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Women of Vision group brings ideas to city council

WORTHINGTON — During Monday's city council meeting, representatives from Women of Vision spoke to the city council regarding the report they compiled following discussions among dozens of women from the community.

Sharon Johnson and Julie Foote, who spoke on behalf of the group, explained that Women of Vision discovered several general areas of focus as well as specific actions they believe would benefit the citizens of Worthington. Some are projects already in the works by the city, and some are possibilities for future improvements.

One action Johnson said every member of the community can take is to get to know their neighbors.

"It doesn't take a city council to act on that," she said.

Other ideas included encouraging and enabling workforce development; improving narratives about the Worthington community; and creating amenities for young people and families.

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The city council thanked Women of Vision for its work.

Also on the city council docket:

  • Jason Larsen was appointed Worthington Fire Department Chief.
  • A proposal to amend city code in regard to storm water protection passed its third reading and was adopted.
  • Second readings passed on three proposed zone changes on property owned by Yellow Company LLC.
  • A second reading passed on a proposed city code amendment that would allow ADA-compliant ramps to be added if necessary, even if they have to violate aspects of building and zoning codes.

For more of this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Globe or dglobe.com.

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