Murray County and the cities of Chatsworth and Eton have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan Update for 2024-2028 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities to accept comments on the “Draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for Murray County and the cities of Chatsworth and Eton,” for the period 2024-2028. This draft plan was prepared by Murray County and the cities of Chatsworth and Eton with broad public participation, and with guidance from a Steering Committee of public and private sector individuals. After the public hearing and receipt of public comment, the draft plan will be submitted for review by the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Plan approval by October 31, 2023 is required to maintain Qualified Local Government (QLG) status for each local government per the Georgia Planning Act of 1989, allowing continued eligibility for State loans, grants, and permits for another five years. The public hearing on the draft plan will be held at the Murray County Annex Building, Hearing Room, 121 North 4th Avenue, Chatsworth, Georgia, 30705 at 9:15 AM on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. A copy of the draft plan will be available for review on the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission website, nwgrc.org.