Goalkeeping for the Capital City

1 decade 11 months 1 day ago Monday, June 25 2007 Jun 25, 2007 Monday, June 25, 2007 9:23:35 PM CDT June 25, 2007 in News

Mayor John Landwehr says the city is making a lot of progress on his top ten goals.

At the top of the list: Build a conference center, and that goal is underway. The city is working with developers to build a new conference center where the state health laboratory now exists.

"We try to be as successful as we can," Landwehr said. "It doesn't mean all ten goals are going to be completed."

Some other goals include:

* An online utility billing service

* Work better with Governor Blunt

* Create stricter building and safety codes.

Don Scott, who works in Jefferson City would like to see some other improvements.

"I'd like to see some improvements down by the riverfront," Scott said.

The city already met the goal to keep the Cole County Jail in the central buisness district. The city chose a location and will be able to build it if a sales tax passes in the August ballot. The money will also help staff the new jail.

"The other is to man it because you can't build it and have no one run it," Landwehr said.

The mayor doesn't expect the city to finish all of his goals by the end of the year, but hopefully soon.

On the long term front, the mayor wants to encourage economic development and continue to help open new commercial development.

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