Let’s make a mountain guide a commissioner. Here’s the text of my speech to the Jackson Hole TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party, July 17. I was born in Jackson, raised outside of Wilson, schooled locally. Up to 2010, my primary career was as a professional mountain guide, mostly for Exum Guides. During my time there […]
Month / July 2014
We need clear development standards that reflect our community’s Common Values as identified in the Comprehensive Plan: Ecosystem Stewardship, Growth Management and Quality of Life. And we need consistent interpretation of these standards.
The Comprehensive Plan identifies Ecosystem Stewardship as our commitment to protecting our natural resources. It identifies Growth Management as a suite of strategies and guidelines on how to achieve the goals of ecosystem stewardship. And it recognizes how Ecosystem Stewardship and Growth Management combine to preserve our Quality of Life. Our Comp Plan is a commitment to a community-first, resort-second ethic. If we are consistent with this vision, we will protect our habitat, provide for a diversity of housing and implement effective multi-modal transportation. The key lies in how we craft zoning rules and development standards to implement our plan.