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The Year in Review

Financial Update:

  • Approved an updated Investment Policy that reinvests into higher yield products while continuing to provide continued liquidity and flexibility in the City’s investment portfolio
  • Approval of a new Master Fee Schedule that is now reflective of the true cost of recovery for the City with built in annual CPI increases
  • We will be reviewing the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Audit at the December 19th meeting and will hold a planning session in February to outline our priorities for the five year plan

Environmental Update

  • The City received a 1% loan from the California Energy Commission for $2 million with Climatec to improve infrastructure, add solar panels and EV charging stations and improved lighting and irrigation throughout the City
  • Completed a comprehensive review of the needs of the GHAD (Geological Hazard Abatement District) and will be discussing a new Plan of Control on December 19th
  • Negotiated and approved a new agreement with Republic Services to include state mandated composting
  • The City is in discussion with the East Bay Regional Park District for the development of a new park at Irish Canyon called Clayton Ranch Regional Preserve

Quality of Life Update

  • Approved the scope of work for Downtown Pedestrian Improvements Projects throughout the Downtown and added an additional crosswalk to the project at Center and Morris Streets
  • Approved draft City of Clayton Local Roadway Safety Plan
  • Approved City Sponsored Special Events Policy including final list of City Sponsored events: Concerts in the Grove, the City’s 60th Anniversary, 4th of July Parade and Classic Car Show

Staffing and City Hall Technology Improvements

  • We hired a new City Manager, Bret Prebula, and he in turn hired two new executives to join the team, his Executive Assistant Amy Walcker and a new Finance Director, Prapti Aryal
  • Patrick Nehma joined the team earlier in the year to oversee business licenses, facility rentals and address code enforcement issues
  • Approval of a new resource for reporting maintenance needs or other non-emergency issues to the City staff called 311
  • Approval of software to outsource business license administration to make staff work more efficient
  • Approval of security equipment for City Hall as recommended by the Police Department
  • Approval of much needed equipment for the Maintenance Team
  • Promotion of our Maintenance Supervisor to Maintenance Superintendent, Jim Warburton
  • Approval of Rep’d, a video response communication tool to answer the community’s most pressing questions with immediacy
  • Approved a Standby Pay Policy and Program for the Maintenance staff

Community Engagement:

  • Hosted the 16th Annual Concerts in the Grove music series for 10 shows over the summer
  • Hosted the 4th of July parade and festivities
  • Hosted the annual downtown Classic Car Show
  • Hosted a National Night Out Celebration at Clayton Community Park
  • Partnered with the CBCA for Holidays in the Grove – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

It was a very busy year and we look forward to more improvements in 2024. If you have questions about any of these topics, please contact me at

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Kim Trupiano, Clayton City Council
Kim Trupiano, Clayton City Council1 month ago
Please join us on Monday, May 27th at 10 am for the joint Memorial Day Ceremony of the cities of Clayton and Concord at The Grove park in Clayton.
Kim Trupiano, Clayton City Council
Kim Trupiano, Clayton City Council2 months ago
What a great day for “Clayton Cleans Up!” Thank you to everyone who came out today to spruce up the city, including our Vice Chair of the Planning Commission, Maria Shulman, and to all of the sponsors, especially Republic Services for feeding us lunch. A special shout out to Peter Cloven for organizing this event again this year! Here we are cleaning up the grounds around the library…
Kim Trupiano, Clayton City Council
Kim Trupiano, Clayton City Council2 months ago
Congratulations again to Nicki and the entire staff at Skylar Bistro in downtown Clayton! We are all delighted that you chose Clayton for the location of your new restaurant. I encourage everyone visit Skylar Bistro and try their delicious food, meet their wonderful staff and enjoy the warm atmosphere. Visit