The City Council spent its work session this afternoon picking apart the city's new Strategic Plan. It's a scheme of "Goals," "Initiatives, "Implementation Team Structure," "Dashboard Reporting Option," etc., etc., etc.
“We have identified initiatives we think will impact the results,” said Budget and Management Director Bertha Johnson, who presented the plan for council comment.
Most of the comments were favorable and the council members expressed appreciation for the work – which, City Manager Tom Bonfield said, involved “an incredible number of employees.”
Too, some comments were kind of pointed and pithy. After the “Mission Statement” and the “Vision Statement,” the plan lays out five Goals, among them “Stewardship of city’s physical assets.”
“It's one thing to have this system of asset management in place,” said Councilman Eugene Brown. “But how in the hell are we going to pay for it?”