The Detroit Charter and City Government
ARTICLE 8. PLANNING AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 1. PLANNING PROCEDURE
Annotations By: Jacqueline Bejma
Sec. 8-101. Comprehensive Plan
The mayor will propose a master plan of policies for the social, economic and physical development, transportation and conservation of the city, with approval of city council
The Mayor shall propose and the City Council shall approve, with the modifications it deems necessary, a Master Plan of policies for the social, economic and physical development and conservation of the city, and the full range of transportation, access and mobility options (“Plan” or “Master Plan”).
Sec. 8-102. Periodic Review
Once a master plan is approved, the mayor will propose annual amendments
Any amendments will be considered and approved by city council
After approval of the Plan, the Mayor shall annually propose any amendments necessary to keep the Plan current and the City Council shall consider the Mayor’s proposed amendments and make the modifications in the Plan that it deems necessary.
Sec. 8-103. Council Procedure
City council will complete its approval of the master plan by December 1 each year
Before approval of a plan or amendments, interested persons and groups will be given notice and an opportunity to be heard by city council, the city planning commission of any committee of city council
The City Council shall conclude its action on the Plan annually by December 1. Interested persons and groups shall be given notice and an opportunity to be heard by either the City Council, the City Planning Commission, or other committee of the City Council, before approval of the Plan or any amendments to the Plan.
Sec. 8-104. Purpose of the Plan
The master plan is a set of guidelines to assist the mayor and others in proposing, evaluating and implementing proposals for the total development of the city and its residents
The Master Plan shall be a set of guidelines to assist the Mayor and others in proposing, and the City Council in evaluating and implementing, specific proposals for the total development of the City and its residents.