Business Plan

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Vision 

Renton: The center of opportunity in the Puget Sound Region where families and businesses thrive.

Mission

The City of Renton, in partnership and communication with residents, businesses, and schools, is dedicated to:

  • Provide a safe, healthy, vibrant community

  • Promote economic vitality and strategically position Renton for the future

  • Support planned growth and influence decisions to foster environmental sustainability

  • Build an inclusive informed city with equitable outcomes for all in support of social, economical, and racial justice

  • Meet service demands and provide high quality customer service 

Goals

Provide a safe, healthy, vibrant community

  • Promote safety, health, and security through effective communication and service delivery

  • Facilitate successful neighborhoods through community involvement

  • Encourage and partner in the development of quality housing choices for people of all ages and income levels

  • Promote a walkable, pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city with complete streets, trails, and connections between neighborhoods and community focal points

  • Provide opportunities for communities to be better prepared for emergencies

Promote economic vitality and strategically position Renton for the future

  • Promote Renton as the progressive, opportunity-rich city in the Puget Sound region

  • Capitalize on opportunities through bold and creative economic development strategies

  • Recruit and retain businesses to ensure a dynamic, diversified employment base

  • Nurture entrepreneurship and foster successful partnerships with businesses and community leaders

  • Leverage public/private resources to focus development on economic centers

Support planned growth and influence decisions to foster environmental sustainability

  • Foster development of vibrant, sustainable, attractive, mixed-use neighborhoods in urban centers

  • Uphold a high standard of design and property maintenance

  • Advocate Renton’s interests through state and federal lobbying efforts, regional partnerships and other organizations

  • Pursue transportation and other regional improvements and services that improve quality of life

  • Assume a crucial role in improving our community’s health and environmental resiliency for future generations

  • Pursue initiatives to increase mobility, promote clean energy in our existing buildings and in new development, preserve and expand open spaces and tree coverage, and other efforts to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions

Building an inclusive informed city with equitable outcomes for all in support of social, economic, and racial justice

  • Achieve equitable outcomes by eliminating racial, economic and social barriers in internal practices, city programs, services, and policies such as hiring and contracting

  • Improve access to city services, programs and employment, provide opportunities and eradicate disparities for residents, workers and businesses

  • Promote understanding and appreciation of our diversity through celebrations, educational forums and festivals

  • Seek out opportunities for ongoing two-way dialogue with ALL communities, engage those historically marginalized, and ensure that we lift every voice, listen and take action on what we learn

  • Build capacity within the city to implement inclusion and equity by providing the knowledge, skills, awareness, and tools to integrate anti-racism approaches into daily work

Meet service demands and provide high quality customer service

  • Plan, develop, and maintain quality services, infrastructure, and amenities

  • Prioritize services at levels that can be sustained by revenue

  • Retain a skilled workforce by making Renton the municipal employer of choice

  • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships and investment strategies that improve services

  • Respond to growing service demands through partnerships, innovation, and outcome management

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