The Town of Gila Bend is in the process of updating itsGeneral Plan, known as Gila Bend 2040 General Plan. This webpage will be updated regularly to provide information on the process and ways to engage.
What is a General Plan? A general plan is an overarching policy document that helps guide a community’s growth into the future, lays out the long-term aspirations for a community, and articulates its vision. A community’s general plan guides the physical, economic, and social development decisions of community leaders, residents, and businesses over a horizon of ten years or longer.
Revisiting our vision for the future! Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 9-461.06 requires that a municipality readopt or update its general plan every ten years. Gila Bend’s current general plan was adopted by the Gila Bend Town Council on February 28, 2017. This Update offers an opportunity to revisit and update the Town’s vision as well as its goals and policies for the community's future growth. This update ensures that the Town’s general plan aligns with the community’s vision and values.
The Gila Bend 2040 General Plan update began in December 2023 and will run through November 2024. There will be multiple opportunities for community members to provide input on the plan throughout the process.