Report #12-May, 2000
SCHUYLKILL, PA-"The ayes have it..Shadle, Tobash vote to OK bond" was the headline on April 26, 2000 in the Pottsville REPUBLICAN. The Schuylkill County Commission voted 2 to 1 to approve a $10 million bond issue for economic development, conservation and county facility improvements. After eight public hearings and some revision to the project list, this historic vote was approved by a bipartisan vote of a democrat and republican with a republican opposed. The Vision Infrastructure Team developed the original bond issue list of projects.
WILKES, NC-The County Commission voted 5-0 in the next step of funding $46 million for simultaneous construction of four new middle schools. This is up from 4-1 on the first vote in November 1999. This construction program is a real victory for the community that resulted from a grass roots effort led by the Wilkes Vision Education Foundation Team.
LAKELAND, FL-The Lakeland Ledger printed the 12-page Metro Lakeland Visions First Annual report as a public service. The report was an insert in the April 20,2000 newspaper.
MINOT, ND- This Visioning team is making extensive use of "listserver" technology to maintain communications within their eleven Strategic Alliances, six Foundation teams and Benchmark Team. In a March 23, 2000 e-mail, Amy Moen, Vision staff said,
"Life is really kicking in Minot, Henry. In early
times I too questioned
ASHEVILLE, NC-The Asheville-Buncombe Vision, Inc. projected budget for 1999-2000 anticipates revenues of $108,415, in-kind contribution of $9,833 and a budget for an annual Dialogues project of $66,067. The basic operations are supported 46% by the government and 54% by the private sector. Asheville-Buncombe Vision, Inc. has financial commitments for three years of the basic operations budget.
SCHUYLKILL, PA-The Schuylkill Vision raised $35,000 with the "Fantasy Night Auction" on April 14th. This is a unique funding approach that produced an enjoyable evening for over 200 attendees.
SPOKANE, WA-By e-mail on May 10, 2000, Rich Hadley and Janelle Fallan report,
Here are two of the strategies from the New Century Plan,
developed in 1996:
MOBILE, AL-On May 3, 2000, Henry Luke met with the Envision Mobile-Baldwins Steering Committee for a 2-3/4 year implementation review. Mobile-Baldwin has made great progress including:
JACKSONVILLE, FL-On May 8th, Mayor John Delaney proposed a $2.2 billion infrastructure construction program. The "Better Jacksonville Plan" includes a 1/2¢ sales tax increase that will be voted on by the citizens in September or November. The plan includes $1.5 billion for roads, $165 million for environmental quality, $60 million for targeted economic development and $490 million for public facilities. About $800 million of the road money is available from existing sources according to the recent report of a task force appointed by City Council President, Ginger Soud.
ASHEVILLE, NC-The Asheville-Buncombe Vision December 1999 newsletter contained the following:
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL
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