The City Council met in a special study session on January 9, 2016 to develop goals for the year. They spent about six hours discussing their vision for the City and developing goals statements, which were subsequently adopted by resolution on January 27, 2016. This is one of the most important things that a City Council does, laying out the road map for staff to follow during the year. Any organization is most effective when where is clear direction provided on goals and priorities and then everyone pulls in the same direction.
Department heads and managers then met in a planning session on January 28, 2016 to begin developing strategies to implement the goals adopted by Council. The entire group reviewed the goals together and then broke into departmental work teams to develop specific departmental plans.
Following is the resolution adopted by Council laying out the goals for 2016:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016- 05
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING GOALS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016/2017
WHEREAS, on January 9, 2016 the City Council held a Planning and Goal Setting Workshop to establish goals for Fiscal Year 2016/2017; and
WHEREAS, many of the goals identified by the City Council can be achieved with existing resources, however, in those cases where additional resources are required, the need will be addressed through the development of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY, DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The City Council has identified the following items, by category, as their Goals for Fiscal Year 2016/2017:
1. Economic and Community Development
2. Public Safety
3. Community Engagement and Community Relations
6. Financial Strength
SECTION 2. By adoption of this Resolution, the City Council is establishing the aforementioned as the Goals for the City for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 and directs staff to move forward with implementation and completion of these goals as feasible.
SECTION 4. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Cathedral City held on this 27th day of January, 2016, by the following vote:
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