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Sustainability Survey to help County Board draft Comprehensive Plan for next 20 years

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La Crosse County is asking residents to fill out its Sustainability Survey to help draft the Comprehensive Plan which looks at maintaining and improving the quality of life over the next 20 years.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - La Crosse County is asking residents to fill out its Sustainability Survey to help draft the Comprehensive Plan which looks at maintaining and improving the quality of life over the next 20 years.

As defined by the United Nations, Sustainability is the practice of planning to meet the needs of a community in the present and the future.

The Comprehensive Plan is also known as Envision 2050. It is a guide, to be reviewed multiple times, which addresses the community's thoughts and concerns about their way of life.

"It's really significant policy decisions that the County Board is going to make over the next twenty years. The Comprehensive Plan is just that, it's trying to be comprehensive about all subjects, the main focus of a comprehensive plan is typically land use," said Charles Handy, La Crosse County Planner.

On the survey, individuals will find an extensive list of items to give feedback on. It includes: Cost of living, use of natural resources, and food security. In addition, citizens may express what they enjoy most in the region and what they believe is the greatest threat to their way of life.

With the data from the survey, a plan will be drafted. The plan will be reviewed every five years and updated every ten.

"I just want to say thank you to everybody for taking the time, I know that everybody is busy. Their input is really important, it really helps the County Board make good decisions," added Handy.

The survey is available until late November.

To take the survey, visit PublicInput.com/Envision2050.

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