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What are the City's Key Outcome Areas?

The City's Strategic Plan and Budget are aligned across seven Key Outcome Areas, and funding supports programs and services that drive improvement in each outcome. Each Outcome Area includes specific objectives that define different focus areas. While each Outcome Area has unique characteristics, programs and services regularly impact more than one outcome. 

Below are descriptions of each Outcome Area and examples of the programs and services that are funded within each of them. 

  • Neighborhood Livability & Social Health: Fort Collins provides a high-quality built environment, supports quality, diverse neighborhoods and fosters the social health of residents.
    •  (Includes affordable housing, social health, homelessness services, equity and inclusion, income-qualified rebates, graffiti abatement, neighborhood services, mediation, historic preservation, urban forestry, etc.)
  • Culture & Recreation:Fort Collins provides diverse cultural and recreational amenities.
    •  (Includes City recreation, cultural and arts centers, parks, pools, golf courses, FCMoD, Gardens on Spring Creek, Lincoln Center, adaptive recreation and reduced fee scholarship, Art in Public Places program, etc.)
  • Economic Health:Fort Collins has a healthy, sustainable economy reflecting community values. 
    • (Includes Light & Power electric utility servicesupdates and maintenance; Connexion broadband services; Economic Health Office; Visit Fort Collins convention and visitor services; business & workforce support; Business clusters & innovation support; Downtown landscaping and maintenance; etc.) 
  • Environmental Health:Fort Collins promotes, protects and enhances a healthy and sustainable environment. 
    • (Includes natural areas program, operations and management; Nature in the City program; renewable energy; Environmental Services; climate action planning; air quality; water utility services; water treatment, monitoring and quality; water reclamation; Stormwater utility services; Wastewater utility services; waste reduction, recycling and the Timberline Recycling Center; land conservation; etc.)
  •  Safe Community: Fort Collins provides a safe place to live, work, learn and play. 
    • (Includes police administration, patrol, criminal investigations; West Nile virus mitigation; Natural Areas Rangers; Municipal Court; police vehiclesequipment and facilities; Poudre Fire Authority fire services; Office of Emergency Preparedness and Security; stormwater services; infrastructure and stream rehabilitation; cybersecurity; etc.)
  • Transportation & Mobility:Fort Collins provides safe and reliable multi-modal travel to, from, and throughout the City. 
    • (Includes snow removal; street sweeping; Safe Routes to School & crossing guard program; traffic engineering; FC Moves mobility management; transit fixed-route, 365 and Game Day service; Dial-a-Ride; capital projects; bridges; street maintenance; traffic signals; traffic operations equipment; parking services; parking structures) 
  • High Performing Government:Fort Collins exemplifies an efficient, innovative, transparent, effective and collaborative city government 
    • (Includes Utilities customer service; City Council; Boards & Commissions; City Manager’s Office; Safety, Security & Risk Management; City Clerk’s Office; City Attorney's Office; communications and public engagement; finance and procurement; human resources; building and fleet services; information technology; etc.)

How much of the budget goes into each Outcome Area?

“Other Funds” are restricted and must be used in designated areas for specific purposes.

The majority of Other Funds in Economic Health are for power purchase to provide electricity to electric customers. 


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