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Legacy 2030 is the comprehensive plan for Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and all of Forsyth County's towns and villages. It was adopted by each municipality at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. Each chapter was developed as part of a conversation between planners and the public between 2011 and 2012. City-County planning staff first wrote three introductory chapters that explained the comprehensive plan update process, explored the development and demographic trends of the area, and described the context of municipal planning efforts. After holding meetings to kick off the plan update and communicate these ideas, planners wrote a series of “discussion drafts,” for each chapter topic. These drafts were meant to explore problems and solicit solutions from the community. Each chapter was completed with goals, policy recommendations and actions after the public weighed in at community meetings and on the legacy2030.com website. Planners also created videos to explain topics and plan recommendations. The department held another series of public meetings with a completed draft of the plan so the public could comment and make recommendations again before the plan was updated before its public hearings with the planning board and nine elected bodies of Forsyth County.