Monroe County Public Safety and Control Center

Ground Floor Meeting Room
100 Gypsum Rd.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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Monroe County Public Safety and Control Center

The Monroe County Public Safety and Control Center participated in the Forum, however, due to technical difficulties the proceedings are not available for viewing. To view the recorded proceedings of the other Forum locations, please click here.

Local Discussion
Local discussion was held at each of the regional forum locations on March 10, 2011. At the conclusion of the forum, each location summarized the dialogue in three categories: Highlights of the Local Forum; Major Issues/Challenges; and Next Steps. This forum location submitted the following report:

Highlights of The Local Forum

What is working or could work?

  • Better Cooperation (open space)
  • Holistic Approach – Integrated
  • Community Planning Initiatives
  • Early Education
  • Increased Activism and Volunteers

Major Issues or Challenges

  • Adult Education
  • Natural Resource Planning vs. Political Boundaries (watershed scale vs. local municipalities)
  • Planning for Sustainable Water Resources
  • Over-development/sprawl/increased consumptive use
  • Disconnect between elected officials and long term planning
  • Diminished/ineffective media
  • Better Science/Quantify Resource Base

Next Steps

  • Fund Growing Greener
  • Increase information and education as a way to increase advocacy/way to implement plans and involvement
  • 2020 Comp Plan Update (Monroe County) – make water protection part of the plan
  • Delaware River Basin Commission Fee for Marcellus drilling
  • Redevelopment
  • Fines used for revenue/funding environmental initiatives

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