6:00 PMSCORE Workshop
As a general-law city, West Covina operates through the Council-Manager form of municipal government. The five City Council members are elected at large to overlapping terms of four years and annually select one of their members to serve as Mayor. Beginning in November 2018, the City will move to By-District City Council elections. To learn more visit westcovina.org/districts. The City Council is the legislative body responsible for the overall policies and direction for the City. They are the citizens' representatives in local government. The City Council appoints residents to serve on several commissions.
Jessica C. Shewmaker
Mayor Pro Tem
Letty Lopez- Viado
City Council Goals for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
- Achieve Fiscal Sustainability and Financial Stability
The municipal organization will reconcile projected revenues with projected expenditures. Over the past several years, the City has made significant cuts to expenditures by reductions in the workforce and restructuring the organization. To avoid fiscal crisis, effective leadership and management skills and adoption of best practices are essential.
- Enhance City Facilities and Infrastructure
This goal will be accomplished through the comprehensive Capital Improvement Program which is part of this budget.
- Enhance the City Image and Effectiveness
The community customer service "app" will be upgraded, and a comprehensive plan will be considered. Avoidance and transfer of risk will be practiced. Alternative dispute resolution strategies will be employed.
- Enhance Public Safety
The Police and Fire Departments will prepare strategic plans to address the needs of the residents. In addition, the Emergency Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Plans will be reviewed during the Fiscal Year.
- Enhance City Programs and Activities
The evaluation and consideration of enhancements to current programs is important to the City Council. The City will consider alternatives in service provision in all areas. These include building and safety, city engineering, "opt out" ambulance billing, and environmental services.
- Engage in Proactive Economic Development
The City is committed to engaging in proactive economic development activities, including providing supportive and transparent processes to create an environment conducive to business. These efforts are a vital part of attaining fiscal sustainability.