In 2014: Many Trenton residents and stakeholders feel strongly that government has not conducted public affairs and managed public resources in a responsible manner. Issues range from the State not supporting Trenton to complaints about property tax rates and over regulation of business. Regardless of what core issue is most important to residents, the result is overwhelmingly a mistrust of City, County and State government. Nonetheless, there is hope that a new mayoral administration will be able to rebuild trust and improve governance.
In 2042: The City, County, and State will consistently work together to ensure that Trenton succeeds. The various levels of government will coordinate efforts to improve communication; increase quality and access to programs and services; and reduce regulatory barriers to starting businesses. All governments will operate under the understanding that a stronger Trenton is a stronger mid-Jersey Region and a stronger New Jersey.