OFFICERS

:

CHAIR Mike Freemire

VICE·CHAIR Danny McDaniel

SECRETARY Dennis Pauley

TREASURER Chris Gallin

MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVES:

City of Davenport Bill Gluba, Mayor Jason Gordon, Alderman Gene Meeker, Alderman Hap Volz, Citizen

City of Rock Island Dennis Pauley, Mayor Chuck Austin, Alderman

City of Moline Don Welvaert, Mayor Gary Brown, Alderman

City of Bettendorf Mike Freemire, Mayor

City of East Moline John Thodos, Mayor

City of Muscatine Dick O'Brien, Mayor

City of Kewanee Bruce Tossell, Mayor

City of SilVIS: Villages of Andalusia, Carbon Cliff.

Coal Valley, Cordova. Hampton.

Hillsdale. Milan. Oak Grove Port Byron. and Rapids City Ken Williams, Mayor. Carbon Cliff

Cities of Aledo. Colona. Galva.

Geneseo. Villages of Alpha.

Andover, Atkinson, Cambridge New Boston. Orion, Sherrard, Viola, Windsor, and Woodhull Danny McDaniel, Mayor, Colona

Cities of Blue Grass, Buffalo.

Eldridge, LeClalfe, Long Grove, McCausland.

Princeton, Riverdale, Walcott West liberty and Wilton Marty O'Boyle, Mayor. Eldridge

COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES:

Henry County Tom Nicholson, Chairman Jo Anne Hillman, Member Pat Ripperger, Member

Mercer County Maxine Henry, Chair

Muscatine County Esther Dean, Chair Wayne Shoultz, Member

Rock Island County Jim Bohnsack, Chairman John Malvik, Member Tom Rockwell, Member Elizabeth Sherwin, Citizen

Scott County Chris Gallin, Chair Larry Minard, Member Tom Sunderbruch, Member Celia Rangel, Citizen

PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES:

Carl Becker Cheryl Goodwin Ralph H. Heninger Nathaniel Lawrence Bill Stoermer Jim Tank Rory Washburn

Executive Director Denise Bulat

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December 20, 2010

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Moline, IL 61265

RE: Scott County Sustainability Plan - Partner Agencies Input Request

Dear Sustainability Plan Partner:

Your agency is being asked for input on the Scott County Sustainability Plan Goals and Strategies. As a "partnering organization" in Scott County on one or more of the sustainability strategies listed in the plan, Scott County government would be looking to your organization for leadership and/or participation in implementing a specific strategy or strategies.

The County was awarded funds to develop sustainability and energy goals countywide and for Scott County operations as a result of an American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. For several months, a Sustainability Steering Conunittee has been working to draft a list of goals and strategies for Scott County to move the County toward sustainability. The triple bottom line of sustainability examines the interconnections of the Economy, Environment and Community needs with the critical resources - air, land water, energy.

Please review the enclosed document, paying close attention to the strategies where you are shown as a partnering organization to carry out or contribute toward the sustainability strategy listed. Please let us know if you are in agreement with where your agency name has been placed and if that strategy has appropriate wording. We also would like to know if your agency has been placed incorrectly or needs to be added to additional sustainability strategies in the Plan. Please respond to this letter by December 31, 2010.

Comments and suggestions can be directed to me at the Bi-State Regional Commission, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201; phone 309-793-6300 or gmccullough@bistateonline.org Fax: 309-793-6305. Thank you in advance for your input. I look forward to your reply.

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December 20 Letter to Partners

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Scott County Sustainability Plan Goals

OVERALL

• Making Sustainability the "New" Normal

• Incorporating Sustainability into Fiscal Policy and Decision-Making (Environmental Management System)

ENVIRONMENT

• Preserve the County's Natural or Unique Resources - Public and Private

• Support Use of Sustainable Agriculture Techniques to Improve Profitability, Stewardship,

and the Farming Community.

