“Lancaster is a city of neighborhoods. Our goal is to engage neighbors where they are and work with them to build a more equitable community.”
Lancaster’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods are welcoming places that foster connections among our residents. Residents are actively engaged in the day-to-day life of their neighborhoods in partnership with the City to sustain strong community with safe and quality housing, public spaces, and facilities.
Strong Neighborhoods Goals
- Neighborhood Engagement
- Housing Quality and Diverse Housing Supply
- Comprehensive Neighborhood Development
Lancaster has safe, walkable, and accessible places for all. Residents feel safe in their communities – the cornerstone of strong neighborhoods.
Safe Places Goals
- Trust and Legitimacy
- Readiness and Response
- Complete Streets and Public Places
- Traffic Safety
- Climate Resilience
The foundation of a strong community is a sustainable and equitable economy that works for all residents. Residents have access to family–sustaining jobs and the City contains an array of thriving local businesses that reflect the diversity of our community.
Sustainable Economy Goals
- Opportunity for Working Families
- Thriving Local Economy
City government serves residents with humility, is accountable and accessible to all, responsive to their needs, and continually improving to make the City a more equitable community. Human and financial resources are put to their best use and competing interests are balanced through transparent and constructive public dialogue.
Sound Government Goals
- Culture of Inclusion and Public Service
- Civic Engagement
- Effective Law & Policy
- Data Informed Decision-Making
The City of Lancaster uses Engage Lancaster to collect community feedback on its strategic plan, plus other public projects. Join our forward-looking forum to share ideas, concerns, and solutions!