Friday, October 22, 2021

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 26, 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

1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 26, 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 review of Annual Fraud Risk Assessment. (21-106)

    • Utah State Auditor's office requires this assessment be completed and shared with the Municipal Council in a public meeting. 

  2. A discussion on percent for the arts programs. (21-098)

    • The Council at the September 21, 2021 meeting heard a presentation on the concept of a Percent for Arts program, why public art matters, how they are funded, and some Utah examples. Direction was given to begin the outline of a Percent for Arts program for Provo City. 

  3. A presentation from the Kem C. Gardner Institute: "A Time to Build: Physical, Human, and Social Capital" (21-094)

    • As part of the Gardner Policy Institute's presentation series for the Provo Council, this third discussion focuses on the benefits of building and maintaining social capital within neighborhoods and communities. Additional information on housing and economic conditions in Utah will be provided. 

  4. A presentation on proposed Chapter 9.90 On-Street Parking Management. (21-028)

    • The Parking Committee proposes a new parking paradigm called the On-Street Parking Management (OSPM) program that would be created with the proposed Provo City Code Chapter 9.90 and applied to the Joaquin Neighborhood with Provo City Code Chapter 9.91. The Parking Manager would have the authority to apply the solutions in Chapter 9.90 within a Council-approved OSPM area without returning to the Council for every change, though they would have to notify residents in affected areas. The Parking Manager could create parking zones where one of two parking management strategies could be applied: 1. Paid timed parking 2. Permit parking with paid timed parking 

  5. An ordinance on towing fees (21-105)

    •  In 2013, the City adopted City Municipal Code 9.31.110 which included a limitation on the maximum fees and charges a towing company operator may charge for: (i) booting or otherwise immobilizing a vehicle, and (ii) towing a vehicle. The fee limits in question only apply to patrol type tows at residential properties. Provo does not impose a fee cap for any consent tows or for non-consent tows (1) at non-residential properties or (2) at residential properties where the property manager or designee calls for the tow. In an attempt to prevent predatory towing, in 2013, Mayor Curtis proposed, and the Council approved, rules requiring patrol tows of residential properties to be done under a contract that meets certain requirements. One of those requirements is a cap on the fees. A local towing operator is requesting a change in the rates to help address costs increases (vehicle, employment, insurance, equipment, etc.). The Council directed staff to bring for its consideration an ordinance setting the non-consent, non-police towing and booting at 80% of the state limit. 

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, October 26, 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 to recognize Brooklyn Martinsen on her award-winning essay for ULCT's "Why I Like My Community" Essay Contest

  2. Provo Parks and Recreation receiving the Gold Medal Award from the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration

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 846 9856 7119 and press #. When asked for a participant ID, press #. To join via computer, use the same meeting ID and enter passcode: 734278.

  • 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. A resolution appointing individuals to various boards and commissions (21-039)

    • The Mayor has recommended a number of individuals to be reappointed to various city boards and commissions. These names have been presented to the Council and the Council has been asked to approve the resolution granting their advice and consent. 

    • Thomas Halladay (Board of Adjustment), Mitsuru Saito (TMAC), James Hamula (TMAC), Laureen Urquiaga (TMAC), Robert Knudsen (Planning Commission)

  2. An ordinance on towing fees (21-105)

    • This was item 5 in the work meeting.


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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