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January 28, 2009



Are last year's goals published on the city's website? If so, where? Has there been (or will there be at the meeting) any discussion of last year's goals: Which ones were achieved, which postponed, which will be carried forward, which will be abandoned? I didn't see anything on the agenda that looked like these questions would be addressed -- and if not at this meeting, when are these questions addressed?

Here are the official goals for the Burlingame City Council for the current year (through June 30, 2009). Note that some of these are very big endeavors. We've completed some of them and are making good progress on the others. Goals not completed will continue to be part of the city's work plan. The council deleted goal No. 10 at the January 31 goal-setting session.

City Council Goals for FY 2008-09

1. Create below-market housing options for citizens who are not well served by current available housing stock, such as seniors who want to downsize, younger residents who want to buy their first home, safety personnel and teachers.

2. Encourage and facilitate movement on a new Safeway proposal.

3. Economic development work with new part time Economic Development Specialist position to develop an economic development program research and recommend incentives to promote economic development.

4. Looks for ways to encourage public art as part of new development.

5. Pursue a successor ballot measure for storm drainage needs and develop $2 million budget reduction as an alternative plan to fund storm drainage needs if ballot measure fails.

6. Determine Council expectations around the variety of efforts being suggested relative to sustainability and encouraging the community to be more environmentally responsible. (Green Ribbon Committee)

7. Develop a 10 year strategy funding plan to guide funding of priority needs.

8. Look at Options for Better Use of City Parking Lots, e.g. Structured Parking, Business Buy-In to Public Parking

9. Include community education forums as part of major planning initiatives

10. Determine location for future new recreation center

11. Work with City Manager to determine Council direction on securing City Attorney resource or replacement.

12. Revisit the inclusionary housing ordinance and explore creation of more below-market rate options.

13. Develop policy and proposed regulations to ensure no net loss of residential units and explore ways to incentivize additional units. (Planning)

14. Update the condominium regulations. (Planning)

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