The Mapp Administration is committed to continued growth in every ward in the City of Plainfield. If re-elected to a second term, Mayor Mapp and his team will build upon the foundation established over the past three years with a focus on economic development, public safety, financial stability, and community unity and engagement. The Mapp team will also continue to seek innovative solutions for engaging our youth and ensuring that there are avenues to continued education for every Plainfield child. Recognizing the importance of partnership the Mapp Administration has worked collaboratively with community stakeholders over the past three years and intends to continue this partnership with ongoing feedback through active Commissions, Block Associations, and Boards.
The City of Plainfield is proud of its diversity. We have a melting pot of cultures, and it is something we celebrate. Plainfield is America in its truest form. Mayor Mapp recognizes that Quality of Life priorities are not the same for everyone. The City Administration under his leadership will continue to assess the needs and priorities of all Plainfielders and seek solutions tailored to these specific needs. The Mapp team will look at outcomes affecting the most vulnerable among us, and partner with public and private entities to address and change these results where necessary. Whether it’s a young student facing financial challenges that will negatively impact educational outcomes, offering support for those interested in pursuing a trade, or a family seeking a path to a healthier lifestyle; the team is committed to a Healthy Plainfield, and all that entails.
Mayor Mapp and his team will continue to pay attention to the City’s infrastructure; fixing roads, lighting the City, and regularly removing leaves and brush from the side of the streets. Quality of life has many faces, and Mayor Mapp recognizes that.
In 2016, The City of Plainfield generated a surplus balance of $9,169,794.71; Reduced audit findings by 75% and Generated $4,348,286.00 in grant revenues. Additionally, the City of Plainfield was upgraded to Moody’s Investment Grade (MIGI) Rating of 1 – which reflects strong fundamental credit quality with excellent liquidity. That’s an indicator that the business of the City is being handled well. This rating speaks to the City’s financial health and outlook due to the leadership, vision and competent fiscal management implemented by Mayor Mapp and his team since 2014.
Plainfield has moved forward dramatically since 2014 when Mayor Mapp began his term; the signs of revitalization stretch from the West End, through our Downtown and into the East end of the City. From the grand opening of Bella Vita Estates downtown, the groundbreaking of the exciting “Muse” redevelopment project on South Second Street in the West End, and the Gateway project on South Avenue – we are witnessing a real renaissance.
The Mapp Administration has made great strides in reducing crime since taking office in 2014; a thirty (30) percent reduction to be exact, and that’s a significant figure. Public Safety remains a top priority for the team and is an important facet of Plainfield’s quality of life as the City continues its upward trajectory. Since 2014, our Police Department has employed creative and interactive methods of keeping our streets safe; communications with the community have been more impactful by having officers walk through our neighborhoods on foot and interact with residents. Our law enforcement now utilizes new technologies to communicate and respond more efficiently. Our young people continue to benefit from the successful mentoring programs instituted in 2014, emerging with a sense of purpose, confidence, and direction.
The Mapp Administration has made strides in improving the local infrastructure in Plainfield. This improvement has been critical to the City’s growth economically and fiscally. Mayor Mapp understands that a robust infrastructure is vital for our local businesses and residents to be successful. Employing innovation such as the “Pothole Doctor” to rehabilitate our roads and prioritizing the repaving of our streets in the most cost effective way by utilizing the power of co-operative buying; the roadways in Plainfield are being transformed. Code enforcement is utilizing new technology to be more efficient at identifying potential problem areas and moving swiftly to address them.
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