The Village of Palmetto Bay understands that environmental quality and economic health are mutually dependent as a healthy environment is crucial for the long-term prosperity of the village, its residents and its business community. Awareness, responsibility, involvement and education will be key elements to designing sustainable plans for the Village of Palmetto Bay.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment & Development, 1987.)
As the Village moves towards a more sustainable future, the Resilience Action Plan will guide the Village, evaluate vulnerabilities and identify actionable steps. This Resilience Action Plan should detail the exposure of facilities, critical infrastructure, roadways, and neighborhoods to climate change stressors such as sea level rise, precipitation events, and groundwater table changes.