City Workshop Will Cover Many Topics

City of Alameda    Development at Alameda Point is on the drawing boards and part of the city’s 2019 workplan. The public can discuss and contribute to the workplan tomorrow, Friday, May 18, at the Alameda Main Library.

The City Council will meet tomorrow at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.  to review and vote on accepting its workplan and to assess the upcoming fiscal year’s budget report. The workplan outlines programs and projects that the City Council is considering in the next fiscal year, including Council referrals.

On Feb. 17, 2017, the City Council met for a public priority-setting workshop with the city’s executive management team. They discussed the Council’s vision, strategic initiatives and priorities. City staff organized the draft 2018/2019 City Council Workplan by key city strategies, which the City Council and the management team identified at this workshop.  

Tomorrow’s meeting will review these strategies, check-in on what has been accomplished over the last year and provide direction on a draft City Council Workplan for the coming year.

The strategies focus on six areas:

  • Addressing housing and homelessness
  • Mitigating traffic congestion
  • Taking action on climate change and emergency preparedness
  • Improving the local economy and attracting jobs
  • Maintaining safety and quality of life
  • Planing for fiscal and organizational stability
  • Improving the public infrastructure

In addition to providing direction on the workplan, the city will display what the City Council has accomplished over the last year.

The afternoon workshop aims to provide the City Council an understanding of the city’s General Fund position as fiscal year 2017-18 draws to a close. In addition, it will spell out projections into fiscal year 2018-19, which begins July 1.  

Staff will also provide information at the meeting that relates to non-General Fund programs for the City Council’s direction. The presentation will include departmental requests prior to incorporating them into the mid-cycle budget update. Staff will then use the input from this meeting to update the City Council at its June 19 meeting.

Tomorrow’s meeting will open with public comment on the workplan at 9 a.m.  The Council will then vote on the recommendation to accept the plan. An afternoon session will review the fiscal year 2018-19 mid-cycle budget report. 

The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 4 p.m.