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File #: 20-153    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Department Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 1/31/2020 Final action:
Title: Overview of City Council Priority Setting Session
Attachments: 1. Santa Clara City Council Interview Summary, Jan. 2020, 2. Proposed FY 2020-21 Budget Principles, 3. 3Fold Company Bio, 4. Circlepoint Company Bio, 5. Sept. 5, 2019 Governance Study Session Referrals, 6. List of Council Referrals, 7. FY 2019/20 City Workplan, 8. POST MEETING MATERIAL
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Overview of City Council Priority Setting Session

The focus of the 2020 City Council Priority Setting Session is to provide City Council the time as a governing body to discuss City priorities, discuss any new goals and provide a policy framework within which the City will make future budget and resource decisions.

Dr. Shawn Spano will facilitate this strategic priority setting session. Dr. Spano has over 25 years of experience working with city government and public organizations. He is a specialist in designing and facilitating public forums, meetings, training workshops and off-site retreats with elected officials, executive staff, middle managers, commissions and boards, and local residents.
As background, Dr. Spano served as a professor at San Jose State University where he taught courses and conducted applied research in interpersonal, small group and organizational communication. He specialized in bridging social construction and dialogue theory with practical skills and tools that enable students to design and facilitate processes to improve communication in community, organizational and interpersonal contexts. Dr. Spano also serves as President of the Public Dialogue Consortium, a non-profit organization committed to fostering high quality communication in the public sphere, collaborative problem solving, appreciation for different perspectives, and common ground for action.

During this session, City Council will discuss the following items:
* 2019 Strategic Goals/Pillars,
* New Strategic Goals/Pillars,
* Fiscal Outlook,
* Meet the City's new Communications firms,
* City Workplan Items and review of current Council Referrals,
* Budget Items requiring City Council approval, and
* Other Major Strategic Projects as necessary

The Strategic Pillars approved by City Council in 2019 are:
1. Promote and Enhance Economic and Housing Development
2. Deliver and Enhance High...

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