City Council Strategic Plan

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About the City of Manhattan Beach Strategic Plan
To help guide decision-making at all levels of the organization, and to focus the City’s efforts on its core functions, it was important to develop a strategic plan for the City.

The City Council and Department Heads participated in an all-day retreat held in January 2012. The goal of this retreat was the development of a unified City of Manhattan Beach Strategic Plan.

The City Council and Department Heads will reconvene every six months to evaluate progress on the goals, identify core values for the City, and to develop objectives for the following six-month period.

The next Strategic Plan meeting is Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Six-Month Strategic Objectives
As a result of each 6-month Strategic Plan meeting, the City Council identifies strategic objectives for each of the three-year goals.

The City Council receives monthly updates to the strategic objectives in order to monitor progress and to allow for revision of those objectives, as needed. The City Council and Department Heads will reconvene every six months to evaluate progress on the goals, identify core values for the City, and to develop objectives for the following six-month period. 
   
Six-month Strategic Objectives: 7/16/2013 to 1/14/2014
Update of December 3, 2013

Update of November 5, 2013
Update of October 1, 2013
Update of July 10, 2013
Update of July 09, 2013

Six-month Strategic Objectives: 1/24/2013 to 7/15/2013
Update of July 02, 2013
Update of May 07, 2013 
Update of April 02, 2013 
Update of March 06, 2013
Update of February 05, 2013 
Update of January 23, 2013

Six-month Strategic Objectives: 7/11/2012 to 1/23/2013
Update of December 18, 2012
Update of November 20, 2012
Update of November 06, 2012
Update of October 02, 2012
Update of September 2, 2012
Update of July 17, 2012

Six-month Strategic Objectives: 1/11/2012 to 7/11/2012
Update of June 19, 2012
Update of May 1, 2012
Update of April 3, 2012
Update of March 6, 2012 
Update of January 31, 2012

Throughout the budget cycle, the Strategic Plan proves beneficial in communicating and setting budget priorities.

Mission Statement
As part of the strategic planning process, the City Council developed a revised mission statement. The mission statement states WHY the organization exists and WHOM it serves. The City’s mission statement is:

"The City of Manhattan Beach is dedicated to providing exemplary municipal services, preserving our small beach town character and enhancing the quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.”

Core Values
The City’s core values explain what the organization values, recognizes and rewards – strongly held beliefs that are freely chosen, publically affirmed, and acted upon with consistency and repetition.

The City Council identified the following core values (not in priority order):

Excellence
Fiscal responsibility
Ethical behavior
Mutual respect
Integrity
Dedication to community
Professionalism
Openness

Three-Year Goals
The City Council's three-year goals state what the organization needs to accomplish (consistent with the Mission and moving the organization toward its Vision).

The City Council identified four (4) three-year goals for 2012-2015 (not in priority order):

Maintain and enhance financial stability
Increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Maintain and enhance city facilities, programs and infrastructure
Encourage engagement and increase participation of residents and businesses

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