Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on November 29, 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

1:30 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Council Chambers (Room 100)

Hybrid meeting: 445 W. Center Street, Provo, UT 84601 or

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 from Utah Clean Energy regarding net zero stretch codes. (22-082)

  • Buildings can account for 40-75% of a community's greenhouse gas emissions. Net zero standards like energy efficiency and electric HV/AC and appliances can not only reduce emissions and improve air quality, but they can also save homeowners money on energy and gas utilities. Net zero stretch codes (also known as zero energy or energy reach codes) are supplementary building standards that municipalities can adopt to encourage the development of net zero buildings. These standards are not mandatory, and Utah state law prohibits municipalities from mandating net zero or all-electric buildings. However, municipalities can offer incentives to encourage such developments. Kevin Emerson, Utah Clean Energy's Director of Building Efficiency and Decarbonization, will present to the Council about Utah Clean Energy's efforts to empower cities to have more of a say in development standards and about what other cities have adopted. 

  1.  A presentation regarding potential amendments to ADU petition permit process. (22-056)

  • During the October 18, 2022 Work and Regular Council, a motion was made for staff to review the feasibility of an amendment to the ADU permit petition pathway process found in Chapter 14.30 that would allow and/or require the signature gathering process to be anonymous. Council and city staff worked with the Council Housing Committee to explore various options including examining the pros and cons of each approach. After months of research and review into the proposal, the Housing Committee recommends making no amendments to the newly passed Chapter 14.30 but has asked staff to record any issues with the permit petition pathway and report back specific issues with the general ADU report in 2023. 

  1. A discussion regarding the proposed new General Plan. (22-011)

  • The Council will be discussing the proposed new General Plan in this meeting and the December 13th meeting.

Closed Meeting



Regular Meeting Agenda

5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Council Chambers (Room 100)

Hybrid meeting: 445 W. Center Street, Provo, UT 84601 or

Opening Ceremony

  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action. 

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards

  1. Presentation of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association's Accreditation of the Provo Police Department. (22-044) 

  • For the last three years or so, the Provo Police Department has been working to secure the departmental accreditation offered by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the accreditation was recently approved by UCOPA. This accreditation effort includes a self-study covering 32 topical sets of standards ranging from organization and structure, planning, and research to personnel, compensation, fiscal management, training, public information, and evidence management. After submission of the self-study, UCOPA sends an assessment team into the department to see the department first hand and to assess the accuracy of the self-study. Following the site assessment, the UCOPA board makes a final determination of the department's accreditation status. UCOPA's standards are rigorous and only achieved by a few departments (currently 11) in the state. 

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  871 3375 8180 and press #. When asked for a participant ID, press #. To join via computer, use the same meeting ID and enter passcode: 449940.

  • 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 an individual to the Transportation & Mobility Advisory Committee. (22-009)

  • Mayor Kaufusi has submitted the name of an individual who she recommends for appointment to the Transportation & Mobility Advisory Committee. The Council, after considering the Mayor's recommendations and this resolution is presented for the Council's advice and consent to formalize the appointment. 

  1. A resolution appointing an individual to the Civil Service Commission. (22-009) 

  • Due to the recent resignation of one of the Civil Service Commission members, the Council needs to appoint a replacement. There is some time sensitivity to this appointment, as there is an upcoming need for a hearing before the Commission. The Legal Department has reviewed the proposed appointment for compliance with applicable state statutes, and the legal requirements will be met by this appointment.

  1. A resolution appropriating $15,050 in the General Fund for an Information Technology (IT) assessment. (22-080) 

  • The Administration is recommending the City engage a 3rd party resource to perform an IT assessment looking at strategy, budget, staffing, reporting structure, and general practices with a goal to better align budget with expected outcomes and acceptable risk levels. We feel the study can be completed for approximately $32,000 and propose half of the cost of study come from an appropriation of General Fund Balance and the other half come from the Information Systems operating Budget.

  1. *CONTINUED* An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately .22 acres of property located at 1220 E 960 S, from One Family Residential (R1.8) & Residential Conservation (RC) to Low Density Residential (LDR). Provost South Neighborhood (PLRZ20220244)

  • The applicant is requesting approval for a parcel of vacant land that is in the R1.8 zone along with a small portion of land that is in the RC zone to be rezoned to the LDR zone. The purpose of the rezone would be to allow for a new twin home to be built on the land that is being rezoned. The proposed rezone area will consist of approximately 0.22 acres of land. The smaller parcel A is approximately 0.004 acres would be purchased by the applicant and added into the 0.217 acres of parcel B. The property is currently zoned R18 like the properties to the north and to the east. The other surrounding property that is on the south and west of the property is zoned RC. 


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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