Clayton's Next 100 Years

As Clayton approaches our 100th anniversary, we're about to begin a strategic planning process. What vision do you have for the City of Clayton?

We're well into the New Year and those of us who began this year with "resolutions" are hopefully making progress towards achieving our goals.  Something I've always wanted to do as Clayton's mayor is to expand our community outreach by writing a blog...so here I am, a new blogger on Patch!  Clayton is a terrific place to live, work, or visit, and I'm honored to have served our community for eight years as an alderman and for five years as the mayor. With the help of the Patch blog, I'm looking forward to a dialogue with other Clayton enthusiasts.

As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2013, another goal of mine is to complete a long range strategic plan before the end of this year. We're close to beginning the process, and soon we'll be calling on our citizens for their input as we develop a road map for our community's future.  

But let me ask you right now: as you look into your crystal ball what do you see for Clayton in the next 5, 10, or 20 years? 

Thanks for tuning in to my blog. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


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COOPerate63105 February 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
QUESTION: Do the mobile "business records destruction" trucks pay a fee to operate in Clayton ? They consistently take up mobile parking meters (without paying) and continually obstruct trafficflow. Not to mention the noise that revererates like a whining-drum (due to the hollow shell of the truckbody.) Can not have food trucks but loud trash-grinding trucks are allowed to operate ?
Jessie Hoagland February 14, 2012 at 02:26 AM
A magnet for talent, lively street life, pedestrian friendly, and filled with flowers, public art, and fountains.
Mark Cockson February 14, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The return of "Mom and Pop" stores to the street-level storefront scene in Clayton---remember the stores in the early seventies?
Linda Goldstein February 15, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Thanks for the heads up about the business records trucks.


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