Envision Shakopee will be guided by the following principles
A plan that reflects our shared concerns and aspirations, guide decision making, and anticipates future growth and redevelopment needs.
A plan centered on the people that live, work, play and learn in Shakopee. A plan that addresses our responsibility to future generations—focused on a Shakopee that is healthy, safe, livable, prosperous and sustainable for all.
A plan organized around a vision that originated from—and is embraced by—the community. A plan driven by a set of community values/guiding principles.
The plan will incorporate disparate viewpoints and specific needs with the intent of hearing and acknowledging all voices, especially those that typically may be underrepresented in the planning process.
The plan will be consistent in tone, easy-to-read, easy-to-use, and customer service-oriented, with a strong emphasis on visual interest and the use of photographs, charts, tables and infographs.
The plan will be focused on implementation with specific, measurable outcomes. It will be proactive and visionary plan.
The plan will be thoughtful and pragmatic and yet challenge conventional wisdom when needed to achieve an outcome.
The plan will acknowledge and address the interconnectedness of planning elements, the complexities of modern society and the need to address issues in an integrated and cohesive manner.
The plan will be an evidence-based strategic framework by which to systematically achieve long-range planning goals and to do so efficiently and effectively.
The planning process and its related impacts will be consistently communicated, ensuring all stakeholders have clear, accessible information that continues through plan adoption and beyond.
The plan will be viewed as an agreement between the city, stakeholders and the larger community, in which the city will do its best to achieve the vision laid out in the plan.
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