Arts & Recreation

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Library design

How about a decommisioned F16 or a more regionally significant aircraft, on top of the new library or other riverfront location to creat a "Must See" item in downtown Rockford, and celebrate the aerospace industry. Is there anything out there that both Sunstrand and Woodward worked on? With a few Chrysler parts also?. How cool would that be? A must see attraction, will get people where you want them.

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Families & Neighborhoods

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Make Rockford Better for Children and it's better for Everyone!

Please take the time to read this proposal: http://citydesk.us/WalkerSchool.html. If we don't help the children and families, all is in vain. Communities improve starting at the most basic unit. Our children are at risk because so many families are at risk. Let's get to the root, truly transform from the bottom up. Thanks you.

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Economy & Jobs

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Making Rockford Mass Transit Easier to Use

I recently moved to Rockford & when my car was in the shop for a week, I wanted to take the bus from my home near Swedish American Hospital to East State/Alpine & then out east to a restaurant. I was pleased to find a route that runs regularly in that direction and an unlimited weekly bus pass for only $16. However, I learned I couldn't buy the pass unless I went to one of the transit stations, or mailed my payment in ...more »

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Ideas about Arts Scene

I recently moved to Rockford and I was amazed at the number of venues and artists involved in the recent Arts Scene event. I attended from 4 p.m. to close Saturday and was only able to visit a small portion of the venues -- mostly downtown and 7th St. The amount and variety of art was mind blowing. I wanted to see more of the artists and venues, but unfortunately ran out of time. I know there will be another Arts Scene ...more »

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Share Cool Ideas from Places You've Been

I'm looking for your comments... Many of us have visited or lived in other wonderful cities with great downtown areas. So I'd like to know what kind of fun you had in another city's downtown or even in Rockford in the past. What attracts you to a city's downtown area-- please list specifics like types of stores, entertainment, parks, food & drink and other attractions you've enjoyed. I'll start -- One downtown I know ...more »

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permanent Marathon route along river

I was running along the 3k running/bike path the other day, and started wondering why running races has gotten so expensive (marathon here was $50). Closing down streets, hiring pollice, organizer profit, etc. Why not expand the current running path to 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon, marathon. and have most races run along it, a portion of the entry fees could go toward up keep, and people would have a better place to train for ...more »

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Midway Theater Revitalization

I would LOVE to see the old Midway Theater downtown revitalized! Much like the Cornado, there is so much history there and we would be foolish not to preserve that! I think we could do a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money. It would be great if the theater could be turned into a movie theater - it could show old movies or movies that have been in the theaters for a while already - like the second run of the given ...more »

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Families & Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood Names

I think something that would lead to strong neighborhoods and pride/culture in our neighborhoods would be to have neighborhood names - much like Chicago or San Francisco that has neighborhoods like Wicker Park, the Financial District, South of Market, etc. Rockford could have the very same thing to help align those communities with a sense of pride about where they live. I think some areas already have names: Downtown, ...more »

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Safety

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Renewal: Safety

Impact Statement: All people are safe and feel safe, regardless of address

 

In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider:

 

• WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted?

 

• HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, method, or network utilized)?

 

• WHAT will be achieved?

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Healthy Life Styles

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Renewal: Healthy Lifestyles

Impact Statement: Residents live healthy lifestyles and make informed choices. They have access to excellent, comprehensive services for health, wellness and recreation. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider: • WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted? • HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, method, ...more »

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Funding Our Future: Planning

Impact Statement: We take a purposeful, transparent, and results-oriented approach to planning for growth and renewal.

 

In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider:

 

• WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted?

 

• HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, method, or network utilized)?

 

• WHAT will be achieved?

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