CLUA is an organization of citizens and
neighborhood civic groups interested in promoting smart growth in
Cecil County, Maryland. The alliance grew out of the
Land Use Forums that were held in 2006.
See our flyer, and the
Cecil Whig story about
We are engaging our civic leaders
on growth issues. We are also involved in
county elections on a nonpartisan basis,
educating voters on local land use issues and the
positions and records of the candidates. We will
support candidates for local office of any party
who share our vision.
Our latest Newsletter: Use link at left
Next CLUA meeting: To be announced.
We are interested in...
Maintaining our quality of life:
- Saving the best things about our County: our lands, our waters and our heritage.
- Keeping Cecil County a desirable place to live, work and play.
Responsibly Managing Growth:
- Maximizing benefits to the community and minimizing negative impacts.
- Providing jobs and opportunity but minimizing blight, sprawl, and ugliness.
- Enabling growth that is clean, environmentally responsible, and in character with our local heritage and way of life
- Promoting planned unit developments (mixed use communities) in the Priority Funding Areas
Informing and Involving Citizens:
- Becoming informed and involved in Land Use decision-making
- Bringing people and ideas together
- Elevating discussion on land use issues
- Empowering citizens through organization
- Creating information and action networks
- Building an alliance for positive change
Holding Elected and Appointed Public Officials Accountable:
- Ensuring a process that includes regular citizen input and involvement.
- Ensuring a transparent government that informs its citizens and includes them at every level of decision making.
- Ensuring a fair government that provides ease of access to all, favoring none.
- Ensuring that existing codes and regulations are enforced.
Supporting the following initiatives:
- Protecting our wetlands, streams, and the health/economy of the Chesapeake Bay
- Preserving agriculture as a vibrant economic engine
- Promoting sustainable forestry
- Promoting tourism
- Preserving history
- Establishing architectural and design standards
- Emphasizing education as a means to build a skilled workforce to attract clean industry.