In early 2013, the City initiated a process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The City re-constituted the Long Range Planning Commission (LRPC) to be the working commission for the update.  The City hired Stantec, a planning consulting firm out of the twin cities to help guide the city through the update process and ultimately develop the plan.  The LRPC held 18 public meetings over a two year process before recommending the draft Comprehensive Plan Update to the City Council.  The Parks and Trails Commission held public meetings throughout nearly the same 2-year process to develop the Parks and Trails Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan.  The City’s other commissions were also involved in the update process.  The City Council approved the final version of the Comprehensive Plan on August 18, 2015.