One issue raised during the recent Grand Haven City Council and BLP elections was the need for a sustainability plan. A number of West Michigan communities have had similar plans for years. Although the city of Grand Haven and Grand Haven Township adopted a “Resiliency Plan” six years ago, since then it has basically been gathering dust.

So, what is a sustainability plan? Is this the current “politically correct” way to create a new government expenditure we will all pay for? Goodness no! Quite the opposite! This is how we as residents can work with our local governments to cost-effectively improve our communities and make them more resilient.

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Field, the concept is noble but execution flawed. Let’s stick with elected officials that won by a majority vote rather than self appointed volunteer experts.

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