Amanda, you brought up the subject of "sustainable development" on another thread that I think is getting too personal between two others so I started this thread to open a discussion on the subject.
I am curious as to how you would describe "sustainable development" as it pertains to AC. It appears to me that the island cannot sustain the current level of development. When there is talk of moretoriums on vehicle permits, hardware stores, grocery stores and there is concerns over traffic, crime, garbage, sewage, roads, insufficient power and water, etc - in other words, an inability to provide the necessary infrastucture for the current population - I do not see the logic in allowing more development of condos and hotels that, to be viable, will need to bring more people to the island.
Maybe I am missing something. But, if the current amount of people living and visiting the island cannot find ways to finance needed infrastucture, then how does bring more people to the island creating more of a demand for infrastucture improve the situation?
Forget the moretorim on vehicles, hardware and grocery stores, how about a moretorium on development until these issues are solved?
Las Vegas started with the slogan "build it and they will come". AC seems to have the slogan "come and maybe later we will find a way to build it". - infrastucture that is.
Edited by bywarren (05/20/08 01:41 PM)