In December 2016, the City Council and Mayor Bynum conducted a strategic planning retreat focused on identifying outcomes the city would like track over the coming years. Many outcomes are focused on the experience a resident, business owner or visitor of the City of Tulsa would experience. For example, one of the key outcomes is increasing Tulsa's population. This approach is unique in that it focuses on outcomes over outputs. By taking this approach, it gives city leaders the ability to work with external partners to realize goals. Below are the eight key goals for 2017.
More goals will be posted as data is finalized. Benchmark figures reflect a national average or an average of cities of similar size. Many of the measures listed have detailed data in a dashboard that can be accessed by clicking the links below. A PDF version of the full Strategic Planning Framework and Outcomes can be downloaded here.
Goal: Improve Tulsans' overall health, with a focus on reducing health disparities.
Percentage of Tulsa residents who are overweight or obese
Percentage of babies born with low birthweight
Goal: Support financial stability for Tulsa's residents.
Percentage of income spent on housing and transportation
Goal: Address mental health issues for Tulsa's residents.
Suicide rate per 100,000 population
Number of homeless per 100,000 population
Goal: Increase the graduation rate in Tulsa's high schools.
High school graduation rate
Goal: Increase the rate of adults with bachelor's degrees.
Rate of adults with a bachelor's degree
Goal: Add new jobs to the local economy.
New jobs added to the local economy
Goal: Provide access to jobs through public transportation.
Percentage of population with 30 minute transit access
Goal: Grow Tulsa's workforce.
Labor force participation rate
Goal: Grow Tulsa's population.
The City Experience
Goal: Increase tourism.
Annual occupancy tax
Goal: Decrease traffic fatalities and violent crime.
Goal: Create and facilitate quality entertainment options.
Number of special events permitted by the City
Goal: Provide a quality transportation network of streets and sidewalks.
Percentage of respondents satisfied with the maintenance of streets
Pavement condition index on arterial streets
Inside City Hall
Goal: Foster a culture that promotes positive morale for employees.
Percentage of employees reporting good morale
Goal: Ensure employees have up-to-date training to do their jobs excellently.
Percentage of employees who say they have adequate training