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Minority Report

MINORITY REPORT of the Comprehensive Plan Committee

Submitted on Febuary 11, 2012 by Joseph Wetmore and Stephen Wagner in response to the Town Of Ithaca, New York, Comprehensive Plan
Draft Date: December 5, 2012

Download the report: Final Minority Report (800KB)

From the Table of Contents:
 — A town’s comprehensive plan should be a document that describes the Town’s goals and objectives for the future and acts as a guideline for Town officials making decisions. — Our society is facing a future where the proposed Comprehensive Plan’s planning approaches are increasingly more detrimental than they have ever been in the past. — Humanity has reached a point of diminishing returns in resource extraction. — Scientific studies predict that in the first half of the 21ST century we will lose between 30% and 50% of all species on earth. — The world’s economy is in a state of crisis. — The Comprehensive Plan should be organized to cover 3-5 important issues the Town is facing and look at those in detail. — In this report, we critique the Town’s proposed Comprehensive Plan using an issue-focused approach

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