Posted By Steven A. Gardner on 9/13/2008 at 4:54 PM

There seems to be no definitive answer to this burning question. I looked up the word plan in two different on-line dictionaries. One said it was a representation of a view from above with a root in latin that had something to do with a plane or flat surface, then another one said it was a course of future action. What I totally forgot about last night was that Street Improvement Plans around here contain two elements: Plan & Profile, we call them. The term "Plan" in that case doesn't mean to distinguish one as a future course of action and the other one not, it clearly means that the "Plan" view is the horizontal view from above, and the "Profile" view is vertical or the view from the side.