Friday, May 2, 2008

LURC is coming

No, not him.

Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission will hold one of its informal public workshops Monday in Portland on the revision of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide information about trends and issues, answer questions and gather public feedback about the draft and important issues.

The plan under revision is LURC’s primary policy and planning document. It provides information about the agency’s jurisdiction, evaluates land use and other trends, and establishes policies to guide the LURC’s work.

The first plan was adopted in 1976 and was comprehensively revised in 1983 and 1997.

The Portland workshop will be the sixth in a series of eight held around the state. It is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay at 88 Spring St.

Following the public workshops and comment period, commission staff will prepare a summary of comments and post it on the LURC Web site. The staff will present the summary to the commission and make general recommendations regarding how to revise the draft in response to comments.

Written comments may be submitted at the workshops or until the end of the public comment period on June 6. Comments may be mailed to: Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, State House Station 22, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0022.

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