City Council Identifies Goals and Objectives for 2019

The Littleton City Council’s annual retreat provided an opportunity to establish goals and objectives for 2019 and review progress on its 2018 imperatives. The topics included:
• Confirming the goals and objectives of the 2019 Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan update
• Touring Downtown Golden with local leadership to view successful projects and learn how to develop a strategy to bolster Downtown Littleton
• Reviewing options and priorities for the River Corridor, Prince Street, Broadway Corridor, and implementation of the Belleview Corridor Vision
• The funding insufficiency in the Five-Year Capital Projects Plan and the inability to fund projects such as South Santa Fe Drive traffic improvements, city building maintenance, fleet replacement, and traffic signal improvements
• Strengthening the relations with staff and each other.

The retreat was led by David Marvin from the Confluence Leadership Group who has worked with many cities, state, and federal government agencies. The city’s leadership team members attended to take stock and reflect on The retreat was led by David Marvin from the Confluence Leadershi Group who has worked with many cities, state, and federal government agencies. The city’s leadership team members attended to take stock and reflect on the prior year’s accomplishments. These included:

• Completing the first year implementing Priority Based Budgeting
• Infrastructure projects such as street maintenance, and improving the Bowles/Federal intersection while evaluating grant options for a more complete project
• Creating a Transportation Mobility Board to evaluate opportunities and prioritize transportation and mobility projects
• Completing a Cost of Service Study and updating fees to help ensure development pays its own way
• Adopting the Envision Littleton 2040 Vision with unprecedented community input

• Starting the Transportation Master Plan in conjunction with the Comprehensive Plan
• Clarification and improvement to 14 sections of the City Code
• Relationship building such as the Tri-Cities Homelessness Policy Group, Economic Development leading an education effort to explore a Downtown Development Authority or Business Improvement District, the Santa Fe Preliminary and Environmental Linkages Study with the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Bus Rapid Transit corridor planning with the Regional Transportation District
• Increasing strategic communications across all city platforms utilizing engagement tools that ensure all citizens have the opportunity to be heard on the multitude of initiatives underway
• Adopting the Belleview Corridor Vision, the Mineral Light Rail Station Area Plan, and the Downtown Littleton Design Standards
• Starting a Juvenile Court
• Reaccreditation of the Littleton Police Department for the 5th time by the Commission Accrediting Law Enforcement Agencies
• Videotaping 95 percent of the sanitary and storm sewer lines to create an Asset Management Plan
• Approving a biogas project with the City of Englewood for the South Platte Water Renewal Partners treatment plant

For 2019, the Littleton City Council will review goals, objectives, and action steps at an upcoming study session. These will likely include Envision Littleton, with objectives such as the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Subarea Plans, and an Economic Plan. The second goal, Financial Sustainability, will likely include objectives around evaluation and prioritization of programs and services for efficient and effective use of resources, evaluation of fees and opportunities to match revenue to costs, prioritization of capital needs, and evaluation of funding opportunities. More information will be available as council refines its goals and objectives and establishes its work plan.