Friday, June 15, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 19, 2018


Citizens Agenda
Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be a challenge to determine what Council members are actually discussing or deciding on.

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas.
The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:15 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.

Business
  1. A discussion on tax increment funding (18-057)
    • Recently, there have been a number of post-performance sales tax items brought before Council. The frequency of these items has caused some Councilors to question the use of increment as a tool. Specifically, how frequently should projects be approved? What type of project warrants the use of increment funding? What limitations has the County and School District placed on usage?This is an opportunity for Councilors to express their views on the use of increment as a tool. Economic Development has been invited to answer questions
  2. A discussion on the Real Estate Purchase Agreement and Development Agreement for a medical school at the golf course (17-136)
    • The Administrative Staff and the developers of the new medical school (being built on the a portion of the golf course property) have now exchanged draft agreements several times and are now ready to bring a substantially complete agreement to the Council for review, discussion and verification that the documents substantially conform to the direction and discussion that transpired in the January 2018 Municipal Council meeting.
  3. A discussion on police personnel levels (18-069)
    • Provo is currently 15 police officers short of what was recommended in a 2012 report issued by the Police Executive Research Forum. While the FY 2019 Tentative Budget provides for four additional officers and a police analyst position, the Council is concerned that without taking additional measures, the City may continue to suffer an officer shortage. Chief Ferguson and Daniel Softley will present specific options for the Council to consider in effort to address these concerns.
  4. A discussion on funding options for Miss Provo and parade float (18-055)
    • Council and the Mayor’s office have been working out details for funding of the Miss Provo pageant and the Provo City parade float. In previous work meetings, the decision was made to have the float managed by Parks and Recreation and the necessary funding allocated in the proposed budget. Various options have been explored regarding the Miss Provo pageant and Council will be getting an update so any needed budget adjustments can be made.
  5. A discussion on Bulldog Blvd. construction (18-068)
    • Council members requested an update on the project in light of receiving email from quite a few residents. The intent of the project is to prepare for increased traffic while providing a safer travel experience for all modes of transportation. Bulldog Blvd. has a crash rate 7.5 times higher than the statewide average for similar roadways. Council members had a presentation on the details of the project at their last work meeting. Council had also asked for a public survey to get more public input on the project.
  6. A discussion on the approval of a Governing Body Participation Agreement with C-PACE (16-092)
    • At the March 27, 2018, Work Meeting the Council discussed the updates to the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program that is run by the State. The motion was that the Administration negotiate an agreement to remove solar restrictions in the previous agreement and return to Council.
      The revised agreement has been executed and the statute governing C-PACE may only operate at the written request of the Municipal Council, so this is a request for Council to approve the Governing Body Participation Agreement.
  7. A discussion on proposed Provo City Code amendments to the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) (18-072)
    • Provo’s ordinance regarding information requests is being updated to provide continuity and consistency with state law. The language makes sure Provo is in compliance even when changes are made at the state level.
  8. A discussion on Provo City Code amendments to the Deputy Recorder position (18-071)
    • The City Recorder is allowed to appoint deputies to assist in their duties. Some changes are being requested in the guidelines for the Deputy Recorder.






Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. A discussion on a proposed resolution to adopt the amendments to the General Plan text for the General Plan update (PLGPA20180142)
    • Since December, Council members have been providing input on various updated drafts of the General Plan. Input from staff and the public was also considered when preparing the update. It has been reviewed by the Planning Commission and is now ready for Council’s consideration.
Closed Meeting
  1. The Municipal Council or the Governing Board of the Redevelopment Agency will consider a motion to close the meeting for the purposes of holding a strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation, and/or to discuss the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease of real property, and/or the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual in conformance with § 52-4-204 and 52-4-205 et. seq., Utah Code.
    • Closed meetings (aka executive meetings) are held without the public present and must meet one of the conditions listed above.

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Opening Ceremony
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
Approval of Minutes

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
  1. A presentation of the Employee of the Month for June 2018
  2. Presentation by America’s Freedom Festival
Public Comment
  • This public comment period is intended to allow comment on matters that do not appear on the agenda. Each speaker will generally be limited to two minutes. Fifteen minutes has been set aside for this comment period.
  • For items on the agenda requiring a public hearing, time to comment will be provided, after the item is presented, for all those who wish to speak.
  • For items not requiring a public hearing, public comment will still be taken following presentation of the item, but will be limited to a ten minute total comment period.
Action Agenda
  1. A resolution authorizing the Mayor of Provo City to negotiate and execute a Post-Performance Sales Tax Increment Reimbursement agreement with The Shops at the Riverwoods. (18-066)
    • This is a request for a post-performance incentive agreement for The Shops at the Riverwoods to offset certain costs associated with a $10,000,000+ investment to encourage additional improvements to the shopping center.
  1. A resolution approving the Governing Body Participation Agreement related to the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program with the Governor's Office of Energy Development. (16-092)
    • At the March 27, 2018, Work Meeting the Council discussed the updates to the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program that is run by the State. The motion was that the Administration negotiate an agreement to remove solar restrictions in the previous agreement and return to Council. The revised agreement has been executed and the statute governing C-PACE may only operate at the written request of the Municipal Council, so this is a request for Council to approve the Governing Body Participation Agreement.
  2. A resolution to adopt the amendments to the General Plan text for the General Plan update. (PLGPA20180142)
    • Since December, Council members have been providing input on various updated drafts of the General Plan. Input from staff and the public was also considered when preparing the update. It has been reviewed by the Planning Commission and is now ready for Council’s consideration.
  3. A public hearing on transferring utility revenues to the General Fund and other funds. (18-005)
    • This is a hearing required annually by the State of Utah.
  4. A public hearing on an ordinance adopting a budget for Provo City Corporation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, in the amount of $211,626,977, and amending the Consolidated Fee Schedule and Provo City Code related to Employee Salary Ranges and Classifications. (18-005)


Redevelopment Agency of Provo
  1. A public hearing on a resolution adopting a budget for the Redevelopment Agency of Provo City Corporation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, in the amount of $7,377,462 . (18-062)
Storm Water Special Service District
  1. A public hearing on transferring Stormwater fund revenues to the General Fund and other funds (18-063)
    • This is a hearing required annually by the State of Utah.
  2. A public hearing on a resolution adopting a budget for the Provo City Stormwater Service District in the amount of $4,713,241 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. (18-063)
Adjournment


What do those numbers at the ends of the agenda items mean?
    • Items on the agenda are given a file number by Council staff or Community Development staff to help with tracking the item through the legislative process and to organize the supporting materials.
    • You may find it helpful in cases where an item may be worded a little differently on different agendas. Matching up that file number helps you see that it is the same issue.
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