2014-2015 City Council Goals
Engage leaders of business, government and education systems to better understand business needs, challenges and opportunities to optimize Dublin’s business climate. Collaborate with public schools, vocational schools, higher education, and private learning centers to provide local and prospective business and industry clusters with a relevant and ready workforce. Partner with local education and business leaders to develop programs to meet the needs of industry, with the objective of growing existing businesses as well as attracting new businesses to the City. Continue to focus on and pursue international opportunities that support the attraction, growth and development of businesses.
Identify, nurture and build upon the qualities of Dublin that attract, retain, create a sense of pride and bond residents and businesses to the community.
Develop a 21st century learning environment, combining library and educational facilities, which will provide opportunities for lifelong learning, educational synergies and support the City’s economic development, while advancing the community’s quality of life. The City will initiate a site selection process for the facility/facilities and establish a plan for acquisition.
Embrace the vision of true mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods in the Bridge Street District by working with our public and private partners to create a sustainable, safe, vibrant and dynamic mix of land uses, creative open spaces, residential options and signature architecture that attract a diverse population of residents and visitors. Begin implementation of the vision by cooperating in the development of charter projects, establishing gateways at major District entries, and evaluating the creation of entertainment districts.
Develop brand recognition locally, nationally and internationally through key stakeholders land strategic market initiatives. Tell and validate the Dublin experience through engagement of third parties who champion the brand for the advancement of Dublin. Identify and engage local senior executives in an effort to utilize their influence to promote Dublin as the ideal environment in which to live, work and create.
Create a gathering place where the Dublin community can celebrate creativity in both personal and shared experiences of the arts. Review and consider community models for creating a cultural arts center in Dublin, envisioning a multi-disciplinary complex, an educational resources, a space for popular and innovative performing arts, and an exhibit space for visual artists.
Explore and implement initiatives that result in a larger, more diverse number of residents being engaged in and knowledgeable about the community and our local government. This would include the development of a communications plan that clearly explains revenue sources related to all services provided to City residents and the development of new methods of engaging residents, including town hall meetings and interactive technologies.
Develop strategies to ensure the City’s corporate office space remains competitive. These strategies will ensure that development and redevelopment processes are agile to quickly adapt to changes in the marketplace. Immediate emphasis should be placed on the recommendations included in the recently completed building viability and competitiveness study.
Create a strategic plan that examines the current and potential future needs of residents that would provide an environment for them to remain in Dublin as they age and to remain active and engaged community members. Areas that may be considered include recreational programming, health/wellness, housing, transportation and infrastructure needs.
In partnership with Jerome Township, Mill Creek Township, Union County and the City of Marysville, develop a shared vision and master plan for the US 33 Corridor that ensures well-planned future development of this important corridor.