Every 2 years, the City Council establishes specific goals designed to guide the work of the City. Following 2 community forums, community surveys, and ongoing formal and informal input from the public and governmental partners, the Council held a goal-setting retreat in May 2018. The goals which grew out of the retreat were adopted by the Council on July 2, 2018. The goals are:
QUALITY OF LIFE
Promote a high-quality of life through quality programs, services and appropriate investment and re-investment in community infrastructure by:
Use of CDBG and other public and private capital to re-revitalize older neighborhoods.
Continued efforts to designate/acquire adequate site for new community center and community park.
Continued efforts to provide additional soccer and sports fields.
Coordination with the Pasco Public Facilities District and the Regional Public Facilities District to fully investigate alternatives to provide the Pasco voters with a choice to decide on the development of a regional aquatic facility.
Commencement of construction of new animal control facility.
Ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public resources in the delivery of municipal services, programs and long-term maintenance and viability of public facilities.
Enhance the long-term financial viability, value and service levels of services and programs, including:
Importance to community
Continuation of cost of service/recovery targets in evaluating City services.
Ongoing evaluation of costs associated with delivery including staffing, facilities and partnership opportunities.
Preserve past improvements and promote future gains by:
Enhancing proactive community policing efforts.
Continued efforts to improve police/community relations.
Working to achieve/maintain target fire response times through operational improvements and long-range planning of facilities and staffing.
Focus on a long-term goal of improving the Washington State Ratings Bureau community rating to Class 4.
Review of the inventories of City sidewalks and streetlight systems and consideration of policies/methods to address needs.
COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION NETWORK
Promote a highly-functional multi-modal transportation network through:
Completion of the Lewis Street Overpass design concept process, securing gap funding for construction and achievement of “shovel-ready” status.
Continued emphasis on improvements in Road 68/I-182/Burden Blvd. corridor.
Pro-active traffic management (calming) within neighborhoods.
Completion of planned Phase 2 improvements on Oregon Avenue.
Continued collaboration with Ben-Franklin Transit to enhance mobility.
Undertaking a comprehensive and inclusive transportation planning and analysis process to include facilitation of traffic flow in major corridors, support integration of pedestrian, bicycle and other non-vehicular means of transportation.
Promote and encourage economic vitality by supporting:
Downtown revitalization efforts of DPDA.
Implementation of downtown infrastructure improvements including; Peanuts Park, Farmers Market, and streetscape/gateway upgrades.
Comprehensive Plan updates to include growth management strategies, review of City utility extension policies and development standards, infill and consideration of affordable housing needs.
Completion of the Broadmoor sub-area plan and environmental analysis, including plans for needed utilities and transportation improvements.
Increased efforts to promote the community as a desirable place for commercial and industrial development by promoting small business outreach and assistance and predictability in project review.
Continuation of efforts to encourage DNR to sell/develop remaining state property at Road 68/I-182.
Identification of alternatives for City/Port of Pasco and other regional partners for coordination on waterfront plan implementation and similar projects.
Identify opportunities to enhance community identity, cohesion and image through:
Providing opportunities for community engagement through boards, commissions, volunteer opportunities, social media, forums and other outlets.
Identification and celebration of successes.
Implementation of a community identity/image enhancement campaign.
Consideration and appropriate implementation of recommendations from Inclusivity Commission.