At the CGA Forum in July 2012, we presented the results of the ADK Futures work, and a number of working groups dove into various topics during the afternoon. BTW, this year’s CGA Forum will use a workgroup format again.
One of those July 2012 groups discussed amendments to help towns get broadband, water, rebuild bridges more wisely, etc. Neil Woodward and Kayrn Richards left with the task of writing up the notes and getting others involved. By October 2012 a working group had organized itself and I wrote about it here.
Now it is June of 2014, and we are pleased to say good work has been done on the data gathering and legal thinking. It has come far enough to be worth sharing for considered discussion. There is no rush. It’s taken 22 months to get this far, and it improved over time. This is a complicated topic. So, we offer a deeply considered proposal that we hope will find wide support and success over time. We want your pubic voice in support, and we also want to hear concerns. Take the time to download the map data (warning, large files involved) and read the other two appendices. This is not intended as a yes-or-no offer, it is an invitation for ideas to resolve the issues we find present.
Please pass along this information as you wish. We welcome comments here (you need to create an account with your real name and log in) and anywhere else discussions might take place. We expect to write followups here as the summer unfolds so you might want to check back from time to time.
Click here to download the CGA Amendment Working Group White Paper.