Little Gasparilla Island Community Plan
2. Little Gasparilla Island Community Planning Process
The LGI Advisory Committee, along with Charlotte County, established a comprehensive list of needs with which to establish a RLI. The RLI was produced in order to hire a consultant to assist Little Gasparilla Island in the community planning process. The County hired a consultant in September 2005. The consultant’s Scope of Work is reproduced in Appendix C. The consultant met with the LGI Advisory Committee on October 11, 2005, which served as the Kick-Off Meeting for the Community Planning Project. At this meeting the consultant was introduced to County staff and the LGI Advisory Committee and a schedule for the project was established.
Two public workshops provided opportunities for the Little Gasparilla Island stakeholders to define a community vision and goals for the Plan.
Workshop 1 – November 12, 2005
The first public workshop was held at the Chapel on Little Gasparilla Island on November 12, 2005, with the participation of 89 island residents as well as County staff and consultants (Photos 1-3). The consultant introduced and described the planning process, its schedule, and the structure and scope of the final Plan.
Photo 1. Participants listened to the consultant's presentation.
Photo 2. Participants worked in groups.
Photo 3. Participants voted for the issues.
Citizens of Little Gasparilla Island
LGI Advisory Committee