Include requirements in comprehensive and/or other plans for intergovernmental coordination addressing regional land use and watershed / wellhead impacts, infrastructure, transportation, economic development and city/regional services.
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Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect natural systems and valued community assets.
Create a network of green complete streets that improves city quality of life, public health, and adds value to surrounding properties.
Add city tree and plant cover that conserves topsoils and increases community health, wealth, quality of life.
Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.
Increase active lifestyles and property values by enhancing the city's green infrastructure.
Improve local water bodies to sustain their long-term ecological function and community benefits.
Assess and improve city drinking water and wastewater systems and related facilities.
Implement an environmentally sound management program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Adopt outcome measures for GreenStep and other city sustainability efforts, and engage community members in ongoing education, dialogue, and campaigns.
Expand a greener, more resilient business sector.
Network/cluster businesses and design neighborhoods and developments to achieve better energy, social, economic and environmental outcomes in service of a more circular and equitable economy.
Plan and prepare for extreme weather, adapt to changing climatic conditions, and foster stronger community connectedness and social and economic vitality.