City council adopts 2019 Goals and Objectives

At its April 16 meeting, the Littleton City Council unanimously approved a resolution affirming its 2019 Goals and Objectives. The document was developed following council’s annual retreat in January. Adoption of this document provides a work plan for staff to pursue city council priorities while balancing resource availability.

Goal 1: Envision Littleton

• Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in October, 2019, which will serve as Littleton’s road map for the future, informing corridor and subarea plans, as well as code revisions, specifically applying to zoning and land use.

• Adoption of the Transportation Master Plan in October, 2019, which will address the challenges of facilitating mobility and access in a strategic manner in conjunction with future land use.

• Pursuit of the River Front Plan, a city council priority to identify land use opportunities adjacent to the river corridor. • Belleview Corridor Vision (BCV) implementation, identified by city council in 2017 as a priority and adopted in 2018 which will guide land-use decisions and investments in the corridor for the next 10-15 years.

• Economic Strategic Plan, a high-level analysis followed by an in-depth validation of proposed land uses.

• Code updates extending into 2020, is an ongoing effort with 14 completed in 2018, four so far in 2019, and ten more scheduled this year.

Goal 2: Financial Sustainability

• Evaluating and prioritizing existing programs and services for efficient and effective use of resources. This includes Priority Based Budgeting.

• Evaluating existing fees for service and determining opportunities to match costs and revenues. This includes Cost of Services Study, Impact Fees, and Sewer and Storm Rate Studies.

• Developing and adopting five-year financial plans for all funds to determine long-term viability.

• Identifying, assessing and prioritizing long-term capital needs. This includes many plans such as: ADA Facilities and Infrastructure Plans, Sewer Risk Analysis and Implementation Plan, Bridge Master Plan, Fiber Optic Master Plan, and more.

• Identifying, assessing and prioritizing funding for capital needs. With the realization that the city does not have a dedicated revenue source to address funding of infrastructure and capital needs, the council will evaluate funding options such as fees, taxes, and bonds; grant opportunities and more.

Additional initiatives and projects, and the entire 2019 Work Plan, can be found on the website at littletongov.org.