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THE COMMUNITY LANDSCAPE

WHAT'S NEXT & FEEDBACK

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Collective impact for our community. 

There's a lot going on in our community. We took an inventory of recent plans, studies, and reports to determine overlap in research, public engagement, community priorities, and collective actions. The documents were created by St. Louis County government, other public agencies, non-profits, and universities in the St. Louis region. Below, you'll see what plans we reviewed and the major takeaways.

KEY FINDINGS

Many of the plans focus on issues that are critical to the St. Louis region’s wellbeing and economic vitality: health, housing, economic and workforce development, education and opportunity, justice, transportation, and the needs of children and an aging population.  

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Illuminating and addressing disparities in our community, especially in relation to racial inequity, is a direct focus or underlying theme in several of the plans and studies.

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St. Louis County government played a role, as a partner or participant, in nearly all the regional planning efforts.

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Many of the plans created by St. Louis County government address operational issues, including animal care and control, children’s services, older adult services, parks and recreation, police, procurement, and public health.

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Public engagement was a feature of nearly all the plans and studies. Citizens and stakeholders were engaged in many ways, including public meetings and workshops, task forces and committees, surveys, and the opportunity to review and comment on the documents.

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Historically, a challenge for the St. Louis region has been the effective implementation of its plans. Currently, the challenge has been to "crosswalk" plans to determine alignment, gaps, and overlaps. The 2019 Strategic Plan update will need to consider how to leverage the significant planning, engagement, and community priorities already identified as its recommendations are developed.

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY PLANS

  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force Report | 2019

  • Age-friendly Community Action Plan| 2015

  • Animal Care & Control Audit and Action Plan| 2019

  • Children’s Service Fund Strategic Plan | 2019 (in progress)

  • Disparity Study | 2017

  • Office of Community Development 2020 Annual Action

      Plan | 2019 (in progress)

  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan – Vision 2030 | 2018  

  • Police Strategic Plan | 2018

  • Public Early Childhood Education Inventory | 2018, 2019

  • Public Health Department Strategic Plan | 2019 (in progress)

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL PLANS

  • Community Health Assessment (CHA) | 2017

  • Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)| 2019-2024

  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) | 2017

  • Connected 2045 Update| 2019

  • The First Step to Equity: Building A Better Future Through

      Early Education in St. Louis| 2019

  • Forward Through Ferguson/State of the Report | 2015, 2019

  • Metro Reimagined | 2019

  • Ready by 21: A Framework for Change| 2016

  • Recover STL: Opioid Action Plan | 2018

  • STL Promise Zone Progress Report | 2019

  • State of the St. Louis Workforce | 2019

  • Segregation in St Louis: Dismantling the Divide | 2018

  • Where We Stand Regional Assessment | 2018