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As the time frame on the 2010 Strategic Plan nears its completion date, city staff would like to know how you think it should spend its time and your tax dollars on the few remaining strategic plan tasks as it develops the FY19-20 budget.

47 registered budget priorities


Principle A: Manage Growth While Retaining Character (Click on each choice for more information.)

Average priorities over 47 responses
  1. Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets retail businesses and restaurants that meet identified community needs or new service businesses that respond to specific requests like a downtown boutique hotel. 

    Task is underway.

    Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets business and restaurants
  2. Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places and provide appropriate staff support to accomplish the historic preservation goals of the community.

    Task is underway.

    Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places
  3. Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the “Decatur brand,” to attract quality new business that meet the community’s vision, and to assure the success of existing businesses.

    Task is underway.

    Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the "Decatur brand"

Feedback regarding the three tasks remaining in Principle A.

Answered
19
Skipped
28

Principle B: Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community (Click on each choice for more information.)

Average priorities over 47 responses
  1. Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community.

    Task is underway.

    Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community
  2. Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership roles.

    Task is underway.

    Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership
  3. Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines to allow new commercial buildings, businesses, and homes to be visitable by those with mobility impairments.

    Task is incomplete.

    Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines
  4. Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community and connects them with community, institutional, and nonprofit organizations to promote community pride, volunteerism, neighborhood interaction, and communication with the public.

    Task is incomplete.

    Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community

Feedback regarding the four tasks remaining in Principle B.

Answered
15
Skipped
32

Principle C: Serve as Good Stewards of the Environment and Community Resources (Click on each choice for more information.)

Average priorities over 47 responses
  1. Task 13B Create an updated storm water management plan. Continue to upgrade the storm water system and pursue opportunities for shared storm water detention systems as well as shared retention systems that can serve as public amenities.

    Task is underway.

    Task 13B: Create an updated stormwater management plan
  2. Task 13F Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels.  Install signs along each creek to increase public awareness.

    Task is underway.

    Task 13F: Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels
  3. Task 13G Remove all invasive plant species from city property and ban the sale of invasive species on city property.

    Task is underway.

    Task 13G: Remove all invasive plant species from city property
  4. Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur that expand the property tax base and enhance school operations.

    Task is underway.

    Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur
  5. Task 13I Install additional dog waste bag stations in public places and along streets to reduce the amount of dog waste that pollutes streams.

    Task is underway.

    Task 13I: Install additional dog waste bag stations in public areas

Feedback regarding the five tasks remaining in Principle C.

Answered
17
Skipped
30

Principle D: Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community (Click on each choice for more information.)

Average priorities over 47 responses
  1. Task 15E Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price to keep Decatur affordable.

    Task is underway.

    Task 15E: Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price
  2. Task 14B Continue to implement the Safe Routes to Schools program.

    Task is underway.

    Task 14B: Continue to implement the Safe Routes to School program
  3. Task 14A Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan.

    Task is underway.

    Task 14A: Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan
  4. Task 14G Continue to support other creative transportation options, like car sharing and scooters, through public education and by providing parking opportunities.

    Task is underway.

    Task 14G: Continue to support other creative transportation options

Feedback regarding the four tasks remaining in Principle D.

Answered
12
Skipped
35

Is there a priority not listed that you believe city staff should consider as it develops the FY19-20 budget?

Answered
24
Skipped
23
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February 8, 2019, 1:35 PM
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Task 4E: Increase public awareness of historic buildings and places and provide appropriate staff support to accomplish the historic preservation goals of the community.

Task is underway.

Task 2B: Continue to focus marketing and advertising efforts designed to support and enhance the “Decatur brand,” to attract quality new business that meet the community’s vision, and to assure the success of existing businesses.

Task is underway.

Task 2A: Develop a recruitment strategy that targets retail businesses and restaurants that meet identified community needs or new service businesses that respond to specific requests like a downtown boutique hotel. 

Task is underway.


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Task 5E: Support programs that help elderly, low-income residents remain in the community.

Task is underway.

Task 5F: Adopt universal design guidelines to allow new commercial buildings, businesses, and homes to be visitable by those with mobility impairments.

Task is incomplete.

Task 5D: Support efforts to expand diversity in community leadership roles.

Task is underway.

Task 7B: Explore the opportunity for an event that educates citizens about their community and connects them with community, institutional, and nonprofit organizations to promote community pride, volunteerism, neighborhood interaction, and communication with the public.

Task is incomplete.


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Task 13I Install additional dog waste bag stations in public places and along streets to reduce the amount of dog waste that pollutes streams.

Task is underway.

Task 13B Create an updated storm water management plan. Continue to upgrade the storm water system and pursue opportunities for shared storm water detention systems as well as shared retention systems that can serve as public amenities.

Task is underway.

Task 9B: Explore annexation options in partnership with the City Schools of Decatur that expand the property tax base and enhance school operations.

Task is underway.

Task 13F Conduct stream bank restoration and naturalization of stream channels.  Install signs along each creek to increase public awareness.

Task is underway.

Task 13G Remove all invasive plant species from city property and ban the sale of invasive species on city property.

Task is underway.


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Task 14A Implement the recommendations of the Community Transportation Plan.

Task is underway.

Task 15E Support comprehensive efforts that go beyond the cost of rent and home price to keep Decatur affordable.

Task is underway.

Task 14B Continue to implement the Safe Routes to Schools program.

Task is underway.

Task 14G Continue to support other creative transportation options, like car sharing and scooters, through public education and by providing parking opportunities.

Task is underway.


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