2020 City Council Goals
Protect Plymouth’s Strong Financial Position.
Maintain Plymouth’s fiscal health by implementing long-term revenue and expenditure plans to
ensure sustainable operations with a reasonable tax level. Utilize non-property tax funding sources
Monitor Economic Conditions.
Continue to evaluate and prioritize services. Seek innovative solutions to maintain high quality core services, promote financial transparency and protect Plymouth’s strong financial position and quality of life.
Provide Efficient and Effective Services.
Continue to explore partnerships with neighboring communities, school districts, businesses, watersheds and other agencies to decrease costs through shared services and eliminate duplicate efforts. Streamline processes through the use of technology. Evaluate community trends and consider associated facility and service needs.
Promote Transportation Solutions.
Focus on improvements to Highway 169, Highway 55 and County Road 47, and continue to explore other transportation options. Seek funding solutions for all proposed transportation projects. Continue to explore Highway 55 as a Bus Rapid Transit corridor.
Develop Northwest Greenway.
Continue development of northwest Plymouth as it progresses, continue planning and construction of the Northwest Greenway and park system amenities.
Implement Environmental Initiatives.
Collaborate with City EQC, watershed commissions, and district to ensure effective progress on water quality mandates. Continue energy conservation efforts in city buildings and promote recycling. Explore efforts to reduce the city's carbon footprint.
Implement Proactive Public Safety Initiatives.
Continue proactive policing strategies with a focus on traffic safety, including crash reduction, using technology and collaboration to promote and enhance livability. Build on the successes of fire prevention and fire service programs for a safe community.
Protect the City's Infrastructure Investment.
Ensure that the city can protect and enhance the useful life of city assets (streets, utilities, parks, trails, facilities and fleet). Continue to monitor financial resources and economic conditions, and consider timing with regard to infrastructure needs as identified in the Capital Improvement Plan.
Consider Development and Redevelopment Requests.
Continue to carefully consider land use related to development and redevelopment to ensure a well planned community with a varied tax base. Build on Plymouth Proud business initiatives.
Develop a Renewed Vision for City Center.
Explore options for continued development and redevelopment of City Center. This would include placemaking efforts, beautification, and safety. Pursue public-private partnerships to bring additional community activities/uses to City Center.
2020 Legislative Priorities
Each year the City Council identifies legislative priorities, controlled by state lawmakers, that affect local government. The city works with state lawmakers to share information about how each of the legislative priorities affect local government and the services that the city provides.