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economic development

Tommy will continue to diversify Huntsville’s economy

Focus on attracting people to Huntsville to help fill the thousands of jobs the Battle administration has recruited and add to our GDP.

Continue to develop the quality of life amenities, lively music scene, vibrant arts community, robust food and drink scene, and urban living environments that the younger workforce is looking for.

Keep fostering strong relationships with regional partners and federal and state leaders.

Create a streamlined, one-stop shop for business permitting and licensure.

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infrastructure

Planning for the next generation of growth

Mastin Lake overpass to ease congestion and draw development to the area.

Northern bypass to create a travel loop connecting east to west.

Streetlight conversion to energy-efficient fixtures to bring down operation and maintenance costs (starting with pilot project LED lights on Meridian Street).

Holmes Avenue “smart street”to include street diets, bike lanes, new sidewalks, and more lighting connecting research park and UAH to downtown.

New Old Madison Pike bridge to connect Sherwood Park to Bridge Street and Cummings Research Park with alternative modes of transportation.

Continue working to increase access to broadband with Huntsville Utilities and other partners so more citizens have access to high speed, affordable internet .

Continue focus on alternative modes of transportation throughout the city.

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quality of life

The heartbeat of the Rocket City

Meet the demands of tourism and grow lodging and liquor tax base by building hotels downtown.

Continue to develop urban living environments across the city, providing walkable amenities with excellent housing options.

Foster the conditions needed for continued growth of the Huntsville food scene.

Continue support of retail - both national franchises and locally-owned stores - in every sector.

Expand and renovate the Von Braun Center to keep up with demand.

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fiscal responsibility & transparency

Tommy delivers balanced budgets and smart spending

Continue protecting city resources during COVID-19 with a limited hiring freeze and scaled back spending by 5% through the end of FY 2020.

Taking steps to make sure our budget remains balanced, including constantly tracking tax revenues.

Continue communications through multiple platforms - including print media, social media, livestreaming, TV, and radio - to keep citizens informed.

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public safety

Using cutting edge technology to keep Huntsville safe

In the near term, work with Faith in Action, 100 Black Men/100 Black Women, Huntsville NAACP, and Citizens’s Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform to propose a path forward for community policing.

Continued support of Huntsville Police Department hiring expansion to keep up with population growth and ensure our police force is representative of the community.

Continued training for officers needed to intervene in mental health cases.

Continued mandatory implicit bias training for all officers.

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