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City Manager’s Update – October 2023
We are wrapping up 2023 in the blink of an eye. I would like to highlight some of our major accomplishments in the last few months; the approval of the purchase of 17101 Bushard Street property for our future Fire Station No. 1, the Police Department Locker Room Improvement Project is underway, salary increase for part-time classification and compensation plans were approved, the FY 2023-24 Annual Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Program was adopted, the Crawfish and Lobster Festivals were a success, Summerfest was a hit, Movies in the Park and Concerts in the Park were well-attended, a Groundbreaking was hosted for the Universally Accessible Playground (UAP) going in at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, and the Brookhurst, Warner and Ward bridges reopeoned. This is just to name a few and we look forward to many more success stories in the near future.
We also transitioned back to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) for pooling self-insurance through the excess liability protection program of the JPIA; and completed the strategic planning retreat in May where City Council adopted the following vision and mission statements and our three-year goals as noted below.
Fountain Valley is a safe, inclusive, and desirable community where you can live your best life!
The City of Fountain Valley is a team-driven organization committed to providing excellent service to our community through our core values.
Core Values - The City of Fountain Valley Values
(not in priority order)
• Fiscal Stability
• Honesty, Integrity and Ethical Behavior
• Excellent customer service
• Quality of Life
• Enhance the culture and environment of “A Nice Place to Live”
• Achieve fiscal stability by evaluating processes and attract and retain revenue producing businesses/opportunities
• Attract and retain quality staff through best practices and trends
• Maintain, build, and modernize infrastructure to support the growth and future needs of the City
The launch of the City's new and improved website and rebrand has been a big success and we continue to receive positive feedback; City staff continues to work hard to monitor and enforce the banning of short-term rentals in the City and will revisit the City of Costa Mesa’s group home ordinance and their pending lawsuit in the near future; the City is in an ongoing negotiation with the County on the Mile Square Park lease renewal; and continues to work closely with City Net in our continued efforts on outreach to show compassion for the unhoused population and providing them with resources & services to position themselves for a better future.
Staff is working hard to make Fountain Valley “A Nice Place to Live, Shop, Dine, and Play”. Follow us on our social media platforms to get regular updates.
City Manager Update Videos
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January 2023, https://vimeo.com/794710864
February 2023, https://vimeo.com/802720088
March 2023, https://vimeo.com/812465652
April 2023, https://vimeo.com/820712515
May 2023, https://vimeo.com/832276476
June 2023, https://vimeo.com/839902534
July 2023, https://vimeo.com/850371741
August 2023, https://vimeo.com/859031024
September 2023, https://vimeo.com/866579293
Quarterly City Manager’s Report
Spring 2023 Edition