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Wilton Manors is in the middle of big changes, and during a recent commission meeting, the public learned about the city's five-pronged plan to reach its goals.

- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Wilton Manors Re-Evaluating Changes for City

By John Hayden

Wilton Manors is about halfway through its strategic plan for 2021-2026 and, like most big, long-term projects, things are always in a state of flux.

During the city commission meeting on Oct. 24, Finance Director Pennie Zuercher updated commissioners how the city is accomplishing preset standards and goals. 

Goal one: infrastructure improvements. Waste water use is up in the city for the year. The city had about two feet more of rain, much of it coming from the devastating April flood.

Next is to promote economic development. Storefront occupancy is generally around 90%+ in Wilton Manors, and the city has not filled the vacant economic development position, which has been vacant for about a year. There’s been talk of redefining the role and spreading the duties over different departments. However, business permits are on track to hold steady for the year. Total job cost for permitted work is up about 20%. 

Third are quality of life and livability. Two indicators of better living are park use and code compliance. A new code officer is out on the streets, and citations are up about a third. However, use of parks programs and facilities are down across all ages to pre-pandemic levels. 

Fourth, they want to create and retain a highly efficient workforce. Retention numbers can be deceiving. Turnover was 22%, up from 19.7% YOY. That seems bad, but Zuercher points out that most of the people leaving departed in their first year of employment, meaning the city’s not suffering a “brain drain” or losing decades of experience walking out the door.

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Photo by Carina Mask.



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