Council Goals

Each year, the City Council holds a goal setting session to identify and discuss issues that will allow them to be a more effective policy setting body, and to set priorities for the upcoming years. For more information on the City of Gilroy's strategic plan and service delivery strategies from the latest council goal setting sessions, please see the links at the bottom and right of this page.

Annual Goals
The City Council meets annually for its goal setting session. After a facilitated discussion, the council formulates its strategic plan for the next 15 years, including a vision, mission, services and action plan.

City Vision

  • Safe and family friendly Community
  • Thriving downtown
  • Arts and culture
  • Complete neighborhoods
  • Accessible recreational and leisure opportunities
  • Green City - Environmentally friendly
  • Easy access and mobility
  • Balanced local economy
  • Inclusive Gilroy community for all
City Mission
  • Financially sound
  • Customer friendly and effective
  • Excellent municipal services
  • Engaged community, both residents and businesses
City Council Meeting