How would you spend $500 to show what's most important to you in Decatur?
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The City of Decatur’s Strategic Plan identified four principle areas that the community felt were important to creating and sustaining a wonderful place to live for the next 10 years. The strategic plan has been the guide to direct financial resources and planning in almost every area of government. City staff added a fifth principle to encompass the work it does in supporting the other four principles.
Your challenge is to put a “value” on the five principles that you think are most important to the City, by spending $500. City staff and decision-makers will review the overall feedback from this topic as they begin the annual budget development process. For more information about the annual budget development process, please click here. Or if you'd like to read the 2010 Strategic plan, click here.
You have until April 15th to complete the exercise.
You can distribute the funds evenly to all the goals or you can highlight which are most important to you.
By spending no money on a specific principle, you are literally telling the City that they should stop providing services of any kind to meet the goals outlined in the principle. Even a “small” investment in any principle indicates your belief that the City should strive to achieve that goal, even if it isn’t your top priority.
You may also write a statement that reflects your opinion about your priorities.
Click on the diagram above to allocate $500 to the 5 main principles.
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