I am impressed and pleased with the draft Strategic Vision.
I particularly like the systems thinking approach that interweaves social and infrastructure factors throughout the analysis of the 10 Priorities. E.g. the recognition that law enforcement and emergency responders are important but that Safety also requires safe housing, water, and transportation. Other areas such as Youth Development and Prosperity show a similar emphasis on proactive planning to reduce risk factors that contribute to poverty and lack of opportunity by stressing the need for resources to meet peoples daily needs for housing, transportation, family support services, and health care so residents can focus on education and work.
I especially appreciate the inclusion of environmental responsibility. A safe and pleasant environment with energy efficient (and, therefore, affordable) homes, parks and recreation opportunities, bike paths, and access to local food makes a community more desirable as a place to live and work. People are healthier and calmer. And green infrastructure can be a win-win if it also helps adapt to climate change by reducing urban heating and helping with stormwater management, both of which are issues that affect health, safety, and community economics.
The plan seems to have a strong proactive emphasis—focusing on creating a community that brings out the best in people instead of putting all the resources into reacting after problems develop. This is forward thinking and visionary!