What are your big ideas to improve the Gainesville community?
Adopted by the City Commission in December 2015, the Blue Ribbon Report recommends "Change 3: Our 'Get It Done' Plan" as part of the city's redesign to become a more citizen-centered local government. The report identifies a need to have "one citizen-centric strategic plan for the city - a unified document that directly guides resource expenditures, financial planning, workforce development, policy decisions, collective bargaining and service delivery to the citizens of Gainesville."
In early 2016, we launched the Gainesville Creative Series, striving to redesign the way in which we develop and implement the city's strategic plan, the leading guide of our organization. Learn more at http://www.cityofgainesville.org/CityManager/StrategicPlanning/CityStrategicPlan.aspx.
Fast Company's recent article best describes how we're redesigning the citizen experience. View the article at https://www.fastcodesign.com/3065107/slicker-city/how-one-florida-city-is-reinventing-itself-with-ux-design.
The city's four areas of focus of the strategic plan, co-designed with the community, City Commission, and city staff, are: