Monitor and take action on land use, with particular emphasis on its development for housing of all types, in collaboration with LWVW committees on County Government and Environment, the Pace Land Use Law Center and local Leagues.
The League supports treatment of a river basin, coordination of actions of governmental agencies, protection of flood plains from misuse and filling, elimination of water pollution and evaluation of the need for improvements.
We reaffirm that standards stated in our Land Use position apply to the waterway. We further support:
1. Free public access at appropriate intervals along the waterway;
2. Activities along the waterway should be non-polluting of land, water, and air;
3. Businesses near the waterway should be compatible with enjoyment of it.
1. the premise that land is a finite resource and that land ownership, whether public or private, carries responsibility for stewardship;
2. land use planning and zoning that reflects conservation and wise management of resources;
3. identification and protection of areas of critical concern, including wetlands, shore lands, and unique scenic, historical and cultural sites;
4. acquisition of land for public use;
5. review of environmental, social, and economic impacts of major public and private developments including the Keweenaw National Historical Park, local historic districts, proposed parks and the U.S. 41 corridor; and
6. citizen access to the land use planning process.
Mark your calendars! The Natural Resources Committee will hold its Ninth Annual Climate Change Forum on March 28, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.