City: Partnerships key to progress

From downtown Tracy to Hwy. 14, from parks and trails to city hall, the City of Tracy is doubling down on its efforts to beautify the city to attract more people.

The City Council earlier this year listed beautification as one of its goals for 2022, a process that includes a specific strategy that would cultivate partnerships and involve the community; developing the parks and trails system around town; updating code enforcement; and prioritizing historic preservation, most notably at city hall.

According to a comprehensive plan survey, the top two concerns, or the things that have the most negative impacts on the city, were properties and buildings that are in disrepair and the condition of roadways.

“We’ve spent a considerable amount of time improving the roadways, but ultimately, how things look — properties and buildings — this is something that people are really concerned about,” Tracy City Administrator Erik Hansen said as part of his beautification presentation at Monday’s Tracy City Council Meeting.