In early 2017, the City Council identified and adopted four priorities with input gathered from the community and staff. The four priorities (listed below) are meant to serve as the guiding principles that will help the Council and staff prioritize future initiatives, policies, and strategies.
- Sustainability - Exceed carbo reduction targets and develop strategies to address changing environmental realities.
- Transportation - Improve roadway safety and reduce congestion for all modes of transportation (cars, pedestrians, and cyclists).
- Housing - Address affordability crisis and retain socioeconomic diversity of our community.
- Infrastructure - Develop near-term, fiscally responsible funding strategies to renovate City facilities.
In alignment with its primary goal for the session, the City Council participated in a detailed discussion of the infrastructure priority. After reviewing a list of 17 large unfunded infrastructure projects that carry a total magnitude of cost ranging between $637M to $786M, the Council identified the top five infrastructure initiatives it would focus on developing in the coming year. These are listed below, along with each initiative's Council champions.
Five Large High Priority Infrastructure Projects Identified During FY 2019-2020 Goal-Setting Session
1. Broadway Grade Separation (Beach, Ortiz)
2. City Hall Modernization and Safety Improvements (Keighran, Ortiz)
3. Specific Plan for Rollins Road (Colson, Keighran)
4. Sea Level Rise Shoreline Protection Improvements (Brownrigg, Colson)
5. Underground Power Lines on El Camino Real (Beach, Brownrigg)