Goals & Strategies Report

What is a Goals & Strategies Report?

During the first Goals and Strategies workshop held to create the report, neighbors brainstorm neighborhood goals and develop strategies that identify what the community can do to help themselves. The end product is a report that includes a map of community strengths and weaknesses and a listing of neighborhood goals and strategies. A second workshop is held for the community to review the draft report. A Goals and Strategies Report is a good first step for newly-organizing or re-organizing neighborhood groups. The reports are less time intensive to create than a neighborhood or community plan.

What are the benefits of completing a Goals & Strategies Report?

Goals and Strategies Reports provide a snapshot of the community’s values and focus the community’s energies on commonly agreed upon goals and strategies. Once completed, the reports are distributed to the appropriate city departments as well as the City Council person and the Mayor. The Reports help organize the community’s ideas into one document that can be shared with residents, community partners and potential investors.

How can I request help in creating a Goals & Strategies Report?

A group of residents, neighborhood associations, or community organizations are eligible to apply to request the Planning Department’s help in creating a report. Begin by reviewing the Neighborhood Workbook, A Step by Step Guide to Neighborhood Planning.

How can my group apply?

The 2006-2007 deadline is March 1, 2007 at 4:30 PM. The application process is competitive.
Applications Are available on the website for downloading. Use the Focusing on the Issues Application.

View a recently completed report.
Goals & Strategies Reports


If you have questions about the application process, please call 207-7873.

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