Stephanie McGeary / Monday, March 6 @ 1:58 p.m. / Agendizer
ARCATA CITY COUNCIL: Study Session on Tuesday Night to Set Goals for the Next Fiscal Year
Hey, Arcata residents! What projects and goals do you think the City should prioritize over the next year? Improvements to public parks? Road repairs? Adaptation for sea level rise?
If you have strong opinions about where the City should be focusing its efforts, then you’ll want to attend the Arcata City Council study session on Tuesday, when the council will set its goals for the next fiscal year.
The way the council will do this, according to the city staff report, is by first looking over the City Council Priority Projects list from the 2022/2023 fiscal year and receiving updates on what has already been completed, what needs to be continued and what should maybe be removed from the list. You can take a look at the list here and see what the City has completed in the last year and what it is still working on.
Next, the council will take a look at the list of priorities from all the various departments and committees – community development, the police department, engineering, finance, streets and transportation, parks and recreation, et cetera – and discuss what items from the lists the council wants to prioritize. The council will then review a list of priorities that came out of a committee chair brainstorming session on Feb. 21. You can view that list here.
The Arcata City Council study session will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Arcata City Council chambers – 736 F Street. Because this is a study session and not a regular council meeting, public comment will only be taken once toward the beginning of the meeting. So, if you want to speak your piece, make sure to be on time!
You can view and participate in the meeting in-person, over Zoom or by phone. You can view the full agenda and directions on how to participate here. See below for a creative analysis from our beloved AgendaBot.
Arcata City Council
March 7, 2023, 6 p.m.
1. CALL TO ORDER
1. Roll Call
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
3. NEW BUSINESS
A. 4130 : City Council Goal Setting: 2023/2024 Fiscal Year
At the City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council members will review updates to the 2022/2023 Fiscal Year Priority Projects and the updated 2023/2024 Department and Committee Goals, and provide input on new Council Priority Projects for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year. The meeting will also include a brainstormed list of ideas from Committee Chairs. The City will use the Council's Priority Projects to build the City Budget for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year.
… or, as a town crier's speech!
Good day to all citizens of our great city! Hear ye, hear ye!
The City Council has been hard at work reviewing the City’s Goals and Objectives, and setting Priority Projects for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year. Our City Manager, Karen T. Diemer, has provided a list of updates to the 2022/2023 Fiscal Year Priority Projects and the updated 2023/2024 Department and Committee Goals. Moreover, the City Council held a meeting with City Committee Chairs on February 21st, and the brainstormed list from that evening is attached.
We encourage all citizens to review the information and provide input to staff on new Council Priority Projects for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year. Additionally, staff will use the Councils Priority Projects to build the City Budget. When the budget is presented, the City will revisit the Priority Projects to review what has been budgeted for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year.
Let's all continue to work together to make our beloved city the best it can be!
Staff Report • A. Council Priority Projects_2022_2023_Update_2_2023 • B. 23_24_FY_Proposed_Department_Committee_Goals_DRAFT • C. Council_Committee_Chair_Brainstorm_by _category • D. FINAL Council Goals and Policy Objectives 2022_2023_only • E. CIP Projects 22-23 UPDATE and New Projects for 23-24