MT. VERNON, IL — The City of Mt. Vernon is hosting two more listening session this Saturday, March 12th, at 10 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Christian Church and at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. The City is still seeking public input to update their Comprehensive Plan during several community listening sessions over the next two months. The data collected in these listening sessions will enable to the City to put a plan in place that is based upon the needs straight from the mouths of those in the community.
City Manager Mary Ellen Bechtel says this planning is a roadmap for the direction the community would like to go.
The current version of the Comprehensive Plan was created in 2009 and reviewed in 2019. Many components of this plan have been completed or are ongoing projects while the direction or scope for some of the goals has changed.
City Councilman Donte Moore says the things asked for in these listening sessions creates a paper trail for the city to get future funding.
A copy of the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Mt. Vernon can be downloaded at mtvernon.com/transparency.