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State of the City 2009

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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3.  
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • W – Wisdom
    • O – Opportunity
    • R – Regional Thinking
    • L – Leadership
    • D – Destination
  • 6. Wisdom
  • 7.
    • 28,000+ in the City Limits
    • 9.75 square miles of City Limits
    Wisdom
  • 8. Wisdom
    • Attractive Destination
    • Quality Community
    • World Class Government
    • Sustainable Economic Environment
  • 9.
    • Quality Processes
    • Information
    • Research
    • Public/Private Partnerships
    • Public Relations
    Wisdom
  • 10.
    • Public/Private partnerships
    • Public Relations
    Wisdom
  • 11.
    • Surviving in an
    • economic crisis
    Wisdom
  • 12. Opportunity
  • 13.
    • Opportunity to hear our citizens
    • Involving the community
    Opportunity
  • 14. Newspaper Radio Television World Wide Web Opportunity
  • 15.
    • Embrace Diversity
    • Look for new leaders
    • Student leadership opportunities
    • Senior opportunities
    • Create a better future
    Opportunity
  • 16. Opportunity
  • 17. Post 251 Opportunity
  • 18.
    • We must look for opportunities to create luck!
    Opportunity
  • 19. Regional Thinking
  • 20.
    • Working toward common goals with other
    • Gwinnett cities & organizations
    Mayor’s Working Together Regional Thinking
  • 21.
    • Brain Train
    • Regional Transportation Tax
    • Light Rail
    Working with neighboring counties Regional Thinking
  • 22.
    • Water solutions
    • Transportation projects
    Working with other states Regional Thinking
  • 23. Pleasant Hill/Buford Highway Intersection Regional Thinking
  • 24.
    • Rogers Bridge Park
    • Bikeways
    • Traffic through downtown
    Regional Thinking
  • 25.
    • KTN, Korean Television Network
    • Southeastern Railway Museum
    Regional Thinking
  • 26.
    • Building relationships with Gwinnett Delegation
    • Georgia Municipal Association
    • Gwinnett Municipal Association
    • Priorities for 2009:
      • Transportation
      • Sales Tax Collection
    Regional Thinking
  • 27. Leadership
  • 28.  
  • 29. Leadership It takes planning to realize a dream. Town Green City and County 2030 Comprehensive Plans
  • 30.
    • Core Downtown
    • Buford Highway Service Sector
    • Pleasant Hill Road Heavy Industry
    • Pleasant Hill Road-Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Service Sector
    • Joan Glancy-Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth District
    • Residential Clusters
    • Hwy 120 Residential-Church Cluster
    Leadership
  • 31. Leadership
  • 32.
    • Is the project consistent with the Master Plan?
    • Is the project a good deal for the taxpayers?
    Leadership
  • 33.
    • Doing Now
    • DDA Pilot Bond
    • Buford Highway Redevelopment Plan
    • Tax Allocation District Planning
    • Need to Do
    • Create TAD (Tax Allocation District)
    • Transportation and Wastewater Improvements
    • Streamline Development Process
    Leadership
  • 34.
    • Clearly articulated processes
    • “ Hold the hand” of the developer
    • Consistency
    • Customer Service
    Leadership
  • 35.
    • Demonstrate beyond “political rhetoric” support of projects
    • Investing in and maintaining public infrastructure
    • Set the standard for development excellence
    Leadership
  • 36.
    • Investments
    • Phase I – Town Green
    • Phase II – Cemetery Improvements
    • Phase III – City Hall Construction
    • Dividends
    • Revitalized Downtown
    • $7.5 million dollar Private Investment
    • New Under Building Parking
    Leadership
  • 37.
    • It may take longer to receive SPLOST dollars
    Leadership
  • 38. Leadership
  • 39. Currently we have 31 Capital Improvement Projects budgeted… Highway 120 Realignment, Hospital Connector, Rogers Bridge Trail & City Wide Signage are a few of these. Leadership
  • 40. New Hotel New office and retail space Leadership
  • 41. Leadership
  • 42. Leadership
  • 43. Leadership
  • 44.
    • In 1970 Duluth was a quiet city of 1,800 citizens.
    • Today over 28,000 people call Duluth home.
    • How has Duluth changed over time?
    Leadership
  • 45. Leadership
  • 46. Leadership
  • 47. Leadership
  • 48. Leadership
  • 49. Leadership
  • 50. Leadership
  • 51. 2007 – 15 Box Car Loads of Building Supplies Per Day 2008 – Zero. Land is For Sale. Vacant Retail both New and Old Leadership
  • 52. Leadership
  • 53. Destination
  • 54.
    • State Certification of Police Department
    • Officer Liz Strickland was awarded the Medal of Merit from the Gwinnett County Chamber
    • Received National Main Street Accreditation for the 5 th year
    • Created Buford Highway Overlay District
    • Added Economic Development Manager to staff
    • Initiated new branding process with a new logo & tagline rollout expected in Spring of 09’
    • Approved purchase of an Enterprise Software System that will provide for a more efficient government for its citizens and will allow the City to operate in a more “green” environment
    Destination
  • 55.
    • Barefoot in the Park 4,000
    • Smoke on the Mountain 1,000
    • Rockin’ thru the Decades 800
    • Duluth Celebrates America 30,000
    • Bark in the Park 1,500
    • Star94 movie under the stars-Princess Bride 600
    • The Bee Movie 200
    • USO Special Celebration Concert with Big Band 1,500
    • Brown Bag lunches 150
    • The Water Horse 300
    • Surfs Up 500 
    • Fall Festival 80,000
    • Fall Festival Concert-The Mustangs 600
    • Oktoberfest 300
    • Halloween on the Green, Festival and Scooby Doo Movie 1,500
    • Duluth’s Hometown Holiday Festival 2,000
    Destination
  • 56.
    • Red Clay Theatre
    • Southeastern Railway Museum
    • Immigration Investments
    • Capturing the wholesale merchant market
    • Hotel/Motel tax collection
    Destination
  • 57.
    • Plans for the old city hall block
    • New Duluth library
    • Road projects
    • New shops/restaurants/entertainment
    • Live/work/play
    Destination
  • 58. Hudgens Art Center Arena at Gwinnett Center Red Clay Theatre New Restaurants Destination
  • 59.
    • Not just nostalgia, but economic stability
    Destination
  • 60.
    • W – Wisdom
    • O – Opportunity
    • R – Regional Thinking
    • L – Leadership
    • D – Destination
  • 61.
    • It’s a process
  • 62.
    • Opening Video:
    • Mike Hernandez
    • Roland Huthmaker
    • Vivian Jesus
    • Kevin Kim
    • Nicole Love
    • Annette Summerour
    • Jane Wilson
    • Bebe Rogers
    • Jason Rogers
    • Alisa Williams
    • Presentation:
    • Tim Lawrence
    • Chris McGahee
    • Alisa Williams
    Sponsors: Korean Television Network Korean American Association

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