Plan Principles

The Western Reserve Plan will focus on these 12 key areas:
  1. Metropolitan Government:
    Implementing a practical strategy for creating a functioning, county-wide metropolitan government.
  2. Entrepreneurship and Job Growth:
    Establishing Greater Cleveland as a center of entrepreneurship and job growth.
  3. Downtown Cleveland:
    Designing a place-based development strategy which recognizes the centrality of downtown Cleveland to the region as a whole.
  4. Human Service Needs:
    Aligning and coordinating both public and private resources around our most pressing human service needs.
  5. Education:
    Identifying education, from early childhood forward, as the central factor in individual and community success.
  6. Health and Wellness:
    Embracing a health and wellness culture which mirrors the excellence of our major medical institutions.
  7. Economic Inclusion:
    Incorporating economic inclusion as a guiding principle in our economic development strategy.
  8. International City/Younger Generations:
    Branding our metropolitan area as an international city which harnesses the energy of our younger generations.
  9. Foreclosure Crisis:
    Adopting a collaborative approach to the foreclosure crisis- from prevention to restoration.
  10. Veterans:
    Honoring the service of our veterans by giving them priority in hiring, training and education.
  11. Public Safety:
    Protecting our county by leading a county-wide public safety initiative.
  12. Good Government:
    Creating a culture within county government which implements nationally recognized good government practices and innovations.