WELCOME TO BETTER DELRAY

SUSTAINABLE & INNOVATIVE

Better Delray is a voice for sustainable development, economic development, community building and forward thinking policies and ideas.
Fueled by ideas and contributions from the community, Better Delray is committed to implementing a vision for how our community can grow in a livable, vibrant and connected way.

The Need

We believe in Delray Beach’s future.

We envision better schools, better career opportunities, a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs, intelligent debate, a sustainable environment, robust recreation and cultural opportunities and a strong and diversified economy. We also envision better design, better transportation models, safe neighborhoods and more civic engagement and citizen participation.

 

We know progress doesn’t happen by accident. We have to work to build the city we want to be.

 

Please become a Better Delray member and become an integral part of a community of people who are passionate about Delray Beach. We need your support and involvement to address Delray’s most pressing issues and guide how our city prepares for the future.

The Need

We believe in Delray Beach’s future.

We envision better schools, better career opportunities, a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs, intelligent debate, a sustainable environment, robust recreation and cultural opportunities and a strong and diversified economy. We also envision better design, better transportation models, safe neighborhoods and more civic engagement and citizen participation.

 

We know progress doesn’t happen by accident. We have to work to build the city we want to be.

 

Please become a Better Delray member and become an integral part of a community of people who are passionate about Delray Beach. We need your support and involvement to address Delray’s most pressing issues and guide how our city prepares for the future.

Why Now?

Delray Beach is a wonderful place to live and work, but it can be even better. We can create a community that is even more vibrant and welcoming for young people, have more places for our elders to thrive, provide more opportunities for our entrepreneurs – and work on issues that impact our sustainability.

Compact/Connected

Address transportation with of goal of a compact, connected Delray that is less car-dependent and more walking, bicycling, and transit (trolley, cart) friendly.

Sustainable & Resilient

Advocate for policies that protect our fragile environment and recognize the unique challenges of living in coastal South Florida.

Workforce/Education

Continue to Grow and diversify Delray’s economy by encouraging Investment in our Workforce, Education Systems, Entrepreneurs, and Local Businesses.

Green Infrastructure

Use and manage green infrastructure to protect environmentally sensitive areas and integrate nature throughout the city.

Creative Economy

Grow, invest, encourage and support Delray’s live music, festivals, theater, film, digital media, and new creative art forms.

Affordability

Support workforce housing, considering household costs, transportation and access to needs as essential and interrelated.

Healthy Delray

Create a healthy Delray by supporting access to community and health services, local and healthy food, and physical activity.

Development Regulations

Improve Delray’s entitlement and permitting process to promote a compact and connected city that depends less on the car and more on walking, bicycling, and transit. Policies should encourage better design, a better mix of uses and a higher level of debate and civic engagement. The development process should also be tough but fair and conducted within a reasonable time frame.

Our mission statement

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Achieving our goals in 2016

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Our annual report

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