INDIANAPOLIS - City officials are pushing an initiative to improve Indianapolis just in time for its 200th birthday.
Plan 2020 will take place six years from now. Mayor Greg Ballard calls it planning for the city’s future -- a long-term blueprint for making Indianapolis a place where people will want to live and businesses will want to relocate.
City officials said people who live here now need to give their vision of what they want.
Ballard spelled out his Plan 2020 earlier Wednesday while talking about recent accomplishments like adding more police officers, park improvements and the downtown bike and car share program.
The 2020 initiative revolves around what the city should look like in six years, what residents want their neighborhoods to look like and what will make people want to move here over other cities.
"You tell us what does Indy need in order to attract and retain residents in 2020? In what ways can the city grow to match your lifestyle? How do you feel about things like parks and trails, transit, libraries and education? How do you see yourself getting to work?" Ballard said.
The ideas will come from the public, community, city and business leaders who will also have to decide how to pay for whatever the city’s future will be.
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