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On the agenda: City staff to present on Strategic Plan, City Council to consider Rose Parade participation fee

City Council will hear a presentation on Alhambra’s Strategic Plan, a three-year plan to improve the quality of life in the city by meeting monthly goals. The current Strategic Plan includes objectives up until May, at which time the City Council and staff will update the goals as they do every six months.

Items on the plan that have been completed or are on-going include the Police Department's WeChat, a possible location for a dog park, Mayor Gary Yamauchi’s monthly “Meet the Mayor” booth at the Farmer’s Market, staff reports made available on the City of Alhambra’s website, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes conducted in Spanish.

The City also aims to implement an Alhambra mobile application, to develop a plan to provide police officers with body cameras, allow job applications for the City to be completed and submitted online, provide information to residents regarding the 710 Environmental Impact Report, and install signage indicating historic neighborhoods.

City Council will also vote on providing a $5,000 sponsor fee to the Chamber of Commerce for participation in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade. If the Council approves, this would mark Alhambra’s 88th year in the parade, says the staff report. Alhambra’s 2015 float was dedicated to World War II veterans as part of an “Inspiring Stories” theme. 2016’s theme will be "Find your adventure."

City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.


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