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Posted on 02.28.13
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  • Posted on 02.28.13

This is a list of the strategies, and specific objectives that will be my special focus over the next 5 years to make the city safer, healthier, and cleaner.

  • Create a sustainability resource toolkit for neighborhoods
  • Make LRA land available at no cost for smart, productive, creative re-use of the land
  • Provide easy access to greenspace, trails or parks within a half mile or 10 minute walk
  • Increase number of trees planted by 16,000, or 15%
  • Promote sustainability practices at all public arts and cultural events
  • Build Phase II of CORTEX bioscience and technology research hub
  • Advance use of public transit, trolleys and streetcars to connect arts, culture and innovation hubs
  • Employ 500 youth in annual summer job program
  • Form a Mayor's Community Council for Sustainability Implementation
  • Implement Board Bill 297 pertaining to workforce inclusion
  • Maintain our premier Municipal Equality Index rating for LGBTQ
  • Decrease obesity by 5% by expanding our Small Changes for Health, Let's Move STL and Good 4 U! Programs
  • Reduce crime by 25%
  • End chronic homelessness
  • Advocate for transportation plans and funding that allow more people to be less car dependent
  • Support citywide greenhouse gas emission reductions of 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050
  • Achieve a 6% reduction in fuel use in City fleet and expand use of alternative fuels to 85% of Airport's fleet
  • Increase number of dedicated bicycle lanes by 150% and shared road facilities by 35%
  • Increase bike racks by 150%
  • Have single stream recycling facilities for 100% of City government buildings and double residential recycling to 20% participation
  • Reduce City government use of water by 10%
  • Use green custodial cleaning supplies in 100% of City government facilities
  • Create an Office of Sustainability in which the City's Sustainability Director works with a City Green Team to implement and track the City's sustainability initiatives
  • Open 20 additional quality public charter schools
  • Double the current eco-literacy rate by launching a program to foster an enhanced connection between people and urban natural resources
  • Require a sustainability impact statement for all new City development
  • Create at least 8,500 new jobs at Ballpark Village, CORTEX, Carondelet Coke, St. Louis Army Ammunition Plant, and North Riverfront
  • Remediate and prepare at least 40 vacant properties for redevelopment
  • Create an urban forestry employment training program for high school students

    A link to the public document from which this list was taken: