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WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS, IT'S THREE O'CLOCK AND THIS IS OUR FIRST IN-PERSON

[1. CALL TO ORDER NOTICE OF OPTION TO RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the City Council and to the general public that, at this regular meeting, the City Council may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for legal advice and discussion with the City’s attorneys for legal advice on any item listed on the following agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3).]

MEETING OF THE NEW COUNCIL, SO HOLD ON.

CALLING TO ORDER A NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC THAT THE CITY COUNCIL MAY MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION ON ANY OF THE AGENDA ITEMS FOR LEGAL ADVICE AND DISCUSSION.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

VICE MAYOR, WOULD YOU PLEASE LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE? IT WOULD BE MY HONOR IF EVERYONE COULD STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, WOULD YOU JUST LEAD FOR THE MISSION STATEMENT? THANK YOU MAYOR.

MY PLEASURE.

THE MISSION OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF IS TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU, AND THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR, OUR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, AND WE DO HAVE ONE SPEAKER, RENA DELMER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME UP.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR DEASY, VICE MAYOR DAGGETT AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS RENA DOLMA AND I AM A SENIOR AT COCONINO HIGH SCHOOL AND THE CO-PRESIDENT OF COCONINO ANTI TOBACCO STUDENTS, OR CATS.

[4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Public Participation enables the public to address the Council about an item that is not on the agenda. Comments relating to items that are on the agenda will be taken at the time that the item is discussed. If you wish to address the Council at tonight's meeting, please complete a comment card and submit it to the recording clerk as soon as possible. Your name will be called when it is your turn to speak. You may address the Council up to three times throughout the meeting, including comments made during Public Participation. Please limit your remarks to three minutes per item to allow everyone an opportunity to speak. At the discretion of the Chair, ten or more persons present at the meeting and wishing to speak may appoint a representative who may have no more than fifteen minutes to speak. ]

ON JULY 2ND, 2019, THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF PASSED A COMPREHENSIVE BEST PRACTICE IN MODEL TOBACCO 21, T21 ORDINANCE, WHICH RAISED THE LEGAL PURCHASING AND SALE AGE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM 18 TO 21 YEARS OLD.

THIS INCLUDED ALL NICOTINE AND COMMERCIAL TOBACCO PRODUCTS, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.

CATS UNDERSTANDS COVID-19 HAS SHIFTED MANY PRIORITIES, INCLUDING T21, BUT WE ALL WANT TO REITERATE THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING ALL COMPONENTS OF THE T21 ORDINANCE, WHICH INCLUDED THE APPLICATION OF A TOBACCO RETAIL LICENSE FOR ALL TOBACCO RETAILERS THROUGHOUT FLAGSTAFF.

A TOBACCO RETAIL LICENSE IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN ENFORCING RULES ABOUT SELLING TOBACCO, INCLUDING T21.

IT WOULD GIVE FLAGSTAFF AUTHORITY OVER HOW AND WHERE TOBACCO IS BEING SOLD WHILE ENFORCING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SUCH AS YOUTH ACCESS AND SELLING TO THOSE UNDER 21 YEARS OLD.

AS STATED IN THE ORDINANCE, THIS WOULD INCLUDE FINES AND SUSPENSION AND OR LOSS OF A LICENSE WHEN TOBACCO RETAILERS ARE NOT ABIDING BY LOCAL LAW.

ON BEHALF OF CATS AND ARIZONA STUDENTS AIMING FOR PREVENTION.

I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP WITH THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE TOBACCO RETAIL LICENSE PORTION OF THE TOBACCO 21 ORDINANCE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MS. DELMAR.

THANK YOU TO CATS FOR YOUR ADVOCACY.

I DO UNDERSTAND WE HAVE ONE INDIVIDUAL THAT IS TAPPING IN ELECTRONICALLY FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

YES.

MS. JAMES, YOU MAY GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

HELLO, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS MICHELLE JAMES.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FRIENDS OF FLAGSTAFF'S FUTURE.

I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY ABOUT THE PROPOSED RELOCATION OF THE FLAGSTAFF MEDICAL CENTER.

AS YOU'RE AWARE, THERE HAS BEEN MUCH DISCUSSION WITH WITHIN THE COMMUNITY THIS SUMMER ABOUT THE PROPOSED MOVE OF THE HOSPITAL TO THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF FLAGSTAFF CITY LIMITS.

WHILE MANY OF THE CONCERNS EXPRESSED BY THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THIS MOVE WILL BE ANSWERED AS A PART OF THE NORTHERN ARIZONA HEALTH CARE APPLICATION PROCESS AND SUBSEQUENT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS.

TWO MAIN ISSUES DESERVE WIDE PUBLIC INPUT BEFORE ANY DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT THE RELOCATION OF THE HOSPITAL.

WHAT ARE THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON THE COMMUNITY OF MOVING THE HOSPITAL FROM A CENTRAL LOCATION IN TOWN TO A LOCATION ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY? AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CURRENT HOSPITAL SITE IN NORTH BEAVER STREET? BOTH OF THESE ISSUES HAVE ENORMOUS IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, AND THEY DESERVE TO BE GIVEN THOROUGH CONSIDERATION.

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TO DATE, THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE TO NO COMMUNICATION ABOUT THESE ISSUES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

FRIENDS OF FLAGSTAFF'S FUTURES ARE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF OUR HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS, REQUEST THAT THE COUNCIL ENSURE A TRANSPARENT REVIEW PROCESS THAT INCLUDES ROBUST COMMUNITY INPUT.

AMONG THE MANY QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED ARE WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED THE COMMUNITY BY THE HOSPITAL MOVED TO THE EDGE OF TOWN? WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS AND DRAWBACKS TO THE COMMUNITY OF MOVING THE HOSPITAL TO THE EDGE OF TOWN? WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF THIS MOVE ON THE CITY'S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY, SMART GROWTH AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE? WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THE CURRENT HOSPITAL SITE AND HOW DOES THAT PLAN FIT WITH OUR REGIONAL PLAN? WHAT IS THE PROPOSED TIMELINE AND HOW WILL IT ENSURE ADEQUATE COMMUNITY INPUT? THE PROPOSED RELOCATION OF THE HOSPITAL IS A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL DIRECTLY AFFECT MUCH OF THE POPULATION OF FLAGSTAFF, AS WELL AS THE CHARACTER OF OUR COMMUNITY.

THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING THE HOSPITAL RELOCATION TO PROCEED AT A PACE THAT WILL ALLOW CONSIDERATION OF BOTH THE OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPACTS WITHIN THE ENTIRETY OF OUR CITY.

A PUBLIC PROCESS IS NEEDED THAT ALLOWS THE VOICES AND IDEAS OF THE FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY TO BE HEARD AND USED TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUR CURRENT HOSPITAL SITE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JAMES.

WE HAVE ONE MORE.

PERSON TAPPING IN REMOTELY FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

MS. KEELER, YOU MAY JUST GIVE ME A QUICK SECOND, SORRY.

MS. KELLER YOU'RE OK.

GO AHEAD.

SORRY, MS. KEELER, COULD YOU PLEASE RESTART AND UNMUTE YOURSELF? I STILL CAN'T YES.

OH, PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

FIRST TIME COMING IN.

SO I'M A LITTLE UNCLEAR ON HOW TO USE MY COMPUTER.

PLEASE GO AHEAD.

YEAH.

SO I WANTED TO ADDRESS THE CAMPING ISSUE IN FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, AND TO GIVE MY TWO CENTS AS FAR AS A CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR THE BUT BECAUSE THIS IS AN AGENIZED ITEM.

OH, IF YOU COULD TAP IN A LITTLE LATER FOR THAT.

AND THEN THAT ALSO PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO CONVERSE BACK AND FORTH.

SO.

GOTCHA.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHEN.

THANK YOU.

NO WORRIES.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THAT THE LAST FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION? MS. FOBAR.

EXCELLENT.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE, PROCLAMATIONS AND

[A. Proclamation: Camp Colton Week]

RECOGNITIONS, AND WE HAVE A PROCLAMATION RIGHT HERE FOR CAMP COLTON WEEK.

FOR 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, DO WE HAVE ARI HERE OR.

OK, THERE WE GO.

EXCELLENT.

WELL, DO WANT TO DO THE TRADITIONAL THING.

LET'S GET BACK TO .

OK, GO, TEAM ALL RIGHT.

YEAH, SO CAMP COLTON MARKS ITS 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FLAGSTAFF CITIZENS TO REFLECT ON ITS IMPACT ON LOCAL HISTORY.

AND WITH MORE THAN 40,000 CHILDREN FROM ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA ATTENDING CAMP COLTON SINCE 1971, MAKING THE EXPERIENCE AN IMPORTANT RITE OF PASSAGE OF AREA CHILDREN.

CAMP COLTON'S, DESTINATION WHERE CHILDREN OF ALL BACKGROUNDS CAN LEARN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, BUILD CONFIDENCE, DISCOVER NEW INTERESTS AND ESTABLISH LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS.

CAMP COLTON REPRESENTS OUR COMMUNITY'S COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING CHILDREN'S WELL-ROUNDED DEVELOPMENT AND FOSTERING AN APPRECIATION FOR THE NATURAL WORLD.

THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF CELEBRATES CAMP COLTON'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PROMOTE ITS SUCCESS IN THE COMING YEARS.

NOW, THEREFORE, I MAYOR, PAUL DEASY MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF AUGUST TWENTY THIRD AS CAMP COLTON WEEK.

YEAH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW COMMENTS OR? THEY'RE GOING TO BE AMAZING.

I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY VICE MAYOR DAGGETT, WHO REALLY HELPED ME GET THIS ON THE AGENDA AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTED CAMP COLTON.

IT REALLY IS.

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YOU KNOW, AS THE TEACHER SAYS, CAMP COLTON SHOWS OUR KIDS THAT OUR COMMUNITY LOVES THEM.

AND IT'S TRULY A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE THAT ISN'T FOUND MOST PLACES ACROSS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

AND I'M SO HONORED THAT I'M A PART OF THIS ORGANIZATION AND HONORED FOR THIS TO RECEIVE THIS RECOGNITION.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANKS, EVERYONE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT BRINGS US DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM SIX A APPOINTMENTS FOR

[6. APPOINTMENTS Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the City Council and to the general public that the City Council may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for the purpose of discussing or considering employment, assignment, appointment, promotion, demotion, dismissal, salaries, disciplining or resignation of a public officer, appointee, or employee of any public body...., pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(1).]

CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT AT NORTHERN ARIZONA INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY NAIPTA TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVE AND COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, I BELIEVE YOU'RE IN CHARGE OF THIS ONE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

YEAH, IT'S MY HONOR TO REAPPOINT KEVIN PARKS, WHO IS A CURRENT REPRESENTATIVE AND HAS SERVED THE CITY TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE YEARS.

AND WE JUST REALLY APPRECIATE HIS CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY AND TO OUR TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS OUR CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVE.

THERE HAS BEEN A SMALL ERROR IN THE AGENDA ITEM IN REGARDS TO THE DATE.

IT'S A SEAT GOING THROUGH OCTOBER OR GOING TILL OCTOBER 2024.

CORRECT STACEY? YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

APOLOGIES ON THAT ERROR.

THANK YOU.

AND SO I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE THAT APPOINTMENT WITH KEVIN PARKS.

JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, MR. MAYOR, AND COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI MAKING A MOTION TO NOMINATE HIM FOR REAPPOINTMENT.

I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE KEVIN PARKS.

THANK YOU.

TO A TERM EXPIRING OCTOBER 2024.

THANK YOU.

I CAN SECOND THAT MOTION.

ALL RIGHT, I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SEVEN FOR OUR LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC

[7. LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC HEARINGS]

HEARINGS.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ALL THREE OF THEM TOGETHER.

DO WE HAVE ANY INFORMATION FROM CITY STAFF REGARDING THESE PARTICULAR LIQUOR LICENSES? THANK YOU, COUNCIL, MAYOR.

RYAN CHARLIE WITH THE FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE WITH THE APPLICATIONS BEFORE YOU.

I FOUND NO DEROGATORY RECORDS WITH ANY OF THE APPLICANTS OR BUSINESSES.

THE APPLICANTS ARE PRESENT AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WELL, I'D BE LIKE TO WELCOME ANY OF THE APPLICANTS IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF OR OTHERWISE WE CAN CONTINUE ON WITH THIS.

AND MR. MAYOR, WE WOULD JUST NEED TO MAKE A CALL TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO COMMENT AS WELL.

YES.

EXCELLENT.

WOULD ANY OF THE APPLICANTS LIKE TO SPEAK AT ALL? MR. MILLER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF, YOU MAY ADDRESS MAYOR AND COUNCIL IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS.

MR. MILLER, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE YOURSELF AND GO AHEAD.

MR. MILLER, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO SPEAK, YOU ARE STILL MUTED.

OH, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL AND THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS JEFF MILLER.

I'M WITH ARIZONA LIQUOR INDUSTRY CONSULTANTS, AND WE'RE HANDLING THE APPLICATION FOR THE MUSEUM CLUB, WELL-KNOWN ESTABLISHMENT THERE IN FLAGSTAFF.

I'M JUST AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS THAT ANYONE HAS.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WE'RE AVAILABLE AND MAKE SURE WE LET YOU KNOW THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU, MR. MILLER.

I DO BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS MIGHT HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I HAVE A QUESTION WHICH MAY BE A TYPO, BECAUSE IN THE SERGEANT TURLEY'S REPORT, IT SAYS THE BAR HOURS ARE 11 A.M.

TO TWO P.M.

SO PLEASE CLARIFY THE BAR HOURS.

YEAH, THE BAR HOURS ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO BE FROM 11:00 A.M.

TO 2:00 A.M.

FOR THE LAST SERVICE, AND THEN THEY HAVE UNTIL 2:30 TO TO GET EVERYBODY OUT AND SAFELY HOME.

SO, YEAH, THE INTENT WOULD BE TO BE OPEN UNTIL 2:00 A.M..

THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A TYPO.

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IF I MAY MAKE A FURTHER COMMENT, MR. MAYOR, AND PRIOR TO MY MOTION.

OF COURSE.

I MAY YES? FIRST OF ALL, I, I AM JUST ENTHUSED TO TO SEE, FIRST OF ALL, THE MUSEUM CLUB OPENING ITS DOOR AGAIN.

IT'S BEEN IN OPERATION FOR 46 YEARS.

AND WITH THE NEW WITH THE NEW MANAGEMENT, AND IT HAS BEEN PROMOTING LOCAL ARTISTS TO PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC AS WELL.

AND IT HAS HOSTED THE RECENT FOLK FESTIVAL IN JULY, WHICH ALSO PROMOTE OUR LOCAL MUSICIANS.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT I TYPICALLY GO TO THE MUSEUM CLUB FOR THE LINE DANCING LESSONS.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE TEACHER HAD AN INJURY.

SO THEY LESSONS HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR A WHILE.

AND I BELIEVE THERE'S A NEW TEACHER COMING IN.

ALSO, I'D LIKE TO COMMEND THE OTHER APPLICANT, TIKI GRILL, WHICH IS ON MILTON ROAD.

I, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE BUSINESS LAST FRIDAY AND TREATED MYSELF TO THE WHOLE RED SNAPPER, FISH FRY IS VERY RARELY AVAILABLE IN FLAGSTAFF TO TO BE SERVED WHOLE FISH FOR FISH FRY FRIDAY, SO.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW BUSINESS.

AND FINALLY, GET KACHINA KITCHEN.

THIS IS A RELOCATION OF AN OLD TRADITIONAL PLACE THAT USED TO BE LOCATED ON RISK ON ITS AND I AM JUST IMPRESSED THAT MS. LAUREN KING HAS TAKEN ON THE FAMILY TRADITION AND PROVIDING QUALITY FOOD.

SO WITH THAT, MR. MAYOR, IF I MAY, I AM READY TO MAKE A MOTION TO.

ACTUALLY BEFORE WE DO THAT, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE CALL TO THE PUBLIC AND THEN CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE TAKING.

DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTATORS ON THIS ITEM? MS. FOBAR.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE THE APPLICANT FOR TIKI GRILL.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WITH TIKI GRILL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND CONTRIBUTING AND HOPE YOU ALL COME SEE US AT TIKI GRILL.

ANYBODY HAD ANY QUESTIONS? GLAD TO ANSWER THEM.

SO THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU MUCH.

WELL, WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I AM HONORED TO SUBMIT ALL THREE LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION WITH A RECOMMENDATION OF APPROVAL TO THE STATE LIQUOR BOARD.

I WILL SECOND THAT MOTION, THE MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, SECONDED BY MYSELF.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, WHICH IS OUR CONSENT ITEMS.

[8. CONSENT ITEMS All matters under Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion approving the recommendations listed on the agenda. Unless otherwise indicated, expenditures approved by Council are budgeted items.]

EIGHT A IS THE RATIFICATION OF CITY STAFF'S APPROVAL OF CONTRACT CITY COUNCIL RATIFICATION OF DEPUTY CITY MANAGER SHANNON ANDERSONS, AUGUST 4TH, 2021 APPROVAL OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES WITH SWAGIT PRODUCTIONS LLC STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO RATIFY STARTS AUGUST 4TH, 2021 APPROVAL OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE AGREEMENT FOR VIDEO SERVICES WITH SWAGIT PRODUCTIONS LLC AND AN INSTALLATION CHARGE FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF SIXTY THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS TO PROVIDE STREAMING AND CLOSED CAPTIONING SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT.

DO WE HAVE ANY STAFF PRESENTATION ON THIS OR ANY ADDITIONAL INFO? MAYOR? YEAH, THIS IS A CONSENT ITEM, THERE IS NO PLAN EXCELLENT.

WELL, WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE, SECOND.

MOTION BY MYSELF, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, OR ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

OH, YEAH.

GO FOR IT.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

QUICK COMMENT.

I'VE BEEN EMAILING WITH STAFF JUST WONDERING IF THE COUNCIL CAN GET AN UPDATE ON THE YOUTUBE STREAMING OR IS THAT A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION? MR. MAYOR AND COUNCIL AND COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON AND IT HAS BEEN BUDGETED FOR AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT.

THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE, BUT IF WE NEEDED TO GO INTO E SESSION ON THAT, WE CAN.

I DON'T THINK IT'S NECESSARY.

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I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

EXCELLENT.

WELL, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

ALL RIGHT.

AYE THAT MOTION CARRIES WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NINE A ROUTINE ITEMS, CONSIDERATION

[A. Consideration and Approval for a Digital Ad Server Contract: Approve the service contract with See Source, LLC for a Digital Ad Server in the amount of $160,000.00. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the annual service agreement with See Source LLC and execute a $160,000 contract. Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.]

OF APPROVAL FOR A DIGITAL AD SERVER CONTRACT APPROVED THE SERVICE CONTRACT WITH SEE SOURCE LLC FOR DIGITAL AD SERVER IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO APPROVE THE ANNUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH SEA SOURCE LLC AND EXECUTE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLAR CONTRACT AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL THANKS FOR LETTING US PRESENT TODAY.

I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN AND I HOPE THAT THIS WORKS.

IF SOMEONE COULD, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

IF IT WORKS, THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

I'M SEEING IT.

OK, LET ME SEE IF I CAN MAKE IT.

INTO A SLIDE PRESENTATION.

HOW'S THAT LOOK? IS IT ON THE SCREEN? IT'S UP, BUT IT'S NOT IN A SLIDE PRESENTATION THOUGH? TOP TO THE RIGHT.

ALL RIGHTY.

SO SLIDE SHOW, AFTER THE ORANGE UNDER THE ORANGE BAR.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SLIDE SHOW.

GO TO YOUR LEFT.

RIGHT HERE.

YEP.

