The draft Utica Master Plan gets an "A++" in creating reasons for education and training programs.
Here's a sampling of proposals that do not include those for the school system . . .
With all the education and training "opportunities" in the Utica Master Plan, could there be Re-Education Camps in our future . . .
- "Promote first-time homebuyer education." (p 28).
- "Provide guidance and training for committee members in purpose, types, and legalities of zoning" (p 28)
- "Provide guidance and training for committee members in purpose, types and legalities of codes and contractor licensing"(p.29)
- "Provide Education and Training" related to promotion of the Green Building & Home Rehabilitation in its neighborhoods by incorporating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development principles, particularly "education and training of key design and construction personnel." (p 30).
- "Provide guidance and training for committee members in four important CPTED design guidelines: Natural Surveillance, Natural Access Control, Territorial Reinforcement, and Maintenance "(p. 30).
- "Provide education/training for homeowners and residents on property maintenance and code regulations requirements, and compliance." (p. 33)
- "Provide seminars/workshops for leadership training, community development, code enforcement, and public safety." (p. 33)
- "Provide guidance and training for citizen advisory committee members" in relation to development of a Community Improvement District (p. 34).
- "Develop a tourism marketing plan and a tourism-readiness training program for staff in tourism industries and downtown business owners. (p.45) ... "and the community at large"(p.61)
- "Develop a parking education and signage strategy for downtown" (p. 47)
- "Enhance the current farmers market to include more components of the “Slow Food Movement,” using local farmers currently involved in the movement. Add educational components . . ." (p. 59)
. . . for those of us who think that this is just a lot of 'hooey' ?