Following a four-year update process, Scio’s new 2018-- Comprehensive Plan will be presented for council approval and adoption on July 9, 2018. Comprehensive planning is a a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is a Comprehensive plan which dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation and housing. The Comprehensive Plan helps the City prepare and manage population and employment growth, as well as plan for and coordinate economic development. Once adopted, the Comprehensive Plan Update will be submitted to the Oregon State Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) for review and acknowledgement, the new plan will take effect replacing Scio’s first comprehensive plan that was adopted in 1980.