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Adopted 1/21/2014

Vision Statement

To preserve a family-oriented and economically vibrant community that encourages citizen involvement, respects diversity, values community character, and enhances the quality of life of Littleton residents and visitors.

 

Council Goals

1. ASSURE A FINANCIALLY-SOUND CITY GOVERNMENT

    Objective: Develop a budget process that provides the ability to evaluate costs/benefits along with program prioritization.
  Objective: Deliver innovative, cost-efficient municipal services.
  Objective: Research and pursue alternative revenue sources.

2. PROVIDE A SAFE COMMUNITY TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY

    Objective: Provide a comprehensive evaluation of city services that meet the needs of the community.
  Objective: Provide police protection and other services to maintain the infrastructure and meet the needs of the community.
  Objective: Provide fire protection and emergency medical services that meet the needs of the community and the city’s fire partners.
  Objective: Provide code enforcement to maintain the safety and quality of neighborhoods.
  Objective: Support public/private partnerships that foster mental and physical health.
  Objective: Ensure vehicular, bike, pedestrian safety and improve accessibility.
  Objective: Partner with other governmental and non-governmental agencies to maximize opportunities for ensuring a safe community.
  Objective:

Support local public and private education organizations to maintain a broad range of high quality educational opportunities within Littleton.

3. DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

    Objective: Provide and maintain a high-quality public infrastructure that addresses the needs of residents, visitors, and businesses.

4. PRESERVE AND CULTIVATE A QUALITY COMMUNITY

    Objective: Encourage continuous improvement in service delivery and evaluate potential alternatives. Council encourages and supports a work environment that encourages innovation and best management practices.
  Objective: Provide support and direction to neighborhoods to cultivate the quality of life that the neighborhood desires and deserves.
  Objective: Actions and decisions should follow a comprehensive review of all relevant impacts and benefits, including the aggregate impact on the community’s property values and the attractiveness of the immediate neighborhood and the city as a whole as a place to live, work and play.
  Objective: Encourage reinvestment in existing, replacement and infill housing stock.
  Objective: Complete the update of the Citywide Comprehensive Plan.
  Objective: Foster a livable community to attract and retain residents of all ages.
  Objective: Continue an update of the city’s development and zoning codes to ensure ability to implement community goals.
  Objective: Enhance the quality of City parks, trails, and open space system to increase the public’s use and enjoyment of them.
  Objective: Implement the Open Space plan and support South Platte and Highline Working groups’ projects to maximize the recreational, wildlife, and economic benefits of the natural open spaces.
  Objective Maintain and enhance public art.

5. PURSUE A BALANCED AND SUSTAINABLE LOCAL ECONOMY

    Objective: Grow jobs and sales tax revenue by providing strategic assistance to Littleton businesses.
  Objective: Take a proactive approach to recruiting businesses, retaining existing businesses, and assisting businesses wishing to expand.
  Objective: Work with community partners to increase the number of events that draw citizens and visitors, as well as focus on improving the quality of existing events.

6. SUPPORT ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Objective: Identify long-term cost-effective sustainable energy efficiencies for city operations.
  Objective:

Support policies and practices that sustain the natural environment.

7. FOSTER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNICATION AND TRUST

    Objective: Provide the highest level of service delivery with unwavering integrity and ethics.
  Objective: Foster citizens’ engagement and involvement in their neighborhoods and the community at large.
  Objective: Foster community spirit.
  Objective: Continue to improve ways to disseminate information to citizens.
  Objective: Increase council outreach activities.

 

City Council specific action items for City Manager focus

    1.  Action:
Develop a quarterly spreadsheet creating a five-year revenue and expenditure projection including operational and capital expenditures.
Develop a prioritized list of programs (such as Capital Projects, Omnibus, etc).

Action:
Support passage of Federal Interstate Commerce Fairness Act. Apply for at least two new grants.
  4.  Action:
Complete sub-area plans for the Santa Fe, Littleton Blvd., and Broadway corridors.

Action:
Evaluate ADU opportunities and other residential redevelopment limitations in the code.

  5.  Action:
Evaluate, develop, and implement an outreach plan to businesses to ensure government is aligned with business needs and fosters public private partnerships.

Action:
Enhance vehicular gateways to the community.
Support commercial annexation that results in increased net revenue for the city.
Pursue the redevelopment of the Riverfront - Santa Fe/Bowles Avenue area. Leverage current commercial investment to maximize additional private investment.
Encourage and assist with occupancy of vacant commercial spaces through a diverse, complementary and cohesive ‘tenant mix’ that will define Littleton as a shopping destination.
Last updated: 2/3/2014 4:21:09 PM