The purpose of strategic planning is to integrate the visioning statement into the City of St. Augustine strategic plan, create our mission statement, and define our guiding principles and core values. The implementation of a strategic planning process will provide the following: the development of a multi-year plan to drive the budget process, and a work plan and system of accountability to maintain on-task performance by the organization.
As stated throughout the visioning process and city commission meetings, staff has refined the strategic plan elements into functional areas that define our priorities. These elements are updated annually by the City Commission and include semi-annual updates that evaluate progress on each of the major initiatives. The strategic plan provides a current outlook of projects and initiatives as well as provides the Commission and community a 5-year outlook addressing and considering future directions and needs.