FY2016-17 Budget Final

CITY COUNCIL BUSINESS PLAN FY2017 Goals and Objectives

CITY COUNCIL VISION STATEMENT DeSoto is an All-America City, rich in history, where people come to live, work and play in a prosperous, attractive, culturally-inclusive community that is a destination for arts, family entertainment and sports.

GOAL 1)

ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN DESOTO

A. Collaborate with Best Southwest Cities, with the primary focus on DeSoto, for public transportation services, such as a trolley or shuttle. 1. Explore and implement a pilot transportation program, targeting the senior citizen and disabled population. a. Seek private partnerships within the region. 1. Care Flight paid transportation service 2. Fee-based shuttle service 3. Red Cross fee-based service b. Host a summit with faith-based partnerships within the region. 1. DeSoto Police and Clergy (DPAC) CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4) 2. Host a Town Hall Meeting to update the public about ongoing Best 3. Explore the feasibility of implementing elements of the Transportation Study. CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4) 4. Explore funding and/or grant opportunities for a transportation program in DeSoto. a. Contact Federal officials and/or NCTCOG regarding possible funding assistance. CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4) b. Contact legislators to inquire about grant opportunities. CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4) Southwest transportation efforts. CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4)

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