Community sustainability aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to live and prosper. Climate trends suggest that in the next 50 years, our region will experience increased precipitation, hotter summers, and more severe weather events. Such change can damage infrastructure, disrupt services, drain resources, and impact a City’s ability to respond to emergencies.
Economic, environmental, and social issues are interrelated, and the needs of all must be balanced. The community will discuss what efforts can be taken to ensure sustainability and resiliency through the City’s ability to respond, adapt, and thrive in the face of environmental, social, and economic changes.
Lee’s Summit benefits from ample natural resources. The community supports enhancing and protecting the natural environment. Over the next 20 years, strategies to use energy, water, and natural resources more thoughtfully and efficiently are important so that future generations can enjoy clean air, water, and natural resources.