September 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Fargo is updating a policy plan that will help leaders, businesses and residents guide the direction the city should take in the future.
Tags: assessments, Business, Fargo, policy plan, special assessments, taxes 3 Comments »
This is a big opportunity for Fargo to be an example of what a small community can do. Instead of growing â€œoutâ€, Fargo should try to grow more â€œupâ€. Not only would this block the blasted wind, but this would allow us to make better use of our land, both functionally and aesthetically, instead of large concrete parking lots and mass produced housing. As a result, public transportation could catch up to meet our needs since we wouldnâ€™t be so spread out as opposed to now where the bus comes by every 30-60 minutes and is more inconvenient than anything. This would in turn allow people to lead an active daily lifestyle by walking more instead of driving, allow us to depend less on oil since we are driving less, and increasing public transportation systems would lessen the DUIâ€™s in our community giving people a safer, cheaper way home. If we slow our development on farm land we can continue to have local farmers bringing in home-grown food. Tell BNSF to direct their trains AROUND the downtown area and people would actually stop avoiding downtown. Fargo should greatly listen to what itâ€™s citizens are saying and not just organized boards in the community. I live near an elementary school in Fargo, and the entry-way lights are left on all night long, 24/7, yet I doubt that was something the school board brought up in the meeting with Planning Department when looking for ways to lessen energy consumption. Maybe we could look at motion detector lights when it comes to street lights or public buildings. There are approximately 200,000 people living in West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth and gobs of talented, creative students at our area colleges. This is an opportunity to listen to all the areas voices before leaving it all in the hands of boards and outside consulting firms.
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Oh really. Fargo mis guided policies that kill tax payers. Is it not a little too late?
thank you Jersey for the reference to transit–but don’t hold your breath–the City ONLY cares about controlling transit–NOT running it effectively and efficiently. Transit is over 10 years behind in addressing shopping, employment and just basic needs–that’s alot of catching up to do.
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