• Conserve and Protect Drinking Water Sources, Aquifers, and Surface Supplies

• Protect and Restore Water Resources

• Reduce Waste - All Sectors

• Enhance Efforts for Clean Air and Work to Reduce Air Emissions

• Support Renewable and Reliable Energy Sources

• Encourage Commitment to Improvement Operation and Providing the Highest Level of Service that respects the environment and the health and safety of employees, customers and the community.

ECONOMY

• Grow Existing and New Business

• Foster Sustainable Business Development and Innovation

• Stabilize Infrastructure/Utility Costs to Foster Economic Growth

• Encourage Energy Efficiency and Waste Management Best Practices in Land Development

COMMUNITY

• Encourage Affordable Housing and a Variety of Housing Options

• Foster Redevelopment Best Practices

• Foster Redevelopment of Older Developed Areas in Lieu of Undeveloped Areas

• Design Well-Connected Transportation Network

• Increase Public Transportation Options

• Address Changing Demographics and Community Diversity

• Facilitate Preparedness for Emergencies to Provide Community Sufficiency

• Strengthen Community Resilience with Social Safety Nets - Housing, Treatment, Literacy, Care Services, and Volunteerism

• Grow Food Locally

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• Commission, cities, & community colleges
practices that uses benefits to consumers to • Number of items in toolbox
value sustainable practices and lifestyles and X2 • Eastern Iowa Community College District • Implementation of tools
change behaviors. (EICCD) • Amount of increase in sustainable
• Utilities practices
• Integrate environmental and consumer • Earth Week Coalition • Use of programs
education on sustainability into curriculum with • School districts • Number of students taught
multidisciplinary - math, science, reading, social X3 • Eastern Iowa Community College District
studies, etc. and multi-age (generational) level (EICCD)
reach. • Junior Achievement (J.A.)
• County • Number of website hits
• Market sustainable successes in public places- • Cities • Annual Sustainability Summit held
postings, website, announcements, etc. X2 • Sustainable Solutions Committee (SSC)
• Chamber of Commerce
Promote sustainable practices - no net waste, • County • Reduction in waste stream

reduce consumption. X • Cities
• Utilities
• County • Number providing education or
• Cities marketing sustainability issues
• Provide or support sustainability education • Environmental organizations • Number of organizations endorsing
through "Lead by Example" e.g. implementing X2 • Businesses Scott County Sustainability Plan
sustainable solutions and communicating • Utilities
positive outcomes. • School districts
• Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD) X# = Year Strategy would be implemented

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• Evaluate program performance and look at • Independent 3rd party • Evaluation completed
impact on future generations. X6
• Encourage efficient use of critical resources. • County • Increase in efficiencies
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• Create a checklist to evaluate whether decisions • Sustainable Solutions Committee (SSC) • Creation and use of checklist
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• Farm Bureau
• Natural Resources Conservation Service • Receipt of funds
• Coordinate with state and federal programs. X (NRCS) • Assistance/coordination
• Scott County Conservation Board • Number of people educated
Educate people on the value of the County's • Extension Offices

natural and unique resources. X X • Soil & Water Conservation District
• Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD)
Support Use of Sustainable Agriculture Techniques to Improve Profitability, Stewardship, and the Farming Community
• Soil & Water Conservation District
• Farm Bureau
• Support best management practices to preserve • Extension Offices
or conserve critical resources (energy, soils, water, • Natural Resources Conservation Service
forest and wetlands, wildlife habitat, etc.) through X (NRCS)
education, proper waste and chemical handling, • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
tillage practices, and use of technology. • Partners of Scott County Watersheds
• Eastern Iowa OCommunity College
District (EICCD)
• Natural Resources Conservation Service • Increase in incentives used
• Seek incentives and/or support (NRCS) • Increase in sustainable practices
research/development of best farming or low- X • USDA indicated in Census of Agriculture
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• USDA Rural Development
• Extension Offices
• Eastern Iowa Community College District • Program(s) in place
• Seek local networks and partnerships to support (EICCD)
financial and entrepreneurial training, mentoring, • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
and apprenticeship programs for beginning • Farm Bureau
farmers. • Extension Offices
• U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Conserve and Protect Drinking Water Sources, Aquifers, and Surface Supplies
• County • Amount of exposure/reach
• Cities
Educate residents on water conservation practices • Water companies