I DID DO THAT, AND IT DIDN'T SEEM TO WORK.

WELL, IT WORKS IN THIS MODE JUST FINE, SO IF WE WANT TO OK, SO PERFECT MOVE, SLIDE THE SLIDE, THEN I THINK WE SHOULD BE GOOD.

OK.

YEAH, LET'S JUST DO THAT THEN.

APPRECIATE IT.

SO TODAY I'M PRESENTING A BUDGET ITEM WHICH HAS BEEN VETTED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE TOURISM COMMISSION AND IS ALREADY IN THE BASE BUDGET FOR FY 22.

WE WILL BE SHARING THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ITEM IN OUR OVERALL MARKETING STRATEGY, AS WELL AS RECENT EMPIRICAL DATA.

AND DID IT FORWARD TO THE NEXT SLIDE? YES, IT DID.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. MAYOR.

THE SERVICE REQUESTED IN THE RFP AND PROVIDED BY THE WINNING BIDDER IS FOR PAID DIGITAL MEDIA IN WHICH WE SERVE APPROXIMATELY 400 ADS AND COMMUNICATIONS ANNUALLY.

OUR CURRENT CONTRACT IS NEARLY EXPIRED, AND THEREFORE, AN RFP PROCESS THROUGH THE CITY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND THE NEW VENDOR WAS SELECTED.

THIS VENDOR RELATIONSHIP IS NEEDED BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITIES OF SERVING DIGITAL ADS EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY, AND THE ABILITY TO COLLECT REPORTABLE DATA.

SERVING THE RIGHT MESSAGE TO THE RIGHT AUDIENCE AT THE RIGHT TIME IS CRITICAL IN LEVERAGING OUR BUDGET AND SEEING OUR EFFORTS PAY OFF IN MARKET.

THE VENDORS PLATFORM AND PROGRAM, AMONG OTHER ATTRIBUTES, CAN IMMEDIATELY IDENTIFY A PERSON IN THE BUYING FUNNEL.

SHOPPING FOR EXPERIENCES OF NATIONAL PARK, LOOKING FOR SOUTHWEST GETAWAYS OR PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR AIR TRAVEL, JUST FOR EXAMPLE.

ADDITIONALLY, THE VENDOR CAN ALSO CREATE LOOK ALIKE AUDIENCES FOR CURRENT VISITORS, DEMOGRAPHICS AND PSYCHOGRAPHIC PROFILES.

THEY ARE ABLE TO REACH PEOPLE WHO HAVE ATTENDED SIMILAR SPECIAL EVENTS TO THE FLAGSTAFF EVENT PRODUCERS, FOR INSTANCE, AS IDENTIFY AND IDENTIFY TRAVELERS WITH A PROPENSITY TO TRAVEL DURING OFF AND SHOULDER SEASONS.

THIS LASER LIKE FOCUS ALLOWS US TO DELIVER THE MESSAGE TO A VERY INTERESTED AUDIENCE, WHICH ALLOWS US TO HAVE OPTIMAL TARGETING.

THE VENDOR SELECTED THROUGH THE CITY PROCUREMENT RFP PROCESS WITH AN EVALUATION COMMITTEE, WHICH INCLUDED OUR COMMISSION CHAIRWOMAN, IS THE COMPANY SEE SOURCE.

THEY ARE WELL VERSED IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY WITH NOTABLE EXPERIENCE IN ARIZONA, IN PARTICULAR, WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS ARIZONA, OFFICE OF TOURISM, SEDONA, SCOTTSDALE, AS WELL AS DOZENS OF OTHER DMOS.

THAT'S DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS VISIT SEATTLE, TRIBAL TACOMA.

VISIT OGDEN, BRECKENRIDGE, MOAB, UTAH AND MORE.

JOINING THE COUNCIL MEETING TODAY BY TEAMS ARE TWO SEE SOURCE STAFF MEMBERS.

LAUREN ROGERS, WHO'S A SENIOR DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS STRATEGY AND HE'S THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.

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ONE MOMENT, HERE ARE JUST A FEW INDUSTRY ECONOMIC INDICATORS FROM THE START OF THE CALENDAR YEAR THROUGH JUNE.

OUR TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATION'S HAVE SEEN HIGHER THAN AVERAGE DAILY RATES AND OCCUPANCIES THAT ARE HIGHER THAN THEY WERE IN PRE PANDEMIC, 2019, AND FLAGSTAFF IS TRENDING ABOVE THE STATE.

ADDITIONALLY, THE BBB COLLECTION IS OUTPACING 2019.

THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF OUR BUSIEST MONTH, WHICH IS THE MONTH OF JUNE.

THIS IS IN PART DUE TO THE EFFORTS OF THE STAKEHOLDERS IN PROMOTING THEIR BUSINESSES.

ALSO PART DUE TO DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF DIRECT SALES, MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS EFFORTS.

AND CERTAINLY THE FACT THAT OUR CITY LEADERSHIP, CITY COUNCIL AND THE TOURISM COMMISSION HAVE GIVEN US TREMENDOUS SUPPORT IN KEEPING THE BRAND ALIVE DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT FLAGSTAFF FITS INTO THE ZEITGEIST OF THE TRAVELING PUBLIC WITH AUTHENTIC AMERICANA AND OUTDOOR RECREATION.

SO NOW I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU LORI PAPPAS, MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER FOR DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF, SHE'LL BE PROVIDING SOME EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE STRATEGY DATA TO SUPPORT THE AGENDA ITEM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, TRACE.

HEY, GOOD EVENING.

COUNCIL VICE MAYOR AND MAYOR, AS TRACE HAD MENTIONED, I'M LORI PAPPAS AND I'M YOUR MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT SOME CREATIVE HERE.

BUT I DO WANT TO PREFACE THIS, THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME OUR LOCALS ARE NOT GOING TO SEE OUR ADS.

AND THE REASON IS, IS THAT WE'RE VERY STRATEGIC.

WE'RE PAYING FOR THESE ADS.

SO WE'RE STRATEGIC IN THAT WE WANT THESE IMPRESSIONS TO FALL ON PEOPLE THAT ARE VERY TARGETED, THAT HAVE THAT PROPENSITY TO TRAVEL.

SO SOME OF THESE MESSAGES, MORE THAN LIKELY YOU WILL NOT HAVE SEEN.

AND AGAIN, THAT IS A STRATEGIC CHOICE.

SO DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF PUSHES OUT PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS AND ITS AGENCIES LIKE SEE SOURCE THAT HAVE THE SOPHISTICATION THAT ENABLE US TO BE SO STRATEGIC AND SO TARGETED.

AND SOME OF THE CREATIVE THAT WE PUSH OUT OUR STATIC DISPLAY ADS, THEY COULD BE ANIMATED, WE'LL PUSH OUT NATIVE ADS, WE'LL PUSH OUT VIDEO.

AND, YOU KNOW, NOT JUST VIDEO ON ON X, Y, Z PLATFORM, BUT EVEN A LITTLE MORE SOPHISTICATED PUSHING OUT ON CONNECTED TV PLATFORMS. AND THEN, OF COURSE, ALSO ON SOCIAL CHANNELS.

SO YOU'RE TOUCHING ON A FEW LUNAR LEGACY.

SO THE TOP CREATIVE THAT YOU SEE COMING OUT OF A PHONE.

YOU'VE GOT THE BETTER PART OF SIX IMAGES.

IT'S CALLED IT A CAROUSEL DISPLAY.

AND IN THIS PARTICULAR CREATIVE, I JUST WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THE MESSAGING THAT WE PUSH OUT IN SOME OF ITS SUCCESSES SO YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

SO THIS CREATIVE SUPPORTED LUNAR LEGACY AND IT DATES BACK TO MARCH 2019.

AND AS I HAD MENTIONED, IT IS IN A CAROUSEL LAYOUT.

THE CLICK THROUGH RATE WAS ONE POINT FIVE.

AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS, A GOOD STANDARD WOULD BE POINT EIGHT.

AND IT DELIVERED ELEVEN HUNDRED WEBSITE VISITS.

AND THEN THE FIRST VERTICAL AD THAT YOU SEE, THE CREATIVE THAT READS EIGHT NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS.

THIS PUSHED OUT A LOT IN 2021 SPECIFICALLY, I'LL SHARE MAY 2021 JUST BEING SO RECENT.

IT RESULTED IN ELEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY CLICKS.

AND IN MARCH, IT ALSO PUSHED OUT AND IT RESULTED IN TEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT WEB SITE VISITS.

SO WHAT THIS IS TELLING US IS THAT WE ARE DELIVERING CONTENT THAT IS VERY RELEVANT, THAT PEOPLE DO WANT WANT TO LEARN ABOUT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE TRACE.

THIS PARTICULAR CREATIVE I WANT TO ZERO IN ON WHAT'S IN THE MIDDLE, THE FREE FLAG.

CREATIVE.

AND THIS WAS SERVED UNDERSTANDING THE PANDEMIC AND RECOGNIZING THAT TRAVELERS COULD VERY WELL BE PINCHED.

AS FAR AS INCOME, RECOGNIZING PEOPLE HAD LOST THEIR JOBS.

BUT WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS WHEN THINGS OPENED UP AND PEOPLE WERE FEELING MORE SAFE AND THE SENTIMENT WAS WELCOMING TRAVEL AGAIN, WE WANTED TO ENCOURAGE VISITATION BY

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SHOWING THERE ARE THINGS TO DO IN FLAGSTAFF COME STAY IN FLAGSTAFF, AND THEN THERE ARE THINGS TO DO THAT ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST.

AND THAT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT WE'VE DONE TO THE FAR RIGHT.

YOU'LL SEE SOME FESTIVAL CREATIVE, WHICH IS ALSO AT THE BOTTOM.

WE ALSO RIGHT NOW ARE ACTUALLY HOSTING SWEEPSTAKES TO HELP OUR FESTIVALS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND A LOT OF RESPONSIBLE MESSAGING, SO YOU ARE PROBABLY VERY FAMILIAR WITH STAY PLAY DISTANCE AND MASK RESPONSIBLY.

SO THAT WAS A NUANCE OF WHAT WE HAD BEEN DOING YEARS BEFORE.

AND I'M GOING TO SAY YEARS BEFORE IT WAS EVEN HIP TO DO WAS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM.

WE KNOW DESTINATION MANAGEMENT, DESTINATION OR STEWARDSHIP IS VERY IMPORTANT AND IT IS A ROLE THAT DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF TAKES VERY SERIOUSLY.

SO IN THAT REALM, WE PUSH OUT RESPONSIBLE SNOW PLAYER OR RESPONSIBLE WINTER RECREATION.

SO TO THE RIGHT IS A LITTLE THUMBNAIL OF AN AD THAT WE HAD PUSHED OUT.

AND IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE, THIS AD RAN IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, AND IT DROVE MORE THAN 15000 WEBSITES.

NOW, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS A COLLABORATION.

SO IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF PUTS TOGETHER.

THIS WAS A COLLABORATION AS PART OF THE WINTER TASK FORCE.

SO WE ALSO INCLUDED THE WINTER RECREATION MAP.

EDUCATING PEOPLE ARE KEY MARKETS ON WHEN THEY COME TO FLAGSTAFF.

THIS IS WHERE THEY SHOULD PLAY.

AND THESE ARE THE SAFE THINGS TO DO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND SOME ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLE COMMUNICATION AND VISITATION MESSAGES RESONATES WITH FIRE AWARENESS AND THE CREATIVE THAT THE TWO CREATIVES THAT YOU SEE ON THE LEFT ACTUALLY PUSHED OUT THIS YEAR.

MULTIPLE FORMATS AND THE STAY IN PLAY AWARENESS FOR FIRE HAD RESULTED IN OUR LANDING PAGE, OUR FIRE AWARENESS LANDING PAGE RANKING AMONG THE MOST TEN MOST VISITED PAGES ON OUR WEBSITE.

AND SIMILARLY TO WINTER REC, THIS WAS ALSO A COLLABORATION WITH OUR CITY AND COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND AGAIN, A CAROUSEL LAYOUT.

THIS WAS SUPPORTING CARRY OUT IN, SETTLE IN, WHICH SUPPORTS OUR RESTAURANTS.

AND THIS PUSHED OUT THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC AND THEN GIVING YOU A LITTLE GLIMPSE INTO WHAT'S AHEAD.

WE KNOW THAT THERE IS DEMAND FOR ROAD TRIPS.

PEOPLE ARE PACKING THE CARS, MULTIGENERATIONAL AND AND DRIVING TO DESTINATIONS.

SO THIS IS THIS IS A LITTLE GLIMPSE AT AT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT TO PUSH OUT ACTUALLY NEXT MONTH.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WE HAVE A REOCCURRING BUDGET ITEM, AS A TRACE HAD MENTIONED, AND IT IS A ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR BUDGET ITEM.

I DO KNOW THAT IN THE STAFF SUMMARY, ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND WAS CALLED OUT.

AND I JUST WANT TO ADD SOME CLARITY AROUND THAT.

TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THAT ONE SEVENTY HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO A DASHBOARD.

AND THAT DASHBOARD IS RESEARCH BASED AND WHICH IS.

THE BEAUTY OF WHAT THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOUND IN SEE SOURCE AND THEY THEY HAVE PUT TOGETHER OR THEY HAVE A PLATFORM THAT ALLOWS US TO REALLY GUIDE OUR STRATEGIES AND REALLY MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLARITY.

AND THEN ALSO, IT'S IMPORTANT TO TO POINT OUT THAT 82 PERCENT OF THIS BUDGET IS ALLOCATED FOR AD PLACEMENT AD SPEND.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW.

NOT GOING TO GO OVER THE REST OF THE SPEAKING POINTS HERE.

BUT I DO JUST IN SUMMARY, WANT TO SHARE THAT THE SEE SOURCE PLATFORM WILL DEFINITELY ELEVATE DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF DIGITAL AD PROGRAM JUST WITH EFFICIENCIES, AS I HAD MENTIONED.

AND THEIR DASHBOARD IS PHENOMENAL.

AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT OUR EVALUATION COMMITTEE HAD ZEROED IN ON.

AND LET'S GO AHEAD.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO AT THIS POINT, I DO WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT WE DO HAVE OUR SEE SOURCE EXPERTS ON THE MEETING CALL, AND THEN I'M ALSO HAPPY TRACE TOO IS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU.

CITY COUNCIL ANY COMMENTS? SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU BOTH FOR THE PRESENTATION, THIS IS AN

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INTERESTING NEW PLATFORM AND I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS ALREADY SO WELL DONE.

QUICK QUESTION, DO ANY OF OUR ADS GO OUT IN SPANISH? VICE OR I'M SORRY, IT COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

PAID DOES NOT GO OUT IN SPANISH.

WE DO DO MANY ITERATIONS IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES AND PRINT AS WELL AS OUR WEBSITE.

SO WE DO HAVE TRANSLATION THERE, BUT NOT IN DIGITAL.

AND IF THERE IS A NEED, WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

SO I LOVE WHAT WE'RE DOING.

I THINK YOU ALL DO AMAZING WORK.

AND I WOULD JUST I PERSONALLY THINK WE SHOULD MAYBE EXPAND TO OTHER CULTURES AND ALSO FEATURE OUR CULTURE BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL THING HERE IN FLAG.

BUT I DO I DO FULLY TRUST YOU ALL TO DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT, TOO.

BUT IF THERE WAS ROOM TO DO SOME MORE IN SPANISH, I THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE A BENEFIT TO TARGET THAT MARKET AS WELL.

JUST MY THOUGHT, THOUGH.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE DO QUITE A BIT IN OTHER LANGUAGES.

SO THIS IS VERY SPECIFIC TO PAID DIGITAL, AND WE DO ON OCCASION USE SOME AS LONG AS WE'RE GOING TO BE PUSHING IT INTO NORTHERN MEXICO, WHICH IS A STRONG MARKET FOR US, ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTERTIME.

BUT INTERNATIONAL IS AT A CRAWL, AS YOU WOULD IMAGINE.

AND AS SOON AS THAT COMES BACK, THEN YOU'LL SEE A LOT MORE REACHING OUT TO THE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT MARKETS THAT ARE HAVE A PROPENSITY TO TRAVEL TO FLAGSTAFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

MCCARTHY.

TRACES THIS FUNDING FROM BBB SOURCES.

IT SURE IS.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

I THOUGHT SO, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE? DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS? YES, MAYOR, WE DO.

MR. GOOD EVENING, THIS IS STEVE FINCH.

I'LL LEAVE MY CAMERA MUTED BECAUSE MY BANDWIDTH IS LIMITED.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND STAFF TONIGHT.

I'M STILL SPEAKING TO YOU.

STEVE FINCH, ONE OF THE VERY FORTUNATE PEOPLE TO BE PART OF THE TOURISM COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS A VERY DYNAMIC TEAM.

AS YOU MENTIONED, THEY'RE VERY ON TOP OF EVERYTHING AND VERY DIFFICULT TO THINK OF SOMETHING AHEAD OF THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE ON IT SO MUCH.

AND LIKEWISE, THEY WENT OUT AND DONE THEIR DUE DILIGENCE HERE TO FIND A PERFECT DIGITAL AD SERVICES.

I AM WELL, I BELIEVE THEY'VE DONE SO.

I HAVE READ THE SEE SOURCE PACKAGE AND SEE THAT THEY DO SERVICE.

OTHER DMOS ARE ALSO PART OF THOSE.

I MEAN, THEY DO SERVICE SEDONA AND SCOTTSDALE, SO THEY ARE VERY GOOD AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN READING THEIR PACKAGE.

IT IS IS CLEAR THAT THEY'RE A VERY TRANSPARENT COMPANY AND THEY'RE A VERY DETAIL ORIENTED COMPANY.

THE NUMBER OF GRAPHS THEY PRESENTED AND THE DATA THEY WERE EXTRACTING FROM MARKETING CAMPAIGNS IS AMAZING.

AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH THAT IS CRITICAL.

THAT DEAL TO MAKE A QUALITY DECISION REQUIRES QUALITY DATA AND SEE SOURCE HAS SHOWN THAT CAPABILITY.

AND THEY NEED TO BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT WITH THE TOURISM TEAM, WHICH THEY HAVE.

ALSO, THEY'RE DISPLAYING THAT DRIVEN.

THEIR ADS, THEY TEST, THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, AND THEY PROVIDE GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO ENHANCE ANYTHING GOING ON.

THIS IS A VERY CRITICAL SERVICE TO THE DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF TEAM, AND I PERSONALLY DO RECOMMEND AS A COMMISSIONER, ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS TO USE SEE SOURCE AS OUR DIGITAL AD SERVICES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. FINCH.

WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO APPROVE THE ANNUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH SEE SOURCE, LLC SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10A OF OUR REGULAR AGENDA, THIS IS THE

[A. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2021-41: a resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)between the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County for submission of a grant application and approval upon award of the U.S. Department of Justice, Fiscal Year 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Resolution No. 2021-41 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2021-41 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2021-41]

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CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-41 RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND COCONINO COUNTY FOR SUBMISSION OF A GRANT APPLICATION AND APPROVAL UPON AWARD OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANT GRANT.

STAFF RECOMMENDS ACTION IS TO READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-41 BY TITLE ONLY.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, I'M ALLISON HUGHES, THE SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER WITH THE FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THE CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE JAG GRANT APPLICATION.

FBD HAS PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT ELICIT COOPERATION BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL TO CONTROL, DETECT AND INVESTIGATE CRIME.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZES THESE GRANT FUNDS TO HELP WITH COMMUNITY POLICING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS TEQUILA, SUNRISE, NEW YEAR'S EVE FESTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SUPPORT MEETINGS, BLOCK WATCH MEETINGS, EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, CLEANUP PROJECTS, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CAR SEAT SAFETY PREVENTION AND FOURTH OF JULY PARADE.

