A number of policies included in Landscapes2 require population and demographics information in order for them to be fully addressed and ultimately implemented. Within Landscapes2, these policies are found under the following headings:

Urban Landscape Policies

LU 2.2: Provide a diversity of housing types at appropriate urban densities for all income levels.

Suburban Landscape Policies

LU 3.1: Support infill development and redevelopment efforts, consistent with the existing neighborhood character, based upon infrastructure capacity and environmental constraints.

LU 3.4: Encourage well-designed mixed use development at densities sufficient to support the multi-modal transportation system.

LU 3.5: Use Smart Growth principles to create walkable neighborhoods with higher density and innovative site sensitive design while maintaining a unique sense of community.

Rural Landscape Policies

LU 4.3: Direct development intended to meet the anticipated growth within the rural landscape to designated rural centers, encouraging appropriate residential densities and context sensitive design maintaining rural character.

LU 4.5: Promote multi-municipal planning to direct growth to designated rural centers.

Agricultural Landscape Policies

LU 5.5: Support the retention and development of housing that meets the needs of farm labor.

Agricultural Policies

A6.3: Promote availability and awareness of, and access to, quality, affordable health care services, addressing the specific needs of immigrant farm labor and their families.

A6.4: Encourage, as necessary, delivery of education, mobility, and human services to the farm labor community, and promote outreach for new and existing programs and services for those with limited English proficiency.

Housing Policies

H1.7: Improve housing opportunities for migrant and year-round agricultural workers, recognizing the changing demographics and specific needs of this population.

H2.1: Integrate housing opportunities, including options that are affordable for households at all income levels, to create diverse communities.

H2.5: Increase housing options available to households earning between 80 percent and 120 percent of the county median income.

H5.1: Provide accessible housing opportunities that are connected and in close proximity to supportive services to meet the needs of the elderly.

H6.5: Inform municipal officials about their responsibilities and authority under the federal Fair Housing Act and discourage discriminatory practices county-wide.

H6.7: Encourage municipalities to coordinate planning efforts regionally with school districts, to accurately project and plan for population growth and associated housing needs.

Community Services Policies

CS4.1: Provide sufficient medical facilities to meet the needs of a growing population.

CS.5.2: Encourage municipalities to provide an opportunity for a variety of housing options for people with special needs so that these residents can be integrated into all aspects of community life.

CS.5.3: Encourage the development of adult day care centers and in home services to provide alternatives to more expensive residential care facilities.