The Pleasanton City Council has established the path it wishes its city to follow over the next two years, and has unanimously approved a work plan setting city priorities for 2019 through 2020.
During Tuesday's regular meeting, after reviewing nearly 90 short-and long-term objectives submitted by city officials, commission members and residents, councilmembers have set the priority objectives that will guide Pleasanton’s allocation of resources for the next two fiscal years.
“The public process in developing the work plan allows for the community to engage in open dialogue with the council and city staff in implementing our shared vision for Pleasanton,” city manager Nelson Fialho said in a statement. “Now that the Council has adopted its 2019-2020 work plan, there is a clear direction on what we will be working on to deliver these priorities.
Key priorities established in the two-year work plan include: restarting the East Pleasanton Specific Plan process; the Downtown Specific Plan; monitoring regional and State housing legislation; redevelopment in the Stoneridge Mall area; and various transportation projects and traffic, bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements.
City officials also noted that the plan addresses water sustainability, Pleasanton’s climate action plan, working to provide the school district with adequate facilities, and the development of a comprehensive strategy to curb homelessness in the Tri-Valley.
The council’s vote comes after its March 12 meeting, where councilmembers heard 2-1/2 hours of comment from almost 70 speakers expressing support for various projects.
“City staff will work to allocate resources to achieve these objectives through the city’s two-year operating budget and four-year capital improvement plan. These documents will be presented to the City Council for review and adoption in June, prior to the July 1 start of the fiscal year,” Fialho said.