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City Hall
701 N. 7th Street
9th Floor
Phone: 913-573-5040
 

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   

 

Environment 

Goal:

Ensure natural resources are protected to the maximum
extent possible; opportunities for additional natural areas
are pursued; and the park system is enhanced:

I.

Short Term

 

A.   Implement the new Deffenbaugh contract for the UG.

 

B.   Continue to negotiate with EPA and State Government environmental
       compliance that results in meaningful environment benefits.

  • Planning will include holistic watershed
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C.   As part of urban land management, encourage urban and community 
      gardening, including the abandoned lots a gardening adoption
      program and considering what the UG can do to support beneficial
      use of land through the energy efficiency program of the BPU.

   

II.

Long Term

 

A.   Expand parks and green space when appropriate and reasonable.

 

B.   Review the issue of air quality and whether the UG should still allow 
       burning permits.

 

C.   Review the sustainable community concept and determining which, if any, 
       sustainable management practices it should adopt.

 



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