The City Council recently approved a draft set of values, a draft vision statement and 15 two-year goals. Now the Council is interested in your feedback on all three.
The values are meant to represent what is most important to us as a community. The vision statement describes the long term direction towards which Ashland should be moving. And the two-year goals are concrete policy actions the Council expects to focus on through July of 2011.
Ideally all three (values, goals, vision) would be completely consistent with each other. In the real world, however, there are often tensions among the three. It is the purpose of community dialogue to refine, clarify and better align these three elements.
The Council will gather public input through September 21, 2009 review the input and adopt a final Values and Vision Statement in November. The council will review the feedback on the goals in January 2010 prior to beginning the budget process for FY2011.
The deadline to submit comments is September 21. Thank you for taking the time to complete the following form.