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City Council Priorities

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City Council Priorities

The City Council holds at least one meeting per year to discuss and organize the yearly goals and priorities for the
City of Millbrae.

City Council Strategic Initiatives and Goals - Fiscal Year 2019-2020:

  1. SI - Define the Millbrae Community of Tomorrow/Built Environment

    Update Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP)
    I.2 Update Development Standards Including Establish Residential and Commercial Design Guidelines
    I.3 General Plan, Specific Plan, and Climate Action Plan
    I.4 Develop a Grand Blvd and Complete Streets program
    I.5 Complete & Adopt Cell Tower/Antenna Ordinance
    I.6 Complete & Adopt Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

  2. SI - Sustainable City/Infrastructure Investment

    II.1 Establish a Community Facility District for New Developments
    II.2 Complete Development Impact Fees
    II.3 Complete User Fee Update to Achieve Improved Cost Recovery

  3. SI - Quality of Life/Neighborhood Enhancement/Strong Community

    Multi-Family Smoking Ordinance
    III.2 Commence with Construction of a Feasible Recreation Center Project
    III.3 Complete & Adopt Tree Ordinance
    III.4 Gun Safety Ordinance that follows County

  4. SI - City Government Organizational Success

    Create a Parking Authority and Parking Meter Program for Downtown.

  5. SI - Fiscal Sustainability/Economic Development
    Complete Business Improvement District (BID)
    Develop Plan for Economic Development/Business Attraction/ Fiscal Sustainability

The top priorities for 2018 are:

  1. Present action items for evaluation and determination by Council as soon as possible regarding the Priority Development Area (PDA), to include updated fee schedules and assessments, to mirror or reflect those established in the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) developments to start no later than June 12, 2018.
  2. Commitment to infrastructure improvements and sustainability of streets, water, sewer and storm water systems - Public Works Department will deliver Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by May 22, 2018 for review at City Council Study Session.
  3. Community Center Update – Replacement of valuable and needed resource.  Maintain timeline for Community Center design, evaluate funding options and make decision for ballot measure by mid-July 2018.
  4. Hire a permanent City Manager, to include finalization of advertising and interviews, discuss in a closed session by June 12, 2018.
  5. Establish value of City owned properties for evaluation of future use or development - Community Development Department to bring forward evaluation report by Keyser Marston Associates and get direction from the City Council on next steps by May 22, 2018.
  6. Staff will work with commissions and committees to develop work plans that align with City Council goals and to bring forward measurable commission and committee goals to the City Council for approval by or before September 2018.
  7. City Council review of designs for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) 1 and 2, to include Citywide noticing for Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) design review prior to Planning Commission decision.
  8. City Council will review City Council Protocols and suggest changes by June 5, 2018 for legal review.
  9. Community Development Department to work with Economic Vitality Committee and Millbrae Chamber of Commerce to address feasibility of a Business Improvement District (BID) by October 2018.
  10. Priority and commitment to public safety – Establish clearly defined ordinances for temporary rentals, obtain Police Department and Fire Department updates about on-going programs during the Annual Report, continue public outreach at City Services Day and other on-going events in the City.

The top priorities for 2017 are:

  • Make significant progress on the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan.
  • Implement downtown economic plan.
  • Develop infrastructure plan process/budget.
  • Improve public safety.
  • Make progress on the General Plan.
  • Rebuild the Community Center.

The top priorities for 2016 are:

  • Make significant progress on the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan.
  • Initiate downtown economic development plan.
  • Develop infrastructure/budget plan.
  • Implement a public safety improvement plan.
  • Make significant progress on the General Plan.
  • Community Center recovery and rebuild.