MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — A plan with the ability to shape Memphis for years to come will finally head to a vote after delays and a failed lawsuit against it.
The Memphis 3.0 plan was developed by Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration. If passed, it will serve as a guide for the city on how to grow and improve.
It largely focuses on growing the city up, not out, by revitalizing neighborhoods and addressing community-wide issues like transportation.
After months of delays, it was unclear where the plan stood. Councilman Martavius Jones says the delays served as a positive opportunity to gather more input on the plan but no changes have currently been made to it.
One of main critiques the council has heard about the plan is that not every neighborhood is included in it.
“I don’t know if we could absolutely incorporate and get everybody’s wish list included to a plan like this but I think what we do, we try to work, try to develop a plan that’s the best for, that’s best for the most,” Jones said.
Jones says that concern will be one of the main talking points the council will have Tuesday afternoon before voting.
“There are some areas that were not incorporated to the plan and how do we address those. Just because they’re not in there, are we ignoring them? How are some of their concerns or issues going to be addressed,” Jones asked.
The city council begins its meeting Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.