RON BEATY: Critical Issues Facing Cape Cod

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Some Critical Issues Facing Cape Cod Today

Though listed separately, many of the following political and civic issues facing Cape Cod today are inextricably related:

  • The Cape Cod Commission (and whether to remove its regulatory authority, keep it as is, or abolish it all together)
  • Wastewater and Water Quality Issues (this is currently the most vital issue, BUT it is being addressed…though the Cape Cod Commission dropped the ball on it for many years, to our detriment)
  • Lack of Economic Development (particularly “the winter economy” especially for the lower-Cape towns like Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet…they have been inexcusably neglected by our elected leaders, we also desperately need to be more “business friendly”)
  • Not Enough Decent, Good Paying and Career Focused Jobs (our next generation of citizens are fleeing by the multitude for this reason and because they simply cannot afford to live here)
  • Affordable Housing (the State and Towns are…

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