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Citizens Agenda for Meetings on July 12, 2022

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 challenging to determine what Council members are 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, July 12, 2022

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 Statistical Survey done in support of the General Plan Update. (22-011)

    • Long Range Planning has been working on a General Plan update. They have made several presentations to the Council regarding the different elements within the new General Plan. During these presentations, questions about the polling information used when drafting the new General Plan were asked. It was decided that there needed to be statically accurate information as the basis for the updated General Plan. Y2 Analytics was hired to conduct such a study, and this presentation is a report on their findings.

  2. A presentation regarding parking along Center Street in the Downtown area of Provo (22-052)

    • The Council has had several discussions regarding parking in Provo, and a few questions have arisen concerning parking along Center Street in the Downtown area. Some of the questions include:

      • What is the available parking for customers, business owners, and employees on Center Street? 

      • How are we accommodating parking on Center Street? 

      • Wayfinding for public parking for customers and businesses on Center Street. 

      • What are we doing for parking enforcement on Center Street? How often are we patrolling? Are we focusing on Center Street over other areas? Are business owners’ complaints about enforcement being addressed? 

      • What parking garages and spaces are available for the public, and do we ensure the public has access? 

      • What are the future plans for parking on Center Street?

  1. A presentation from the Housing Committee regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and their expanded use in zones primarily zoned for housing. (22-056)

    •  In November of 2021, the Council passed an ordinance to expand the uses of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) within Provo to come into compliance with State Law (H.B.84). As part of that discussion, the Council referred the ADU issue back to the Housing Committee to work on expanding ADU’s into other zones within Provo. For the past six months, the Housing Committee has been working on establishing ways to expand ADUs in a practical manner while preserving the look and feel of single-family neighborhoods. The committee is coming forward with their recommendations and seeking advice from the Council as a whole on a few remaining issues.

  1. A presentation regarding the Renew Choice SharedSolar for Commercial Customers. (22-057)

    • The City constructed two large commercial solar farms in Spanish Fork and Mona, Utah, to allow customers to participate in community solar. The rate for residential SharedSolar was approved in January. The billing system is now ready to allow commercial customers to pick a percentage of renewable power they are interested in purchasing. 

  1. A presentation by the Neighborhood Program Review Committee regarding the committee's recommendations for the Neighborhood Program. (22-055)

    • Last year, the Council established the Neighborhood Program Review Committee to evaluate and develop recommendations to address challenges within the program. The committee is coming forward with its recommendations for upgrading the program. 

  2. A presentation from the Administration regarding the possible allocation of restricted use funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). (22-017)

    • Provo received $33,880,698 in ARPA Funds. The U.S. Treasury Department allows Provo to use $10,000,000 as lost revenue, which means there are no restrictions on how the funds are allocated. The remaining $23,880,698 have restrictions on what the funds can be used for. The Council approved using $1,165,592 of restricted funds to restore full-time equivalencies (FTE) lost due to cuts prompted by impacts from COVID-19. In addition, the Council also approved using $3,000,000 of restricted funds for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This leaves a balance of $19,715,106 in restricted funds. The Administration is proposing to use the balance of those funds for the Culinary Water Treatment Plant.

  3. A presentation on the process for recommending board and commission appointments (22-009)

    • This presentation is in response to a request from Council Leadership to help the Council and the public better understand the process of appointing various Provo City board and commission members.

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.). It will be announced at that time if a closed meeting is needed.



Regular Meeting Agenda

5:30 PM, Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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:

    • Dial 346 248 7799. Enter Meeting ID 878 5330 9589  and press #. When asked for a participant ID, press #. To join via computer, use the same meeting ID and enter passcode: 939180.

  • 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 consenting to the appointment of individuals to various boards and commissions (22-009)

  • Mayor Kaufusi has submitted the name of several individuals who she recommends for appointment to various city boards and commissions. The Council has been introduced to these individuals after considering the Mayor's recommendations and this resolution is presented for the Council's advice and consent to formalize the appointment. Appointments include Raleen Wahlin (Planning Commission), Jenny Spadafora (Library Board), Alyssa Hansen (Library Board), John Gordon (Building Inspection Board of Appeals), Dan Mitchell (Parks and Recreation Board), Martha Winsor (Provo Housing Authority Board), Lisa Joy (Arts Council), Mari Harrison (Arts Council), and Michael Cheney (Arts Council).

  1. A resolution consenting to the appointment of individuals to various boards and commissions (22-009)

    • The Council finished the hiring process, and selected a new Council Executive Director.

  2. An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 2.24 acres of real property, generally located at 2067 N Freedom Boulevard from Community Shopping Center (SC2) to Public Facilities (PF) Zone. Carterville Neighborhood.  (PLRZ20220181)

    • Provo City Public Works has identified the property at 2067 N Freedom Boulevard as a effective site to create a new water treatment facility and is requesting a zone map amendment from the SC2 zone to the PF zone in order to permit the use. The site will feature two main buildings and two water tanks, with parking in front and a fence around the sides and rear of the site. The two-story main building will house some small office spaces attached to the front of the treatment plant. The secondary building will be the pump station and be single-story. Though this property has been zoned SC2 since 1994, it has never been anything more than a vacant lot that at times is used for parking or storage.  Planning Commission recommended approval.


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 track the item through the legislative process and organize the supporting materials.

  • You may find it helpful in cases where an item may be worded differently on different agendas. Matching up that file number helps you see that it is the same issue.

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