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2017 Council Workplan - Fiscally Prudent

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  • Short-Term Rentals

Following study by the Planning Commission in 2015, the City Council requested additional information from staff on the practical and legal ramifications of permitting short-term residential rentals of less than 30 days.  Council liaisons to the Planning Commission met with staff in the spring of 2016 to refine a work program and priorities for a short-term rental permitting program.  Staff anticipates that a preliminary program proposal will be brought back to the full City Council in the fall of 2018.

  • Capital Improvement Plan

The Council had a discussion at their October 26, 2017 special meeting regarding the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which are made up of Capital Improvement Projects – multi-year expenditures to build new, or maintain/replace existing, infrastructure.  Projects are added to the CIP after master plans or infrastructure plans are conducted, or when the Council, City Commissions/Committees, staff, and/or the community identifies potential projects or needs that should be addressed or evaluated.  The CIP will be brought back to the Council in the spring of 2018 as part of the mid-term budget review, where projects will be considered for funding.  A business license tax was passed by the voters in 2008 which helps to fund CIPs, along with Gas Tax (Measure A funds) which funds street projects, the Water and Sewer Capital Charge which funds water and sewer projects, and Marina Fees which funds Marina related projects.  Other sources of funding for CIPs are developer payments which fund infrastructure projects needed due to new development, and grants, which fund a variety of projects depending on the type of grant (i.e. trails, open space purchase, water, sewer, marina). 

  • Item #20 - Priority Based Budgeting

In August of 2015, the City Manager and Administrative Services Director attended a seminar in Denver at the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPPB).  The approach incorporates the following:

1.  Develop fiscal result model to assist in identifying long-term trends, and the impacts of spending commitments on future budgets (DONE)

2.  Adopt city-wide goals/results to measure against each program (DONE)

3.  Develop programs with each department for purposes of tracking costs (DONE)

4.  Identify goals/results that each program achieves (DONE)

5.  Rank programs on how many goals/results it assists the City in achieving (future)

6.  Develop Performance Indicators to measure effectiveness in meeting goals/results (future)

The City Council had their annual Goal-Setting Workshop/Retreat in January of 2016 to discuss and confirm the Community’s goals/results.  They were fine-tuned and approved by the Council at their May 8th Priority-Based Budgeting Workshop.  In June of 2016 the City Council adopted a two-year priority based program budget which will be brought back to the Council to review at their June 2018 Budget Workshop.

In August of 2016, six staff members attended Priority Based Budgeting training in Denver.  The City became a member of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting in November of 2016 and in early August 2017, the City hosted a Northern California Priority-Based Budgeting Workshop.



  • Ballot Measures Submitted and Approved by the Voters - COMPLETED NOVEMBER 2017

Measure D on the November 2017 ballot passed, imposing a business license tax on soil recycling establishments of 20% of its gross receipts or $200,000, whichever is greater.
Measure E on the November 2017 ballot also passed, imposing a business license tax for recycling establishments that recycle 100,000 tons or more of material in a single year to pay up to $4 million per year.
  • Brisbane School JPA Amended - COMPLETED MARCH 2017

An amended and restated Cooperative Agreement between the City and the Brisbane Elementary School District for the Shared Use of Public Facilities and Programs was approved by the Council at their March 2, 2017 meeting.



(Last updated: March 2, 2018)