Dear Friend of RLUAC:

The Regional Land Use Advisory Commission Board of Directors needs your input!   As identified in the recently completed Joint Land Use Study, it is time to evaluate all aspects of our organization, preparing a strategic plan for the next five years and beyond.  Please help the Board of Directors prepare for their strategic planning workshop by participating in this brief survey.  In addition, please reach out to me anytime to discuss RLUAC’s future and how we can better serve the needs of the Region. 

Sincerely,

Pete Campbell, Executive Director
RLUAC

 
Who is RLUAC?
The Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (RLUAC) is a non-profit 501(C)3 membership-based organization located in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Our current voting membership consists of 21 local governments (eight counties and thirteen municipalities).  Many other public, governmental, and nonprofit entities both work with RLUAC and hold non-voting membership. The nearly 30-year old organization was the first regional group established in the country with the mission of coordinating land use decisions between the military and the local governments to promote sustainable growth and compatibility between civilian development and military training and operations. 

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* 1. What best describes your role in the region concerning the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (please check the most applicable)?

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* 2. The North Carolina General Statutes (Session Law 2004-75 -- NCGS Chapter 153A-323 & 160A-364, as updated in 2013) require local governments to notify the commanders of military bases regarding any proposed subdivisions, telecom towers, windmills, or zoning changes proposed within five miles of the boundary of a military installation. RLUAC has an agreement with Fort Bragg to review these land use cases on behalf of the commander and to provide formal comments and recommendations, where appropriate, to the local government regarding the compatibility or incompatibility of the proposed land use action with Fort Bragg’s mission.  Click here to see a map of the five-mile land use review area surrounding Fort Bragg.

Does your jurisdiction submit all required notifications to RLUAC for review of these cases on behalf of Fort Bragg?

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* 3. How important are the case reviews and recommendations by RLUAC to your community’s planning board and governing body in their decision-making process regarding actions that require their recommendation and/or approval?

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* 4. Please describe how your community incorporates the RLUAC recommendations into your land use case review and decision-making process. (check all that apply)

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* 5. RLUAC will be implementing an online case review and tracking system to help improve the process of both receiving cases from communities and providing comments in response to their submissions. Which of the following features and capabilities do you think are important for the system to have? (check all that apply)

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* 6. How can RLAUC assist in helping to improve the process in your community? (check all that apply)

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* 7. Do you feel there is a general awareness with your local government of who RLUAC is and the basic mission of RLUAC?

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* 8. How is RLUAC viewed as an organization by local governments? (please check all that apply)

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* 9. Today, the primary mission of RLUAC is to balance the following three key objectives through facilitating regional planning and development reviews, communication, and coordination:
(1) protecting the health, welfare, and safety of civilian communities from military training impacts;
(2) protecting the longleaf pine ecosystem; and
(3) protecting the military training mission from incompatible civilian development.

How effective is RLUAC in each of these areas?

  Very Effective Effective Somewhat Effective Not Effective
Objective 1
Objective 2
Objective 3

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* 10. RLUAC undertakes a number of activities in the furtherance of its mission. Please rate the following activities / services that RLUAC provides in terms of their value:

  Extremely Valuable Very Valuable Valuable Somewhat Valuable Not Valuable
Quarterly Meetings/Networking between regional partners (local governments, Fort Bragg, and other agencies)
Land use case reviews on behalf of Fort Bragg
Notification to members on legislative issues (State & Federal)
Awareness of the military training mission
Awareness of environmental issues
Maintenance and oversight of Sandhills Regional GIS database

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* 11. How important is it for RLUAC to focus on the following activities over the next 5 to 10 years?

  Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Quarterly Meetings/Networking between regional partners (local governments, Fort Bragg, and other agencies)
Land use case reviews on behalf of Fort Bragg
Notification to members on legislative issues (State & Federal)
Awareness of the military training mission
Awareness of environmental issues
Maintenance and oversight of Sandhills Regional GIS database

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* 12. Are there other groups outside of the current membership that RLUAC should be reaching out to on a regular basis?

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* 13. Do you attend RLUAC meetings or otherwise participate in the organization?

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* 14. Please share any additional thoughts and comments that you may have for the Board of Directors to consider moving forward?

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