What are the most important priorities for the City in 2015-2017?
Every two years, the City establishes the top priorities to make San Luis Obispo an even better place to live, work and play. The City Council then matches the resources necessary to achieve these priorities through adopting the budget in June. The adopted budget sets the City’s course of action for the next two years and helps the City to continue to provide the exceptional services and programs the community cherishes.
As the upcoming 2015-17 financial plan process unfolds, it is clear that the City is in an improved economic condition compared to the same stage of the 2013-15 plan. Revenues have continued to rebound. Development review activity is at a high level. The City has also made progress in our work to contain operating costs which in turn helps improve our overall fiscal health. Despite these positive signs, there are significant uncertainties and challenges looming. This is particularly true in relation to the on-going cost of retirement and insurance programs, and the need to fund the deferred maintenance of infrastructure. All of these factors are likely to lead to complex and competing budget decisions. Regardless of the specific fiscal circumstances, it is critical that we have an effective process for setting the most important, highest priority things for the City to do in the next two years. That’s where you can help!
Share Your Thoughts on the City’s Priorities!
This survey is your opportunity to tell the City:
- What priorities should the City focus on during the next two years?
- How might the City adjust other service needs to accomplish these priorities?
The City Council needs to know your thoughts on what the community’s priorities should be so that available resources can be best allocated to achieve them. Now it’s time for you to share your ideas for 2015-17 priorities.
The City needs the help of the community in two important ways:
- Fill out and return the short survey by clicking the “Post” button below.
- Attend the Community Forum on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street. This forum is an opportunity to present your ideas to the Council and discuss them with other community members.
City staff will compile the community feedback for the Council to review in advance of its goal-setting workshop on Saturday, January 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. During this public workshop, the Council will deliberate to set the Major City Goals and Other Important Objectives for the next two years.
If you have any questions about the City’s goal-setting and budget process, please contact Joe Lamers, Budget Manager, at (805) 781-7132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.