Citywide Strategic Plan

Successes
The following are strengths and accomplishments of the City of Monterey Park since the October 29, 2012 strategic planning retreat. The brainstormed list of perceptions are:
  • Sequoia Park ADA compliance work was completed
  • Implemented online time cards
  • City clerk’s office successfully completed the recent election
  • Enhanced staff training
  • Reduction in the crime rate: 3% less than in 2011
  • Educated and updated the City Council on liability issues
  • Held two community clean-up days
  • Received a $250,000 grant to update the South Garfield Specific Plan
  • Upgrades to Langley Center
  • Completed the first Emergency Preparedness Clinic
  • Replaced 20 computers with new ones in the library
  • Received a grant for a regional bike path
  • The Monterey Park Police Department held four area crime prevention meetings
  • New online water bill payment system
  • An updated zoning ordinance going to the City Council tomorrow night
  • City Council chambers getting painted after some 30 years
  • Completion of numerous CIP (Capital Improvement Project) projects
  • New Emergency Operations Center
  • Employee Recognition Program was implemented
  • Received property tax administration fee refund from the county
  • Completed the annual Localized Payment Project
  • Completed the development agreement with Market Place
  • Implemented paperless agenda packets for the City Council
  • Held a car show
  • 2000 Cranes for Peace event after the Sandy Hook shootings
  • Code Enforcement Division successfully processed hundreds of code violations
  • Re-landscaped two medians on East Garvey
  • Revised the Park Master Plan and it’ll go to the City Council in May
  • The Monterey Park Fire Department received two new gators (utility vehicles) through a grant
  • Downtown clean-up is going well
  • The computer server was placed in a secure server room
  • Settled the Atlantic-Times Square lawsuit
  • Re-enrolled all retirees in the health care program
  • Cherry Blossom Festival to be held on April 21
  • Held a Lunar New Year event
  • Completion of Collegian Street resurfacing
  • Successful change from using the Bank of America to using the Bank of the West
  • Continue to implement the Vacant Lot Ordinance
  • Chipotle came to town
  • Nico Nico Sushi will open in May
  • Continued to maintain a sustainable water system
  • Successfully hired an interim director of public works
  • Library implemented e-books
  • Jamba Juice will be opening in June
  • Yogurtland opened
  • Police Department completed its 22nd Citizens Academy
  • Secured a vendor for a new city website
  • Revised the city’s master fee schedule; it will be presented to the City Council on May 1, 2013
  • Successful recruitment of five or six employee positions
  • Completion of the Transit Center
  • Expanded the Literacy Program in the library to include elementary school children
  • Completed due diligence review audit
  • $120,000 grant for the Fire Department with radios received