The City of San Antonio, Texas has been using the MVA to guide its investment strategy. The City worked with TRF and the
The MVA, which was completed last year, is now serving as the basis for the City’s Strategic Plan for Community Development which was finalized in the summer of 2008 after a public approval process. The City is using the MVA to consider development strategies, including identifying reinvestment opportunities, developing targeted policies, supporting ongoing initiatives and measuring the plan’s progress.
TRF also helped the City’s Planning and Community Development Department to build its capacity to track and update the indicators used for the MVA. With this tracking system in place, the City plans to repeat the MVA’s cluster analysis every three years to evaluate its progress.