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Tacoma 2025: What’s Your Vision for Tacoma?
At the recommendation of the citizen Fiscal Sustainability Task Force the City of Tacoma is undertaking a strategic visioning process. That process is meant to identify and prioritize goals for Tacoma's future.
The Strategic Plan is intended to set the course and guide where the City of Tacoma (as both a Local Government Organization and a Community) is going over the next ten years and to help the City direct its efforts and resources toward a clearly defined vision for its future that reflects community desires, current and future trends, and bolsters the City’s unique position within the region. The Plan will include benchmarks or milestones that measure the City’s progress towards its clearly defined vision.
It's about planning for anticipated growth in Tacoma over the next 10 years and beyond, with clearly stated priorities.
A part of the process will be input from the public. To that end, the City has launched a new web tool for collecting public input and facilitating conversation. Tacoma 2025 asks the public to create a profile and log in to answer questions about how they feel about Tacoma right now. Maybe the next step will be asking where they'd like to see their city go in the future.
Once you've got your account, you can choose from topics like "Why do you choose to live and/or work in Tacoma?" and "Tell us about your favorite destinations and unique community features in Tacoma."
You can also identify what you see as the top three issues important to Tacoma's success out of a provided list of key focus areas, and tell the City how you think they're doing on all of the listed items.
- Public health and safety
- Quality of life and livability
- Economic vibrancy
- Culture, arts and recreation
- Government performance
- Community infrastructure
- Transportation and transit
- Environmental sustainability
Answers received will not only guide the visioning process, they will help inform the next round of tough budget decisions the City faces as it tackles its 2015-2016 budget. Hopefully the survey will be available in another format as well - maybe one that doesn't require a login and verification process.
It's not a bad looking site, but it seems to need a few more voices - maybe it needs yours...
Read more and join the conversation at tacoma2025.com.
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