City Council Goals 2018
CITY COUNCIL GOALS
Strengthen Downtown and Campustown
- Identify strategies to encourage investment in Downtown.
- Encourage vibrancy in Campustown.
- Standardize and simplify the parking regulations in the neighborhoods surrounding Campustown. (The City Council has determined this objective is not a priority for 2019.)
- Evaluate safety for pedestrians crossing Lincoln Way between Campustown and the ISU campus.
Promote Economic Development
- Analyze current planning and building code approval processes to help decision making be more predictable, more strategic, and more timely.
- Explore possible improvements in internet options for residents and businesses related to availability, reliability, cost, speed, customer service, and policy (e.g., net neutrality, broadband privacy).
Expand Sustainability Efforts
- Implement the community solar project.
- Define the City’s role (e.g., codes, incentives) in maintaining existing buildings.
- Explore ways to meet Nutrient Reduction Strategy requirements through participation in projects in the Squaw Creek Watershed.
- Encourage all users to divert from the waste stream (e.g., glass, food waste, e-waste, household hazardous waste).
- Assess the use and effectiveness of the City’s electric charging stations.
- Evaluate the community's greenhouse gas impact and look for ways to reduce it.
Address Housing Needs
- Determine how to proceed with the development of a low and moderate income affordable housing project at 321 State Avenue (Old Middle School site).
- Learn about the concept of inclusionary zoning.
- Consider ways to incentivize conversion of rental units back into single-family units.
Promote a Sense of One Community
- Ensure boards and commissions are addressing important community issues (including, but not limited to: diversity and inclusion) and Council goals and objectives.
- Improve connections between town and gown.
Strengthen Human Services
- Engage vulnerable groups in the community.
- Partner with ASSET agencies to achieve the City Council’s priorities.
Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
- Explore partnering with Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University, Story County, and Heartland Senior Services to create an intergenerational Healthy Life Center Complex.
- Adopt a Complete Streets Program.
Approved February 13, 2018; to be accomplished by December 31, 2019