The Community Conversation on Streets, Parks, and Facilities
A key challenge for the community is keeping up with the need to maintain the basic infrastructure of the City. The elimination of the Redevelopment Agency, a decline in federal funding, and less buying power with gas tax revenue have created a gap in funding for maintaining streets, parks, and aging community facilities.
The City Council hosted numerous public workshops in fall 2014 to get input on community priorities and funding options for streets, sidewalks, libraries, community centers, police and fire stations, and park and recreation facilities. Suggestions were gathered through a printed and online survey. Survey respondents ranked facilities in order of priority for upgrades, modernization, or replacement.