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City Council seeks feedback about long-term goals

Posted: June 16, 2009 12:30:39 PM PDT

The Bellingham City Council is seeking feedback from residents on long-term goals and ways to meet those goals. This is the first step of a multi-year project to improve City government strategic planning and performance reporting to the community.

City Council members recently established a draft set of twenty- to fifty-year goals, or “legacy statements,” that will be supported by shorter term, six- to twenty-year “strategic commitments”.

Council members and staff involved with the project used previously adopted strategies and plans, such as the 2009 Council Goals and Objectives and the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan, results from opinion surveying, and feedback provided on major projects and initiatives from the past several years to shape the draft, City Chief Administrative Officer David Webster said.

"Public feedback on this draft will help the City Council adopt long-term goals that reflect the needs and interests of the community," he said.

Draft Legacies and Strategic Commitments, along with background information and other documents, are posted on the City website at

Public comments on the draft will be accepted through June 24, 2009.  Using this feedback, a new draft will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. July 13 during the regular meeting of the Bellingham City Council.  For information, contact the City of Bellingham Mayor's Office at 778-8100.


Media Contact:
David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer


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