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The policies resulting from this Section 3.5 are intended to help the Mayor, the Board, the City’s agencies and commissions, the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, and the courts, to develop and effect clear policies that will promote the City’s long-term prosperity. So intended, these policies and documents shall not legally bind the Mayor, the Board, or any board, commission, or department to any specific action or course of action beyond their complying with this Section’s requirements.
(a) Mission and Goals Statements.
(1) Each agency shall submit a budget containing documentation which provides the following information:
(A) The overall mission and goals of the agency;
(B) Strategic plans that provide direction towards achieving the agency’s mission and goals;
(C) Identification of policy outcome measures that reflect the mission and goals of the agency and which can be used to gauge progress towards attaining these goals;
(D) The specific programs and activities conducted by the agency to accomplish its mission and goals and the customers or clients served;
(E) The total cost of carrying out each program or activity; and
(F) The appointing officer shall certify the extent to which the agency achieved, exceeded, or failed to meet its missions, goals, productivity and service objectives, during the prior fiscal year.
(b) Development of Strategic Plan. Each agency shall develop and review a strategic plan which contains at least a three-year forward plan to reflect policy outcomes from the operations of the agency, consistent with the then-approved budget. An agency shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of this subsection (b) if it has cooperated with the preparation of the City’s most recent Five-Year Financial Plan under Charter Section 9.119 and specifically the preparation of the summary of the agency’s strategic goals, resources allocated in the Plan to meet those goals, and changes in service levels expected given investment levels proposed in the Plan.