STRATEGIC PLAN E D M O N D
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The 2022 City Council Strategic Plan identifies the initiatives for the council to move forward during the calendar year. The prioritization was voted on by all five council members and based upon numerous factors including need, budget, opportunity and timing. Prioritization scale is from highest ★★★★ to lowest ★
S T R AT E G I C I N I T I AT I V E 1 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Pursue appropriate transit and mobility solutions for residents of a modern, growing city ★ ★ ★ ★ Explore feasibility of alternate funding for transportation project needs ★ ★ ★ ★ Continue work to fill gaps in sidewalk connections along key transportation corridors
Engage in aggressive economic development to create more local jobs and generate revenue to serve our residents ★ ★ ★ Encourage development and growth in ★ Downtown TIF District ★ ★ ★ Redevelop vacated city-owned properties ★ in Downtown after office consolidation ★ ★ ★ Pursue development of indoor sport complex ★ at I-35 & Covell ★ ★ ★ Pursue growth of users and revenue at Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport Promote tourism and conference opportunities to enhance visitor experience and economic impact ★ ★ ★ Implement enhanced system for place marking and wayfinding
★ ★ ★ ★ Support efforts of Regional Transit Authority’s commuter rail project
★ ★ ★ Support the development and implementation of a new master plan for Arcadia Lake
★ ★ ★ Construct Downtown Broadway improvements to enhance pedestrian safety and provide linkage across major roadways
★ ★ ★ Expand tourism efforts through a potential lodging tax rate adjustment
★ ★ ★ Implement traffic flow improvements at Covell & Coltrane ★ ★ ★ Continued planning with ODOT for revamping of I-35 corridor to include one-way access roads and turnarounds
★ ★ Completion of Covell Parkway development
★ ★ Widen intersection at Second & Boulevard
★ ★ Widen intersection at Danforth & Kelly
★ ★ Implement Phase III of the Intelligent Traffic System
S T R AT E G I C I N I T I AT I V E 2 QUALITY OF LIFE
Ensure the highest level of city services that are fiscally responsible, well-staffed and technologically advanced ★ ★ ★ Redevelop city-owned properties to ★ include new City Hall & parking garage ★ ★ ★ Continued support of staff needs for Water ★ & Electric Smart Meter installation ★ ★ ★ Support development of the revised Water Treatment Plant expansion plan
Carefully and thoughtfully manage future capital project needs ★ ★ ★ Support the construction of upgrades ★ at KickingBird Golf ★ ★ ★ Support the construction of upgrades to AC Caplinger Ballfields at Hafer Park ★ ★ ★ Support the construction of the redesigned Stephenson Park ★ ★ ★ Support the design & construction of the Route 66 trail connector ★ ★ ★ Support the land acquisition, design & construction of a second library ★ ★ Support the construction of upgrades at the Service-Blake Soccer Complex Encourage and support diverse cultural and historical activities for all residents in the community ★ ★ ★ Support the development and implementation of a new master plan for Mitch Park ★ ★ Support the fundraising and construction of a new, comprehensive Edmond Veterans Memorial
S T R AT E G I C I N I T I AT I V E 3 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Promote a variety of affordable housing in Edmond, including more dense, multi-family options, to meet the needs of a diverse community and workforce ★ ★ ★ ★ Conduct an assessment/index of housing options available in Edmond to determine gaps ★ ★ ★ ★ Pursue creation of an overlay district in the city core to allow for more residential density infill
Encourage and support sustainability efforts that preserve and protect the environment for future generations ★ ★ ★ ★ Implement solutions to meet needs identified by community mental health needs assessment Ensure a healthy and diverse community by promoting neighborhoods, recreational resources, and community development policies and procedures ★ ★ ★ Review development code for opportunities to introduce Low Impact Development methods Support efforts to create and maintain an efficient development process that utilizes effective technology and tactics ★ ★ ★ Begin implementation of the 2050 East Edmond Plan Maintain and promote green space through preservation of natural areas and watersheds and beautification of parkways, medians and public spaces ★ Develop beautification project for I-35 right-of-way to possibly include signage, trees & landscaping
S T R AT E G I C I N I T I AT I V E 4 PEOPLE & PARTNERSHIPS
Strengthen relationships at all levels of government to ensure the highest level of service for residents ★ Create appropriate partnership(s) to pursue potential Performing Arts Center in Downtown Edmond.
Darrell A. Davis
Mayor May 2021–23 email@example.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.
OUR MISSION David Chapman
Council Member Ward 1 May 2019–23 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Council Member Ward 2 May 2019–23 email@example.com
Integrity | We operate on the foundation of trust by honoring honest and open discussion with each other and our citizens. 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.
Council Member Ward 3 May 2021–25 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacie A. Peterson
Council Member Ward 4 May 2021–25 email@example.com
The 2022 Edmond City Council Strategic Plan was drafted by the sitting city council in October 2021. A mid-year review will take place by the sitting city council in June 2022.
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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