City Vision, Mission, Values & Goals
The Strategic and Racial Equity Action Plan identifies a set of priorities which the City will address in the next four years. The plan aligns the work from City leadership to departments and defines goals at all planning levels which can be objectively measured and help inform resource decisions.The plan sets a direction for the future of the City. It provides a common focus and gives direction to City leaders in the development of operational plans and activities.
Minneapolis is doing this to ensure implementation of racial equity goals into City initiatives. Our ultimate purpose is to improve outcomes for all residents through the deployment of racial equity standards in the way we work and the way we deliver services. We expect to achieve successful outcomes through effective development, execution and measurement the strategic and racial equity action plan. By focusing a small group of priorities, we aim to be more successful in our efforts to embed racial equity principles and strategies into goals, operations, programs, services and policies.
Building on previous goals and priorities, the Mayor and Council adopted the vision and values on April 6, 2019.
Learn more about the Strategic and Racial Equity Action Plan goals (2019-00140) and City's Vision and Values (2019-00187).
Minneapolis is an intentionally compassionate city where each of us can reach our full potential while caring for one another, eliminating racial disparities, improving our environment and promoting social well-being. We lead in innovative and creative ways, focused not only on our present needs, but also the success of future generations.
Our City government takes strategic action to address climate change, dismantle institutional injustice and close disparities in health, housing, public safety and economic opportunities. In partnership with residents, City leaders help to ensure all communities thrive in a safe and healthy city.
- Equity: City government works side-by-side with community members to engage all voices, creatively problem solve, and build trust, particularly with those who have been most impacted by inequities. This helps to ensure that opportunities are accessible to everyone.
- Safety: People have a strong sense of security and can live peacefully in safe neighborhoods, knowing that City government is accountable for responsive and proactive public safety services.
- Excellence: To achieve the best outcomes and the highest quality service, we are forward-thinking and exhibit competence, professionalism, and integrity, and strive for personal growth.
- Welcoming: All individuals are welcome, regardless of race, ethnicity or place of origin, gender identity or religious affiliation. This enhances Minneapolis’ cultural fabric, economic growth, global competitiveness and overall prosperity for current and future generations.
- Stewardship: We serve as trusted stewards of financial, environmental, social, and physical resources, recognizing that resources are for the common good today and tomorrow. We seek solutions that reflect our long-term commitment to end suffering in our city.
- Transparency: People can trust City government and hold them accountable for making and communicating decisions grounded in accurate information and integrity. We build credibility by accepting feedback, owning our actions, and providing reliable follow-through.
- Public Safety: The City prioritizes collaborative and community-inclusive strategies to ensure safety for all members of our community.
- Housing: The City prioritizes equitable access to safe, stable, accessible, and affordable housing to eliminate racial disparities in housing.
- Economic Development: The City prioritizes economic inclusion so that all workers and families are supported and People of Color, Indigenous and Immigrant (POCII)-owned businesses in all sectors can thrive.
- Public Services: The City prioritizes reliable and equitable access to high-quality public services.
- Environmental Justice: The City prioritizes sustainable practices and renewable resources to equitably address climate change while restoring and protecting our soil, water and air.
- Built Environment & Transportation: The City prioritizes high quality neighborhoods, streets, infrastructure and equitable access to multimodal transportation in all parts of the City through thoughtful planning and design.
- Public Health: The City prioritizes positive youth development so that all children can grow healthy and safe.
- Arts and Culture: The City prioritizes arts and culture as an important part of inclusive economic development and placemaking in our communities.
- Spend diversity: Increase the percent count of, and spend with, racially and ethnically diverse for-profit suppliers across all departments.
- Racially disaggregated data: Improve the use of racially disaggregated data for decision-making in the legislative process.
- Community Engagement: Improve the capacity of appointed boards and commissions (ABCs) to advance the City's racial equity work.
- Workforce: Increase the hiring and retention of People of Color and Indigenous People in the City’s workforce.
- Housing: The City will operationalize a strategy to reduce evictions among communities of color so that disparities are eliminated between People of Color, Indigenous, Immigrant communities and white people.
- Economic Inclusion: The City will operationalize a strategy to increase the number of businesses owned by people of color so that the disparity between People of Color, Indigenous, Immigrant communities and white people is eliminated.
- Public Safety: Increase the number of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ages 10 to 24 years living in higher violence areas of Minneapolis who participate in high quality youth development programs.
Last updated Aug 23, 2019