The City of Sugar Land is accepting applications from community members for a citizen-based advisory committee to update the City’s Land Use Plan.
The Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) will guide a project to identify policy guidance and future efforts necessary to accomplish the City’s land use goals and objectives. Work is expected to address issues such as housing types, development of activity centers and redevelopment of aging commercial areas.
The proposed process to update the plan will include various opportunities for public input to identify community preferences.
The committee, expected to have about 15 members from diverse backgrounds, will serve as a sounding board for ideas.
Tasks will include:
• reviewing public input and technical analysis;
• considering policy recommendations;
• representing the interests of the community by providing detailed input and feedback on the plan; and
• serving as champions for the project within the community.
Participation in LUAC is an opportunity to contribute to the City and guide public policy-making; however, participation will require a significant time commitment, so the City is looking for dedicated individuals for the committee.
During the approximate 18-month project, LUAC members will attend committee meetings, “Land Use Forum” educational sessions, public meetings and possibly workshops with the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. These meetings will generally be held during weekday evenings and will be scheduled in coordination with selected LUAC members after their appointment.
The City is accepting volunteer applications for the Land Use Advisory Committee through May 20. The application and a description of the process is available at www.sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan.