City officials have searched for ways to redo blighted areas ever since.
"Recently, we have been focusing on completing the unfinished business of the former Redevelopment Agency, and how do we build a more prosperous
He said his department will be identifying ways property owners in certain areas of the city can pay for improvements -- and then working with them to ease the process.
"We intend to compile an extensive database of what existing and potential incentives are suited to properties in these areas and then work with property owners and brokers to do whatever is necessary in certain situations to bridge the gap," McIsaac said.
The areas his department has identified include about 1,000 acres near the
"Despite many of the improvements we have already accomplished, there are other improvements that we want to keep working on," McIsaac said of downtown.
He said he believe that ultimately city staffers may be able to let property owners in these areas know of about 16 incentives available to them through various agencies.
TRACKING FREEWAY COSTS:
That first buy, according to
The council voted 7-0
"I think it would be helpful to know where we are in the process," Maxwell said. "It's not just the costs (for what) we're buying. It's all the costs we're incurring."
"I agree with
"If you'll give us some flexibility to devise a report that will be more comprehensive in nature, I think it will be more useful to you," Tandy said.
At least one other property owner on the street is in negotiations with the city.
TAKIN' BAKO ON THE ROAD: The city's newest spokesmodel seats dozens and can cruise at 65 miles an hour all day long.
Give up? It's an advertisement promoting
Long in the works, the ad came to life when the bus company, Silverado Stages, contacted the
It's a photo collage of four classic
"I wanted photos that were positive and would provide some images that people would not stereotypically associate with
The ad cost the Bureau
It -- and the bus, which is brand new -- literally rolled out Monday.
The bus' main destination is the veterans hospital in
"I'm looking forward in the years ahead to hearing people tell me where they saw it," Lyman said. "It'll be a fun thing, like 'Where In the World is
WHAT YOU'RE SAYING: Word that
"With a weak, anemic, half-assed swing, and while I was wearing a helmet, but I still needed medical care. Yeah right!!"
FifthFloor: "It was kinda of a weak wristed hack, wasn't it? Hard to tell if that stick landed, guess the concussion will have to speak for itself. I predict an 'I was falling and my stick was flailing' defense. PFFFFT the swing caused the fall, not vice versa."
kcsdd2034: "Let's remember that
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