Bridgeport City Council and employees met Thursday evening at the Bridgeport Conference Center for its annual strategic planning meeting.
No action was taken in the meeting, but council and city employees were able to talk about its comprehensive plan for the city, and what goals it would like to set for the future. They looked at past goals to determine if they had been reached. Tonight’s focus was on goals for police, fire, and parks and recreation to name just a few and expectations that the community has for those services.
“The comprehensive plan solicits a lot of information from the community members, and so it reflects input from the community as well as the city council, as well as city staff,” said Kim Haws, Bridgeport City Manager.
When the plan is done the professionals are hired to bring that plan together providing the city with information, giving them a blueprint that they can expand all of their operations towards.
“Now this year we’re going to take a look at our five year comprehensive plan. The city does one every five years, the last one was done in 2013. We have a draft of the new one we are going to go over from 2018 that will carry us forward for I believe 10 years,” said Andy Lang, Mayor of the City of Bridgeport.
The city of Bridgeport says it has some projects in the works hoping to expand some development in the new year. They also say that the new indoor recreational facility should break ground in the spring.