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City Council Study Session Agenda & Minutes

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

6:00 PM
Lausmann Annex, Room 151
200 South Ivy, Medford, Oregon

1.     Strategic Planning                                                     

February 16, 2016 
Lausmann Annex
200 South Ivy, Medford, Oregon
The Medford City Council Study Session was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Lausmann Annex of the Medford City Hall on the above date with the following members and staff present:
Mayor Gary Wheeler; Councilmembers Daniel Bunn, Chris Corcoran, Tim Jackle, Eli Matthews, Kevin Stine, Michael Zarosinski
City Manager Pro Tem Bill Hoke; City Attorney Lori Cooper*; City Recorder Karen Spoonts; Human Resources Director Mike Snyder; Interim Police Chief Randy Sparacino
Councilmembers Clay Bearnson and Dick Gordon were absent.
City Manager Pro Tem Bill Hoke questioned if Council liked the layout of the City Manager recruitment brochure. Suggestions for changes were brought forth.
Strategic Planning
Mayor Wheeler stated the conclusion from the last meeting was we would use City staff to develop a Strategic Plan. Mr. Hoke brought up the plan prepared by Horizon Centre, Inc. called the System Assessment and Improvement Plan dated August 12, 2004 (emailed to Council on February 2, 2016).
The following are comments that Council came up with pertaining to the Strategic Plan:
  • Meetings are Council driven
  • What is our vision; our plan for our community
  • Refocus our priorities
  • Come up with goals; yearly goals; stretch yourself on some of these
  • Council can go and do things or wait until it comes to Council, such as convention center
  • Remove barriers in those areas where are we deficient
  • Limit our focus
  • Direction needed for City Manager
  • Facilitator or consultant from outside the area
  • Each councilmember to come up with their own list
  • Make some of our processes better; staff is ready to do this
  • Another urban renewal district with a specific plan; no more than 10 years
  • Leading edge of creativity; forward thinking
*City Attorney Lori Cooper left at 6:49 p.m.
The outcome of the meeting was:
  • Councilís assignment; each to provide their top goals to Lynette O'Neal within two weeks
  • Staff to provide information on a facilitator (not from this area)
  • Council to meet with Development Services on February 25
  • Mr. Hoke is working on urban renewal ideas
The meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.
Karen M. Spoonts, MMC
City Recorder

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