Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cooper City Strategic Issues and Project Goals for 2008-09

Cooper City Strategic Issues and Project Goals for FY 2008-2009

The Cooper City Commission met on July 24th in a 'goal setting workshop' to discuss strategic issues in regards to the future of the city and its Strategic Plan. These are long term issues for which either a discussion opportunity for the Commission will be scheduled or which staff will prepare a recommendation for Commission consideration or possible future action.

The full Commission, senior staff and directors participated in the workshop and agreed on the following priority issues for Commission discussion:

1. Community safety
2. Ensuring that the distinctive features of the City are retained

The Commission, senior staff and directors agreed on the following issues approved for Commission discussion:

1. A strategy for Monterra
2. Support and expansion of the business community
3. Promotion and support of the community schools
4. Balancing efficiency and effectiveness to ensure quality services are provided at reasonable cost.
5. Management and measurement systems such as Management by Objectives, Workload Measures, etc?

The Commission, senior staff and directors agreed on the following issues to be assigned to staff for initial planning:

1. Community and public engagement
2. Measures to assess our progress and impact
3. Redevelopment
4. Common transportation (public or privately operated)
5. Maintaining and developing infrastructure
6. Naming rights for public facilities
7. Bike paths/greenways
8. Internal communications
9. Employee outsourcing

The Commission, senior staff and directors participated in the workshop and agreed on the following priority goals:

1. Establish Cooper City Marketing Committee
2. Establish cameras as red light

The Commission, senior staff and directors agreed on the following endorsed goals:

1. Update Hurricane preparedness plan
2. Review needs for city equipment
3. Improve web-cast capacity
4. Report to community on status of school facility plans
5. Hold meetings with HOA directors
6. Review car take-home policy
7. Examine increase in user fees for recreation
8. Revise citizen survey

The Commission, senior staff and directors agreed on the following discussions to be scheduled at a city public presentation, workshop or meeting:

1. Senior Advisory Group
2. Utility Advisory Council
3. Outsourcing options for internal services

If there are any ideas and comments that you may have in regards to these issues, feel free to contact me and convey them so that I, along with the rest of the Commission, can formulate a successful plan to implement these goals and objectives.

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