Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forum on Alexandria’s Strategic Goals for Development and Economic Vitality, Thursday night at 7pm

October 22 Forum to discuss the City of Alexandria's Strategic Goals for Development and Economic Vitality

If you live, work, or do business in the City of Alexandria, you are invited to speak at a public forum about the City of Alexandria's strategic goals for development, redevelopment and economic vitality. The forum will be held Thursday, October 22, 7pm at City Hall in Council Chambers.

Community input is important to the City's current Strategic Plan review and will help shape implementation moving forward. Vice Mayor Kerry Donley and Council Member Paul Smedberg will lead the discussion on this strategic goal: There is Quality Development and Redevelopment, Support for Local Businesses, and a Strong, Diverse, and Growing Local Economy. Individuals who wish to comment at the public forum are asked to sign up in advance and limit their comments to three minutes. Sign up in advance by calling Brandi Collins, Urban Planner, at 703-746-3854, or email brandi.collins@alexandriava.gov.

Participants should address the following questions:
1. What should the City's top three development and economic development priorities be?
2. How should the City measure success as we work on those priorities?
3. What constraints should be placed on development and economic development?
Residents can also submit their comments online at www.alexandriava.gov/StrategicPlanning. For more information, please call Brandi Collins, Urban Planner, at 703-746-3854, or email brandi.collins@alexandriava.gov or visit www.alexandriava.gov/StrategicPlanning.

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