City Council formally adopted 11 goals to guide the direction of Council and staff’s efforts for the coming year at its Feb. 19th meeting. Seven more goals were adopted as unranked, and to be pursued as resources come available.
Council previously met on Dec. 5th and Jan. 22nd to discuss the City’s goals and public comment was taken at both meetings. Following the Jan. 22nd meeting, the draft goals were posted on the City’s website for additional public feedback.
The goals are as follow:
2013 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED GOALS
Top 11 Ranked
1. Funding to prevent loss of services. Options could include:
b. Reduce spending
c. Determine other revenue streams
i. Review business tax program
2. Complete Riverfront Park
3. Analysis of outsourcing vs. bringing in-house the maintenance of parks, open space, areas around city facilities, new development (bioswales, medians), etc.
4. Complete the Kellogg for Coho project by negotiating with Wildlands a contract to remove the Kellogg Dam and restore the area of the lake, the first part of which will be a study to ascertain the feasibility and viability of doing so for all parties.
5. Library expansion completion 2015
6. Allocate resources within the Capital Improvement Plan to:
a. Improve livability in the neighborhoods
b. Conduct an analysis of a possible sidewalk maintenance/improvement fee program – considering sidewalk walkability in neighborhoods and designation of safety corridors in school zones
c. Consider making Monroe Street a bike boulevard
d. Carry out review of the Transportation System Plan
7. Complete the UGMA process and in 2013 develop and initiate an annexation strategy within the boundaries of Highway 224 to the south, Interstate 205 to the east, Clatsop to the North, south down 82nd Avenue and west along Harmony Rd. to the City limits
8. Complete quiet zones by Summer 2013
9. Complete revisions of the downtown code
10. Support our downtown businesses in their efforts to create a business directed growth plan
11. Seek Tree City USA status and develop a tree protection ordinance
Goals important to the City to be addressed as resources become available.
Not in a ranked order.
1. Explore how the City can participate in addressing issues related to hunger within our community, particularly school children
2. Complete Adams Street connector
3. Capital infrastructure of public buildings and ongoing maintenance
4. Combine emergency preparedness with volunteerism and carry it out
5. Continue the connectivity program of connecting neighborhoods to commercial areas – Walk Safely Milwaukie Program
6. Revisit the “no new evidence” rule applied to land use appeals heard by Council
7. Bring back the Pilot newsletter in some printed form for distribution