The City of Flint Planning Commission and City Planning Staff will be hosting a public feedback and information session tonight for residents residing within and around the 9th Ward. During the session, planning staff will review the recently released Imagine Flint draft master plan for the City of Flint and focus on topics specifically pertaining to the 9th Ward.

The Imagine Flint draft master plan is a community roadmap that will guide Flint over the next twenty years. In August, the Flint City Council unanimously approved circulation of the draft for a 63 day public comment period. Residents can view the entire plan and submit comments online at www.imagineflint.com.

Megan Hunter, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Flint, said "this is more than a master plan, it's a community vision. To date, we've engaged 4,000 Flint residents in more than 250 community events. Having these specific ward workshops will allow us to hear from residents and for them to be able to review and discuss matters relating directly to their area of the cities.. We hope these discussions will spark new ideas and candid feedback that can really strengthen this community plan."

Tonight's 9th Ward public input session will begin at 7 p.m. and is being held at Freeman Elementary located at 4001 Ogema Avenue in Flint.

Those unable to attend tonight's meeting also have an opportunity to engage city staff and officials in-person. The Imagine Flint planning office, located on the first floor of City Hall, is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.