Local residents, community leaders and city staff from two departments are leading concurrent projects that will help plan, grow and invest in Owatonna’s future. “For the first time, the City of Owatonna is looking at how we will live, work and even relax in the foreseeable future. Our new Comprehensive Plan will guide future development and redevelopment. Our new Long Range Asset Preservation Plan will guide how we invest in City facilities to meet the community’s needs. This is ambitious; however, by planning ahead, we can use resources efficiently to meet the expectations of community members to continue providing a high quality of life for many years to come.” Said Kris Busse, City Administrator.
Community feedback and meaningful public engagement is essential to developing both plans so they accurately reflect the priorities of community members while also using tax dollars effectively and efficiently.