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.
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PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:30 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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 on the appointment of members to the Elected Officials Compensation Commission. (21-026)
Per Provo City Code 4.04.130 an Elected Official Compensation Commission is appointed every four years to review and recommend compensation for the positions of mayor and municipal councilors. The commission is required to make its recommendations by April and the recommendations, if they are to be accepted, are voted on by the third week of June. The commission members terms expire at that point. Any changes to compensation take effect in January 2022. Three members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor, three members are appointed by Municipal Council, and the seventh is chosen by the aforementioned six members of the committee.
The following three people have been nominated by the Municipal Council to serve on the Commission:
Taeya Howell - An Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Taeya Howell joined BYU in August 2016 after being a Research Scholar at New York University's Stern School of Business. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University, her J.D. from Brigham Young University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Taeya practiced law for several years focusing on commercial leasing and corporate bankruptcy. She and her husband are the proud parents of four daughters.
Laura Cabanilla - A graduate of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, Laura Cabanilla is a partner with the Provo law firm Esplin Weight. Her practice consists primarily of family law and criminal defense. Previously she worked as a prosecutor with the Utah County Attorney’s Office. Laura is a former member of the Provo Municipal Council and has been a long-time member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Lt. Colonel Cabanilla completed a 12-month tour of duty in Kuwait in 2014. She and her husband Dave have four adult children.
Peter Madsen - A professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at BYU’s Marriott School of Business, Peter Madsen's research focuses on employee health and safety, organizational change management, and organizational learning from accidents, incidents, and near misses. He teaches courses on human resource management, organizational behavior, change management, and crisis management at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA levels.
A discussion regarding the future of parking policy. (21-028)
In 2017 the Provo Municipal Council adopted a Strategic Parking Management Plan the mission statement of that plan was “The Provo parking program will strive to develop a superior, customer-oriented parking system, responding to the current and future needs of parkers, including residents, visitors, employees, employers, and property owners through active planning, management, coordination, and communications. The Provo parking program shall be considered an integral component of the community’s economic development strategies and programs.” As part of the plan it has objectives and guiding principles. It has been three years since the plan was adopted and the Council may wish to to review the plan to see if the objectives are being met.