Friday, April 29, 2016
For the first time in its history, the City of Lake Forest Park has developed a draft Strategic Plan to identify short and mid-term priorities for action.
City Council, with assistance from the Mayor and city staff, will present the draft plan at a Town Hall Meeting, scheduled for Thursday May 5th, from 6:00-8:00pm in the council chambers at city hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.
Residents of Lake Forest Park are invited to attend to learn more about the plan and will have the opportunity to express their likes and dislikes, make comments, and participate in discussion with council members and their neighbors.
The draft plan, a collaborative effort by the City Council and Administration, includes five goal areas. Each section shows examples of current services provided to achieve the goals, and a short list of “Service and Policy Growth Initiatives for the 2015-2016 Biennium” – or simply put, a collective wish list for the future of the city.
Council will ask for the community’s perspective on what’s missing; gaps in existing services; and what is not needed or desired.
The five goal areas are:
1- Mobility – Providing, maintaining and enhancing a safe, accessible, and integrated mobility system, emphasizing bicycle, walking, safe streets, and transit connectivity, consistent with the character of Lake Forest Park.
2- Healthy Environment – Ensuring the community and environmental health of Lake Forest Park through the effective policies that protect lands, waters, trees, and wildlife, and promote human health.
3- Community Vitality – Creating a sense of community pride and identity in order to create and maintain thriving neighborhoods and vibrant business districts where people can gather, engage, and grow together.
4- Public Safety and Access to Justice – Maintaining a safe community and an accessible justice system through fair, equitable, and customer service driven systems.
5- Accountable and Engaged Government – Delivering a financially sustainable, model government that is responsive to the people of Lake Forest Park.
The draft plan can be found here.