DEC and others will be presenting at Friday's FOCUS meeting - see below for details. It's free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
Posted on: 03/13/2012 11:29 PM

F.O.C.U.S. ON BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
“SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ONONDAGA LAKE SHORE LINE”
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.

SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE ONONDAGA LAKE SHORE LINE
First of several forums where….
Together F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse and the citizens of Onondaga County will create a blueprint for land use around Onondaga Lake.

WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30 TO 8:45 a.m.
WHERE: F.O.C.U.S., CITY HALL COMMONS, 201 E. Washington St. 1st floor
PROGRAM:
• Introduction: F.O.C.U.S. contract with Onondaga County – scope of services
• First step, fact-finding and fact sharing: Identify who owns the land around Onondaga Lake, what environmental and land use opportunities currently exist on shoreline, how much shoreline is available for new uses, identify opportunities and challenges
• Commissioner of County Parks, Bill Lansley reports on Onondaga Lake Park: history, acreage, areas currently developed, how used, future plans, challenges and opportunities. Status of Loop the Lake Trail. Q&A
• Region 7 NYSDEC Regional Director, Ken Lynch will identify NYS owned properties, current status, future use, and NYSDEC oversight re the shoreline. Q&A
• Craig Milburn, Honeywell Communications Director will present update on Honeywell portion of land use, location of their property, and current and future plans. Q&A
• Open discussion - Experts will respond to questions:
David Coburn, Commissioner Onondaga County Environmental Protection Agency
Bill Lansley, Commissioner Onondaga County Parks
Ken Lynch, Region 7 NYSDEC Regional Director
Craig Milburn, Director for Onondaga Lake Communications for Honeywell
F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, Inc. has a contract with Onondaga County to work with you, the citizens of Onondaga County, to validate citizen ideas generated in reports for over 60 years (dating 1950 to 2011) for improving the area around the Lake. Many voices including residents, local, state, and federal governments, the private sector, organizational stakeholders, and individuals will be heard resulting in a collaborative blueprint for the development of the lake shore. Onondaga County owns approximately 90% of the land around Onondaga Lake and has expressed its commitment to organize the needs and desires of its citizens into a blueprint to move forward with implementation. Our first step is to gather the facts. Together we will restore a local treasure to be enjoyed for generations.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
“A Sustainable Community requires linking together economic vitality, social equity, and environmental stewardship”



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