" by the ICMA to be a great resource for putting together a comprehensive plan update work plan, including good ideas on citizen participation, building consensus, environmental policy, etc.. Welcome! Go Clones!

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    Welcome from central Missouri.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hawkeye66
    I am the City Administrator in Eldora, Iowa (3,000). I joined because our City's Comprehensive Plan was last done in 1962 and am about to overhaul it with a planning commission. Glad to find this site.
    Hey! I interviewed for that job. After landing this new gig I am happy I didn't get that one. Do you have a Planning background? Let me know if I can help. Eldora is in Cyclone Country, I hope you can handle that.
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    Welcome from NW Ohio. Here in NW Ohio we don't have Cyclones, Hawkeyes, Big Red, Jayhawks, or any other of those characters that inhabit your region. We have Wolverines and Buckeyes .

    Good luck with your comp plan. As mentioned in another post, this is a good place to let off some steam and find the "true meaning" of life.

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    Welcome on board. Hired yourself a consultant yet?
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    Welcome, from Irving, Texas!
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