Citywide Strategic Plan

Citywide Strategic Plan Documents

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