Accomplishments

Accomplishments in 2015 – 2016

  • Budget balanced, reserves increasing
  • Added 3 new Police positions
  • In-N-Out opened
  • Main Gate RFP Release
  • Doubling economic development resources (new program managers arrive 7/11 and 8/8)
  • City/MPUSD Facility Sharing Agreement Approved
  • Secured CSUMB support on Main Gain access w/scholarship program
  • Solar power/City Hall & PD ventilation/Library roof project
  • Social media launch and new website
  • Broadened department heads
  • RUDG complete at Task Force
  • Restoring Avery Gallery to original design
  • Opened recruiting processes (private sector on interview panels & public presentations)
  • Staff training enhanced – public records, bullying, diversity, etc.
  • First In-Service Day
  • Positively resolve Police Chief transition
  • Seaside Report progressing
  • Youth Resource Center moved to City facility
  • Tree City USA/GFOA Comprehensive Annual Financial Report/Police CALEA, etc. ….professionalizing operations
  • Council Chamber seating fixed (new cushions by end of July)

City Accomplishments for 2014-2015 and 2015-16

  • Mayor received the 2015 Public Official of the Year Award
  • New businesses in the City
  • Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking
  • Reduction in violent crime
  • General Plan Update
  • Awarded $1.32 million CalGrip Grant

Community Outreach:

  • National Night Out
  • Special Olympics
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Prescription Drug Take Back
  • Preferred Carry Policy Adopted
  • Graffiti Abatement Day

Resource Management Services Department Achievements (2014-15-2015-16)

  1. General Plan Update project award of contract to Raimi & Associates and positive progress of the scope of work including community outreach implementation.
  2. Economic Development Projects
  • In-N-Out opens in Seaside – March 2016
  • Processes project entitlements and CEQA for Seaside Senior Assisted Living
  • Enter into an ENA with Mid Coast Holdings for Seaside Concourse
  • Seaside Business Survey completed-report 10/15/15
  • Upgrade of Seaside Dining guide to include over 75 establishments June 2016 (upgraded from a 4 fold to a 5 fold brochure)
  • California Association for Local Economic Development recognizes City of Seaside for two Awards of Merit
  • Long Range Property Management Plan approved by Dept. of Finance May 2015
  • Seaside Business Showcase and Networking Event features milestones of seven businesses ranging from 15 years to two businesses celebrating 65 years

3. Processing of the following permits

  • BAR approval for CHOMP clinic on Fremont
  • Dealership(s) expansion/improvements in the Auto Center
  • Tesla Dealership
  • Mountain Mike’s
  • Press Club and Monterey County Weekly Improvements
  • Gusto’s Restaurant
  • MYO

4. Grant Received

  • West Broadway Street $8,000,000
  • Laguna Grande Well $107,000

5. Completed CIP Projects:

  • Government Buildings Improvements
    • Pattullo Swim Center Upgrades
    • Library ADA Upgrades
    • Upgraded City Hall Heating System
  • Streets Improvements
    • Del Monte Repave
    • Echo, Virginia & Terrace Repave
    • Broadway Repave
  • Parks Improvements
    • Highland Otis Playground & ADA
    • Martin Park ADA
    • Trinity Playground & ADA
    • Durant Park ADA
  • Programs Completed:
    • Stormwater Program Effectiveness Plan
    • RV Parking Ordinance
    • Trailer Ordinance
    • Sewer System Management Plan
    • Vets Cemetery Access Road
    • Traffic Calming Program Revised July 2014 & July 2016

 

Facility Improvements

PD Commander received HIDTA’s 2014 Commander of the Year Award

Organizational Development/Commander Graduating FBI Academy

2nd School Resource Officer (Cops Hiring Grant)

Active Shooter Exercise

Improved Staffing Levels

Tsunami Ready

Additions/replacement to Fleet

Equipment updates/improvements (WRAP, CED’s, Emergency Medical Kits, etc.)

Civil Abatement Process successes

With limited resources: Police Department CFS

  • 2015-16 = 48,606
  • 2014-15 = 47,024

Seaside Fire Department

  • Community Involvement
  • Safe & Sane Fireworks Ordinance Updated (2014)
  • Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating Increase
    • Reclassified from 4/9 to 2/2 (2014)
  • Hired 5 Reserve Firefighters (2015-2016)
  • Awarded Equipment Grants
    • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (2014)
    • Station Sprinkler/Alarm System Installation (2014)
    • Radios (2015)
    • iPads (2015)
  • Awarded SAFER Grant
    • Hired 3 w/Grant (2015-2016)
  • Smoke Alarm Installations
    • Over 240 alarms installed (2014-2015)
  • Car Seat Installation Program Initiated (2014)
  • CPR Program Initiated (2014)
  • Strike Team Deployments
    • Bald, Bridge, Mendocino & Pulgas (2014)
    • Cuesta & Rough (2015)
    • Metz, Coleman & Border 3 (2016)

Recreation

1. Pattullo Swim Center Remodel

2. Hiring of 2nd full time Recreation Position (Recreation Supervisor)

3. Purchased new City Bus and hired bus driver

  • Brought back senior excursions
  • Ability to have more efficient youth field trips for camps

4. Resurgence of school Intercession Camps – (programs are full with waiting list

5. City Special Event attendance has dramatically increased over the past few years

6. Recreation programs in general have increased enrollment

  • Higher quality of staff training/programming

7. Renovation of the Mini Golf Course at the YEC

 

Finance

  • Cross-training
  • Documentation of finance processes to ensure adequate coverage
  • Streamlined the audit to publish by Christmas; it was a stretch to issue by 3/31
  • Computer upgrade
  • Budget award of excellence from CSMFO for 2015-2016 Budget
  • 2016-2017 balanced budget
  • Successful progress in winding down the RDA
  • Improved risk management procedures and outcomes, including management of the Performance Improvement Plan

 

HR Accomplishments

  • Joined MCSIG JPA – controlling health costs; improving employee wellness; and providing employees with control over their health needs
  • Hired outstanding employees
  • Gave pay raises – including 2 minimum wage increases; made employee concessions permanent
  • Used new online training program to improve employee training program, streamline distribution of policies and procedures, and eliminate 10 side spreadsheets
  • Improved employee engagement – including first ever In-Service day & employee appreciation event at City Birthday
  • Improved employee safety and reduced risk by updating many safety policies and procedures, including new heat illness, hazard communication, and implemented a hearing conservation program
  • Implemented new workers’ compensation programs to better control costs
  • Grant – SAFER, CalGRIP, Intern
  • Started Intern program & brought back fire reserves
  • Technological Improvements: WiFi; Computer upgrade; budgeting software; agenda management system; online training program; onboarding program; new website; social media