THE JAG PROGRAM WAS CREATED IN 1984 TO PROVIDE FEDERAL LEADERSHIP AND ALLOWS AGENCIES TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS.

THE JAG PROGRAM PROVIDES AGENCIES WITH THE FLEXIBILITY TO PRIORITIZE AND PLACE FUNDS WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED THE MOST.

THIS YEAR, THE FUNDING REQUESTED IS IN THE AMOUNT OF @27,366.

THE JAG FUNDS WILL BE DIVIDED BETWEEN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE COCONINO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

THE CITY'S SHARE IS SLATED TO BE USED FOR DISCRETIONARY OVERTIME FOR OFFICERS TO CARRY OUT COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS UTILIZED THE JAG GRANT FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS.

WE CONTINUE TO BE PARTNERS WITH THE COMMUNITY AND STRIVE TO KEEP CRIME DOWN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS AGENDA ITEM? NOT AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

SO, YOU KNOW.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO GET INTO THIS, BUT I DO STRUGGLE WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THESE MONIES ARE GOING TOWARDS.

AND I'M NOT, I'M TOTALLY IN FAVOR OF US DOING THIS TONIGHT.

AND THERE'S A LOT THAT THERE'S THIS MONEY GO TOWARDS OUR SUPPORT.

BUT I JUST WANT TO LET THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL KNOW AND LEADERSHIP THAT I'D LIKE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE WAY WE POLICE PROACTIVELY IN NEIGHBORHOODS TO MINIMIZE CRIME AND WHO IT IS THAT WE ARE ENHANCING AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR? I DO YOU THINK THAT THAT'S A POLICY DISCUSSION, AND I KNOW IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION, BUT I THINK IT'S I THINK IT'S ONE THAT WE SHOULD AND COULD HAVE.

SO I JUST WANTED TO RAISE THAT POINTS.

I'M NOT GOING TO BE I'M TOTALLY, AGAIN, IN FAVOR OF THIS MOVING FORWARD.

I JUST THINK THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE SOME OF THESE CONCERNS I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

VICE MAYOR? THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I AM IN AGREEMENT THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A FUTURE DISCUSSION, ESPECIALLY AS THE ALTERNATE RESPONSE, JUST HOW THINGS MIGHT CHANGE MOVING FORWARD.

SO IF STAFF COULD BE THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A DISCUSSION TO US IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR, AND I'D LIKE TO ECHO THOSE SAME STATEMENTS.

THIS IS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT A FEDERAL GRANT, THOUGH, AND AS SLATED, THE, YOU KNOW, WHERE THIS MONEY IS GOING TO IS ALREADY PUT TOGETHER, AND I'D RATHER BE ABLE TO USE FEDERAL GRANT DOLLARS FOR THAT THAN OTHERWISE.

SO LET'S.

I'M IN FAVOR OF MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM.

ANYONE ELSE? COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I'M HAPPY TO MAKE A MOTION IF WE'RE READY FOR THAT.

I DO BELIEVE WE ARE.

GREAT, I'D LIKE TO HAVE US READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-41 BY TITLE ONLY.

I'LL SECOND.

THE MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, SECONDED BY VICE MAYOR DAGGETT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WILL SUPPORT THIS.

I DO SUPPORT THIS, BUT I ALSO SUPPORT THE DISCUSSION THAT THE VICE MAYOR AND MR. SHIMONI SUGGESTED.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

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A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN COCONINO COUNTY AND THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF FOR THE APPLICATION FOR THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT JAG PROGRAM, FY 2021 LOCAL SOLICITATION SOLICITATIONS, CFDA, NUMBER 16.738.

I MOVE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2021-41.

SECOND.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCILMAN MCCARTHY, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10B, CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF

[B. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2021-40: A resolution approving an amended intergovernmental agreement between Coconino County, Coconino County Juvenile Court Services Department, Coconino County Accommodation School District, and the City of Flagstaff for use of the City's Hal Jensen Recreation Center by the School District for the Juvenile Transition School. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Resolution No. 2021-40 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2021-40 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2021-40]

RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-40, A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN COCONINO COUNTY, COCONINO COUNTY JUVENILE COURT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, COCONINO COUNTY ACCOMMODATION SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF FOR USE OF CITIES HAL JENSEN RECREATION CENTER BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE JUVENILE TRANSITION SCHOOL.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-40 BY TITLE ONLY.

JOHN, YOU'RE MUTED.

I GOT EVERYTHING ALL CORRECT, BUT FORGOT TO UNMUTE.

SO, YES, GOOD EVENING, MAYOR,.

VICE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

THIS IS JOHN WILSON, THE RECREATION MANAGER, AND I'M HERE.

WE HAVE AN AMENDED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT THAT WE BROUGHT TO YOU BACK ON JULY 6TH, AFTER THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THAT AMENDMENT, OR THAT IGA, THE STATE IDENTIFY TO MANDATORY PROVISIONS THAT NEEDED TO BE ADDED TO THE AGREEMENT.

THEY ADDED A SECTION WHICH CONDITIONS THE PARTY'S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE IGA ON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS AND A NEW SECTION 11, WHICH PERTAINS TO RECORDS RETENTION.

THE STATE ALSO LIMITED THE IGA TO ONE FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL INSTEAD OF TWO.

THESE ADDITIONS DID NOT ALTER THE FUNDAMENTAL TERMS OF THE IGA WITH THE TRANSITION SCHOOL SCHEDULED TO START CLASSES ON AUGUST 16TH.

WHILE COUNCIL WAS STILL ON ITS SUMMER BREAK AND AMENDMENTS DID NOT CHANGE THE FUNDAMENTAL TERMS OF THE IGA THAT HAD BEEN APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL.

THE AMENDED IGA WAS PROVIDED TO THE MAYOR FOR HIS SIGNATURE ON AUGUST 13TH.

THE TRANSITION SCHOOL WAS THEREFORE ALLOWED TO START CLASSES ON TIME.

SO THE COUNCIL IS NOW BEING ASKED TO RATIFY THE APPROVAL OF THIS AMENDED IGA.

AND SO IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS I KNOW THAT ALSO KEVIN AND OR STERLING CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT RELATE TO THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE IGA.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'M JUST EXCITED FOR THIS TO CONTINUE FORWARD, AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT THINGS ARE UP AND RUNNING AT THE REC CENTER, THAT I THINK THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, AN AWESOME EXAMPLE OF COLLABORATION THAT I THINK WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY.

AND WITH THAT, I LIKE TO READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-40 BY TITLE ONLY.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, SECONDED BY MYSELF.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

CITY CLERK? A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING THE AMENDED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN COCONINO COUNTY, COCONINO COUNTY JUVENILE COURT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, COCONINO COUNTY ACCOMMODATION SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF FOR THE USE OF THE CITY'S HAL JENSEN RECREATION CENTER BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ITS JUVENILE TRANSITION SCHOOL.

I'D LIKE TO MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-40.

I'LL SECOND.

MOTION BY MYSELF, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10C, THAT'S THE CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION

[C. Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-19: An ordinance amending Chapter 5 of the City Code pertaining to the establishment of fees for fire department services outside the City Limits. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: At the August 24, 2021 Council Meeting: 1) Read Ordinance No. 2021-19 by title only for the first time 2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2021-19 by title only (if approved above) At the September 7, 2021 Council Meeting: 3) Read Ordinance No. 2021-19 by title only for the final time 4) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2021-19 by title only (if approved above) 5) Adopt Ordinance No. 2021-19]

OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-19, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER FIVE OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVICES OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-19 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MARK GAILLARD, YOUR FIRE CHIEF.

THIS ITEM IS AN ORDINANCE THAT WILL PROVIDE FOR US A LITTLE CLARITY AND ALSO

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REMOVE SOME LANGUAGE TO ALSO MAKE THE ORDINANCE AND THE DIRECTION FOR STAFF AND FOR THOSE THAT ARE CONTRACTING WITH THE CITY.

A LITTLE BIT OF CLARITY AND HOW TO INTERPRET THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES FOR SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, PREDOMINANTLY THE REMOVAL OF PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THAT SECTION OF CODE THAT HAVE SUNSET.

SO THEY'RE NOT APPLICABLE ANYMORE.

THAT'S ACHIEVED BY THIS ORDINANCE.

AND THE OTHER IS THAT THE ORDINANCE PROVIDES CLARITY FOR STAFF.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE INTENT OF THE INITIAL ORDINANCE WAS TO USE THE ASSESSED VALUE, THE SAME ASSESSED VALUE FACTOR THAT IS IN USE BY THE CITY FOR THE DETERMINATION OF TAXES.

AFTER PROP 117, THERE WAS NOW TWO ASSESSED VALUES SETS OF DATA PROVIDED BY COCONINO COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE.

OUR THOUGHT IS THEIR INTENT WAS THAT THE LIMITED ASSESSED VALUE, THE SAME ONE THE CITY USES IN THE TERMINATION OF ITS TAXES, WOULD AND SHOULD BE THE THE ASSESSED VALUE USED TO DETERMINE FEES FOR SERVICES OUTSIDE OF THE CITY.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN THOSE QUESTIONS NOW.

THANK YOU, CHIEF GAILLARD.

COUNCIL MEMBERS, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI? I ALWAYS HAVE QUESTIONS.

I'M SORRY.

CHIEF.

HOW'S IT GOING? THIS IS FOR YOU TO FIRST QUESTION IN ONE OF THE THE PORTIONS OF THE AGENDA, IT TALKED ABOUT POTENTIAL TO LOWER CITY REVENUES BY ABOUT 15 PERCENT.

BUT THEN AN OFFSET ABOUT OF FIVE PERCENT IS DOES THAT MEAN THAT IT'S MORE LIKE A 10 PERCENT POTENTIAL LOSS OF REVENUES PER YEAR? I ACTUALLY THINK THAT IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH LESS MUCH, MORE INCREMENTAL THAT, COUNCIL MEMBER.

AND BY THAT, MOST OF THE CONTRACTS ARE MULTI-YEAR BEFORE THE BASE IS ESTABLISHED AND REESTABLISHED, SO BEFORE THE ASSESSED VALUE IS DETERMINED.

AND SO WE IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS HAVE SEEN SOME SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN INSIDE THE CITY, OUTSIDE THE CITY.

SO THE MATH AND THE COMPUTATION SAYS THAT WE COULD SEE SOME FINANCIAL IMPACT UP TO 15 PERCENT.

IN MY VIEW, IT'S LIKELY.

AND IF YOU WANTED TO GET MORE INTO THE POTENTIAL TAX IMPACTS, WE HAVE SOME AMAZING FINANCIAL MINDS ON STAFF THAT CAN STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ATTEMPT TO DO A BETTER JOB THAN I JUST DID.

THAT'S FINE.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS.

I THINK THAT'S THAT'S GOOD FOR NOW.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

ANYONE ELSE ON THIS ITEM BEFORE I ENTERTAIN A MOTION? ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I WILL MOTION TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-19 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I'LL SECOND THAT.

MOTION BY MYSELF, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AMENDING SECTION 5-01-001-0001 OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE REGARDING FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES IN COUNTY ISLANDS AND OTHER SELECTED UNINCORPORATED PROPERTY, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AUTHORITY FOR CLERICAL CORRECTIONS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU.

THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM 10D.

[D. Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-20: An ordinance amending Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 1-18, Administrative Departments, to establish the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division in City Code. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: At the August 24, 2021 Council Meeting: 1) Read Ordinance No. 2021-20 by title only for the first time 2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2021-20 by title only (if approved above) At the September 7, 2021 Council Meeting: 3) Read Ordinance No. 2021-20 by title only for the final time 4) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2021-20 by title only (if approved above) 5) Adopt Ordinance No.2021-20]

THIS IS THE CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-20.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE CHAPTER ONE THROUGH EIGHTEEN ADMINISTRATIVE OR 1-18 ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS TO ESTABLISH THE PARKS RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE DIVISION AND CITY CODE.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER TWENTY TWENTY ONE DASH TWENTY BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

DEPUTY CITY MANAGER.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBERS.

SHANNON ANDERSON BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING.

JUST HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

AGAIN, THE CHANGE THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO FACILITATE IN THIS PROCESS IS MOVING PARKS

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AND RECREATION FROM A SECTION WITHIN PUBLIC WORKS TO A DIVISION, PARKS, REC AND OPEN SPACE THAT WOULD REPORT TO MYSELF.

THANK YOU, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER.

COUNCIL, ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? FOR COMMENTS? I'M LOOKING AT YOU, SHIMONI.

I GOT YOU ALL DAY.

I JUST WANT TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO LEADERSHIP FOR SETTING THIS UP AND CONGRATULATE REBECCA SAYERS AND THE WHOLE TEAM.

I'M JUST EXCITED ABOUT THIS, AND I THINK THIS MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS.

AND THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS MOVE.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

VICE MAYOR? I WOULD LIKE TO SECOND THAT, BUT ALSO TO JUST ADD THAT THERE ISN'T A MORE CAPABLE LEADER THAN REBECCA SAYERS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT THIS NEW DIVISION CAN DO UNDER I MEAN, SHE'S BEEN LEADING IT, YOU KNOW, ALREADY, BUT BUT AS A DIVISION, WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO IN THOSE REALMS. EXCELLENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS? THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I ALSO WELCOME THIS EVOLUTION OF THE PARKS AND REC SECTION.

I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT, THIS SECTION, WHICH WILL NOW BE DIVISION, ALSO INCLUDES NATURAL AREAS AND EVENTS.

SO THE NEW ACRONYM FOR THIS FOR THIS DIVISION, WE WOULD BE PROSE, PROSE, WHICH IS PARK REC PARKS, RECREATION, OPEN SPACE AND EVENTS.

SO JUST SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE ON THE PARKS AND REC TEAM.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE MY PARKS AND REC BACKGROUND, SO I DO WELCOME THIS CHANGE.

AND AS I MENTIONED TO THE CITY MANAGER IN MY MONTHLY ONE AND ONE MEETING WITH HIM IS THAT I ALSO WANT TO SEE OUR PARKS AND REC STAFF TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TERMS OF CERTIFICATION, WHERE THERE IS CERTIFIED PUBLIC PARKS AND REC PROFESSIONALS AND CERTIFY PARKS AND REC EXECUTIVES IN THE FUTURE.

AND WITH THAT MAYOR, I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT.

GO AHEAD.

YEAH, IT IS MY HONOR TO MOVE TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-20.

I WILL SECOND THAT MOTION.

MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, SECONDED BY MYSELF.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, AMENDING THE FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE, CHAPTER 1-18 ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS TO ESTABLISH THE PARKS RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE DIVISION, PROVIDING REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY AUTHORITY FOR CLERICAL CORRECTIONS, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM 10 E, THIS IS THE CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE

[E. Consideration and Possible Action: Revisions to City Council Rules of Procedure and Un-Suspension of the Rules STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Revise meeting times in Rule 3.01 "Regular Meeting" and Rule 3.03 "Work Sessions and Agenda Review" effective September 7, 2021. Un-Suspend Rule 5.01 effective September 7, 2021.]

ACTION REVISIONS TO CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE AND ON SUSPENSION OF THE RULES.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS REVISED MEANING TIMES IN RULE 3.01 REGULAR MEETING AND RULE 3.03 WORK SESSIONS AND AGENDA REVIEW EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 7, 2021.

CITY CLERK? GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

STACEY SALTZBURG CITY CLERK.

HAPPY TO BE HERE TODAY.

I AM HERE TODAY TO TALK WITH YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KIND OF FOLLOWING UP ON SOME INSTRUCTIONS OR DIRECTION THAT WE HAD RECEIVED FROM YOU PRIOR TO GOING ON COUNCIL BREAK, ABOUT POSSIBLY MAKING A FEW CHANGES TO OUR RULES OF PROCEDURE WITH REGARDS TO MEETING TIMES, AND THEN ALSO TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE UNDER SUSPENSION OF OUR RULES THAT WE'VE BEEN OPERATING UNDER DURING THE PANDEMIC AND NOW THAT WE'RE KIND OF HEADING INTO A MORE HYBRID SETTING AND IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HEARD, LIKE I SAID, IS A POSSIBLE ADJUSTMENT TO OUR MEETING TIME.

SO I'VE INCLUDED A COUPLE OF OPTIONS HERE FOR CONSIDERATION.

OPTION NUMBER ONE WOULD BE LEAVE THINGS AS THEY ARE CURRENTLY SET OUT IN THE RULES.

SO IF YOU RECALL BACK A LITTLE WHILE, WE CHANGED THE MEETING TIMES TO HAVE A THREE O'CLOCK START TIME FOR OUR ROUTINE ITEMS. WE WOULD THEN BREAK AND COME BACK AT FIVE FOR OUR MORE REGULAR ITEMS, PUBLIC

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HEARING AND SO FORTH.

WE THEN DECIDED THAT WE WOULD LEAVE OUR WORK SESSIONS WITH THE SIX O'CLOCK START TIME.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

AGAIN, WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES, SO WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY DOING THIS YET.

BUT THAT'S HOW THE RULES ARE WRITTEN CURRENTLY.

ONE OF THE OPTIONS AND THIS IS KIND OF WHAT WE HEARD AT THAT MEETING BEFORE WE WENT ON BREAK, WAS TO PERHAPS STANDARDIZE THE MEETING TIMES WHERE WE HAVE KIND OF A ONE TIME THAT WE START ALL OF OUR MEETINGS OUT TO OFFER SOME CONSISTENCY TO THE PUBLIC.

YOU KNOW, OH, WHAT DAY IS THIS? ARE WE STARTING AT 6:00 OR ARE WE STARTING AT 3:00? SO WE DID HEAR THAT.

AND THE OTHER THING THAT WE HEARD WAS PERHAPS STAYING IN THIS KIND OF THREE O'CLOCK TIME FRAME WHERE WE KIND OF HAVE ONE CONTINUOUS MEETING.

SO ELIMINATING THAT BREAK IN BETWEEN THE ROUTINE AND REGULAR ITEMS. SO THAT'S OPTION TWO, AND OF COURSE, FROM A STAFF PERSPECTIVE, WE WOULD ALSO CONTINUE TO ARRANGE OUR AGENDAS IN A WAY THAT WE WOULD KEEP THOSE MORE ROUTINE ITEMS TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE AGENDA, WHEREAS SOME OF THOSE MORE PUBLIC INTEREST ITEMS WOULD COME LATER.

YOU KNOW, UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE'S A TIME DIFFERENCE THERE.

SO THAT'S OPTION TWO.

AND THEN OPTION THREE IS ALWAYS IF THERE'S ANOTHER IDEA OR SOMETHING ELSE THAT YOU, AS COUNCIL, WOULD LIKE TO SEE OR CONSIDER, WE'RE CERTAINLY OPEN TO THAT.

SO I'LL PAUSE THERE REALLY QUICK TO SEE IF WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT CONCEPT.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN? YEAH, SO JUST TO CLARIFY, WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW IS BASICALLY OPTION TWO? THAT IS CORRECT, YES.

I HAVE COMMENTS, BUT I CAN WAIT ON THAT.

LET'S FINISH UP THE PRESENTATION AND THEN WE'LL SHARE OUR COMMENTS IF THAT WORKS.

DEFINITELY.

SO, AS I MENTIONED, WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER A SUSPENSION OF OUR RULES.

BACK IN APRIL OF 2020, WHEN WE WERE KIND OF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC AND WE HAD SHIFTED INTO A FULLY VIRTUAL SETTING.

THE COUNCIL SUSPENDED RULE 5.01 OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE, AND THIS ALLOWED US TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN KIND OF THE CONDUCT OF OUR MEETINGS, WHERE THINGS WERE PLACED ON THE AGENDA, OUR MEETING TIMES TO REALLY ALLOW US TIME TO.

