Saturday, August 21, 2021

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 24, 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: 

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Work Meeting Agenda

12:00 pm, Tuesday, August 24, 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 presentation regarding the Administration's proposal for a COVID-19 vaccine campaign. (21-089)

    • COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates have steadily increased in Provo and Utah County. Administrators and doctors from Utah Valley Hospital recommend higher vaccination rates among Provo's population to help reduce COVID's impact on the community and hospital, especially ICU beds that are being filled with non-vaccinated COVID patients. As such, Provo City Council asked the city's Administration team to develop a vaccine campaign in partnership with local community and health partners in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of vaccines and encourage citizens to get the shot.

  2. A presentation regarding the allocation of Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax funds. (21-091)

    • A summary of Recreation/Arts/Parks Tax revenues, expenditures and related projects. 

  3. A presentation regarding the Development Process: "Context: How design, density, and aesthetics interact" (21-080)

    • The Council has indicated that it would like to receive presentations on a variety of development issues. Staff has invited speakers on a variety of topics relevant to community development. The discussion today centers on the interconnection of design and density.

  4. Presentation on the General Plan. (21-061)

    • Planning staff and Design Workshop staff will update the Council on the progress of the revised General Plan.

  5. Presentation from Parking Committee. (21-028)

    • The Parking Committee is working on a comprehensive parking plan and coming forward with a presentation on a proposed phased-in approach for a new parking program in neighborhoods surrounding BYU campus.

  6. Presentation on return of Winter Olympics to Utah. (21-090)

    • Review of the bidding process to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Utah. Discussion of current bid status and next steps. Special highlight on the importance of the Peaks Ice Arena and what is needed in the near future to help aid in the bidding process.

  7. Presentation on Provo Delta Restoration Project and possible impact on Provo Airport. (21-083)

    • The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission is coordinating its Provo River Delta Restoration Project with the Provo Airport, Federal Aviation Administration, and wildlife services to reduce the risk of bird strike for airplanes using the Provo Airport.

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.



Board of Canvassers


5:30 PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2021

  1. A resolution of the Mayor and the Municipal Council sitting as the Board of Canvassers accepting the election returns and declaring and certifying the results of the vote for Primary Elections held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (21-092)

  • This is a presentation of the final vote tallies in the municipal primary election. 


Regular Meeting Agenda

5:45 PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Opening Ceremony

  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action. 

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards

● Items in this category do not involve legislative action.

  1. A presentation from the Provo Mayor and City Council to Karl Snow and Glee Zumbrunnen in appreciation for their work and service in changing Provo’s form of government to what it is today and for presenting a written history of those events. (21-088)

Public Comment

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

    • Dial 346 248 7799. Enter Meeting ID 811 6359 5358 and press #. When asked for a participant ID, press #. To join via computer, use the same meeting ID and enter passcode: 523228.

  • 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. An ordinance amending Titles 14 and 15 of the Provo City Code to remove gendered references and to make stylistic and grammatical corrections. (21-073)

    • This was item 10 in the work meeting.

  2. Ordinance amending the Zone Map classification of approximately 1.07 acres of real property located at 50 E 3900 N from Residential (R1.10) to Low Density Residential (LDR) and Two Family Residential (R2) and authorizing a related development agreement. Riverbottoms Neighborhood (PLZR20190265)

    • On November 10, 2019, after several hearings by the Planning Commission, the Council voted 6:1 to reject a proposed rezone from Single-Family Residential (R1.10) to Low Density Residential (LDR) in order to build 10 townhomes. The Council indicated that they would be open to hearing a proposal for rezoning to Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) with fewer units at a future Work Meeting. The developer has returned with a new VLDR proposal for 6 units.

    • On February 2, 2021, the Council declined the rezone to VLDR and invited the applicant to make changes to address the concerns of the Council and come back before them. A new site plan and concept photos have been submitted and the developer has proffered a development agreement holding the development at ten units. 


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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