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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. Prioritization of the goals and the management actions will be determined in the coming weeks.

Video of the Strategic Planning Workshops will be available on the City website on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Goal 1 - Financially Sound City

  • Focus economic development efforts on Boca Raton as an innovation business hub
  • Determine long term and short-term financial planning

Goal 2 - World Class Municipal Services

  • Planning for government center
  • Infrastructure improvements including Utilities, Municipal Services and Information Technology
  • Staffing levels for City services, recruitment, retainment and succession

Goal 3 – Strong Partnership with Community

  • Partnership with the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District
  • Partnership with Florida Atlantic University
  • Relationships and partnerships with other institutions including Lynn University, the Boca Raton Airport and Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Public Schools Advocacy
  • Funding for School Safety

Goal 4 – Vibrant and Sustainable City

  • Midtown Planning  
  • Land Development Code Revision
  • Downtown Interim Design Guidelines/ Pattern Book/ Ordinance 4035
  • Traffic & Mobility/Pedestrian Safety
  • Sustainability/Resiliency Action Plan

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