Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler, City Manager Brian Sjothun, and Councilman Mike Zarosinski gave the 2017 State of the City Address at the Medford Chamber Forum on Monday, July 10.
To see the full powerpoint presentations used during the address click below:
City of Medford – State of the City
A few takeaways from the State of the City Address:
- 2017-19 Biennial Budget Impacts:
- $323,800,00 – total budget, a 9.8% decrease from 2015-17 adjusted budget.
- 13 new full time positions – 11 positions are funded through either savings from other areas or established or proposed fee increases for services.
- Upcoming Improvement Projects:
- Building of Fire Station #3
- Foothills Road
- Cedar Links & Village Town Center Parks
- Medford Urban Growth Boundary Goals and Intentions:
- Create an urban growth boundary amendment meeting City goals within context of state laws – County Approves Urban Growth Boundary Amendment
- Protect housing affordability and home ownership opportunities
- Provide more opportunity for economic growth
- Create balanced neighborhoods supporting all forms of transportation
- Allow for new and unique leisure opportunities
- City Management Initiatives:
- Working to assist Council and Community in developing a new vision and strategic plan.
- Visioning for Internal Operations on how to provide exceptional service to Medford Citizens.
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