A City That Works

Ensure a fiscally and organizationally sustainable City that is innovative and efficient; provides valued services promptly and professionally; engages the community, and proactively funds, designs, installs and maintains City infrastructure that is safe, functional, and sustainable and serves the needs of our residents.

Goal 1: Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Priorities

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4 Review and update the City’s Development Impact Fees where appropriate.
9 Study the feasibility of developing a City-wide Fellowship Program with Sonoma State and/or other institutions of higher education.
13 Establish a new employee orientation program.
14 Identify funding options to complete Petaluma’s planned cross-town connectors.
18 Establish and improve paths, as useful transportation options, and make walking and biking easy, fun and safe.
19 Implement community bike share system and explore other multi-modal transportation offerings.
26 Update the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian plan and realize opportunities for crosstown connections for all modes of transportation.
36 Implement an online permitting system.
37 Implement agenda management software system to improve the efficiency of electronic meeting packet preparation and to increase public engagement.
158 Engage the community to improve race relations and make recommendations on City and policing policies.
161 Increase community engagement through programs that attract new followers. Complete Latinx outreach strategy and begin implementing recommendations from the strategy.
163 Review and finalize five (5) existing city-wide administrative rules.
165 Update the City's Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan to reflect City's most current needs, the climate crisis, and expected increase intensity of wet and dry weather.
167 Complete a Public Safety Facilities Assessment.
169 Develop guidelines and policies to reopen city facilities in a way that supports safety and flexibility for city staff.
170 Complete a thorough update of the City's Telecommunications regulations including cell tower rules.
171 Complete a thorough review and update of Wastewater and Water regulations, benchmarking with other municipalities and agencies, reviewing latest state requirements and codes to verify City's regulations are not in conflict and provide an equitable application of requirements on businesses and residents while providing safeguards for the utility systems.
174 Complete 2022 Utility Rate Study to ensure rates support sustainable and resilient water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and recycled water systems.
177 Procure board management software to streamline the application and appointment process, increase community engagement, and to track ethics and anti-harassment training, for City committees, commissions, and boards.
178 Reconstitute a cohesive Community Development Department.
231 Develop activities and events to promote teamwork, collaborative relationships, celebrating staff successes and City of Petaluma years of service to rebuild in-person workplace culture.
233 Update City's purchasing ordinance and policies.

 

Next Year's Priorities

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15 Identify funds and develop plan to improve Petaluma’s streets and roads.
22 Complete the second SMART station at Corona.
30 Engage and support all City committees and commissions, allowing opportunities to cross-pollinate with each other and to better integrate and provide recommendations for improved City decision-making.
159 Update the Citywide Records Retention Schedule whereby reducing the City’s exposure and liability and reducing the cost of storing outdated records.
217 Establish metrics to review who receives services with the goal of increasing services to underserved populations.

Key Achievements

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Description

1 Develop a fiscal sustainability plan with the community that balances City services with available revenues and integrates policies and identifies potential revenue sources that can ensure long-term financial health and effectiveness of the City.
2 Continue implementing strategies to reduce pension costs and unfunded liabilities.
3 Develop a budget-in-brief to provide the City’s financial information in an understandable, accessible format.
17 Upgrade traffic signal management by re-establishing full-time traffic engineer position.
25 Inventory and promote all road paving and reconstruction projects with funding sources and dates of completion, made in the last five years.
33 Develop and publish public record request guidelines on City website
35 Develop a citywide IT Masterplan that identifies and prioritizes City technology needs, funding, and implementation strategies.
38 Complete the roll-out of an updated City website that creates a more user-friendly, accessible, and interactive information resource and online experience for the community.
160 Implement participation in Council, Committee, Commission, and Board meetings through online platforms.
172 Complete identified CIP Program projects: D St. Bridge emergency repairs; Runway Electrical lighting upgrades; Denman Reach Flood Mitigation Project completion; Water Service repair project; Petaluma Boulevard South Water main replacement; McNear Park Neighborhood water and waste water replacement; Country Club and Victoria water pump station upgrades
173 Install voter ballot boxes at City facilities.
176 Procured and implemented FPPC Campaign Statement and Statement of Economic Interest filing software through which filers and treasurers can more easily file statements in a timely manner without error, reducing liability for both filers and the City

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The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."

Vince Lombardi

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