Strategic Focus Areas
The City of Tampa Strategic Planning Process will
become a cornerstone for the City's delivery of services and
operations. Before we can allocate our available resources, we must
first understand the needs of our community and develop a vision for our
future. By looking ahead and determining our needs, we will
establish a vision for what level of service we will provide, along with
an understanding of what resources will be necessary to provide them.
Tampa will be recognized as a diverse, progressive city; celebrated as
the most desirable place to live, learn, work, and play.
The City of Tampa’s mission is to deliver outstanding services to
enhance the quality of life within our community.
The vision, mission and goals of the City of Tampa will be guided by
the following core values.
- Demonstrating honesty and sincerity in all of our dealings.
- Upholding only the highest ethical principles.
- Making decisions that reflect the highest standards of proper
stewardship and accountability of resources.
- Being accountable for our actions.
- Delivering every product and service of city government in an
- Developing a quality workforce.
- Showing pride in our efforts and the community, in which we
live and work.
- Working in full cooperation and mutual support that inspires
trust and respect to achieve a common goal.
- Creating a spirit of service.
- Showing consideration or regard for an individual or
- Judging all people on their merits.
- Being tolerant and appreciative.
- Accepting individual differences.
The City of Tampa will concentrate efforts into
the following six strategic focus areas to transform the City of Tampa
into a diverse and progressive city - celebrated as the most desirable
place to live, learn, work and play.
Invest in Tampa's Neighborhoods
Advance the quality of life in Tampa’s neighborhoods by
delivering outstanding services.
Economic Development in Our Most Challenged Areas
Transform East Tampa into a community of vibrant
residential, business, recreational, social and cultural
life through the implementation of a strategic economic
development model, focused on neighborhood assets that can
be replicated in other challenged areas within the City of
Downtown as a Residential Community
By 2010, our Downtown will have multiple, distinct,
mixed-income neighborhoods recognized as a safe, pedestrian
oriented urban community servicing individuals and families.
Efficient City Government Focused on Customer Service
The City of Tampa will become a model of government
efficiency and effectiveness, delivering the highest quality
of services at the best possible value, while providing
outstanding customer service in all areas of operations.
City of the Arts
Tampa will be a place that celebrates the works of artists,
writers, performers, film makers and all forms of fine and
commercial arts professionals, providing opportunities for
residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy and be enriched
by a wide array of creative pursuits while encouraging the
growth of creative businesses.
Making Regional Mass Transit a Reality
The City of Tampa will work on a regional basis
to create a mass transit system consisting of both rail and
enhanced bus service to serve future generations.