Municipal planning should define a broad vision for the city - progressive and modern, with a unique charm and character designed for people. It must also establish a broad planning framework and provide policy guidance on a variety of land-use and development-related issues anticipated in the years to come. The new Municipal Plan is the cumulative result of thousands of hours of staff time, hundreds of hours of effort by a Steering Committee, and the presentations, discussions and e-mails received from residents, the business community and interest groups during public meetings.