Alpharetta Mayor's State of the City Address Online
If you missed the message Mayor David Belle Isle had about the community, you can still catch it online and hear about how value is created in the community.
If you missed Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle's State of the City address on Feb. 19 like I did, here's a chance to listen to what he had to say.
The city's website says, "Watch the video of the Mayor’s speech and hear the vision for how we will maintain Alpharetta’s exceptional quality of life and low tax rates, ensure a positive business environment, and advance our position as the Southeast’s premier technology community. The state of our city is excellent, and our future is even better."
The full video is more than 28 minutes long. But you'll hear about Quik Trip, New Coke, Fidel Castro and creating value in Alpharetta as the Mayor talks about creating value in our hometown. And you can always multitask as you listen to Belle Isle speak.
Some highlights the Mayor mentioned in his address:
- Burglaries down 24 percent
- ISO 2 city, which typically means lower fire insurance costs
- AAA rated city financially
- Three 100-acre parks, 6-mile Greenway, pocket or neighborhood parks
- Economic Development expanding
Investments in the community
- Downtown City Center, "a generational product"
- Avalon, a $600 million development broke ground
- 600 technology companies, launch of Alpharetta Technology Commission
- Gwinnett Tech announces North Fulton campus in Alpharetta
- New downtown events
- Forbes magazine names Alpharetta seventh friendliest city
- Opportunity Zone created in Alpharetta
"My challenge to you is, if you would, if you don't already, consider Alpharetta your hometown," Belle Isle asked those attending the event at the Metropolitan Club.