TRANSITION, IF YOU WILL, INTO THE VIRTUAL SETTING.

UNDERSTANDING THAT OUR MEETINGS MAY BE A LITTLE LONGER.

THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

SO COUNCIL GAVE US DIRECTION TO START OUR MEETINGS AT THREE O'CLOCK.

AND ESSENTIALLY, WE WERE GOING TO REMAIN THERE WHILE WE WERE IN THAT FULLY VIRTUAL SETTING.

AS I MENTIONED, AS WE'RE NOW KIND OF HEADING INTO NEW TERRITORY WITH A HYBRID SETTING WHERE WE'VE GOT OPTIONS, MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE TONIGHT, TO MAYBE HAVE COUNCIL CONSIDER LIFTING THAT SUSPENSION AND MOVING US BACK INTO KIND OF OUR OUR NORMAL PROTOCOL AS LAID OUT IN THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.

IF COUNCIL WERE TO DECIDE AND MOTION TO UNSUSPENDED RULE 5.01 THIS EVENING, THAT WOULD PUT US BACK TO THE THREE O'CLOCK START TIME FOR OUR ROUTINE ITEMS WITH A BREAK, A RETURN AT FIVE O'CLOCK FOR REGULAR AND THEN A SIX O'CLOCK START TIME FOR OUR WORK SESSIONS.

AND SO WHAT'S BEING YOU KNOW, WHAT I THINK FROM A STAFF PERSPECTIVE, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO UNDERSTAND IS IF COUNCIL'S READY TO UNSUSPENDED THE RULES.

DO WE WANT TO MOVE TO THAT THREE, FIVE AND SIX TIME FRAME OR DO WE WANT TO CONSIDER SOMETHING ELSE? SO THAT LEADS ME THEN TO DIRECTION QUESTIONS FROM YOU AS COUNCIL.

THANK YOU, MS. SALTZBURG.

I'M GOING TO START WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

SO I FIND ALL THIS VERY CONFUSING.

THERE'S LOTS OF LANGUAGE IN HERE WHERE WE'RE STOPPING TO START DOING SOMETHING WE WEREN'T DOING THAT WE ARE DOING NOW.

SO JUST TO BE CLEAR.

MY PREFERENCE WOULD BE THAT WE CONTINUE DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.

OK.

AND WE SEE IF THAT WORKS.

I DON'T THINK WE'VE HAD ENOUGH TIME TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS A FUNCTIONAL PROCESS MOVING FORWARD.

I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF PROMISE TO DOING THINGS THIS WAY.

I'VE BEEN AN AUDIENCE MEMBER BEFORE BEING ON COUNCIL, SITTING HERE AT 11:30 P.M., WAITING TO SPEAK ON AN ISSUE.

I THINK WE'RE ACTUALLY ALLOWING FOR MORE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT BY STARTING AT THREE P.M.

AND ROLLING RIGHT INTO OUR SECOND SESSION.

AND THAT'S KIND OF WHERE I WOULD LIKE THINGS TO BE.

AND ALSO, I'M JUST A LITTLE CONFUSED.

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I THINK THAT WE SORT OF CAME TO THIS DETERMINATION AS A DELIBERATIVE BODY TOWARDS THE END OF JULY, RIGHT BEFORE A RECESS.

AND HERE WE ARE.

WE'VE ONLY HAD ONE WEEK OF A REGULAR MEETING AND NOW WE'RE IN OUR SECOND MEETING.

I JUST IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE REVISITING THIS VERY, VERY QUICKLY.

AND SO JUST IN TERMS OF PROVIDING CLARITY, I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP DOING THIS FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

WE SHARED EXPERIENCE, A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEETINGS WHERE, YOU KNOW, OUR MEETINGS ARE NOT THE SAME FROM TUESDAY TO TUESDAY, WHICH IS A REALLY NICE THING FOR ALL OF US.

BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FEEL THAT OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE NOW THAT WE'RE ALL BACK AND WE ALL HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY OF COMING AND GOING DIGITALLY.

SO THAT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE FOR SURE.

AND IF WE DETERMINE IT'S NOT WORKING, I THINK THAT THAT'S A POSSIBLE OUTCOME OF ALL OF THIS.

BUT WE HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE.

WE DON'T HAVE A LARGE ENOUGH SAMPLE SIZE RIGHT NOW TO UNDERSTAND THE PLUSES AND MINUSES OF OF TRYING THINGS OUT THIS WAY.

THANK YOU, COUNSELOR, JUST TO CLARIFY THEN, YOU'RE NOT YOU DON'T WANT TO REINSTATE THE CODES OR ARE YOU WANTING TO CODIFY IT TOWARDS WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW? WELL, I THINK, I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING IS THAT WE SHOULD BE IN A WAIT AND SEE APPROACH STILL.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WANT TO CODIFY ANYTHING UNTIL WE HAVE A CHANCE TO TRY THIS OUT AND SEE IF IT FITS.

GOTCHA.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'LL GET INTO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN A SECOND, BUT, JUST TO KIND OF LEAD INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT, THE THREE O'CLOCK.

FOR A ROUTINE STUFF THE PUBLIC ISN'T VERY INTERESTED IN.

MAKES SENSE TO ME.

AND THEN COMING BACK AT FIVE.

MAKES SENSE IN THAT THERE'S MORE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLIC.

I GUESS MY FIRST QUESTION IS, WHERE DO WE COME UP WITH SIX O'CLOCK FOR WORK SESSIONS? WHY DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE? WHY WOULD WHY WOULD WE NOT JUST DO THREE AND FIVE FOR WORK SESSIONS, JUST LIKE WE DO FOR REGULAR MEETINGS? SO I, I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTION DIRECTLY.

WHEN WE APPROACHED COUNCIL WITH THE NEW CHANGES TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE, AT THAT TIME, COUNCIL DECIDED TO KEEP THE WORK SESSIONS AT SIX O'CLOCK.

I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN OFFER A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THAT.

THAT'S JUST WHAT WE HAD HEARD FROM YOU.

I DID WANT TO ADD REALLY QUICKLY, THOUGH, THAT I JUST WANTED TO REMIND THE COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC AND WE'VE SEEN IT ALREADY TODAY, WE'VE ADDED ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY OR OPTION FOR OUR PUBLIC TO USE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTING.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I POINTED THAT OUT, THAT WE YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO COME HERE IN PERSON AND SIT UNTIL 11:30, YOU KNOW, THEY DO HAVE THAT ABILITY TO UTILIZE THE NEW FUNCTIONS WITHOUT HAVING TO BE HERE PHYSICALLY.

SO THANK YOU.

SO TO CONTINUE, I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF COMING AT THREE AND THEN JUST GOING STRAIGHT THROUGH TO WHATEVER IT ENDS UP, AND I'LL TELL YOU WHY.

AND IT'S VERY PERSONAL.

I WANT TO EAT DINNER SOMEWHERE IN THERE.

SO I NEED ABOUT 15 MINUTES, AT LEAST SOMEWHERE IN THE VICINITY OF FIVE O'CLOCK THAT I CAN EAT.

AND IF I DON'T GET THAT, THEN I WILL HAVE TO EAT RIGHT HERE, WHICH WILL BE EMBARRASSING FOR ME AND PROBABLY GROSS FOR YOU.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST I LIKE COMING IN AT THREE FOR ROUTINE.

I LIKE COMING IN AT FIVE, BECAUSE THEN THE PUBLIC CAN COME IN AND BE PART OF IT, BECAUSE ADMITTEDLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE DEPENDING ON THEIR WORK SCHEDULE EVEN THAT WON'T BE EARLY ENOUGH.

OR LATE ENOUGH.

BUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT, OF COURSE, IS THESE MEETINGS THAT GO ON TO 11:00 OR MIDNIGHT, WHICH BECOMES RIDICULOUS FOR BOTH THE PUBLIC AND FOR THE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

AND I SEE NO REASON TO HAVE THE WORK SESSIONS ANY DIFFERENT THAN REGULAR.

SO I WOULD THINK.

I WOULD SUGGEST THE THREE IN THE FIVE.

AND THAT IS MY PREFERENCE FOR THE REASONS THAT I JUST STATED.

MAYOR, CAN I ASK A CLARIFYING QUESTION? YES.

SO WITH THE WORK SESSIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, WE HISTORICALLY HAVEN'T HAD A BREAK IN OUR WORK SESSIONS.

WE HAVE STARTED AT SIX O'CLOCK AND THEN JUST HAD A CONTINUOUS MEETING.

ARE YOU SUGGESTING A FIVE O'CLOCK START TIME? A THREE O'CLOCK START TIME FOR THOSE WORK SESSIONS? WELL.

IF THEY'RE JUST ROUTINE STUFF, I GUESS WORK SESSIONS DON'T TEND TO HAVE ROUTINE STUFF, THEY'RE MORE LIKE DISCUSSIONS, SO THE PUBLIC WOULD PROBABLY BE INTERESTED IN THE WHOLE WORK SESSION.

IS THAT TRUE?

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MR. CITY MANAGER? YES, IT IS, COUNCIL MEMBER.

AND SINCE I HAVE THE MICROPHONE ON, A JUST AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO REMIND COUNCIL, THESE ARE YOUR RULES.

THESE HAVE BEEN PROMULGATED BY YOU AND YOUR PREDECESSORS IN THE PAST.

WE'RE HERE TO SERVE AND TO ARRANGE YOUR MEETINGS ACCORDING TO HOW YOU WOULD LIKE THEM.

SO I THINK THIS IS A VERY GOOD DISCUSSION, BUT WE'RE HERE TO TAKE NOTES.

THANKS.

WELL, I UNDERSTAND THAT.

SO, STACEY, IN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.

ABOUT STARTING WORK SESSIONS AT 3:00.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT MIGHT BE INAPPROPRIATE BECAUSE THE PUBLIC MIGHT BE VERY INTERESTED IN THOSE ITEMS. SO I WOULD SUGGEST THEN THAT WE START WORK SESSIONS AT EITHER FIVE OR SIX.

I COULD LIVE WITH EITHER ONE OF THOSE.

BUT GOING FROM THREE CONTINUOUSLY ON WITHOUT AT LEAST A 15 MINUTE BREAK, I DON'T FIND ACCEPTABLE.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

VICE MAYOR, FOLLOWED BY A COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SO I ORIGINALLY WAS A PROPONENT OF STARTING COUNCIL MEETINGS AT 5:00 SO THAT THE PUBLIC COULD BETTER PARTICIPATE.

BUT THINKING ABOUT WORK NOWADAYS, WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TIME PEOPLE GET OFF OF WORK.

WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE WORKING FROM HOME.

WE DON'T KNOW.

MAYBE THEY GET OFF AT 10:00 P.M.

I MEAN, THERE'S JUST THERE'S NO WAY TO EFFECTIVELY KNOW THAT AT 5:00 P.M., PEOPLE ARE OFF WORK AND ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.

AND I DO THINK WITH THE NEW HYBRID SYSTEM THAT THAT DOES ALLOW FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE BETTER ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR MEETINGS.

AND I THINK I MEAN, EVEN IF WE DID START AT THREE AND GO STRAIGHT THROUGH, WE COULD TAKE A 15 MINUTE BREAK FOR DINNER AT WHATEVER TIME WE WANTED TO.

SO I GUESS MY I LIKE STARTING AT THREE.

I HOPE I WASN'T THE ONE WHO SUGGESTED STARTING THE WORK SESSIONS AT 6:00, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT WAS.

AND I COULD GO EITHER WAY, REALLY, IN TERMS OF DO WE JUST CONTINUE THE THE MEETING AND AND STOP FOR A BREAK, OR DO WE FORMALLY BREAK AND THEN RESTART AGAIN AT FIVE? I COULD REALLY GO EITHER WAY WITH THAT.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET? THANK YOU, SO I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP GOING THE COURSE THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING, AND I DO AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS WILL LOOK LIKE IN PERSON.

IT'S HARD TO GUESS, BUT I THINK THAT HOW WE'VE BEEN DOING IT AND WITH ALL OF THE NEW MODIFICATIONS PEOPLE CAN CALL IN, THEY CAN BE PART OF THE MEETING.

WE DON'T KNOW WHEN WORK SCHEDULES ARE ANYMORE.

THINGS ARE VERY DIFFERENT THAN EVEN TWO YEARS AGO.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MEETING START AT THREE AND GO CONTINUOUSLY.

I HAVE FAITH IN OUR MAYOR THAT HE WOULD GIVE US A 15 MINUTE DINNER BREAK, AND THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS? THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

YEAH, I WOULD SUPPORT THE CONTINUING MEETING THAT STARTS AT 3:00 BECAUSE WE ARE OFFERING THIS HYBRID FORMAT IN TERMS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND WHERE THEY CAN EITHER SHOW UP HERE AT THE CITY HALL OR JOIN VIRTUALLY AND OF COURSE, ATTENDING VIRTUALLY, THEY CAN DO SO WHEREVER THEY ARE, AS LONG AS THEY HAVE INTERNET.

BUT I ALSO WOULD SUPPORT LIKE A BREAK.

TO PROVIDE FOR DINNER TIME, ALSO, YOU KNOW, A BREAK BETWEEN AN HOUR AND A HALF TO AN HOUR, 45 MINUTES, JUST TO ALLOW US TO STRETCH AS WELL, THAT'S OUR STUFF AND ACTUALLY DECLARED TO TO TAKE A BREAK, TOO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, COUNSEL, FOR THE DISCUSSION.

COUNCILMAN MCCARTHY I THINK I AGREE WITH YOU IN THE SENSE THAT WE SHOULD START, YOU KNOW, THREE ON JUST NONWORK, WHAT'S THE TERM LOOKING FOR, FOR THE TYPE OF AGENDA WORK SESSION, WORK SESSION WORK SESSIONS, WHICH START AT 5:00, WHICH IS WHAT YOU

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WERE SAYING, AND THEN REGULAR MEETINGS WOULD START AT 3:00, IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, IS WHAT YOU WERE ADVOCATING FOR.

I THINK AND I AGREE.

BASICALLY, I DO HAVE CONCERNS WITH US STARTING AT THREE AND GOING STRAIGHT.

I'M HAPPY TO TRY IT.

I THINK THAT THAT'S TOTALLY A GOOD OPTION.

AND I HEAR THAT THE COUNCIL IS VERY OPEN TO FEEDBACK.

BUT I ALTHOUGH I AGREE WITH YOU, VICE MAYOR, I DO THINK THAT THE BULK WORKER POPULATION PROBABLY GETS OFF IN THE EVENINGS.

AND I DO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THEM SHOWING UP AT THREE.

BUT I GUESS WE'LL TAKE OUR TIME AND SEE HOW THAT IS.

AND BECAUSE WE EVALUATE AND THEN MY ONLY OTHER COMMENT, STACEY, THAT I'VE HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC, THEIR STRUGGLES WITH UNDERSTANDING OUR AGENDAS AND TRYING TO LIKE UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO BETTER COMMUNICATE, BUT I KNOW THAT'S ANOTHER CONVERSATION.

I WOULD JUST ASK, IF WE DO START AT THREE AND GO STRAIGHT REGULARLY, THAT ON SOME OF THOSE BIGGER DAYS THAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO BE INVOLVED WITH, IF IT HAD ALL POSSIBLE TO PUT LIKE A LINE TOWARDS THE TOP OF THE PAGE, MAYBE UNDER THE START TIME, THINK MORE IMPORTANT ITEMS TYPICALLY COME UP.

IF I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A WAY TO SAY THAT THAT DOESN'T GET US INTO LEGAL ISSUES, BUT JUST SO THAT FOLKS DON'T SHOW UP AT THREE AND END UP WAITING THREE HOURS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT VERSUS BEFORE THEY KNEW AT FIVE WE WOULD START THAT SECOND PORTION OF THE AGENDA, YOU KNOW, AND THEN THEY'D ONLY WAIT TWO HOURS ANYWAYS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

WHERE I STAND IS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE CONTINUOUS MEETINGS WHENEVER IT DOES START.

AND I AM HAPPY TO TAKE THE BREAK 15, 20 MINUTES AS NEEDED.

I'M HAPPY TO.

IF YOU WANT TO JUST SAY, HEY, IT'S GETTING TIME THERE, MAYOR, BECAUSE I CAN GET DISTRACTED AND GET AHEAD OF MYSELF SOMETIMES, THAT I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE THAT AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING IT IN A PLACE A LOT OF THE TIME.

I THINK THAT I'M JUST CONCERNED THAT WE'RE GOING TO START AT THREE O'CLOCK, GET EVERYTHING DONE IN 30 MINUTES, AND THEN WE'RE WAITING AROUND HERE FOR ANOTHER HOUR, HOUR AND A HALF, WHICH MEANS THAT OUR MEETING GOES TILL 9:00, 10:00 P.M.

RATHER THAN 8:00, 9:00 P.M., WHEN STAFF AND THE REST OF US CAN, LIKE, YOU KNOW, PUT OUR KIDS DOWN TO BED AT NIGHT AND OR TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE CAN CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE.

AND IT'S NOT THESE 11:00 P.M.

MIDNIGHT SESSIONS THAT WE HAVE ALL EXPERIENCED.

AND THEN WE CAN MORE AD HOC AS NEEDED FOR BREAKS.

OR IF THERE IS AN AGENDA ITEM THAT WE HAVE THAT REALLY DOES HAVE A LOT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION EXPECTED.

WE CAN TAKE A LONGER BREAK IF WE ARE AND HAVE A 30 MINUTE BREAK BEFORE WE COME UP AGAIN.

SO I THINK WITH THE CONTINUOUS I THINK, YOU KNOW, WITH THE INPUT OF ALL OF YOU, THAT I CAN LEAVE THE MEETING, TAKE BREAKS ASSOCIATED, AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT THESE BIGGER TICKET ITEMS ARE HAPPENING BEFORE FIVE O'CLOCK.

SO MY WHERE I STAND IS I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE TO START AT THREE O'CLOCK FOR EVERYTHING, MAKE IT A CONTINUOUS MEETING AND MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE ORGANIC MOVING FORWARD FOR NEEDED BREAKS AND ENSURING THAT THE TIMING IS THERE, YOU KNOW, AND TRUST CITY CLERK AND CITY MANAGER TO BE PUTTING ON SOME OF THOSE MORE SALIENT ISSUES FOR THE PUBLIC LATER ON IN THE IN THE AGENDA.

SO THAT THAT'S WHERE I'M AT.

AND SO.

CITY MANAGER.

THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL, FOR A THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSION, I'D LIKE TO SUMMARIZE WHAT WE'VE HEARD AND WE MAY NEED SOME FOLLOW UP TO TO CLARIFY.

I'LL START WITH WHERE I BELIEVE THERE'S GOOD CONSENSUS.

THE CONSENSUS, AS WE'RE HEARING IT, IS TO KEEP RULE 5.1 SUSPENDED AND STAY WITH THE STATUS QUO.

AND WE'RE FINE WITH THAT.

AND WE CAN CHECK BACK WITH YOU LATER TO SEE WHEN YOU WOULD BE COMFORTABLE REVISITING THIS IN THE FUTURE AT SOME POINT.

OSTENSIBLY, WE WOULD WANT TO.

UNSUSPENDED THE SUSPENSION AND FORMALIZE ANY CHANGES.

IT DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN NOW.

WE'RE TOTALLY GOOD WITH THE STATUS QUO.

SO THERE'S CONSENSUS WITH THAT.

THERE'S CONSENSUS WITH STAYING WITH THE THREE P.M.

START TIME DURING REGULAR MEETINGS.

I BELIEVE THERE'S CONSENSUS WITH WORKING WITH THE AGENDAS SO THAT THE LIGHTER STUFF THAT IS NOT LIKELY TO GARNER A LOT OF PUBLIC INPUT.

