Our eastern neighbor has come up with a very smart way to preserve green space and curb overdevelopment:
"The county has $100 million in voter-approved funds to spend on land preservation and other environmental projects, and it wants the public to help make a shopping list."
"In all, 260 nominations were received for the 2004 funds and eight open-space parcels, totaling 118 acres, were bought or are being acquired."
Nassau residents asked to nominate parcels, projects for preservation
Kind of like Bloomberg's 2030 initiative, except that in Nassau, it seems to be more than just hype.