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City of Reno Vision, Mission, and Priorities

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Vision

We are a thriving urban center known for our world-class colleges, vibrant culture, diverse outdoor activities, and innovative industries. 

Mission

Creating a community that people are proud to call home.

Strategic Priorities and Goals

The City Council established six Tier 1 priorities and seven Tier 2 priorities.  

Tier 1 Priorities

  • Determine the sworn officers needed by assessing tasks performed and identifying a path for adding officers to the streets to manage continued growth and calls for service. 
  • Identify clear objectives to address homelessness and develop a cross-departmental approach.
  • Research and implement proven approaches to address affordable housing. 
  • Advocate for new, sustainable, and equitable sources of revenue for the City and ensure equitable allocation of resources at the state and local level. 
  • Maintain comprehensive fiscal sustainability with a long-range forecast that will enable the City to provide a viable level of services, manage debt, and maintain adequate reserves. 
  • Implement the Downtown Action Plan in collaboration with the Downtown Reno Partnership.

Tier 2 Priorities

  • Explore ways to partner with the private sector to fund and provide services to the homeless population.
  • Complete a new Public Safety Center and identify options for the existing Police property. 
  • Cultivate alliances with regional partners, both public and private, to address mutual challenges and create opportunities for effective and efficient service delivery.
  • Enhance procedures to comprehensively evaluate the environmental, infrastructure, and service impacts/benefits of developments. 
  • Implement the Master Plan to support revitalization of urban areas and well-designed neighborhoods. 
  • Identify dedicated and creative funding sources for parks and recreation to address aging facilities, maintain parks and trails, and expand recreational opportunities. 
  • Address flooding mitigation plan for the North Valley and Truckee Meadows areas, including evaluation of a stormwater utility. 

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