Riverside has approved a five-year plan that will help the city set priorities and establish policies.
The Riverside 2025 Strategic Plan “is the result of several months of input by elected officials, residents, community groups and city boards and commissions,” according to a statement on the city’s website.
The plan, recently adopted by the city council, will help the council reach its goals. It will use performance metrics to determine how much progress the city is making toward achieving those goals.
“We all know that when you fail to plan, you often are planning to fail, whether you realize it or not,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said in the statement. “We are taking the opposite approach. The Riverside 2025 Strategic Plan provides our city with a realistic work plan that reflects what must be done to achieve our goals as a city.”
Priorities identified in the strategic plan include developing arts, culture and recreation opportunities, improving community well-being, providing economic opportunity, and protecting the environment, according to the statement.