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File #: 16-344    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
File created: 5/6/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/1/2016 Final action: 6/1/2016
Title: UPDATE ON COMMUNITY QUALITY OF LIFE SERVICE PRIORITIES ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
Attachments: 1. Quality of Life Service Priorites Survey Results as of 5.18.16, 2. Community Quality of Life Service Priorities Survey Comments, 3. Community Quality of Life Service Priorities Presentation 5_25_16, 4. 14 Presentation
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: JUNE 1, 2016

PREPARED BY: Maureen Tobin, Communications and Engagement Manager/Office of the City Manager
APPROVED BY: City Manager

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UPDATE ON COMMUNITY QUALITY OF LIFE SERVICE PRIORITIES ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
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COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Maintaining fiscal responsibility
Preserving and cultivating public trust

2016 Focus Areas
Planning Our Community
Improving Our Communication


REPORT NARRATIVE:
Background
Morgan Hill is a special place with an amazing quality of life, unique sense of community, and strong property values. As a community, we must continue to address our quality of life needs to keep it that way. Maintaining police protection, including neighborhood patrols and crime prevention programs, fire protection, and streets, roads and parks are all important to our quality of life and protecting local property values.

Thanks to strong fiscal management and cost savings measures, the City has been able to maintain quality city service, even during the recent State Budget Crisis and Great Recession. However, without sufficient ongoing revenues, publicly owned infrastructure, especially streets, are continuing to deteriorate and the backlog of deferred maintenance is increasing.

At the November 5, 2014 meeting, the City Council accepted the Infrastructure Funding Update Report which identified an ongoing streets and roads maintenance funding shortfall of $5.8 million per year. It is fiscally responsible to maintain our streets, roads, and potholes now, before they deteriorate further and become more costly to fix in the future.

At the January 2015 Annual Goal Setting Workshop, the Council adopted a strategy that the City Council would receive a comprehensive infrastructure action plan detailing the steps necessary for a potential ballot measure by April 2015.

In an effort to address these needs, t...

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