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Infrastructure Investment Plan

The life blood of any city is its infrastructure: streets and sidewalks, parks and community centers, libraries and public safety facilities. Great cities have great infrastructure and they invest in that infrastructure. They also invest in the maintenance and upkeep of their infrastructure. Conversely deferring investment can quickly add up and make repairs that much more expensive. For example, a roof that isn’t fixed can quickly result in the failure of an entire building. With this in mind, city staff were asked to prepare recommendations regarding what types of investments City Council might make if more funding were to become available.

The recommendations were developed based on data provided through several sources, including the pavement management plan, alley management plan, assessments of public safety buildings, libraries, parks and community centers, and storm water infrastructure. The infrastructure investment plan also took into account a city-wide approach, in order to think holistically about where the City and its residents can reap the most benefits from infrastructure investments. 

At a high level the infrastructure investment plan recommends investments in:
• Streets
• Sidewalks
• Alleys
• Storm Water Protection
• Public Safety Infrastructure
• Libraries
• Water Conservation
• Community Facilities
• Parks
• Parking
• Tree Trimming