Jajuga said the the city needs to develop a long-term plan, particularly if plans are approved for a casino in Salem, N.H.
"We're right next door to Salem, folks," said Jajuga. "What about the traffic that goes right through Methuen? What about public safety issues? We're not really doing any long-term strategic planning. Where are we going to be in five or 10 years from now? Where do we want to be? I think that is critical."