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2020 Priorities

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Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:08:31 +0000 (UTC)

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City Council Members,

I am recommending that as part of the upcoming goal-setting and budget preparation, you select infrastructure related projects that would benefit our community.

Specifically, projects that repair/replace failing street pavement, and repair/upgrade storm drains that would reduce flooding in our neighborhoods. I see several areas throughout the City that flood during heavy rain events, and have gone unrepaired for many years. In addition, converting all of the street lights to LED would be beneficial in reducing electrical consumption, as well as reducing overall long term costs. Our aging infrastructure needs to be made a priority as we look ahead.

Also, as part of the budget review process, I encourage you to look at our City Staffing levels as they compare to other neighboring Cities. For example, the City of Burlingame has approximately 70 less staff members, and the City of Foster City has a substantially smaller staff as well. Both of these cities provide services (sanitary sewer collection) that our city staff does not perform. Given the fact that the majority of the budget is used for salaries and pensions, I would hope you ensure we are not overstaffed.

Thank you.

Randy Ferrando
1150 Middle Ave
Received on Tue Jan 28 2020 - 16:14:23 PST

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