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Consultant Herb Marlowe addresses Volusia City Council (Photo be Sheldon Gardner).

FL - The Volusia County Council just set new goals. What are they?

It's been about five months since current Volusia County Council members started working together, and last week they set a new slate of goals for the county.

Five of the seven Council members launched their first terms in January. The goal-setting session highlighted priorities such as making it easier for people to do business with the county and beefing up recreation and entertainment offerings.

Herb Marlowe, who runs the strategic planning firm Analytica, facilitated the discussion. The county agreed to pay him $6,000 for the work.

So what did the Council talk about? Here are some highlights.


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The goals, verbatim

  • Create a more efficient regulatory framework.
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government operations, particularly public safety, and economic development.
  • Develop and implement a plan for expanded recreation and sports tourism activities fiscal stewardship.
  • Continue and enhance fiscal stewardship.
  • Foster and support a solution-oriented culture.
  • Function as a highly effective Council with demonstrated impact.

Getting more specific

Marlowe talked with Council members before the workshop about things they care about. From that, he created a list of goals and objectives.

While the Council didn't take action on the list, Marlowe shared those ideas in a workshop document. Here are some based on the document and the Council's discussion.

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