Friday, September 21, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 25, 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
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.
Business
  • 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)
Adjournment


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.

Business
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 11, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 

Approval of Minutes
  • June 5, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 6, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 7, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 21, 2018 Joint Meeting with the Provo Airport Board
  • August 21, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  An update on the Provo City Bond Election (18-073)
A motion to approve the ‘for’ statement with any minor grammatical adjustments necessary was approved 5:0, with Councilors David Sewell and George Handley excused.

2.  A presentation on Sewer Infrastructure (17-131)
A motion to signal to Public Works that the Council is interested in exploring the possibility of a $120 million loan from the Utah State Division of Water Quality was approved 7:0.

3.  A discussion on equipment for fire station diesel emissions (18-087)(18-081) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the September 25, 2018 Council Meeting.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 11, 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
1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 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 presentation on Sewer Infrastructure (17-131)
  2. A discussion on Fire Station diesel emissions (18-087)
    • Each of Provo’s Fire Stations is equipped with a mechanical system which removes diesel emissions created by the various fire engines and vehicles. Several stations throughout the City have failing systems, which have resulted in costly repairs over the last two years. Facilities and the Fire Department have explored new systems which would be less expensive and more reliable. Fire Chief Jim Miguel will present and share a request for an appropriation which would come to a future Council meeting for approval.