City Council Goals

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We Value Communication and Engagement with the Public

  • Adopt an attractive, single civic app by the end of 2021
  • Use the best communication engagement techniques and modern technologies to engage the community by reaching people in geographic areas using multiple channels.

We Value Diverse Housing Options for the Community

  • Increase the stock of diverse housing types for a variety of income levels through zoning, including adjusting minimum lot area, multiple dwelling units on a lot, and accessory dwelling units

We Value a Fun, Vibrant Community That Attracts and Retains People

  • Begin construction on a downtown community space by 2021
  • Obtain referendum approval to construct an indoor aquatic facility by summer 2021
  • Create a Beautification Master Plan for community entryways and thoroughfares by the end of 2021

We Value a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community

  • Develop a shared understanding of diversity, equity, and bias as they relate to Council decisions and the policy-making process.
  • Through local ordinances, expand protections for Ames citizens beyond the Code of Iowa floor protections by 2021
  • Identify, by the end of 2020, the ways the City can assist the Ames Community School District in its efforts to close the achievement gap

We Value Environmental Sustainability

  • Initiate and complete a Climate Action Plan by the end of 2021


Approved February 25, 2020; to be accomplished by December 31, 2021

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