The Common Ground Alliance of the Adirondacks (CGA) recently released its 2022 Blueprint for the Blue Line, a summary of state policy recommendations largely informed by dialogue and ideas generated during the group’s annual summer forum.
This year’s Blueprint, which is available on the CGA website, focuses on four main issue areas: housing, workforce development, community-based recreation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. More than 100 citizens participated in CGA’s 2021 summer forum, the theme of which was Creating Vibrant and Welcoming Communities.
The document is being shared and discussed with state legislators, commissioners, senior agency staff, and Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, laying out regional priorities ahead of the 2022 legislative session.
In addition to the 2022 Blueprint for the Blue Line, CGA will soon release a new companion document, the 2022 Community Blueprint. Whereas the Blueprint for the Blue Line advocates for state-level policy changes and initiatives, the Community Blueprint outlines suggested steps individuals, local leaders, municipalities, and nonprofits can take to generate or maintain forward progress on the four issue areas outlined in the Blueprint for the Blue Line.
CGA also announced that a Winter Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, February 25th, between 9:30 and 11:30 am. Additional details to follow.
The Common Ground Alliance was formed in 2007 to identify opportunities for dialogue among diverse, and at times, competing stakeholders looking to facilitate collaborative action. The Alliance promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, transparency, candor, and trust to guide open discussions and foster a productive exchange of idea across a multitude of viewpoints.
Those interested in becoming involved in the Common Ground Alliance should visit the CGA website.