TWIN FALLS — It’s been five years since the city last declared what it wanted to achieve by 2030, and it’s time for an update.
The City Council on Monday will have a roundtable discussion on what its priorities are for an updated strategic plan.
“It governs every single action we take,” City Manager Travis Rothweiler said.
The city has used the plan in its budgeting process and in prioritizing items for the next five and 10 years. For example, one goal it made five years ago was to reinvest and reinvigorate downtown. The reconstruction of Main Avenue and the new City Hall are a result of that commitment.
The plan will also help the city look forward with regard to the need for pedestrian and bicycle access and open space. The main eight focus areas will not change, but the goals and objectives beneath them will be reviewed every five years, Rothweiler said.
The Council meets at 3 p.m. Monday at Council Chambers, 305 Third Ave. E. The mayor will decide whether to seek public input at the meeting. Phil Kushlan with Kushlan Associates will lead the discussion and present the city staff’s requests — as well as the results of more than 200 conversations with citizens.
The collaborated strategic plan updates will come up at a future City Council meeting with opportunity for public input.
“This is not the final step,” Rothweiler said.