The Strategic Plan is a document that informs the decision making process of the Belton City Council. It is a living document that is typically updated on an annual basis, with more comprehensive update occurring every five years. The Strategic Plan helps determine the City's current and future priorities and creates shared commitments among the City Council, city management, and the community regarding the goals and strategies required to address these priorities appropriately.
The annual budgeting process is closely aligned with the strategic planning process. The Strategic Plan helps to prioritize how current and future resources will be allocated in order to reach identified goals. In this way the Strategic Plan drives budget preparation and service commitments.