Plymouth City Council Sets 2013 Legislative Priorities
The Plymouth City Council has created a list of priorities it hopes to focus on during the upcoming session.
The Plymouth City Council is getting ready for the new year by adopting legislative priorities for 2013. Check out some of the highlights the city hopes to focus on.
- Protect Plymouth’s Strong Financial Position. Maintain Plymouth’s fiscal health by crafting long-term revenue and expenditure plans to ensure sustainable operations at a fair and equitable tax rate.
- Promote Transportation Solutions. Focus on the advancement of the third lane on I-494 from Highway 55 to I-94, the only stretch of I-494 with two lanes. The city opposes a Plymouth only MN Pass lane for I-494. The city also supports improvements to Highway 169 between I-494 and I-94.
- Pursue Northwest Greenway. As development of northwest Plymouth progresses, continue acquisition of property and begin planning the Northwest Greenway and park system amenities, as directed by voter referendum.
- Continue Environmental Initiatives. Collaborate with watershed agencies to ensure effective progress on water quality mandates. Continue energy conservation efforts in city buildings, and promote recycling of expanded waste streams.
- Continue Proactive Public Safety Initiatives. Continue proactive policing strategies using technology and collaboration to promote and enhance livability.
- Consider Development and Redevelopment Requests.Continue to carefully consider land use related to development and redevelopment to ensure a well planned community with a varied tax base.
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The information above was provided by Plymouth City Council documents.