As the County embarks on its next long-range comprehensive plan, it’s a good time to think about what this place should look like 25 years from now. So what should Scott County look like in the year 2040?
Residents have been asked this question before, and several years ago came up with this vision statement for Scott County:
“In 2030, Scott County is a well-planned, safe, prosperous and fiscally responsible community built by citizens and businesses who value neighborhoods, education, families, health, and public safety, and who enjoy its natural beauty, rural character, and location in the region. In 2030, Scott County is recognized metro-wide as one of the best places to live, work, shop, and play in the Twin Cities because we have prospered with a diversity of urban and rural lifestyle choices; respected and managed our natural and environmental resources; developed and maintained a safe, efficient, and comprehensive transportation and trail system; met the human and social service needs of our most important resource… our citizens and neighbors; diversified our economy; and secured a high quality of life for our citizens through leadership at the local, regional, state, and federal level.”
Does this statement match your vision for Scott County? Are there elements of this vision you agree with? Are there elements you disagree with? What elements are missing? Please give us your feedback. Gaze into the future, and Speak Up Scott County!
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