City Council adopted the following priorities for the fiscal year 2022, as its strategic plan for quality growth, inclusivity and diversity consistent with the GVL2040 Comprehensive Plan:
Neighborhoods and Affordable Housing
Support balanced development that protects established neighborhoods, provides affordable housing, and addresses infrastructure needs including public facilities, sidewalks and traffic calming measures to promote safety.
Strengthen our economy through strategic planning, business recruitment and retention, the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and select use of annexation; maintain a vibrant, mixed-use downtown and commercial nodes throughout the city; increase livability through events; and support businesses through COVID recovery.
Recreation, Open Space, and Environmental Sustainability
Protect our environment, green space, and natural resources with a commitment to clean energy, river quality and restoration, upkeep of our zoo, parks and trail system, and the preservation and growth of our tree canopy.
Public Safety and Engagement
Provide superior emergency services to residents and businesses that meet the highest professional standards. Conduct City business with transparency, ensure diversity in citizen participation so voices of all residents are heard.
Increase mobility through smart traffic planning, roadway design, expanded public transportation service and the maintenance and enhancement of existing street, sidewalk, bike lane and trail networks.
The City Manager and staff shall take actions deemed necessary or advisable to further the stated priorities with a commitment to diversity and inclusion in decision making, and to regularly report progress on stated priorities to City Council.