for landscaping and its maintenance. X X • Public & private water systems
• River Action
• Partners of Scott County Watersheds
• Community colleges
• Educate and market the use of low flow, water • County • Amount of exposure/reach
conservation devices in structures. X • Cities
• Water companies
• County • Number of recharge areas
• Cities • Number of participants
Promote protection of well-heads and • Partners of Scott County Watersheds • Number of clean wells

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• Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
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• Cities • Increase in number of participants
• Participate in watershed planning, monitoring and
X • Partners of Scott County Watersheds
program implementation. • Soil and Water Conservation Service
• Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
• County • Number of visits to website
• Cities • Number of informational items
Educate residents on water resource issues. X • River Action generated

• Partners of Scott County Watersheds
• Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD)
Market benefits of Lost Grove Lake. X • County • Number of individuals use facility in

• Department of Natural Resources (DNR) first years
Restore lakes and streams by seeking funding for • County Conservation Board • Receipt of grants

West Lake restoration and for other watershed X • Cities
programs and projects. • Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
• Partners of Scott County Watersheds
• Upgrade wastewater infrastructure. X X • County • Completed projects and reduction
• Cities of reported overflows
• Monitor and regulate septic systems and educate • County • Reduction of reported spills and
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owners. overflows
• County • Number acres that become green
• Encourage flood hazard reduction and increase • Cities space
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riparian areas. • Natural Resources Conservation Service
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Manage roadside ditches as part of habitat and • County • Reduction of use of herbicide

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efforts to minimize waste going to the landfill and • Cities availability
conserve natural resources. • Waste Commission of Scott County • New city/county policy
0 Make recycling easier and more convenient • Eastern Iowa Community College District • Increase commodities recycled
for rural residents. (EICCD) • Number customers served
0 Standardize recycling programs for multi- X X • Tons diverted
family dwellings and school districts within
county.
0 Aid small business with waste management
solutions/alternatives for greater
sustainability.
Investigate composting of organics. X • Davenport compost facility

