2019 Strategic Plan

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Current Goals 1. Continued support of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Advisory Board regarding the use of ž cent (2000) and ½ cent (2017) sales tax funds for: a. Joint Tennis Center with Edmond Public Schools b. Relocation of Fire Station #2 c. Animal Services facility remodel and expansion d. Hafer Park baseball field updates e. Gracelawn Cemetery expansion 2. Continue to implement and operate under revised Edmond Plan: a. Implement a more effective Plan Amendment Request review process b. Working with stakeholders to update land use projections to include additional commercial and multi-family inventory

LESS THAN 2 YE ARS 6. Work with Urban Forestry Commission to focus on forming relationships with residential developers and creating landscaping criteria for residential developments 7. Develop policies and plans to take advantage of growing market for electric vehicles including a program to promote home charging and adding vehicles to city fleet 8. Pursue implementation of the task force recom mendation regarding creation of a new Veterans Memorial 9. Complete development of Water Resources Recovery Facility to increase capacity and meet new regulatory standards

10. 3. Continue action on capital improvement projects as part of the Downtown Master Plan including street scape, parking, lighting, and ADA improvements 11. 4. Monitor and improve traffic via: 12. a. Continued implementation of the Phase II Intelligent Traffic System b. Prioritization of efforts to improve traffic flow 5. Improved/enhanced coordination of brand identification, place marking, and tourism wayfinding

Support development of Phase I of Water Treatment Plant expansion Conduct a feasibility study / analysis of comprehensive look at challenge of expanding city infrastructure into East Edmond Implementation of railroad quiet zones within our city limits

General Council Policies

Future Goals

G R E AT E R T H A N 2 Y E A R S

1. Continue development efforts to become a preferred destination to experience art, entertain ment, amateur sporting events and outdoor recreation, including possible partnership with UCO in a performing arts center 2. Continued planning for economic development of I-35 corridor including adequate infrastructure improvements to improve traffic safety 3. Promote Edmond as a livable community with access to recreation and transportation via: a . Participation in Association of Central Governments’ Regional Transit Planning b. Expansion of bike and multi-use trails c. Invest in new and existing recreational sports facilities d. Acquire public open space(s) 4. Actively pursue expansion of library services 5. Continued prioritization of Covell Parkway development 6. Identify plans for redevelopment/repurposing of the former Police Department site and other unused City of Edmond buildings

Performance Benchmarks 1. Operate City of Edmond General Fund Budget with a 10% minimum general fund balance 2. Pursue engineering on long-range transportation improvements to maximize our efforts to secure grant funds 3. Continue water conservation efforts and development of additional water supply resources 4. Extend, maintain, and communicate City Council Strategic Plan for Edmond through semiannual reviews in May / June and updates and modifi cations in October /November for the next calendar year 5.

Conduct citizen survey (and subsequent follow-up) every two years to insure compatibility between the City Council Strategic Plan and the Staff Internal Strategic Plan


Implement and continue policies and programs that strive to increase tree canopy levels to the optimal 40% range, while preventing levels from falling into an unacceptable range of 37% or below. Reassess tree canopy coverage every 2-3 years in order to gauge progress

1. Encourage and support cultural and historical activities in the community that are diverse and easily accessible for all citizens 2. Maintain an efficient development process and utilization of technology to implement current development customs 3. Utilize input from boards and commissions and communicate their activities; initiate and encourage citizen and organizational development 4. Work with Edmond Economic Development Authority to engage in aggressive economic development to create more local jobs and expand innovative public/ private initiatives and strategic partnerships. Promote the comprehensive development policy that identifies proper tools and when to use them to encourage development that reflects our established goals and benchmarks 5. Continue to develop and strengthen equitable and informative partnerships with local educational institutions in relationship to growth and future infrastructure needs 6.

Maintain and promote the City of Edmond’s green infrastructure through preservation of natural areas and watersheds, beautification of parkways, medians and public spaces

7. Pursue national, regional and local legislative goals and partnerships to achieve the highest level of service for constituents 8. Provide the highest level of public safety and provide communication and education regarding emergency planning 9. Promote affordable housing in Edmond 10.

Continue Edmond’s Internal Sustainability Plan and support efforts to preserve and protect the environment for future generations by being good stewards of our resources

11. Promote neighborhoods, recreational resources, and community development policies and procedures that provide for a healthy and diverse community 12. Continue proactive growth in Edmond Electric load factor to improve return on investment 13. Engage the local community using traditional and digital media tools 14. Carefully and thoughtfully manage future capital project needs

Charles Lamb Mayor May 2017–19 charles.lamb@edmondok.com

Victoria Caldwell Council Member Ward 1 May 2015–19 victoria.caldwell@edmondok.com

Mayor & City Council OUR VISION Edmond strives to be a diverse and innovative hometown committed to excellence through leadership, balanced growth and cooperation. These high standards will only be accomplished in full partnership with the community.


Elizabeth Waner Council Member Ward 2 May 2015–19 elizabeth.waner@edmondok.com

The Edmond City Council leads by setting policy for City direction, by balancing growth and by serving as stewards of assets for today’s, as well as tomorrow’s, community and citizens.

OUR CORE VALUES Truth | We seek the truth and allow for fair and thorough deliberation. Integrity | We operate on the foundation of trust by honoring honest and open discussion with each other and our citizens.

Darrell Davis Council Member Ward 3 May 2017–21 darrell.davis@edmondok.com

Proactive | We believe in visionary leadership by creating opportunities for the citizens of Edmond to grow and define their community. Communication | We provide opportunities for diverse expression of thought and dialogue. Service | We believe in nurturing and advancing a united partnership between the Council, the City Staff and our Citizens.

Nick Massey Council Member Ward 4 May 2017–21 nick.massey@edmondok.com

The 2019 Edmond City Council Strategic Plan was drafted by the sitting city council in October 2018. A mid-year review will take place by the sitting city council in June 2019.

Accountability | We have high standards with regard to our monetary responsibilities, actions and performance and we hold ourselves accountable to these high standards.

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