Vision, Mission, Values & Goals


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Proudly serving our community with excellence and distinction


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Mission-Vision 2023

2023-2024 Goals

Priority Goals

Pursue affordable and attainable housing by: 

  • Partnering with the Yampa Valley Housing Authority to annex the Brown Ranch project as quickly as possible to include a robust public outreach process 
  • Evaluating and adopting policies and legislation from other communities that have successfully resulted in built workforce housing 
  • Design, develop and construct city employee housing projects including More Ranch and SST seasonal housing 

Improve and increase transportation and mobility options for the residents and visitors of Steamboat Springs. 

  • Pursue a Regional Transit Authority in partnership with other local governments. Ensure alignment of goals with the Innovative Transportation Task Force 
  • Implement the recently adopted Transportation and Mobility Master Plan as financially feasible 
  • Investigate and pursue transportation related funding sources for future west Steamboat development 
  • Partner with Routt County to construct the multi-modal trail options to include Core Trail expansion 
  • Provide background information and evaluate options for paid parking 

Long-and Short-Term Water Planning 

  • Plan for a secure water future for The City of Steamboat Springs by reviewing and updating the city's water agreements, implementing effective water conservation policies, planning for expansion of the wastewater treatment plant, and planning for the Elk River Water Treatment plant design and construction. 
  • Evaluate stormwater utility to provide additional revenue diversification 
  • Continue to pursue federal and state funding opportunities for above projects 


Ongoing City Council Efforts (non-prioritized)

  • Short Term Rentals - monitor housing policies, enforcement rules, licensing procedures 
  • Continue with the city’s DEI efforts 
  • Schedule regular joint meetings with Routt County Commissioners (6 meetings). Initial topics include: o Core Trail extension 
    • Childcare and after school programs 
    • Community resiliency: mental health, food insecurity, substance use disorder (SUD) 
    • Water conservation 
  • Continue discussion on Fiscal Sustainability and consider: o Lift Tax 
    • Paid Parking 
    • Repurposing 2A Funds 
    • Stormwater utility 
    • Other taxes and fees 
  • Be proactive with environmental sustainability in all our actions, to include: o Climate Action Plan implementation 
    • Active participation in the Climate Action Collaborative, including finding a funding source, integrating into our decision-making, and adoption of relevant policies 
    • Community resiliency 
    • Solar Projects 
    • EV Readiness