Kinser has yet to receive public feedback on the work being done, but she expects more to take notice when items like the website redesign take shape. Other items that will appear may be harder to notice. Kinser said they’re part of a larger picture that hopefully will lead to an improved and informative budgeting process.
She will present a formal report to the council during one of its July meetings updating them on strategic plan progress. Already, the new process has made her and the council more accountable, Kinser said.
“I want to make sure there’s agreement on why I’m doing something and why we’re doing something as a city,” she said. “This is one where everybody knows they have something assigned.”
Kinser and City Clerk Pat Van Loo also are in the process of starting a citizens’ academy designed as a classroom for the public to obtain knowledge of Clinton city government. As with the strategic plan, Kinser hopes “a more cohesive way in which we’re working with the public” can come out of it.