City of Somerville

What is the SomerVision 2040 Update?

In 2009, our community started a three-year process of discussions and big ideas that culminated in SomerVision 2030, the City’s comprehensive plan for 2010-2030. The document captured our best thinking and our most important goals and has been a crucial guide for City and community work since then.
As we approach 10 years into the plan’s scope, it’s the right time to revisit SomerVision. We are analyzing our progress since 2010, extending the plan’s vision to 2040, and undertaking a community-focused effort to update the plan based on what has changed in the community. We also want to ensure a diversity of viewpoints by providing multiple avenues for participation. Whether you are time constrained and can only quickly weigh in, wish to engage more deeply through debates about specific policies, or prefer different formats than public meetings, we hope you will join us in shaping the future of our wonderful community. Visit our Participate page to learn how you can get involved and sign up for our Mailing List to stay in the loop! If you have any questions about this process you can contact us at
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