FY 2017 - 2018 Goals & Objectives
Lancaster is a thriving and diverse community where we value our historical assets and natural beauty. Residents and stakeholders are engaged and take pride in this City. Lancaster is the Shining Star of Texas with opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Lancaster City government is financially sustainable and provides efficient customer-friendly services. Our citizens have trust and confidence in city government and leaders.
Financially Sound City Government
The City has a long-range financial plan and prudent fiscal policies and processes. Appropriate reserve levels and a competitive tax rate ensures the needs of the community and responsibly manages its debt.
Healthy, Safe and Engaged Community
Lancaster is a place where we embrace public safety and compassionate enforcement in our neighborhoods to sustain vibrant residential and business communities. The community celebrates unity and participates in city-wide events, recreational and cultural activities Residents have opportunities for involvement in civic life through boards and commissions, youth and parent volunteer opportunities in recreation, sports teams, City elections, Civic Academies, Schools and City-wide celebrations.
►Develop an expanded community health initiative
►Amend the fee schedule to allow the City to be reimbursed for use of public property and land in commercial films
►Expand the business retention and expansion program (BREP)
►Reinvigorate the LEEP Program that establishes a partnership between Code Compliance and Community Volunteers
►Revise Boards and Commissions Criteria
►Establish a program for short-term rentals such as Air B&B
Professional and Committed City Workforce
Lancaster City Government is an employer of choice with competitive pay that attracts an engaged, responsive, customer-oriented, innovative, and effective workforce. Some employees live in the City and all have a sense of ownership for the community. City employees feel needed and appreciated by elected officials, residents, and businesses and are respectful to and appreciative of their customers and the City’s governing body. The City’s executive staff is engaged with residents and attends community events, upholds strong customer service, and uses technology to aid them in working smarter.
►Continue to pursue implementation of the Compensation Policy
►Continue funding for Lancaster University
The City has preventative maintenance programs to ensure well maintained infrastructure, including streets, water, stormwater, wastewater and other assets.
►Continue Infrastructure Implementation Project -Pleasant Run Road Phases 1, 2, 3 & 4
►Complete Airport Terminal Construction
►Complete Golf Course Direction
►Appoint a citizens committee to develop a Capital Improvement Plan for the City
►Work with the Best Southwest Partnership to implement public transportation options
Implement Facility and Infrastructure needs assessment for future Bond Issue
The City encourages high quality, diverse housing, commercial and retail development and public facilities. Policies encourage sustainable building practices, conservation and the use of alternative energy sources.
►Continue design and development of a new City Hall - Downtown TIF
►Continue Land Bank program
►Continue Economic Development Strategic Plan
►Adopt Xeriscape amendments to the Lancaster Development Code (LDC), Code of Ordinances and/or applicable development regulations
►Implementation of TIFs for key growth areas
►Implement the Comprehensive Plans