LETTER LWV approves of proposed watershed plan

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The LWV Hudson board has reviewed the Brandywine Creek Watershed Balanced Growth Plan currently under consideration by the Hudson City Council and finds it to be consistent with the LWV Ohio positions on Natural Resources and the Great Lake Ecosystem. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization. While we do not support or oppose any political candidates, we do take position on issues after careful study and member consensus.

By providing the authority and incentives for local governments to plan together regionally in areas such as land use planning, conservation reserves, zoning efforts and environmental impact assessments, this plan promotes the LWVO Land Use Position. Approval of this plan will give Hudson access to financial and technical assistance in protecting and improving the Brandywine Creek Watershed.

In addition, the growth plan incorporates many of the LWVO positions on the Great Lakes Ecosystem including "the attainment and maintenance of high water quality standards throughout the Great Lakes Basin, with emphasis on water pollution prevention."

Based on these positions The LWV Hudson urges the Hudson City Council to adopt the "Brandywine Creek Watershed Balanced Growth Plan" and to work closely with our neighboring communities. The largest portion of the watershed lies within Hudson. By taking responsibility for our local portion of the Brandywine Creek Watershed, we will be doing our part to protect that very critical resource, the Great Lakes.

Karin Swedenborg, LWV Hudson, President

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