Task Force Gives Report

October 31, 1990

WESTMINSTER - The Downtown Task Force presented its report to the City Council Monday night, recommending, among other things, the government become more proactive in development of the downtown area.

In addition, Chairman Kenneth A. Yowan suggested the city develop a long-range plan for the growth of the city's core.

"You have to decide what you want Westminster to look like five, 10, 15 years into the future," the former councilman said.

Specific recommendations included controlling development along the Englar Road and John Street corridor to make it compatible with downtown growth, creating a permanent advisory council and donating money to develop cultural activities in town.

The task force also suggested making parking at meters free after 3 p.m.

weekdays and all day Saturday, similar to the restrictions on permit-only parking lots.

In addition, they suggested retailers re-evaluate their hours of business or at least leave decorated windows lighted until 10 p.m. since most customers work until around 6 p.m.

Council members said they would need time to consider the recommendations and asked the task force to remain available for further questions.

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