Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017

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Update from the April 19, 2016 Retreat

Since 2014, the City of La Puente has carried out a Three Year Strategic Plan with goals that will assist the City in providing world class service to its residents and businesses. The City Council and City Staff update the Strategic Plan every 6 months and routinely report on its progress during City Council Meetings on a quarterly basis.

MISSION STATEMENT 

La Puente is a friendly, culturally diverse, family-oriented small town city that provides quality services in a socially and fiscally responsible manner.

 

CORE VALUES

not in priority order

The City of La Puente values . . .

Fiscal sustainability

Honesty and Integrity

 Diversity

Quality of life

Professionalism

Transparency

Planning for the future

 

THREE-YEAR GOALS

2014-2017 *  not in priority order

Achieve financial stability and sustainability

Enhance city facilities and infrastructure

Enhance the image and perception of the city

Enhance public safety

Enhance city programs and activities


WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CITY OF LA PUENTE SINCE THE OCTOBER 2015 STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT?

Brainstormed List of Perceptions

  • Staff works diligently to make sure we are business friendly
  • Let a contract for and began construction of Valley Wall
  • Completed Temple Avenue and Glendora Avenue Beautification Project
  • GFOA CAFR Award
  • Glendora Street resurfacing
  • Local street resurfacing
  • Senior housing project
  • Made progress on unity and consistency of management staff
  • Had a very successful Health Fair with over 7 large healthcare providers
  • Awarded new tree trimming contract
  • Staff completed emergency management training through the Sheriff’s Department
  • Certified our Housing Element
  • Initiated completed of a Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Successful Youth in Government Day and mock City Council meeting for Project LEAD
  • Working on joint progress with the school district for a swimming pool at the high school
  • Professionalism has increased across the City Council—moving in a positive direction
  • One Council Member, the Police Chief and Recreation Director received the Peace and Justice Award from our local Buddhist group
  • Issued a RFP for refinance of sewer bonds
  • Printed the restrooms at the park
  • Got approval of our EWMP Stormwater Plan
  • Successful Main Street Run
  • Made it to Phase II of the LA 84 Foundation grant for youth basketball
  • Professionally administered a municipal election
  • City recognized again as one of the 50 safest cities
  • Successful Farmers Market every Friday
  • Renewed the contract for the Farmers Market
  • Successful Easter Egg Hunt
  • Painted the City Council Chambers
  • Prepared a balanced budget for FY 2016-2017
  • Had a successful Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
  • Participated in a joint meeting with the Bassett School District to work together on a stormwater project
  • Sidewalk repair—brought all city sidewalks to standard
  • Expedited Aldi, which is near completion
  • Won a CTA award for our LEAD Program
  • Planned our 60th anniversary dinner for August 2016
  • Awarded new landscape maintenance contract
  • Held a successful Little League Parade
  • Open new businesses—Jersey Mike’s sandwich shops
  • McDonald’s opened
  • Hosted many events: Mental Health Consortium, Homeless Count, Veteran’s Day Ceremony
  • 9 Neighborhood Watch Programs in neighborhoods
  • 50 businesses participating in a Business Watch Program
  • There are 3 Hamwatch operators willing to help the City in an emergency