Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking Forward to a Brilliant 2016!

During this holiday season, we would like to celebrate our success, our outstanding City Council and staff, and our strong community who believe in excellent governance. The City Council, City staff, and our citizens have all contributed to fostering our city as a great place to live, work and play. As the year closes, we reflect on progress and achievements, such as breaking ground on a number of land developments, and increasing opportunities for civic engagement.

With the New Year fast approaching, the City Council and City of Foster City staff are looking forward with expectations of community engagement and dialogue that will reflect visions of managed growth, excellence, and sustainability.
The City of Foster City will focus on promoting economic development by creating meaningful relationships with local businesses and nurturing growth that will be consistent with community values and will maintain a healthy balance of residential neighborhoods, business areas, and open spaces in the city. 

Civic engagement and transparency are crucial to good governance, and increasing opportunities for both will assist the City of Foster City in serving the community in the best way.  The City staff has introduced Foster City Forum, the online place where citizens of Foster City can join the conversation about City projects and plans. City staff has also developed an e-newsletter to be introduced in the New Year, as an easy and fun way to stay up to date with City happenings.
Foster City will also see planning and improvements aimed to improve services and maintain a sustainable and safe city. The Levee Improvement Project will continue to move forward in improving the structure of the levee to mitigate risk and sustain property integrity. The Wastewater Treatment Plant will be updated with advanced infrastructure that will allow for it to serve the community more effectively, for years to come.

The City Council and City staff look forward to these and other important initiatives in the New Year to continue to make Foster City the best place to live, work, and play.
On behalf of our City staff, I extend the best and warm wishes for a great 2016!

Holiday Wishes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTuMPnXRlUE