Friday, November 21st, 2014

Promises about Environment on Fitz-O-Meter

Make vacant land, green space and brownfields productive

"Areas of declining population loss create opportunities for a rebirth of neighborhoods by opening green space for recreation and community functions. Smart, coordinated, land use policy will be critical to our success. ... The County Planning Commission will be directed to coordinate with our communities and representative organizations, including First Suburbs and Northeast Ohio Mayors’ and Managers’ Association, to advance land-use planning policies to recognize current population trends, and use sustainability principles to grow our neighborhoods for long term health, prosperity and quality of life."

Promote recycling and reduce waste disposal in county government

"FitzGerald will direct an audit of county operations’ and facilities’ waste disposal practices through the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and utilize the district’s expertise to look for waste reduction and recycling opportunities beyond the district’s current programs."

Ensure the Lake Erie wind turbine project is completed

"As executive, Ed FitzGerald will support continued investment by the county and other community stakeholders to enure the proposed 20 megawatt project is successfully completed."

Promote energy efficiency

Will "pool the costs of energy efficiency projects from multiple property owners to deliver special financing rates to make energy efficiency projects that save energy and money."

Promote lake shore development while protecting the shoreline

"FitzGerald will also work to preserve the quality lake front development we already have in Cuyahoga by leading a multi-city shoreline protection initiative to protect some of the most valuable property in the state."