Presentation on theme: "Woodland Hills Moving Forward to a Strategic Plan Prepared by Romney Institute for Public Management Marriott School of Management Brigham Young University."— Presentation transcript:
Woodland Hills Moving Forward to a Strategic Plan Prepared by Romney Institute for Public Management Marriott School of Management Brigham Young University
Introduction Professor David Hart Professor Rex Facer Research Assistant Jared Floyd Students in a Graduate Course in Local Government Management
Task & Agenda Assist Woodland Hills in preparing a strategic plan to guide the city moving forward. Brief overview of financial issues Strategic planning process Service Delivery Issues
Strategic Plan -- Background Financial Condition
Revenues and Expenditures
Surplus vs. Deficit Spending
Financial Context Revenues and expenditures have shown a great deal of volatility. The city needs to strategically focus on improving its fiscal health through more predictable and stable revenues and expenditures.
Strategic Plan: Moving Forward Key Issue: What is your vision of the city? Future public meeting focusing exclusively on that issue
After the vision, then what? Present vision to the Council Begin strategy development on how to accomplish vision. Part of which will be a focus on what services are essential to the city accomplishing its vision Prepare the formal strategic plan and present it to the Council The Strategic Plan connects the vision to clearly delineated actions that the city needs to take to accomplish the vision.
Service Delivery Assessment The assessment provides: 1. An assessment of municipality characteristics with service delivery options 2. Benchmarks of how similar sized cities currently provide local services 3. Steps to choosing service delivery options
Small City Frequently Provided Services
Points to consider in choosing service delivery alternatives. Focus on Needs Determine Consequences of alternatives. Be sensitive to timing Use appropriate analysis Inform stakeholders and the public