Planning Commission, Tuesday, August 16, 4:30 pm, 1500 Hwy 2, Sandpoint
The Bonner County Planning Commission (recently split off from the Zoning Commission) is accepting comments on the Goals/Objectives/Policies in the Comp Plan. Please take a minute to ask them to incorporate into the plan goals addressing impacts of climate change (or extreme weather if you prefer), as well as goals to reduce green house gases. This is a great opportunity to think globally, act locally!
Here’s a few ways to help (from easiest to more time-consuming):
1). Sign a petition – bit.ly/signpetitionBC (before Aug 20)
2) Send a comment, before Aug 20, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3). Go to the next meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 4:30 pm, 1500 Hwy 2, Sandpoint
4). Familiarize yourself with the plan and the process. It’s complicated. Email me if you want to chat jean@350Sandpoint.org. Read a good explanation from Project 7B (click here) and then look at proposed amendments at bit.ly/BoCoPlan (click on “Goals, Objectives, Policies – Suggested Update 7.19.22)
5) Talk to someone about climate change and then forward this email to them.
Thanks for taking Action!
Text provided by 350 Sandpoint.
Suggested Text for comments:
In order to address the significant local impacts of climate change, I suggest that you add the following to Goals/Objectives/Policies for each of these components: Economic Development, Land Use, Natural Resources, Hazardous Areas, Public Services, Transportation, Recreation, Housing, Community Design, Agriculture, Housing.
- Impact of extreme weather events and long-term climate change will be considered in all planning. Scientific data on current and future projections of climate conditions will be used, especially in consideration of water availability & quantity, air quality, wildfire safety, and soil stability.
- The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the expansion of factors of climate resiliency will be considered in all planning. Scientific data on current and future projections of climate conditions will be used, especially in consideration of transportation, buildings, preservation of natural areas (trees) for carbon sequestration.