Santa Rosa is a world class, smart and green city with a sustained and inclusive economic growth that is driven by transparent and accountable local governance, effective civil servants and empowered citizenry.
The City of Santa Rosa shall be a model in local governance effectively responding to the welfare of its people through innovative policies and programs, and integrated strategy anchored on.
Creation of a business-friendly and competitive climate
Support for poverty alleviation and capability building, and establishment of priority infrastructures
Protection of environment and promotion of a healthy lifestyle
Maintenance of peaceful, orderly and disaster resilient communities.
We shall pursue an integrated and sustainable development strategy, anchored on responsible stewardship, democratic processes and institutions, and efficient and effective management that will provide world-class infrastructures and support services to:
Promote the City of Santa Rosa as one of the most friendly business center and the “Industrial Capital” of South Luzon by facilitating and encouraging local and foreign investments;
Institutionalize community participation in governance;
Provide quality support and social services, e.g. education, health, housing, micro-entrepreneurship and livelihood programs,
Ensure the protection of its people through rights-based approaches;
Promote and advocate youth and women’s issues and concerns;
Promote local products, heritage sites and eco-tourism;
Promote religious freedom; and,
Promote and protect the environment.
The mission of the City Government is to improve further the quality of life of the people. It is for this purpose that the City Government continues to expand and reinvent its human development services, programs and projects in the areas of health, education, social welfare, housing, environment, peace and order, disaster management, infrastructure, tourism, culture under the slogan:
SERBISYONG MAKATAO, LUNGSOD NA MAKABAGO.
The measure of development of a town or a city is not its income or number of industries and commercial establishments. The true measure that a town or a city has progressed is the improvement of the quality of life of its people or total human development. Development is for naught if the people do not feel it. Progress will not be sustained if there is no clear program of governance.
Alongside economic development is the need to respond and take action on the needs of the people for knowledge and skills, to have clean environment and healthy lifestyle, to strengthen the livelihood and employment of the people, and to maintain security and resiliency against disasters.
To achieve total human development of the City of Santa Rosa, there is a need to establish its foundations or pillars. Once these pillars are established and strengthened, the people of Santa Rosa will reap the benefits of the city’s development.
This is the Four Pillars of Development. This is our program of government; this is our call. This is our step in our journey to achieve our mission and vision for the city and its people.
These pillars can only be erected if there is support of the communities and people who share the same belief and vision for the city. This can only be possible if the City Government is transparent to its people, accountable in its action, participatory in its form, and efficient in its processes; if the City Government believes in and practices democratic consultation; if the City Government listens to its people and empowers them to be its guide.
This is what the City Government of Santa Rosa has done and will continue to do so under the administration Mayor Arlene B. Arcillas. Through the participation, the people become part of the shaping and development of the city, giving them the opportunity to feel and see their contribution and thus be able to confidently proclaim that they are part of the any and all achievements and accomplishments the city has received and will continue to receive.
A well-educated people with knowledge and skills is the foundation of a progressive city, and will ensure the sustainability and continuity of development. Development, thus, will only be relevant and significant if the people have access to and the capacity to learning, if the people possess the necessary knowledge and skills demanded by the times and needs of the City.
Alongside industrial and commercial development must be the maintenance of a clean environment; that the environment must never be sacrificed because of our desire to embrace industrial growth and development. Ensuring a clean environment is ensuring the health of the people. Because health and environment are symbiotic… a clean environment means a healthy people.
Knowing full well that a decent life emanates from a secure employment, and if people are satisfied and pleased in their jobs and livelihood, the community will be tranquil and crime incidence would inevitably be lessened.
A peaceful and orderly community is an indication of a well-developed city. This can happen only if there is a strong partnership among the people, the local government and the police united in the building peaceful and secured communities.