The Master Planning website states the objectives and challenge clearly:
How do we create a place with opportunities for everyone to thrive, but protect the things that make Delta County unique? We start by having a conversation about our future.
It is critical that Delta County residents make their voices heard on what is important to the future of Delta County including clean air, water and food, protection of all property rights and non-infringement on others’ use and enjoyment of their property rights, and transparency of communications between the County and constituents. Delta County Commissioners have consistently supported oil and gas development proposals in the North Fork Valley, despite resounding opposition from North Fork Valley residents.
Tell the Planning Commission that the future of Delta County is in an economic development vision that supports, prioritizes and protects clean air, water, food, and the resiliency of our private and public lands for our children and future generations.
The Master Plan will govern land use on private land. While the focus of the Master Plan is on private land, the future of Delta County is tied to its surrounding public lands. The County must be pushed to include public lands in the development of its future vision and articulate how the use of public lands impacts efforts to develop a resilient and sustainable local economy.
The County is providing a number of opportunities for public input into the revision process, including landowner drop-ins, Vision Workshops, and online survey. However, the Planning Commission is required to accept oral and written comments throughout the entire process of developing the plan.