Every year the City Council holds a strategic planning and goal setting retreat to monitor progress and determine priorities and action steps for the coming year. The result is the establishment of the Council’s goals and workplan. This workplan, which is aimed at improving our ability to fulfill the community’s vision, is then reflected in department workplans, in the City’s budget and capital improvement plan and through special initiatives.
At the City Council’s annual retreat in March, the Council discussed having their 2012-2014 goals support achievement of the City’s long-term vision embodied in Vision 2029 and being a sustainable city in all respects. This includes:
- Sustainable neighborhoods – ensuring they are safe and attractive;
- Sustainable environment – enhancing our built environment so that it protects our natural resources; and
- Sustainable services – supporting quality services, facilities and infrastructure.
Based on Council’s discussion and direction, City staff has drafted the 2012-2014 City Council Goals and Workplan for Council’s consideration. Four goals that support the City’s overall sustainable efforts rose to the top:
- Strengthen Shoreline’s economic base;
- Improve Shoreline’s utility, transportation and environmental infrastructure;
- Prepare for two Shoreline light rail stations; and
- Enhance openness and opportunities for community engagement.
Council would like to receive public comment and feedback on the draft goals and workplan, which are scheduled for discussion at Council’s April 9 meeting and adoption on April 23.
To comment, fill out a comment form electronically or attend the April 9 meeting and provide public comment.