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  • 1. Concerns and Issues Governance SWOT Analysis 2011
  • 2.  City Council Development Oriented Wide Experience Background Can Make Major Time Commitments Mayor Has A Major Influence Over City Council Mayor Controls Media via Strong PR Staff Highly Competent City Manager Seen As A Resource And Strong Support To Small Business Gresham SWOT Analysis for CRC Review 11/18/2011 2
  • 3.  High Influence by “Special Elite Interest” to the Exclusion of Normal “Main Street” Interests. Not Problem Solving Oriented Lacks Creative Thinking Limiting Short and Long Range Options Limited “Outreach” by Elected Officials to Neighborhood Community Interests Other than recent Portland Port Authority Partnership Lacks Effective Engagement in Region Gresham SWOT Analysis for CRC Review 11/18/2011 3
  • 4.  Gresham Community Should Stand On Shoulders of the Metropolitan Region and Eastside Sub Region as Leader. Update Long Range Planning and Vision grounded in Citizen Engagement and Influence Champion Open and Transparent Government Work to Win the Jobs War by Recruitment of Family Wage Jobs because as Jobs Go, so does the Fate of our City Cultivate and support entrepreneurs Outreach to citizen community which includes diverse populations in all Neighborhoods Gresham SWOT Analysis for CRC Review 11/18/2011 4
  • 5.  Increased Unemployment and Poverty Decreasing Property Values Elected Leaders Continue to Operate Outside of City and Charter and Council Rules Further Reduction of Cooperation with Adjoining Municipal Jurisdictions and County Agencies Will Undermine Significant Development Increasing Eyesore of Emptying Storefront and Business Establishments Gresham SWOT Analysis for CRC Review 11/18/2011 5