Open Space and Environment:Protecting Our Environment

Our environment is precious and must be protected.  We need to maintain our open spaces which are important and contribute to our unique community character.  A big problem is our housing shortage crisis and we must balance future housing projects while protecting our environment and open space.  Development projects serve our growing and changing community needs and should be considered in a way that focuses on being environmentally friendly, benefits the community, and local economy.  Incentives such as solar, smart systems, green building, gray water system policies, recycling, electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations are all examples of how future development projects can be environmentally friendly while benefitting the community and enhancing the local economy.