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://agendas.provo.org
Due to the risks of public gathering associated with the spread of COVID-19, these meetings will be conducted entirely via electronic means. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments, visit our blog: http://www.provocitycouncil.com/2020/03/virtual-provo-city-council-meetings.html
PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:00 pm, Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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 discussion regarding the preservation of Bridal Veil Falls for natural and recreational purposes. (20-246)
Utah County Commission is considering a conservation easement for Bridal Veil Falls and will discuss the easement, along with other proposals for the county-owned property, during a public hearing on Dec. 9.
A discussion regarding Impact Fees and how they apply to non-profit home builders of low income housing. (20-241)
Currently, Provo charges developers impact fees for new development within the City. These fees help pay for the cost of extending service to the new development. In addition, fees also pay for new amenities for Provo such as parks and trails. Impact fees are applied to all development. There has been a request by a local non-profit group that is building low income housing for Provo to waive or reduce some of the impact fees they are being asked to pay. The administration lacks the authority to waive or reduce these fees and has asked the Council to look at current policy to determine if creating a waiver program for impact fees for low income housing is appropriate.
A presentation from Utah Strong Recovery Project regarding the resource they have available mental health. (20-242)
Utah Strong Recovery Project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and operated by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Its purpose is to assist people in finding ways to cope with the stressors of COVID-19 in the present and to help prevent persistent mental health problems.
A presentation from Brigham Young University students regarding ways to make Provo more livable to students at the university. (20-243)
Provo City Planning Supervisor Robert Mills, has been working with the BYU Provo City Lab class this past semester. As part of the class the students, with the help of Mr. Mills, will be making a presentation to the Council with some observations and possible solutions which they have researched to improve the livability of Provo to the large student population.