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Our Vision for Carrollton:
To create and maintain a highly regarded, safe, family-oriented, vibrant and attractive community with diverse development, a successful transit-oriented development (TOD) district and a wide variety of housing, culture, entertainment and leisure venues that provides a high quality of life; a community where the economic development and investment potential draw individuals and companies to do business in Carrollton.

2012-13 City Council Strategic Goals and Action Agenda

Financially sustain our community
• Monitor Federal and State legislative issues
• Continue implementing 2007 bond program
• Ensure Public Safety sustainability
• Maintain warehouse and industrial development tax base
• Initiate discussion on the future of the Metrocrest Hospital Authority

Maintain and enhance the quality, vitality and attractiveness of our community
• Continue code enforcement and neighborhood integrity efforts
• Continue to expand trail system
• Ensure hotels and apartments are operating cleanly, safely, and responsibly
• Monitor the implementation of railroad quiet zones throughout the City
• Continue a pro-active plan to deal with migratory birds
• Fund traffic calming solutions in neighborhoods as identified
• Develop and implement a residential re-development incentive program
• Prevent expansion of the Camelot landfill
• Determine feasibility and cost of electronic announcement boards within the City

Improve our infrastructure
• Schedule and fund priority street improvement projects
• Continue to enhance sidewalk repair and replacement programs
• Improve infrastructure in older neighborhoods through the N.O.T.I.C.E. program

Improve our transportation system
• Implement the Transit-Oriented Development Master Plan
• Pursue development west of IH-35E including working with NTTA to market property along President  George Bush Turnpike
• Maintain traffic signal synchronization at key intersections
• Monitor the design of the IH-35E widening project with TXDOT including design of the Belt Line Road underpass and establishing IH-35E entry features

Operate city government as a service business
• Continue shared services with other government agencies
• Maintain on-going emphasis on operating as a service business
• Enhance relationships with other government agencies, school districts, and neighboring cities.
• Maintain the city employee compensation and benefits plan

Reflect and promote a positive image of our community
• Continue a targeted branding and advertising strategy to improve perception in the Metroplex and with our citizens
• Provide activities that support a sense of community
• Evaluate and implement a Signature Element program to create a distinctive identify for Carrollton (i.e. wayfinding signs)
• Improve communication of the City’s vision and goals to Boards and Commissions
• Pursue sponsorships for City assets
• Plant seeds and conduct a Bluebonnet Festival
• Conduct the 5K Trail Run
• Conduct a Carrollton Centennial Celebration
• Continue the Festival at the Switchyard.

Intentionally encourage quality new development and strategic re-development
• Pursue development of Raiford property
• Pursue specific types of restaurants and retail that fits Carrollton’s long term vision
• Pursue intentional redevelopment of aging apartments that do not fit Carrollton’s long term vision
• Pursue development agreements and annexation with adjacent land owners

Enhance the image of Carrollton’s major corridors
• Pursue major street corridor redevelopment and cleanup
• Implement a plan that prioritizes, replaces, and builds masonry walls along arterial thoroughfares as needed and as funding is available
• Develop urban design guidelines to promote quality development and redevelopment in the city’s major street corridors

Last updated: 4/22/2014 9:15:17 AM