Moving Revere Forward Progress Report Released

The “Moving Revere Forward” progress report was released last Thursday night by Mayor Dan Rizzo, updating the original Transition Team document present to Rizzo in the winter of 2011.

Giving a powerpoint presentation, Rizzo said the report was the work of seven committees who worked for four months to review the functions of city government. Over 40 people worked to review how Revere can be a better place to live, work and raise a family. Rizzo sees the progress report as a road map for the community.

“This report has drawn leaders in and out of the community.” Rizzo said. “There are some terrific ideas to draw on over the next four years.

Some of the common themes of the report include neighborhood groups, the impact of development on the school system, developing fixed assets to maintain public buildings and capital improvements. Rizzo also pointed to the need of a new senior center or renovation of the current one. He also noted the lack of a youth center,, YMCA or Boys and Girls Club. A new public works building is also something needed.

Other areas needing attention are an outside contractor for potholes, a follow-up system for constituents and a master plan to take care of the city’s buildings.

A copy of the progress report may be found on the city’s website – — under the mayor’s department listing.

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