CMSC has been assessing New Haven’s needs, including how the City can improve its economic potential, with the help of residents, reports the New Haven Register. CMSC has spent the week focusing first on the areas surrounding Dixwell, Congress, Grand and Whalley avenues.
CMSC President & CEO John Simone stressed that ideas to improve the city will need leadership from residents. “If there’s anything we do that is helpful to a community … it’s to provide them with the capacity of a management program for their district,” said Mr. Simone. Just as important, however, is the political will to implement those changes. In particular four areas need attention: social, economic, physical and political.
CMSC will make its initial finding and assessment on Friday, with a report presented to Mayor Toni Harp within 30 days.