OF COURSE, IT'S ALL A PUBLIC INTEREST, BUT PUBLIC INPUT WOULD OCCUR IN THE EARLY HOURS AND THEN LATER IN THE EVENING, PRESUMABLY AFTER 5:00.

BUT THAT WOULD NOT BE A SET TIME.

WE WILL AWAIT THE AGENDA IS TO HAVE ITEMS THAT ARE LIKELY TO GARNER PUBLIC INPUT.

SOME OF THAT WILL BE, YOU KNOW, GOOD PREDICTING ON OUR PART AND KIND OF GAUGING PUBLIC INTEREST AS WE HEAR IT, SEE IT IN THE EMAILS AND SO FORTH.

WE CAN BE VERY ADAPTIVE IN THAT REGARD AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST.

I BELIEVE THERE'S CONSENSUS TO HAVE THE MEETINGS ROLL CONTINUOUSLY WITH THE MAYOR

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ESTABLISHING BREAK TIMES.

AND WE'VE HEARD FROM AT LEAST ONE COUNCIL PERSON THAT ACTUALLY, TWO, THAT THE BREAK TIMES SHOULD ACCOMMODATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE NOURISHMENT DURING THE MEETING.

SO THAT WILL BE AND UNLESS THERE'S CLARIFICATION TO BE HAD ON THAT, THAT WOULD BE.

MAYOR, AT YOUR IN YOUR ROLE AS PRESIDING OFFICER AT THE DAIS, YOU WOULD MAKE THAT DETERMINATION.

AND I THINK YOU COULD CERTAINLY HEAR INPUT FROM YOUR COLLEAGUES AS TO THE TIMING OF THE BREAKS AND THE DURATION OF THE BREAKS.

WHERE I BELIEVE WE MIGHT NEED A LITTLE MORE FOLLOW UP IS ON THE WORK SESSIONS, WE HEARD CLEARLY THAT SIX O'CLOCK DOES NOT NEED TO HAPPEN, BUT I'M UNCLEAR AS TO THE WORK SESSIONS, WHETHER THEY SHOULD START AT 5:00 OR WHETHER THEY SHOULD START AT THREE.

AND SO IF WE CAN MAYBE HAVE A QUICK TALLY ON THAT QUESTION, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

STACEY, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED CLARIFICATION ON? NOPE.

YOU SUMMED IT UP PERFECTLY.

THANK YOU, CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK.

COUNCIL, WHERE ARE YOU AT WITH THE WORK SESSIONS? THREE O'CLOCK, FIVE O'CLOCK.

YEAH.

LET'S JUST GO AROUND HERE.

I'D SAY WE KEEP IT AT THREE.

SEE HOW IT GOES.

I STRUGGLE WITH THREE, BUT I'LL GIVE IT A SHOT.

THREE AND SEE HOW IT GOES.

THREE O'CLOCK FOR ME.

SO THREE O'CLOCK FOR ME AND SEE HOW IT GOES.

I WILL SAY THAT THREE O'CLOCK IS BETTER FOR ME PERSONALLY.

MY ONLY CONCERN IS THAT WE MIGHT BE MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE PUBLIC TO GET HERE, WHICH MIGHT WAS THE REASON WE CONSIDERED FIVE.

BUT WE CAN TRY THREE AND SEE HOW IT WORKS.

SEE IF WE GET COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

THANK YOU.

LET'S TRY THREE O'CLOCK.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, I GO WITH THREE TO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY LIKE TWO YEARS AGO.

THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONFUSION WITH THE PUBLIC, WHETHER IT BE START THAT THREE.

NO, WE START AT FOUR THIRTY OR SIX O'CLOCK.

SO YES, SOME THREE O'CLOCK IT IS.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN? CAN I MAKE ANOTHER POINT IS SINCE WE'RE INVOKING ALL THESE VARIOUS GROUPS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE HERE DURING CERTAIN TIMES OF A MEETING, I WOULD JUST ADD TO THAT MIX THAT THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE MORE CONVENIENT FOR COMMUTERS AND PARENTS WHO ARE SCHLEPPING KIDS TO AND FROM ACTIVITIES.

THE THREE O'CLOCK START TIME ACTUALLY PROVIDES A LOT OF FOLKS IN TOWN THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN WHEN THEY'RE NOT OFF DRIVING THEIR KIDS THROUGH OUR BUSY STREETS.

SO I AND PART OF THAT IS JUST TO SAY THAT WE COULD WE COULD ARGUE, WE COULD USE ANY ARGUMENT WE WANT TO INVOKE, WHAT TIME WE SHOULD START BASED OFF OF WHO'S MOST AVAILABLE TO BE HERE FOR A MEETING.

BUT I THINK THAT'S A RELEVANT POINT TO ADD TO THE MIX.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

I THINK THAT GIVES A CLEAR POINT.

AND WE CAN.

YEAH, DO WE WANT TO SUNSET THIS AT SOME POINT? THREE MONTHS, SIX MONTHS.

IS THAT LEGAL COUNSEL WAS JUST ASKING ME THAT QUESTION.

WERE AT YOUR PLEASURE ON THIS.

WE CAN CHECK BACK AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

WE CAN CHECK BACK WHENEVER YOU'RE READY FOR US TO.

LET'S DO TWO MONTHS.

DOES THAT SOUND GOOD TO EVERYONE? TWO MONTHS.

WELL, WE'LL CHECK BACK IN ON THIS AND SEE HOW IT'S WORKING.

AND YEAH, IF WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF PUBLIC INPUT BEFOREHAND SAYING, HEY, I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE MEETINGS, WHICH I HAVEN'T SEEN WITH OUR CURRENT STATUS AT THREE O'CLOCK YET, THEN WE CAN REEVALUATE IT SOONER POTENTIALLY.

BUT I THINK YEAH, LET'S TOUCH BASE ON TWO MONTHS.

GREAT.

SOUNDS GOOD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I DID WANT TO WEIGH IN, LEGALLY SPEAKING.

WE JUST LEAVE IT AS IS.

THE RULE IS STILL SUSPENDED.

IF YOU DO MAKE A CHANGE TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE, JUST THE CHARTER JUST REQUIRES THAT IT BE SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE OF WHEN THAT BECOMES A PERMANENT CODIFIED, FORMALIZED AND IT'S NOT UNDER CITY CODE.

YOU'RE MEETING START TIMES.

YOU'RE NOT UNDER CITY CODE.

IT'S ONLY UNDER YOUR RULES.

SO.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION.

AND CAN WE MANDATE A FOOD TRUCK? YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I WAS PLANNING TO DO.

YEP.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, WITH THAT, MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR A BREAK, HUH? YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S DO THIS 4:25.

LET'S ME BACK AT 4:40, 14 MINUTE BREAK.

SOUND GOOD? .

YOUR MICROPHONE, PLEASE.

ECHO NINE ON FOX THREE, DO YOU COPY?

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ALL RIGHT, WE'RE WORKING.

WELL, WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 11A, COVID-19 UPDATE ON VISAS AND SPECIAL EVENTS.

[A. COVID-19 update on phases and special events]

DEPUTY CITY MANAGER? THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS EVENING, COVID UPDATE WE HAVE FOR YOU A COUPLE OF TOPICS.

WE ARE GOING TO GO OVER THE RECENT COVID DATA AS THE REPORT ENDING AUGUST 14TH.

WE WILL DO JUST A QUICK REMINDER OF WHAT PHASE THREE INCLUDES IN THE CITY'S REENTRY PLAN.

WE WILL HEAR AN UPDATE FROM RECREATION.

JOHN WILSON WILL BE WITH US.

AND THEN A LIBRARY UPDATE WITH THE LAST PIECE IS REALLY GOING TO BE OUR POINT OF DISCUSSION TODAY, AND THAT IS A SPECIAL EVENT.

ORGANIZERS HAVE REACHED OUT ASKING SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT POTENTIAL CHANGES TO OUR COVID MITIGATION MEASURES SPECIFIC TO EVENTS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT AT THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION AND THEN OPEN THE FLOOR TO DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS.

SO GOING OVER OUR NUMBER OF WEEKLY CASES, AGAIN, THIS IS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 14TH.

WE HAD THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN NEW CASES HERE IN COCONINO COUNTY.

SO WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE A RISE.

LAST WEEK'S NUMBERS WERE ALSO UPDATED FROM 285 TO THE 294 THAT YOU SEE ON THIS CHART.

SO I TRY TO CALL THAT OUT IF YOU SEE CHANGES IN PREVIOUS WEEKS FOR YOU AS WELL.

SO, AGAIN, LOOKING AT OUR WEEKLY CASES BY A GEOGRAPHIC AREA, YOU WILL SEE THAT FLAGSTAFF CONTINUES TO SEE THE MAJORITY OF THOSE NEW CASES.

OUR HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS ARE CONTINUING TO RISE.

LAST WEEK'S NUMBERS FOR AUGUST 7TH WERE INCREASED FROM 16 TO 22.

AND THEN YOU SEE OUR NEW NUMBER OF 25 FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 14TH.

ONE OF THE POINTS AS FAR AS AGE BREAKDOWN, YOU'LL SEE THAT THE NUMBER OF CASES HAVE TRANSITIONED FROM PRIMARILY 20 TO 44 AGE GROUP TO NOW THE 65 AND OLDER AGE GROUP EXPERIENCING THE LARGEST NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HERE IN COCONINO COUNTY.

SO THIS IS COVID RELATED DEATHS.

THE NUMBER LAST WEEK FOR AUGUST 7TH WAS ONE, IT'S NOW INCREASED TO TWO.

SOMETIMES THERE IS A DELAY IN THE REPORTING ON COVID RELATED DEATHS.

FOR THIS LAST WEEK, AUGUST 14TH, WE DO HAVE ONE REPORTED FOR THE CURRENT REPORTING PERIOD.

OUR COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION, AGAIN, JUST TO REMIND FOLKS THE THRESHOLDS HAVE CHANGED, REALLY FOCUSING ON THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES PER 100000 AND THEN THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS BUT I CONTINUE TO SHARE WITH YOU, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY.

ALL THREE OF THE METRICS THAT WE'VE BEEN MEASURING ALL ALONG.

SO YOU CAN SEE HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME.

OUR CURRENT INCIDENT RATE IS 224.8 PER 100000.

THIS COMPARES TO 201.4 THE WEEK PRIOR.

OUR POSITIVITY PERCENTAGE FOR THIS WEEK WAS NINE POINT EIGHT PERCENT.

THIS COMPARES TO NINE PERCENT LAST WEEK.

AND THEN OUR COVID LIKE ILLNESS IS RECORDED AS FIVE POINT FOUR PERCENT FOR THIS WEEK, AND THAT COMPARES TO THREE POINT EIGHT PERCENT FOR LAST WEEK.

OR COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION LEVEL CONTINUES TO BE HIGH.

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN OUR NUMBER OF COCONINO COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO ARE VACCINATED.

THIS HAS INCREASED FROM FIFTY FIVE POINT FIVE PERCENT TO FIFTY SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT.

SO WE'RE SEEING LARGER INCREASES IN VACCINATIONS THAN WE HAD IN PREVIOUS WEEKS.

SO OUR VARIANTS OF CONCERN, YOU'LL SEE FEWER ON THE SCREEN.

WHAT HAS DROPPED OFF ARE THE CALIFORNIA VARIANTS.

AND SO WE ARE WATCHING MOST CLOSELY THE DELTA VARIANT.

THIS INCREASED FROM 64 CASES TO 139 CASES IN A MATTER OF A WEEK.

NOW, KEEP IN MIND, THESE ARE SAMPLES THAT HAD BEEN TESTED PREVIOUSLY THAT GO AND GET EVALUATED FOR THE VARIANTS.

SO IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THERE ARE NEW CASES, IT JUST MEANS THERE NEW REPORTING.

THE GAMMA HAS HAD JUST A SLIGHT INCREASE OF ONE.

IT WENT FROM 19 TO 20 OVER THIS LAST WEEK.

OUR BREAKTHROUGH CONTINUES TO RISE A LITTLE.

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IT'S AT ONE POINT NINE PERCENT FOR THIS MOST RECENT WEEK OF AUGUST 14TH.

OUR NORTHERN ARIZONA HOSPITAL INFORMATION, THIS IS SPECIFIC TO FLAGSTAFF MEDICAL CENTER HERE IN FLAGSTAFF.

WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE OF 25 POSITIVE PATIENTS TO NOW 34 BUT OUR PENDING HAS DROPPED FROM ONE TO ZERO.

SO MOVING IN NOW TO THE CITY'S REENTRY PLAN, I WANT TO JUST TO PROVIDE A QUICK REMINDER OF WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PHASE THREE.

IT'S BEEN A LITTLE WHILE SINCE WE'VE LOOKED AT IT IN PHASE THREE.

MOST OF OUR FACILITIES ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WITH LIMITED SERVICES.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE A PRESENTATION TODAY FROM RECREATION AND LIBRARY THAT WILL DESCRIBE THAT.

HERE AT CITY HALL, WE'RE STILL OPERATING MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 UNTIL 1:00 P.M..

WE ARE STILL ENCOURAGING THAT CITY MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE REMOTELY.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE RECENTLY MOVED OUR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TO A HYBRID FORMAT.

THIS IS THE FIRST GROUP TO DO THAT.

AND WE'LL BE TALKING AS A REENTRY TEAM NEXT WEEK AS TO IF WE TRY TO TRANSITION OTHER GROUPS TO THE SAME HYBRID FORMAT.

OUR SEATING AREAS ARE STILL CLOSED, AND WE'RE DOING THAT TO DISCOURAGE FOLKS FROM CONGREGATING IN THE BUILDINGS.

WE WANT THEM TO COME IN AND USE OUR FACILITIES FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES OR THE BUSINESS THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF AND THEN TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PLACE THAT THEY NEED TO VISIT.

PROTECTIVE MEASURES ARE STILL IN PLACE, AND SO YOU'LL SEE PLEXIGLASS AT CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOWS.

YOU'LL SEE DOORS INDICATING WHICH DOOR YOU SHOULD COME IN, WHICH DOOR YOU SHOULD GO OUT.

YOU STILL MIGHT SEE LIMITED ACCESS INSIDE OF A BUILDING.

SO MAYBE AREAS WHERE EMPLOYEES ONLY WILL BE AS WELL AS SOCIAL DISTANCING.

WE CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE OUR EMPLOYEES WORK REMOTELY IF THEY CAN DO SO SUCCESSFULLY.

YOU'LL SEE EXAMPLES OF THAT IN THIS COUNCIL MEETING WHERE WE HAVE SOME OF OUR PRESENTATIONS THAT ARE COMING ACROSS MICROSOFT TEAMS AND SOME OF US ARE HERE IN PERSON, JUST HELPS US KEEP OUR NUMBER OF IN-PERSONS LIMITED.

SO LIMITING THEN THE EXPOSURE TO POTENTIAL COVID.

OUR INDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES, YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT, SO I'M NOT GOING TO FOCUS ON THAT TOO MUCH MORE.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PERMITS, WE DID MOVE TO A NO CAPACITY CALCULATOR STARTING JULY 1ST, AS YOU KNOW.

BUT WE ALSO ARE ASKING THEM TO CONTINUE MITIGATION MEASURES TO PROTECT THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE.

AND THEN WE ARE ALSO CONTINUING TO LIMIT TRAVEL.

WE ASK THAT FOLKS DON'T TRAVEL TO PLACES THAT HAVE MODERATE, TO SUBSTANTIAL TO HIGH COVID EXPOSURE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATES.

SO THEY'RE NOT GOING THERE AND THEN HAVING THE POTENTIAL OF BRINGING IT BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY.

CERTAINLY THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS FOR THAT, IF THERE IS A CRITICAL ITEM THAT WE MUST TRAVEL FOR AND THAT WE REALLY TRY TO LIMIT THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

SO OUR RECREATION IS HERE, THIS UPDATE IS FOR THE AQUAPLEX; I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO JOHN WILSON.

THANK YOU, SHANNON, AND GOOD EVENING AGAIN.

CITY COUNCIL MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR.

YEAH, JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A REFRESHER ON WHERE WE ARE WITH OUR RECREATION FACILITIES AND KIND OF A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT WE KIND OF OPENED BACK IN JUNE AND JULY AND WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE.

SO FOR THE AQUAPLEX, WE ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 7:00 A.M.

TO 7:00 P.M.. THAT INCLUDES THE OPENING HERE IS WITH THE SWIMMING POOL, THE GYM AND THE FITNESS FLOOR ARE ALL OPEN AND ALL ARE BEING MONITORED TO ENSURE PROPER PHYSICAL DISTANCING WEARING OF THE MASKS.

AND WE ARE CLEANING AND SANITIZING, DISINFECTING ON A REGULAR BASIS ON THE FITNESS FLOOR.

WE HAVE EVERY OTHER CARDIO MACHINE IS TAPED OFF AND NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE TO ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING WHILE PEOPLE ARE EXERCISING.

WITH THE SWIMMING POOL, THE POOL IS OPEN.

OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE NOT REQUIRING MASKS WHILE IN THE WATER, IN THE POOL OR THE SPA.

THEY ARE REQUIRED WHILE ON DECK OR DURING SWIM LESSONS, THE PARENTS THAT MIGHT BE WAITING AND WATCHING.

SO ANY DRY AREAS OF THE POOL AREA.

FLAT LANES WE ARE ONLY DOING RESERVATIONS ONLY AND ALLOWING ONE SWIMMER PER LANE AND THE HOT TUB OR SPA IS LIMITED TO FOUR PEOPLE TO ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING.

DURING OPEN REC SWIM, WE ARE LIMITING CAPACITY TO AROUND 50 JUST TO MAINTAIN THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCE SO YOU'RE NOT GETTING TOO CROWDED OR TOO LARGE OF A CROWD.

THE COMMUNITY ROOM'S THE PARTY ROOM, KIDS CLUB AND CLIMBING WALL STILL REMAIN

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CLOSED CURRENTLY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FOR JAY LIVELY ICE ARENA WE'RE OPEN.

BASICALLY, WE'RE KIND OF OPEN AS NEEDED FOR THE SKATE GROUPS.

BUT BASICALLY THEY RUN 8 A.M.

TILL AROUND 11 P.M.

AND USE TO BE PRACTICING IN THE EVENINGS AND ALL OF THE WE DO RENTALS FOR ALL THOSE HOCKEY OR FIGURE SKATING GROUPS.

CURRENTLY, WE HAVE NO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS.

BUT STAFF IS MONITORING ALL AREAS, LOCKER ROOMS. THE SEATING AREAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT GETTING TOO MANY PEOPLE OR TOO CROWDED IN THERE AND THAT PEOPLE CAN STILL PHYSICAL DISTANCE WHEN NEEDED.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY, INCLUDING ON THE ICE.

THE ONE EXCEPTION WHICH WE WORKED OUT WITH OUR YOUTH HOCKEY PROGRAMS AND OTHER HOCKEY PROGRAMS AND FIGURE SKATERS, WAS IF IT WAS LIMITED PARTICIPATION ON THE ICE WITH A TEAM PRACTICE AND OR FIGURE SKATING INSTRUCTION WHERE SKATERS WERE NOT PLAYING A GAME OR BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE DURING DRILLS OR SKILL INSTRUCTION.

THEY DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A MASK ON.

COACHES ARE BEING ASKED TO BE MASKED AT ALL TIMES, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE HAVING A TEAM MEETING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THE PARTY ROOM AT JAY LIVELY IS ALSO STILL CLOSED AT THIS TIME FOR ANY OUTDOOR RENTALS.

AND SO NEXT SLIDE.

FOR THE HAL JENSEN RECREATION CENTER, WE'RE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 10 A.M.

