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Goals:

  • Goal 1: Create and sustain a city of diverse neighborhoods where residents feel good about where they live.
  • Goal 2: Provide an efficient transportation system with safe streets and alternative modes of transportation.
  • Goal 3: Provide effective stewardship of Albany’s significant natural, cultural, and historic resources.
  • Goal 4: Provide diverse recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities that enrich the lives of our citizens.

Great Neighborhoods Objectives:

Goal 1: Create and sustain a city of diverse neighborhoods where residents feel good about where they live.

Objective GN-1: Enforce City ordinances when properties are neglected or abandoned to prevent erosion of property values and quality of life. [City Manager’s Office and Albany Police Department]

Actions: Reduce unresolved cases.

Objective GN-1a: Maintain the value and attraction of Albany’s historic assets and seek federal funds and other sources. [Community Development]

Actions: Apply for State Historic Preservation Office grants. Make rehabilitation loans and track completions.

Objective GN-2: Create a Community Development/Land Use Issues list identifying code issues that are identified as not optimum. This list will be evaluated annually to identify priority issues that might be addressed with code revisions. [Community Development]

Actions: Provide reviews and updates to the Albany Development Code (ADC).

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED
FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
GN-1
Maintain a close to open ratio of 75% or higher on submitted cases per fiscal year.
≥75%
55%
71%
75%
75%
75%
75%
75%
GN-1a
Continue to seek grant funding from State Historic Preservation Office.
1
1
0
1
 
1
 
1
GN-2
Develop CD/Land Use Issues list.
Complete annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually

Goal 2: Provide an efficient transportation system with safe streets and alternative modes of transportation.

Objective GN-3: Ensure public buildings, sidewalks, and public transportation are accessible to all. [Community Development, Public Works]

Actions: Develop a plan and prioritization system for making accessibility improvements when funding is identified and available (ADA Transition Plan).

Objective GN-4: Utilize available street funding to maintain collector and arterial streets (85 total lane miles) in satisfactory or better condition and address local street needs as funding allows. Additionally, seek other sources of funding for the street system. [Public Works]

 

Actions: Measure and monitor street condition in order to identify and prioritize street condition improvement projects. Implement repair and preventative street maintenance projects to preserve and restore City streets with the annual Street Maintenance budget. Plan for street rehabilitation and reconstruction capital projects with the annual five-year Capital Improvement Program and implement capital projects with the annual Street Capital budget.

Objective GN-5: Work as a cooperative partner of the Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) for the funding of street and transit improvements. [Public Works]

Actions: Work within the AAMPO structure to plan for use of available Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding for the preservation and improvement of City streets. Work with the AAMPO to stabilize funding and maximize the effective use of transit funding for the City and the region.

Objective GN-6: By the end of 2017, increase the number of transit system riders by ten percent over the FY2012-2013 ridership. [Public Works]

Actions: Measure and monitor the number of rides provided. Identify opportunities to modify and maximize routes, increase operating revenue, and improve transit level of service. Identify and implement route improvements to serve more citizens, as funding allows.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
GN-3
Accessibility Transition Plan completed.
Complete by FY 2017
 
 
Dec 2017
 
 
 
 
GN-4
Percentage of collector and arterial streets in satisfactory or better condition:
≥80%
89%
94%
93%
92%
91%
90%
89%
GN-5
Complete Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
Complete by FY 2017
 
 
Nov 2017
 
 
 
 
GN-6
Increase transit system ridership to:
Albany Transit System
Linn-Benton Loop
Paratransit
 
≥96,000
≥145,000
≥21,000
 
86,200
124,800
18,400
 
79,369
111,595
18,346
 
87,000
121,000
21,000
 
87,500
121,500
22,300
 
88,000
122,000
22,500
 
88,500
122,500
23,000
 
89,000
123,000
23,500

Goal 3: Provide effective stewardship of Albany’s significant natural, cultural, and historic resources.

Objective GN-7: Continue to partner and coordinate with community groups, such as the Calapooia Watershed Council, on watershed improvement programs and projects to meet statewide planning goals (Goal 5). [Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Public Works]

Actions: Identify City-owned open spaces, riparian corridors, and natural resources and coordinate and help fund restoration and education/outreach projects.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
GN-7
Coordinate and partner on restoration and education/outreach projects.
Complete annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually
Annually

Goal 4: Provide diverse recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities that enrich the lives of our citizens.

Objective GN-8: Maintain total City-managed park land inventory at an annual average of 17.0 acres or greater per 1,000 residents. [Parks & Recreation]

Actions: Acquire by purchase, lease, or other means enough park land to achieve and keep pace with Albany’s growth and to meet the City’s adopted total park acreage standards.

*Objective GN-9: Sustain total developed parks and recreation lands at 11.0 acres or greater per 1,000 residents. [Parks & Recreation]

Actions: Maintain enough developed park land to keep pace with Albany’s growth and to meet the City’s adopted developed park acreage standards.

Objective GN-10: By the end of 2019, increase library visits by ten percent. [Library]

Actions: Add five new programs across all service areas. Increase the percentage of operating dollars spent on collections to Oregon state median (ten percent).

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
GN-8
Average total acres of park land per 1,000 residents.
≥17.0
17.3
17.3
17.1
17.1
16.8
16.6
16.6
GN-9
Average acres of developed parks and recreation land per 1,000 residents.
≥11.0
10.9
10.9
10.8
10.8
10.6
10.4
10.4
GN-10
Annual number of library visits.
≥371,000
346,695
331,000
340,000
345,000
345,000
348,000
350,000
GN-10
Number of discrete Library programs across all service areas.
≥19
20
21
22
23
23
25
25
GN-10
Percentage of Library operating expenditures spent on collections.
10%
6.9%
7.4%
8%
9%
10%
10%
12%
*Includes gift of 94 acres to City in Oak Creek Greenbelt.