• Waste Commission of Scott County
• Identify waste streams resulting from newer • Waste Commission of Scott County • List of new waste streams created
technologies (e.g. batteries from hybrids and other X and managed
alternative sources) and seek sustainable disposal
options.
• Incorporate green purchasing policies to reduce • All
and reuse materials/items. X
• Prevent waste creation in the first place, known as • All
source reduction. X
• Monitor Emerging Technologies - Evaluate • Waste Commission of Scott County (WCSC) • Identification of technologies
feasibility of new, emerging technologies for solid X X X • Bi-State Regional Commission
waste processing and disposal.
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• Work with legislators and regulators on • All
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anti-idling policies; alternative fuels and vehicles • Bi-State Clean Air Partnership • Number of policies implemented
procurement; low-emission vehicles, machinery, X • Eastern Iowa Community College District
pleasure craft and equipment use. Utilize (EICCD)
alternative fuels (biofuels, compressed natural gas, • All
propane, others) and vehicles.
Seek low-emission products and practices by • County • Number LEED certified buildings
• • Number of low-emission
purchasing low emission vehicles & equipment, X X X X • Cities
right-size for purpose • Businesses products/vehicles in use
• Utilities
• Support alternative transportation - transit, • County • Transit ridership
bicycling and walking via incentives (bus passes, • Cities • Bike trail traffic counts
prime parking for carpools/vanpools or X X X • Transit Systems
hybrids/alternative fuel vehicles, bike lanes & • Quad Cities Transportation Alternatives
trails, connected sidewalk system in urban areas or Group (QCTAG)
towns.
• County • Number of road network gaps
• Cities connected
• Design well-connected streets and incorporate • State • Reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled
Complete Streets policy as standard practice. X X X (VMT)
• Availability of alternative
transportation choices
Support Renewable and Reliable Energy Sources
• Encourage renewable energy use, such as: • County • Percentage of renewable energy
o Identify cost effective su ppliers of renewable • Cities (codes) used by utilities
energy • Utilities
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existing and new buildings - e.g. installing high • Cities
efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, • Developers
weatherizing homes and businesses, energy • QC Homebuilders Association
efficient renovation in commercial buildings, LED X • Community Action of Eastern Iowa (CAEI)
street lights, using compact fluorescent lamps in
lieu of incandescent and converting lamps to LED if
possible (policy incentives, e.g. ways to encourage
implementation of energy savings now vs. later).
• Foster energy conservation through building codes • County • Number of permits
- e.g. keeping lights turned off in areas not in use • Cities
(utilizing occupancy sensors where it makes X • Developers
sense), turning computers and printers off every • QC Homebuilders Association
night before going home, etc. • Community Action of Eastern Iowa (CAEI)
Encourage Commitment to Improving Operations and Providing the Highest Level of Service that Respects the Environment
and the Health and Safety of Employees, Customers, and the Community
• Provide peer groups to assist with promoting • Sustainable Solutions Committee • Creation of a sustainability
environmental management systems that • Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) consortium or annual summit
encourage environmental sustainability through X • Bi-State Regional Commission
pollution prevention, waste reduction, recycling,
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• Quad Cities First • Have we developed the desired
• Iowa Workforce Development economic cluster?
• Strengthen workforce in current area clusters • The number of new\expanded
(manufacturing, health care, insurance, service, • School Districts
and logistics). - Doing what we do best and • Eastern Iowa Community College District clusters
bridging it to the future (EICCD) • Number of programs for training
• Trade unions • Vertical integration
• Chamber of Commerce
• Quad Cities SCORE (Counselors to America's • Number of new startups
• Encourage entrepreneur and small business Small Business) Chapter 432 • Growth in bad economic times vs
development. • NewVentures, Inc. good economic times
• Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD)
• Quad Cities SCORE (Counselors to America's • Number of new startup
Link training and workforce needs, e.g. scalable Small Business) Chapter 432 companies

needs from trades to college degrees to serve • NewVentures, Inc. • Job Growth in bad economic
• Quad Cities First times
varied skills and talents. • Iowa Workforce Development • Data from companies
• Provide on-the-job training for experience and skill- X
building. • School Districts • Number of interns
• Increase access/remove barriers affordable higher • Eastern Iowa Community College District • Number of training programs
education/training opportunities. (EICCD) • Number enrolled in programs
• Trade unions • Vertical integration
• Iowa Board of Regents
• Foster financial literacy and consumer education to • Quad City DollarWise • Reduction in foreclosures
link economy to sustainability, price of X • Junior Achievement (J.A.) • Number of people educated
consumerism.
Combat abusive lending practices of creditors, • County • Reduction in number of victims of
• these practices
mortgage lenders, and home improvement • Cities
• Lenders
contractors through local reform, education, and • Federal/State Assistance Programs
enforcement.
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• policy
to address sustainability practices. X • Sustainable Solutions Committee (SSC)
• Number of policies adopted
• Farmers Markets • Number of vendors
• Mississippi Valley Growers Association • Number of visitors
Support existing and new food oriented • Future Farmers of America • Number acres\number of

