Council zeroes in on city goals |

Council zeroes in on city goals

Improving the city Web site, drafting a city parks and recreation plan, updating fees, and reducing drug use and crime were some of the top priorities for Nevada City coming out of a meeting of city leaders this week.

Those are in addition to other ideas – including spending plans for a transportation sales tax and added signage in the downtown area – that have been aired as officials whittled down their wish list of 81 suggestions to a list of 15 goals.

Nevada City council members at a Wednesday meeting initially debated keeping the transportation sales tax, Measure S, as a part of the goals because it already is in progress with tax money being collected and plans set to work on city roads this summer. It’s important to keep the transportation tax spending plan as a goal to let the public know it’s being done right, said City Manager Mark Miller.

A subcommittee of Mayor Steve Cottrell and Councilwoman Sheila Stein will discuss the next steps in the goal-setting process. They could categorize the priorities into ongoing, short term, long term or some other categories for future discussion at a council meeting next month, Cottrell said.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion .com or call 477-4234.

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