STRATEGIC PLAN E D M O N D
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The 2023 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 ★
STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 1 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Pursue appropriate transit and mobility solutions for residents of a modern, growing city ★ ★ ★ ★ Utilize recommendations from ULI Study of Downtown to enhance pedestrian safety and provide linkage across major roadways ★ ★ ★ ★ Pursue alternate funding methods for transportation project needs ★ ★ ★ Support efforts of Regional Transit Authority’s commuter rail project ★ ★ ★ Widen intersection at Danforth & Kelly ★ ★ ★ Determine and implement long-term funding solution for expanded Citylink bus routes ★ ★ Continue work to fill gaps in sidewalk connections along key transportation corridors ★ ★ Continue planning with ODOT for revamping of I-35 corridor to include one-way access roads and turnarounds and appropriate beautification measures ★ ★ Widen intersection at Second & Boulevard and support corresponding Edmond Electric utility relocation ★ Implement Phase III of the Intelligent Traffic System ★ Completion of Covell Parkway development
Engage in aggressive economic development to create more local jobs and generate revenue to serve our residents ★ ★ ★ ★ Redevelop vacated city-owned properties in Downtown after office consolidation ★ ★ ★ Encourage development and growth in Downtown TIF District ★ 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 ★ ★ ★ Support the development and implementation of a new master plan for Arcadia Lake ★ ★ Implement enhanced system for place marking and wayfinding ★ ★ Expand tourism efforts through a potential lodging tax rate increase
STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 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 ★ ★ ★ Continue support of staff needs for Water & Electric Smart Meter implementation ★ ★ ★ Support development of the revised Water Treatment Plant expansion plan ★ ★ Adopt best approach to recycling services that balances offerings and cost
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 design & construction of the Route 66 trail connector ★ ★ ★ Support the design & construction of a second library
★ ★ ★ Create 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 priorities identified by community mental health needs assessment Ensure a healthy and diverse community by promoting neighborhoods, recreational resources, and community development policies and procedures ★ ★ ★ Implement flexibility into code to encourage Low Impact Development methods
★ ★ Support the construction of upgrades at the Service-Blake Soccer Complex
Support efforts to create and maintain an efficient development process that utilizes effective technology and tactics
★ ★ Support the implementation of projects identified by Arcadia Lake Master Plan
★ ★ ★ ★ Implement the 2050 East Edmond Plan
★ ★ Support the continued development efforts at The Uncommon Ground Sculpture Park 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
STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 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
Strategic Initiative 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 & CIT Y COUNCIL OUR VISION
Council Member Ward 1 May 2019–23 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Council Member Ward 2 May 2019–23 email@example.com
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.
Council Member Ward 3 May 2021–25 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Stacie A. Peterson
Council Member Ward 4 May 2021–25 email@example.com
The 2023 Edmond City Council Strategic Plan was drafted by the sitting city council in November 2022. A mid-year review will take place by the sitting city council in June 2023.
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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