Urban Planning - Open Space

Urban Planning - Open Space

The League of Women Voters of Irving, recognizing the urgent need for adequate open space in this urban area, supports the following principles.
Position History: 
Consensus Date: November 1972
Review and Agreement: November 1988
Review: May 1996

Revised and updated

Principles
  1. Open space is an irreplaceable resource which contributes to the physical, ecological, social, economic, and emotional well-being of all citizens.
  2. The importance of open space, apart from its value of parks and recreation, should be acknowledged in public policy.
  3. Providing adequate open space in a community is a responsibility which should be shared by both the public and private sectors.
  4. Private land development should not be allowed to deprive the general public of adequate open space.
Implementation
Members of the League of the Women Voters of Irving support continuing efforts of the City of Irving to:
  1. Formulate and implement a policy plan for acquiring adequate open space, both in terms of amount and location
  2. Exercise creative leadership in making effective use of existing public and private open space
  3. Use every available method to acquire additional open space
  4. Provide sufficient funds to purchase land and to maintain acquired land
  5. Maintain planning policies which encourage all private developers to establish open space goals and which encourage developers to participate in the meeting of these goals.
Issues: 
League to which this content belongs: 
Irving