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The City Council and staff of Bishop will take one day in June to discuss and establish the goals, vision and mission of the City as they move forward into the future. Bishop is one of many cities and agencies that find collaboration a necessity to staff development and economic advancement.

Page four of the staff report was drafted and submitted to Council by City Administrator James M. Southworth.

Southworth proposed developing the existing process:

  1. A focused approach for Council to develop both immediate and long term goals.
  2. Budget review that considers new Council goals that would highly involve staff in the process.

Southworth requested the Council address the questions below prior to the retreat for a productive discussion.

  • What do you hope Bishop will look like or be like in 5 or 10 years? What do you hope Bishop will be known as or for?
  • What is the purpose of the City?
  • What are the top two or three things you would like the City to accomplish between 2015 and 2017.
  • What three or four things would you like to see the City accomplish in the next 12 to 18 months?

The City Council and staff will also review the budget, with consideration of the budget shortfall and tough economy on the one day retreat. 

The long term strategic goals of the City are stated as long term initiatives that support the mission and vision.

The mission statement of the City of Bishop’s clearly states the importance of knowing why we are here.
Values of knowing why defines success while aligning resources, and motivating.

E-mail your collaborative ideas for local government officials to the address below.

Louis Dettorre can be reached at ldettorre@publicceo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it