LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County commissioners will soon be starting on their 20-year comprehensive plan.
The Department of Community Affairs requires every county maintain the plan.
The current joint plan for Leesburg, Lee County, and Smithville will expire February 2019.
With recent rule changes, Lee County leaders will draw up a 20-year plan for the county's needs and opportunities, goals and policies, land use and capital improvements.
Transportation isn't required but will be included in the plan.
Leesburg City Manager Bob Alexander said they need residents' support to improve infrastructure and downtown development.
"We want to get the citizens involved so that they can tell us what they really want in their communities," explained Alexander.
Alexander said the restoring of the historic train depot downtown is one milestone the city was able to complete in the previous comprehensive plan.
Lee County leaders will be holding a public hearing on the plan on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Kinchafoonee Room.
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