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Name not shown inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 1:35 PM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places, Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants, Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the "Decatur brand"


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership, Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community, Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines, Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan, Task 13F: Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels, Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property


Feedback regarding the five tasks remaining in Principle C.
I'd like to see specific climate mitigation/adaptation strategies considered by the City of Decatur


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 15E: Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price, Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan, Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program, Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
General Sustainability Programming

Name not shown inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 1:27 PM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places


Feedback regarding the three tasks remaining in Principle A.
I feel like the City is already doing a good job here.


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property


Feedback regarding the five tasks remaining in Principle C.
Important for fighting climate change and its effects is enhancing the health of our trees and native ecosystem.


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 15E: Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Climate change actions

Name not shown inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 12:17 PM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Continue to install and improve sidewalks. Create a plan to address climate change that includes increasing the use of renewable energy.

Name not shown inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 11:59 AM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13F: Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Climate Resilience & Disaster Preparedness as it relates to chaotic climate events

Name not shown inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 11:39 AM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants, Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the "Decatur brand", Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership


Feedback regarding the four tasks remaining in Principle B.
With respect to Task 5E, please let's ensure that further measures are carefully considered and narrowly tailored UNLIKE the broad exemption from school taxes that was promoted and passed recently. That exemption was pushed through under the guise of helping the community, but has resulted in and forecasted to continue being a huge loss for CSD.


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur, Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property, Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options, Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Improved public spaces and parks that are welcoming and available to all residents. Stop selling every available parcel of land to yet another developer. Maximize that green spaces that already abut or are within the city's boundaries (e.g., CSX land bordering the train tracks).

Name not shown inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 9:34 AM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants, Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places, Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the "Decatur brand"


Feedback regarding the three tasks remaining in Principle A.
Recruit businesses that can tap into the skill sets of Decatur residents. Perhaps if more Decatur residents can work in Decatur, we’ll have fewer car trips and less traffic congestion.


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community, Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership, Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines, Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13F: Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels, Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan, Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur, Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property, Task 13I: Install additional dog waste bag stations in public areas


Feedback regarding the five tasks remaining in Principle C.
The City should explore the levers it can use to incentivize increased energy efficiency and the use of onsite renewable energy by homes and businesses.


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program, Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan, Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options, Task 15E: Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price


Feedback regarding the four tasks remaining in Principle D.
The City should prioritize the construction of sidewalks on streets that have many young children who will soon walk to middle school and high school (for example, Pinetree Drive).


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Climate Change – How can the City use its buying power to address Climate Change?

Greg Coleson inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 8:14 AM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places, Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants, Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the "Decatur brand"


Feedback regarding the three tasks remaining in Principle A.
what about low-moderate income housing in this principal. Seems like that is the largest issue we face to retain character.


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community, Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership, Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines, Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan, Task 13F: Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels, Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property, Task 13I: Install additional dog waste bag stations in public areas, Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur


Feedback regarding the five tasks remaining in Principle C.
We should be doing much more to address climate change


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan, Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program, Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options, Task 15E: Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price


Feedback regarding the four tasks remaining in Principle D.
More dedicated bike lanes and sidewalks that people want to walk on (level and shaded)


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
address climate change in a larger and more direct way

tiffany brott inside Decatur February 8, 2019, 7:02 AM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Tackle issues and support programs that combat climate change

Name not shown inside Decatur February 7, 2019, 10:19 PM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the "Decatur brand", Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants, Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community, Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership, Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community, Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines


Feedback regarding the four tasks remaining in Principle B.
We should continue to support those who want to age in place in Decatur. Having a diverse community makes us stronger.


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan, Task 13F: Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels, Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property, Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur


Feedback regarding the five tasks remaining in Principle C.
Stormwater and stream bank restoration are important priorities, especially given the impending effects of climate change. It has rained so much here this year, and we need to plan for the infrastructure to handle that. By removing invasive plants, we are assisting native plants, particularly increasing the life of trees that may be negatively impacted by invasives, to take in more carbon, provide more shade, and absorb more water.


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan, Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options, Task 15E: Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price, Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program


Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?
Dealing with climate change (getting Decatur to carbon positive and building resilience in the community)

Name not shown inside Decatur February 6, 2019, 8:31 AM

Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character
(Click on each choice for more information.)

Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places


Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines, Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community


Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 13I: Install additional dog waste bag stations in public areas, Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan


Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)
Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program, Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options