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The City and Covid 19
City Manager of Corpus Christi
October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peter Zanoni, City Manager
A Webinar conversation with members and friends on Tuesday, October 14, 2020. 12:00 noon to 1 pm
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Peter Zanoni, City Manager
City Manager Peter Zanoni marked his one-year anniversary with the City of Corpus Christi on May 20, 2020. After a competitive recruitment process, Mr. Zanoni was unanimously appointed by City Council on April 23, 2019. He came with his family from the City of San Antonio with 22 years of government experience implementing major programs and projects city-wide.
The City Manager’s key focus areas have included building leadership at all levels, professionalizing the City organization, operational effectiveness, cutting waste, removing dysfunction, and engaging the community. After a thorough review of the organization, Peter has appointed 23 new executives representing about one-third of the city’s total leadership team with 14 being from minority classifications.
He developed a robust $1.1 Billion FY 2020 budget for the first time in City history. The results included:
- Five additional police officers each year for the next five years
- 16 new fire cadets for a record 50 cadet class
- Creation of a Homelessness & Workforce Housing Division
- Additional personnel for code enforcement and animal care
- Eliminated contract services for a savings of $4 million annually by bringing wastewater line cleaning in-house
- Pay for performance by eliminating automatic annual salary increases
- Consumer driven health plan for employees with health savings account
Along with the City budget, Peter has moved the City forward on many projects including:
- Over $128 Million in additional money for street maintenance and residential street reconstruction, implemented the pedestrian safety initiative Vision Zero, planning Bond 2020, and developed a plan to repave Ocean Drive from end to end
- Parks and Recreation Master Plans, splash pads, free public pool access, beach nourishment, Cole Park Pier, and overall better park maintenance.
- Continued focus on being the Coastal Bend regional water leader and moving desalination forward, transitioned back to Winter Quarter Averaging System, realigned utility billing office to the Utilities Department for better customer service
- Finalized Police Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2019 – 2022 that was fair to employees and affordable to the taxpayer
- Development and Planning to include North Beach, Downtown, London Area, Southside, Padre Island, Calallen, and Hillcrest
- Lead the City to improve credit ratings with three major credit rating agencies
Most recently his efforts have focused on the disaster response for COVID-19 within the community. Under his leadership he has developed a proactive collaborative relationship with Nueces County and key stakeholders.
Peter Zanoni assumed the role of City Manager of Corpus Christi in May 2019 following a national search for a new city manager. Hailing from a nationally recognized city management team, Zanoni served the City of San Antonio for more than two decades and was the Deputy City Manager, a second-in-command position, and Assistant City Manager for nine years. During this time, Zanoni and his team succeeded in dramatically improving San Antonio’s financial position, developing and implementing a city-wide street repair and maintenance system, improving public safety, and helping build a state-of-the-art emergency preparedness facility. He also worked on revitalizing San Antonio’s downtown and improving its parks and neighborhoods, public library system, Development Services Department, animal control, homeless operations, drainage system, sanitary sewer system and diversifying the city’s water supply. He led teams to execute, on-time and within budget, the City’s $850 million 2017-2022 Bond Program for infrastructure improvements, a $129 million annual street maintenance and sidewalks program—the largest ever, the implementation of an unprecedented $26 million affordable housing investment for residents, and the City’s first modern comprehensive land use and neighborhood planning process. Zanoni, along with his wife of 21 years, LaJuana Hill Zanoni, and their three sons, Tanner (19), Anello (15), and Nicoli (11), have enjoyed the Coastal Bend region for over a decade from their family property in the farmlands of St Paul near Sinton.
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