Working to Achieve the Vision: City holds special meeting strategic planning

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) On Monday, the Twin Falls City Council along with community leaders set up different workshops to create objectives and tasks for a strategic planning process that will include a long-term vision for Twin Falls in 2030.

The process will include fiscal priorities, organizational structure, strategic actions and partnerships.

“We’re spending some time reviewing the plan that was created in 2012, internally and really constructing the goals the objectives and the tasks to fulfill the visions that were first created in 2012,” said City Manager Travis Rothweiler.

Members of the City Council and long-term planning team divided a series of workshops based on the people’s area of expertise. Rothweiler said they will meet up and established objectives in eight focus areas, which are Healthy Community, Learning Community, Secure Community, Accessible Community, Environmental Community, Prosperous Community, Responsible Community, and Internal Organization.

“Those that have an emphasis and expertise in Secure Community are meeting as Secure Community today to really go through and outline those objectives that they need to accomplished over the course for the next five years,” Rothweiler said.

An example created in Accessible Community was to address issues on traffic related safety including bicycles and the way the community uses transportation.

Rothweiler said after all objectives and task are done, a draft is completed and the city plans to hold a public hearing about the strategic plan for comments in late February or early March.

The city holds strategic planning sessions every five years.

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