The public is invited to a discussion about promoting sustainable development goals from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. Neighborhood association representatives, the general public and members of the development community are especially encouraged to attend the session in the City Council Chambers, 555 S. 10th St.
Participants will have the opportunity to help shape the local discussion on sustainable codes as well as the role of development codes on zoning, subdivisions, historical preservation and other aspects of sustainability.
The discussion will focus on sustainable development and how it can help the City accomplish its goals. Topics will include renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction, recycling, urban agriculture, accomplishments, and the public's suggestions for Lincoln's plans for sustainable development.
The public meeting precedes the Sustainable Development Code Audit Workshop for City officials and the development community on Thursday, May 26 (invitation only due to space). The public meeting and workshop are funded by a technical assistance grant the City received from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lincoln is one of only 32 communities to receive the funding under the Sustainable Communities Building Blocks program and the first in the country to host a public meeting and workshop. EPA officials will take the information they learn from the Lincoln meeting and workshop to shape other workshops across the country. Lincoln requested assistance to help identify sustainability issues for the City and County.
The discussion be conducted by three presenters: