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Downtown Vision Announces Policy Positions for 2011 Elections

February 3rd, 2011 · Leave a Comment

In a recent update, Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), the Downtown Improvement District, released a summary of its major policy positions for Downtown. As the elections heat up, if you’re passionate about downtown redevelopment, this might be information to pay attention to.

The positions are based on Downtown Vision’s 2010 white paper, Turning the Corner: Rethinking and Remaking Downtown.  The organization outlined the following principles it believes are crucial to the future of downtown development:

  • Focus on the Core
  • Create a Compelling Downtown Experience
  • Insist on Public-Private Leverage
  • Demand Bold and Ambitious Leadership

Terry Lorince, Downtown Vision’s executive director, had the following to say:

“The upcoming mayoral and City Council elections are crucial to Downtown’s future.  We are working to provide information and educate the candidates on the issues facing Downtown.  Most importantly, we know that to be a great American city that will attract businesses and bring jobs to our community, we must have a thriving Downtown to be competitive. We can turn our Downtown around, but we must rethink our approach to revitalization and that will take leadership from the mayor and City Council. Leadership is paramount to Downtown’s future.”

For the complete Downtown Vision 2011 Policy Position Summary, visit downtownjacksonville.org 

What are your thoughts on the future of downtown development? Sound off in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to vote in the spring 2011 local election and have your voice heard!

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