Brighton city officials have released their annual report where they look back at 2017 and forward to this current year. The document, subtitled this year, “A Year of Progress,” highlights how efforts set by City Council in 2016 to move Brighton forward are going. One of the biggest issues identified in 2017 was a need improve the condition of the city’s streets. A ballot proposal will be coming to voters this year that could help. A lot of work was done around the Millpond last year, as well. The city launched their Millpond Restoration Project and obtained a permit to begin work on the shoreline beginning this spring. They engaged the community by holding quarterly “Coffee with Cop” meetings and held a celebration for Brighton’s 150th birthday. The downtown camera system was improved upon along with repainting all the crosswalks and installing LED signage at them for pedestrian safety. Some of the focuses highlighted at for 2018 include implementing a downtown recycling program, redesigning the city’s websites, and adopting a new Master Plan. A link to the complete 2017 Annual Report can be found below. (MK)