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Join us next week for “Conflict Mitigation: What You Need to Know”
October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Recently, there has been a lot of confusion about the draft Conflict Mitigation zoning district.
In response, next week, PCEC is holding a Community Conversation entitled, Conflict Mitigation: What You Need to Know. We’ll have a short introduction and open the meeting up to questions. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from Noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. Register here!
Here’s a little bit of background on what we’ll be discussing:
Over the past three decades, the Park County Environmental Council has spent a lot of time fighting bad ideas.
In recent years, those developments have been industrial-scale gold mines, tire dumps that would ship in tires from surrounding states and a gravel pit in the heart of Paradise Valley. These projects and many others have threatened our water, our wildlife and way of life.
Park County is currently considering a tool — Conflict Mitigation —that would make it a whole lot easier to prevent this community conflict before it happens.
Park County staff developed the proposed Conflict Mitigation Regulation in response to public demand asking for greater predictability and local control in protecting Park County’s water and wildlife, local economy, and rural landscape. The regulation follows a very standard permitting process used in numerous jurisdictions throughout Montana, typically called conditional use permits.
In short, it would establish a reasonable permitting system that gives the public an opportunity to provide input on the proposal in a public forum. Conflict Mitigation is a standard planning tool used throughout the country.
We have heard from County officials and Planning Board members that they would really like more substantive comments about how to make the draft proposal better. You can submit those through the comment portal.
If you want to learn more, please consider attending our Community Conversation: Conflict Mitigation: What You Need to Know, on Wednesday, October 6th at 12 p.m. via Zoom. You can register today!
Park County Environmental Council
PO Box 164
Livingston, Montana 59047