Walkability Audit

Albert Lea FINAL.Report 03.072009.inddThe walking audit was part of Phase I of the City Health Makeover – ‘Community Environment.’ This phase is all about ‘movement’ and making the healthy/active option the EASY option where people work, live and go to school. Dr Leslie Lytle from the University of MN met with school administrators and food service about offering healthier food choices in schools; Dr Brian Wansink met with restaurant owners/managers and shared menu and presentation ideas to increase health and likely reduce operating costs. Other meetings are being scheduled with interested employers so they can offer these healthy options to their employees. In addition, a Walkable/Bikable action team will be formed to initiate ways to make walking and biking to our everyday destinations easier.

Click the image on the left for a pdf of the final report (6.5MB).

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2014, are: City Manager, $115,440; Director of Public Safety $101,130; and Director of Public Works/City Engineer $98,134; Date of publication: Jan. 7, 2014.