While our constituents look to City Councilmembers for input on day-to-day City activities, in actuality, Council provides the policy and City Staff provide the action. A fully-staffed effective, high-quality team at City Hall is imperative for accomplishing Council goals and implementing our policies. However, City Hall in Martinez has not been immune to this phenomenon of the Great Resignation, and turnover continues to erode staff efficacy. My highest priority is to ensure a full roster of City staff to serve the Martinez public.