San Jose Ca.Gov
File #: ROGC 23-035    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/13/2023 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 1/18/2023 Final action:
Title: 2023 City Council Priority-Setting Sessions. (Mayor)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from Mayor, 2. Early Consideration Response Form - 1/18/2023


2023 City Council Priority-Setting Sessions. (Mayor)


1.  Direct the City Manager to:

                     a.  Schedule and/or agendize two separate City Council priority setting sessions in mid- to late February 2023 by way of either regularly scheduled Council meetings or special meetings.

                     b.  In the first session, agendize a joint readout on the most immediate set of preferred outcomes, performance metrics, recommendations and other feedback from each of the five transition committees on: 1) Homelessness, 2) Community Safety, 3) Clean Neighborhoods, 4) Planning and Permitting, and 5) Downtown Vibrancy.

                     c.  In the second session, incorporate discussions from the first session into an immediate set of Administration recommendations for Council consideration regarding fewer areas of focus, preferred outcomes, specific programs, and initiatives to bring about those outcomes and performance metrics.

2.  Direct the City Manager to develop a framework, program dashboard, and progress reporting cadence that allows the Administration and Council to focus Council deliberation and City resources on prioritizing progress towards these most important goals as part of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget Process.

3.  Given that Recommendations 1 and 2 should result in an increased emphasis on mutually-agreed pressing priorities, avoid duplicative work by directing the City Manager to suspend reporting to Council on the remaining current Fiscal Year 2022-2023 City Initiatives Roadmap, while allowing the appropriate Council committees to incorporate current Fiscal Year 2022-2023 City Initiatives Roadmap updates and feedback as appropriate.