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2004 City Council Workplan

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Work Plan Item

Responsible Department

Progress Indicators

1.      Multi-modal Transportation Plan Community Development
  1. Send out RFP - March
  2. Finalize community involvement list/begin contacts – April
  3. Choose consultant – May
  4. Council Study Session on TOD’s—May
  5. Steering Committee meeting, TAB, P&Z, and citizens #1 - July
  6. Community outreach workshop #1 - July
  7.   Review & prioritize workshop input - August
  8. Steering Committee meeting #2 - August
  9. Initial Draft Plan completed - October
  10. FasTracks Vote - November
  11. Steering Committee meeting #3 - November
  12. Community outreach workshop #2 - November
  13.   Finalize Draft Plan - January 2005
  14. P&Z/TAB approval - February 2005
  15. City Council approval - March 2005

1st & 2nd Quarter - Due to Council work plan issues at the retreat, the process and schedule are approximately one month behind the original schedule.  At the end of the 2nd Quarter, contract negotiations are underway with the consultant selected (LSA) and have yet to be finalized.  The Council study session on TOD did occur in May as planned with a presentation from RTD.  Work has started (in the 2nd Quarter) on the Rail Feasibility/TOD study by RTD and will provide some the land use amendments needed for potential station development.

2.       Main Street Redevelopment Community Development
  1. Determine Scope of project---Hwy 66 to Pike Rd?
       1-3 blocks on either side of Main? - Aug
  1. Prepare RFP for Consultant services - Aug
  2. Determine community involvement approach (e.g. Task Force or community meetings or both) - Sept
  3. Analyze areas appropriate for mixed use development opportunities - Nov
  4. Prepare mixed use redevelopment draft plans – Dec., depending on scope
1st & 2nd Quarter - Staff is completing its research on the different redevelopment planning approaches that could be used, ranging from the general policy/strategic such as in the Longmont Area Comprehensive Plan; the more specific “urban renewal” planning; and the even more detailed “flour mill” redevelopment planning. Estimated costs will be provided to assist the Council in determining which approach it would like to pursue.
3.      Blight Study to determine boundary for LURA work (revival of LURA and structure discussion out of that study) Community Development
  1. Select consultant to prepare blight study – May (accomplished)
  2. Conduct meetings with property owners in proposed blight study area after meeting with Council to discuss results and identify final urban renewal area - August
  3. Conduct public hearing on blight study and possible use of tax increment financing - August
  4. Submit blight study to Council for hearing and determination of whether to move forward to terminate LURA and establish a new LURA with the City Council as its board - September
  5. Prepare urban renewal plan for the designated blighted area – September 2004-February 2005
1st & 2nd Quarter – The Leland consultant Group was selected to perform the Blight Study and will have a draft to review by the end of July. This will then be reviewed with the Council to determine the actual size of the area that should be included in the urban renewal plan.
4.      City-wide Strategic Plan Administration The purpose of the plan will be to define the strategic areas of policy focus which will ensure Longmont remains a stand alone community through build out and retains the economic capacity to provide comprehensive municipal services that maintain our high quality of life. 
  1. Identify research and initial analysis areas.  Report to Council with results - July
  2. Identify key areas of focus (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) based upon the findings from the initial research and discuss findings with Council - September
  3. Prepare RFP and retain consultant – September/October
  4. Develop community involvement process with focus to represent broad cross section of the community and timed to respond and provide input to initial findings – 4th quarter
  5. Complete focused study and analysis to provide policy options for Council to determine the goals and objectives to achieve the purpose of the planning effort. This effort will consider both revenue and expense aspects associated with economic sustainability – 3rd -4th quarter 2005
1st & 2nd Quarter - The Citywide Strategic Plan (CSP) Coordinating Committee has begun researching several areas including:  experiences of other communities that have completed strategic plans of a similar nature; previous economic market reports for Longmont; and methods of community involvement that are structured to reach a broad spectrum of community members.  Staff attended the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) training on community involvement and is preparing the RFP for consultant services.
5.      Longmont Multicultural Plan Community Services
  1. Participate on the steering committee that will provide oversight to the Longmont Multicultural Plan implementation - 1st – 4th quarters
1st & 2nd Quarter –Culture Task Force:
  • Coordinated 2004 “Longmont Celebrates…Cinco de Mayo” community event.
  • Working on the “New Americans” film/discussion series, in conjunction with the Longmont Museum (date set for Feb. or March 2005).  Will include an immigrant panel. 
  • Working on the Dieciseis event planning committee.
