The primary responsibilities of cities and towns include maintaining their communities and their downtowns as attractive places in which to live, work and raise a family, and improving the quality of life available to their residents. Cities and towns are also deeply interested in economic development, whether it is the attraction of a new business or industry to the community, or the retention or expansion of an existing industry. Over the last fifty years or so, the General Assembly has provided a variety of mechanisms to enable cities and towns to maintain and revitalize their communities and to undertake economic development.
Redevelopment Commission meetings fall on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in City Hall. If the regular meeting takes place on a holiday, then the board will announce a different meeting date