Consistent with the Vision Statement, the City Council hereby establishes the following
four(4) strategic goals:
- To develop and support vibrant neighborhoods and a high quality of life across Independence
through regular communication and diverse public involvement, cooperative partnerships,
and the provision of targeted services designed to meet the specific needs of the
- To foster a viable local economy with an expanding employment and tax base through
focused efforts to support and redevelop existing business areas, and the aggressive
pursuit of economic development opportunities consistent with the comprehensive
- To ensure long-term financial stability for the City of Independence, through the
development and use of systems to project long-range financial trends based on local
operating decisions and economic conditions, sound fiscal policies and practices,
and budget decisions that balance community service needs with available resources.
- To meet existing and emerging transportation needs through the timely maintenance
of City infrastructure, the development and support of local and regional transportation
systems, and the promotion of public transportation.