Strategic Plan and Visioning

About the City's Strategic roadmap

January through June 2021, the City of Mountain View engaged in a strategic planning and visioning process that resulted in a strategic roadmap.  The roadmap describes a vision of where the City strives to be in the next 3-to-5 years with 7 strategic priorities to work toward that vision. It also includes a multi-year work plan that charts a thoughtful and achievable path forward to accomplish the community’s highest priorities. 


A welcoming, vibrant city that plans intentionally and leads regionally to create livable, sustainable neighborhoods, access to nature and open spaces, and a strong innovation-driven local economy.

Strategic priorities

fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23 action plan

The two-year Action Plan establishes the top projects to help accomplish the vision and strategic priorities during Fiscal Years 2021-22 and 2022-23.  Download the Strategic Roadmap Action Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

strategic planning and visioning process Overview

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 was followed by a planning session with the City Council and staff in February. Community focus groups and meetings were held in February and March.  Public, City Council, and City staff input was used to shape a draft vision statement, strategic priorities, and potential projects, which the City Council considered in April.  The City conducted a community survey to validate the draft strategic roadmap in May, and the City Council approved and officially adopted the roadmap in June.


From February through early March, CivicMakers hosted a series of focus groups and open community meetings to discuss the City's vision, mission and strategic priorities.  See the Community Engagement Summary here.

Community Input Events

  • Virtual Community Workshops
    • Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
    • Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Community Focus Groups
    • Wednesday, Mar. 3 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. - Small Business Focus Group
    • Wednesday, Mar. 3 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. - Spanish Language Focus Group
    • Thursday, Mar. 4 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. - Mandarin Language Focus Group
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021: CivicMakers facilitated 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.
    • Download the Study Session Memo and Attachment here
    • Download the presentation here
    • View a recording of the Council Study Session here.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021: The City Council discussed recommended projects, strategic priorities and the vision for the Fiscal Years 2021-23 Strategic Roadmap Action Plan.
    • Download the Council Report here.
    • View a recording of the Council Meeting here.
  • May 12- 26, 2021: CivicMakers conducted a survey of the community to validate a draft strategic roadmap. Survey results coming soon. 
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021: The City Council approved the Strategic Roadmap.
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021: The City Council adopted the Strategic Roadmap. 

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