TO 7:00 P.M.. THIS INCLUDES THE GAME ROOM, THE GYM, THE WEIGHT ROOM AND THE UPSTAIRS CLASS AREA, WHICH IS NOW TRANSITIONED DURING THE DAY TO THE TRANSITION SCHOOL.

THE FACILITY IS BEING MONITORED TO ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASKING.

IT'S REGULARLY CLEANED AND SANITIZED, AS WELL AS ALL EQUIPMENT THAT IS CHECKED OUT AND RETURNED IS BEING DISINFECTED, WIPED DOWN BEFORE IT IS CHECKED OUT AGAIN.

AND JUST LIKE THE OTHER FACILITIES, THERE IS NO RENTALS OF THE FACILITY BY OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS.

AND NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN LASTLY, THE JOE C MONTOYA COMMUNITY AND SENIOR CENTER IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ACTUALLY MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, 7:00 A.M.

TILL 8:00 P.M.

AND ON FRIDAY, IT IS OPEN 7:00 A.M.

TILL 2:00 P.M.. THE COCONINO COUNTY CONGREGATE MEAL PROGRAM HAD RETURNED TO IN-PERSON DINING FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK BEFORE THE MASK MANDATE FOR CITY FACILITIES WAS IMPLEMENTED.

AND THEN ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE DAYS LATER, THE COUNTY DECIDED THAT IT WAS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF ALL TO GO BACK TO THE PICK UP MEAL.

SO RIGHT NOW, WE ARE BACK TO DOING DRIVE-THRU MEALS AND THE SENIORS CAN COME AND PICK THEM UP.

MANY OF THE GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE DECIDED TO NOT MEET UNTIL THE COVID NUMBERS GO DOWN.

SO THE GOOD THING THERE IS THEY'RE SELF-REGULATING THEMSELVES, SUCH AS THE BRIDGE GROUPS OR ANY OTHER REGULAR ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE MET AT THAT CENTER AS ALL OTHER FACILITIES THAT'S BEING MONITORED TO ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASKING THAT WE'RE NOT GETTING TOO MANY PEOPLE IN WEIGHT ROOMS OR ANYTHING.

AND THE FACILITIES BEING REGULARLY CLEANED AND SANITIZED AND ALL EQUIPMENT ALSO THAT IS BEING CHECKED OUT AND RETURNED.

SO, THAT'S IT FOR RECREATION.

THANKS.

THANK YOU, JOHN.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU, JARED.

THANKS, SHANNON.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, BY SWEARING IN COUNCIL CHAIR JARED TOLMAN, YOUR LIBRARY DIRECTOR FOR CITY AND COUNTY SERVICES.

OUR FLAGSTAFF LIBRARIES KIND OF PUT A HOLD ON CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEW ADDITIONAL SERVICES.

WE ARE REQUIRING MASKS WHILE IN THE BUILDING AT ANY OF OUR FLAGSTAFF LOCATIONS.

THE NUMBER OF SEATING THROUGHOUT THE BUILDINGS ARE STILL LIMITED.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO HOLD OFF ON ADDING NEW SEATING UNTIL WE SEE NUMBERS GO DOWN.

AND THEN WE ARE STILL DOING REGULAR FACILITY CLEANINGS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND WE DO HAVE PLEXIGLASS UP FOR THE SAFETY OF STAFF AND THE ABILITY STILL SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.

FOR THE MAIN DOWNTOWN LIBRARY, THE OPERATING HOURS WILL HOLD MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 10 TO 2.

AND THEN OUR EAST FLAG' LIBRARIES WILL ON MONDAY MOVE TO MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, TWO TO SIX IN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 10-2.

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NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT LIBRARY SERVICES.

OUR COMPUTER SERVICES.

SHANNON, CAN YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE? OUR LIBRARY, OUR COMPUTER ACCESS WILL REMAIN TWO HOURS FOR PEOPLE WITH LIBRARY CARDS AND ONE HOUR FOR OUR GUESTS WHO DON'T HAVE LIBRARY CARDS.

EVERY OTHER COMPUTER IS STILL AVAILABLE.

JUST TO PUT IT IN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THOSE COMPUTERS ARE CLEANED ON A DAILY BASIS.

AND BUILDING BROWSING WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN.

PEOPLE CAN COME IN, FIND WHAT THEY NEED.

THEY CAN CHECK THOSE ITEMS OUT THROUGH OUR SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS IN-PERSON WITH STAFF THAT HELP CHECK THOSE ITEMS OUT.

ALL OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICE POINTS WILL REMAIN OPEN.

OUR REFERENCE CHILDREN'S AND CIRCULATION DEPARTMENTS WILL ALL REMAIN OPEN, BE ABLE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OUR DISTANCE SERVICES, SUCH AS CURBSIDE PICKUP.

YOU COULD ALSO GO ONLINE AND STILL PLACE ITEMS ON HOLD REMOTELY WITHOUT NEEDING TO COME INTO THE LIBRARY SO THAT YOU CAN THEN COME AND USE THE CURBSIDE SERVICE.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO OUR PHONE-IN REFERENCE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN RESOURCES AND ALL OF THE PROGRAMING THAT THE LIBRARIES ARE DOING ARE OUTDOORS AND REMOTE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT AS LONG AS THE WEATHER IS PERMITTING.

AND IF IT GETS A LITTLE TOO COLD IN THE NUMBERS OF COVID, CASES ARE STILL HIGH, WE MIGHT PUT A PAUSE ON LIBRARY PROGRAMS UNTIL WE EITHER SEE THE NUMBERS GO DOWN OR THE WEATHER BECOMES PERMITTABLE.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL THANK YOU, JARED, I APPRECIATE YOU AND JOHN BEING HERE.

SO, AGAIN, THE LAST TOPIC THAT WE HAVE FOR COUNCIL TODAY IS THE SPECIAL EVENTS.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN ASKED BY THE ORGANIZERS IS IF THEY COULD HAVE 72 HOURS NOTICE IF WE CHOOSE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE COVID MEDICATION MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS.

EXCUSE ME, OR IF WE CAN'T PROVIDE THAT NOTICE, COULD WE EXEMPT THEM FROM THOSE CHANGES IF THEIR EVENT FALLS WITHIN THAT 72 HOUR PERIOD? THE GOAL OF THIS IS REALLY TO PROTECT THE INVESTMENT THAT THEY'VE MADE IN PLANNING THESE EVENTS.

IF THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THAT IMPACT THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT CAN ATTEND OR WHO MIGHT BE WILLING TO ATTEND, IT HAS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE PLAN THAT THEY HAD LAID OUT WHEN THEY MADE THOSE INVESTMENTS IN THIS PARTICULAR EVENT THAT THEY MIGHT BE, YOU KNOW, THEY MIGHT BE HAVING ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT IS ALL THAT WE HAVE AS FAR AS PRESENTATION.

CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO GET COUNCIL'S INPUT ON THIS REQUEST FROM OUR EVENT ORGANIZERS TO SEE WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS MIGHT BE AND ALSO TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE ON ANYTHING ELSE WE PRESENTED THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER.

COUNCIL, THOUGHTS ON THE 72 HOURS OR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PRESENTATION ON OUR PHASE THREE? THANK YOU.

MY THOUGHT IS THAT I WOULD LIKE US TO BE ABLE TO HONOR THAT REQUEST FOR THE 72 HOUR NOTICE, A LOT OF PLANNING GOES INTO EVENTS AND IF SOMETHING MAJOR CHANGES, I HAVE A FEELING WE WOULD KNOW PRIOR TO THE 72 HOUR NOTICE.

THANK YOU.

YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

YEAH, I SUPPORT THE 72 HOUR REQUEST AND ACTUALLY EVEN THAT, YOU KNOW, TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE GROUND RULES THAT FAST COULD BE PRETTY SIGNIFICANT FOR AN ORGANIZER.

SO, I WOULD SUPPORT THAT OR EVEN SLIGHTLY MORE.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING THAT.

HAS THIS BEEN AN ISSUE THIS YEAR WITH THE EVENTS THAT WE HAVE NOT GIVEN THEM SUFFICIENT NOTIFICATION WITH 72 HOURS, OR IS THIS MORE PROACTIVE? YEAH, IT'S MORE PROACTIVE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION, MAYOR.

THEY HAVEN'T REALLY PLANNED LARGE EVENTS FOR A LONG TIME.

RIGHT.

HULLABALLOO IS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST ONES THAT WE SAW HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO AS THEY'RE STARTING TO GET BACK INTO THE EVENT PLANNING AND SOME OF THESE LARGER EVENTS, THERE'S A HIGHER RISK.

AND SO THEY'RE JUST LOOKING FORWARD WITH HOW QUICKLY THE COVID NUMBERS STARTED TO RISE AGAIN.

AND JUST WITH THAT UNKNOWN, THEY WANT TO SEE IF THERE'S WAYS OF PROTECTING THOSE INVESTMENTS.

SOUNDS GOOD, THANK YOU.

COUNCILMAN ASLAN.

YEAH, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY'RE DOING; THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE DATA.

AND THEY'RE SEEING THE RISE IN CASES AND HOW THE TREND IS NOT GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

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I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US TO GIVE EVENT ORGANIZERS THE 72 HOUR CUSHION FOR SURE.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE DATA THAT WE WERE JUST PRESENTED WITH.

I DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD.

I THINK IT'S TRENDING VERY POORLY.

AND I, I DON'T THINK WE'RE IN A PLACE WHERE WE CAN JUST TURN ON A DIME AND CHANGE MOMENTUM RIGHT NOW.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU, I HAVE MY CONCERNS ABOUT THE PHASE WE'RE IN AND OUR ABILITY, IF WE NEED TO, TO MOVE UP AND DOWN THOSE PHASES.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO REMIND COUNCIL THAT THE DECISION IS OURS, AND WE HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO MOVE BACK INTO A STRICTER PHASE IF WE NEED TO.

I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP LOOKING AT THE DATA.

I'M NOT TRYING TO DO ANYTHING TONIGHT, BUT CAN YOU JUST REMIND US, STERLING, IS THAT STILL WITHIN OUR WHEELHOUSE AS A BODY TO GO UP AND DOWN THROUGH THE PHASES AS WE HAVE THEM HERE AS A LOCALITY? YES, THAT IS COMPLETELY WITHIN YOUR PURVIEW, WORKING WITH CITY MANAGEMENT ON THAT.

SO 72 HOURS NOTICE FOR EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING DURING THIS EPIC RIGHT NOW, I THINK IS APPROPRIATE.

I THINK WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE ABLE TO GIVE THESE PLANNERS THAT SORT OF FLEXIBILITY, BUT THE REASON THEY'RE COMING TO US, BECAUSE THEY COULD THEY COULD SEE IT VERY WELL HAPPENING, THAT WE GO BACK UP THROUGH THIS LADDER AND THAT MIGHT BE IN OUR FUTURE.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

VICE MAYOR DAGGETT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SHANNON, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.

I'VE SEEN THIS IF I THINK THAT I'VE SEEN SOME MISINFORMATION POSTED ONLINE.

NOT FROM ANY OF US, BUT WE ARE ABLE TO TEST FOR THE VARIANTS.

RIGHT.

SO FIRST, THE TEST TELLS US WHETHER SOMEONE HAS COVID, AND THEN THE NEXT STEP IS TO TEST FOR THE VARIANT? SO THERE'S ACTUALLY SAMPLING THAT'S BEING DONE.

AND SO ALL OF THE TESTS THAT ARE COLLECTED IN COCONINO COUNTY CAN BE CHOSEN FOR SAMPLING.

AND SO THERE IS A DELAY IN WHEN THE VARIANTS ARE TESTED, IT'S NOT DONE AT THE SAME EXACT TIME.

FIRST, THEY TEST TO SEE ARE YOU POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, AND THEN THAT GETS SENT OFF.

AND THEN THEY PULL FROM THOSE SAMPLES TO THEN DETERMINE HOW MANY VARIANTS ARE WE SEEING ON THOSE TESTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

PREVIOUSLY, WE WERE ABOUT A MONTH BEHIND.

I THINK IT'S CAUGHT UP OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

SO WE'RE A LITTLE BIT CLOSER ON THAT TIMING.

THANK YOU.

AND IN TERMS OF THE NOTICE, I AGREE THAT SEEMS VERY REASONABLE TO GIVE THAT LENGTH OF A NOTICE.

AND I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE URGE OUR EVENT PLANNERS TO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND TO REALLY ENFORCE MITIGATION MEASURES THAT THEY HAVE PUT IN PLACE FOR THEIR EVENTS AND TO HELP US AS A COMMUNITY TO LIMIT THE SPREAD AND TO NOT LET THEIR EVENT BECOME ONE OF THE SUPER SPREADER EVENTS.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

COUNCILMAN SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SO I'M OK WITH THE 72 HOURS, I THINK THAT'S VERY REASONABLE, AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT'S THE DIRECTION WE'RE HEADING IN.

I DO ASK WITH FUTURE CONVERSATIONS IF WE CAN INCLUDE THE DASHBOARD FROM NAU.

I KNOW.

I BELIEVE THEY'RE STARTING THAT BACK UP, I BELIEVE THIS WEEK.

AND I KNOW WITH THE RETURNING OF NAU STUDENTS IN SCHOOL, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN'S COMMENTS ABOUT THE TRAJECTORY ARE RIGHT ON POINT.

WE'RE NOT HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

IT'S UNFORTUNATE.

AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO SEE IF WE COULD ALSO INCLUDE UPDATES FROM THE RESERVATION IN OUR UPDATES FROM HOPI AND NAVAJO.

AND THEN AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, WHEN WE BRING THIS BACK FORWARD AND HAVE THIS CONTINUED CONVERSATION, BRINGING DR.

AT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR POLICIES.

I'D LIKE TO GET AN EXPERT OPINION BEFORE I MAKE DECISIONS ON THAT FRONT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I'M ALSO IN FAVOR OF THE 72 HOUR NOTICE; WE NEED TO GIVE FOLKS THE RESPECT FOR ALL THE PLANNING AND WORK THAT THEY'RE DOING TO GET PROPER NOTIFICATION.

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AND I WILL ECHO COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN THAT WE NEED TO BE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE NIMBLE IN TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS HERE DURING THE REOPENING AND THAT THINGS ARE NOT LOOKING GOOD.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOW HAVE BY THE SCHOOLS HOW MANY CASES ARE POPPING UP AND WITHIN A FUSD AND LOOKED AT THAT DASHBOARD THE OTHER NIGHT, IT'S WELL, LET'S JUST SAY WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO BE NIMBLE, CONTINUE TO BE MINDFUL.

AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT WE GET ANOTHER UPDATE IN TWO WEEKS.

SO THAT WAY.

YEAH, CITY MANAGER.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WAS ABOUT TO ASK THE QUESTION, BACK WHEN COVID WAS SURGING IN THE SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER, WE WERE DOING UPDATES DURING EVERY REGULAR MEETING, WHICH EQUATES TO EVERY TWO WEEKS.

I'M ASSUMING THAT'S HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THINGS GOING FORWARD.

YES, PLEASE.

SO THAT WAY WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE DIRECTION WHERE NEED BE EVERY TWO WEEKS IF THINGS ARE NOT LOOKING GOOD, WHICH THEY'RE NOT THE RIGHT TRAJECTORY.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, I THINK THAT GIVES SUFFICIENT DIRECTION WITH THE 72 HOUR NOTICE, WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON THAT FRONT FOR SURE, IF NOT UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

AND I DO BELIEVE THAT BRINGS US DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 12, THIS IS OUR COUNCIL LIAISON

[12. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS]

REPORTS.

AND SINCE WE'RE IN PERSON NOW, I DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO GO ABC ORDER OR BACKWARDS EVERY TIME LIKE I NORMALLY DO.

SO I GUESS LET'S START ON THIS SIDE OF THE ROOM, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS FOR COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

LAST WEEK I ATTENDED THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION, THERE WAS A DISCUSSION ON PICKLEBALL AND FLAGSTAFF PICKLEBALL STATION WAS ABLE TO DO A PRESENTATION.

THE COMMISSION IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE DEPARTMENT'S MASTER PLAN THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE REVIEW HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW, AND THEY'RE LOOKING INTO INVITING OTHER USER GROUPS IN THEIR FUTURE DISCUSSION.

AND ALSO ANOTHER FUTURE DISCUSSION IS THE WEST SIDE PARK, WHICH HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD IN TERMS OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT DUE TO OUR RECESSION PLAN, PUTTING ON HOLD ON MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

TODAY, THE TOURISM COMMISSION HAD A PRESENTATION WHICH ALSO ECHOED THE DASHBOARD ON ACCOMMODATION INDICATORS IN THE PACKET FROM ECONOMIC VITALITY DIRECTOR HEIDI HANSEN.

AND ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTING THE CONTRACT THAT COUNCIL DISAPPROVED AN HOUR AGO WITH WITH ONLINE ADVERTISING THAT'S IT FOR ME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

I GAVE MOST OF MY UPDATES LAST WEEK.

I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO PLAY PICKLEBALL THAT WAS SURE FUN.

AND I HAVE MY NACOG MEETING ON THURSDAY, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO AN IN-PERSON MEETING.

I HAVE YET TO ACTUALLY MEET THAT GROUP.

SO I'M EXCITED TO BE FACE TO FACE.

THANK YOU.

COUNCILMAN MCCARTHY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THIS LAST WEEK, I DID A TOUR OF THE FLOOD AREA WITH SCOTT OVERTON BEING THE TOUR GUIDE THAT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE.

GOT TO SEE THE EMERGENCY CONTROL CENTER.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE EXACT NAME OF IT, BUT THAT'S WHAT ITS FUNCTION IS.

AND THEN I HAD A MEETING WITH SENATOR SINEMA'S STAFF REGARDING TRYING TO GET SOME FEDERAL HELP ON THE FLOODS AND FOREST RESTORATION AND SOME OF THE OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES.

ALSO HAD A TOUR OF THE AIRPORT WITH OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS AND JOY CONE, THAT WAS BOTH VERY INTERESTING.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THIS LAST WEEK, I HAVE NOT HAD A COMMISSION MEETING, SO I WILL PASS IT ON TO VICE MAYOR HERE.

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NO REPORTS FROM MY COMMISSIONS.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

LAST WEDNESDAY, WE HAD A MOUNTAIN LION MEETING MYSELF AND COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET ARE ON THAT BOARD.

AND THE HIGHLIGHT I WANT TO JUST MENTION IS THAT WE DISCUSSED THE FLAGSTAFF IN MOTION EFFORT, WHICH IS A STUDY TO COMPARE US TO OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT ARE SIMILAR IN SIZE TO LEARN FROM THEM AND BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN BETTER SERVE THE PUBLIC.

SO THAT WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION, AND THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ONGOING EFFORT.

I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT WE HAD A COUNTY CITY JOINT MEETING YESTERDAY.

FEELS LIKE A LONG TIME AGO, BUT IT WAS YESTERDAY.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE COUNTY AND THEIR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THIS FLOODING PERIOD OF TIME AND OF, OF COURSE, TO THE CITY STAFF AND LEADERSHIP.

AND THEN THE YES, AS COUNCILMAN MCCARTHY MENTIONED, WE HAD A FEW TOURS THIS PAST WEEK, AND THOSE WERE GREAT.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR THOSE WHO HELPED THOSE TOURS OUT.

AND THEN LASTLY, TODAY, I WAS ABLE TO HOST A LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, IT'S BEEN A BUSY WEEK OF RETURN FROM RECESS.

INVOLVED IN A LOT OF THE MEETINGS THAT WERE JUST MENTIONED.

BRIEFLY, SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION MEETS THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY.

AND LAST WEEK, THERE WAS A JOINT MEETING BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION TO DISCUSS THE LONE TREE OVERPASS.

