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City of Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach presents the "State of the City" on February 9, 2010. This is the presentation from his speech.

City of Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach presents the "State of the City" on February 9, 2010. This is the presentation from his speech.

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  • The original presentation was A & C Dept Revised.
  • Swapped building photo for newer one
  • Cleaned up one of the images (lower left)
  • Cleaned up the image (removed borders)
  • Altered Charleston Logo (round white background)
  • Used new rounded logo
  • Cleaned up logos
  • The original presentation was Lori – Lakefront Project Updates
  • Things altered: Estimated Cost for Enterprise Ext: -$2M & changed start date from Feb 2010 Updated Sallier from Under Design and added estimated cost Updated Lake St from Final Design Phase & altered Estimated Cost -$1M (Phases unchanged) Updated McNeese St Ext from Bids Received 2/17/09; altered Estimated cost -$.1M; and altered Completion date from Nov 2010
  • Things altered: Updated Lake/Prien Lake from Final Design & start time (no longer projected), & altered estimated cost +$.1M Estimated cost for I-210 Service -$1.3M
  • The original presentation was Planning Priorities for 2010 3

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  • 1. State of the City City of Lake Charles February 9, 2010
  • 2. BusinessWeek November 17, 2009 Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Louisiana Lake Charles Nearest city: Baton Rouge, La. Population: 68,338 Median family income: $47,755 Runners-up: Metairie, Alexandria Lake Charles, which sits on a lake with a white sand beach, has been rebuilding since getting hit by Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike last year. The economy has been bolstered by its strong petrochemical industry and building projects, including a new nuclear power fabrication facility now under construction. Lake Charles is known for casinos and multiple music, culture, and food festivals. The city is home to McNeese State University and SOWELA Technical Community College.
  • 3. State of the City A Day in the Park Quality of Life
  • 4. Parks
    • Background
    • Lake Charles has 34 parks
    • Total acreage of the parks is 456 acres.
    • Equates to approx. 5 acres of parks per 1,000 residents, half of the National Recreation and Parks Association standard of 10.5 acres pre 1,000 residents.
    • Planned additions of the Tuten and Riverside parks ,1st Ave and Highway 385 Pedestrian Bike Paths will bring the City’s index to 7 acres per 1,000 residents
  • 5. 7 Park Improvement Program
  • 6. 7 Park Improvement Program
    • Program included shade structures and other new amenities.
  • 7. LaGrange Soccer Park Before After
  • 8. Lock Park Before After
  • 9. MLK Park After Before
  • 10. PFC Wilford D.R. Bellard Memorial Park Before After
  • 11. University Park After Before
  • 12. University Tennis Courts Before After
  • 13. University Pool Before After
  • 14. W. H. Buddy Prejean Memorial Park Before After
  • 15. Wiley B. McMillan Park Before After
  • 16. Adventure Cove
  • 17. Adventure Cove Spray Pad
  • 18. Goosport Spray Pad
  • 19. Millennium Park
  • 20. Ward 3 Multisport Complex
  • 21. Prien Lake Park
  • 22. Recreation & Parks: Community Connections
    • Harvest Festival
    • Santa’s Workshop
    • Families Helping Families Fun Festival
    • Black Heritage Kids Zone
    • MLK Day – KZWA Kids Zone
    • Tourist Bureau National Tourism Week Fun Day
    • Public Works Job Fair
    • Public Works Fun Day
    • Harvest Festival
    • Santa’s Workshop
    • Families Helping Families Fun Festival
    • Black Heritage Kids Zone
  • 23. Recreation & Parks: Community Connections
    • City Wide Fun Day (Summer Day Camps, Structured Play Participants)
    • Police Fun Day
    • International Music & Cultural Festival
    • SWLA Health Fair
  • 24. Recreation & Parks: Community Connections
    • Resource Center for Inclusion – Perfect Treasure Dances
    • Banking and Housing Fair Community Information
    • Red White Blue and You
    • Hoop Mania
  • 25. State of the City Arts and Culture
  • 26. City of Lake Charles Arts & Cultural Department
  • 27.
    • The City of Lake Charles is dedicated to supporting and promoting public interest in arts and history for the benefit of all Lake Area residents and visitors. The Arts & Cultural Department oversees two Historic Buildings.
