Klipsch talks public safety, budget and development

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Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch joined 4 The Record for a conversation this week. This is the second part of that interview.

Budget

Davenport city leaders just approved a $226 million budget plan for fiscal year 2020.

A large portion of that is expected to go toward improving major roadways and neighborhood streets across the city.

The Davenport sewer system is expected to see major revamping as well.

Klipsch discussed what else residents can expect to see from this new multi-million dollar budget plan.

Public safety

On the topic of community concerns, in a residential survey one of the top priorities for Davenport residents was public safety.

As a result, city leaders responded by budgeting for technology upgrades and additional officers for the davenport police department.

In his state of the city address, Klipsch reiterated the need for a juvenile assessment center — something you’ve made a major goal for the city. 

Klipsch talked about what kind of progress the city has made toward bringing that juvenile assessment center to the area.

Development

We’ve talked about some of the the big plans city leaders have for Davenport.

Development of the riverfront continues and more businesses are calling the city home.

During Klipsch’s state of the city address, he called Davenport the “place to be.”

But city leaders have seen some pushback from neighbors when it comes to some new projects.
    
We saw it recently with the new condo expected to go up near 58th Street and Utica Ridge Road.

As Davenport continues to develop into a major attraction for new businesses and opportunities, we asked Klipsch how city leaders plan to balance those commercial and community needs and keep that residential feel.

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