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  • Lancaster needs better schools, not health care, say leaders | Lancaster PA Blog
    policies that address issues such as high density housing increased brown field and urban development rehabilitate reuse policies farmland preservation and municipal partnerships Another interesting detail is the breakdown by age 15 19 12 20 34 9 35 44 22 45 54 28 65 older 29 The list of honorable mention opportunities which were identified but did not make it into the top four is also interesting Improve financial stability of residents Ensure basic needs are being met through opportunities to work finish school or enroll in vocational training Increase residents financial literacy so sound financial decisions are made Increase equity and inclusion Create and implement cross cultural events to enhance positive intercultural relationships to reduce discrimination Provide a safe forum for dialogue Encourage policies that promote justice inclusion and understanding of all people regardless of race gender religion culture sexual orientation age disability etc Increase collaboration between community government and faith based leaders to reduce fear and promote inclusively Recruit and train next generation leaders Recognize and support the community s young leaders Develop a young leader s leadership program and fold these people into significant leadership gatherings Recognize and promote leadership voices Increase citizen involvement and volunteerism Promote active citizenship and public participation as the responsibility of every individual Ensure opportunities for citizen dialogue participation and engagement via public forums and flexible regulations and policies Improve infrastructure and public services Invest in infrastructure improvements such as roadways water sewer bridges broadband services etc Invest in an expanded countywide public transportation system to increase access to job opportunities in hard to reach locations Align economic development activities across sectors Align economic activities across not far profit for profit and public governmental organizations Build on the county s economic plan to enhance regional prosperity Create safe and attractive neighborhoods Implement

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  • Should Lancaster Use Social Media? | Lancaster PA Blog
    I believe that is inevitable Do you agree Or do you think the future importance and current relevance of social media in Lancaster is much more precarious or far less serious than I make it out to be Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Facebook Lancaster MySpace social media social networking Twitter 9 thoughts on Should Lancaster Use Social Media Ken says September 19 2008 at 9 39 am I think you are right on I ve been using social media for years for a variety of tasks and purposes I now use it heavily particularly Facebook as a major part of my marketing efforts for WXPN here in Central PA It s an effective and inexpensive way of reaching targeted markets rather quickly with your message And the viral nature of social media has allowed me to see how interconnected my world really is I think the only question is how rapidly social media will take hold for these purposes As you mentioned the average age of those using Facebook and other social media though I personally don t take LinkedIn very seriously is climbing More of us older folks are climbing on board and of course the initial target market of Facebook college students are now graduating and moving into the workforce and it is THESE folks that will probably be at the forefront of integrating their online social media with real world workforce applications It is very exciting and I look forward to seeing how this all shapes up in an ever changing and evolutionary technological landscape Becky Garvey says September 19 2008 at 12 02 pm Hi Daniel As you know I am brand spankin new to the social media world and LOVING it particularly for business contacts In our busy lives it s important to connect any way we can and of course to express ourselves a bit I do hope that all forms of Social Media Marketing continue to grow and thrive We have to stay current and this is the right way to do just that by the second how exciting Anne says September 19 2008 at 10 38 am Interesting blog post Daniel Social Media Marketing is the wave of the future the sooner businesses and organizations recognize that the better Those that don t will surely be left behind Max and I actually teach a class at the library for small businesses looking to dive into Online Social Networking and Media Marketing I m always surprised at the response I think people are finally catching on and realizing how powerful it is Kyle says September 19 2008 at 2 35 pm Right on man It s crazy to see the growth in this space over the past few years It definitely seems as though social media is crossing the chasm into main stream I m waste deep

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  • Lancaster City income plummeted 15% BEFORE the crash | Lancaster PA Blog
    region saw such a decline In Wooster median household income was down 20 Home Values Lancaster city City homes declined 20 in value The median home value in 2007 was 71 300 In 1999 it was 88 724 in 2007 dollars Lancaster County County homes increased 14 in value The median home value in 2007 was 169 500 In 1999 it was 148 454 This disparity in property value trending obviously has massive tax implications Consider also the difference in aging infrastructure 63 1 of city homes were built prior to World War II In the county homes that old account for only 24 3 of the market In the city 3 6 of homes were built in the past 17 years In the county that number is 23 3 Households with Income over 100 000 Lancaster city In 2007 there were 1 241 households earning 100k or more representing 5 9 of city households In 1999 there were 663 measured using 1999 dollars about 3 1 of households Lancaster County In 2007 there were 30 711 households with income 100k or more representing 16 7 of county households In 1999 there were 16 799 measured using 1999 dollars about 9 8 of households Below the Poverty Line Even before the economic recession poverty levels were increasing in both the city and the county Lancaster city As of 2007 25 4 of individuals in the city were living below the poverty line up from 21 2 in 1999 Fully 65 of single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger were living below the poverty line up from 54 9 in 1999 Lancaster County As of 2007 9 1 of individuals in the county were living below the poverty line up from 7 8 in 1999 Among single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger 52 5 were living below the poverty line in 2007 up from 43 7 in 1999 Top Industries Lancaster city In 1999 the top 3 industries in terms of number of people employed were Manufacturing 23 7 Educational health and social services 19 9 Retail trade 13 2 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational health and social services 21 1 Manufacturing 17 3 Professional scientific and management and administrative and waste management services 12 7 Lancaster County In 1999 the top 3 industries were Manufacturing 22 5 Educational health and social services 18 2 Retail trade 13 0 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational services and health care and social assistance 20 2 Manufacturing 18 7 Retail trade 12 0 It s great to see the city s 3 industry as of 2007 Commuting Because I am smug enough to highlight these stats I will As of 2007 11 2 456 of us city dwellers were walking to work That was only true of 3 5 of the county population Another 5 2 of city dwellers were taking public transit as opposed

