Council zeroes in on traffic safety, recycling

By Hank Stratford on January 27, 2014

Stratford Hank websiteIt’s a new year, so we’ve set new resolutions at the city council.

We recently held the annual Clayton City Council/City Manager goal-setting session. Each year we review our list of work in progress. We decide what items we, as a city, want to continue to work on, what items have been completed, and what no longer needs our attention. We also add new goals to the list.

One of the items that stays on the list each year is to “Increase Traffic Enforcement.” If you were a recipient of a ticket this past year you may not appreciate this goal. However, we all have benefited from increased safety that results from strong traffic enforcement. I want to publicly thank our police officers for their efforts in keeping us safe.

Recycling is also an important issue that seems to be ever-present in the city. The state has set a target that each household recycle 50 percent of their generated waste. As a city Clayton’s residents come close to this target but we often fall short. One easy way to increase your recycling and save some money is to reduce the size of your blue garbage can. I know that some of you like to keep your extra-large blue garbage can, but I think you will be okay if you have some garbage (that can’t be recycled) that has to wait until the following week.

I see some households that have a large brown recycle can and a smaller blue can. I think they have the right idea.

Remember that the focus in January and February is Self-discipline. In our Do the Right Thing program Self-discipline is defined as: Practicing self-control, setting goals and working toward them, and striving for personal improvement. Know that your city council is always trying to make our city better.

Meanwhile, we had to say goodbye to another city employee recently, as Clayton Police Officer Daren Billington accepted a position with the Concord Police Department. We will miss Officer Billington and the good work that he did for us. We wish him well in his new position.

 

Feel free to contact me with questions and comments at hstratford@ci.clayton.ca.us.

It’s  a new year, so we’ve set new resolutions at the city council.
We recently held the annual Clayton City Council/City Manager goal-setting session. Each year we review our list of work in progress. We decide what items we, as a city, want to continue to work on, what items have been completed, and what no longer needs our attention. We also add new goals to the list.
One of the items that stays on the list each year is to “Increase Traffic Enforcement.” If you were a recipient of a ticket this past year you may not appreciate this goal. However, we all have benefited from increased safety that results from strong traffic enforcement. I want to publicly thank our police officers for their efforts in keeping us safe.
Recycling is also an important issue that seems to be ever-present in the city. The state has set a target that each household recycle 50 percent of their generated waste. As a city Clayton’s residents come close to this target but we often fall short. One easy way to increase your recycling and save some money is to reduce the size of your blue garbage can. I know that some of you like to keep your extra-large blue garbage can, but I think you will be okay if you have some garbage (that can’t be recycled) that has to wait until the following week.
I see some households that have a large brown recycle can and a smaller blue can. I think they have the right idea.
Remember that the focus in January and February is Self-discipline. In our Do the Right Thing program Self-discipline is defined as: Practicing self-control, setting goals and working toward them, and striving for personal improvement. Know that your city council is always trying to make our city better.
Meanwhile, we had to say goodbye to another city employee recently, as Clayton Police Officer Daren Billington accepted a position with the Concord Police Department. We will miss Officer Billington and the good work that he did for us. We wish him well in his new position.

Feel free to contact me with questions and comments at hstratford@ci.clayton.ca.us.

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