Well to begin with, enhancing, to en·hance (n-hns)Kevin,
As a voter in Fitchburg, I am asking you to answer the following questions based on your previous statements...
What exactly do you mean by "enhancing the business community"?
What requests for grants are you planning on filing for and who will write the grant requests?
tr.v. en·hanced, en·hanc·ing, en·hanc·es
1. To make greater, as in value, beauty, or effectiveness; augment.
2. To provide with improved, advanced, or sophisticated features: computer software enhanced with cutting-edge functionalities.
As I stated all politicians state that they are 100% for small businesses. All BS aside Fitchburg is anti-business unless you are connected or within the good ole boy network. I have seen successful businesses attacked and driven into shutting down.
I would like to see a flashing sign stating "free parking" for downtown. I would propose for a councilor fitness day where every two weeks councilors walk up and down Main street and into local businesses. I would like to see the FPD administration officers walking Main street and going business to business to say hello.
I would like to see the meters disappear from businesses.
I believe that we need new energy within all boards concerning Fitchburg from the license board to the planning boards. We need to encourage commerce not discourage it.
We could enhance the business community through a better infrastructure. We need to market and advertise Fitchburg better. Part of which is regaining the full Longsjo race.
Let me tell you that the FU sign directing people to the University and downtown Fitchburg is probably the best advertising method I have seen utilized since I have been in Fithburg. We need more such thinking.
Businesses do not want to be robbed which is a security issue. This is why I would propose for more of a presence from the FPD. At one point I was looking into purchasing the store on South street. This was years ago. The only issue was security. It is out of the way and had been robbed many times. I was going to open up a drive thru a that location and was going to give free coffee to all police, fire and corrections employees. After much thought I did not take the chance because security was too difficult to figure out. Since there has been many robberies at this store. They now have a 4 inch glass window at their counter.
I am a very good listener, I enjoy brainstorming as I will incorporate others' ideas in order to create a full plan. I am a great problem solver. Where there is a will there is a way.