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Ideas for the Future
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Listening & Learning Phase
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Unique IDGroupIdea NumberIdeaCategoryTheme 1Theme 2
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11.1215Environmental restrictions on industry. Highlighting odor pollution and water pollution.
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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21.47Increase no leave trace type educational programs throughout city.
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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32.118Risk reduction in H2O supply (only on intake)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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42.712Coexist with wild life
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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52.713Educating citizens on wildlife (Chicago style)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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62.718Operation green team
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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73.1824Protect our environment (river, greenspaces, natural resources)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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1373onlineDevelop an alternative drinking water source, only one source equals too much risk
Conservation and Natural Resources
Enhancing our amenities
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1396onlineBetter use of the river.....Decatur's most beautiful feature & is devoted mostly it appears to industrial use.
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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1469onlinebetter recycling
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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1470onlinebetter cleanup/trash receptacles in parks (point mallard)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Creating a quality place
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81.12Invest more in youth, focus on bringing young adults, recruit higher paying jobs that will attract youth.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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91.110Need to have shopping along riverfront, evening activities at riverfrontEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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101.111Untapped potential at Wolverine - develop a boardwalk atmosphere/entertainment that can serve youth/young people. Attract college - educated professionals here.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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111.120More places for youth, shopping opportunities that appeal to youthEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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121.128Know who we are as a city, recognize our strengths. Advertise them.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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131.1113New business on 6th AvenueEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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141.1114Non-profits downtowns or on 6th AveEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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151.1119Arts incubator like the business incubatorEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperityEnhancing our amenities
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161.1120Moving from industrial > arts thrivingEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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171.127Sell Point Mallard golf course (only golf course) to a developer to do something resort like on the water/golf course part of Pt. Mallard. City retains water park, campground, municipal fields, etc. City has say in what is developed. City then buys Decatur country club as a more profitable option as municipal golf course.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperityEnhancing our amenities
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181.1211Better job of repair of roadsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperityImproving our mobility
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191.1212Restrict predatory lenders >>> check into cash and pay day loans and title pawn. Maybe only allow 3 licenses out at a time.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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201.1214Market the positives of Decatur. Not the bedroom community of HSV and Madison.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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211.134Hotel and residential development at Point Mallard.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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221.1312Recruit middle class, long-term jobs.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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231.1323Ace Hardware (local)Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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241.1325Improve mallEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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251.1326MicrobreweryEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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261.1327Redevelop/demolish large retail (K-mart, etc.)Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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271.22Riverfront developmentEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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281.25Utilize old buildings for loft apartmentsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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291.26Improve opportunities for young singles/couplesEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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301.28Need to tie business incentives to number of managers and supervisors who don't live in DecaturEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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311.213More retail on 2nd AveEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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321.218Higher-end restaurants - need moreEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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331.219higher-end hotelsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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341.220Utilize boat harborEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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351.221Look at workforce --> type of jobs hereEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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361.411Continued efforts in the area of workforce development.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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371.412Make riverfront development a priority including city purchases of riverfront property.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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381.416Review Gordon Terry Parkway entrance to city for opportunities for redevelopment.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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391.52Better job of utilizing the riverfrontEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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401.58Residents would shop local - support local businesses.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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411.517Expand entertainment districts.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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421.518Convert warehouse to resemble Lowe Mills in HuntsvilleEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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431.519More downtown entertainmentEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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441.522Food trucksEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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451.61Revitalize downtown off the bridge (Starbucks)Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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461.67Allow food trucks in downtown Decatur in order to revamp / downtownEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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471.621I don't think anyone shops at the mall. Where are malls going?Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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481.622Housing options/quality/more/to get more people in DecaturEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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491.627Is the idea of a mall dying? Can we move to art vendors?Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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501.628Should we have a better mall?Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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511.72Embrace what we have, blue collar background, bedroom town to Huntsville, TechEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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521.713High end rental far out of town, newcomersEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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531.716Take advantage of River - entertainment, grocery store, etc.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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541.724Dave and Busters etc. for adultsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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551.84Higher paying jobsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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561.85Industry to attract people to move here.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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571.810Warehouses in Downtown DecaturEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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581.813Get rid of Title Loan businesses.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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591.814Southland Plaza - find investors / businessesEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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601.816Incentives for businesses to move to certain areaEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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611.819Job opportunitiesEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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621.820Tax exempt/privilege license on new businesses.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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631.92Plan for waterfront (tourist). *we are helping the surrounding community thrive while we die.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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641.98More attractive to higher paid/educated individuals.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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651.911Bring in more known musiciansEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperityEnhancing our amenities
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661.913Improve shopping. Bring more shopping. *we are helping the surrounding community thrive while we die.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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671.915Bring more local business.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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681.919Reduce title loans spot.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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692.12Bring new high shopping centersEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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702.12Entertainment venues in all parts of town so people move around / interact.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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712.13Better Decatur rather than growth - biggerEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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722.110Decatur needs identityEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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732.112Attract more interest, development on river.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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742.113Create new jobs with higher pay scaleEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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752.116Capitalize on the riversEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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762.120Attract more manufacturing businesses.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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772.121Need more high tech industry.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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782.122Don't overbuild hotels.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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792.125Rallying point for Decatur; stop apologizing for the city; be proud of it.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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802.126Honoring past, capitalize on history, historic districts, culinary center, Arts College, Princess > "We need a brand" (online).Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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812.127Quit trying to do what other cities do/do what's unique to us; "find our identity and embrace it"Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
Strengthening our community
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822.128Higher paying tech jobsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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832.117Focus on industry and manufacturingEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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842.1114Stop giving chain restaurants tax incentives to come - create atmosphere that pulls them here.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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852.1116Support locally owned mom and pop businesses - level the playing fieldEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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862.124Develop riverfrontEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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872.125More economic developmentEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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882.126Funds for growthEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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892.127Exit 334 retail and restaurantsEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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902.1220More positive media reportingEconomic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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912.131We supported our small businesses more.Economic DevelopmentAdvancing our prosperity
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