Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CompleteLEE Sustainability Plan presented to BoCC at Dec. 2nd M and P meeting

BikeWalkLee encourages organizations and citizens to come to the Dec. 2nd BoCC meeting to speak in support of the County's first Sustainability Plan.

At the Board's Management and Planning meeting on December 2nd (1:30-4:00 p.m. in County Commission Chambers), Tessa LeSage, the Sustainability Director, will be presenting an overview of the Sustainability Plan in advance of a request for the Board to adopt the Plan.  Click here for the agenda package and link to the Plan.

Background: (taken from the County's blue sheet)
In March 2012, the BoCC adopted completeLEE: A Sustainability Assessment, directing staff to utilize the information gathered in the assessment process to develop Lee County's first comprehensive Sustainability Plan.  With a three-year planning horizon, the Sustainability Plan builds upon policies, programs, and initiatives already taking place in Lee County.  Applying performance measures and best practice actions improve the county's ability to understand the impacts, successes and shortcomings of community efforts.  Having such a plan is an expression of a community's quality of life.  It helps the county align and organize its future goals and positions Lee County to adapt quickly to changing community conditions.  This makes Lee County more competitive in efforts to secure grant funding and attract visitors, residents, students, and businesses and the workforce on which they depend.  For example, local efforts to promote community sustainability were applied in the MPO's recent success securing $10.5 million in TIGER V funds.

Click here to read the full agenda package. 

Click here to review the Sustainability Plan

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