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Strategic Priorities
Pedestrian bridge opening2014 Banff Council Priorities - The Top Five
  1. A Place to Call Home – providing comfortable and appropriate housing for all members of the community
  2. We are Community – taking pride in our community and leading by example. A re-affirmation of Words To Live By
  3. A Walkable Community – continue to explore opportunities to expand parking capacity and reduce demand
  4. Toward Economic Prosperity – adopt the strategy and implementation of specific tactics    
  5. Toward a Sustainable Transportation System – embrace more creative solutions and implement the strategies of the integrated Transportation Master Plan

Council priorities help us achieve the community's vision for the future. They guide new policies and the enhancement of programs.

Why a priority?
The Banff Community Plan outlines the community's shared vision and sets out goals in three key areas: 

  • Sense of Place 
  • A Healthy Community 
  • Local Economy

A series of objectives are identified to achieve these goals. Every fall, Council decides which of these objectives will be the top priority for the following year. They base their decisions on: 
  • Assessed need 
  • Fiscal capacity 
  • Community measures 
  • Resident feedback

What about the budget?
Council uses their annual priorities as direction as they review and approve the yearly operating budget and the 10-year capital plan.

Priority Updates
Council reviews progress on their priorities at each Council meeting. You'll find updates posted regularly on each priority page of the council agenda.