Comprehensive plans are the centerpiece of local planning efforts. A comprehensive plan articulates a series of goals, objectives, policies, actions, and standards that are intended to guide the day-to-day decisions of elected officials and local government staff – it’s the road map to the community’s vision for the next 20 years and helps guide the how the City of Monroe will grow, look, and function in the future. Planning Commissioners will work with city staff to review, provide feedback on, and make recommendations to adopt proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments.

Many cities and counties are required to enact comprehensive plans, such as Monroe, while others choose to do so voluntarily. Under the GMA and RCW36.70A, Monroe must update their Comprehensive Plan every eight years. Between now and December 2024, this update will be taking place.