Our citizens would like to live healthier, sustainable lives, but systems are not in place to support that. For example, our neighborhoods are not as walkable as stakeholders want. Residents are concerned about climate change, the loss of natural areas, resource depletion, pollution and declining quality of life. Land use patterns are low density with uses separated and located far apart. Development is consuming green spaces and we have favored engineered systems over natural systems.
We will build a community that balances environmental protection, economic health, and social equity.