The population of Purchase has more than doubled in size during the last decade. The growth has changed the land. Open space, wetlands and historic structures have been lost to commercial, residential, industrial, and road development. The impacts of growth pose complex challenges to the quality of life for the people in our community. One focus of PEPA is to look into the issues centering upon the consequences of growth and development in our region. Of particular interest are private property rights, cultural and historic preservation, community collaboration, and public policy issues.
Since most applications for land development are approved or denied on the point of law it is essential that you have a clear understanding of the law. An attorney can also help you put together a team of experts in: noise, wetlands, traffic, lighting, architecture, historic preservation, land planning, site design, and other professional disciplines needed to win a campaign.
Beatification is an important issue to PEPA. We support the efforts of the Harrison Beautification Committee by offering assistance and necessary tools to designated areas to make our neighborhoods beautiful. Soon we will also provide attractive neighborhood beautification signs that will reflect the pride in their community. For additional information about the Harrison Beatification Committee, please visit http://hbc.harrison-ny.gov.
In addition to our annual members meeting with local government officials, we sponsor forums, and create opportunities to bring the community. At the forums, neighbors, local government officials, business, and other community organizations discuss issues and problems and identify possible solutions. These conversations provide an opportunity for dialogue and coalition building.