Summary of October 24, 2019 Public Workshop

Following its Open House event held on June 29, 2019, the PlanItPompano! team hosted a Public Workshop at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center on October 24, 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to update the community on ongoing work related to the update of the comprehensive plan’s data inventory and analysis, as well as the framework of goals, objectives and policies that provide the roadmap for the future development of Pompano Beach.

The Public Workshop focused on discussion regarding three recurring topics that participants raised during the June 29, 2019 Open House. The event was conducted as a series of conversation segments, each consisting of a short background presentation by CGA, followed by facilitated small group discussions and reporting.  Participant input from the facilitated discussions was recorded on flip charts. CGA tabulated and examined this input to identify key consensus ideas to inform the update of the comprehensive plan.

Consensus ideas from PlanItPompano! Public Workshop, by topic

Click this link to access a summary of the input from the Public Workshop, by topic.

Summary of June 29, 2019 Open House

On June 29, 2019, the PlanItPompano! team held the comprehensive plan process’ first public event: an Open House that took place at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center. The “casual drop-in” format of the event allowed attendees flexibility to learn about PlanItPompano! and about various local issues in a fun, relaxed setting; share their own experiences of life, work and play in Pompano Beach; and offer their own opinions and aspirations about the City’s future.

CGA collected, tabulated and analyzed all the input received during the open house to inform the process of updating the policies of the comprehensive plan. Three major considerations were identified as having significant import to participants.  These themes provided a foundation for ensuing discussion with the community at the Public Workshop held on October 24, 2019.

Click this link to review a rough summary of all the input from the June 29, 2019 PlanItPompano! Open House.

Meet the PlanItPompano! Team

Many people are contributing to PlanIt Pompano! First and foremost, residents, through their attendance and valuable input provided at the public meetings, as well as comments and questions (keep them coming!) submitted via our online form.

We also have an enthusiastic team working on the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan Update:

The consultant team includes senior professionals from Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. who specialize in long-range planning, public outreach, climate change and resilience, and transportation, among other disciplines. It also includes facilitation and public relations support from Dickey Consulting Services.

Today, though, we particularly recognize the staff from the City’s Planning and Zoning Department who have put a lot of effort into making the planning process a success. They care a lot about the community, and they are a fun group to work with! Special kudos go to Principal Planner Jean Dolan, who manages the project on the City’s side as a counterpart for the consultant team. 

October 24th, 2019 PlanItPompano! Workshop.

You are awesome, Pompano Beach Residents!

Thanks to all who participated in the October 24th, 2019 PlanItPompano! workshop. It is inspiring to experience your interest and enthusiasm to discuss the future of Pompano Beach in such constructive ways! Our gratitude also goes to City staff who attended the workshop, and to our teammates from Dickey Consulting Services who provided facilitation and transcribing for the small group dialogues.

Stay tuned for an upcoming summary of the work input. In the meantime, please check the Documents tab on the project site to get a second look at CGA’s workshop presentation, and to review the three draft PlanItPompano! elements that have been completed. If you have questions or comments, they must be submitted using the form found under the “Provide Feedback” tab.

Updated Plan Elements

The first drafts of three of PlanItPompano!’s updated elements have been posted to our Documents page. These three elements are closely aligned with the discussion topics that will be covered at the October 24 workshop. We will also have copies available for reference during the workshop.

More documents will be posted as they are readied.

PlanItPompano! Holds Successful First Public Workshop

PlanItPompano! held its first public workshop on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center. Despite a very rainy morning, we had great attendance by motivated residents who shared their aspirations, concerns, and ideas about the future of Pompano Beach. Thanks to all of them for their enthusiasm!

Pompano Beach Makes the News, and this is Good News!

Did you know the City of Pompano Beach is often mentioned in regional and national press coverage as an example of a great community? Click here or go to the Documents tab to check out some great recent articles that highlight positive facets of Pompano Beach’s growth, community identity and quality of life.