Zephyrhills — the city and its officials — are turning to the citizens for help.
The East Pasco County city — also known as the county’s largest municipality — is spending the rest of 2022 to plan through 2035. The city will take a look at its comprehensive plan and make various updates on what it intends to do to make improvements over time.
However, a significant part of the planning effort is to bring people together from all parts of the city to talk about issues and needs that should be addressed, as well as new ways to help Zephyrhills be an even better place to live, work and play.
That’s why the city set up three “Community Conversations” aimed at collecting ideas from residents, business owners, workers, and other community stakeholders for use in creating a citywide vision for 2035.
The final “Community Conversation” will be July 7 at 6 p.m., at the Zephyrhills Train Depot Museum. Townsfolk are encouraged to attend not only to learn more about the city from a statistical and analytical point of view, but also to suggest ideas of what they’d like to see from Zephyrhills in the next decade-plus.
City Planning representatives will be on hand to take suggestions, but also to explain exactly what goes into a city’s comprehensive plan.
Zephyrhills also will engage its citizens through an online hub, where they can take a survey that will help answer two central questions of comprehensive planning: “What does our community’s best future look like?” and “How will we achieve that vision of the future?”
The citywide vision will be described in words and illustrations, to paint a picture of the community’s desired future. This ‘picture’ will become the foundation for setting goals and policies for the new comprehensive plan: PlanZepyrhills 2035.
Zephyrhills Community Conversation Session 3
When: July 7, 6 p.m.
Where: Zephyrhills Train Depot Museum, 39110 South Ave.
Details: Join representatives from the City of Zephyrhills in a conversation focused on the PlanZephyrhills 2035 and to help plan for the city’s next phase.
To participate in the PlanZephyrhills 2035 Comprehensive Plan Survey, visit Plan2035.zhills.city.
Published July 06, 2022