city council's Strategic Elements & Strategic Plan

The City Council develops Strategic Elements, Priorities, and a Capital Improvement Program to help guide the City’s actions and work plans, and focus efforts on addressing the City’s identified priority initiatives. Together, these comprise the City's Strategic Plan. 

Below is a summary noting each of the Strategic Elements and Priorities. Click here for more detailed information and explanations of the Strategic Elements and Priorities.

City Council Strategic Elements

Fiscal Sustainability
Healthy Communities 
and Public Safety
Inclusive GovernanceInfrastructure and Environment

The overarching Strategic Elements describe how the City will conduct its operations in service to the community, and are based on the principles and values that outline the City's purposes. They offer focus toward the City Council's key priorities, and are aimed at providing high quality public services and facilities in a fiscally sustainable, responsive, and friendly manner, fostering a safe, healthy, and thriving community. Click here for more detailed information.

City Council Priorities

Housing

HomelessnessCannabisShort Term RentalsParks Master Plan

Priorities are more specific areas which the City Council deems as critical to address during a given fiscal year (or over multiple fiscal years). Each Priority has a specific set of actions to be taken, which in turn contribute to and outline the staff's objectives and work plans. Click here for more detailed information.

Capital Improvement Program

The City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) addresses the community's needs for planned infrastructure improvements over a rolling five-year period. The CIP is intended to respond to the identified needs of the community, to ensure major infrastructure - such as streets, parks, trails, public facilities, sewers, and drainage - are well-maintained for maximum safety, public use, and enjoyment. Click here to download the Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 2017/2018 to 2021/2022.