City Manager's Progress Report
CITY MANAGER’S PROGRESS REPORT
The Live Oak City Council is focused on making Live Oak a great place to live and work. Every year improvements occur, and planning effectively for the future remains a top priority. As the economy begins to show signs of recovery, Live Oak is emerging as a community prepared for economic activity.
Over the past few years the Live Oak City Council has accomplished all of the following:
- Completed a state of the art wastewater treatment plant capable of meeting community needs many years into the future
- Improved the city’s water supply with a new filtration system
- Completed multiple park projects including the construction of Pennington Ranch Park, construction of Phase I of the Live Oak Recreation Trail, renovation of Date Street Park, improvements to the swimming pool in Memorial Park, and secured $1.8 million for construction of a new soccer park
- Completed renovation of the old Union Pacific Railroad Live Oak Depot in the heart of the downtown core, removing a decades-old eyesore and creating an attractive connection to Live Oak’s historic railroad past
- New sidewalks on Pennington Road and Larkin Road, and new sidewalk under construction on Highway 99 from Elm Street to Pennington Road
- A new signal under construction at Elm Street and Highway that will improve pedestrian safety considerably
- Completed planning projects include the 2030 General Plan, completion of water, sewer and storm drain master plans, development of design guidelines for new construction, completion of the Highway 99 corridor master plan, an update to the zoning code and subdivision guidelines, and completed a market assessment clearly demonstrating the retail leakage to neighboring communities that Live Oak is poised to recapture
- Annexed over 350 acres of Highway 99 frontage zoned for job-creating commercial and employment uses
Every December the City Council meets to plan for the coming year. Over the last few years, the following goals continue to guide the planning effort:
- Establish Live Oak as a prosperous, livable community with its own unique character
- Provide a variety of housing for all income levels
- Establish a local business base that creates both good jobs and a strong local revenue base to support city services
- Deliver city services in a professional, friendly, effective, efficient and customer-oriented manner
We hope you are as excited as we are about Live Oak’s future! Click on the links below to review progress through the end of 2012, and to review the newly adopted 2013 Community and Economic Development Action Plan.
Council meetings occur the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. Your participation is welcomed and encouraged.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 16:12