Brian Coddington

One Vision. One Plan.

Brian Coddington, Director of Communications and Marketing, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:19 a.m.

One Vision. One Plan.

With the Administration and City Council working closely on the yearly budget priorities, both have jointly turned their attention to a longer-term plan that provides further guidance to the yearly process.

A discussion about jobs and economic growth started the months-long process of arriving at a first-of-its-kind Joint Administration-Council 6-Year Strategic Plan. This transparent, outcome-driven plan strategically advances the city’s economic vitality with one vision, one plan and one voice.

The plan aligns closely to the comprehensive and neighborhood plans, and focuses in four key initiative areas:  safe and healthy; urban experience; innovative infrastructure; and sustainable resources. Council committees have been realigned to those areas and work groups, chaired jointly by councilmembers and administration representatives, have grouped nearer-term strategies into a two-year action plan as part of the overall six-year plan.

Two-year priorities include:

  • Developing integrated response to emergencies
  • Marketing Spokane’s urban advantages and experiences to grow jobs and economic benefit
  • Accelerating street improvements, such as grind-and-overlay and surface projects, to catch up on deferred maintenance
  • Supporting smart use of public land and natural resources
  • Growing a 21st Century workforce

Success will be measured by outcome-driven strategic measures that will guide future advancements in the plan.

Strategic plan presentations will be given around the city over the next several weeks at neighborhood and other organizational meetings. If you have feedback, you can leave it in the comments section below or send your thoughts directly to us at

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