The seven member City Council is elected at large and serve 4-year terms with a limit of three consecutive terms. The City Council elects a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from the Council to serve two year terms.
The Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers of City Hall. Public hearings are scheduled to commence at 7:00 p.m.
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The Port Angeles City Council holds their regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall. Public Hearings are scheduled to commence at 6:30 p.m., or soon thereafter.
City of Port Angeles - 2013 WORK PLAN Posted January 31, 2013 - City Staff has prepared a 2013 Work Plan providing a brief synopsis of some of the larger, long-term projects currently being worked on by various City departments. The Work Plan is not a complete list of all City-wide projects and does not reflect required regular ongoing projects necessary to provide daily delivery of municipal services.
What becomes evident when reviewing the Work Plan is how most projects require actions and cooperation between multiple City departments. The timeline provides a graphic representation of the approximate length of time required for completion. The timeline outlines activity in 2013, however many of the projects extend well into 2014 and beyond.
The Work Plan is intended first as a communications tool between City Council and Staff. By referring to the Work Plan, Council can gain a better understanding of the projects, including objectives, rationale, and additional work load on staff.
In addition, the Work Plan provides a direct link to the goals developed in the Spring of 2011 by the City Council. The City Council may also use the Work Plan as a communications tool with the community.
City of Port Angeles - 2013 Work Plan
2013 Work Plan / Quarterly Updates
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For more information, or assistance, contact Teresa Pierce - Executive Communications Coordinator at email@example.com or 360-417-4630.
The City will operate and maintain these social media sources as a public service to provide information about City programs, services, projects, events, and activities. Information posted is secondary content and features links back to the City's website for more information.
Establishing a presence on Facebook furthers the City's goal to reach a wider audience, engage the public, deliver messages, and connect with citizens.
As directed by City Council, staff will be monitoring activity, time, and costs necessary for a six month trial period. The City's social media policy and direct links to these Facebook pages are available at: www.cityofpa.us/citymanager.htm#smP
So “Find Us” on Facebook and we hope you will “Like” us soon!
VISIT WITH CITY COUNCIL AT THE FARMERS' MARKET in THE GATEWAY
As part of their continuing outreach to the community, the Port Angeles City Council will have a table at the Farmers' Market in The Gateway on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The Gateway is located at the intersection of Front & Lincoln Streets.
May 4 - Councilmembers Downie and Bruch
Upcoming Dates: June 1, July 6, August 3
~ Councilmembers attending is subject to change ~
If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Pierce, Executive Administrative Assistant, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 360-417-4630.
CITY COUNCIL IMPLEMENTS STRATEGIC GOALS Six community vision elements, or priority results, were developed and adopted for use in preparing the 2012 Budget.
Fiscally Responsible Government: Provide consistent and quality municipal services that maximize return on investments, leverage outside resources, are equitable for local taxpayers, and increase the opportunity for economic development.
Public Safety: Our community is recognized as a safe place to live, work and play and is known for excellent public safety services that are provided by well-trained and highly-competent personnel.
Plan for a Sustainable Community: Strive to provide a diversity of attractive housing, educational and employment opportunities, and a well-maintained infrastructure designed for future growth.
Economic Development: Strive to create a balanced and diverse local economy, while maximizing employment and educational opportunities for the entire community with a well-maintained infrastructure designed for future growth.
Excellence in Government: Strive for government that is predictable, accountable, and honest; actively seek citizen involvement; and incorporate clear and achievable goals that are committed to success.
Our Unique Community: Maintain our community as a place where our citizens enjoy a superior quality of life composed of abundant recreational resources, a unique natural setting, thriving cultural opportunities, and a balanced economic base.
The above list of goals and complete descriptions are available below. For more information contact the City Manager's office at either 360-417-4500 or email@example.com
STRATEGIC GOALS FOR THE CITY OF PORT ANGELES
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The City of Port Angeles annually reviews and revises its goals and objectives for the coming year. The City Council and City Management meet jointly to discuss the best ways to provide services to our citizens and adopt goals and objectives to use as bench marks for decision making for the rest of the year. The City's current goals and objectives are described below.
Improve The Financial Stability Of Port Angeles Objectives: Update long range financial projections/plan annually. Provide accurate and timely financial information to council, staff, and public. Monitor adherence to the financial management policy. Enhance and develop revenue options.
Ensure cost effective City operations.
Promote inter-agency/intra-agency cooperation on purchases. Sell and/or trade unused City property and equipment. Adopt funded capital facility plan on an annual basis. Monitor self-insurance/risk management program.
