Aldermen to discuss plan for economic development office
Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers on the third floor of City Hall.
Craig's father, former House Minority Leader Jim Craig of Manchester, was recently named state labor commissioner by Hassan.
William Craig started in the director's position earlier this month at an annual salary of $67,890.40, according to the mayor's office.
Craig takes the reins after a series of events that saw the city's Economic Development Office brought under the auspices of the mayor's office in May, only to have aldermen reverse that decision in September, saying they wanted to avoid politicizing the office.
The proposal to be discussed Tuesday night lays out a framework for residents, city officials and business owners to work together to draft a five-year plan. The group would consist of: four city residents, one each from Wards 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12; Craig; representatives from the Manchester Development Corporation, the city's Chamber of Commerce and Intown Manchester; and a staffer from the city's Planning and Community Development department.The aldermen are scheduled to hear a report recommending that a proposal from Studio 550 to paint traffic signal boxes in the downtown area with local works of art be approved for five such boxes, located at the intersections of Bridge and Elm streets, Concord and Elm, Hanover and Elm, Merrimack and Elm, and Granite and Elm.