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Douglas County task force on open space, historic preservation to meet

November 30, 2010

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Members of the Natural and Cultural Heritage Task Force will meet twice this month to work on preliminary recommendations for the Douglas County Commission.

The task force has been asked to decide how to best use $350,000 that commissioners set aside for open space and historic preservation. The task force won’t make recommendations on specific projects to fund.

The task force will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scrappers Paradise, 2104 W. 25th St. The second meeting will be Dec. 8 at the same time and place.

The public is invited to the meetings, but there will not be a public comment period. The task force spent the past few months traveling to communities throughout Douglas County to gather public input on what natural and historic features the county should try to protect.

The task force plans to have a final report to the county commission by February. Public comment will be invited at that time.

Comments

booyalab 4 years, 2 months ago

Thomas Sowell, the economist, once referred to open space policies as housing bans. It causes inflation of property value, which makes it harder for those with low to moderate incomes to live near where they work. But at least the rich people will have nice trees and bushes to look at!

parrothead8 4 years, 2 months ago

We should make all decisions based solely on economics. Everything and everybody would be much better off.

booyalab 4 years, 1 month ago

But the rich people who want artificially increased property values would NOT be better off without the open space laws they desire. Honestly, I'd expect better comprehension skills from a real parrot head. At least it could accurately mimic me.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 2 months ago

Green space does not cost the city taxpayers money until it is annexed and new infrastructure is installed which begins to cost we taxpayers money aka back door tax increase.

monkeyhawk 4 years, 2 months ago

Please tell us merrill, just what is your share of taxes? The way you frequently hyperventilate about that subject one would think it is astronomical, but I would be willing to bet it is laughably minimal.

Kurt Kummer 4 years, 2 months ago

It seems strange to me that the public cannot comment on this discussion until the final report is delivered. Is that the normal process in Douglas County?

monkeyhawk 4 years, 2 months ago

Considering that the people who "serve" on these task forces float far above the masses, it does not matter what the public thinks or wants. The money now belongs to those who will make the decisions regardless of any outside forces. So yes, kurtkummer, that is the normal process in both the county and the city. Just bend over.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 2 months ago

From the article--

"The task force spent the past few months traveling to communities throughout Douglas County to gather public input on what natural and historic features the county should try to protect."

blindrabbit 4 years, 2 months ago

Just lost a couple of historic buildings in Big Springs; what about the old school house on the Farmer's Turnpike, looks like it has been torn down.

Is there any chance of preserving a part of the Elkin Prairie/Oregon Trail as part of the development that is supposed to happen at that location?. It would be a nice historic connection to the development that is inevitable.

Moderateguy 4 years, 2 months ago

Keep an eye on this one folks. I would not be surprised if somebody with connections get's way over market value for their "historic" property.

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