Although the current global health crisis casts a shadow on our daily activities, the City Council and City staff were engaged in this robust planning discussion to help guide and develop a Strategic Plan to lead us into the next 3 years and beyond.
Through disciplined leadership and guidance, the City had positioned itself to be on a positive financial footing in the near term. However, given the current events, storm clouds are present which means we need to continue our vigilance, be intentional and thoughtful about how we continue to provide our quality services which the community is accustomed to, while allocating resources to align with our vision and goals to continue with the effective use of our tax dollars.
In an early March workshop the Council and the City's Executive team in collaborative and productive discussions to address Belmont’s critical issues generated five Strategic Focus Areas to build on our continued momentum and success. The Mayor and City Council worked during that process to develop the results-oriented focus areas and supportive goals. A unified vision for the future uses the City’s vision and the following City Council focus areas as its roadmap for action over the next 3-5 years, as highlighted below.
~Infrastructure & Mobility
~Economic Development & Housing
~Fiscal & Organizational Sustainability
~Quality of Life