Phase I

  • What are Greater Bakersfield's strengths and weaknesses?
  • What is our Vision of what we want this area to be in the year 2020?
  • How do we achieve this Vision?

These are the questions we asked ourselves as we undertook a process to create a comprehensive Vision for the Greater Bakersfield area in the year 2020 and set in motion efforts to realize that Vision. The process was divided into four phases. The first phase - Planning - was a four month process that was completed in September 1999. It set the course for the Vision, defined the process, and generated a purpose statement and a process to achieve that purpose.