AND IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THOSE TWO GROUPS OF COMMISSIONERS BE ABLE TO KNOCK HEADS AND ASK QUESTIONS AND TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG PROJECT COMING OUR WAY AND TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME INPUT FOR EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

[A. Future Agenda Item Request (F.A.I.R.) A Citizens' Petition seeking to decriminalize unsheltered residents]

WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 13A.

THIS IS THE FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUEST, A CITIZEN'S PETITION SEEKING TO DECRIMINALIZE UNSHELTERED RESIDENTS.

AND I'D LIKE TO INVITE THOSE COMMENTS DOWN TO THE STAND TO PRESENT.

YEAH.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR DEASY, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

IN 2017, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, INCLUDING SOCIAL WORKERS, ACTIVISTS AND UNSHELTERED RESIDENTS ASK THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL TO REPEAL THE SECTION OF THE CITY CODE ENTITLED CAMPING ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

THERE HAVE BEEN NEW DEVELOPMENTS.

SO I'M HERE TO PRESENT FOUR REASONS TO REPEAL IT.

IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

IT IS CRUEL.

IT IS DISCRIMINATORY AND IT IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.

IN 2018, THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT FOUND THAT A SIMILAR LAW IN BOISE VIOLATED THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT.

THE SUPREME COURT HAS DECLINED TO TAKE THE CASE.

BOISE SETTLED FOR ONE POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, NOT COUNTING LEGAL FEES FROM NEARLY A DECADE OF LITIGATION.

FLAGSTAFF IS NOW VULNERABLE TO SIMILAR LAWSUITS AND EXPENSES IF YOU CHOOSE TO DEFEND AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

CRIMINALIZING SLEEP CONSTITUTES CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT, ACCORDING TO THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS TORTURE, ACCORDING TO THE GENEVA CONVENTION.

IT CAUSES IMPAIRED JUDGMENT, DISORIENTATION, HALLUCINATIONS, PARANOIA AND PTSD AND EXACERBATES ALL KINDS OF ILLNESSES.

LACK OF SLEEP MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT, PERFORM SELF CARE AND AVOID CONFLICT.

WHEN POLICE ROUSE PEOPLE AND FORCE THEM TO MOVE ON REPEATEDLY, THIS IS HARMFUL AND DANGEROUS AND A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.

THE ORDINANCE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTS THE MOST VULNERABLE.

ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF UNSHELTERED YOUTH ARE LGBT.

AMONG MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, OVER 80 PERCENT ARE FLEEING DOMESTIC ABUSE.

YOUNG ADULTS WHO AGE OUT OF FOSTER CARE HAVE A 1 IN 11 CHANCE OF EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.

CRIMINALIZING HOMELESSNESS DISCRIMINATES AGAINST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES.

THE ORDINANCE ALSO REQUIRES POLICE TO DISCRIMINATE DIRECTLY, QUOTE, THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES SHALL CONSTITUTE CAMPING WHEN IT REASONABLY APPEARS, IN LIGHT OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT THE PARTICIPANTS ARE, IN FACT, USING THE AREA FOR LIVING ACCOMMODATION PURPOSES.

CAMPING SHALL BE DISTINGUISHED FROM THOSE SHORT TERM USES, SUCH AS NAPPING AND PICNICKING.

I'VE WITNESSED THIS PROFILING WHERE POLICE WILL HARASS ONE PERSON NAPPING WHO LOOKS HOMELESS WHILE IGNORING ANOTHER PERSON NAPPING IN THE SAME PARK AT THE SAME TIME WHO DOESN'T.

AND FINALLY, THE ORDINANCE IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE, CRIMINALIZATION EXACERBATES THE PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS, POLICE HARASSMENT WORSENS MENTAL HEALTH.

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POLICE DON'T PRESERVE WHAT THEY PERCEIVE AS LITTER WHEN ARRESTING SOMEONE OR FORCING THEM TO FLEE.

IDS PRESCRIPTIONS, ET CETERA, ARE OFTEN LOST AS A RESULT.

SOCIAL SERVICES ARE OUT OF REACH WITHOUT ID AND MANY LANDLORDS AND JOBS RUN BACKGROUND CHECKS, SO SOMEONE WHO CAMPS OUT WHILE SAVING FOR AN APARTMENT MAY NEVER BE UNSHELTERED AGAIN.

BUT IF THEY'RE JAILED OR FINED OR IF THEY LOSE THEIR BELONGINGS AND JOBS, THEY MAY BE CONDEMNED FOR LIFE.

THIS COUNCIL MUST REPEAL SECTION 6-01-001-002 OF THE CITY CODE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. COUNCIL, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? WE DO HAVE ONE PUBLIC COMMENTER ONLINE AS WELL, BUT FOR THE CURRENT SPEAKER.

OK, THANK YOU, AND WE'LL TAKE THE NEXT PUBLIC PARTICIPANT.

MS. IF SO, YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF AND PLEASE GO AHEAD.

I AM STILL HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

OK.

WHILE, I DO HAVE SYMPATHY AND EMPATHY, AND I DO AGREE THAT OUR SOCIAL SERVICES MAYBE NEED TO BE BROADENED.

I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE CAMPING IN CITY LIMITS.

AND THIS IS NOT BECAUSE I AM UNSYMPATHETIC TO THE HOMELESS, TO THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY OR TO ANY MOTHERS.

I THINK THAT WE SHOULD DEFINITELY PROVIDE A COMMUNITY FOR THEM.

HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE IF WE OPEN UP CAMPING, WE ARE GOING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS IN THIS COMMUNITY.

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, WHEN I DIDN'T HAVE A MOMENT TO SPEAK, I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 25 YEARS, AND WE WILL INCREASE THE HOMELESS POPULATION FROM PHOENIX, FROM THEY WILL COME FROM PHOENIX, VEGAS.

THEY WILL COME FROM ANYWHERE THEY CAN.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY AND A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO CAMP.

IT WILL NOT AFFECT FOREST HIGHLANDS, OTHER WEALTHY COMMUNITIES, CONTINENTAL, COCONINO ESTATES.

IT WILL AFFECT THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ALREADY HURT MOST.

IT WILL AFFECT SOUTH SIDE.

IT WILL AFFECT SUNNYSIDE.

IT WILL AFFECT DOWNTOWN.

WE CANNOT LET CAMPERS AND PEOPLE CAMPING IN OUR COMMUNITY JUST TO CAMP IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IT WILL CREATE A MUCH BIGGER DRUG ABUSE POPULATION, AND I'M NOT SAYING ALL HOMELESS ARE DRUG ABUSERS.

THAT IS NOT WHAT I'M SAYING.

HOWEVER, THERE IS A VAST MAJORITY THAT ARE EITHER DRUG ABUSERS OR MENTALLY ILL.

THAT SAID, IN OUR COMMUNITY IT WILL INCREASE THE CRIME.

WE WILL INCREASE THE TRASH, WILL INCREASE HUMAN FECES.

THOSE COMMUNITIES IN SUNNYSIDE, SOUTHSIDE, DOWNTOWN WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND THE CITY WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT AS WELL.

WE WILL ALSO PUT A BURDEN ON OUR POLICE, ON OUR FIRE, ON OUR EMTS.

AND THIS WILL BECOME A HUGE BURDEN FOR US IN THREE TO FOUR YEARS.

AND THE CITY WILL HAVE TO PAY TO CLEAN UP THE TRASH, THE CAMPERS THAT ARE BROKEN DOWN, AND WE WILL ALSO DECREASE OUR PROPERTY VALUES IN THOSE COMMUNITIES.

IT WILL BE THOSE COMMUNITIES THAT WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT.

THEY WILL HAVE INCREASED CRIME.

THEY'LL HAVE INCREASED TRASH, INCREASED HUMAN FECES.

AND I AM NOT OK WITH THAT.

IT WILL ALSO PUT A PUBLIC BURDEN ON OUR SOCIAL SYSTEMS THAT ARE SOCIAL POLICIES THAT ARE ALREADY HAVING A BURDEN.

AND WE CANNOT BRING IN MORE HOMELESS INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

THESE PEOPLE WILL COME FROM VEGAS, FROM PHOENIX, BECAUSE IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO BE.

WE ALL WANT TO BE HERE AND IT'S BETTER TO BE HOMELESS AND FLAGSTAFF IN THE SUMMER THAN IT IS IN PHOENIX.

THEY WILL COME.

NOT ONLY THAT, WE WILL ALSO INCREASE OUR FIRE HAZARD IF WE HAVE PEOPLE CAMPING ON THE BASE OF MCMILLAN I'M DONE.

OK.

SO THAT SAID, AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER, I AM NOT IN SUPPORT OF THIS.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL, ANY QUESTIONS FOR THIS PUBLIC SPEAKER? ALL RIGHT, WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION REGARDING THIS FAIR.

COUNCILMAN MCCARTHY, I JUST WANT TO COMMENT THAT, FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A VERY NARROW REQUEST SPECIFICALLY WOULD ALLOW CAMPING ON CITY PROPERTY IF WE WENT FORWARD WITH THIS.

THIS IS NOT THE SAME ISSUE THAT MR. SHIMONI BROUGHT UP, I THINK IT WAS LAST WEEK ABOUT MAYBE WE SHOULD ALLOW CAMPING IN CERTAIN PLACES, VERY CONTROLLED, YOU KNOW, AND WE HAVE KOAS AROUND TOWN.

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SO THERE ARE PROVISIONS FOR CAMPING.

IF THIS PROVISION WERE ELIMINATED, THEN PEOPLE COULD BASICALLY JUST CAMP ANYWHERE IN WHEELER PARK OR ON THE SIDEWALKS OR WHATEVER.

YOU KNOW, SINCE I'VE BEEN ON COUNCIL, WE'VE ALREADY DISCUSSED THIS ONCE, AND COUNCIL DECIDED FOR A LOT OF COMPLICATED REASONS THAT I WON'T GO INTO NOW, THAT WE SHOULD JUST KEEP THE LAW THE WAY IT IS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THANKS, MAYOR.

I ACTUALLY WROTE OUT MY STATEMENT BECAUSE I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T FORGET ANYTHING.

I APPRECIATE THE COMPASSION AND CONCERN THAT IS EXPRESSED THROUGH THIS PETITION.

I THINK THAT MANY OF US, ME INCLUDED, DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SCALE OF THE ISSUE.

I RECENTLY WENT OUT WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES PATH PROGRAM STAFF AND LEARNED SO MUCH.

BUT I HAVE MORE TO LEARN.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, PATH STANDS FOR PROJECTS FOR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSITION FROM HOMELESSNESS.

AND ANYONE WHO WORKS OR VOLUNTEERS FOR ANY KIND OF FOOD OR HOUSING RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS IN TOWN WILL TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE MANY INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WHO ARE CURRENTLY UNSHELTERED OR ON THE VERGE OF BEING.

SO I CAN TELL FROM SOME OF THE EMAILS WE RECEIVED THAT OUR COMMUNITY'S UNDERSTANDING OF HOMELESSNESS AND THE IMPACT STEMMING FROM OUR LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS QUITE VARIED.

WHILE I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN AND FRUSTRATION EXPRESSED THROUGH THIS PETITION, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT OVERTURNING THE BAN ON CAMPING IN THE CITY LIMITS SOLVES OUR FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM.

WE CAN AND MUST DO BETTER TO BRING HOUSING TO THE FOREFRONT OF OUR POLICYMAKING.

WHEN THE CITY RECEIVES OUR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS, I ASK US TO KEEP EMERGENCY SHELTER AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FRONT AND CENTER OF THE DISCUSSION.

I CALL ON ALL OF US TO LET CONGRESS KNOW THAT WE WANT THEM TO PASS THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL AND IMPORTANTLY, THE BUILD BACK BETTER PLAN.

THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL CONTAINS SOME MONEY FOR HOUSING, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE THE CHANGE WE NEED TO SEE.

CAN WE, I'M ASKING THIS OF MY COLLEAGUES, CAN WE CREATE AN EMERGENCY TASK FORCE AND OR BRING RELIEF PROVIDERS TOGETHER TO BRAINSTORM HOW FLAGSTAFF WILL ADDRESS OUR UNSHELTERED NEIGHBORS AND THE WAYS WE'RE NOT ADEQUATELY ADDRESSING THE NEED.

AS THE PUBLIC WILL SEE WHEN THE 10 YEAR HOUSING PLAN DRAFT IS RELEASED.

FLAGSTAFF HAS A SEVERE SHORTAGE OF HOUSING FOR VERY LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, AND THIS AS WELL AS EMERGENCY SHELTER MUST BE ADDRESSED.

WHILE I DON'T THINK OVERTURNING THE CITY'S BAN ON CAMPING ON CITY PROPERTY IS THE ANSWER TO OUR HOUSING ISSUES, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US EXPLORE CREATIVE OPTIONS.

SOME THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED ARE ALLOWING CAMPING IN ONE AREA, BUILDING TINY HOUSES AS A VERY SHORT TERM SOLUTION TO EMERGENCY HOUSING.

CAN WE FIND THE PARTNERS AND FIND THE MONEY TO PURCHASE A MOTEL? I REALIZE THERE ARE HURDLES TO THESE IDEAS, AND THIS IS WHY I'D LIKE TO SEE THESE AND OTHER IDEAS EXPLORED BY THE CITY.

THE COUNTY RESIDENTS BOTH SHELTERED AND UNSHELTERED, OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND ANYONE ELSE WHOSE INSIGHT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

I ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT OUR HARDWORKING AND UNDERFUNDED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD ON THESE ISSUES FOR SOME TIME, AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR WORK AND THEIR EXPERTISE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO BROUGHT FOR THAT PETITION.

THIS IS A TOPIC I THINK WE DO NEED TO ADDRESS.

AND I'VE LOOKED FORWARD TO THAT CONVERSATION OR US ADDRESSING IT SINCE I'VE BEEN ELECTED.

SO I THANK YOU TO THE PUBLIC WHO'S HELPED PUSH THIS FORWARD TO THIS POINT.

I AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUES THAT TALKED ABOUT THE LANGUAGE BEING A LITTLE BIT NARROW.

AND AS I THINK COUNCILWOMAN MCCARTHY MENTIONED LAST WEEK, I BROUGHT FORWARD A FAIR ITEM TO BASICALLY TALK ABOUT THIS TOPIC THROUGH THE LENS OF WHAT CAN WE DO AND WHAT CAN WE PUT IN PLACE TO KIND OF FIND THAT HAPPY MIDDLE GROUND THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY GET ADDRESSED AND GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

AND AGAIN, THAT BEING SOMETHING LOOKING INTO THE TEMPORARY URBAN CAMPING ORDINANCE THAT

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EUGENE HAS PUT INTO PLACE THAT ADDRESSES CAMPING IN PARKS ALONG STREETS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY, ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THEN IN CARS.

SO I'M HAPPY TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION, HOWEVER WE DECIDE TO DO IT.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF THIS FAIR WILL HAVE ENOUGH POLITICAL WILL TO GET THAT CONVERSATION TO HAPPEN, BUT THAT'S WHY I SUBMITTED MY FAIR AS WELL, TO KIND OF BRING THAT CONVERSATION THAT I'M LOOKING TO HAVE, I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE A NICE FIRST STEP FOR US.

SO, YEAH, I'M CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT MY COLLEAGUES THINK, AND I GUESS THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS AT THIS POINT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I'LL CHIME IN HERE, THIS I HAVE CONCERNS WITH BEING SO FOCUSED ON WHERE WE RIGHT NOW HAVE BASICALLY TWO THINGS ON THE AGENDA THAT WILL BE COMING UP THAT WILL THIS WILL BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI'S FAIR ITEM FROM LAST WEEK, AS WELL AS ON SEPTEMBER 7TH WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN DOLLARS.

I KNOW SEVERAL OF US HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD COMING UP WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO BETTER TREAT OUR UNSHELTERED AND HELP TO RELIEVE THE SITUATION.

AND INEVITABLY IT COMES DOWN TO RESOURCES.

SO THROUGHOUT THIS, IT'S WE NEED TO HAVE A BROAD PERSPECTIVE ON IT.

THIS SHOULD BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION, WHETHER IN THE SUGGESTION OF THE ZONES THAT IT COULD OCCUR IN OR NOT.

BUT WE NEED THE BIG PICTURE.

WHAT RESOURCES ARE WE GOING TO DEDICATE? ARE WE GOING TO SET UP A LITTLE TINY HOME HEALING VILLAGE, A RESPITE CENTER, ALL OF THESE OTHER IDEAS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE THIS DISCUSSION, BUT IN THE BROAD SENSE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PRESENTED AND IS ALREADY GOING TO BE PUT ON THE AGENDA ALREADY, BECAUSE THAT ENCAPSULATES THIS SPECIFIC FOCUS AS WELL.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

MAYOR, JUST TO BE CLEAR FOR THE COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC WITH COUNCIL SUPPORT OF TWO OTHER COLLEAGUES OR THREE, IN TOTAL, IT WILL BE PLACED ON THE FUTURE AGENDA, BUT THAT IS NOT GUARANTEED.

I WISH IT WAS, BUT HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE ON THE FUTURE AGENDA.

YEAH, WELL, THANK YOU.

IT JUST WE NEED WE NEED A FULL PLAN.

I MEAN, WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR UNSHELTERED FAR MORE THAN JUST ONE SINGLE LAW, BUT MORE WITH THE RESOURCES THEY NEED, THE SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT ARE NEEDED AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS TO GET SHELTER.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO DISCUSSING THIS FURTHER IN A DIFFERENT FASHION, A MORE BROADER FASHION, WHERE WE CAN VET SOME OF THE MANY MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE.

WE'VE BEEN HAVING REGARDING THIS TO HELP PEOPLE AS BEST WE CAN.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

REALLY QUICK, AND I JUST WANT TO SAY, I VERY MUCH SUPPORT WHAT VICE MAYOR BROUGHT UP ABOUT OUR TASK FORCE.

AND I THINK THAT'S A REALLY GOOD IDEA.

AND SO I'M NOT TOO SURE HOW WE MOVE THAT FORWARD, IF THAT'S THROUGH A FAIR OR HOW THAT WORKS.

BUT I THINK THAT'S A REALLY GOOD IDEA THAT WE SHOULD PURSUE.

I THINK THAT WOULD ALSO BE A GOOD IDEA, A TASK FORCE, AND I THINK WITH THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SITTING UP HERE SAYING THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, THAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY DEFER TO CITY MANAGER TO SEE ABOUT PUTTING THAT TOGETHER RATHER THAN HAVING IT AS A SEPARATE AGENDA ITEM.

YEAH, CITY ATTORNEY.

MR. MAYOR, IF I MAY JUST SEEK CLARIFICATION, WHAT I'VE HEARD FROM FOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS SO FAR IS THAT THIS SPECIFIC CITIZEN'S PETITION WOULD NOT BE MOVING FORWARD ON TO A WORK SESSION AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION.

HOWEVER, YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AT LEAST TALKING ABOUT IT FURTHER WHEN ANOTHER FAIR COMES UP THAT'S SIMILAR TO IT AND DETERMINING WHETHER THERE'S ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR THAT.

AM I HEARING THAT CORRECTLY? COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

YEAH, THANK YOU SO I'M A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED, I'D LIKE A LITTLE BIT MORE CLARIFICATION AND IF I MAY, CITY CLERK OR CITY MANAGER, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP.

SUMMARIZE WHAT HAPPENED ON THE MEETING BEFORE WE WENT ON BREAK.

I BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI HAD A FAIR REQUEST THAT DID NOT MOVE FORWARD.

AND BUT EVERYBODY WHO SPOKE ON THAT, INCLUDING MYSELF, WAS WILLING TO EXPLORE SERVICES FOR UNSHELTERED POPULATION FLAGSTAFF IN SOME MANNER.

