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SG-W:/ Sylvan Township Friends
- Subject: SG-W:/ Sylvan Township Friends
- From: David Brooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:17:37 -0400
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Title: Sylvan Township Friends
I've been studying Land Use Planning
(LUP) since I retired three years ago and during my unsuccessful
campaign for Sylvan Township Supervisor last fall, the value of a
Township newsletter made more and more sense to me. I've been
exploring various options for the last year and it now seems time to
implement or abandon the project.
1. Raise the knowledge level of Sylvan Twp. voters
to the point where ballot
proposals can be realistically
understood and selected or rejected in a manner
consistent with their vision.
2. Provide an open forum in which alternative
perspectives can be presented and
3. Stimulate citizen involvement in Sylvan
4. Advocate programs that will provide Township
landowners with the broadest
possible range of options when
considering land use changes.
1. Recruit a group of Sylvan Township Friends that
would guide and support the
Newsletter and its goals.
2. Partner with and existing nonprofit organization
through which synergistic
advantages could be explored.
3. Obtain foundation funding for three years of
printing and postage expenses.
3. Suggest to local Colleges and Universities the
potential for parallel
research or educational projects in communications, public policy and
As Of Now
I've started to recruit a small group of Sylvan Township activists
who have shown an interest in LUP and recruiting a slate of
candidates for 2004. This is an ongoing process that I've only worked
on it in a pretty casual manner. Consistent with that casual manner I
would invite any one that's interested to contact me. Naturally we
particularly need people with Newsletter production skills.
I've contacted the following groups about partnering:
League of Conservation Education Fund
Huron River Watershed Council
Sierra Club Huron Valley Group/Mackinac Chapter
Washtenaw Land Trust
Some of these groups may not realize that I've contacted them due to
my casual manner and I invite other groups that may be interested to
contact me. As always I'm also open to suggestions of other groups
that I should contact.
I've produces a prototype of the Newsletter and have given copies to
potential Friends and Partners. I hope to spend the next month or so
exploring the above strategies. It would be great to have a
Newsletter in the mail to 2,000 Sylvan Township registered voters in
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