"Community planning" is the process by which the community decides what kind of future it wants by establishing a shared vision of the future and then establishes the policies, goals and management tools (i.e., specific plans, assignments and regulations) to help reach that desired future. The emphasis is on a process and direction more than on a plan or document. The community planning process is comprehensive in scope, future oriented, highly participatory and emphasizes consensus decision making. (2007 Code § 36-3)