Council Goals

Each year, the City Council holds a strategic planning session to identify and discuss issues that will allow them to set policy and priorities for the upcoming years. For more information on the City of Gilroy's strategic plan and service delivery strategies from the latest Council strategic plan session, please see the links at the bottom and right of this page.

Annual Strategic Plan


The City Council meets annually for its strategic planning session. After a facilitated discussion, the Council formulates its strategic plan, including a vision, mission, services and action plan.

Strategic Plan Goals for Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023

  • Develop a Financially Resilient Organization that Relies on Local Revenues and Resources
  • Maintain and Improve City Infrastructure Including Streets, Facilities, and Incorporates Green Energy Practices
  • Promote Economic Development Activities that Create Opportunities for Quality Employment and Increase the City's Tax Base
  • Ensure Neighborhood Equity from City Services Including Public Safety, Streets, Parks, and Recreation
  • Promote Availability of Safe, Affordable Housing for all Gilroy Residents
Legislative Agenda
The City Council adopted 16 policies and programs as its legislative agenda for FY22 and FY23. The 16 items of the legislative agenda are listed below.

  Council Policy/Program  Responsible Department 
1 In-lieu Fees vs. Allocations Com Dev
2 Renter Protection Policies  Administration
3 5-Year Street Repair  Public Works
4 Downtown/Rule 20 Undergrounding Public Works
5 Grant Writing Administration
6 Downtown Specific Plan Com Dev
7 Parking Management Public Works
8 Downtown Parklets Com Dev/Public Works
9 Unhoused Community Administration
10 Climate Action Benchmarks Com Dev
11 Reach Codes Com Dev
12 Economic Incentives/Job Protection Administration
13 Public Safety/Mental Health Response Team Police
14 Access to Technology Administration
15 Safe Parking Policy Administration
16 RV Towing Policy Police


City Vision


The City of Gilroy is a regional leader in sustainable development offering a unique, inclusive, safe, and welcoming community with a thriving downtown, recreational opportunities for all ages, sustainable development and environmental policies, and a balanced economy that supports our population and promotes Gilroy as a community for all.

City Mission


The Mission of the City of Gilroy is to provide excellent municipal services to our residents and businesses via outstanding customer service in a financially responsible manner.
City Council Meeting

Strategic Plan & Delivery Strategies