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- January 1, 2008 -
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impact statement impact
- The goal is to offer 1-2 session per year. Sixty leaders in the Keuka Lake Watershed have completed the course, as have nearly sixty in a five-county, Southern Tier region affected by energy development; several follow-up trainings have been held in the Keuka watershed. Many of these leaders have been active in moving forward regionally and in their own communities. For example, a draft management plan was completed for the Keuka Lake Watershed in coordination with the LULA programs, and LULA staff have advised since then on implementation issues. The overall goals of the plan are to protect the quality of the environment in the watershed while respecting the rights of landowners, businesses, and farms in the region. In 2012, a LULA training focused on smart growth, flood hazard and planning was implemented in t the Hudson-Mohawk basins.
impact statement issue
- Most of those participating in or affected by land use decisions have, at best, a fragmented understanding of the land use system and possible approaches to community decision making. Developers, local public officials, landowners, community residents all have a stake; many end up frustrated with the course of events in a system they don't fully understand.
impact statement response
- We offer an intensive, high-end, four-day leadership training to a carefully selected group of local people who are formal or informal "leaders" in local land use issues. A planning group identifies possible participants who apply to attend and are selected to create a good mix of participants. Participants who complete this course: a) understand the legal foundations and structure of New York state’s land use system, b) appreciate the importance and role of collaborative community decision making and conflict management skills in attaining sustainable community development, c) are taught to integrate new legal knowledge with new leadership and process skills, and d) become part of an inter-municipal, regional, and statewide network of similarly trained land use leaders.
impact statement summary
- We provide leadership training about the land use system and community decision making for those involved in or affected by land use and development. The program builds regional networks of participants.
Other private funding
- NYS DOS Quality Communities, Hudson River Estuary Commission, and local sources provided funding for project as a whole; Cornell personnel time contributed
- Albany Law School Partner (Albany Law School)
- Booth, Richard S Researcher
- Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Partner (Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council)
- Kay, David L Researcher
- Keuka Lake Association Partner (Keuka Lake Association)
- Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative Partner (Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative)
- NYS Department of State Partner (NYS Department of State)
- Pace University Land Use Law Center Partner (Pace University Land Use Law Center)
- Various County CCE Offices Partner (Various County CCE Offices)
- Various County Planning Departments Partner (Various County Planning Departments)
- Yates County Cooperative Extension Partner (Yates County Cooperative Extension)
- Neither Basic Research nor Applied Research
- Kay, David L Senior Extension Associate