    • 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
    • Central School Arts & Humanities Center
  • 28. Listed on the National Historical Registry Building was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1910 Rebuilt in 1911 Served as the seat of city government for 90 years Currently is host to traveling and local art exhibitions Charlestown Farmers Market Every Saturday 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
  • 29. Gallery
  • 30. Exhibits hosted by the City of Lake Charles Arts & Cultural Center
  • 31. Picasso: 25 Years Edition Ceramics
  • 32. In Focus: National Geographic’s Greatest Portraits
  • 33. Traveling Exhibits
  • 34. Including the Annual Spring Art Walk Gallery Promenade Local Artists
  • 35.
    • Screenings
    • -Lectures
    • -Art Projects
    • -Scavenger Hunts
    • -Art Quizzes
    Exhibitions are enhanced with additional related programming. Programs and Activities
  • 36. Programs & Activities Story Time Handmade Cards Cider and Spiced Teas Decorate Gingerbread Cookies
  • 37. The Light Fantastic Contemporary Irish Stained Glass Art Oct 9-Jan 9, 2010 Frederic Remington Makes Tracks... Adventures and Artistic Impressions Jan 8-Mar 20, 2010 Textural Rhythms Jazz and Quilting bond as these artists harness the sprit of jazz through cloth Apr-May, 2010 Detour Art American Folk Art found along the backroads of America June-Aug, 2010 Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions
  • 38. Purpose: To revitalize a community by creating a hub of cultural activity, which may include affordable artist housing and work space.
    • Established February 2009
    • 1 of 39 districts in State
    • Comprised of approximately 75 individual artist and/or arts businesses all located within a 1.15 square mile radius.
    • Provides state and local tax exemptions on sales or original art
    • Expands historic preservation tax credits for renovations to commercial and owner-occupied historic structures located within cultural districts.
    • Increases cap on state residential historic tax credits
    Charlestown Cultural District
  • 39. Charlestown Cultural District
  • 40. Central School Arts & Humanities Center *Listed on The National Historical Registry* Original wooden building was completed in 1889 at a total cost of $5499.19. It was replaced in 1912 with the current brick structure. Operated as a school until 1976. Restored by the City in 1995 and is now used as an Arts & Humanities Center.
  • 41.
    • Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA
    • Mardi Gras Museum
    • Children’s Theatre Company
    • Lake Charles Symphony
    • Lake Charles Community Band
    • Black Heritage Museum
    • Literacy Council
    • Art Galleries & Studios
    • Music Studios
    Central School Houses:
  • 42. Screenings
  • 43. Theatrical Performances
  • 44. The 4-part series brings a wide range of artists together for music and conversation with audience members. Lake Charles is one of four cities hosting the concert series along with Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Iberia. The program airs via National Public Radio affiliate KRVS, simultaneously streaming audio worldwide via www.krvs.org . Louisiana Crossroads
  • 45. A Cooperative Endeavor Agreement was entered into November ’08 for the construction of a commemorative plaza at the front entrance of Central School. The Friends “Buy a Brick” program will further raise money to be spent on overall preservation of the property. Central School Plaza-Fundraising Project A non-profit organization founded to support improvement projects for Central School Friends of Central School
  • 46.
    • Downtown at Sundown
    • Catch a Concert
    • Red White Blue & You
    • Light up the Lake Christmas Festival
    With the support of corporate sponsorships, the City of Lake Charles produces several annual events to enhance the quality of life in the Lake Area. These events help establish downtown as a thriving urban community offering something exciting for its residents, businesses and visitors. The targeted population is non-age specific; singles, families, teenagers and seniors. City Events
  • 47. This event is designed to attract people to the downtown area for entertainment and awareness of the ongoing revitalization of the area. The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA receives beverage revenue. The event runs 4 consecutive Fridays and includes food and beverage booths, table top galleries, and activities for kids. 1500 attendees each week Voted Best Music Event by the Times of SWLA
  • 48. Every Monday in June. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner for a relaxing concert at sunset on the lakefront. Co-sponsored by Lake Charles Parks and Recreation and Conoco/Phillips. Catch a Concert Lake Charles Community Band
  • 49. Attracts 10 to 15 thousand people along the lakefront Miss Armed Forces Pageant LC Community Band and Choral Foundation Concert Salute to Armed Forces Fireworks Apple Pie Contest Street Parade Patriots Ball Red White Blue & You
  • 50. Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration Street Parade Santa’s Workshop Community Band Concert Outdoor program & Civic Center Light- up Lighted Boat Parade Fireworks
  • 51.
    • Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA
    • Art Associates Gallery
    • Black Heritage Gallery
    • Children’s Theatre Company
    • LA Theatre Festival
    • McNeese State University Banners Program
    The City of Lake Charles works through Cooperative Endeavors to form Partnerships for the benefit of many art groups.
  • 52. Provides young people with acting and technical theatre training, performance opportunities, and college audition skills. Louisiana Theatre Festival
  • 53. Banners Series by McNeese State University Arts & Humanities Series
  • 54. Rouge et Blanc Fundraiser to benefit McNeese State University’s Banners Series
  • 55. City of Lake Charles Parks & Recreation Department
  • 56. Playful City Award 2007, 2008 ,2009 The City of Lake Charles Department of Recreation & Parks strives to offer the citizens a wide variety of activities through team and individual athletic programs, classes, as well as the enjoyment of playgrounds, picnics and nature. Community Centers are open for private event rentals, civic organization meetings, senior activities, public community meetings, health screenings, and structured activity classes for the general public. The City currently operates 37 parks, 12 of which host community centers,1 newly built splash park, and 2 community swimming pools. Parks & Recreation
  • 57. Veterans Memorial Park
  • 58.
    • Mallard Cove Golf Course, Lake Charles
    • Contraband Bayou Golf, L’auberge du lac
    • Gray Plantation, Lake Charles
    • Koasati Pines, Kinder
    Golfing in Lake Charles (and surrounding areas)
  • 59. Mallard Cove
  • 60. Alvin Dark Stadium In honor of former professional baseball player and manager Alvin Dark. Renovations included rebuilding of the Infield, the Outfield, the Backstop, and painting of the stands and bleachers. A new state-of-the-art Scoreboard was donated by Lake Charles Toyota and Norman Thigpen. Alvin Dark Stadium at Legion Field is the home of American Legion baseball in Lake Charles.
  • 61. After Rita Before Rita Tuten Park, a 24 acre Woodland Park that is a sanctuary for birds and host to native flowers and trees. Master Plan includes nature trails, picnic areas, exhibits, wetland ponds, preserved forest, children’s playground, lookout tower, and other unique urban features. Projected completion date is end of 2010 Tuten Park
  • 62. Tuten Park (proposed layout)
  • 63. A unique Louisiana experience that will ensure the conservation and restoration of native wildlife creating opportunities for human activity through the use of nature trails, fishing piers, pavilions, playground amenities, improved boat launch and other areas for community involvement. Fitzenreiter Riverside Park
  • 64. Fitzenreiter Riverside Park
    • Playground
    • Parking
    • Outdoor classroom
    • Gated vehicular entry
    • Restrooms
    • Boat Launch
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Pier
  • 65. Quality of life includes basic infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewer, and it also includes public facilities, such as arts and cultural events and parks and recreation. Quality of life is central to the community legacy we leave our children and their children.
  • 66. State of the City Downtown/Lakefront
  • 67.  
  • 68. Duany Plan
  • 69.  
  • 70. DOWNTOWN/LAKEFRONT PROJECTS Total Project Values $32,691,221
  • 71. Downtown/Lakefront $18M of $90M Bond - $8M of May 2007 Issue Total Downtown/Lakefront Bond $18 Million DD Other bond funds $4.7 million City Capital Project funds $3.1 million Rita CDBG $5.6 Million Other Resources $1.35 Million To date accumulated funds total $32,750,000 This amount represents 46% leverage over the allocated bond funds for Lakefront/Downtown.
