Cambridge city council approves 2016 annual report
Cambridge City Council approved the 2016 Annual Report at a council meeting held Tuesday. “Cambridge continues to shine as one of the best places to live in the region and I’m proud to showcase what we achieved last year together with the community,” said Mayor Doug Craig. “Our City is evolving and we are poised to make the most of the future due to sustainable, responsible and financial stable growth.”
The annual report presents an overview of the major projects and initiatives in 2016, as well as a financial picture of the City and how resources are being used.
City Manager Gary Dyke noted that the City has been taking clear action to meet the needs of the changing community and to take the Cambridge to the next level.
“We have focused on being innovative, putting residents first, and providing excellent customer service,” he said. “We are listening to feedback from the community and delivering on our commitments to Council and residents.”
Significant progress has been made over the last year to be more efficient and accountable. The annual report is a cornerstone of the City’s commitment to open, transparent government.
“This report helps residents understand how their tax dollars and other municipal funds are being managed,” Dyke added. “It outlines how we operate in order to grow our City while carefully managing the associated costs.”
The 2016 Annual Report highlights 36 key initiatives undertaken by city departments and their partners last year. The information provided in the report is presented according to the themes and goals outlined in the City’s strategic plan.