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City appoints nine more to Forward 2040 committee

SALISBURY — The committee set to draft the city’s “Forward 2040” plan is nearly complete after nine appointments by the City Council Tuesday night.

The Forward 2040 plan will serve as the city’s next comprehensive plan, establishing a high-level framework for priorities and decisions over the next 20 years. Already, the planning committee has 11 members, with Sue McHugh serving as chair and DeeDee Wright serving as vice chair.

“The plan will provide long-range policy direction for land use, transportation, housing, infrastructure, environmental protection, public utilities and other areas,” the Forward 2040 Plan’s website states. “The plan will examine new data, trends, and challenges impacting our quality of life and future prospects, integrating new and emerging best practices into the City’s decision-making framework to ensure shared prosperity.”

The plan’s nine new members appointed Tuesday include:

• John Schaffer, who is retired from government and planning.

• Taylor Ellerbee, owner of Pier and Curtain Home Restoration.

• Donald Hesprich, an assistant coach of track and field at Livingstone College.

• Lilliana Spears, a local businesswoman who owns Latin Mix on Fulton Street.

• Bradford Basinger, a web developer and property manager.

• Jonathan Behrooz, a business manager and analyst.

• Rebecca Childs, a career development specialist at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and realtor.

• Randal Rhodes, a planner and architect at Shook Kelley Architects.

• Sada Stewart, executive director of Historic Salisbury Foundation.

Once committee members are appointed, there will be a five-phase process visioning, policy framework, draft plan, adoption and implementation.

For more information about the plan, email Forward2040@salisburync.gov or call (704) 638-5208.

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