City Council to hold team-building and strategic planning retreat on Saturday, Feb. 6
Mountain View, Calif. — What are your hopes for Mountain View in the coming years? The City of Mountain View will begin the journey for answering this question at the City Council Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 6. Over the course of several months, Councilmembers, City staff and community members will embark on a collaborative planning and visioning process that will result in the City’s first-ever citywide strategic plan.
“We are at the starting line of developing a vision of where the City of Mountain View strives to be in the next 3-to-5 years,” explained City Manager Kimbra McCarthy. “Guided by input from the community, we will build a strategic roadmap that provides a pathway for accomplishing the community’s highest priorities."
On Feb. 6, the councilmembers will engage in a facilitated dialogue about the City’s vision, mission and strategic priorities (similar to what was termed City Council Major Goals). This part of the agenda is anticipated to start no earlier than 11 a.m. following an earlier session focused on Council team building. As this is the first step in the process and more input is being gathered, the Council will not be formally approving the vision, mission and strategic priorities during this meeting. Also, the Council will not be taking action on or discussing specific projects at the retreat on Feb. 6. Project-specific discussions will be held in March and April, as detailed below.
The public is invited to attend the Council Retreat virtually via Zoom or watch through MountainView.gov and the City’s YouTube channel.
There will be numerous opportunities for the public to get involved in the coming months. They include:
- February - March: participate in a series of focus groups and community meetings to discuss the City’s vision, mission and strategic priorities.
- March 16: attend a joint City Council and City staff workshop to review a draft of the City's vision, mission and strategic priorities as well as discuss potential projects.
- April 27: attend a City Council meeting in which direction will be provided on a prioritized strategic project list.
- May: provide feedback through a community survey about the draft strategic plan.
In June, the Council will consider the adoption of the strategic plan, which will include new vision and mission statements, strategic priorities and a project work plan.
For more information, visit MountainView.gov/strategicroadmap.
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