Mayor candidates asked, ‘What about the rest of Florence?

By Florence Blade Tribune Reminder

Q. What is your view of the town’s current five-year Strategic Plan? Also, what is the most important part of Florence?

Kyle Larsen: The strategic plan could be a great roadmap for improvement if you use it. Community Vitality gets “D” grade at best. Very few of the objectives have been met. Economic Prosperity is a failure. Leadership and Governance has missed horribly on several of the objectives including communication and transparency. The Partnerships and Relationships has completely failed with Pinal County leaders. Transportation and Infrastructure has done the best job of hitting many of their objectives. I just disagree with a couple of the objectives.

Tara Walter: In May of 2017, we adopted the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. This in-depth process involved surveys of citizens, including high school students, stakeholder interviews, a citizen’s advisory group, council strategic planning retreat, and multiple public meetings. In reflecting upon our priorities of: Economic Prosperity; Community Vitality; Transportation and Infrastructure; Leadership and Governance; and Partnerships and Relationships, I believe we have accomplished a lot and that it is all considered important.


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