Strategic Plan and Visioning

About the City's Strategic Planning and Visioning Process

The City of Mountain View strategic planning and visioning process will result in a strategic roadmap that describes a vision of where the City strives to be in the next 3-to-5 years. The roadmap will also include a multi-year work plan that charts a thoughtful and achievable path forward to accomplish the community’s highest priorities. Community engagement is an important part of the strategic planning process.


The strategic planning and visioning process began in January 2021 with a discovery phase in which the City's consultant, CivicMakers gathered information about existing City efforts and learned about community stakeholders. This effort will be followed by a planning session with the City Council and staff workshops in February. Community focus groups and meetings will be held in February and March. 

The process will culminate in June, with the adoption of new vision and mission statements, strategic priorities (similar to the current Council Major Goals), and a focused and feasible set of key projects to accomplish them. 

Get Involved

The strategic planning and visioning process includes various public meetings and community engagement activities.  Planned meetings and engagement opportunities include:
  • February - March 2021: CivicMakers will host a series of focus groups and open community meetings to discuss the City's vision, mission and strategic priorities.
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021: CivicMakers will facilitate 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.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021: The City Council will provide direction on a prioritized strategic project list.
  • May 2021: CivicMakers will conduct a community survey to validate a draft strategic plan.
  • June 8, 2021: The City Council will consider a proposed strategic plan.
  • June 22, 2021: The City Council will adopt the strategic plan.

You may also leave feedback anytime in our online survey or by using the embedded form below:

Past Community Input Events

  • Saturday, Feb. 6:  The strategic planning process officially began with a facilitated strategic planning workshop during a City Council retreat facilitated by CivicMakers.  You may download the agenda here or watch a video replay of the City Council Retreat here.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23: The City Council will receive an update on the status of the City Council Major Goals for Fiscal Years 2019-20 and 2020-21.  This update will be an informational Consent Calendar item included in the City Council meeting agenda. 
  • Virtual Workshops
    • Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 - 8 p.m. virtual workshop
    • Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 - 11 a.m. virtual workshop

Ad-Hoc Council Subcommittee on Goal-Setting Meeting

The Council Subcommittee on Goal-Setting met on Dec. 15, 2020 to discuss the strategic plan and goal-setting process for Fiscal Years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

Watch the public meeting featuring the City's consultant, CivicMakers, about the strategic planning and visioning process, potential dates and key milestones. View the presentation.


For more information, contact the City Manager's Office at