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Case for Change

Bring the train

Bring the train here! It will produce more jobs more companies and lower the taxes!

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Pedestrian Friendly

Building a pedestrian friendly city with great lighting would be wonderful. This would help us attack some of the health and safety issues. This could go a long ways in making Rockford a more active, friendly, and happy city.

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Finish River Development

Rockford needs to finish the development of the Riverfront! We have so much potential to attract visitors and new businesses if we make it the gem it can be. We need to bring more specialty shops, a zoo would be great to implement, and aquarium, expand the library and redesign it so it does not look like a prison, move the assisted housing away from the inner city, instead of grouping it all close together. Dubuque, IA ...more »

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Case for Change

Increase vocational training from middle school & up

Increase vocational training from middle school & up

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Case for Change

Fiber Optic Network

Let's find out how to bring a speed of light network to the Rockford Region.

 

This will increases performance, attract jobs from sectors such as firms that deal with large amounts of data, including medical services, design firms, imaging services, and data centers

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The change begins within you

Rockford does not need one more "thing" (i.e. Restoration of the Coronado, or the Metro Center facelift). These "things", while useful, do not in and of themselves bring a change of attitude to this city. The change begins with you. The transformation of Rockford begins with the individual, with each citizen of this community committing to value this community and its' citizens; to honor and respect each other and ...more »

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Case for Change

Improve the transportation system

Improve the transportation system

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Communication/Community Dialogue

We cannot allow the disintegration of west Rockford

- We cannot allow the disintegration of west Rockford and assume the Rockford as a whole can grow to world class. We must improve west Rockford for “Real” – A. Walker

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Economic Vision

Our economic vision should be on creating a diverse locally owned business sector, not just more “economic growth”, our recovery in the US has economic growth but poverty is increasing! Let’s focus on developing a strong local economy

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Engagement

Be inclusive to all ethnicities or cultures.

Be inclusive to all ethnicities or cultures.

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Shared Values

City Hall needs to loosen up!

Prime example: food trucks. The food truck phenomenon is sweeping the country. It's my understanding city hall is resistant. Why? It can't be that hard for the health department to do their inspections. Free the food trucks! It's one small step.

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Education

To reach the transformation goals we must start at root. Education, Training to fill positions, Stop importing employees

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