Healthy Community Components

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City of Brisbane
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On this board, participants wrote on post-it's their reply to the question, What are the most important elements of a healthy community to you?  On-site to engage with residents and answer questions was Ms. Jasneet Sharma, Senior Community Health Planner for the County Health System in their Health Policy and Planning Program.  Jasneet also had on her table a handout that outlined the County's 10 Key Components of Healthy, Equitable Communities:

A description of each of the 10 components follows (click to enlarge):

What componets are most important to you?  Add them in the comment box below.

mackinC
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Fiscal responsibility. Taking note of our existing infrastructure needs before we take on more that perhaps we can't afford. What's being done about our aging water and sewer lines in central Brisbane? We don't seem to have adequate personnel to take care of our existing landscaping and yet we are planting more. This doesn't seem prudent.

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Thank you for your comment. Fiscal responsibility is definitely a goal of the City Council (with their actual goal being titled, "Fiscally Prudent"). Right now, the City's Public Works Department is in the process of updating their Water and Sewer Master Plans. As far as planting more landscaping, in which area of town are you referring to that this is taking place? Might it be the area along Old County Rd. where landscape renovation started in late August? CA natives were planted, including a California Buckeye tree, which will be area's focal point, and other native, drought-tolerant plants to replace the former turf. The existing irrigation on site will be converted to a much more efficient drip system. This type of system will allow each individual plant to be watered only when needed, rather than the entire area being sprayed. Again, thank you for your comment and hope this information clarifies some things. --Caroline, on behalf of the Public Works Dept.