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Council Priorities

Setting priorities is about determining what goals and objectives will be acted upon during Council’s term to support the community in achieving its long-term vision – Our Saint John. 

As part of its governance role, Common Council establishes strategic priorities that will guide decision-making and allow the City to demonstrate accountability for service results.

The priorities -- Growth and Prosperity, Vibrant and Safe City, Valued Service Delivery and Fiscally Responsible -- were developed through a number of workshops using input from the Ipsos Ried Citizens Survey, the PinIT sessions, a citizen and employee online survey,  and a number of focus groups and context setting sessions focusing on financial and service initiatives.

Each priority includes a statement that illustrates the goal that Council hopes to achieve for that priority by the end of their term in 2020. 

The specific priorities that have been established to help move towards achievement of these goals can be found here: 2016-2020 Council Priorities