Meridian is the geographic, employment, and residential “Center of Gravity” for the Treasure Valley. Growth will happen in our community and in the areas surrounding us which means there will be impacts we can control and others we cannot. As growth happens it needs to occur responsibly and meet our community’s expectations for quality. That means the city, our government partners, the development community, and residents all need to be on the same page and working together as outlined in our Comprehensive Plan. If we aren’t working together growth will be pushed to other communities and Meridian will still likely deal with the impacts from growth. Addressing growth in a responsible manner is a major priority for my administration.