Plans & Strategy
The Mayor, Clerk Treasurer, and staff develop annual goals each year that coincide with the operating budget and strategies. The process begins with identifying the budget objectives, which help the City with its overall strategic planning.
From the budget objectives, City staff members develop a list of actions to reach each objective and the overall yearly goal. Departments are tasked with the responsibility of reporting progress on each action so that communication and collaboration remain at the forefront of the City's government. The reports are sent to the City Council to keep Council Members and the public updated.
The City of New Haven has four ongoing goals for the year:
Maintain physical assets and infrastructure.
Maintain a level of service and communication that best meet the community's needs.
Plan for a connected and sustainable development that progresses the New Haven while still serving the community.
We believe in creating a City for all residents and visitors in which New Haven is the NHExT place to work, live, and play.
The City of New Haven has three values that guide our decision-making:
We maintain the City's overall investments that focus on the best long-term value for residents.
- Decisions always consider the impact to our City's future generations and balances the service, cost, and effect these decisions may have.
- Operations, projects, and services are managed in an efficient manner.
- We use data to actively maintain and protect assets.
- We integrate project scope and decision-making processes with related city services, and partner with other communities to deliver the best value projects that stands the test of time.
We provide equitable opportunities for people to participate in their City government and access City institution, facilities, and services.
- Residents have equitable access to City services and programs.
- City ordinances, policies, and procedures are equitably enforced.
- City decisions consider and strive to ensure underrepresented groups' voices are heard.
- City government representatives, volunteers, and staff reflect the diversity of the people it serves.
- Residents have multiple options to have their voices heard, and barriers to to participation are minimized.
- The City will continue to learn and adapt to the multiple needs of all in the community, while consistently applying a lens of equity and accessibility in all decisions and interactions.
We ensure that our policies, decisions, and plans have a positive impact on people and future generations.
- City infrastructure, facilities, and equipment systems are designed and maintained to reduce the impact to the City's budget and future investments.
- Sustainable design is visibly and materially included in development and redevelopment strategies so that future generations can enjoy and benefit from the infrastructure for years to come.
- We try our hardest to ensure the impact of future climate and extreme weather on infrastructure systems will not decrease the resilience and functionality.
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New Haven, IN 46774