2018-19 City Council Goals

The following policy priorities and strategic goals for Mesquite were identified and developed by the Mesquite City Council and passed by resolution on May 7, 2018. The goals have been ranked by priority. Top priority issues will receive funding preference over high priority issues.
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Public Safety

Top Priorities:


  • Train non-public safety employees to assist in crime prevention.
  • Develop a plan for expansion of community policing programs and sharing of information with residents in neighborhoods.
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Neighborhood Appearance & Condition

Top Priorities:

  • Prioritize code enforcement strategies and efforts.
  • Increase effectiveness of environmental code programs by reducing the timeframe for resolution of issues.
  • Expand the number of neighborhood/crime watch groups and train leaders to address areas beyond typical crime watch activities.
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Job Creation

Top Priorities:

  • Establish a business development program in partnership with other institutions to provide specialized technical and vocational training.
  • Identify strategies to encourage City employees to live in Mesquite.
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Downtown Redevelopment

Top Priority:

  • Identify and attract an anchor business to serve as a catalyst for increasing visits to downtown.
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Shopping Center Revitalization

Top Priorities:

  • Revitalize older shopping centers through aggressive intervention and code enforcement.
  • Inventory shopping center conditions and assess their future viability.
  • Develop a strategy to revitalize or repurpose nonviable shopping centers through incentives or code enforcement.
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IH-20 Corridor Development

Top Priority:

  • Create a unique identity for the IH-20 Corridor that will enhance the marketing efforts of the comprehensive plan.
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Small Business Retention 

High Priorities:

  • Provide ongoing communication with small businesses to better understand their needs.
  • Identify strategies to assist small businesses and develop programs that can serve as resources to small business owners.
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Sharing Our Story

High Priorities:

  • Create programs to educate residents about City services and foster involvement within the community.
  • Spotlight success stories for employees, citizens and neighborhood groups on social media and other communication platforms.
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Minority Citizen Involvement

High Priorities:

  • Engage minority groups and improve community relations.
  • Create greater minority participation through outreach within local churches and organizations, and at community events.
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Infrastructure Maintenance

High Priorities:

  • Evaluate existing maintenance practices to maximize the efficient and effective useful life of City assets.
  • Enhance the Capital Improvement Plan development process by assessing the condition of all City infrastructure.
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Retail Area Vitality

  • Create a long-term plan to ensure Mesquite's retail sector remains viable.