  • 72. BORD DU LAC PARK STRIPING City Bond Issue $126,187
  • 73. BORD DU LAC PARK WATERLINE EXTENSION State Capital Outlay $215,568
  • 74. LAKEFRONT PROMENADE CDBG Rita Long Term Recovery $4,450,000
  • 75. Original Area
  • 76. Artist Rendering at Completion
  • 77. BORD DU LAC MARINA City Bond Issue $1,890,000
  • 78. Welcome to the Marina
  • 79. BORD DU LAC PARK & AMPHITEATHER City Bond Issue $11,537,067
  • 80. RYAN STREETSCAPE City Bond Issue $7,926,714
  • 81. RYAN STREET INTERSECTION GRAPHICS
  • 82. GILL STREET EXTENSION City Bond Issue $3,420,162
  • 83. GATEWAY PITHON COULEE SURGE PROTECTION Gravity Drainage #4 1/3 Cost Share $550,000
  • 84. RYAN STREET PITHON COULEE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ENHANCEMENT DOTD PARTNERSHIP $375,000
  • 85. LOUISIANA LANDING FOUNTAIN ART City Bond Issue $150,000
  • 86. Hwy 385 Multi Use Trail City & TEP $745,000
  • 87. RYAN STREET OFF-RAMP Local, DOTD & Federal funds $400,000 to Complete Engineering & Design
  • 88. CITY HALL PARKING LOT City Hall Maintenance $203,677
  • 89. Capital and Bond Project Updates City of Lake Charles
  • 90. Projects Summary Bond Issue/$90,000,000
    • Local Road Improvements $31,500,000
    • State Routes – match only $15,000,000
    • Utility Improvements $21,000,000
    • Downtown/Lakefront Development $18,000,000
    • City Park Development Program $3,000,000
    • Neighborhood Parks
    • Economic Development $5,000,000
    • (matching funds)
  • 91.
    • Series 2007
    • Bond Financing Program
    • $35,000,000 Issued May 9, 2007
    Series 2010 Bond Financing Program $40,000,000 to be issued April 2010
  • 92. Bond Projects
  • 93. Local Roads $31.5M of $90M Bond - $9.5M of May 2007 Issue 06/2009 05/2010 (bid date) Design Summer 2010 (bid date) Start Date Completed $5.5M $2M
    • Power Center Pkwy
    • Road & Drainage-$4.8M
    • Water - $136K
    • Sewer - $630K
    11/2010 (projected) $6.7M $3M
    • McNeese St. Extension
    • Bids received 2/17/09
    • Road & Drainage-$4.9M
    • Water - $370K
    • Sewer - $1.4M
    02/2012 (projected) $9M Phase I $8M
    • Lake Street
    • Final Design Phase
    • Phase I – Sale to McNeese
    • Phase II – McNeese to CC
    $4.25M $4.25M
    • Sallier (Marine to Lake)
    • Under Design
    2012 (projected) $14.5M $14.5M
    • Enterprise Blvd. Ext
    • Phase I-Fournet to Kathryn
    • Design Complete
    • Acquiring Right of Way
    Completion Date Estimated Cost Bond Allocation Project
  • 94. State Routes $15M of $90M Bond - $1.6M of May 2007 Issue * $3M allocated to West Prien Lake Road (Lake to Nelson) project. The intersection project is included as part of project. 6/2011 (projected) Fall 2010 (projected) 01/2010 Start Date $3.4M $3M
    • I-210 Service Roads
      • (Legion-Broad)
    • Design Phase-(ROW acquisitions)
    $3.25 $4M
    • I-10 Service Roads (Ryan-MLK)
    • Turn around (Kirkman/Enterprise)
    • Feasibility/Environmental Complete
    • Design Phase
    09/2010 (projected) $1.3M * $3M
    • Lake/Prien Lake Intersection
    • Construction Phase
    Completion Date Estimated Cost Bond Allocation Project
  • 95. Utility Improvements $21M of $90M Bond (Sewer-$16M/Water-$5M) $11.5M of May 2007 Issue Total Utility Improvements $19,456,571 $5,508,789 Total $370,000 McNeese St. Ext. $157,000 Power Center Pkwy $2,699,930
    • Final Design
      • (4 Projects)
    $823,000
    • Under Construction
      • (5 Projects)
    $1,458,859
    • Completed
      • (14 Projects)
    Water Projects $13,947,782 Total $1,400,000 McNeese St. Ext. $675,000 Power Center Pkwy. $2,699,930
