On January 31 and February 1, 2020, members of City Council attended a facilitated retreat to establish a foundation for effective governance and identify strategic priorities. The following reports are summaries or the activities and outcomes of the retreat.
Environmental Scan This 30-page report provided a comprehensive overview of Lafayette and “Where we are today” to set the stage for the planning process.
Final Retreat Report This 14-page document recaps the exercises that City Council participated in and the results of the various activities.
Strategic Priorities - One-page recap This document lists out the 10 Strategic Priorities that were developed during the retreat and the accompanying statements to describe each priority.
Page 13 of the Retreat Report outlines the six (6) specific Initiatives Council agreed to focus on.
Safe, Welcoming, and Inclusive • Execute the Boomer Bond to support the aging population
Affordable, Attainable, and Just • Focus on inclusionary zoning and mobile home protections
Sense of Place • Land use and development: increase education and exploration of how we shape and attract projects that reflect our diverse and unique character
Environmental Leadership • Electrification of new construction and existing building stock • Ban single-use plastics
Excellent City Services • Hire an emergency manager to support city-wide mitigation, response, and sustained recovery from climate and man-made hazards
August 2020 Strategic Priority Review
In August 2020, City Council Council convened once again to revisit these priorities in the midst of COVID, and determined their priorities were still the right direction. Councilors further identified four (4) areas of emphasis to focus on in an effort to better address race relations and increase support for human services.
Explore the City’s public safety response and align them with community values and best practices
Determine an approach to increase support for human and mental health services
Focusing on inclusionary zoning and mobile home park protections
Land use and development and increasing education and exploring how we shape and attract projects that reflect our diverse and unique character