The 5 year plan for the City of Mosier had to balance the town’s desire for growth with its desire to protect it from growth. To grow from tiny to small. Fettered growth.
We used the strategy document to help define this line which was built on a number of public meetings over time. At one point we were writing some of the values as a group during the public comments period of our City Council meeting.
Since we also wanted to use this as a living tool, we purposely used language that avoided jargon and backed up our vision with clear goals and projects.