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How Can Concord Improve in 2013?

From modernizing Park 'n Shop to building more community sports facilities, the ideas are rolling for how to make Concord a better place to live. Add yours in the comments.

The year is winding down and 2013 is just around the corner.

Thinking about the future, Halfway to Concord has a top 10 list of improvements for the city to make in 2013.

The list includes:

  • Building a soccer complex on the opposite side of Oliviera where the softball fields are, and adding additional facilities around the city.
  • Making Concord more attractive to auto dealers.
  • Ensuring that the new Concord Weapons Depot land is business friendly, and that “environmental wackos” are not allowed to determine what businesses reside in the area.
  • Maintaining a robust events program in Todos Santos Plaza.
  • Cutting the "red tape" for local businesses and encouraging private enterprise to invest in distressed areas, such as the Monument corridor.
  • Modernizing Park 'n Shop so that "this antiquated shopping area" no longer "looks like a shanty" compared to similar centers in Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek.

How do you think Concord could be improved in 2013? Comment below.

Bob Rigor December 11, 2012 at 08:07 AM
Concord needs to step up to the big leagues and offer a very large parcel of the weapons station property (at the Hwy 4 and Willow Pass intersection) FREE to Lou Wolff and the Oakland A's partners in exchange for developing the property and moving the A's there. Along with that could come first rate pratice fields and peripheral joint use facilities for Concord's youth.
Concord Mike December 12, 2012 at 02:20 AM
I would like to see more resources applied to residential and business code enforcement. We have only about 4 enforcement officers trying to cover 40,000 + homes and businesses. A quick drive around town reveals just about every street and neighborhood has trashed homes in gross disrepair and businesses that flagrantly violate the law. Before we start spending money on new development, let's clean up what we have!

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