Our parks and open spaces provide families with a place to relax, unwind, socialize and exercise. They also boost the value of our homes. But it’s not always easy to promote development and economic growth while preserving open space and the natural features of our community. It’s why Alex Charlton believes it’s so important to give townships, boroughs and local communities more power and flexibility in making the development decisions that are best for our residents.
Measures like Act 115 of 2013 put more authority in the hands of local government and clarifies and streamlines Pennsylvania’s Open Space Law. It gives municipalities more clarity in managing open space programs and it will ultimately improve the quality of life of Delaware County families. Alex believes we need to build on Act 115 and help our local governments protect and preserve our parks and wildlife.