|Last week, I released my Strategic-Guidance.pdf (houstontx.gov).
It’s an honor to serve as Mayor of the greatest City in our nation. Over the last seven years we have faced many challenges from Hurricane Harvey to Winter Storm Uri to the COVID19 Pandemic. Through it all, Houston stands stronger than ever. We are better today than we were yesterday, and we’ll be better tomorrow than we are today. And that’s because we put in the work – shared sacrifice – to make Houston the resilient City it is today. Our work is never done and over the next twelve months we will continue that progress.This strategic guidance document will outline my priorities: Public Safety; Complete Communities; Service and Infrastructure; Sound Financial Management; and Resilient Houston. These five key priorities have shaped the development of the budget since my first proposed budget in Fiscal Year 2017 and will guide the development of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 Budget.
No single priority can accomplish the quality-of-life Houstonians expect and deserve to thrive in this great city. Whether it’s improving and upgrading parks in under-resourced communities to improving public safety and reducing the harms caused by violent crime, every priority is key to the success of our City..
To support the development of this document nearly 2,500 Houstonians were surveyed. Houstonians shared their feedback on the priorities that are the most impactful and most important to their communities. Public Safety and Service & Infrastructure are recognized as priorities that are impactful and important across the City of Houston. I invite you to explore this document and learn more about the five priorities, the objectives for each priority, and key initiatives and action plans set forth to accomplish our goals.