Monitor and take action on land use, with particular emphasis on its development for housing of all types, in collaboration with LWVW committees on County Government and Environment, the Pace Land Use Law Center and local Leagues.
1. the premise that land is a finite resource and that land ownership, whether public or private, carries responsibility for stewardship;
2. land use planning and zoning that reflects conservation and wise management of resources;
3. identification and protection of areas of critical concern, including wetlands, shore lands, and unique scenic, historical and cultural sites;
4. acquisition of land for public use;
5. review of environmental, social, and economic impacts of major public and private developments including the Keweenaw National Historical Park, local historic districts, proposed parks and the U.S. 41 corridor; and
6. citizen access to the land use planning process.
Gerald Green, executive director of Knoxville-Knox County Planning, will review the user’s manual for Knoxville’s new zoning code, and he’ll also explain the process for updating the Knox County General Plan. The General Plan, wh