1. the premise that land is a finite resource and that land ownership, whether public or private, carries responsibility for stewardship;
2. land use planning and zoning that reflects conservation and wise management of resources;
3. identification and protection of areas of critical concern, including wetlands, shore lands, and unique scenic, historical and cultural sites;
4. acquisition of land for public use;
5. review of environmental, social, and economic impacts of major public and private developments including the Keweenaw National Historical Park, local historic districts, proposed parks and the U.S. 41 corridor; and
6. citizen access to the land use planning process.
Gerald Green, executive director of Knoxville-Knox County Planning, will review the user’s manual for Knoxville’s new zoning code, and he’ll also explain the process for updating the Knox County General Plan. The General Plan, wh