The Turlock City Council will host the final public workshop as part of Mayor Gary Soiseth’s “100 Day Vision” this evening when they go over the strategic plan and budget once more.
Council met with directors from City of Turlock departments for more than five hours on Jan. 17 to kick-off the public workshops. Council and staff went through the strategic plans of each department to begin the groundwork for the next several months.
Since January, Council has been hosting public workshop on Tuesdays when the regular Council Meetings weren’t scheduled. Each workshop focused on specific departments.
While the first 100 days have come and gone for Mayor Soiseth, Council will meet Tuesday evening to recap the progress made and propose changes to strategic plans for each department, based on the workshops.
Originally, Soiseth had planned to finalize the strategic plans and budget on Tuesday, however, he announced at the end of last the regular City Council meeting that while Council will look at the strategic plan on Tuesday, it will not be finalized just yet.
“We are going to be looking at the strategic plan and marrying that with the budget, but it is by no means going to be finalized by that point,” said Soiseth at the City Council meeting, adding that there will be a discussion with public input in coming weeks.
Soiseth and Councilmember Steven Nascimento have been going through the budget line-by-line with staff to see what changes need to be made.
In addition to the strategic plan for the upcoming fiscal year, Council is also preparing a four-year strategic plan.
“You’ll be seeing us around, because this the beginning of the process, not the end of it,” said Soiseth at the last City Council meeting.
Turlock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.