City of Coral Springs, Florida
July 19, 2004
The Honorable City Commission
City of Coral Springs
9551 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Dear City Commissioners:
I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2005 Business Plan for your review.
Setting the Standard for Excellence
Fiscal Year 2004 has been another “Sterling” year for the City of Coral Springs. We have won the first ever Florida
City of Excellence Award presented by the Florida League of Cities. The Award recognizes overall excellence in
city government, including leadership, fiscal management, innovation, customer involvement, and technology.
In addition, Standard & Poor’s has awarded the City a “AAA” credit rating for strong management and effective
long-term planning. We are now among an elite group of cities, nationwide, to be rated “AAA” by all three rating
agencies on Wall Street.
The customer is our focus. Continuous improvement remains our guiding principle. We will close our Fiscal Year
2004 with many customer-driven improvements.
The new high school, Coral Glades, will open in August, relieving overcrowding at the high school level.
A new community park, adjacent to the new Coral Glades High School, will also open in August, serving the
school and the community.
Coral Springs Charter Middle and High Schools received an “A” rating from the Governor’s Office.
The Coral Springs Visioning Summit was a remarkable success, creating a new vision for our community that
will guide the City’s strategic efforts over the next 10 years.
The City’s Public Art Program is now underway.
The new skateboard park is in full swing.
Improvements to Mullins Park, Cypress Park, and a number of neighborhood parks will be completed by the
end of this fiscal year.
2005 Business Plan
We are on track to accomplish 26 of our 29 Key Intended Outcomes or 90% of our performance goals. We will also
finish Fiscal Year 2004 within budget across all funds, thanks in large part to our employees.
Creating a New Vision
This City Comm