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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Council Determines Policy Actions for 2019-2020

strategic planning workshop april 2019

Strategic Planning Workshop April 2019

Members of the City Council and the City’s Executive Leadership Team met on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, to discuss the vision for the City and develop strategic goals for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. With the guidance of Doug Thomas, a facilitator from Strategic Government Resources, elected officials and staff discussed challenges, opportunities, issues and projects and then determined policy actions for the upcoming fiscal year. Members of the public were invited each day to provide comments and suggestions.

Policy actions to support the City’s guiding principles for 2019-2020 are listed below.  

Video of the Strategic Planning Workshops is available on the City website .

Goal 1 - Financially Sound City

  • Focus economic development efforts on Boca Raton as an innovation business hub
  • Develop a financial plan to address long term impacts of growth
  • Preparation for the next financial downturn

Goal 2 - World Class Municipal Services

  • Planning for government campus master plan
  • City services and staffing

Goal 3 – Strong Partnership with Community

  • Partnership with the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District
  • Partnership with Florida Atlantic University: Town & Gown
  • Partnerships with other local institutions  
  • Public Schools strategy: advocacy & actions
  • Funding for public schools safety infrastructure

Goal 4 – Vibrant and Sustainable City

  • Midtown enhancements  
  • Revisions to land development code  
  • Downtown Interim Design Guidelines/ Pattern Book/ Ordinance 4035
  • Sustainability/Resiliency Action Plan
  • Comprehensive traffic and connectivity planning

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