Due to the substantial investments made by big industry and because Baytown has played a central role in the Texas oil boom, our community acquired a reputation as an industrial town with some of the negative connotations that flow from that image. We are proud of the growth of industry in our city and want to do a better job of telling our story. This growth has created excellent, high-paying jobs and provides a stable base of resources for city services. Baytown has a unique opportunity to provide beautiful landscapes with its proximity to the coast. It is imperative that we hold ourselves to high standards of property maintenance and implement land use planning and construction standards that are consistent with the appealing image we hope to reinforce.