The City Council tonight, Wednesday, April 17, will consider updating the City’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan to include new objectives for the upcoming fiscal year.
The City has met about 90 percent of the objectives laid out in the first Strategic Plan, which was adopted last year, said City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. In March, the City management team and council members met to discuss revised and updated objectives for the coming fiscal year.
“While there are multiple goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan, it really centers around one theme: sustainability,” DeWolfe said. “For example, our budget and economic development goals are aimed at ensuring long-term financial sustainability. Our emergency preparedness goals are designed for community sustainability and resiliency during a crisis, and so on.”
The plan does not include funding, DeWolfe noted, which will happen through a separate budget process. Rather, the Strategic Plan outlines aspirational goals based on an ongoing evaluation of community needs and available resources.
The Strategic Plan’s six core goals are:
- Develop and Implement Strong Fiscal Policies to Ensure a Resilient Financial Future.
- Create and Implement a Strong Economic Development Strategy to Strengthen the Local Business Districts.
- Develop a Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Plan to Ensure Public Safety through Active Response and Recovery Efforts.
- Enhance Community Sustainability through Investment in Infrastructure and Environmental Management Programs.
- Plan for Affordable Housing to Comply with State Mandates and Respond to Community Needs.
- Enhance Customer Service through Innovation to More Effectively Respond to Community Priorities.
The City Council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the Council Chambers, 1424 Mission St., South Pasadena. Please visit the City’s web site to view the full agenda and staff reports.