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City of South Fulton Mayor and City Council

2017-2018 Work Plan Priorities

Improve parks and recreation

Actions: Explore feasibility of a parks and recreation authority; Lighting and safety improvements (consider solar); Short term – Develop a facilities (capital improvements), programs and staffing plan; Long term – Parks and Recreation Vision and Master Plan; Ensure parks and recreation for all ages

Improve public safety– police and fire

Actions: Develop staffing plan – hire more officers; Focus on national search to hire chief; Improve case closure rate;  Develop services and programs - Programs like midnight basketball keep kids out of trouble; Capital and facilities; Improve stations and equipment; Diesel fumes are a problem; Need a ladder truck.

Economic development

Actions: Position statement – We want to grow local businesses; Develop an economic development strategy – what are we best suited for? Include existing business retention and expansion as well as recruitment of new businesses; Explore incentives and their role; Explore the role of a development authority and perhaps a downtown development authority particularly as a project funding mechanism; Encourage small businesses and entrepreneurs – incubator; Identify key parcels that the city or development authority could acquire and use for economic development purposes; Identify an area for a “downtown;” Identify redevelopment areas; Revitalize key corridors including Old National Highway; Review and adopt ordinances and policies to encourage economic development; Work on CDBG entitlement designation.

Planning – update comprehensive plan

Actions - Identify consultant; Hear from the community – what do they want? Consider additional or updates to current design overlays; Review current land use plan and zoning within city limits – is it what is best for the new city?

Create and Implement branding and messaging

Actions - Develop strategy or plan – needs to feed into economic development strategy; Name, logo and motto; Incorporate into gateway signage, vehicles, uniforms; Communicate the message (get the word out); Data driven; Community engagement and communication; Get public feedback;

Committee to Elect Naeema Gilyard
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