CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: November 9, 2004
Subject/Title: Accept Annual Report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation
Prepared by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Accept the Annual Report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan.
City Council adopted the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan and
adopted the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration on June 25,
November 25, 2003, City Council accepted the First Annual Report for the
Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan.
One of the innovative parts of the City of Brentwood Parks, Trails, and
Recreation Master Plan is the requirement that the plan is reviewed each
year, with the submission of an annual report to City Council to evaluate
the Parks and Recreation Department’s level of success in implementing the
Master Plan. With the time and input that was required to complete the
Master Plan, and the importance it plays in directing the future of parks
and recreation in Brentwood, there was a strong desire to make sure the plan
didn’t get approved and then sit on a shelf, never to be looked at again.
The requirement of an annual report attempts to keep the plan up-to-date and
Parks and Recreation Department staff has compiled the second annual report
for fiscal year 2003/2004 with the assistance and review by the Park and
Recreation Commission on October 28, 2004. This report has also been
formatted to fit the City Council’s recently adopted mission and vision
statement, five core values, and the “Brentwood Way” of doing business. This
change of format was well received by the Park and Recreation Commission who
have requested, as a future agenda item, the opportunity to spend time
working on ways to better articulate what the five core values mean as a
further way of measuring our success in implementing the Master Plan.