    • Final Design
      • (3 Projects)
    $8,317,183
    • Under Construction
      • (4 Projects)
    $855,669
    • Completed
      • (3 Projects)
    Sewer Projects
  • 96. Downtown/Lakefront Projects Completed and/or Under Construction 5/2009 5/2009 3/2009 1/2009 10/2008 Start Date Completed Opening 8/2010 $1.9M
    • Bord du Lac Marina
    • Under Construction
    8/2010 (projected) $3.9M (CDBG)
    • Lakefront Promenade
    • Under Construction
    4/2009 $215K Water Line Extension - Lakefront 2/2009 $76K Bord du Lac Drive - Striping 1/2009 $192K Bord du Lac Fast Track Projects Gateway Signage/Landscaping, Veterans Park, Palm Trees, Catch Basins, Geotechnical Completion Date Estimated Cost Project
  • 97. Downtown/Lakefront Lakefront Downtown Action Plan 2010 6. Highway 385 Multi Use Trail 5. Louisiana Landing Fountain Art Lakefront Work Items 4. Gateway – Pithon Coulee Surge Protection 3. Gill Street Extension 2. Ryan Street Streetscape 1. Bord Du Lac Park and Amphitheater
  • 98. Economic Development $5M of $90M Bond - $2M of May 2007 Issue $3M Total $500K MSU Business Incubator $2M Wetland Center $500K Vocational Education Estimated Cost Project
  • 99. City Park Development $3M of $90M Bond - $2.55M of May 2007 Issue $2,193,455 7 Park Total 4/2009 6/2008 Design/Landscaping 7 Park Improvement Project Improvements $1,050,000 + Landscape $700,000 = $1,750,000 6/2009 2/2009 Wiley B. McMillan Park 3/2009 2/2009 LaGrange Soccer Park 1/2009 5/2009 1/2009 8/2008 7/2008 Start Date 4/2009 Bellard Park 6/2009 Buddy Prejean Park 3/2009 University Park 4/2009 Lock Park 1/2009 Martin Luther King Park Completion Date Park
  • 100. City Park Development $3M of $90M Bond - $2.55M of May 2007 Issue $3,243,455 Total $2,193,455 7 Park Improvement and Park Design/Landscape (from previous slide) $100,000 North Beach Pavilion, Restrooms, Etc. $450,000 Adventure Cove Park $500,000 Fitzenreiter Park Estimated Cost Project
  • 101. Capital Projects
  • 102. Roads and Drainage Under design $325,000 Pear Street (Knapp to Woodring) 05/2011 (projected) 05/2010 (projected) $500,000 Hodges & Hale St. Drainage 01/2012 (projected) 08/2010 (projected) $1.4M Summit Street Completion Date Start Date Estimated Cost Project 6/2010 (projected) 8/2009 $351,000 Brown St. 6/2012 (projected) 1/2011 (projected) $3.8M
    • Sale Rd Reconstruction
    • (Holly Hill to Contraband Bridge)
    • Under Design/TIP
  • 103. Roads and Drainage
    • Completed Local Road & Drainage Projects (2009)
      • Winterhalter, Cline, S. Lyons, Blake, Fry, Brown, Pear (Knapp to Fitzenreiter), Holly Hill Road
  • 104. Asphalt Overlays 4/2010 (projected) Start Date $246K
    • Phase III
    • 3060 Linear Feet
    12/2012 (projected) $1.1M
    • Phase II
    • 13 Roadways
    • 13,848 Linear Feet
    $437,782
    • Phase I
    • Completed
    • 8 Roadways
    • 5445 Linear Feet
    Completion Date Estimated Cost Project
  • 105. Stimulus Funding (American Recovery Reinvestment Act)
    • Asphalt overlay
      • Broad Street (Enterprise to I-210) -$2M
      • Hodges Street (7 th to S Railroad Ave) - $736K
      • Weaver Road (Sale to Ham Reid) - $1.2M
      • W. McNeese (Weaver to Nelson) - $1M
    • Department of Energy grant - $715,000
    • Transit Center - $2,036,000
    • Enterprise Blvd. sidewalks (I-10 to Broad) - $230K
  • 106. Sidewalk/Installation 7/2010 (projected) 5/2010 (projected) Start Date 7/2011 (projected) $600K
    • Phase II
    • Design Phase
    11/2010 (projected) $255K
    • Phase I -Jefferson St.
