Monday, August 20, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 21, 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:

Joint Meeting with Airport Board
12:00 PM, Monday, August 21, 2018
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
  • A presentation on current Airport projects.
  • An update on the Airport Master Plan
  • An update on the progress of Duncan Aviation
  • Other discussion or questions

Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 21, 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.

  1. A presentation on the Congress for the New Urbanism Conference (18-079)
    • Council members are occasionally invited to attend national conferences on topics related to their duties in order to be aware of and informed on best practices and important issues. David Harding attended the Congress for the New Urbanism Conference earlier this year and will be relaying some of the key points that are most relevant for Provo.
  2. A discussion on Council priorities (18-004)
    • In January, Council held a retreat to discuss their priorities for 2018-19. Some work was done, but these were not formally adopted as priorities at the time. Council will revisit the discussion and decide how to proceed with setting these items as priorities.
  3. A discussion on a Request for Qualifications relating to the creation of a Community Land Trust (18-081)
    • A community land trust (CLT) is a nonprofit corporation that develops and stewards affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces and other community assets on behalf of a community. “CLTs” balance the needs of individuals to access land and maintain security of tenure with a community’s need to maintain affordability, economic diversity and local access to essential services. The Redevelopment Agency would like to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals to develop and manage a CLT.
  4. A discussion on inclusionary zoning in Provo City (18-080)
    • Inclusionary zoning is often linked to community land trusts— the topic preceding this one on the work meeting agenda. Bill Peperone will give the Council an overview of inclusionary zoning to provide context for community land trusts.
  5. An update on the parking/sustainability coordinator position (18-047)
    • During budget season, the Administration proposed combining the already-existing parking coordinator position with a new sustainability coordinator position. Gary McGinn from Community Development will give an update on the efforts to create the position.
  6. A discussion on the parking permit program designation process(18-082)
    • In the past month, two residents have either submitted or are preparing to submit proposals for parking permit areas.    Currently, when Provo residents want to submit a proposal and petition for a parking permit area, there is not a clear way for them to initiate the process, leading to ambiguity and frustration for residents. Although PCC 9.80.070 (Designation Process) outlines a process, it does not address certain questions or concerns.

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.

Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, August 21, 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 August 2018 Employee of the Month
  2. A presentation by the Covey Center of 'The Nerd'
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.
Consent Agenda
    • Items on the consent agenda are generally routine in nature, have been fully vetted in other meetings, or do not need additional discussion. They are approved together as one item.
  1. An ordinance amending the Provo City Code regarding Council committees (18-078)
    • Council’s Rules Committee has proposed several recommendations pertaining to Council’s policies and procedures, including how the Council defines and establishes “Council Committees.” 
Action Agenda
  1. A public hearing regarding the proposed Draft Environmental Assessment (EA), Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Timp-Kiwanis Bounous Property Conversion. (17-036)
    • Over the past year the Parks and Recreation Department has been working with Clegg Consult and the State to remove the LWCF designation on Timp-Kiwanis Park due to the park no longer meeting the requirements. Upon approval of this conversion, Parks and Recreation has proposed that the property is surplussed and sold to Provo School District. The proceeds of the purchase are required to be used to purchase land only and the land would need to qualify for the LWCF designation. This public hearing is part of that process.

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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