City Manager's Performance Goals

The City Manager’s Office is established under the City Charter.  Specifically, the City Manager’s Office executes Council direction; provides strategic leadership and implements policy; provides oversight to all City departments; develops and recommends alternatives to address current and future community needs; ensures the City’s financial integrity; provides information on City government to residents; ensures that City services are provided equitably and cost-effectively; and provides oversight for the development of the City budget.  

The City Manager’s Office also ensures that information is effectively communicated to the public, City staff, elected officials, the media and residents.  

The following is a list of my goals as city manager for review.  As always, I welcome your feedback and suggestions.

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2018

Quality of Life

Improve Community Safety

Engage staff and local organizations in public safety effortsgreen circle
Make Modesto safer for pedestrians and cyclistsgreen circle

Invest in Beautification Efforts

Evaluate the City’s property maintenance and nuisance abatement codes as well as the code compliance processgreen circle
Establish and implement a comprehensive citywide recycling and compost plangreen circle
Review and update the Tuolumne River Regional Park Master Plangreen circle

Develop Homelessness and Housing Plan

Conduct a housing market analysis and implement a comprehensive housing strategy to position the City to leverage alternative revenue sources (i.e., other government grants, loans, private and nonprofit funds)green circle

Ensure Safe, Efficient and Reliable Infrastructure

Reconsideration of Measure A & Mgreen circle
Develop a Muni Park Master Plangreen circle
Install Railroad Quiet Zonesgreen circle

Economic Vitality

Drive the Success of Vibrant and Economically Sustainable Business Climate

Update the General Plan consistent with the City’s vision

The City secured a contract with PlaceWorks on June 7, 2021 to prepare the Comprehensive General Plan Update and Environmental Impact Report.

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Build and Promote a recognizable and desirable identity for the City of Modesto

Engage and train the community to serve as ambassadors of Modesto’s “brand”green circle
Engage stakeholders and develop a comprehensive community marketing strategygreen circle

Make Downtown a Regional Destination

Create a downtown economic development strategy (including infill housing, mixed-use development, business retention and attraction, and placemaking)
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Turn Cooks Market into a Mixed-Usegreen circle

Organizational Excellence

Achieve Long-term Financial Sustainability

Pursue new and alternative revenue sources

The Fire department is in process to implement new First Responder fee and Cost Recovery

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Address the City’s pension liability and healthcare costs in alignment with long-term financial goals green circle

Promote Trust and Engagement

Develop and implement a broad community engagement plan to enhance public dialogue and trustgreen circle
Develop a multi-lingual communications plangreen circle

Build a High-Performance Organization

Develop an innovation and efficiency plan that utilizes private sector best practicesgreen circle
Additional support for Council

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Streamline the current appointment process for City citizen committeesgreen circle

Status Legend

Status: CompleteStatus: Stalled or StoppedStatus: DelayedStatus: On Track
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