Hagerstown's mayor and City Council met Friday to set goals for at least the next year. Those goals include:
Starting to televise mayor and City Council work sessions on the government channel, channel 6. Councilman Lewis C. Metzner suggested airing delayed tapings of the meetings so residents who cannot attend because of work can see the meetings.
Reviewing city staffing. "We're understaffed in the city, especially in public works," Metzner said.
Adding parking spaces downtown by securing land now for a future parking deck in the southwest block of Public Square.
Moving the city's Department of Community Development from the fourth floor of City Hall to the neighboring, city-owned building on East Franklin Street.
This would provide residents better access to the office, which helps low-income residents buy renovated single family homes.
Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II also suggested moving the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau's downtown office from Public Square into the building.