Oconee County is currently in the process of creating the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan is a document designed to guide the future actions of the County. It presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government. This includes guidance on how to make decisions on public and private land development proposals, the expenditure of public funds, availability of tax policy (tax incentives), cooperative efforts and issues of pressing concern, such as farmland preservation or the rehabilitation of older neighborhoods areas. The plan will be written to provide direction for future activities over a 10- to 20-year period after plan adoption. The plans will receive a review and possible update, at least, every five years.
Oconee County has engaged Alta Planning + Design to manage the comprehensive plan process. Alta will provide ongoing project management, project meetings and stakeholder engagement, data collection and mapping, and the final Comprehensive Plan update as well as other services.
The Comprehensive Plan process relies heavily on input from the public. Please look for advertising regarding public meeting dates as well as surveys regarding the future of the County. If you would like to be put on an email list to be contacted about the dates and times of Comprehensive Plan meetings please contact the Oconee County Planning department.