The comprehensive plan is comprised of 10 elements, or chapters. As these draft elements become available they will go before the Planning Commission to review. Since the elements are data heavy, here is a suggestion to help reading the document:
Start with the goals, objectives, and implementation strategies section of each element. All the material that precedes that section exists to support it and is often mandated by state law expressly or by implication. Once you have a good grasp of the goals, objectives, and strategies, go back and skim the data and text as you are able - especially if you don't understand why a particular strategy is needed. The goals, objectives, and implementation strategies section of the plan is truly unique to Oconee County. State law does not mandate the content in this part of the plan, so you are free to shape it to suit the unique needs of Oconee County. Because, as noted, the goals, objectives, and implementation strategies dictate to a good degree the remaining content of each element, the Planning Commission is encouraged to review those parts of the existing plan in advance of your review of each new element and let us know where changes are needed. To assist you and the team, staff completed a recent review indicating the goals, objectives and implementation strategies that have been accomplished and those that are no longer relevant.