- A respectable campaign season with everyone acting like adults
- More scheduled flights at the airport (this one stays on the list from last year)
- Take Vision 2030 to the next level (we need to look out 50 years into the future)
- Ditch our reputation as the towing and booting capitol of the Universe
- More, more, more social media (ugh – that means I need to tweet)
- Start a public dialog about a new City Center building
- Increase our growing national reputation as a “cool” city
Those are all great goals. I’m particularly excited for the idea of looking further down the road, as I think we should be taking the long when it comes to development. For example, I’ve recently had conversations with people during which I argued that Provo is going to be amazing in 200 years. I think we need to seriously consider really long term scenarios, and I love that Mayor Curtis is pushing that sort of thinking. In the end, Provo isn’t going to be great for future generations unless we start making big improvements now.
I also appreciate the fact that Mayor Curtis wants to start a dialog about a new city center — which I previously argued was desperately needed (also see this follow up that includes examples of great city halls) — and that he wants to grow the city’s reputation as a cool place. That’s an idea that I’ve previously described as mystique, and which can have significant economic benefits. Clearly, there is a zeitgeist surrounding some of these issues right now.