The Village of Palmetto Bay understands that the 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 a sustainable plan for 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.) A Palmetto Bay Sustainable Community Plan will encompass the concept of sustainability that will guide Village policy and underline the long-term impact of policy choices.
Palmetto Bay is Sustainable!
The community has expressed a desire to be a sustainable Village and staff is currently embarking upon developing the outline for a Sustainable Community Plan (SCP). Becoming a sustainable Village to rival other established sustainable cities in the nation is a monumental, yet achievable task. The Village of Palmetto Bay is proud to be a part of this movement towards environmental stewardship.
Where We Are Now
Because of the community desire to be sustainable, staff has begun the formal process of developing a Sustainable Community Plan (SCP). The Village Sustainable Community Plan (SCP) includes internal and village wide goals in five major areas:
1. Resource Conservation
2. Environmental and Public Health Protection
3. Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling
4. Open Space and Land Use
5. Community Education and Civic Participation
The process of developing the Village of Palmetto Bay Sustainable Community Plan will result in dialogue and objectives which will serve to guide and inform the General Plan updated policies and objectives.