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Whats Houston’s Economic and Developmental Plan for The Future?

In previous programs we’ve discussed Plan Houston, the first general plan the city has ever undertaken. The city has high hopes of using the plan to guide it for decades. Some of the plan’s bullet points include broad aspirations such as having “a thriving local arts and creative community” and “a skilled and talented workforce.” Then […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaIn previous programs we’ve discussed Plan Houston, the first general plan the city has ever undertaken. The city has high hopes of using the plan to guide it for decades.

Some of the plan’s bullet points include broad aspirations such as having “a thriving local arts and creative community” and “a skilled and talented workforce.” Then there are more concrete goals, such as maintaining “fiscally responsible, accountable, and responsive public services and civic investments” and to “maintain a long-range fiscal plan for the city.”

So, now that these goals are on paper, how does the city bring them to life? We talk with Jennifer Ostlind from the City of Houston’s Planning and Development Department.

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