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S T R AT E G I C G O A L # 2

Strong Economy in a Healthy Environment

Utilize innovative management practices to develop and maintain a strong financial base, balancing the financial needs of the City with preservation of the environment. This includes: • Maintaining a strong financial base • Leveraging tax dollars by identifying alternative funding sources • Utilizing HPO and Sterling frameworks to foster innovative management practices • Improving and developing solutions to environmental concerns How we measure our success: Measure

Goal

FY 07 Actual

FY 08 Actual

FY 09 Actual

FY 10 Target

FY 11 Target

Bond Rating

AA-

AA-

AA-

AA-

AA-

Recycling (Annual pounds per capita.)

115

116

116

116

122

# General Fund Employees Per 1,000 Residents

3.8

3.4

3.4

3.2

3.2

Water Conservation (Monthly average per capita water use in gallons.)

98

92

99

101

101

Steps to ensure continued success: • Retain Green Local Government Gold Level Certification and evaluate long range plan to pursue Platinum Level • Continue to decrease reliance on property taxes through streamlining and the development of alternative revenue sources • Expand the Residential Recycling Program • Decrease greenhouse gas emissions through implementation of an energy conservation strategy • Develop and implement financial plan to rehabilitate aging utilities infrastructure • Enhance community value through creation of a Redevelopment Master Plan • Ensure financial sustainability though the adoption of policies that solidify long range planning

DID YOU KNOW? Tamarac is a leader in environmental initiatives. In fact, Tamarac was

one of the first cities in Broward County to adopt a recycling program in the early 1990’s. Today, Tamarac has one of the highest per capita recycling collection rates. Other environmental initiatives include a community garden, the distribution of low-flow water devices, rebates on low-flow toilets*, the use of Florida-friendly landscaping in City medians, facilities, and parks, as well as many more award-winning initiatives! AWARDS: Tamarac’s environmental initiatives helped the City earn a Gold Level Certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition (the City was the first in South Florida to earn the Silver Level Certification back in May 2008). In addition, the City received the Milestone Achievement Award for Climate Protection from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. The Arbor Day Foundation named Tamarac a Tree City USA for the seventeenth year in a row. *Low-flow toilet rebates are available for a limited time only, call the City of Tamarac’s Water Conservation Specialist at (954) 597-3792 for more information.

Tam-A-Gram | October-December 2010  

The October/November/December 2010 issue of the Tam-A-Gram, the quarterly magazine I wrote, designed, and edited for the City of Tamarac.

Tam-A-Gram | October-December 2010  

The October/November/December 2010 issue of the Tam-A-Gram, the quarterly magazine I wrote, designed, and edited for the City of Tamarac.

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