Lompoc City Council Goals And Priorities Established
An estimated 60 community members attended the city priorities workshop
LOMPOC, CA, March 12, 2019 – Lompoc City Council decided at the conclusion of a Saturday goal and priority-setting workshop that drew about 60 community members on a set of four new goals and to retain its priorities from the 2017-2019 budget cycle.
The council approved the following overarching goals for the upcoming budget cycle: Ensure a safe and supportive city through fully-staffed and equipped public safety departments; Implement a Community Development Program that improves opportunities for growth of our residences and businesses; Provide support and partnerships that empower community members and volunteers’ ability to improve Lompoc; and Determine a sustainable financial plan.
The priorities for the upcoming 2019-2021 budget cycle, are: Market Rate Housing Incentives; Business Incentives; Public Safety Personnel Retention; Retrofit of Fire Station No. 1; Funding/ Savings Plan for Construction of New Fire Station and Police Station 6; Rehabilitation of Turf at City Parks; Business Counter – Revisions/Changes to hours of business, project tracking, greater efficiencies, and customer friendliness; and Upgraded Restrooms to City Parks.
Lompoc City Council reaffirmed these priorities from the 2017-2019 budget cycle during Saturday’s meeting, and city staff has been directed to return with these priorities integrated into the newly approved goals.
Also during the workshop, Lompoc City Council took public comment and heard the results of the recent City of Lompoc Priorities Survey that drew 970 responses from the community.
The survey resulted in 78.35% of respondents choosing economic development as their top priority from the goals Lompoc City Council established in 2015, 77.42% selecting public safety, 51.13% choosing parks and recreation, 43.71% selecting infrastructure, 24.43% choosing code enforcement, and 24.95% choosing other. Among the write-in answers for the “other” category were: housing, homelessness, crime, tourism, and city image.
The presentation given by Lompoc City Manager Jim Throop to city council during the Saturday, March 9 workshop is posted on the City of Lompoc’s website at: Priorities Workshop Presentation.