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Strategic Goals & Objectives

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Committee Goals

City Council (2022-23)
Goal# Goal Title Goal Type Goal Progress Goal Text Status Updates V2040 Strategies Objectives  
1 Invest in upgrades to the City's water distribution and storage tank systems. Ongoing In Process A1 
40 Update the Water Master Plan ENG In Process
518 Secure grant funding through FEMA for the replacement of the City's two main water storage tanks with two new seismically sound water tanks. ENG In Process
519 Secure grant funding through FEMA for the replacement of the 54th Street pump station. ENG In Process
2 Improve maintenance activities of the City street system Ongoing Not Started A1 A11 
355 Evaluate the use of The Dude Solutions to develop a reporting system to proactively identify and repair potholes in city streets. PWK Not Started
3 Prepare the North Side Transportation Plan in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Transportation Ongoing In Process A5 A10 A11 
45 Develop a strategic plan for the revitalization of the City's central business district. CDD In Process
46 Identify in the planning process a gathering spot as part of the City Center revitalized strategies CDD In Process
4 Increase supplies of affordable and workforce housing, including rentals for the community Ongoing In Process A2 A14 
50 Develop bilingual educational materials to promote and encourage homeowners to consider building accessory dwellings on their principal homestead properties as allowed by law. CDD In Process
5 Complete pedestrian safety amenities throughout the community Ongoing In Process A11 
357 Complete design for a pedestrian walkway on US 101 from 25th Street to 36th Street utilizing URA funding for the project. ENG In Process
51 Conduct feasibility and develop preliminary costs for infilling sidewalk from Don Davis Park to Government Street along Elizabeth Street. ENG Completed
358 Work with ODOT to plan a pedestrian crosswalk at Highway 20 and Eads Street. ENG In Process
520 Initiate planning with ODOT for the bike and pedestrian improvements from NE 36th Street to NE 60th Street. ENG Not Started
521 Move forward with design, permitting, and if permitted, construction of a pedestrian-activated, signaled crosswalk at US 101 and NE 60th Streets. ENG In Process
7 Acquire property in the Big Creek Reservoir watershed Ongoing Not Started A1 
526 Develop a watershed management plan that identifies property acquisition needs. CDD Not Started
8 Invest in upgrades to the City's sanitary sewer collection system Ongoing Not Started A1 B1 
361 Proceed with Phase 1 of the North side pump station headworks. PWK Not Started
59 Replace the Minnie Street lift station. PWK Not Started
9 Invest in upgrades to the City's storm sewer collection system Ongoing In Process A1 B1 B4 
529 Fund the replacement of the storm sewer on Hatfield. ENG In Process
530 Fund the replacement of the storm sewer running under the fire hall and through Betty Wheeler Park. ENG Completed
10 Modernize and upgrade the waste water treatment plant. Ongoing Not Started A1 B1 
62 Fund and complete the Wastewater Treatment Plant Master Plan identifying replacement/upgrades necessary for effective treatment of wastewater and assure that heavy users of wastewater services are paying their fair share. PWK Not Started
11 Review and implement cost-effective priorities from the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for implementation. Ongoing In Process B3 B4 
363 Parks and Recreation will reactivate a foundation to provide a source of funding for parks equipment and scholarships. PAR Completed
531 Pursue negotiations with State Parks for a new soccer field. PAR Terminated
532 Provide funding for the construction of outdoor fields at Agate Beach Wayside. PAR Terminated
12 Evaluate the implementation of a dark sky lighting plan for the City Ongoing In Process B3 B5 
366 Determine the feasibility of utilizing the energy savings through the use of LED fixtures and more efficient placement of outdoor lighting to help expedite implementation of the dark sky street lighting system for the City. CMO In Process
533 Review model ordinances for the development of Dark Sky regulations for private outdoor lighting in the city. CMO Not Started
13 Develop a long-term climate action plan for the City of Newport Ongoing In Process B6 B7 B9 
70 Develop educational materials and meet with heavy industrial users of water to discuss the implementation of water conservation practices. CMO In Process
534 Further develop and implement sustainability information on measure the City can implement in our day-to-day operations to reduce environmental impacts. CMO In Process
15 Develop opportunities for buildable lands and utilization of existing structures for creating new businesses and jobs. Ongoing In Process C3 C4 
373 Develop a plan for the repurposing at the South Beach URA property. CDD Completed
74 Update the Citys commercial/industrial buildable lands inventory CDD Not Started
17 Provide sufficient funding to support public arts Ongoing Completed D3 
537 Provide an increase in the annual appropriation of funding to support the acquisition of public art for the city. CMO Completed
18 Replace the Big Creek Dam Ongoing In Process E5 
380 Conduct emergency preparedness planning regarding the dam failure. ENG In Process
381 Continue efforts at identifying funding for dam replacement. ENG In Process
378 Inform the Greater Newport Area of the critical need to replace the Big Creek Dams. ENG In Process
379 Proceed with preliminary design and permitting for the replacement dam for Big Creek. ENG In Process
538 Secure a grant agreement form the State of Oregon for the $14 million appropriation of lottery bonds. ENG Completed
20 Implement recommendations from the Homelessness Task Force Ongoing In Process E7 
387 Explore the future installation of Portland loos in key locations throughout the community. CMO Not Started
388 Request that the organized faith-based community coordinate services offered by local churches and other faith-based groups. CMO In Process
390 Pursue efforts to create a more permanent overnight shelter. CMO In Process
392 Determine the impact of affordable housing on homelessness. CDD In Process
539 Determine the feasibility of developing a program to pay individuals experiencing houselessness for litter and trash clean-up. PAR Not Started
540 Participate in the Affordable Housing Partners meetings to discuss strategies on managing homelessness. CMO In Process
541 Identify areas where campsites would be permitted in the city with portable toilets and garbage disposal. CDD In Process
542 Partner with the Lincoln County Harm Reduction team and advocate for financial support on health-related issues, including mental health, physical health, and drug and alcohol issues for individuals experiencing houselessness. CMO Completed
