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0'N R OF <br />1p COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2010 <br />MEETING DATE: 11/29/10 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG LARSON, TOWN MANAGER - <br />SUBJECT: JOINT STUDY SESSION WITH TOWN COMMISSIONS TO DISCUSS <br />PROPOSED STRATEGIC GOALS <br />BACKGROUND <br />In April 2010, the Town Council adopted the 2010 -2012, Core Values and Strategic Goals. The <br />November 29 Council/Commissions Confluence is being held to receive input from key Town <br />commissions regarding goals they would like Council to consider for inclusion in the 2011 -2013 <br />Town Strategic Goals. A representative from each of the following commissions/boards will be <br />provided up to five minutes to introduce suggested priorities, then join in a group discussion: <br />Arts and Culture Commission, Community Services Commission, Library Board, Parks <br />Commission Planning Commission, Transportation & Parking Commission and Youth <br />Commission. <br />Commission input will be considered by Council at its early 2011 Retreat when it will discuss <br />changes, if any, to the current Strategic Goals. <br />The national, state, regional and local economies all continue to be impacted by, if not suffer <br />from, the so- called "Great Recession" with high unemployment, stagnant home prices, and <br />declining tax revenues. Consequently, the Town's capacity to expand existing services or to add <br />new services or projects will be particularly challenging given the ongoing budget reductions <br />needed for the foreseeable future to maintain a balanced budget. <br />DISCUSSION <br />Seven of the Town's key commissions were asked to suggest strategic goals for Council's <br />consideration. A listing of their recommendations is provided below. These recommendations <br />are the commission/board proposals and have not been analyzed by staff. In some cases, <br />PREPARED BY : Regina A. <br />Communitfe*cesDirector <br />Reviewed by: 1' Assistant Town Manager Town Attorney <br />Clerk Administrator Jn a Finance mmunity Development <br />