The Climate Adaptation Open House on January 21st, demonstrated our city commitment to planning for climate change and sea level rise. We are the model for Adaptation Action Areas, At the Open House, it was pointed out that "language" is an important step as the city goes forward in prioritizing infrastructure improvements and code changes to deal with these issues. Before there can be discussion on an actual plan, there are certain requirements of the state comprehensive plan, which all local government must adhere to, that must be addressed. By the City of Fort Lauderdale taking this important step, and being a leader on this issue, it puts us well on our way to achieving the infrastructure changes that the citizens desire to deal with impacts in their own specific neighborhoods. It is important to understand that this language part of the process is most important in accomplishing what can be done to reduce our risks to our own personal property, and how we can assist our government to reduce our risk by prior planning and prioritizing critical issues such as infrastructure and changes to our code. Everyone's input is important, Please get educated on the important issues of climate change and sea level rise. Encourage your neighbors to get involved, then please stay involved as the process moves forward. In my opinion, this is one of the most important challenges for our nation, state, and city.
This is a great project but I feel that only a handful of residents really know about it and how to get engaged. I'd like for the city to create a marketing/advertising campaign by using banners at popular areas/intersections, electronic traffic signs, ads in the newspaper/popular downtown magazines, buses ads, street light banners, etc... We need to get residents on board/buy-in to this process so that it can really succeed.
Seven miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale beach at a depth of 3000 ft there is an abundant supply of 39F seawater. Why not tunnel to that point bring this water to shore and air condition Fort Lauderdale airport and all the coastal hotels at 90% less fossil fuel electricity?
Visitors are everywhere! We should ALL make them feel welcome. Say "Hello", ask them where they are from, and say that you hope they will enjoy there visit. Offer to give them directions if they need to know where something is, be FREINDLY! A friendly community creates great FREE "word of mouth" advertising when our visitors return home. Plus, it's a nice thing to do! We can all help create a great city that we welcome our visitors. Our local businesses can use our help!
City citizens will never have equality until they have the same access to information, whether they are rich or poor. Learning doesn't end when the school bell rings. I learn more now than I ever have, and I've been out of school for over 50 years. All from the internet.