21 Evaluate Fire Service needs for the community Ongoing Not Started E6 
84 Evaluate the feasibility of consolidating the City Fire Department with the Rural Fire District NFD Not Started
85 Increase the number of active Fire Department volunteers NFD Not Started
23 Enhance coordination among social services, non-profits and local government to collaborate in all actions to guide creation of a healthier community. Ongoing In Process E4 
393 Participate in the Quarterly Community Health Improvement Plan meetings and/or the Health Integration Network meetings to discuss opportunities to collaborate with health organizations to create a healthier community. PAR In Process
24 Utilize the Greater Newport Area Vision 2040 strategies as a foundational document for ongoing public processes, planning and decision making. Ongoing In Process F2 
394 Develop a plan to sustain active coordination of the Greater Newport Vision beyond the funding provided by the Ford Family Foundation. CMO In Process
26 Increase involvement of younger generations in community issues Ongoing In Process F9 
90 Work collaboratively with the school district to establish a youth council. CMO In Process
546 Evaluate the possibility to add a position for youth on various City Advisory Committees. CMO Completed
27 Address long-term financial sustainability issues for the City of Newport. Ongoing In Process
399 Review the Five-Year Financial Sustainability Plan as part of the 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget Committee Meeting CMO Completed
553 Consider a grant writer position in the 2022-2023 budget. CMO In Process
67 Support business growth, development, and financial sustainability at the Airport. Ongoing In Process B8 C4 
375 Evaluate development of a solar farm on Airport property. ONP In Process
69 Foster an inclusive organization and community that embraces diversity in ethnicity, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, self-identity, and perspectives consistent with our slogan "The Friendliest". Ongoing In Process F5 
396 The City commits conducting outreach for prospective candidates to diversity City staff as well as membership on City committees, boards, and panels to ensure that all community voices are represented in discussions in City policies. HR In Process
398 The City commits to develop and publicize a process to address complaints of bias or discrimination relating to the City of Newport. The City commits to develop a specific protocol, or set of protocols, to investigate and respond to grievances with the goal of eliminating systemic bias within our organization. CMO Completed
397 The City will support and seek out opportunities to collaborate with local partner organizations on cultural programming by collaborating on these programs during the fiscal year. CMO In Process
559 Provide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training to employees and volunteers. HR Completed
560 Collaboratively develop means for culturally competent and inclusive communications. HR In Process
75 Establish a trolley to move visitors, employees, and residents between Nye Beach, the Bayfront and Downtown 2-5 Years In Process A16 
524 Evaluate information that was compiled in the parking study and report findings to the City Council. CDD Completed
525 Meet with Lincoln County Transit, ODOT and others to determine feasibility costs of operating a trolley or shuttle. CMO Not Started
76 Make safety improvements on US 101 at NE 57 th Street and the movie theater driveway 5+ Years In Process A10 
527 Meet with ODOT to discuss safety improvements, including a truck lane, at this intersection ENG Completed
528 Seek funding for preliminary engineering to identify options for redesigning the intersection at US 101 and NE 58th Street. ENG In Process
77 Promote gray water diversion and home storage rainwater. Ongoing Not Started B1 
535 Review existing ordinances to determine current provisions that would need to be amended to promote gray water diversion and rainwater storage and use with a report coming back at a future work session. PWK Not Started
78 Implement conservation methods to reduce the use of water within the Greater Newport Area. 2-5 Years Completed B9 
536 Initiate a work group to review methods to reduce drinking water use by residents and businesses. CMO Completed
79 Re-establish the position of school resource officer Ongoing Not Started E6 
543 Explore funding this position in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 NPD Not Started
80 Expand affordable and accessible childcare capacity in the Greater Newport Area. Ongoing In Process E9 
544 Coordinate a meeting to determine current efforts to expand childcare options for families in the Greater Newport Area. CMO Completed
545 Expand childcare services at the Recreation Center. PAR In Process
85 Promote the development of Neighborhood Associations Ongoing Not Started F4 
561 Consider funding to support staffing and financial support for neighborhood associations in the 2022-2023 budget. CDD Not Started
86 Implement purchasing procedures to reduce costs and improve accountability and transparency of these expenditures. Current FY In Process
562 Examine opportunities to consolidate purchases that are currently done on a department-by- department basis to reduce overall costs for those purchases. The City administration needs to be mindful that any new processes to centralized these activities have time and expenses in themselves. It will be important to determine the cost benefit of those specific actions. A report will be provided to the City Council by December 31, 2022 on these efforts. FIN In Process
87 Improve methods for revenue collection 2-5 Years In Process
563 Implement procedures to improve the collection of miscellaneous fees, fines and other revenues that help support various City services. FIN In Process
564 Implement a centralized process of monitoring leases and provisions within those leases, expiration of leases, and other activities that need to be done on a consolidated basis. CMO Completed
565 Develop a routine practice to regularly place liens on properties for unpaid property-related bills. FIN In Process
566 Evaluate new collection procedures with the goal reducing uncollectable accounts considering the costs and benefit of the procedures. FIN In Process
88 Continue to expand access to city services through the use of technology 5+ Years In Process
567 Take necessary steps to provide public access to specific components of the City's GIS system. ITD In Process
89 Build a strong and healthy work place culture within the City organization 2-5 Years In Process A2 F5 
568 Purchase or secure housing for use by new employees to the City of Newport. CMO Completed
569 Develop a policy providing use of the Recreation Center by City Council elected officials as is provided for City employees. CMO Terminated