Sustainable & Affordable Development

Continuing to build high end rental properties does not address the critical need for many
people in our community. It also does not provide an opportunity for citizens to purchase a
home to build equity and establish home security for the future.

New developments should be focused on LEED certified building ratings for healthy,
efficient, and cost-saving buildings. Xeriscaping, as well as planting and maintaining trees
needs to be an integral part of the planning and implementation process. This will improve
water conservation, increase absorption of emissions while providing shade and habitat for
many at risk birds, bees and other wildlife.

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