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  • PPL now offers a wind/hydro option | Lancaster PA Blog
    happens that the company is the one that partnered with Temple Villanova and my college Eastern when as a student body we decided to get 100 of campus electricity from sustainable sources in 2002 I covered the story for our student newspaper as it unfolded Electricity generated by PPL comes primarily from four types of sources Nuclear Coal Hydro Oil and natural gas Participating in the Green Power Option gives PPL a financial incentive to continue its emerging set of renewable energy projects PPL says that about 10 of the electricity it markets comes from such projects While PPL claims the Frey Farm Landfill as one of its projects the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority s website says that what electricity it does not use to power the facility itself it sells to Met Ed not to PPL That s a shame because the LCSWM waste to energy system is sleek and innovative For now I m just happy that it s finally within my reach to power my home with energy from green sources Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related electricity lcswma ppl 5 thoughts on PPL now offers a wind hydro option bcolflesh says November 9 2009 at 5 12 pm I don t know man I d like to see a detailed accounting of how they use that extra money in regards to renewable energy jdw says November 10 2009 at 3 30 pm I actually was wondering the exact same thing How do they assure you that your actually getting what your paying for The large electric company that holds most of the region in an electricity monopoly is not exactly

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  • Comcast | | Lancaster PA Blog
    Mbps thanks to new infrastructure of roughly a thousand strand miles of fiber optic cable Free WiFi hotspots will be set up in parks and other public areas all over the city and residents and businesses will be able to subscribe to the service Prices haven t been set yet but Nephin reports Gray saying the city is very confident that it s going to be a lot lower than what you re paying now for home Internet service At the very least as residents we ll be able to get a lot more speed for our dollar This plan looks to be a huge win for the city s budget The installation of fiber optic cable and transmitters will cost around 500 000 over the next twenty years The city will save at least half that amount in the first year alone because it will no longer have to pay a third party for Internet service and because it will allow remote monitoring of water meters throughout the city Verizon Opted Out The reason Lancaster city is allowed under Pennsylvania law to roll out this Internet service is that Verizon chose to give up its state guaranteed right of first refusal on creating such a network in the city Verizon s lobbying of the state government earlier this century led the state government to sell out and guarantee Verizon it could have dibs on creating this kind of network anywhere in the state where it is the primary telecom provider Verizon just informed the city of its decision in a letter on February 12 City leadership was staying mum on this subject until hearing that final decision from Verizon so it turns out these plans were in the works even as Mayor Gray was coming under criticism for his

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  • Internet | | Lancaster PA Blog
    Mbps thanks to new infrastructure of roughly a thousand strand miles of fiber optic cable Free WiFi hotspots will be set up in parks and other public areas all over the city and residents and businesses will be able to subscribe to the service Prices haven t been set yet but Nephin reports Gray saying the city is very confident that it s going to be a lot lower than what you re paying now for home Internet service At the very least as residents we ll be able to get a lot more speed for our dollar This plan looks to be a huge win for the city s budget The installation of fiber optic cable and transmitters will cost around 500 000 over the next twenty years The city will save at least half that amount in the first year alone because it will no longer have to pay a third party for Internet service and because it will allow remote monitoring of water meters throughout the city Verizon Opted Out The reason Lancaster city is allowed under Pennsylvania law to roll out this Internet service is that Verizon chose to give up its state guaranteed right of first refusal on creating such a network in the city Verizon s lobbying of the state government earlier this century led the state government to sell out and guarantee Verizon it could have dibs on creating this kind of network anywhere in the state where it is the primary telecom provider Verizon just informed the city of its decision in a letter on February 12 City leadership was staying mum on this subject until hearing that final decision from Verizon so it turns out these plans were in the works even as Mayor Gray was coming under criticism for his

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  • Verizon | | Lancaster PA Blog
    Mbps thanks to new infrastructure of roughly a thousand strand miles of fiber optic cable Free WiFi hotspots will be set up in parks and other public areas all over the city and residents and businesses will be able to subscribe to the service Prices haven t been set yet but Nephin reports Gray saying the city is very confident that it s going to be a lot lower than what you re paying now for home Internet service At the very least as residents we ll be able to get a lot more speed for our dollar This plan looks to be a huge win for the city s budget The installation of fiber optic cable and transmitters will cost around 500 000 over the next twenty years The city will save at least half that amount in the first year alone because it will no longer have to pay a third party for Internet service and because it will allow remote monitoring of water meters throughout the city Verizon Opted Out The reason Lancaster city is allowed under Pennsylvania law to roll out this Internet service is that Verizon chose to give up its state guaranteed right of first refusal on creating such a network in the city Verizon s lobbying of the state government earlier this century led the state government to sell out and guarantee Verizon it could have dibs on creating this kind of network anywhere in the state where it is the primary telecom provider Verizon just informed the city of its decision in a letter on February 12 City leadership was staying mum on this subject until hearing that final decision from Verizon so it turns out these plans were in the works even as Mayor Gray was coming under criticism for his

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  • military | | Lancaster PA Blog
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