    • Bidding & Contract Phase
    Completion Date Estimated Cost Project
  • 107. Community Services/Recreation 4/2010 $1.6M (includes $500K Bond) Riverside Park 6/2011 (projected) 6/2010 $800K
    • Tuten Park
    • Design
    8/2009 5/2009 $420K City $350K Ward 3 $70K Ward 3 Spray Park 1/2009 12/2008 Start Date 7/2009 $434K Goosport Spray Park & Renovations 6/2009 $360K Legion Field & Backstop Renovation Completion Date Estimated Cost Project
  • 108. Community Services/Recreation Mallard Cove 1/2008 5/2008 Start Date 6/2008 $1M Irrigation 7/2009 $1.8M Insurance-$375K FEMA - $1.2M City - $250K Clubhouse Completion Date Estimated Cost Project
  • 109. Community Services/Recreation Civic Center
    • Repairs since Hurricane Rita include new roof, new ceiling and lighting in coliseum, renovations to 3 main meeting rooms
      • Start Date – 2/2006
      • Completion Date – April 2008
      • Cost - $5M (Insurance $4M, City $1M)
    • Renovation of center section of Civic Center
      • Start Date – 7/2008
      • Completion Date – 3/2009
      • Cost - $1.9 M
    • Rosa Hart Theatre
      • Under design
      • Cost - $700,000
  • 110. George H. West Water Plant 6/2010 (projected) 3/2009 $1.4M Phase III Add’l renovations and removal of underground storage tanks 6/2006 Start Date 1/2010 $7,366,957 Phase II Operator Control Room, filters, chemical feed building, above ground storage tanks, scada system 6/2004 Phase I Completion Date Estimated Cost Project 4/2008 6/2006 $1.76M Southwest Elevated Water Storage Tank 5/2008 2/2006 $1.371M Gulf Hwy Water Lines
  • 111. Wastewater Treatment Plant “D” Tertiary Sewage Treatment of 4.95M gpd
    • Currently operating at 99,000 gpd
    • Start Date – 3/2004
    • Projected Completion Date – 03/2010
    • Estimated cost - $40M
  • 112. Sewer Collection System Rehabilitation and Extensions 4/2/08 $1.2M Elliot Road sewer extension 4/2010 (projected) $3 M Oak Park Subdivision 2008 $1.7M Greinwich Terrace Subdivision 10/2008 $2.5M University Subdivision Completion Date Cost
  • 113. City Customer Service & Transit Center
    • Design Phase
    • Bid Date – March 2010
    • Projected Start Date – June 2010
    • Projected Completion Date – Spring 2011
    • Estimated Cost - $4.2 M
    Creole Fire Station
    • Under construction
    • Projected Completion Date – 2010
    • Estimated Cost - $1.35 M
  • 114. Capital & Bond Projects Since 2005
    • Fire trucks, Downtown/Lakefront Streetscape, Landscaping, Signage, Lakefront Promenade Palm Project, Veterans Memorial Park Landscape, Renovation/Revitalization & other projects.
    $125,800,000 TOTAL $21 M General Government * (Civic Center, Mallard Cove, City Hall, etc) $ 7.9M Recreation $13.3M Water Line Extensions, Looping and Plant Improvements $48.4M Sewer Lines & Plant Improvements $35.2M Streets and Drainage
  • 115. State of the City Planning
  • 116. Planning and Development Priorities for 2010 City of Lake Charles Department of Planning and Development
  • 117. Planning Objective
    • Shared Vision
    • A Shared Vision Statement for Lake Charles might look like this:
      • To develop Lake Charles into a great urban center while maintaining the"personable feel" of a small town and while the City increasingly gains and sustains national recognition as a great place to live, work, recreate and visit.
  • 118. 2010 Action Plans for Areas of Primary Focus
    • City Beautification
    • Parks
    • Housing
    • Transportation
    • Downtown Development