Strategic Direction 2023

The Austin City Council adopted a strategic direction on March 8, 2018, guiding the City of Austin for the next three to five years. Austin Strategic Direction 2023 outlines a shared vision and six priority Strategic Outcomes:

Together we strive to create a complete community where every Austinite has choices at every stage of life that allow us to experience and contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • Economic Opportunity and Affordability: Having economic opportunities and resources that enable us to thrive in our community.
  • Mobility: Getting us where we want to go, when we want to get there, safely and cost-effectively.
  • Safety: Being safe in our home, at work, and in our community.
  • Health and Environment: Enjoying a sustainable environment and a healthy life, physically and mentally.
  • Culture and Lifelong Learning: Being enriched by Austin's unique civic, cultural, ethnic, and learning opportunities.
  • Government That Works for All: Believing that city government works effectively and collaboratively for all of us - that it is equitable, ethical and innovative.

Austin Strategic Direction 2023PDF
6 Priority OutcomesPDF
Measures and StrategiesInteractive
Strategic Performance DashboardInteractive

Challenge Statements

While developing Austin Strategic Direction 2023, multi-departmental Outcome Teams diagnosed and documented critical issues facing Austin over the next five years. These 36 single-page briefs, called Challenge Statements, provide a basis for opportunities around Austin's 6 Strategic Outcomes. Backed by evidence, these Challenge Statements were shaped by City Council, Department Directors, data and research, and community voices from 100-plus planning initiatives.

Mobility Challenge Statements PDF
Health and Environment Challenge Statements PDF
Safety Challenge Statements PDF
Economic Opportunity and Affordability Challenge Statements PDF
Culture and Lifelong Learning Challenge Statements PDF
Government that Works Challenge Statements PDF