Growth Happens … Let's Decide How

In just over a month, residents of Leelanau County (also also Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Wexford counties) will be asked to help decide the next 50+ years of transportation and land use development in our region through a project involving community, government, business and citizens known as The Grand Vision. has been working on videos that explore what people across the region feel about issues surrounding the growth of the area. Here’s the latest (click to YouTube to watch in high-quality) – please share this important effort with your friends & family and click over to to see more videos, learn more about the project and how you can get involved!

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  1. Warren Raftshol
    Warren Raftshol says:

    The biggest problem with planning is that it perpetuates forever somebody’s bad idea.

    For example, planned subdivisions are large areas with nothing but houses. No stores, no community centers, no ball fields – just houses.

    The opposite of planning is chaos. Chaos is necessary to insure a robust and vigorous community. Planning is like
    in-breeding, which leads to genetic weakness. The Grand Visions plan is flawed because the best plan is a chaotic one.

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