Maintain fire insurance rating for Port Angeles citizens. Strive for excellence in budget and financial reporting. Assess cost/benefit of annexing logical service areas. Actively pursue state and federal grants and loans. Assess cost/benefit of wellness program. Develop strategy for positive acceptance of revenue increases. Address jail costs.
Promote High Quality Of Health And Public Safety
Objectives: Promote City/County cooperation in emergency management functions. Continue to develop community policing program with emphasis on Senior Volunteer Program, Citizens Crime Stoppers Program, and other community partnerships.
Finalize long-range disaster recovery plan. Educate public on function of Medic One. Take a proactive role on youth crime.
Enhance The Community's Quality Of Life Through Responsible Development Of Land And Stewardship Of The Natural Environment Objectives: Complete city-wide traffic circulation plan, including plans for a future alternative east/west route. Complete stormwater management plan/program and determine funding. Revise existing zoning code and maps consistent with City comprehensive plan.
Implement open space program. Continue to promote recycling program. Support and encourage housing opportunities for low-to-moderate income residents. Review comprehensive plan annually. Explore feasibility of providing permit assistance staffing to aid public in understanding and acquiring permits.
Maintain And Develop City Facilities, Infrastructure, And Programs
Objectives: Implement amendment to the Port Angeles/Clallam County joint waste management plan. Maintain and enhance existing City park facilities.
Support and assist with development of youth programs. Update and implement City's trail plan. Identify assets and inventory infrastructure and facilities.
Improve efficiency of electrical system. Fund and monitor preventive maintenance program for all buildings. Construct/maintain/repair sidewalks city-wide in accordance with City sidewalk policy. Continue planning for city-wide GIS. Support merger of City Light and Public Works.
Complete downtown sidewalk/water main program. Improve intersection at Lincoln and Blvd. Review Sign Code and other codes to ensure that business is not hampered and the public is protected. Evaluate the feasibility of moving to 90 gallon trash containers. Survey citizenry to determine priorities for new major capital facilities/projects.
Enhance And Increase Economic Development In Port Angeles and Clallam County
Objectives: Promote local improvement districts (LIDs). Encourage City employment of youth and dislocated workers and other local workers. Support Downtown Forward program. Promote tourism. Market the Vern Burton Memorial Community Center.
Apply for grants to plan and construct multi-modal transportation center. Market Port Angeles as a desirable retirement city. Decide whether to build a municipal golf course. Support retention of existing business and industry with emphasis on natural resource dependent businesses.
Support Hurricane Ridge Ski Club. Support Marine Lab expansion project. Continue to market City-owned properties. Facilitate Valley Creek project. Make new convention center happen. Initiate discussion of a performing arts center.
Be proactive in economic development planning. Offer general support for a youth center.
Enhance Work Environment And Promote Employee Excellence
Objectives: Encourage employee involvement in community activities. Expand training for employees. Continue to implement customer commitment program.
Continue employee incentive programs and ensure integration with customer commitment program. Maintain active safety program. Evaluate needs of diversification in the workplace. Develop proficiency in the use of the computer network and finance systems. Evaluate recruitment and hiring practices to ensure excellence.
Improve Intergovernmental Relations
Objectives: Explore additional joint activities with the Clallam County, Port Angeles School District, Port of Port Angeles, Clallam County P.U.D., Clallam Transit System, Tribes, and other governmental agencies. Hold meetings with City boards or other governmental units each year.
Increase City Influence On State Legislation And U.S. Congress
Objectives: Monitor proposed legislation to determine impact. Monitor national trends affecting city government. Communicate and seek the support and cooperation of other governmental units for legislative redress.
Protect power and water supply of industrial and domestic customers (Elwha Dam removal legislation). Systematically develop legislative priorities with AWC. Host meetings with local legislators. Increase involvement in timber and fish issues. Expand influence with state and federal agencies.
CITY WEBSITE The City of Port Angeles hosts its own website. We believe this is the best way to keep the information as complete and up-to-date as possible and it also allows residents to quick, easy and secure access to online utility account information.
The goal of this website is to provide online access to utility account information, specific information about the services provided by your city government, general information about the City of Port Angeles and quick and easy ways to contact city staff for more assistance if ever necessary.
NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT? "Home Improvement - Website Style"
January 2012 -
We've done some "home improvement" type changes to the City's website. All the pages are still there - but on each one, you'll find some fresh, new "paint" resulting in a softer, more streamlined look. Dropdown menus, located in the blue buttons near the top of each page, have been expanded to get you quickly to what you are looking for. Graphics and photos are larger and brighter.
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We invite you to visit the web site regularly. The City's website is always a work-in-progress, so watch for continuous updates and new features as we strive to make each visit an informative and pleasant experience for you.