Office of The Mayor
Sefatia Romeo Theken
Chief Administrative Officer
Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer
9 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
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Annual Report FY2018
here to view the Annual Report for 2018 Open Letter to Gloucester's Citizens 2017-18:
ear Citizens of Gloucester,
As your Mayor, I am pleased to present the city of Gloucester’s . Included in the following pages are a letter from the City Council President, department activity reports, and a volunteer application for city boards and commissions. Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report
Strong, steady, and strategic. These words characterize Gloucester in Fiscal Year 2018 and create the foundation of our work in the years ahead. As the stewards of City tax dollars, my administration is committed to making city government not only accessible but to work responsibly for you. We have built up stronger reserves in our stabilization funds, capital improvement fund, and maintenance and facilities fund. Together with proper planning, we will rely on less borrowing to fund our capital projects.
Economic growth remains a priority within our City to make Gloucester a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. The Community Development Department works hard to promote and stimulate economic development and strengthen our community’s assets, which include the harbor, the industrial parks and the business districts. Together we have grown and expanded the Gloucester Fresh program; secured grant funding for various initiatives; and managed the project review and collaborated with the Planning Board and City Council on the permitting of the Fuller Mixed Use Ventures proposal for a state-of-the-art Cape Ann YMCA, retail and housing development.
We are currently working with a housing consultant on an in-depth review and analysis of regulatory obstacles to housing within Gloucester’s Zoning Ordinance and expect zoning recommendations to be submitted soon to the City Council for their review.
Analysis and review of the effects of climate change are continuing. We are committed to determining how to best to use the existing science to help Gloucester adapt to our changing environment.
I am profoundly grateful to all City staff and volunteers for their hard work on behalf of our City. I am also thankful for the continued partnership and collaboration with the City Council and School Committee. Together, our success is due to thoughtful strategy, careful planning,and effective management as well as strong local, state, and community partnerships. Our results are based on the hard work and steadfast commitment to Gloucester’s growth, sustainability, and stability.
Together we have accomplished a lot but there is always more to be done. Let’s continue to move Gloucester forward. Thank you.
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken