CITY HALL — Residents could deal with fewer bureaucratic headaches in coming months under a reorganization of four of the city’s key departments that received City Council approval Tuesday.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the proposed reorganization, which would disband the Community Development and Housing Department and assign its functions and staff to three modified existing departments — Planning, Development Services, and Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
City officials say the changes would result in a streamlining of department functions and public services.
“The goal has really been to look to improve service delivery,” said City Manager Jim Starbird.
Council members expressed enthusiasm for the changes, which they said have been in the works for years.
“I am very pleased we have finally put this together,” said Mayor Frank Quintero. “I think it’s long overdue.”
As a part of the reorganization, Parks, Recreation and Community Services would become the Community Services and Parks Department, and would focus on the city’s social service programs.