Great Waters Group
DRAFT EQUITY ANALYSES OF VISION 2050 – AMENDMENT RELATED TO FOXCONN
The Commission staff is currently seeking feedback on draft equity analyses of the recently proposed amendment to VISION 2050 related to Foxconn. The equity analyses, prepared in response to public comment received during the previously completed comment period on the proposed plan amendment, include evaluations of potential benefits and impacts to the Region’s minority populations, low-income populations, and people with disabilities related to the amended plan. Residents are encouraged to provide comments on the draft equity analyses through November 26, 2018.
Staff will consider all comments received on the equity analyses along with those provided during the previously completed comment period for the plan amendment and will provide all comments to the Advisory Committees guiding VISION 2050 and to the Commission as part of their consideration of the proposed amendment.
View the Vision at: http://www.sewrpc.org/SEWRPC/VISION_2050/2050RegLandUseTranspPlan.htm
** Please take a few minutes and learn about this amendment to the VISION 2050 plan --- this amendment was added in light of the new Foxconn proposed area with its new set of transit challenges in the Mt. Pleasant area, with respect to number and diversity of future employees and equitable transit options for them.
PLEASE click the link above and submit a quick comment to support it, if you can.
AND please include one or more of these points or goals in your comment of support:
1 - increasing the frequency of bus/public transit runs
2 - expanding the operational hours to more accommodate a variety of work shifts and weekday/weekend needs
3 - increasing the bus/transit stops closer to major employment centers and businesses
4 - planning the bus stops close to the public access so that stops on local streets are close to the entrances of those businesses
5 - improving transit access between outlying rural areas and urban areas.
Annual GWG HOLIDAY PARTY and FUNDRAISER
Join us for our annual GWG Holiday Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4-8pm at the Wil O Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. This will be another great event and, if you haven’t attended before, please join us!
Doors open at 4 pm with drinks, snacks, and a silent auction. We will, as always, have many great auction items offered this year. We’ll sit down to a delicious, middle-Eastern dinner at 5:30 pm, with vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. Afterwards, we’ll end the evening with some entertainment.
** If you can’t make the party, please consider sending a donation to help us continue our efforts in our four-county area. Donations are not tax-deductible.
The Underwood Wil O Way Recreation Center is at 10602 W. Underwood Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa (located across from Hansen Golf Course, just a bit west of the building - up the hill and into the woods).
The cost of this very enjoyable evening is $30.00 per person IF reservations are postmarked by November 26. Any reservations postmarked or received after that will be $35 per person.
Reservations/Check: Checks should be made payable to “SC-Great Waters Group” and postmarked – by Monday, November 26 – to: Janet Anderson
2516 N 86 Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Nearby Nature Neighborhood Walk
Date: Saturday, December 8th Time: 10am to Noon
Location: Meet at 35th and Congress by the Bee Bus sign
Support the Nearby Nature project and join us for a second Annual December hike and cleanup.
Dress for hiking and trash pick-up along the Lincoln Creek Greenway. BBQ & s'mores to follow.
November program…. “Comprehensive Plan to Drawdown Greenhouse Gases”
Date: Monday, November 19 Time: 6:30pm
Location: Wauwatosa Public Library, 76th Street and North Ave, enter from the parking lot side on the south side of the building
Speaker: Bruce Wiggins, Community Social Justice Advocate and Activist
Canadian naturalist Paul Hawken edited “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming in 2016.” It is available in local libraries and for sale as well. In a book review Kent Tegler, Canadian environmentalist, stated: “Climate change is a complex, multi-scale issue that needs to be discussed in the context of its social, ethical, environmental, economic and political drivers, impacts, and solutions.”
Bruce Wiggins will explain the book’s argument that “aims to reverse the accumulation of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, not just stop additional accumulation.” Degler concludes, “Drawdown is highly recommended for those looking for hope that we will be able to face the challenges of the 21st century.”
We recommend you read the book, but you need not have done so to benefit from this discussion.
For more information on this book, visit: https://www.drawdown.org/the-book .