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City of Houston Plan: vision, goals now online

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A vision document containing vision, goals, and policy directives for the future was published today by the City of Houston at the PlanHouston website.
The document has been released for public comment in draft form, and then a final version will go before the City Planning Commission where proponents hope it will be forwarded to City Council and approved into law.

The draft vision statement is as follows:

Houston offers opportunity for all and celebrates its diversity of people, economy,
culture, and places. Houston promotes healthy and resilient communities through
smart civic investments, dynamic partnerships, education, and innovation. Houston is
the place where anyone can prosper and feel at home.

Houston: Opportunity. Diversity. Community. Home.

The vision is followed by 32 goals, available here.

A set of Policy Directives flows from the vision and goals, and is available on the home page as a set of general directives with links to extensive action items. The general set of Policy Directives is:

Spend money wisely
Grow responsibly
Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods
Connect people and places
Support a global economy
Sustain quality infrastructure
Champion learning
Foster an affordable city
Protect and conserve our resources
Communicate clearly and with transparency
Partner with others, public and private
Celebrate what’s uniquely Houston

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