Meridian is the geographic, employment, and residential “center” for the Treasure Valley. Growth will continue happen in our community and in the areas surrounding us, which means there will be impacts we can control and others we cannot. When growth does happen in Meridian it needs to be responsible 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. If we aren’t working together growth will be pushed to other communities and Meridian will still have to deal with the impacts from growth. Addressing growth will be a majority priority for my administration.