City Survey Seeks Community’s Input on Parks and Recreation

The City of Boulder is seeking public input to understand the community’s parks, recreation and facility needs to update its Parks and Recreation Department (BPR) Master Plan.

This public comment opportunity is an important way for community members to shape this long-term plan, which will guide the BPR’s investments and operational focus in the future.

Community members have already provided input during the city’s first round of engagement earlier this year. Those early findings have helped shape the questions being asked during this next round of input. Read a summary of feedback the city received previously when engaging with

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Santa Barbara County seeks input on recreation needs through online survey | Local

Santa Barbara County is seeking public input on recreation needs, including parks, trails, open space and such facilities as sports fields and courts, as it develops a countywide Recreation Master Plan to guide development of new amenities.

The master plan is designed to help the county coordinate with its eight incorporated cities, agencies within the county, and nonprofit and private recreation service providers, a county spokesman said.

“This is an opportunity to plan for rural recreation in balance with the county’s vital natural and agricultural resources,” said County Board of Supervisors Chairman and 4th District Supervisor Bob Nelson.

The county

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Input Sought On Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources and PBR HAWAII are inviting the community to participate in updating Hawaiʻi’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.

Preparation of the plan every five years maintains Hawaiʻi’s eligibility to receive funds from the Land & Water Conservation Fund. LWCF is a federal grant program administered by the National Park Service that assists states and local governments with the acquisition of recreational lands and the development and renovation of recreation facilities.

Since 1967, the State of Hawaiʻi and the four counties have received more than $38 million in LWCF grants for the acquisition and

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Sarasota City Leaders Say They Need More Input Before Placing New Rules on ‘Hotel Houses’

For over a year, residents of Sarasota’s beach communities have asked the city to regulate “hotel houses” — large homes targeting groups of vacationers.

A recent public hearing at the City Commission offered no immediate solutions.

Residents have complained about problems with new large vacation properties being rented in their neighborhoods. The properties can accommodate 20 guests or more. Homeowners like Bob Zimmerman of Lido Key say they attract loud parties and traffic problems.

“I think these properties place most everyone in a bad position,” he told commissioners. “They affect the property manager who has to deal with irate residents,

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