The Road to a Renaissance: June 10, 2016




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We can do this!

Alton is a wonderful place, but we don't appreciate our own self worth, We could be much better off by realizing our potential and properly leveraging our potentially amazing assets. Altonians have struggled and survived. We have the tenacity within ourselves to create a brighter tomorrow, but first we must shake the pessimism that has chained us into a mode of "managing decline." A much better mode would be one of confidence, rebuilding our city and bettering it so that Alton is more attractive to new residents, tourists, and new businesses, which will improve property values, create jobs, and broaden our tax base, making it easier to lower tax rates in the long term. This will create a virtuous cycle, instead of the costly stagnation we have today.

Scott Dixon for Alton 197 days ago