Causes: Economic Development
Mission: Improve and enhance the city of lancaster, pennsylvania; enrich the quality of life for residents of, employees in, and visitors to the city of lancaster.
Programs: Economic and community development focuses on the continued investment in all areas of the city, creating job growth, an increased tax base, an enhanced quality of life for city residents, and strengthening the neighborhoods of the city of lancaster. This is accomplished through many strong partnerships with residents, small businesses, grassroots community groups, non-profits, schools, and municipalities. Lancaster city alliance has partnered with neighbors united on an initiative to expand lca ambassador coverage and make physical improvements in a 20 block area in northeast lancaster city. The organization has also partnered with lancaster housing opportunity partnership in the creation of a 20 block comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan in southwest lancaster city. During the fiscal year 14/15, lancaster city alliance has focused on developing a community owned economic development strategic plan known as building on strength. This plan is a comprehensive approach to strengthening the economy of the city of lancaster through traditional economic development investment, cultivating entrepreneurs, marketing lancaster city, and reinforcing commercial hubs.
"quality of life" is carried out by a team of personnel trained in public safety and customer service. They consist of men and women who often ride bicycles or walk in their designated coverage area in the city of lancaster. We refer to them as lca ambassadors and clean team. Their activities include addressing issues through reports to lancaster city public works, housing and sweep departments; reporting broken street lights to ppl; reporting excessive trash incidents; removal of graffiti tags from public spaces; and contact with city residents and businesses to provide help when needed. The team also provides sidewalk sweeping and supplemental cleaning services to the residents and businesses in the downtown area. During the fiscal year 14/15, the lca ambassadors and clean team addressed over 200 reports to lancaster city public works, housing, and sweep departments, 64 reports to ppl regarding broken street lights, over 1,200 incidents of excessive trash, over 140 graffiti tags removed from public spaces, and over 20,000 contacts with lancaster city residents, businesses and people in need.