City Council


Description

The Mayor and four City Council members provide leadership and policy direction for the City of Fredericksburg. They are actively involved in the review and approval of the annual City Budget and they approve new ordinance and zoning changes.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide for sustainable community growth
  • Support efforts to improve the local economy
  • Ensure City spending is managed and controlled while meeting the major needs and interests of local citizens
  • Ensure that the overall quality of life in the community is preserved while the city continues to grow
  • Continue to provide high quality services to both residents and visitors
  • Respond to citizen questions and concerns
  • Provide information to local citizens in a transparent and timely manner

In order to meet these goals, we will

  • Review and update City codes and ordinances to address growth and development issues
  • Update five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) so that infrastructure and building facilities are funded and improved as needed
  • Review City Budget and approve a budget that meets community priorities
  • Review and approve City land use and rezoning requests to ensure orderly growth
  • Monitor and control City expenses so that property taxes remain at a reasonable level
  • Work closely with legislative delegation to ensure that new statutes do not negatively impact the community
  • Communicate to local citizens about City services and listen to their input and suggestions

What we accomplished in 2022-2023

  • Continued monitoring of City’s short-term rental ordinance
  • Continued efforts to attract more workforce housing
  • Continued efforts to beautify community
  • Completed improvements to City Park system including new restrooms, splash pad and Martktplatz improvements
  • Ensured City facilities are equipped to perform the work needed to provide excellent customer service
  • Improved the Boards and Commissions application process
  • Worked with County to determine site for Fire Station
  • Enhanced local broadband services
  • Engaged with community on formulation of City Comprehensive Plan revisions
  • Communicated with the community in a proactive manner to keep the public informed and City projects and initiatives

City Council Priorities for 2023-2024