LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A report featuring public input and recommendations for progress in Little Rock was released Tuesday by Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and a citizen-led transition team.
Along with letters from the mayor and transition team co-chairs, the report contains an executive summary and a breakdown of how the recommendations and initiatives can be implemented later this year to move Little Rock into a united future.
The 92-page report is comprised of eight subcommittee reports. The different areas addressed are; economic development, education, finance, inclusion, mobility, public safety and accountability, quality of life, transformation and government reform.
“Unifying Little Rock is not merely some utopian idea or just a hashtag, it is our mission; it is and will always be my internal “why.” As I reviewed each recommendation, I realized that each step in improving the lives of the residents of Little Rock is a step towards unifying Little Rock. This report identifies tangible goals that will provide residential and economic opportunities for our residents. This report identifies realistic steps for our city to help improve public education. This report identifies substantive methods to re-establish trust between law enforcement and our residents. This reports identifies practical efforts to make Little Rock a city of choice and not circumstance. Compiled together, this report is our Unity playbook; and with the fulfillment of each recommendation, we will move closer to becoming a united Little Rock.”