Yale Urban Development Presentation, Monday August 27th, 5:30 pm
For years, many of us have been discussing issues on the island that inhibit our growth and our livelihoods; frankly the poor outlook for the entire island. Declining population, lack of job options, lack of affordable housing and transportation-related issues have all been of concern.
A group of professional planners have been studying past and current data relating to these issues and others. The group’s intent is to create options for us to help stabilize and boost the year-round population, also to encourage additional economic opportunities on Fishers. Their presentation last month placed much of the focus on the assets we already have. These assets can be used in ways to help enhance our livelihoods. We know the island has assets or we wouldn’t be here.
If you are like me and want to start participating in discussions that involve our livelihoods, please take a seat at the Community Center this Monday, August 27th 5:30 pm. I complain when others make decisions that involve me, but then I have to remind myself that I didn’t participate when the opportunity was there. This is the time to start participating. The opportunity is here now. As I see it, planning needs to be accomplished in a concerted and unified way, so I hope you will get to the Community Center this Monday, August 27th 5:30 pm
The Yale Urban Development Presentation
Monday August 27th, 2012
Beth Stern, Fishers Island Resident