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Planning for the Future

Dear Ward 1 Resident:

Westlake enjoys a high quality of life and low taxes, and I want to keep it that way.  I will be vigilant about controlling costs while investing in our future. 

Westlake has been successful because of long term planning. One area I would like to look at is our Guide Plan and Zoning Code, and how it relates to future development (and redevelopment). Last year 1,443 permits were issued for residential and commercial projects (new construction and renovations). While the vacant land left to be developed is relatively small, we know underutilized properties will be redeveloped in the future – and we want to make sure that what is built contributes to our community.

Buffering, tree preservation, lighting, retaining open space, and all the other issues that affect functionality and beauty should be considered with input from the community.  While our code addresses these items already, it’s a good time to take a look and see what refinements may be needed.

We can chart our course for the future, so we remain competitive in retaining and attracting businesses and residents.  This will help us keep our taxes low and provide a high quality of life for residents of all ages.

Let me know what issues you would like me to address.

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I respectfully ask you to consider a

VOTE for VAN DYKE on Tuesday, November 2     Thank you!

Citizens for Van Dyke, Edward G. Hack, Treasurer, 1200 Queen Anne's Gate, Westlake, Ohio 44145
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