Answered at the event
Libby Szabo: As we hear land use cases, we as commissioners really take in the aspect of how it will affect our community. We listen to our citizens and also the well-being of the applicant who is trying to do something good for our community. It’s so important that we find the balance of industrial, commercial and residential – just having houses can be a detriment and a county budget and how we can take care of services.
Casey Tighe: People want to locate in communities where they feel safe, have a good lifestyle, they want to be healthy and a good education. All of these things work together is what makes a great community. We have to keep revaluating where we are and what we’re doing.
Lesley Dahlkemper: Jefferson County has an unmatched quality of life … so as we think about growth and development, we always want to be thoughtful and strategic about how we grow, making sure we’re meeting the services and needs of our community and that we’re always retaining what attracted us to Jefferson County in the first place.
Don Davis: Your county leadership is looking at what does Jefferson County 2050 look like and how do we backward plan from there to be what we want it to be in the future. Something that transcends election cycles and that gets us on a path for a future that is sustainable.