The First 100: 23 in 23 begins Monday

11.20.2007 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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23 in 23 logoMayor Langford announced the plans for one of his Citizens First Initiatives during this morning’s City Council meeting. The effort begins next Monday morning in the Five Points West community.

According to the handouts distributed during the mayor’s PowerPoint presentation, the city’s 23 communities have each been assigned a day during which three “waves” will come through and handle all areas of cleaning up debris and trash. Mayor Langford stated that the program would not be a one-time effort; the process will begin anew each month, providing continued, organized maintenance to the city’s 99 neighborhoods. He also stated that dilapidated cars would be identified and removed during the monthly sweeps.

Other announcements made during the mayor’s first report to the council after the jump:

  • He announced an initiative to reduce the city’s workforce by 450 people over the next four years. He assured council that the reduction could be handled mainly through attrition. During that period, the staffing reductions would provide the city with $60 million to reallocate to other projects and needs.
  • Announced that all city vehicles were being turned in and that some would be returned to service through the city police department. Twenty-five vehicles had been returned so far.
  • Asked for three committees to be formed, three councilors per committee, to focus on the following initiatives:
    • Transit
    • Multipurpose building/dome
    • Updating police department/city school students scholarship
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