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City 'Priorities' Include Main Street Promenade, Lemon Grove Ave. Realignment

The Lemon Grove City Council will consider approving a list of the team's top priorities for 2013 at Tuesday's meeting.

City council is expected to approve Tuesday a list of goals for the year listed in the newly created "priorities and work plan." 

The plan, which was drafted on Jan. 27, includes eleven projects officials wish to complete this year.

"Each year the City Council conducts a priority setting workshop, which identifies the top priorities for the City Council in the upcoming year," a staff report states.

Among those listed are:

  • Main Street Promenade
  • Lemon Grove Avenue Realignment
  • Street Maintenance Policy
  • Community Garden Standards
  • Recreation Strategic Plan
  • City Logo Trademark
  • Public Safety - Crime Prevention
  • Keys for Housing Toolbox 
  • Business Assistance Efforts
  • Community Event
  • Facility & Equipment Naming Rights Policy

Once the city comes up with their priorities for the year, they also have to come up with a "work plan" for getting them accomplished and that plan "serves as a road-map for budgeting staff time beyond the activities that occur day-to-day."

Two of the top listed priorities include the completion of the Main Street Promenade by July, and work on Lemon Grove Avenue.  Though the road work isn't expected to be completed until 2014, the council hopes the city can make strides on the project, including the acquisition of nearby private property for utility and right-of-way use, according to the staff report.

The city also wants to trademark its logo if it's possible, the staff report indicates.

Click here to view the entire list of priorities and the timeline on projects.

David F. Galligan February 19, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Forgive my denseness, but Garden Standards....does this mean the city is going to start telling us what we can plant and where in our yards we can plant gardens?
Melanie C. Johnson (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Hi David. From what I can tell, I believe the city is referring to community gardens, gardens the masses use and enjoy, not personal gardens at individual homes.

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