Members of Locally Owned Murfreesboro welcomed six officials from the City of Murfreesboro to a lunch and learn Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.
“It was great to have city representatives talk with our members and start to build relationships,” said Michelle Willard, vice president of LOM and panel moderator. “They were all very helpful and informative about the issues facing the city and what programs are in place to address concerns.”
Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody, Transportation Director Jim Kerr, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran, Building and Codes Director Robert Holtz, and Assistant City Engineer Sam Huddleston spoke about their responsibilities and answered questions from LOM members about issues concerning them.
“We could have spent the whole time on traffic problems in the city,” Willard said. “But we covered many topics and got really good information from the city representatives.”
Other topics covered included improving public transportation, mobility, pedestrian access, the sign ordinance, encouraging development in the downtown core, water resources and impact fees, and stormwater drainage.
When posed with the most important question of the session, “Is Murfreesboro the greatest city in the world?” Moody and the rest of the panel answered with a resounding “yes.”
With the success of the lunch and learn, LOM is considering having a separate meeting with Balachandran and Kerr to further explore and learn more about how the city manages traffic.
If you interested in attending LOM-sponsored “field trips,” let the executive board know and we’ll set up more opportunities.