Beginning what could be a nearly two-year planning process, the Simi Valley City Council has decided to conduct a citywide survey to find out residents' hopes for the city's future.
The survey and a two-day workshop will be the first steps in drawing up a plan called Simi Valley Vision 2020. The plan will be a blueprint for the city's next 25 years, said Mayor Greg Stratton.
"The idea is to cover the whole gamut of issues," Stratton said. "We first want to get a sense of what the community wants and get people involved."
The city plans to hire an outside consultant who will first draw up a survey for residents and then help conduct the two-day workshop.