File #: 2023-2845   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 3/6/2023
Title: Workshop to Develop a City of Alameda Strategic Plan
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Workshop Agenda, 2. Additional Workshop Materials, 3. Handout

Workshop to Develop a City of Alameda Strategic Plan


To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Jennifer Ott, City Manager


The City Council approved an agreement with CivicMakers to facilitate a three-year Strategic Plan for the City of Alameda. This is the first City Council workshop to develop and discuss the vision and key priorities for the Strategic Plan.


On February 7, 2023, City Council approved an agreement with CivicMakers to provide strategic planning services and create a three-year Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan is a tool for City Council to develop a shared vision and priorities with specific projects outlined that meet those priorities. It will also be utilized to inform the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY 2023-25) budget.


CivicMakers conducted an initial review of pertinent background documents, individually interviewed Councilmembers and held a focus group with the Executive Management Team. CivicMakers then compiled the information gathered and will utilize it to facilitate Council's development of the Vision and Strategic Plan.

The workshop agenda (Exhibit 1) includes an initial visioning exercise, refining that vision and identifying the top key priorities.


1. Participate in the City Council Workshop to develop a Strategic Plan
2. Provide direction to staff for an alternative process for Strategic Plan development


There is no financial impact from this Council strategic planning workshop. Any projects identified through the strategic planning process that require financial contributions from the City would be subject to future City Council approval.


This action does not affect the Alameda Municipal Code.


This action does not constitute a "project" as defined in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378 and therefore no further CEQA an...

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