Goals 2019

At its annual Strategic Planning and Goal Setting Session on January 25, 2019, the La Palma City Council discussed a variety of issues and proposed the following goals for 2019:

  • Negotiate a Master Developer Agreement with Eight88 Hospitality, LLC. (Multiyear Goal)
  • Investigate new Redevelopment rules and develop a Comprehensive Plan to improve neighborhood shopping areas.
  • Develop a Concept Plan for the Brookside Apartments complex. (Multiyear Goal from 2017)
  • Encourage and/or facilitate enhanced architecture design and/or niche shopping areas within current strip mall locations. (Multiyear Goal)
  • Develop a Business Engagement Plan through the Business Engagement Ad Hoc Committee.
  • Identify funding and phasing for construction of medians throughout the City. (Multiyear Goal from 2017 – Design Phase completed in 2018)
  • Review funding options for the Civic Center Replacement Fund to ensure ability to rebuild in 20 years.
  • Develop a City International Day Signature Event for April 2020 that includes a parade component (without a band competition and with local school participation).

Two long-term goals were also identified, which would exceed $25 million each and therefore could take decades to achieve:

  • Undergrounding of Utilities Citywide
  • Water Treatment Facilities