Civil and Municipal - Mar 2023

90 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3 In January of 2022, just a few months after the announcement of the commercial LPOE funding allocation, the Mayor and the City Council met to establish Douglas Vision 2032, a collection of six policy priorities to focus on as they set their sight to the future, looking from a lens that considers the impacts from this major project for the community. They include Downtown Revitalization, Infrastructure, Streets & Roads, Economic Development, Growth and Annexations, and Community Facilities & Special Events. But, in the end, Huish says that what really drives him is working each day to renew the city’s spirit. “There have been many years in this town when we haven’t had much hope,” he reveals. “I want Douglas to improve, but I don’t want us to forget about our past. The past is very important; it teaches us the many sacrifices that the people who came before us made, and it’s our responsibility to move our community forward for the following generation, so they can make this community even better. I was born and raised here and what gets me up each day is the desire to help. My greatest accomplishment would be to bring hope back to Douglas.” and it’s dedicated to people who have served our wonderful, patriotic community. It’s been visited by people from all around the world. We’re also working with a developer for a new RV park, and we’re also very interested in medical tourism. We’re hoping to capitalize on that.” Going forward, Huish says that Douglas is actively planning for the future. In addition to the new LPOE, the city has commissioned a hotel study, and a housing study, and is working to revamp its zoning codes to allow for new ideas in construction as well as the rehabilitation of existing structures. PREFERRED VENDOR/PARTNER n Cox Communications Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve approximately 400,000 product subscribers in Southern Arizona with residential and business digital television, 1G high speed Internet, security systems and digital telephone service. n JW Resources LLC