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    State of the City 2009 State of the City 2009 Presentation Transcript

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      • W – Wisdom
      • O – Opportunity
      • R – Regional Thinking
      • L – Leadership
      • D – Destination
    • Wisdom
      • 28,000+ in the City Limits
      • 9.75 square miles of City Limits
      Wisdom
    • Wisdom
      • Attractive Destination
      • Quality Community
      • World Class Government
      • Sustainable Economic Environment
      • Quality Processes
      • Information
      • Research
      • Public/Private Partnerships
      • Public Relations
      Wisdom
      • Public/Private partnerships
      • Public Relations
      Wisdom
      • Surviving in an
      • economic crisis
      Wisdom
    • Opportunity
      • Opportunity to hear our citizens
      • Involving the community
      Opportunity
    • Newspaper Radio Television World Wide Web Opportunity
      • Embrace Diversity
      • Look for new leaders
      • Student leadership opportunities
      • Senior opportunities
      • Create a better future
      Opportunity
    • Opportunity
    • Post 251 Opportunity
      • We must look for opportunities to create luck!
      Opportunity
    • Regional Thinking
      • Working toward common goals with other
      • Gwinnett cities & organizations
      Mayor’s Working Together Regional Thinking
      • Brain Train
      • Regional Transportation Tax
      • Light Rail
      Working with neighboring counties Regional Thinking
      • Water solutions
      • Transportation projects
      Working with other states Regional Thinking
    • Pleasant Hill/Buford Highway Intersection Regional Thinking
      • Rogers Bridge Park
      • Bikeways
      • Traffic through downtown
      Regional Thinking
      • KTN, Korean Television Network
      • Southeastern Railway Museum
      Regional Thinking
      • Building relationships with Gwinnett Delegation
      • Georgia Municipal Association
      • Gwinnett Municipal Association
      • Priorities for 2009:
        • Transportation
        • Sales Tax Collection
      Regional Thinking
    • Leadership
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    • Leadership It takes planning to realize a dream. Town Green City and County 2030 Comprehensive Plans
      • 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
    • Leadership
      • Is the project consistent with the Master Plan?
      • Is the project a good deal for the taxpayers?
      Leadership
      • 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
      • Clearly articulated processes
      • “ Hold the hand” of the developer
      • Consistency
      • Customer Service
      Leadership
      • Demonstrate beyond “political rhetoric” support of projects
      • Investing in and maintaining public infrastructure
      • Set the standard for development excellence
      Leadership
      • 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
      • It may take longer to receive SPLOST dollars
      Leadership
    • Leadership
    • 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
    • New Hotel New office and retail space Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
      • 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
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • 2007 – 15 Box Car Loads of Building Supplies Per Day 2008 – Zero. Land is For Sale. Vacant Retail both New and Old Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Destination
      • 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
      • 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
      • Red Clay Theatre
      • Southeastern Railway Museum
      • Immigration Investments
      • Capturing the wholesale merchant market
      • Hotel/Motel tax collection
      Destination
      • Plans for the old city hall block
      • New Duluth library
      • Road projects
      • New shops/restaurants/entertainment
      • Live/work/play
      Destination
    • Hudgens Art Center Arena at Gwinnett Center Red Clay Theatre New Restaurants Destination
      • Not just nostalgia, but economic stability
      Destination
      • W – Wisdom
      • O – Opportunity
      • R – Regional Thinking
      • L – Leadership
      • D – Destination
      • It’s a process
      • 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