Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Action Alert: Speak in support of Lee County's Sustainability Assessment at 3/6 BoCC meeting

The County's Sustainability Office, with input from the Community Sustainability Advisory Committee, has developed an excellent Sustainability Assessment that will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) at its Management and Planning meeting on March 5th (1:30 p.m.).  Then the next day, Tuesday March 6th at 9:30 a.m., it is on the agenda for the regular BoCC meeting for adoption.  At that meeting, public comment is allowed.  BikeWalkLee encourages you to come out and speak in support of this assessment.

The assessment provides an important roadmap for Lee County.  Its approach leverages the individual work of each department in pursuit of sustainability.  It will help to guide the many small and large policy decisions that have promise to create a more livable future.  In particular, BikeWalkLee anticipates that the assessment will help to bring a coordinated effort to transportation and land use planning in a way that saves money, enhances livability, and benefits all residents of Lee County.

The assessment defined sustainability very broadly and brought in areas that have an impact but often get excluded; such as cultural, educational, and health organizations.  This is truly the community’s sustainability assessment, not just Lee County’s – anyone can use it for guidance or to seek grants.

Kudos to the Sustainability Programs Manager Tessa LeSage and the Ensite, Inc. team that put this together. 

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