Friday, January 1, 2021

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on January 5, 2021

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: 

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:


Work Meeting Agenda

12:00 pm, Tuesday, January 5, 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.


  1. A training on the Open and Public Meetings Act and on Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests. (21-006)

    • Utah State law requires Council members to receive annual training on the Open and Public Meetings Act. State Law 52-4-104 says, “The presiding officer of the public body shall ensure that the members of the public body are provided with annual training on the requirements of this chapter." This training will fulfill that requirement.

  2. A discussion about the Elected Officials Compensation Commission. (21-007)

    • Provo City Code 4.04.130 established an Elected Officials Compensation Commission to review and recommend compensation for the Mayor and Council members. The Compensation Commission members are to be appointed in February and to report at the first regularly scheduled meeting in April. The Compensation Commission is tasked with reviewing the results of a salary survey conducted by the Human Resources Division and then recommending to the Mayor and Municipal Council: a) An annual salary for the Mayor, b) An annual salary for the Municipal Council members, c) Additional remuneration regarding expenses and benefits, and d) Any other compensation matters the Commission considers. Staff will present an overview of elected officials’ compensation, the process and timing of the Commission's work, and important dates for the Council’s and the Mayor’s attention. 

  3. A presentation from the Provo Housing Authority. (21-002)

    • Provo City General Plan Section 3.3 Vision #1 states “Provide quality, affordable, and sustainable housing, in sufficient quantity, for residents of every age, income, ability, and family type within the community.” Provo City Housing Authority provides both workforce housing and low-income housing to the residents of Provo City. They achieve this by several methods. They own residential dwelling units and build housing for sale at below market rates. Provo Housing Authority can help Provo City meet its General Plan goals in relation to creating workforce housing and low-income housing so those that work and live in Provo.

  4. A presentation from Kem Gardner Policy Institute regarding Housing Affordability. (21-003)

    • On December 08, 2020, the Kem Gardner Policy Institute published a report entitled “Housing Affordability: What are the Best Practices and Why Are They Important?” This report looks at the challenges facing Utah in meeting the needs for its residents' housing, from housing shortages to escalating prices. As Provo City is in the process of updating their General Plan, the report makes some recommendations on policies that can help with the challenges of meeting the housing needs of Provo residents.

  5. A presentation from the Community and Neighborhood Services Department regarding the Housing Element of the General Plan. (21-004)

    • The Community and Neighborhood Services Department is going to review moderate-income housing in Provo City. This will include: 

      • Affordability

      • Student housing

      • Poverty rates

      • Assistance programs available through Provo City 

  1. A presentation from the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT) regarding proposed legislation regarding housing issues for the 2021 Legislative Session. (21-005)

    • As the Utah State 2021 Legislative Session starts later this month, there are numerous bills that will deal with land use, housing, impact fees, and others that will affect Provo City’s ability to meet housing demands. ULCT monitors and keeps cities apprised of developments in the passage of these bills and reports to the cities the effect these bills will have on them.

Administration: Mayor's Update

  1. A Franchise Agreement (Amended) between Provo City and Google Fiber. (21-008)

    • Google Fiber has requested that certain aspects of the existing Franchise Agreement be amended regarding high-speed Internet access services and Internet Protocol video services within the City. This item is scheduled to be heard in the Council Meeting on January 15, 2021.

Closed Meeting

    • Closed meetings (aka executive meetings) are held without the public present and must meet one of the conditions listed in Utah State Code (§ 52-4-204 and 52-4-205 et. seq.). If a closed meeting is needed, it will be announced at that time.



Regular Meeting Agenda

5:30 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Opening Ceremony

  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action. 

Public Comment

  • Instructions for making public comments at this electronic meeting can be found on the officially published agenda:

  • Fifteen minutes have been set aside for any person to express ideas, concerns, comments, or issues that are not on the agenda:

    • Please state your name and city of residence into the microphone.

    • Please limit your comments to two minutes.

    • State Law prohibits the Council from acting on items that do not appear on the agenda.

Action Agenda

  1. The election of the Municipal Council Chair and Vice-chair. (21-001)

    • Per Provo City Code Section 2.50.020(2), the Council is required to elect a Chair and Vice-chair at the first Council meeting of each year. The current (2020) Council Chair conducts the Council Meeting until after the election process is completed for the new (2021) Council Chair. 

  1. A resolution acknowledging the election of the Chair and Vice-chair of the Provo Municipal Council for calendar year 2021. (21-001)

    • Immediately following the conclusion of the leadership election for Chair and Vice-Chair, the council will consider a resolution acknowledging the election of the Municipal Council Chair and Vice-Chair for the calendar year.

  2. A resolution of intent for the creation of the Slate Canyon Drive parking permit area. (18-084)

    • Residents of the Provost and Provost South neighborhoods have expressed concerns over on-street parking in their neighborhoods, especially along Slate Canyon Drive. Because of these concerns, residents desire to implement a parking permit program to control on-street parking. Over 200 residents provided input regarding a permit program they hope will reduce need for zoning enforcement, reduce parking demand, and bring peace in the area. The following details provide information on the residents’ proposal. Because of the prohibitive annual costs of the on-street parking permit program proposed by the residents, Staff is recommending denial of the application. Staff suggests a phased approach of on-street parking management strategies along Slate Canyon Drive.

  1. ***CONTINUED*** An ordinance amending the Zone Map classification of approximately 8.5 acres, generally located at 1724 South State Street, from CM, RA, R1.6, R1.10, and A1.5 to the MDR Zone. Spring Creek Neighborhood. (PLRZ20190356)

    • This will be heard at a future meeting.

Redevelopment Agency of Provo

  1. The election of the Redevelopment Agency Chair and Vice-chair. (21-001)

    • The same process conducting the election of Council Chair and Vice-chair is followed for the election of the Redevelopment Agency Chair and Vice-chair.

  2. A resolution acknowledging the appointment of the Chair and Vice-chair of the Redevelopment Agency of Provo City for calendar year 2021. (21-001)

    • Immediately following the conclusion of the leadership election for Chair and Vice-Chair, the Board of the Redevelopment Agency will consider a resolution acknowledging the election of leadership for the calendar year.


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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