The Advocate: Group thinks Newark vision plan didn't account for whole city

NEWARK - Newark stakeholders have worked to create a 10-year vision plan for the city, but some people feel the general public was not included in enough of the process.

Lesha Farias, from the Newark Think Tank on poverty, is concerned only a small group of business owners, city officials, and other major stakeholders made the plan.

"It's not the community's plan," she said. "It's the people that they wanted to make the plan making the plan."

At a meeting Thursday at the Newark Development Partners' office on Union Street, Aaron Domini from the Columbus community planning firm OHM Advisors, explained the results of the plan, which was commissioned by NDP and paid for by private contributors. Farias and a handful of other people from the think tank attended the meeting Thursday to voice their concerns.

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