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Fayetteville City Council accepts strategic performance report

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The Fayetteville City Council on Monday received and accepted the fiscal 2022 second quarter Strategic Performance report during a regular monthly meeting.

Courtney Banks-McLaughlin was absent. Councilmen D.J. Haire, who is recovering from COVID-19, and Antonio Jones attended virtually.

Rebecca Jackson, the strategy and performance analytics director for the city, and Chris Lowry, a strategic and performance analytics manager for the city, presented the report to the council.

“It’s our honor and privilege to brief the council and community on the city’s mid-year performance report. The mayor and City Council and the city manager’s office – they provide tremendous support for the strategic planning efforts and performance management efforts," Jackson said. "This mid-year performance report includes details on the progress we’ve made throughout this fiscal year.”

The plan has been in place about 15 years.

Jackson reviewed not only what the City Council is doing now, but what has taken place in years past and what members will be doing over the next six to 18 months.

“Council’s vision for the city of Fayetteville really focuses our efforts as staff on outward relief. Really looking at the community impact," she said. "It reminds us of where we want to be as a city and where we want to go. We want to be attractive. We want to be culturally diverse. Inclusive. Prosperous. Innovative and unified.”

The biggest question of the night, Jackson said, is what has the city of Fayetteville accomplished to be this?

She then referred to a poster that broke down the city’s goals over the last five years, including what is on the agenda for fiscal 2022.

Key project highlights include:

  • Forensic unit and communication division accreditation achieved;
  • a new multimodal center with transit expansions; 
  • affordable housing initiatives; 
  • new pools, a skate park, splash pads and senior centers; 
  • pedestrian and bicycle plans; 
  • redevelopment of downtown with a new ballpark; 
  • a Downtown Urban Design plan;
  • new street lighting ordinance; 
  • new stormwater projects; 
  • sidewalks and greenways; 
  • increased beautification efforts and code enforcement;
  • new city weapons ordinance;
  • flexibility and responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The reason we see these accomplishments, City Council, is you provided that direction," Jackson said. "It shows that government does work.”

The report was then accepted by unanimous vote.

In other business, the City Council voted unanimously to annex two parcels and zone them residential single-family 15. Those parcels, encompassing an overall 117.7 acres, are at 7165 and 7249 Ramsey St.

One of the principal owners, Palmer Williams of SRW Builders LLC and Pelican Property Holdings LLC, is interested in developing a residential subdivision on the site.

Alicia Moore, a city planner, said the land meets five satellite standards to become a satellite area into the city.

Councilwoman Kathy Jensen made the motion to approve the annexation area, and Councilman Johnny Dawkins seconded the motion.

An administrative update on the citywide camera operating system was tabled until the March work session.

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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