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Council Retreat 2202010


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Council Retreat 2202010

  1. 1. Integrated Community Sustainability Planning and other confounding topics Duvall Council Retreat February 20, 2010 Elizabeth Walker
  2. 2. Future Duvall Survey <ul><li>Findings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor design – similar/duplicate questions; too long; open query allowing for comments (cannot easily categorize or quantify for statistical relevance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open offering – true representation of community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Planning – what was the plan for the results? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretation of responses – too subjective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have an obligation to report back to the participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we go from here with no resources or champion? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is some value in the responses! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Economic Development <ul><li>Economic Development Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclear direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No leadership – no dedicated staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>City’s role in Economic Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet we are motivated to increase commercial tax base </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commitment to an Economic Development Summit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What was the goal? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Challenges/Current Reality <ul><li>No Funds for new programs </li></ul><ul><li>No available City Resources </li></ul><ul><li>No Clear Direction </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Sustainability? <ul><li>Creating the kind of world we want for ourselves, our neighbors, and future generations </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs </li></ul><ul><li>A sustainable world is one in which we do not deplete, dump, degrade or demean </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Sustainability?
  7. 7. Why Duvall? <ul><li>Happening around us – Snoqualmie, Carnation, Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted by the County </li></ul><ul><li>A better way to planning – holistic </li></ul><ul><li>We have several opportunities right now to begin </li></ul><ul><li>My new skills and interest are available at a very reasonable cost </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is ICSP? <ul><li>I ntegrated C ommunity S ustainability P lanning </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Community owned, municipally led” (initiated) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A long-term plan (process), developed in consultation with community members that provided for the community to realize sustainability objectives it has for the environmental, cultural, social and economic dimensions of its identity. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is ICSP? <ul><li>A successful framework and process in which to take a community through a transformational change toward what sustainability is for that community </li></ul><ul><li>A journey and a destination </li></ul><ul><li>Other lessons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest in education and capacity building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build shared intention (vision) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed momentum with strategic actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Several tools to use on any scale </li></ul>
  10. 10. Project Scope Present to Council Form Council Sustainability Committee Project Awareness Invitation to Join CAG Project Initiation The Invitation Structuring the Process Create a Governance & Project Plan Recruit CAG members Visioning Draft Descriptions of Success Council Reviews D.O.S. Post D.O.S. Online and Collect Public Feedback Prepare Inventory Gap & Inventory Celebrate Current Successes Bridging the Gap Identify & Recommend New Initiatives Prepare Economic Development Strategy Continuing the Journey Prepare Business Case to Expand Planning to Other Focus Areas Promote New Economic Development Strategy
  11. 11. Project Initiation <ul><li>Council Approval of Process </li></ul><ul><li>Draft Council Sustainability Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm Governance Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize Project Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement Activities, Audience, Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confirm Timeline and Key Dates </li></ul>
  12. 12. Proposed Governance Plan City Sustainability Commitment Council Sustainability Committee plus Staff (Planning, Finance, Public Works) Decision Makers Community Leaders & Input Citizens Advisory Group Broad Public Involvement
  13. 13. Structuring the Process <ul><li>Sustainability Committee Tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey results – develop take-home messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate the first community event – ‘Summit’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop the Process, Governance, Communications Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit for Citizens Advisory Group of champions/leaders/change makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead the process and keep long-term City vision in mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget & Resources: $0; Three Council members and staff </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Invitation <ul><li>Community Event: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on the survey results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present what the City’s Sustainability Commitment and approach to long-term sustainability planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present next steps and how people can participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite people to join the CAG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mail Out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send out a notice to introduce project to community and invite people to participate and join the CAG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget & Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$$$ for event and mail out expenses – creative ideas!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community awareness of project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invitation to join CAG </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Visioning <ul><li>Visioning Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>CAG Drafts Descriptions of Success for ED </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Committee Reviews statements </li></ul><ul><li>Gather community input on statements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Future Duvall’ website (CAG managed) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Descriptions of Success for Economic Development </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sustainability Gap & Inventory <ul><li>Prepare inventory: Identify current initiatives and resources that address the ED description of success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff identifies what the City is doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAG identifies community resources (e.g. Chamber programs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SC and CAG perform a sustainability analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Successes: Post descriptions of success, inventory, and analysis on Future Duvall website </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Clarity and Awareness of current City initiatives and resources and effectiveness of ICSP process </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bridging the Gap <ul><li>Identify New Initiatives and Resources : </li></ul><ul><li>CAG conducts research and puts forward recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews with Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Practice Review on what other small cities have done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with staff and Council to review what could potentially work in Duvall </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Committee reviews recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes: A new Economic Development Strategy </li></ul>
  18. 18. Continuing the Journey <ul><li>Create a Business Case to continue ICSP process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand process and plan for other community systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Successes: Promote Economic Development Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Budget considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget package for 2011 Budget discussion (6/10) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Other Focus Areas <ul><li>Sustainability Committee and appropriate staff lead utilize the sustainability ‘filter’: </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Plan Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate successes now with: </li></ul><ul><li>Main Street Project </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul>
  20. 20. Objectives <ul><li>City Sustainability Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Form the Sustainability Committee in place of the ED Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Approve the Governance approach with the forming of the CAG </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the SC to begin work with staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICSP for ED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and communicate existing successes </li></ul></ul>