Traditionally in February every year, Lexington City Council holds a retreat and collectively sets goals for the community for the coming year. The City Council and City Manager implement these goals by using them as the framework for building an annual budget, giving directives to City departments, setting service levels and crafting policies.
In February 2012, City Council established the following as the Top 10 Goals for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
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- Planning, design and redevelopment of Depot District including restoration of passenger rail service in new multi-modal transportation station on City owned Plant 1 property
- Define new economic direction focusing on new business start ups and recruitment and supporting existing businesses in job creation/increasing tax base
- Maintain City’s financial integrity
- Focus efforts on improving the City’s appearance, keeping the City clean and attractive
- Support and create programs that will prepare students for good citizenship, successful future and jobs
- Diversify the brand of Lexington including marketing and image
- Support enhanced public transportation - bus and rail
- Pursue new recreational activities like senior park, biking trails, skate park, dog park
- Support increased homeownership and other affordable housing options
- Develop more “green” initiatives