Goals 2013

On January 2 and January 8, 2013, the La Palma City Council conducted its annual goal setting session. The five goals were formally approved on January 15. The goals are:

Create Proactive Economic Strategies

  • Attract and Retain Businesses to increase revenues and employment opportunities
  • Create a well-defined Action Plan to achieve the goal


  • Increase involvement from the community by expanding communications and outreach efforts
  • Keep an open dialogue with employees and keep them informed
  • To maintain support and confidence, the process must be open and transparent
  • Implement engagement /outreach plan regarding City's financial situation

Maintain Quality of Life

  • Continue City events
  • Analyze school alternatives to allow all La Palma kids to go to La Palma schools and advocate for solutions
  • Funding plan for future streets improvements
  • Stronger and more effective code enforcement, identify the need for assistance and connect with resources

Maintain High Public Safety Levels

  • Maintain critical and frontline services

Balance Budget

  • Reduce personnel cost
  • Reduce General Fund Expenditures
  • Finalize City fees
  • Review reserves policy
  • Staff plan in February
  • Develop plan to fund unfunded liabilities (GASB45)