To create the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America, we need to revitalize High Point’s core city through economic development by providing support for new business opportunities, jobs and an increase in property and sales tax revenues, and other tangible quality of life attributes.
RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR
THE IGNITE HIGH POINT MASTER PLAN
TO: THE MAYOR OF HIGH POINT BERNITA SIMS, MAYOR PRO TEM BRITT MOORE AND HIGH POINT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS JIM DAVIS, FOSTER DOUGLAS, JASON EWING, JEFF GOLDEN, JUDY MENDENHALL, BECKY SMOTHERS AND JAY WAGNER.
We, the undersigned citizens and/or organizations of the City of High Point support the theme and goal which leads the City’s website as follows:
"Creating the Single Most Livable, Safe and Prosperous Community in America”
In further support of our City, we therefore CONFIRM THAT:
WHEREAS: In order to accomplish the foregoing, and to add further support to the significant success of our City’s two most influential economic drivers (High Point Market and High Point University), while providing to their constituencies a more appealing, viable and alive community that they so strongly desire; and
WHEREAS: To add to and complement the great strides made by generations of our City’s leaders on Council in providing other valuable attributes and economic drivers like the Piedmont Centre, award winning City Departments like the highly acclaimed Police Department and our Economic Development offices; and
WHEREAS: In an effort to follow and support your generous participation of $50,000 and the lead of over one hundred (100) business and community leaders and their contribution of over $410,000 which includes $125,000 from High Point University and $30,000 from the High Point Regional Association of Realtors in their financial support of The City Project and its efforts to fulfill its stated mission and purpose in…”the spearheading of revitalization in the Core City of High Point through actively marketing and promoting the return of people, businesses and services to the core city…”; and
WHEREAS: The positive economic impact of revitalization efforts across the country like those being promoted by The City Project have proven time and again to be of significant importance to the financial strength of any community by providing new business opportunities, jobs, an increase in property and sales tax revenues, and other tangible quality of life attributes;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: We enthusiastically and with the same well meaning passion and devotion to community exhibited by the group of financial supporters noted above, the hundreds of citizens who supported the charrettes conducted in May, 2013 and the dedicated members of The City Project Board:
DO ANNOUNCE AND PROCLAIM OUR FULL SUPPORT OF THE MASTER PLAN FOR IGNITE HIGH POINT
PRESENTED TO OUR CITY BY ANDRES DUANY AND HIS TEAM OF EXPERTS; and
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: With a significant and earnest plea do encourage you as our elected leaders to fully support with your vote, your passion, and your dedication, the Master Plan.
RESOLVED THAT: We implore you to see the vision and wisdom in making these efforts a first priority in accomplishment; that you set the example of support that will no doubt show to the private investment and developer community locally and elsewhere that High Point’s City Government is dedicated to taking these next steps into its future; and
RESOLVED THAT: On a consistent basis you fully utilize The City Project as a continuing resource of educational development for these efforts as its Board strives to find for you and all of High Point’s citizens the very best opportunities to “Create the Single Most Livable, Safe and Prosperous Community in America”; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT: We, the undersigned (1) entrust the future of our City of High Point to you in bringing to a successful conclusion the parts of the implementation of the Master Plan that require your support in our long awaited efforts to create an urban style of living; (2) emphatically encourage you not to take a back seat in this effort and ask you to endorse the overwhelming support of hundreds of enthusiastic citizens who endorse the Duany Master Plan; and to (3) sincerely embrace this once in a lifetime opportunity provided through the expertise, good advice and visionary thinking of Andres Duany, one of the leading architects and urban planners of our time. Please do not allow the FIRES OF ENTHUSIASM that have been IGNITED to die and turn to ashes with any showing of a lack of support from our community’s elected leaders. YOUR MESSAGE AND EXAMPLE WILL NO DOUBT SET THE PACE.