City Manager Miller Releases "Report to the Community: Accomplishments Oct. 1, 2002-Sept. 30, 2003"
(Dec. 20, 2003) -- City Manager Jerry Miller has produced a 24-page document entitled "Report to the Community: Accomplishments, Oct. 1, 2002-Sept. 30, 2003."
To City Hall's credit, it's posted in full on the city's web site for easy public access. We post a link to the document below.
The report's welcoming section says it's "the City's annual "Report Card." It
shows our progress during the past fiscal year towards accomplishing the goals developed by members of our community in the Strategic Plan 2010."
In the City Manager's section, Mr. Miller writes in part:
The City's current challenges have demonstrated the criticality of thoughtful dialogue between the community and its government. The Strategic Plan 2010 is evidence of this productive synergy, which provides a clear set of objectives toward which the government, neighborhood groups, business community and non-profit service providers can strive. An essential outgrowth of this cooperative relationship has been increased accountability
of decision-makers for the choices they make and resources allocated on behalf of the community toward achieving its strategic goals. The Report to the Community is a means by which I can provide information to the community on the City's progress in achieving the agreed-upon goals set by the Strategic Plan 2010.
The Three-Year Financial Strategic Plan is one recent example of the City and the community working together to address a distinct problem that is solvable and achievable. The solutions will not be easy of course, as the significant reduction in spending and the downsizing of the government will result in service interruptions or reductions. However,the partnership between the community and the City has allowed the development of a three-year roadmap with the key objective of fiscal sustainability.
Clearly,the fiscal challenges we are facing impact our ability to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan 2010, but by continually integrating and aligning the objectives of the Strategic Plan 2010 into the City ís organizational objectives and operations,we will keep the organization focused on the positive course the community helped to establish."
To view the report in full in pdf form posted on City Hall's web site, click: Report to the Community 2003.