After the jump, you’ll find details on the top four budget priorities for Decatur’s Community & Economic Development Department (pages 10-15 of the Budget Narrative doc). Here’s a top level summary…
- Priority One: Complete the Update of the City’s Website.
- Priority Two: Partner with the Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority to target advertising and marketing to attract visitors, support programs to retain existing retail and restaurant businesses and maintain clean, attractive and inviting commercial districts
- Priority Three: Develop A Community Arts Master Plan.
- Priority Four: Purchase new, [small electric truck] for Parking Enforcement.
The Arts Master Plan description sounds especially intriguing. It specifically mentions the new, centrally located auditorium at DHS and Agnes Scott’s desire to “make certain” that in expanding and improving their own arts facilities, they incorporate the community’s arts needs and identify “possible opportunities for developing joint-use off-campus facilities”.
The mind tingles with anticipation to know what these potential “off-campus facilities” could be.