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City Council to receive update on strategic plan


The Fayetteville City Council on Monday is expected to receive and accept the Fiscal 2022 second quarter strategic performance report during a regular monthly meeting.

Staff provides updates to the City Council on the advancement of Fayetteville's Strategic Plan on a quarterly basis.

This is a "formal document adopted by City Council that translates visions and six goals into actionable strategies,” the city said.

“It guides the work of the city, by aligning our focus and resources, and responds to evolving needs of residents to help maintain and improve the quality of life in the city," according to the city.

The city manager and city staff work to implement the council's vision for the city through the plan.

"The City's strategic plan has guided our work over the last 15 years by articulating a clear and consistent vision for vitality and sustainability improving the quality of life for all residents,” City Manager Doug Hewett said in an email. “Council, staff and residents working together for the benefit of the whole community through this plan's initiatives is clearly transforming Fayetteville, positioning us for future growth.

“Taking a step back to look at the breadth of our accomplishments and the magnitude of their impact across so many important areas should be a proud moment for us all to celebrate,” Hewett said. “The plan shows our success is grounded by years of planning, hard work and a focus on results."

Over the last decade, the City Council has prioritized transformational projects within the strategic plan. “These long-term projects are improving the quality of life for our growing, thriving community,” the city said.

Key project highlights include: 

  • a new multimodal center with transit expansions; 
  • the N.C. Veteran’s Park; 
  • affordable housing initiatives; 
  • new pools, a skate park and senior centers; 
  • pedestrian and bicycle plans; 
  • redevelopment of downtown with a new ballpark; 
  • upgraded gateways; 
  • Unified Development Ordinance for improved community planning; 
  • a new street lighting ordinance; 
  • new stormwater projects; 
  • sidewalks and greenways; 
  • increased beautification efforts and code enforcement; and 
  • flexibility and responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the FAST Transit Center.

Michael Futch covers Fayetteville and education for CityView TODAY. He can be reached at mfutch@cityviewnc.com. Have a news tip? Email news@CityViewTODAY.com.

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