The City of Rivergrove evaluated the need for an amendment to its Comprehensive Plan and began the process of citizen involvement in 2008. With planning assistance, a Community Survey was conducted in June 2008, followed by a series of public meetings that addressed different statewide goals and elicited comments from residents.
In 2009, a Citizen's Action Group was formed to process community input. The Group submitted a draft amendment proposal to the Planning Commission in February 2010. After DLCD reviewers comments were added, the amendment was made available to the public in July 2010, and the first public hearing was scheduled for the August meeting of the Planning Commission.