The North Coast is a place that people from around the world come to visit, and people who live here want to stay. Residents cherish the clean air, clean water, forests, wildlife and unique rural character. Our “geographic advantage” is our distance from major metropolitan areas.
Our vision is to build on that advantage by spending our transportation infrastructure dollars on projects which support a high quality of life for our communities. With transportation budgets seemingly always at risk, the instability of our rugged North Coast terrain, and serious new infrastructure threats from sea level rise, achieving this vision will be a challenge. But we’re sure of one thing: we don’t need to widen and straighten our highways to create another interstate. Instead, let’s maintain the roads and bridges we have in order to ensure that people can continue to get to local homes and businesses—and then let’s improve our community-level infrastructure to ensure that they want to stay.