Welcome to February. I want to start with a thank you to the many residents that are helping us get back to business by continuing to wear a mask and social distancing. Due to our collective efforts, ICU availability is increasing and the State has lifted the regional stay-at-home order, allowing a return to modified outdoor dining and much more--just in time for Valentine's Day. Keep up the good work!

At City Hall, we are bringing staff back into the office with modifications and will be prepared to open to the public when it's safe. Behind the scenes, we have unveiled some exciting Development Services programs. You can read about the City's new online portal that brings transparency and efficiency to our short-term vacation rental ordinance and check out our online inspection request process that streamlines requests. Over the next few months, you will see even more improvements in this area, and we work to integrate state-of-the-art software that will help us serve you even better. We will keep you posted.