2013-2014 City Council Goals and Objectives

Each year, the City Council reviews its adopted Goals & Objectives and makes appropriate amendments (including adding or deleting items or making appropriate edits to reflect changing priorities) before adopting the next fiscal year’s document.

For Fiscal Year 2013-14, staff recommends some changes to the long-standing format of the Goals & Objectives to account for the long-term/multi-year nature of many of the items and to encourage measurable progress.

The recommended format changes are primarily applied to long-term/multi-year goals in which specific objectives of the goal are to be achieved during the fiscal year. 

Proposed FY 2013-2014 City Council Goals & Objectives

Traffic Mitigation

  • In cooperation with the City’s project partners, complete the 57/60 Freeway Interchange corridor long-term “big fix”.
    • Commence construction on the Westbound SR-60 Slip Ramp (Phase 1 of 57/60-Grand Confluence Project).
    • Complete design of Local Improvements at Grand/Golden Springs and DB Golf Course Frontage and prepare for construction (Step 1 of Phase 2 57/60-Grand Confluence Project).
    • Complete EIR for Grand Bridge Widening, Bypass Roads, & On/Off Ramp Reconfiguration and continue design work (Step 1 of Phase 3 57/60-Grand Confluence Project).
    • Secure funding partners for and complete a feasibility study to determine the preferred and most cost-effective options for the completion of 57/60 “big fix” (missing freeway and HOV connectors separate from the 57/60 Confluence Project).  
  • Advocate for transportation solutions that are equitable in their distribution of goods movement related traffic.
    • Secure recognition of the SR-60’s ongoing status as a component of the state and national freight networks in an effort to secure funding for 57/60 Interchange improvements.
    • In cooperation with the City’s project partners, complete the Lemon Avenue on and off ramp project.
  • Complete right-of-way acquisitions and begin construction.
    • Develop a report to the City Council outlining the ongoing effectiveness of the City’s ongoing traffic mitigation project programs. 
    • Oppose any high speed or light rail proposals that adversely impact Diamond Bar.

Fiscal Responsibility/Economic Development

  • Create a long-term City-wide financial plan for preservation of the City’s fixed assets, including infrastructure, buildings, parks, and other facilities.
  • Develop incentive-based Specific Plans to revitalize areas such as K-Mart and Market World. 
  • Identify specific development opportunities and develop Specific Plans to revitalize the K-Mart and Honda property areas in a way that provides the greatest net benefit to the community.
    • Complete the market study for the Honda property and provide a report to the City Council.
    • Develop a plan to address the long-term financial sustainability of the City’s Lighting and Landscape Assessment Districts (LLADs).

Communications

  • In addition to regular public meetings, provide a variety of opportunities for public interaction and participation:
    • Implement the Discover Diamond Bar program.  Through new partnerships with local organizations (schools, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, etc.), increase community awareness about City programs and services, particularly those related to emergency preparedness and environmental services. This outreach may include face-to-face interaction, dissemination of literature/educational materials, and contribution of City content for inclusion in partner organizations’ newsletters/websites.
    • Complete an update to the City’s website, enhancing governmental transparency, access to information, and ease of use for the public.

Other Items

  • Preserve Windmill structure via ownership of structure and/or property.
  •  Develop a City-wide branding plan that incorporates standard design elements with a unifying theme that reflects the image of Diamond Bar. 
    • Commence Grand Avenue beautification project, using the chosen design as an initial standard plan for the City’s streetscapes and entry signage.
  • Establish a “quiet zone” on the MetroLink train line at Lemon Avenue near Walnut Elementary School.   
  • Develop and implement fiscally responsible environmental/sustainability programs.
    • Complete a five-year review/update of the Council’s Sustainability Program Options Report (2008).
  • Complete the implementation of the approved Housing Element update.