WHAT WERE THE MARCHING ORDERS THAT WERE GIVEN THAT EVENING THAT CAME FROM THAT CONVERSATION? AND HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT OR THE SAME AS WHAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY WAS JUST ASKING ABOUT.

I FEEL LIKE--I'M STALLING FOR YOU SO YOU CAN LOOK IT UP.

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I FEEL LIKE THERE'S CONSENSUS THAT WE WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW TO HELP OUR UNSHELTERED POPULATION.

I ALSO FEEL THAT IT IS PRETTY CLEAR AT THIS POINT, AND IT WOULD BECOME CLEAR AGAIN IF WE IF WE REPEATED THIS CONVERSATION A THIRD TIME, THAT THIS COUNCIL DOES NOT WANT TO MOVE FORWARD ON LIFTING THE BAN ON THE CAMPING ORDINANCE.

SO, I THINK THOSE ARE TWO PRETTY CLEAR THINGS.

AND THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE'S A LOT OF ROOM FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH A VARIETY OF CONVERSATIONS WITHOUT GETTING TOO PRESCRIPTIVE ON THE FRONT END OF EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

IS THAT FAIR? THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN AND I CAN SPEAK TO YOUR INITIAL QUESTION ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED AT THAT PRIOR MEETING.

FROM WHAT I CAN CAN RECALL, IT WAS KIND OF THE FAIR ITEM WAS CONCERNING MORE.

WHAT ARE WE DOING IN TERMS OF KIND OF WHAT HAPPENS DURING FIRE AND WHEN THE FORESTS CLOSED AS A RESULT OF FIRE RESTRICTIONS? AND I BELIEVE WHAT HAD HAPPENED FROM THAT POINT WAS THAT IT DID NOT MOVE FORWARD, BUT IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT AN ADDITIONAL A DIFFERENT FAIR THAT KIND OF WAS A MORE BROADER DISCUSSION ABOUT CAMPING AND THE OVERALL UNSHELTERED POPULATIONS COME FORWARD, WHICH I BELIEVE THEN IS WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI BROUGHT UP AT THE LAST MEETING WITH REGARDS TO HIS FAIR, WITH THE COMPARISONS AND DISCUSSION WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN EUGENE, OREGON, I BELIEVE.

YEAH, THAT'S CLOSE, MY SENSE IS THAT AND CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT THAT YOU WERE AGAIN OFFERING SOME VERY SPECIFIC.

YOU WANTED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION LOOKING INTO SOME SPECIFIC PROGRAMS THAT ARE HAPPENING ELSEWHERE.

AND I'M NOT SURE THAT--I MEAN, IT'S A FAIR ITEM, SO I DON'T WANT TO PRESUME HOW THAT'S GOING TO GET VOTED ON, BUT I'M TRYING TO FIND A PATH FORWARD HERE, BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S A PRETTY CLEAR CONSENSUS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO LIFT THE BAN, BUT THAT WE'RE EAGER AND WILLING TO HAVE SOME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW TO ALLEVIATE THE UNSHELTERED POPULATION MORE.

AND THEN THERE'S SOME SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW TO DO IT, BUT ALSO A GENERAL APPETITE FOR EXPLORING THINGS.

MAYOR, AND COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN, IF I MAY.

JUST FOR THE COUNCIL'S SAKE, FOR CLARITY AND FOR THE PUBLIC'S SAKE, WHEN WE GET A FAIR PROPOSED BY A MEMBER OF COUNCIL, WE ARE LIMITED TO THAT LANGUAGE THAT'S IN THE FAIR, WITHIN, YOU KNOW, REASON ALLOWING FOR WHAT WE CALL SCOPE CREEP, YOU KNOW, TO GET BEYOND WHAT THE SCOPE OF THAT FAIR IS, THAT CAN BE A PROBLEM.

WE'RE EVEN ON THE SAME PLAYING FIELD WITH CITIZEN PETITIONS THAT COME IN.

THE LANGUAGE IN THAT CITIZEN PETITION IS BASICALLY, YOU USED THE WORD PRESCRIPTIVE, IF YOU WILL, YOU'RE LIMITED TO WHAT WAS PROPOSED IN THAT CITIZEN'S PETITION, AND THAT'S WHAT'S BEFORE YOU TONIGHT.

WHAT I HEAR FROM A PROCEDURAL PERSPECTIVE IS THAT THERE'S A WILLINGNESS TO HAVE A CONVERSATION, BUT A MUCH BROADER CONVERSATION.

SO PROCEDURALLY, IT WOULD BE LIMITED IF YOU MOVED THIS CITIZEN'S PETITION FORWARD TO WHAT'S IN THE CITIZEN'S PETITION IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A MUCH BROADER DISCUSSION, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD NEED TO WORK OUT WITH MANAGEMENT AND STAFF.

I'M KIND OF TOSSING IT TO CITY MANAGER HERE ON THAT.

I APOLOGIZE FOR PUTTING YOU ON THE SPOT, BUT PROCEDURALLY, THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

I HOPE THAT CLARIFICATION IS OF ASSISTANCE.

ANYTHING TO ADD, CITY MANAGER.

I WILL JUST ELABORATE ON WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN MENTIONED, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

IT IS NOT ENTIRELY THE COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION THAT'S BEEN ALLUDED TO HERE, BUT THERE HAS BEEN SO MANY MEETINGS AND DISCUSSION, ONGOING DISCUSSION, EVOLVING DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ALTERNATE RESPONSE PROGRAM AND WHILE THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED WITH THE CAMPING PROHIBITION AND ARGUABLY IS PERIPHERALLY CONNECTED TO HOMELESSNESS IN GENERAL AND TAKING CARE OF OUR UNSHELTERED RESIDENTS.

IT'S A VERY COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION IN AND OF ITSELF, AND IT IS COMING TO THE DAIS.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF MEETINGS.

THE MAYOR AND THE VICE MAYOR HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED, AS HAS COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, IN THESE DISCUSSIONS.

AND SO THAT ONE IS A VERY ACTIVE DISCUSSION AND HAS BEEN VERY INCLUSIVE OF MANY

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INTEREST GROUPS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT ONE'S COMING YOUR WAY FAIRLY SOON.

YOU'VE HEARD IT BEFORE.

IT'LL BE MORE OF AN UPDATE, I THINK, WHEN IT COMES BACK TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CITY MANAGER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY JUST TO COUNCIL AND EVERYBODY LISTENING.

THE FIRST FAIR I HAD REQUESTED THAT GOT DENIED WAS WAS SPECIFICALLY TO AS OUR INCREDIBLE, BEST CITY CLERK IN THE REGION IN THE NATION MENTIONED IT WAS THE IDEA OF WHEN THERE ARE FOREST CLOSURES.

HOW DO WE BEST SUPPORT OUR UNSHELTERED POPULATION? AND I INCLUDED THE LANGUAGE OF THE DISCUSSION AROUND THE CAMPING BAN.

AND THAT GOT DENIED.

RIGHT? COUNCIL DIDN'T LIKE THAT LANGUAGE AND SAID COME BACK WITH MORE GENERAL LANGUAGE ABOUT JUST HOW TO HANDLE UNSHELTERED DURING TIMES OF FORECLOSURES.

SO THAT SAME DAY, I BROUGHT THAT AGENDA ITEM FORWARD AS A FAIR AND THAT WAS THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING WE HAD.

AND SO THAT HAS YET TO COME BACK TO US, COUNCIL.

AND SO THAT HOPEFULLY WILL COME AT SOME POINT THROUGH A FAIR REQUEST.

AND THEN I PUT FORTH THE FAIR THAT YOU HEARD ME LAST WEEK BRING FORWARD, WHICH IS THE SPECIFIC IDEAS THAT EUGENE IS PURSUING.

AND THE PILOTS THAT THEY'RE DOING.

AND FOR US TO CONSIDER AND LOOK INTO THAT AS A WAY TO HELP SUPPORT THIS POPULATION.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN, I SUPPORT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT THAT BIGGER PICTURE CONVERSATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE TWO FAIRS THAT I HAVE IN THE PIPELINE ADDRESS THAT BIGGER CONVERSATION.

I DON'T THINK SO EITHER.

BUT IT'S VERY MUCH MY FAIRS ARE VERY SPECIFIC TO LIKE WHAT ARE WE DOING AND SPECIFICALLY WHAT CAN WE DO? AND HERE ARE SOME IDEAS RATHER THAN KIND OF FLAILING AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND TRYING TO HAVE A BIG CONVERSATION WITHOUT SPECIFICS IN PLACE.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

ALL RIGHT, AND I'LL JUST NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED AND ARE PROVIDING MORE RESOURCES AND HELPING, OUR UNSHELTERED SEPTEMBER 7TH IS WHEN OUR FIRST DISCUSSION ON AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN DOLLARS.

AND I KNOW A COUPLE OF US HAVE PUT IN THE REQUEST FOR A GOOD CHUNK TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR OUR UNSHELTERED MORE THAN WE EVER HAVE BEFORE AS A CITY.

AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DISCUSSION, BECAUSE THAT IS A BIG PART OF THIS.

WE NEED THE RESOURCES SO IT DOES COME DOWN TO DOLLAR BILLS TO TRY TO HELP FOLKS.

SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DISCUSSION SEPTEMBER 7TH.

ALL RIGHT, WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO OUR AGENDA ITEM 14, OUR CITY MANAGER REPORT.

[14. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I'M PULLING UP THE REPORT.

APPENDED TO THIS REPORT ARE A FEW MONTHLIES, INCLUDING THE WATER SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT, ALSO INCLUDING THE HOUSING SECTION NEWSLETTER AND ALSO INCLUDING THE ECONOMIC VITALITY REPORT.

WITH THOSE THREE UPDATES ATTACHED TO THE CITY MANAGER'S REPORT IS PRETTY VOLUMINOUS, AND SO I AM NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH I TYPICALLY DO NOT GO THROUGH ALL OF THE TALKING POINTS.

I'D LIKE TOUCH BRIEFLY ON THE WORK ANNIVERSARIES AND SUMMARIZE THOSE.

THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

WE LOVE TO RECOGNIZE THE AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND TENURE OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

AND THEN I'LL TOUCH BRIEFING ON SOME OTHER THINGS.

AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO FLOAT AN IDEA BY YOU THAT WAS SPAWNED BY THE EARLIER DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO SET UP OUR AGENDAS GOING FORWARD.

AND THIS IS JUST, I'D LIKE TO BOUNCE SOMETHING OFF OF YOU WITH RESPECT TO HOW THESE REPORTS OCCUR IN THE AGENDA.

BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST, YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU IN THE REPORT A NUMBER OF WORK ANNIVERSARIES THAT WE'RE CELEBRATING DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

WE BREAK THESE DOWN INTO FIVE YEAR, 10 YEAR, 15 YEAR, 20 YEAR, AND A 30 YEAR TENURED EMPLOYEE, PAUL MCGUIRE, OUR MAINTENANCE WORKER.

HE IS A MAINTENANCE WORKER WITH OUR PARKS GROUP, IS CELEBRATING HIS 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

SO A LOT OF REMARKABLE MILESTONES HERE.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THE NAMES AND ALL THE DATES.

I WOULD INVITE YOU TO JUST GIVE IT YOUR YOUR READ.

THIS IS REALLY GOOD STUFF.

AND ON THE TOPIC OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION GOING FORWARD, AND I MENTIONED THIS BEFORE

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THE RECESS.

AS WE DIAL IN OUR HYBRID MEETINGS HERE A LITTLE BIT MORE, IT WOULD BE OUR HOPE TO RECOGNIZE SOME OF OUR MORE SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARY ACHIEVERS IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY, BUT HAVE THEM IN FRONT OF YOU.

SO IT'S NOT JUST A PICTURE AND THE NAME IN TEXT, BUT RATHER A PERSON HAVING A FACE TO FACE WITH YOU AND THE COMMUNITY.

SO I'D LIKE TO DO THAT.

WE WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT AS WE GO FORWARD.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT TO PUT THAT INTO PLAY, BUT I THINK IT'S A WORTHY EFFORT.

THERE'S AN UPDATE ON WATER SERVICES AND SOME THINGS GOING ON THERE, A COUPLE OF OR SIGNIFICANT AWARD RECEIVED THROUGH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO OUR WILDCAT HILL WATER RECLAMATION PLANT STAFF.

THAT'S A MOUTHFUL.

VERY SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENT.

AND WE ARE SO PLEASED WITH WITH THAT AWARD.

SO GIVE THAT A READ.

THERE'S MORE CONTENT ABOUT WATER SERVICES IN THE MONTHLY REPORT THAT'S APPENDED TO THIS.

SOME UPDATES WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

I WILL DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE STATISTICS THAT WE HAVE PROVIDED TO YOU.

THANK YOU TO CD AND THE BUILDING SECTION FOR PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION ON WHERE WE ARE WITH BUILDING RELATED REVENUES, PERMITS, REVENUES AND SO FORTH.

PRETTY FASCINATING WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AND WHAT CONTINUES TO GO ON IN THE REALM OF DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL.

SOME NICE UPDATES FOR YOU ON THE LIBRARY, INCLUDING I'M GOING TO CIRCLE BACK NOW TO SOMETHING THAT OCCURRED BEFORE THE RECESS, BUT COUNCIL HAD A NICE PRESENTATION ON SOME ARTWORK THAT WAS BEING PROPOSED, IT WAS WELL VETTED THROUGH SOME COMMISSIONS, ARTWORK THAT WOULD ADORN THE LIBRARY ENTRANCE WAY, WHICH IS WILL BE RECONSTRUCTED TO MEET A NUMBER OF NEEDS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

THE ARTWORK IS FASCINATING.

COUNCIL HAD SOME GOOD SUGGESTIONS AND THOSE SUGGESTIONS WERE PUT INTO PLAY BY THE ARTIST AND BY THE FOLKS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THIS.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WE HAD A MEETING IN THE BACK OF THIS ROOM.

IT WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME WE HAD A CHANCE TO UTILIZE THE NEW AUDIO VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES HERE.

THE ARTIST WAS PRESENT VIRTUALLY, AND WE HAD THE PROTOTYPES, SO THAT WE COULD LOOK AT THEM AND TOUCH THEM, AND IT'S FASCINATING WHAT IS NOW HAPPENING, BUT I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE THAT THE INPUT THAT THE COUNCIL SHARED IN THAT HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED AND IMPLEMENTED, AND SO WE'LL REPORT BACK TO YOU AS TO WHEN THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENS, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IT.

BUT WE DO HAVE A GO AHEAD IN TERMS OF THE ARTWORK, WHICH IS VERY FASCINATING, AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE WELL-RECEIVED.

QUESTIONS ON ANYTHING THUS FAR.

I'LL TRY TO BE A LITTLE MORE EXPEDIENT HERE.

MADE MENTION OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITHIN OUR TEAM HERE WHO WORKS, HE'S A COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.

WITH OUR SOLID WASTE PROGRAM, I HOPE I'M GETTING THAT RIGHT.

KEVIN ANDERSON, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR WHO SAVED SOMEBODY'S LIFE DURING ONE OF OUR FLOOD EVENTS AND JUST WANTED TO CALL OUT HIS HEROICS AND HIS VERY SELFLESS AND AMAZING ACTIONS THAT RESULTED IN RETRIEVING A PERSON WHO WAS IN A PRETTY BAD SITUATION.

THAT WAS BACK IN JULY ON JULY 14TH.

GREG? YES, PLEASE? DO YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT CAN YOU DESCRIBE THAT SITUATION AT ALL? OR I MEAN, I REALIZE YOU WEREN'T THERE, BUT I'M TRYING TO PICTURE HOW SOMEONE IS STUCK IN A CULVERT DURING THE FLOOD.

IT SOUNDS VERY DANGEROUS.

IT WAS DANGEROUS.

WE CAN GIVE YOU A FEW MORE DETAILS.

I THINK THERE WILL LIKELY BE MORE OF AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THIS LATER IN THE YEAR WHEN WE GET INTO AWARD PRESENTATIONS.

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE PRESUMPTIONS, BUT I THINK THIS ONE WILL BE COMING BACK TO YOU.

AND YOU CERTAINLY CAN HAVE A LITTLE MORE DETAIL TO THIS STORY.

YEP.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

COUNCIL, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE MENTION VERBALLY OF WHAT YOU HAVE IN THE REPORT ON SOME REORGANIZATION THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING.

OF COURSE, EARLIER TONIGHT YOU HAD AN ACTION IN FRONT OF YOU INVOLVING OUR PARKS AND REC SECTION, WHICH IS NOW BECOMING THE PARKS REC AND OPEN SPACE AND EVENTS, THE PROSE.

AM I GETTING THAT RIGHT? I LOVE THAT DIVISION.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT DISCUSSION.

IT'S PART OF A NUMBER OF REORGANIZATION STRATEGIES THAT ARE IN PLAY, AND I

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WANTED TO MENTION THESE.

THEY'VE BEEN VETTED INTERNALLY WITH THE ORGANIZATION.

THEY'VE BEEN MENTIONED TO YOU VERBALLY, AND I MENTIONED THEM NOW FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR PUBLIC AND CERTAINLY IN THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY.

AARON YOUNG, WHO HAS BEEN PERFORMING ADMIRABLY AS AN INTERIM WATER SERVICES DIVISION DIRECTOR, WILL NOW BE ABLE TO RETURN TO HER POST.

AND WE APPRECIATE THE SERVICE THAT SHE HAS PROVIDED.

SHE'S BEEN DOING THE WORK OF TWO OR THREE PEOPLE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND IT'S WORKED OUT REMARKABLY WELL.

IN THE INTEREST OF SOLIDIFYING LEADERSHIP AT THE WATER SERVICES DIVISION, WHICH HAS BEEN IN A STATE OF LEADERSHIP TRANSITION SINCE THE RETIREMENT OF BRAD HILL OVER A YEAR AGO, AND IN THE INTEREST OF OVERSEEING SOME VERY IMPORTANT PROJECTS, AND YOU'LL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THESE THINGS DURING YOUR RETREAT ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.

WE ARE MAKING A MOVE THAT WE THINK WILL CHECK A FEW BOXES FOR US.

BUT I WANT TO START BY AGAIN, GIVING OUR VERY GENUINE.

PARDON ME.

THANKS TO AARON YOUNG FOR WHAT SHE HAS DONE, STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE, ELEVATING HER SERVICES TO THE ORGANIZATION AND TO THE COMMUNITY.

IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL AND IT'S BEEN WELL RECEIVED.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MR. ANDY BERTELSEN MOVE OUT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS REALM AND OVER INTO THE WATER SERVICES DIVISION.

AND THIS WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS TIME.

ANDY BRINGS A STRONG TRACK RECORD OF DIVISION LEADERSHIP.

HE'S BEEN WITH PUBLIC WORKS FOR SOME TIME.

AND HE'S GOT A STRONG TRACK RECORD OF WORKING WITH PEOPLE IN A VERY COLLABORATIVE AND COALESCING ENVIRONMENT.

AND HE'S ALSO EXCEPTIONALLY SKILLED AT PROJECT OVERSIGHT.

SO THIS IS EVEN THOUGH IT WILL BE IN AN ACTING CAPACITY, I WANT TO BE UPFRONT IN SAYING THAT IT'S ENVISIONED THAT THIS ARRANGEMENT WILL LAST FOR SOME TIME.

COULD BE TWO OR THREE YEARS.

THE IDEA WOULD BE TO SOLIDIFY THAT LEADERSHIP WITH WATER SERVICES; IT'S SUCH A GOOD TEAM OVER THERE, MANY VERY TALENTED PEOPLE, BUT WE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A LONG-TERM