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Category: Advocacy

Council Resolution Affirms Support of PDR Program

For the first time since its inception, there is no funding for the Purchase of Development Rights program in the FY19 Budget adopted unanimously by the Council on June 21, 2018. The rationale is that there is a significant backlog in pending applications and sufficient funds available to process those applications, as well as new...

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Theme B of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan- Protecting the Environment

The Bluegrass region is home to the most beautiful countryside and natural areas. As Lexingtonians, we value our farmland, greenways, waterways, and natural areas. Yet, Kentucky ranked 48th in WalletHub.com’s recent study of the greenest states, which compared all 50 states on environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and contributions to climate change. In fact, Kentucky came...

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Faster, More Reliable Internet May Be Coming To Rural Fayette County

As installation of a fiber-optic network inside Lexington’s city limits gets underway, there may be hope for better internet access on the horizon for rural Fayette County as well. In today’s environment, access to high-speed, reliable internet is critical to education, business, and daily life. The internet has become as important as any other kind...

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Phase Two of 2018 Update to Comprehensive Plan Underway

Every five years, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government updates the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how our city grows. The first phase of the Comprehensive Plan update is adoption of the overarching Goals and Objectives that will provide the framework for Lexington’s growth strategy. Phase 1 was completed in November with Council’s...

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Rural Land Management Plan Updated for First Time Since Adoption

Fayette County is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and productive Bluegrass farmland. To manage our critical rural assets, the Rural Land Management Plan was adopted in 1999 as an element of the 1996 Comprehensive Plan. This groundbreaking document was the first extensive effort dedicated to the management of land uses in Fayette...

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