City Council Goals and Objectives FY 2023-2024

2023-2024 Goals and Objectives P
2023-2024 Goals and Objectives


Lancaster is the Shining Star of Texas with opportunities to prosper, live, learn, work, and play.


The City of Lancaster partners with its community to deliver sustainable public services, preserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of life.

Financially Sound Government:

The City has a long-range financial plan and prudent fiscal policies and processes. Appropriate reserve levels and a competitive tax rate ensure that the City has funds available to address the needs of the community and responsibly manage its debt.

  1. Continue planning for a future bond election.

Quality Development:

The City encourages high quality, diverse housing, commercial and retail development and public facilities. Policies encourage sustainable building practices, conservation and the use of alternative energy sources.

  1. Implementation of development priorities including high-quality diverse housing, commercial and retail growth and small businesses.Consider Planning for a future City Hall
  2. Update Comprehensive Plan & review all overlay districts and specific use permit (SUP) requirements
  3. Finalize Quality Residential Pattern Book including Residential Development Incentives
  4. Breezeway (Downtown/Public Space) usage policy
  5. Economic Development business recruitment & job creation
  6. Boards/Commissions procedure to formalize practice
  7. I35/I20/Loop 9 Corridor regulation and Land Use Table Review, amend & implement
  8. Develop downtown improvement policy changes

Healthy, Safe & Engaged Community:

Lancaster is a place where we embrace public safety and proactive code enforcement in our neighborhoods to sustain vibrant residential and business communities. The community celebrates unity and participates in City-wide events, recreational and cultural activities. Residents have opportunities for involvement in civic life through boards and commissions, youth and parent volunteer opportunities in recreation, sports teams, City elections, and Civic Academies, Schools and City-wide celebrations.

  1. Strengthen relationships with LISD & pursue joint ISD board & City Council meeting.
  2. Explore creation of a public engagement committee
  3. Redesign the website for easier public access to information
  4. Upgrade code enforcement efforts & proactive code compliance sweeps
  5. Marketing videos to promote City Council priorities

Professional & Committed City Workforce:

Lancaster City Government is an employer of choice with competitive pay that attracts an engaged, responsive, customer-oriented, innovative, and effective workforce. Some employees live in the City and all have sense of ownership for the community. City employees feel needed and appreciated by elected officials, residents, and businesses. Employees are respectful and appreciative of their customers and the City's governing body. The City Council and City's executive staff are engaged with residents and attends community events, upholds strong customer service, and uses technology to aid them in working smarter.

  1.  Provide competitive salaries

Sound Infrastructure:

The City supports an adequate and well-maintained municipal infrastructure to meet both current demands and future expansion needs.

  1. ARPA reallocation to Water/Wastewater projects