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2019 City Council Goals and Priorities

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Goal #1:  Keep our Community Safe. We will:

a. Upgrade our public safety infrastructure;

b. Improve staffing in PD, Fire, and Code Enforcement;

c. Strong enforcement against rogue dispensaries;

d. Develop and implement a strong homeless shelter and homeless prevention plan;

e. Modernize our Emergency Operations Center

f. Continue to address the secondary impacts of sober living homes through code enforcement and pursuing legislative reforms;

g. Support community policing, such as bike patrols; and

h. Manage coyotes effectively.

Goal #4: Address Housing Shortages and Homelessness. We will continue our efforts to improve housing and to end homelessness in Costa Mesa using a comprehensive way, addressing the full continuum of housing needs from crisis-shelter to supportive housing to affordable market rate for all; including:

a. Providing for an appropriate bridge shelter and developing a permanent location for a shelter/navigation center;

b. Ensuring that those Costa Mesa residents who are chronically homeless and who need specialty care get it;

c. Anticipating and planning for new Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) number allocations; and

d. Developing a plan for compliance with our RHNA numbers that takes into consideration protection of traditional suburban neighborhoods and reducing time spent traveling to and from work.