What Would You Do To Improve Safety Harbor in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for the Harbor, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com.

Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives this New Year, we got to thinking: what could we do right here in Safety Harbor to make it an even better place to live?

Avid Patcher and former city commission candidate Robert "Bobby" Saltzman brought up some interesting suggestions in his recent blog post, including having a holiday boat parade, a muscle car show and a "First Night" style New Years Eve celebration.

What's on your wish list, Harborites? What is one thing you would improve in town 2013? Tell us in the comment section below, or blog about it like Bobby did!

Pamela Mann January 05, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Another suggestion maybe, a small concert area which would follow along with the natural feel of the setting.
Christine Petellat January 06, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I definitely agree with Gary. I have the luxury of traveling a lot. Downtown areas are the first thing I try to explore and enjoy. A lot can be learned of what to do and not to do. So my suggestion would be a volunteer based group to contact other great small cities and towns. See what has worked and not worked. Then same said group could do surveys right here on Patch. Then suggestions could be made from true educated ideas. I personally would love guided nature, photo, and historical tours, but not at a cost of taxpayers. It would be cool to have a HARBORITE KREW to have floats in other cities parades nearby. All just suggestions.
Jeffrey Rosenfield January 06, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Great suggestions Christine. Love the Harborite Krew idea, and the survey of other downtowns.
Gary Moos February 01, 2013 at 06:44 PM
We are a small city, but one with progressive ideas, abundant citizen creativity, and the wherewithal to see our ideas become realitiy. I would love to see us go as green as possible. Not haphazardly, but look into technologies that are cost effective for our climate and weather conditions. Passive solar hot water heaters for city buildings comes to mind. But I would imagine there are other green technologies that would as well.
Robert Saltzman February 01, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I was at Phillippe Park yesterday looking out over Safety Harbor. What a great place it would be for Chistmas Boat Parade. The Sail Boats would have to stay out in the lane it is shallow at the bulk head. But it still would be a marvelous sight. I'll post the pic I took on pics & clips.


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