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City Seeks Feedback on Future of Concord

Residents submitting ideas through the city's interactive website suggest better bike paths, trash removal and a wall or hedge on the Willow Pass side of Todos Santos Plaza. What's your idea for a better Concord?

The City of Concord is looking to the future, and asking residents to share their ideas for a better, brighter city.

To foster community engagement, the city has established an interactive website called Concord Connects, which includes a forum for the downtown-specific plan, ideas for neighborhood street features, and thoughts on how to create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians

The city is also using the site for informational surveys, such as a recent questionnaire on sewer lateral replacement.

Creating "strong connections" is the idea behind the website, according to Concord Connects, giving residents an "opportunity to share ideas that will directly impact the strategic direction of Concord for years to come."

Some ideas submitted by the public include:

An Ideas Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the . RSVP to Johnson at carol.johnson@ci.concord.ca.us or call (925) 671-3369.

"The feedback from the Ideas Fair will become part of the Downtown Specific Plan," said Planning Manager Carol Johnson in a press release. "All residents, property owners and businesses in Concord will benefit from a strong, vibrant and sustainable downtown that serves to attract additional investment in the community."

What ideas do you have for the future of Concord? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Julia Rigney September 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I believe the current ordinance for the amount of cars parked on the streets per household is 2 per adult living in each house. If so, the ordinance needs to be changed to a lesser number per household - also, parking in the driveway should be the rule, not on the street.
Nohad Videau September 11, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Perhaps the city can assist in the removal of dead palm tree leaves both at residences and public areas. These dead leaves make Concord look dirty and old. Concord should look clean and beautiful!
Emily Henry (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 03:37 PM
That's an interesting idea, Julia. But what about families with two cars and no driveway?
Emily Henry (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Nohad, one of the suggestions so far is a "beautification day" in Concord, when residents and the city would pitch together to clean up. Perhaps dead palm tree leaves could be on the to-do list!

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