I encourage all Beachwood residents and business owners to consider attending a public event of great importance to the future of our city.
On Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7 PM. the city will hold an Open House in the Beachwood City Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss the draft of the city’s five year Master Plan. This is the first time the city has undertaken an effort to adopt such a plan. The plan is intended to identify major areas of focus in the near future including city services, housing, parks and recreation, business climate and much, much more.
The Open House will be of interest to Beachwood residents and businesses.
The city has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission in the drafting of this plan, which is being shaped by substantial public input. Early last year, we sent surveys to 900 Beachwood residents and 575 businesses, asking for their thoughts on a wide array of municipal issues. The results from those surveys have been incorporated into the draft of the master plan. We want to give our residents and businesses this opportunity on Jan. 11 to identify their concerns and thoughts going forward.
Your input will be encouraged at the Open House. Planning professionals from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will be present to discuss details of the plan and to answer questions. Attendees will be encouraged to offer feedback on components of the plan. Comments from the public at the Open House will be considered for inclusion in the final version of the Master Plan.
We were gratified by many of the responses we received from last year’s surveys – an amazing 99.4% of residential respondents rated Beachwood’s quality of life either good or excellent, while 99.1% said the quality of city services was either good or excellent. Among business respondents, 88% said the business climate in the city was either good or excellent.
All of us realize what a great city we have, but we can’t become complacent. It is prudent to prepare for the future so that we can continue to live and work in one of the best communities in Ohio.
I hope to see you at city hall at 7 PM, January 11th. Thank you.