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
Joint Meeting with Energy Board
12:00 PM, Monday, September 25, 2018
- Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
- A discussion on SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis for strategic planning
- A discussion on reliability
- A discussion on time-of-use rates
- A discussion on resources and Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA)
PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 25, 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.
- A presentation on recommendations regarding a budget committee (18-075)
- Since January 2018, the Council’s Budget and Audit Committee has not met, partially because members of the Council have been satisfied with budget explanations from the Administration, and partially because the Mayor’s Office, as the fulfillment of a campaign promise, put together an ad hoc committee to make recommendations regarding the composition and function of a citizens’ budget committee. In other words, there was a committee in place whose purpose was to research and discuss budget committees. Administration will present the recommendations regarding the citizens’ budget committee.
- A discussion regarding the Salt Lake Chamber's Affordable Housing Resolution (18-089)
- Brynn Mortensen, Public Policy Analyst with the Salt Lake Chamber, came to the August 7 Work Meeting and presented on issues that Provo City could address, including information on the way we handle land use and housing policy at the local level. She presented the research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, which included actionable steps that cities, towns and counties can take to examine their housing policies and make a difference.
- The Affordable Housing Resolution is the next step that the Salt Lake Chamber is asking cities to take. They have indicated there will be a public list of cities that approve the resolution and include those that did not approve the resolution. Thus far, there have been three passed in the state at the local level: Draper City, Farmington City, and Box Elder County.
- At the September 18 Housing Committee meeting, the Committee discussed the action steps and proposed making slight amendments to the wording and gave general consensus based on this recommendation.