Carson City is in the process of updating the City’s Strategic Plan which includes the vision, mission and goals that drive the work of the Board of Supervisors and the City Manager for the next five years. The City is seeking the community’s input on the draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, please visit carson.org/plan to view the draft and submit feedback.
Carson City held a Strategic Planning Workshop on February 27 of last year as part of the annual Board of Supervisors’ workshop. The workshop provided an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors, along with elected officials and executive staff to discuss recent accomplishments, long-term goals and strategic objectives for the next five years. At the workshop, attendees voted for the City’s top priority objectives.
Last October the City conducted an online public survey to gauge overall citizen opinions on the proposed goals and objectives intended to steer City operations for the next five years. Based on the information collected from the workshop and the public survey, staff drafted the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
On February 22, 2021, the draft Strategic Plan was posted on Carson City’s website for public review and comment at carson.org/plan. On March 4th, staff will present to the Board of Supervisors the draft 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, online public survey results, and any additional public comments received on the draft plan.
Here’s a sneak preview:
Carson City’s Top Ten Strategic Objectives:
Carson City held a Strategic Planning Workshop on February 27th of last year as a part of the annual Board of Supervisors’ workshop. The workshop provided an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors, along with elected officials and executive staff, to discuss recent accomplishments, long-term goals for Carson City, and strategic objectives for the next five years.
Following discussion of the strategic objectives, attendees were asked to vote for the City’s top priorities. Each attendee was given 10 dots for voting; five of one color and five of another to represent two levels of priority for the strategic objectives.
Priority 1 Objectives will have the top priority of the Board and staff so that significant progress can be made or they can be completed over the next 5 years.
Priority 2 Objectives will be worked on as time and resources allow. The remaining strategic objectives were listed as Priority 3 and kept on the list; however, it is understood they are not a priority for staff time and resources so as to not impede progress on Priority 1 and Priority 2 objectives.
As a result of the voting, the following were ranked as the City’s top ten Priority 1 objectives.
1.Construct a new fire station that includes Emergency Operations Center, training, and backup dispatch center.
2.Increase funding for street maintenance; work in partnership with residents and businesses to develop long term solutions to fund road maintenance.
3.Explore the costs and funding options associated with construction of a new juvenile justice facility or addition to existing facility to meet the needs of current and future populations.
4.Implement Asset Management Program and explore and implement funding opportunities/reserves to provide for the maintenance and replacement of City assets.
5.Explore opportunities to fund arts & culture.
6.Update Carson City Municipal Code.
7.Establish the “Tone at the Top” – management’s commitment towards openness, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior.
8.Complete a new Cyber Security Response Plan which complies with requirements and upgrade the City’s Cyber Security portfolio by increasing partnerships and cooperation with other regional governments and businesses and enhancing the use of predictive analytics.
9.Construct infrastructure, parking lot and sidewalk improvements downtown to create a readily identifiable downtown core.
10.Foster partnerships with affordable housing developers to increase affordable housing units.