Goals for 2012

On January 23, 2012, the La Palma City Council conducted its annual goal setting session. After a lengthy day of discussions, the City Council adopted six priority goals for the year. The priority goals are:

Engage in Proactive Economic Development

  • Navigate through loss of redevelopment
  • Facilitate arrival of anchor tenants and enhance underutilized retail properties

Maintain Financial Stability

  • Complete the Contingency Plan
  • Present a Budget that is balanced without the use of reserves for ongoing operations
  • Maintain the Utility Users Tax at 4%
  • Continue to identify cost cutting measures

Begin a Citywide Technology Upgrade by Providing Free Wi-Fi in Central Park and the Civic Center

  • Promote it well
  • Look to partner with OC Library to provide security/infrastructure
  • Investigate future expansion locations
  • Long-term Goal: Be a City That Promotes Technology Infrastructure

Continue Multi-Cultural Outreach Efforts

Improve Social Media Outreach

  • Increase posting frequency on Facebook
  • Get involved/cross post other community events (schools/churches)
  • Ensure City information on Readerboard, Source, Mosaic is available on Facebook
  • Look for new Social Media opportunities

Investigate New Community Building Projects

  • Led by CAB
  • Art in the park, Memorial Plaques, etc.
  • Low cost
  • Reach out to schools to partner