The Final Public Hearing on the Ruskin Community Plan’s Guidelines is this Thursday, May 29, 6:00 pm. Our attendance at this hearing will show the county commissioners that our Community Plans are important to us—the Ruskin Community Plan specifically, and the implementation of ALL Community Plans in general.
Tagged: Land Development Code
Hopefully, we just need one more batch of emails to get the Ruskin Community Plan Guidelines codified (see sample email). Thanks to terrific community participation and all your emails, our county commissioners and planners heard our complaints about their first draft of the Ruskin Plan Guidelines amendment to the Land Development Code (LDC). They have now written a good second draft which closes the loophole in the first draft, and firmly codifies the Guidelines into the LDC, consistent with the Ruskin Community Plan. But this is still only a draft, so we need to stay involved until the proposed amendment is adopted, to make sure it doesn’t get weakened or delayed along the way.
The first draft of the Ruskin Guidelines code amendment is totally useless. We need to send in LOTS of citizen comments (see sample email below) insisting that the county revise the draft amendment so that the Community Plan’s Guidelines can be enforced as the community intended.
Citizen attendance is critical at the meetings while they are codifying the Guidelines, to make sure that Ruskin’s Guidelines don’t lose any teeth in the process.