2017 LWV-JDC WHERE WE STAND


​LWV JoDaviess County will only take a stand on an issue when it has been studied and  come to a consensus about the position of the LWV JoDaviess County.​


PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY

Position:

The League supports legislation, funding, and administration of a wide range of prevention and early intervention mental health services in order to meet the needs of the residents of Jo Daviess County. These servies should be provided by qualified personnel working for private and governmental agencies and organizations, as well as individual health care providers. The League supports the use of all possible funding sources, but favors a strong base of continuous local funding. (Late 1980s)


PLANNING AND ZONING: STUDY OF LAND USE PLANNING AND PRACTICES IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY

Position:

The League supports the principles of sound land use planning and zoning to guide growth management in Jo Daviess County. A zoning ordinance should make adequate provision for open space and buffer zones to preserve the rural character of the county, and for the removal of abandoned and non-conforming signs. Group homes should be permitted in residential districts. The League supports the hiring of a full time professional zoning administrator who meets high and clearly defined qualifications. (1988)


​GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTAMINATION IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY

Position:

The League supports a wide range of measures to control potential sources of groundwater contamination in Jo Daviess County. Both existing and future county and city ordinances which influence groundwater quality should be consistently enforced. The League supports efforts to educate residents of Jo Daviess County about groundwater contamination and methods to reduce potential sources of contamination. The League opposes local control of landfill operations. (1971)

​Re-adopted: 2015


From LWV-JDC 2016 Yearbook, p 11

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