agricultural production in Scott County. X • Other grower associations community gardens
• School districts/universities
• Buy Fresh/Buy Local
• U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
• Promote the consumption of agricultural • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) • Number of locations and varieties
commodities by expanding direct producer to • Buy Fresh/Buy Local of commodities purchased
consumer marketing opportunities. • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Foster Sustainable Business Development and Innovation
• Assess green job demand and potential for the • Eastern Iowa Community College District • Number of jobs created
future business/industry. X (EICCD)
• Chamber of Commerce
• Chamber of Commerce • Number of applicants placed once
• Design training programs that create green or • Iowa Workforce Development out of program
trade sectors to facilitate job applicants; link • School Districts • Desired economic clusters created
training programs to the needs shown in the X • Eastern Iowa Community College District • The number of new/expanded
assessment. (EICCD) clusters
• Trade unions • Number of programs for training
• Vertical integration
• Review business/agriculture/industry practices in • Individual entity • Number of sustainable practices
X
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Increase the number of contractors trained in • School Districts "green" services
• • Creation of a collegiate program
green construction practices. Educate on decision X • Quad City Homebuilders Association
outcomes. • Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD)
• Trade unions
• Determine if a Buyer-Supplier program can be • Quad City Home Builders • Number of start-up programs
established with the benefits being the reduction X • Trade Unions
in transportation costs and the creation of more • Chamber of Commerce
jobs. • Businesses
• County • Number of USDA grants funded
• Promote USDA Rural Development programs in the • USDA Rural Development • Dollar increase in Federal USDA
County to generate grant revenue and foster rural X grants awarded within the County
economic development. • New programs developed
• Number of farmers effected
• Support programs that renew local food system • Buy Fresh/Buy Local • Program(s) in place
infrastructure and community development. • USDA Rural Development
• Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
• Encourage producer groups and cooperatives to • Buy Fresh/Buy Local • Program(s) in place
create and develop producer owned businesses. • USDA Rural Development
• Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
• U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farm Service
Agency (USDA FSA)
• Support programs for socially disadvantaged and • Producer groups • Number of new businesses
beginning producers. • USDA Rural Development developed
• Buy Fresh/Buy Local
• U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farm Service
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• Ensure utilities/services are affordable, especially • Community Action of Eastern Iowa (CAEI) • Number households receiving
for low income households, allows for more X • Utilities assistance
businesses and people coming to the Quad Cities. • Percent of eligible households
receiving assistance
Encourage Energy Efficiency and Waste Management Best Practices in Land Development
• Programs to manage heating/cooling efficiently • Utilities • Number homes/structures with
(HVAC - keeping corridors and other non-vital X • Homebuilders/HVAC contractors upgraded systems
areas at cooler temps in the winter and warmer • American Institute of Architects (AlA) • Participation in program
temps in the summer.)
• Create specifications for recycling\ deconstruction • County • Growth of the organizations who
plans prior to issuance of demolition permits • Cities harvest
throughout County and identify resources for X • Pounds of waste diverted from
disposal. (Tool box of where and what products landfill
can go, who will buy, identify organizations who
will harvest recyclables for free.)
• Encourage sustainability into bids and contracts. • County • Number municipalities who
Based on reasonable rate of investment such as • Cities engage in purchasing activities
encouraging use of recycled-content materials in X • State
county projects (asphalt incorporating post- • Bi-State Regional Commission
consumer shingles, non-hazardous foundry sand • Individual organizations
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• Secure reliable funding resources for programs & X • Number of housing options
administration. available
Encourage reuse and rehabilitation of current • Cities (policies) • Number of structures reused/
• rehabilitated
structures and development within existing X
neighborhoods (infill).
• County • Development of
Develop programs/policies that promote owner- • Cities programs/policies
• X
occupied rehabilitations (not just low-income) • State
• Federal
Foster Redevelopment Best Practices
• Cities (policies) • Reduction of home
• Reduce the flow of home construction waste to • Contractors construction waste in landfill
landfills and increase recycling of construction X • Quad City Home Builders Association • Increase in amount of
materials from homes that are being built, • Associated General Contractors of America (AGe) construction materials recycled
rehabilitated, or torn down • Waste Commission of Scott County
