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File #: 22-1665    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/17/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action:
Title: 2022 City Council Priority Setting Session
Attachments: 1. Council Priorities Matrix, 2. FY 2022/23 Budget Principles, 3. 2021 City of Santa Clara Annual Report of Accomplishments, 4. MissionSquare Research Workforce Trends Report, 5. Code of Ethics/Behavioral Standards for Councilmembers, 6. Proposed Resolution Establishing Meeting Procedures, 7. Western City Article: Breaking the cycle: Steps for reducing negative discourse and incivility in public meetings, 8. Additional Background Information for (030) Items, 9. Written Petition (030), 10. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 11. eComments
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REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
2022 City Council Priority Setting Session

Report
BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

In 2021, the City Council held its annual Priority Setting Session (Session) on February 1 and 2, 2021 and a Priority Check-in on August 17, 2021. On February 8, 2022 the City Council will meet for the annual 2022 Priority Setting Session, this Session builds on the Council's past efforts. Specifically, the 2022 Priority Setting Session will include the following sections:

1. Welcome - Where We Are
2. Budget Update and 10-Year Financial Forecast
3. Accomplishments on Council Priorities and State of the Organization
4. Governance Check-In with Council
5. 2022 Council Priorities Strategy--Unfunded Council Initiatives (030) & 2022 Critical Priorities

Attached to this report is a matrix (Attachment 1) that summarizes various referrals and policy priorities and their status. It is important to note that there will be several opportunities for public comment and to receive input from the community. Following the review of the City's fiscal position and organizational capacity and a governance check-in, the City Manager and session facilitator will lead the Council in a discussion of critical priorities and how to balance future priorities against the City's current resources and condition.

It is important to note early on that this is not a "business as usual" Session. The City is entering its:

* Third year of working through COVID uncertainty and its impacts to the City's General Fund fiscal health, City services, and workforce,
* Six-months without a permanent City Attorney and the significant impact to the entire City organization for lack of adequate legal support needs, and
* Window of opportunity to course correct by reaching agreement on a critical path and critical priorities.

Our organization is not the same organization that it was in February 2021, when this Council first met in this format with the hope of the recently developed vaccines ...

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