This week, our Town Council and Board of County Commissioners again spent nearly two hours haggling over one paragraph within the Comp Plan Update: the language for northern South Park (NSP). And it is no coincidence that the desire for drastic...READ MORE
In January at their annual retreat, Jackson Town Council decided to bring a 7th cent of sales tax before the voters. At the time, they’d hoped to use that revenue to fund new or additional work on affordable housing, transportation, and...READ MORE
Heli tours aren’t a done deal – just a bad deal. The Airport Board just granted Tony Chambers of Wind River Air a permit to fly intrusive helicopter tours over our public lands. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wrote to the County...READ MORE
A message from our executive director Skye Schell: I’m sure you know Giving Tuesday normally falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, we’re taking part in a bonus Giving Tuesday – today – to rally global support for community...READ MORE
Photo by Bradley J Boner / Jackson Hole News & Guide There’s still a win-win solution for Snow King on the table. As the Town Council considers approving Snow King’s Base Area Master Plan Amendment through “third...READ MORE
The Alliance has been improvising new ways to gather people together while we’re all sheltering in place. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, we had planned our first Quarterly Picnic Briefing to be a State Bills Happy Hour to update our community...READ MORE
Planning is about shaping development to meet our community vision, not the other way around.
The Teton County Board of County Commissioners will be discussing what government projects to pause given the coronavirus crisis on Monday, April 13th. What to pause, and what to continue, is directly linked to the future development of Northern South Park. In case you missed it, the Gill family is proposing to develop 488 lots on the Hereford Ranch (more on that once a formal application has been submitted).
We believe that if the community is best served by pausing the Comp Plan Update / Growth Management Program, then all development applications should be paused too. But planning is a powerful tool in times of uncertainty, and given that the Comp Plan update is almost finalized, we shouldn’t delay action on our community’s highest priority goals.
Coronavirus has made all of us intimately familiar with uncertainty. We’re coping with protecting the safety and well-being of our community, the loss of some of our favorite places to gather and play, and the unknown of the months ahead...READ MORE
Advocacy in uncertain times In the month since our last update, it feels as though the whole world has ground to a halt. This is a unique time in history. The coronavirus pandemic has starkly highlighted the existing fault lines and power...READ MORE
We love Snow King, and we want Snow King to succeed as our local Town Hill – not an amusement park. We believe a better future is possible, beyond what the current investors are pushing. So when the Forest Service released their Draft...READ MORE
With the coronavirus, we’ve been thinking a lot about public health and wellness, and how much we have to be thankful for. In Jackson, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by public lands that take care of us, both in sickness and in...READ MORE
Dear Alliance supporters, I would like to give you an update on what we’re doing about the coronavirus. As you probably know, the town and county are canceling big events and recommending ‘social distancing’. This is a real...READ MORE