• State & local governments • Number of homes with green
• Contractors construction and energy
• Rehabilitate more homes with green construction • Waste Commission of Scott County efficient measures
and energy efficient measures. e.g. Community X • QC Home Builders Association
Action of Eastern Iowa Weatherization Program. • Associated General Contractors of America (AGe)
• Community Action of Eastern Iowa (CAEI)
• Cities (policies) • Number of homes built as infill
• Promote the construction of new homes as infill • Contractors
on existing city lots and to reduce the expansion X • Quad City Home Builders Association
of housing onto farm land. • Associated General Contractors of America (AGe)
• County • Number of county
development referrals to cities
• Encourage land development within cities/towns. X • Number of new developments
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redevelopment; change community preferences X • Banks
"old is new again"! • QC Housing Cluster
• Use land use planning and zoning/development • Cities • Increase in redevelopment
codes to encourage infill development and X
discourage sprawl.
• Support mixed-use traditional neighborhood • County • Increase in mixed-use
development and provide impact/cost X • Cities (policies) neighborhoods
information on traditional vs. suburban • Chamber of Commerce
development choices.
Design Well-Connected Transportation Network
• Support road, sidewalk, trail • County • Increase in sidewalks, trail
connections/interconnections, traffic calming & • Cities connections & improved
improve access for greater mobility and X • Bi-State Regional Commission access
community livability. • User groups (e.g. QC Bicycle Club) • Reduction in Vehicle Miles
Traveled (VMT)
Increase Public Transportation Options
• Coordinate urban development with transit and • County • Increase in ridership
alternative transportation. X • Cities • Increase
• Transit agencies routes/frequency/times of day
• Manage parking and parking ramps to • Cities • Number of parking spaces
facilitate/complement transit, pair with park and X • Transit agencies at/near transit hub
ride systems. • Number of park and ride
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Implementation
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• Encourage development of facilities, services and • Cities opportunities for multi-age
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• Chamber of Commerce
• County • Increase in amount of open
Provide open space and recreational opportunities. X • Cities space & recreational
• opportunities
• River Action
• Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Community Health Care & other FQHC • Increased FQHC
• Facilitate affordable mental and physical health care. X (Federally Qualified Health Centers) • Increased Public Health Service
Act Section 330 grants
• County • Accessible buildings
• Promote universal design and construction of buildings • Cities • All road intersections with curb
and communities that are accessible and visitable by • All cuts
elderly people and people with disabilities. • All park/recreation facilities
accessible
Facilitate Preparedness for Emergencies to Provide Community Sufficiency
• Mitigate hazards through Scott County Hazard • County • Increase in safety during hazards
Mitigation Plan. X • Cities • Number of participating local
governments
• County • Maintained redundancies
• Cities • Number of redundant facilities
• Support systems redundancy. X X • Scott Emergency Communication Center or systems
(SECC), Public Safety Answering Point
(PSAP)
Strengthen Community Resilience with Social Safety Nets - Housing, Treatment, Literacy, Care Services, and Volunteerism
• Facilitate public health preparedness. X • County
• Monitor environmental health for nuisances, animal • County
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• county • Increase quality of housing stock
• Ensure existing and new homes are healthy and safe • Cities in the county
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through adequate inspection and mitigation programs • Community Action of Eastern Iowa (CAEI) • Number of homes served by
mitigation programs
Grow Food Locally
• County • Number of gardens developed
• Keep America Beautiful Initiative • Lbs. of food produced
Promote development of community gardens. X • Buy Fresh/Buy Local • Tax deeds donated for

• School districts community gardens
• Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD)
• Cities • Program is self sustaining.
• Not-for-profit and For-profit food sectors • Members of community are
• Promote development of community food projects in • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) providing for their own needs.
low income areas to ensure food security. Programs • Program has developed linkages
between sectors of the local
food system
• School districts • Program(s) in place
Foster programs or cooperatives that supply locally • Hospitals • Amount of food purchased from

grown foods directly to schools and institutions. X • Buy Fresh/Buy Local sources within 100 miles
• Eastern Iowa Community College District
(EICCD)
• Buy Fresh/Buy Local • Amount of food purchased
• Encourage the selling of locally grown produce in • Grocery stores/markets wholesale by stores from
X
grocery stores and markets. • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sources within 100 miles
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