City Council Adopts 2017/2022 Strategic Plan and Mission Statement 2017
The Las Cruces City Council this afternoon adopted a new, five-year Strategic Plan for the period 2017 through 2022. The Strategic Plan is a long-term planning tool to assist City Council, administration and staff identify community priorities and budget accordingly. The Strategic Plan consists of 20 priorities organized under four themes:
- Capital Improvements & Infrastructure
- Communication, Involvement and Follow-Up
- Economic & Community Development
One key component in the Strategic Plan list of 20 priorities is greater community engagement involving members of City Council through the creation of policy review committees to be comprised of council members, City staff and members of the community. According to the Strategic Plan, “Council members will work with the community to explore, discover, and discern the policy direction in key areas, such as: housing, economic development, education, health, utilities, public safety, transportation, capital improvement program, communication, and quality of life.”
Other priorities include performance-based budgeting and reporting; conducting City Council work sessions at various locations throughout the community; establishing a citizen’s academy; offering internships, apprenticeships and mentorship programs; streamlining the business permitting process; providing downtown guests access to restaurants, taverns, music, and art; and holding City- sponsored events downtown.
City Council and staff developed the Strategic Plan at a strategic planning retreat held May 3 and 4.
In addition to adopting the Strategic Plan, City Council approved a new mission statement in English and Spanish: The Mission of the City of Las Cruces is to provide customer-focused municipal services to residents, businesses, and guests so they can experience a “quality of place” to live, work & play.
La Misión de la Ciudad de Las Cruces es proveer servicios municipales enfocados al cliente a residentes, negocios e invitados para que puedan experimentar una 'calidad de lugar' para vivir, trabajar y jugar.
More information about the Strategic Plan is available on the home page of the City website under Hot Topics.