Mayor Adrian Mapp today released his report on his first 100 days in office, announcing milestones achieved in his priority areas of focus:  fiscal responsibility, economic development, public safety, and quality of life.

 

“Real change in Plainfield will not be achieved in 100 days, but we’ve begun to lay a solid foundation for a bright future,” Mapp said.

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“We have heard from the people of Plainfield in community meetings, in public hearings, and in businesses and homes,” he said.  “While we have only been in office for a short time, the Administration is taking action to make our vision of “One Plainfield, One Future” a reality.”

 

Highlights from Mayor Mapp’s first 100 days in office:

ACHIEVING FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY 

 

·         Delivering an on-time budget

 

·         Appointing a finance team

 

·         Completing a financial inventory

 

·         Increasing revenue

 

 

 

IMPROVING GOVERNMENT

 

  • Appointing Cabinet members

 

 

  • Implementing a city-wide communication system

 

 

 

  • Implementing the 311 call system

 

  • Putting technology to work

 

  • Accessing City information online

 

MAKING PLAINFIELD SAFE

 

  • Providing new leadership

 

  • Maximizing resources and professionalism in the Police Division  

 

  • Updating standards and achieving state accreditation for Plainfield police

 

  • Writing a mission statement for the Police Division

 

  • Increasing use of technology in the Police Department

 

  • Utilizing technology in the Fire Division  

 

  • Communicating effectively with Plainfield residents

 

  • Promoting fiscal efficiency

 

  • Increasing police training

 

  • Securing a new police training facility

 

  • Updating fire equipment and emergency alarm systems

 

  • Providing specialized training for firefighters

 

  • Creating new partnerships to keep Plainfield’s children safe

 

 

EXPANDING PLAINFIELD’S ECONOMY AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

  • Providing new leadership

 

  • Receiving the Transit Oriented Development/Transit Village Designation

 

  • Marketing the One Seat Ride to New York City

 

  • Increasing summer employment opportunities for Plainfield youth

 

  • Partnering with Google for Free Website Design and Hosting

 

  • Gathering Community Input on the Muhlenberg Hospital Site

 

  • Providing Employment Training Opportunities

 

  • Supporting Plainfield Businesses   

 

  • Improving Local/State Coordination in the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ)

 

  • Beautifying Plainfield’s Downtown Shopping District

 

 

SAFEGUARDING OUR MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

 

  • Improving access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act

 

  • Responding to weather emergencies

 

  • Providing services to the elderly

 

  • Coordinating with local nonprofit organizations

 

 

INVESTING IN PLAINFIELD’S INFRASTRUCTURE

 

·         Responding to emergency road conditions

 

·         Repairing winter road damage

 

 

IMPROVING PLAINFIELD’S QUALITY OF LIFE

 

  • Hiring a Chief of Staff

 

  • Increasing community outreach

 

  • Providing Employment Training Opportunities

 

  • Re-energizing local boards and commissions

 

  • Creating new youth recreation opportunities

 

  • Restoring civic pride

 

  • Enhancing cultural opportunities

 

  • Upgrading Plainfield recreation facilities


Mayor Mapp provided a full report to the community on the progress his Administration has made in accomplishing goals and setting the groundwork for the next four years.

 

The full report is available on the City of Plainfield website at  www.plainfieldnj.gov .