Empower our citizens and neighborhoods.
- Development of community and neighborhood leadership, and civic engagement
- Restructure City Council as a body that is elected to represent both districts, as well as “at large” interests.
- Revise the zoning code/land development ordinance – simple, understandable, and designed to insure public safety, protect the environment; ensure energy efficiency, preserve our historic character; and serve a vibrant, multi-use city
- Create a community Wi-Fi network
Increase Safety in our homes and on our streets.
- Shared policing effort by the police and the neighborhood community
- Crime information and enforcement disposition on Internet
Create pleasant, clean and walkable neighborhoods.
- Improved and aggressive code enforcement, including neighborhood involvement
- Streets, curbs and sidewalks that are in good repair
- Accessible neighborhood amenities and services
- Return to the City Beautiful model: parks & recreation and civic involvement
Increase our prosperity
- Focus on and improve the quality of basic, “vital and necessary” services
- Move parks and recreation programs, and other non-essential city activities to non-profit management
- Improve the productivity and efficiency of city government to reduce expenditures
- Improve current, residential and business tax burden
- Attract economic development/new investment, that improves “quality of life” of residents
- Improved communications with the public including greater accessibility to City officials
- Auction city-owned land parcels to people who will reside, or run a community-based business, on them
- Increase the economic diversity of city residents
Bring our community together in common cause
- Hold regularly scheduled public forum on issues of interest with city residents
- Increase transparency of City government via 21st century technology