In order for a collective vision to succeed, it must be absolutely simple and basic. God and Country are typical examples.
The County Vision Statement, as with many group-authored
documents, suffers from a vague but well-meaning inclusiveness that
covers far too many bases.
Despite attempts at inclusiveness, it is safe to assume that the vision statement does not speak for all islanders. Both the language and conceptual framework raise questions about interpretation or the depth of the jurisdiction being delineated.
Perhaps the most important function of a "collective vision" is that of supplying legitimacy. Such a vision statement, once authored, will be cited as the mandate to empower administrative actions carried out under its' banner.
The rule of law, by which we hopefully still abide, requires far more precision and detail than this document provides, so to cite it as the ultimate authority in questions of land use is to give it a power and a status that is neither warranted, advisable or justified.