The Strategic Plan is a planning document intended to span the next five to ten years. It is adopted by the City Council and reviewed every few years to ensure the community's vision is still reflected. In American Canyon the Community Vision and Strategic Plan was adopted in May, 2014.
An Implementation Action Plan is a blueprint for carrying out the strategic plan. It contains the detailed steps that must be taken to assure that the goals and strategies are achieved. Action plans provide a framework for determining specific timelines, assignments, and resource allocation. They are designed to be a management tool to help the organization assure that goals are attained and are well-suited to periodic check-in about progress, changes or challenges. In American Canyon, the City Council reviews and adopts an Implementation Action Plan every spring in conjunction with the budget process.