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Canandaigua City Council delays vote on strategic plan

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The Canandaigua City Council has postponed a decision on adopting a strategic plan for the remainder of 2024, marking the second delay due to requests for additional review. The council had been debating the plan for four months before the latest deferment during the May 2 meeting. A new discussion and possible vote have been scheduled for 6 p.m. next Tuesday.


The strategic plan aims to enhance Canandaigua’s infrastructure and quality of life, building on the city’s comprehensive long-range plans and feedback from community surveys conducted in 2018 and 2022. Mayor Bob Palumbo emphasized the plan’s role in supporting the city’s growth and resilience, describing it as a dynamic document intended to guide future decisions and actions.

Highlights of the plan include a detailed SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, focusing on various strategic areas such as economic development, environmental health, and intergovernmental partnerships. The plan outlines specific initiatives like revitalizing the South Main Street corridor, supporting Canandaigua Lake’s environmental stewardship, and improving city infrastructure and fiscal management.

Last month Mayor Palumbo discussed the plan in an interview with FingerLakes1.com. He will join us again this week for our monthly series on local government.