Plans are created to ensure city-wide goals and strategies are obtained in alignment with future needs and forecasted expenditures. Plans create partnerships with surrounding cities, counties, regional bodies, and state agencies in an effort to achieve a practical list of actions suitable to standards that must be followed. Plans enable civic leaders, businesses, and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich the quality of life.

The City of Stafford has conducted several planning efforts with the public's input to communicate the City’s vision to all who live, work and play here.

The following plans have been created by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and reference the City of Stafford.