BikeWalkLee has been participating in this year-long process of updating the Lee Plan to ensure that the complete streets/sustainability focus in the EAR is carried through in the actual Comp Plan amendments.
The next two elements were presented to the LPA on Monday, July 30th at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers in downtown Fort Myers:
1. Community Facilities--This section is an update of the existing element that addresses the need to provide public services and infrastructure systems--sewers, solid waste, drainage, portable water, and groundwater.
2. Communities--This element is new, based on the recommendations of the EAR. The new element better defines community planning, formalizes the community planning development and amendment process, and encourages a more robust and useful public participation process.
The agenda also includes a general overview discussion (no briefing materials) on the important topic of Land Use and Transportation.
At the June LPA meeting, staff announced that there will be workshops as well as an online participation opportunity using a new program called "Mind Mixer". In addition, staff announced that the LPA will hold two all-day workshops for their July and August meetings.
The public is encouraged to attend the LPA meetings and there is an opportunity for public comment at the meetings.