FDL City Council Creates Ad Hoc Committee For Downtown

The Fond du Lac City Council Wednesday night voted
unanimously to create an ad hoc committee that will be involved in strategic
planning for the downtown. Although all six Council members liked the idea of an
ad hoc committee they didn’t agree at first on when the Council should create
the committee. Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership Executive Director Amy Hansen
urged the Council to meet first with the DFP Board. She told the Council they
are updating their marketing analysis and didn’t want to duplicate efforts.She
said the DFP is open-minded to all options that support and improve the
Councilman Gary Miller at first wanted to
delay forming the committee and reminded the Council that although similar to
what they did with a committee for Lakeside Park, the City owns the park and not
the downtown.
City Council President Lee Ann Lorrigan
came up with the idea for the ad hoc committee. She told Council members that
having a vision team that creates a strategic plan with several entities is not
a new concept. She said it is something that many municipalities do and she
wasn’t going to apologize if she offended anyone in wanting to do more for her
city in doing what most municipalities do.
The Council will hold a Committee of Whole meeting with the DFP Board of
Directors prior to the Council’s February 10th meeting.