The General Plan is the primary tool for guiding the future of the town in its efforts to enhance a livable and sustainable built environment that is sensitive to issues which impact the people who live, learn, work and play in Paradise Valley.
On a daily basis the town is faced with tough choices about resort development and operation, SUP applications and development, housing, transportation, neighborhood improvement, and service delivery.
The General Plan provides a guide for making these choices by describing long-term goals and objectives for the town's future as well as policies to guide day-to-day decisions.
Arizona Revised Statutes Growing Smarter and Growing Smarter Plus require towns and cities to update their General Plan every ten years. After holding 58 public meetings and conducting extensive public outreach efforts throughout 2011, the Council adopted the 2012 General Plan and submitted it to the voters for ratification. On March 13, 2012, Paradise Valley voters approved the General Plan with 80% of the vote.