  • Doing some outreach to other ethnic groups in Longmont and inviting their participation on the task force.
Education Task Force:
  • Revising the brochure of “English as a Second Language” adult classes for the Fall semester distribution.
  • Arranging for Tom Stumpf, Principal of Skyline High School, to talk to community groups about the “Cibola” project, which will include one/one mentoring of all students by community members.
Community Involvement Task Force:
  • Rachel Ollar (formerly of the Conocer group) has volunteered to help the task force organize another series of “tamales and talk” discussion throughout the Longmont community.  She will be training the next group of hosts on June 15.
Economy Task Force:
  • Presented a luncheon program on April 28 to the Longmont Chamber of Commerce, along with FRCC and Workforce Boulder County about economic advantages to the entire community of hiring bilingual workers. 
Health Task Force:
  • Working on developing the Promotora program (which trains bilingual lay people to help educate Latinos about chronic disease prevention, e.g. diabetes, hypertension, etc.).
Housing Task Force:
  • Working on Fair Housing Impediments study recommendations; rental housing inspection program implementation; substandard housing education efforts; and predatory lending intervention efforts. 
6.      Neighborhood Revitalization Community Services
  1. Coordinate implementation of the Kensington Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
  2. Develop phase-in plan over a three-year period, with specific strategies and resource needs for year one - 1st quarter
  3. Determine capacity to initiate revitalization effort with a new neighborhood - 3rd quarter
  4. Continue to develop neighborhood capacity to sustain neighborhood revitalization efforts - quarterly
  5. Create and implement ongoing neighborhood outreach strategies - quarterly
  6. Provide quarterly progress reports to City Council.- quarterly
1st & 2nd Quarter – The Kensington Neighborhood Group has developed a 2004 Action Plan to start implementing the Kensington revitalization effort, as envisioned and developed in 2003.  Representatives from the Kensington Neighborhood Group will present their 2004 Action Plan to City Council on July 20, 2004, and will seek direction from about utilizing additional neighborhood revitalization funds to help implement their Action Plan.
8. Explore Human Service needs and funding alternatives Community Services
  1. Assess the capacity of the existing human service delivery system to meet Longmont community’s human service needs - 2nd quarter
  2. Identify funding gaps and recommend service priorities and potential funding increases for the City of Longmont for 2005 - 1st – 2nd quarters
  3. Present recommendations to City Council regarding human service needs, funding gaps and priorities for 2005 - 2nd quarter
1st & 2nd Quarter – Staff and representatives from the Longmont Human Relations Commission, St. Vrain Community Council, and Longmont Early Care and Education group have completed steps 1 and 2.  Recommendations will be presented to City Council on July 20, 2004.
9. Vandalism Abatement and Prevention Police
  1. Research and make recommendations regarding ‘best practices’ being utilized by other communities – 2nd quarter
  2. Explore and make recommendations regarding a citywide adopt-a-park program – 2nd quarter
  3. Identify and make recommendations regarding the role of City of Longmont’s Youth Council in deterring vandalism – 2nd quarter
  4. Explore and make recommendations regarding the building of 1 or more graffiti walls – 2nd quarter
  5. Develop and implement a public awareness plan regarding vandalism – 3rd quarter
  6. Develop and implement a plan to harden targets of vandalism – 3rd quarter
  7. Greatly enhance the involvement of neighborhoods, through current neighborhood groups, the development of new neighborhood groups, and neighborhood watch – 4th quarter/ongoing
1st & 2nd Quarter - The PD is in the process of compiling information regarding best practices.
  1. Vandalism was the primary topic/issue for Civics in Action in a local high school.
  2. The topic of vandalism was a feature article in the LPD’s quarterly insert
  3. The local theme of the 21st annual National Night Out (August 3) is VANDALSIM – IT HURTS US ALL.
  4. The LPD is compiling information regarding a pilot program to adopt a park.
  5. The LPD is the process of developing an overall public awareness campaign.
  6. The topic of vandalism is being incorporated into the PLAY IT SAFE program.
  7. The LPD is developing a Citizens on Patrol program in which an aspect of its focus will be vandalism.

Other Items to be brought to City Council in 2004

Future Role of the Long Range Planning and Zoning Commission (LRPC) – Council has confirmed the following steps:

  1. Do not fill current vacancy on the LRPC,
  2. Invite LRPC members to participate on task forces associated with selected 2004 work plan items (e.g. mixed use standards, or multi modal transportation plan),
  3. Do not change status of LRPC members to function as alternates to the regular commission (there are already are two alternates),
  4. Consider LRPC members first when filling vacancies to the regular commission or alternate slots,
  5. Evaluate formally sunsetting the LRPC at the end of the year
Homelessness Issues – Staff presented the “Housing First” model in JuneLDDA Performance MeasuresLCJP Strategic Plan