City officials are seeking more public input on a 10-year strategic plan that emphasizes improvements to roadways and sidewalks, a new central library and establishing neighborhood councils to encourage more civic engagement.
The draft document, called “Our Plan, Our Future, Our Burbank,” sets the city working priorities through 2021, and includes feedback from a resident survey taken last year.
As more comments come in, city officials will continue to add and amend the draft plan until it is sent to the City Council for final consideration. City spokesman Keith Sterling said no firm timeline for adopting the plan had been set.
City Council members have acknowledged the difficulty in pursuing some of the proposed goals during a financially turbulent time, but others could be done without huge capital costs.
City Manager Mike Flad pointed to Pasadena’s neighborhood associations and noted that often communities may rally around what they see as a negative occurrence, such as an unwanted development, but end up becoming a more organized voice.