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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. 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 priorities -- Growth and Prosperity, Vibrant and Safe City, Valued Service Delivery and Fiscally Responsible -- were developed through a number of workshops, focus groups and online surveys.

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