Breck drafts priorities for 2030 with public input
September 12, 2010
BRECKENRIDGE – Low-income rental housing, energy efficiency and watershed protection are among priorities Breckenridge town staff gathered from residents in a summer-long initiative to help shape the town’s future.
A series of meetings are to culminate Wednesday, when the Sustainable Breck effort’s feedback and a sustainability plan are to be presented to the community at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center.
“Sustainable Breck is about looking at the issues that affect our community, such as our natural environment, housing, recreation and the economy, and then determining how we can enjoy our resources without compromising the ability of future generations to use them,” Breckenridge Mayor John Warner said in a press release.
Sustainable Breck is to build on the existing Breckenridge Vision Plan – approved in 2002 – with the latest growth projections. The timeline addressed ranges about 30 years into the future.
More than 100 people attended a June meeting that kicked off the initiative. Three workshops were held the next couple of months, and people addressed 10 issues affecting the town’s future.
Energy use and the economy – top priorities in the kick-off meeting – were both addressed twice, while other topics were addressed in only one of the three workshops.
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A separate online survey drew 95 respondents, about half of whom hadn’t attended any of the workshops.
Results of the public opinion-gathering effort are to be presented during a Breckenridge Town Council work session on Tuesday.
Other topics addressed in the workshops include: child care, forest health, open space and recreation, wildlife habitat, land use and transportation.
For more information visit http://www.sustainablebreck.com, become a Facebook friend of SustainableBreck, or follow @sustainablebrk or @townofbreck on Twitter.
SDN reporter Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.