Strategic Initiatives

For citywide long-range projects, the Strategic Initiatives Team supports City departments as they develop policy, and plan and conduct outreach. Its mission is to work in communities before and throughout times of rapid change by deeply engaging on policy development and amplifying community needs. We believe that threading equity and inclusion throughout the engagement process improves the outcomes of projects and builds lasting relationships with the public. 

The Strategic Initiatives Team:

  • Designs creative approaches to the development of outreach plans, programs and policies with the goal of preventing negative impacts to communities of color.
  • Partners with City departments as they conduct outreach for hard-to-reach populations.
  • Places people who will be most impacted by City activities at the center of outreach efforts.
  • Partners with communities that are historically underrepresented to ensure that community voices are accurately reflected in City policies and practices.