At the City Council Strategy Meeting in October 2021, City Council re-affirmed its five Strategic Priority Areas. The Strategic Priorities defined by City Council guide decision-making and align resource allocation:
Great Neighborhoods (Affordable and Sustainable Neighborhoods) - Focusing on comprehensive initiatives designed to create affordable housing and provide opportunities that align with creating great neighborhoods.
Safe Communities (Safe, healthy, and Inclusive Communities) - Ensuring neighborhoods are safe, healthy, and inclusive, with a focus on policing, fire protection, and community relations.
Transportation, Planning, and Environment (Accessibility, Mobility, and Connectivity) - Anticipate and plan for growth of the community and safeguard the environment. Address growth with strategic investments, building and maintaining a comprehensive transportation network, and placemaking strategies that encourage connection between neighborhoods and employment centers.
Workforce and Business Development (Economy, Jobs, and Upward Mobility) - Building and maintaining a successful business climate and workforce talent, including the number of jobs with sustainable wages/benefits; economic opportunity for all residents, and encouraging business development, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Well-Managed Government (Efficient, Effective, Accountable, Responsive, Inclusive, and Customer Focused) - Ensuring the City demonstrates leadership in financial stewardship, reviews best practices, and ensures consistency in approach with an emphasis on effective and efficient services that are accountable, customer focused, and inclusive.
Through the strategic planning process, the city identifies objectives, performance measures, and targets that work towards advancing the Strategic Priorities and achieving City Council’s vision.