As a follow-up to personal New Year’s resolutions, I wonder what the community would most like to see happen in our town this year.
A poll conducted on the Tracy Talks Facebook page yielded the growth of our local mall as one of the priorities, with an emphasis on quality stores. Others included adding more upscale restaurants, bringing in brand-name retailers, renovating downtown, keeping our town safe and developing a new animal shelter — which tops my personal list.
“The new shelter will be more convenient and much more enjoyable for the people and animals,” said Lani Smith, Tracy police support operations manager. “It will offer an entirely different environment with a friendly pet adoption area, with rooms to get acquainted. We anticipate a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the project in early spring and will follow up with a grand opening.”
For those who have been following this effort, which has been many years in the making, the design of the new animal shelter was approved by the City Council in 2013.
What are your thoughts? What would you like to see in our town this year?
• Anne Marie Fuller is the host of the Channel 26 television show “Helpful Hints with Anne Marie.” Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.