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Regional Plan Public Hearings...does anyone care?

tsc

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I am having a public hearing in about 1/2 hour... on a new regional plan. Are some plans just so non-specific that people just don't care to comment. This is a county-wide plan and I have already been told that probably no one will come. :-\

Is this common amongst other county planners??
 
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tsc said:
I am having a public hearing in about 1/2 hour... on a new regional plan. Are some plans just so non-specific that people just don't care to comment. This is a county-wide plan and I have already been told that probably no one will come. :-\

Is this common amongst other county planners??

I participated fairly heavily in a 9 county regional planning exercise -- a visioning exercise. You can find the ABAG Smart Growth Livability Footprint Project online at: http://www.abag.ca.gov/planning/smartgrowth/

Mostly, it was attended by planning professionals and people in related professions. Plus a few old geezers and one student (me, :-D ).

I don't know if that answers your question or not.
 

tsc

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well it is over.... it was a public hearing not a visioning meeting.

We do get people out for the specific issues...such as traffic or stone walls...but this was a side spin of an existing long-range planning document and didn't say anything earth shattering....but it is pretty. We have repackaged our county long range planning document to serve as our county's sub-plan within larger region planning area within the state...

Needless to say I had a nice chat with 3 board members....so not all was lost

this is the plan.. but be warned it is 10mg

http://www.westchestergov.com/planning/regionalplan/Greenprint.pdf
 

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tsc said:
well it is over.... it was a public hearing not a visioning meeting.

We do get people out for the specific issues...such as traffic or stone walls...but this was a side spin of an existing long-range planning document and didn't say anything earth shattering....but it is pretty. We have repackaged our county long range planning document to serve as our county's sub-plan within larger region planning area within the state...

So how many non-work / school related citizens were there?
 

tsc

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no one showed up but 3 members from the county planning board and myself. We had a nice chat... and they pointed out 2 typos in the document.
 

Seabishop

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Do Bill and Hillary ever show up at meetings protesting "them new rental properties that'll bring in the wrong element"? ;-)

Is Rye or Port Chester the city with all the Bolivian or Peruvian businesses downtown surrounded by fancy neighborhoods? I had to find a bathroom off the highway before I got into the city. :)
 

tsc

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Do you really mean the "right" element???

Most of our villages and cities have a high population of central/south Americans. .. and are surrounded by extremely high end residential bedroom communities of NYC
 

SGB

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tsc said:
no one showed up but 3 members from the county planning board and myself. We had a nice chat... and they pointed out 2 typos in the document.

I suspect our county comprehensive plan here in central NY state may get the same underwhelming reception when it gets to public hearing. B-)

Could it be that regional plans in home rule states are basically irrelevant to the public at large?
 

Richmond Jake

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I work for a rural county that is currently updating its comprehensive plan. We've had suprisingly (in my view) active participation from the citizens. To encourage this, we've advertised extensively.
 

tsc

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SGB said:
I suspect our county comprehensive plan here in central NY state may get the same underwhelming reception when it gets to public hearing. B-)

Could it be that regional plans in home rule states are basically irrelevant to the public at large?

BINGO.... I think you are right...our county has even less power than the county I worked for in upstate ny.
 
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