The following press release has been received from the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water:
The 2030 Plan will be up for a vote at the County Board Meeting on April 20 at 7 PM.
At their March 18 meeting, Planning and Development committee showed the ultimate disrespect for their constituents (you) when they did NOT review any public comments, indicating that they had heard it all before, and weren’t interested.
Chair, Tina Hill, told one of our members that she planned to revisit some technical comments at the next meeting on April 1, 2010, including a list of discrepancies in the definition of “infrastructure” that she had requested.
NO discussion of any comments took place at that meeting either. Makes you wonder how much TAX $$ went into those wasted public meetings that we all diligently attended.
1. Please, take that comment/letter you wasted on the P&D Committee and send it to the media as a letter to the editor. Copy to all county Board Members. Contact information is attached.
2. If you didn’t write a public comment, now is your second chance.
3. Attend the County Board Voting meeting April 20 at 7 pm and demand that they FIX THIS PLAN OR NIX THIS PLAN. HOW?
a. Go back to Ag (Green!) for everything outside of municipal boundaries.
b. Overlay the SARA (Sensitive Aquifer Recharge Areas map) on every new development as part of the approval process,
c. Require that all new development be contiguous to water, sewer and municipal services, not just roads and rails,
d. Reduce the population projection to the official US Census projection of 443,398 an increase of 125,398 people.
If you are not able to speak at these meetings, that’s all right. Your presence will add to the numbers and say that you care about the future of your county.
4. Call your County Board members. Tell them that this Plan is not acceptable as is and they must fix it. If you need to brush up on why, see the attached info or go to www.mchenrycountygreenalliance.blogspot.com
WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE SHOWN OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS AND HOPE WE HAVE MANAGED TO MAKE SOME DIFFERENCE. THIS BATTLE HAS BEEN A LONG ONE. WE HOPE YOU ARE STILL ENERGIZED ENOUGH TO HELP. IT IS STILL IMPORTANT, AND WE CAN STILL HAVE AN IMPACT. THANKS FOR ANYTHING YOU CAN DO IN THIS LAST ROUND FOR THE 2030 PLAN.
Your ALAW Board of Directors