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ALL RIGHT, MAYOR, I THINK WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

EXCELLENT.

WELL, TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 7TH 2021 FOR OUR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING CALL INTO

[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).]

ORDER.

JUST TO GIVE NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC, THE CITY COUNCIL MAY VOTE TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LEGAL ADVICE AND DISCUSSION REGARDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS. ROLL CALLS.

CITY MANAGER.

YEAH.

OTHERWISE, WE'RE GOING TO PLAY ROLLER DERBY UP HERE.

I SEE THE SCREENS.

YEAH, THANK YOU.

EVERYTHING'S A OK.

AND WE ARE READY TO STREAM NOW TOO.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING THROUGH THE LIVE STREAM, WE'RE JUST HAVING A FEW TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES RIGHT NOW, SO WE WILL BE WITH IT SHORTLY.

SO WE ARE STREAMING ONLINE, IT APPEARS, SO WE'RE GOOD TO GO THERE, YOU GUYS ARE JUST

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NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE IT IN THAT SMALL SCREEN UP FRONT.

SO WE'LL JUST ROLL WITH THAT, THIS GO AROUND, BUT I THINK WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE AND GOOD TO GET GOING, I APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, I THINK WE'RE READY FOR A ROLL CALL THEN MS. SALTZBURG.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

MAYOR DEASY.

HERE.

VICE MAYOR DAGGETT.

HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

I'M HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

FULLY AND PHYSICALLY PRESENT HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

HERE.

THANK YOU, MS. SALTZBURG.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN, WOULD YOU MIND LEADING US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE PLEASE? CERTAINLY, PLEASE STAND IF YOU'RE ABLE.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES, OF AMERICA, TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY OUR MISSION STATEMENT? I WOULD BE HONORED TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

[A. Consideration and Approval of Minutes: City Council Regular Meeting of September 17, 2019, Planning Session of September 24, 2019, Regular Meeting of October 1, 2019, Regular Meeting of October 15, 2019, Regular Meeting of November 5, 2019, Regular Meeting of November 19, 2019, Regular Meeting of December 3, 2019, Work Session of December 5, 2019, Joint City/Chamber Work Session of December 9, 2019, Regular Meeting of December 17, 2019, Regular Meeting of January 7, 2020, Work Session of January 14, 2020, Budget Retreat of February 3, 2020, Regular Meeting of April 6, 2021, Regular Meeting of April 20, 2021, Budget Retreat of April 22, 2021, Special Meeting of April 24, 2021, Regular Meeting of May 4, 2021, Regular Meeting of May 18, 2021, Executive Session of May 25, 2021, Regular Meeting of June 1, 2021, Executive Session of June 8, 2021, Work Session of June 8, 2021, and Special Work Session of June 22, 2021. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of September 17, 2019, Planning Session of September 24, 2019, Regular Meeting of October 1, 2019, Regular Meeting of October 15, 2019, Regular Meeting of November 5, 2019, Regular Meeting of November 19, 2019, Regular Meeting of December 3, 2019, Work Session of December 5, 2019, Joint City/Chamber Work Session of December 9, 2019, Regular Meeting of December 17, 2019, Regular Meeting of January 7, 2020, Work Session of January 14, 2020, Budget Retreat of February 3, 2020, Regular Meeting of April 6, 2021, Regular Meeting of April 20, 2021, Budget Retreat of April 22, 2021, Special Meeting of April 24, 2021, Regular Meeting of May 4, 2021, Regular Meeting of May 18, 2021, Executive Session of May 25, 2021, Regular Meeting of June 1, 2021, Executive Session of June 8, 2021, Work Session of June 8, 2021, and Special Work Session of June 22, 2021.]

WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM FOUR, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS.

4 A IS A CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR OUR WORK SESSIONS AND REGULAR SESSIONS FROM SEPTEMBER 17TH 2019 THROUGH JUNE 22ND 2021.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THESE FOLLOWING COUNCIL MEETINGS.

I MOTION TO APPROVE.

SO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM FIVE, WHICH IS PUBLIC

[5. 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. ]

PARTICIPATION.

I DO HAVE A SPEAKER REQUEST CARD HERE FROM JOHN CONNELLY.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME UP.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JOHN CONNELLY.

I AM A RESIDENT OF FLAGSTAFF FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS AND I COME HERE SIMPLY AS A RESIDENT.

A CONCERNED CITIZEN AND SOMEBODY WHO'S REALLY ENJOYED FOLLOWING LOCAL POLITICS MY ENTIRE TIME HERE.

WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO FLAGSTAFF, [INAUDIBLE] WAS THE MAYOR.

ANYBODY REMEMBER [INAUDIBLE] YEARS HE WAS ON AND THEN IT WAS DONALDSON, AND THEN IT WAS SARAH PRESSLER, AND THEN IT WAS THE LAWYER NEIGHBORS AND THEN CORAL EVANS.

AND I'VE WATCHED CLOSELY AND INTENTLY OVER THESE LAST THIRTY FIVE YEARS, AND I'VE SEEN SOME PRETTY HEATED ARGUMENTS.

AND I'VE SEEN CONSENSUS AT THE END OF ALL THAT.

I'VE SEEN WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN CITY GOVERNMENT.

I'VE SEEN ARGUMENTS HAPPEN AND I'VE SEEN RESOLUTION.

AND I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS IDEA OF CONSENSUS AND THE CHANCES OF THIS COUNCIL MOVING FORWARD IN LIGHT OF OUR CURRENT LEADERSHIP.

I'M THINKING BACK TO FEBRUARY WHERE MAYOR DEASY HAD TO MAKE AN APOLOGY.

AND HE SAID THAT IN THAT APOLOGY, IT WAS TOO FLAGSTAFF SHELTER SERVICES WHERE HE SAID THAT HIS WORDS WERE NOT FITTING OF THE HONOR OF THE OFFICE OF MAYOR.

AND HE FOLLOWED IT UP WITH.

IT DID NOT HELP WITH BUILDING CONSENSUS WITH ISSUES FACING FLAGSTAFF.

MS. SWEET, I THINK YOU SAID THE CITY CHARTER OR MISSION JUST A MINUTE AGO.

I HADN'T HEARD THAT BEFORE.

IT'S LIKE FIVE WORDS WHAT WAS THAT? TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL, TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL.

CONSENSUS, I BELIEVE, IS THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT IT NEEDS TO OCCUR ON A COUNCIL.

AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR THIS COUNCIL, EVEN THOUGH THERE'S A LOT OF BRIGHT PEOPLE TO FIND THAT CONSENSUS WITH THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP WE HAVE.

I MEAN, IT'S POSSIBLE TO BURN BRIDGES THAT CANNOT BE REPAIRED.

AND THE ONE THING I'VE SEEN IS A LACK OF CONSENSUS, BUT I'VE SEEN CHARACTER ASSASSINATION, I'VE NEVER SEEN WHAT'S OCCURRED WITH MAYOR DEASY IN MY LIFE.

NAME CALLING, CHARACTER ASSASSINATION.

HOW DOES THIS COUNCIL PLAN TO COME TO A CONSENSUS WHEN THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT LACK OF LEADERSHIP? AND SO I'M COMPELLED TO ASK FOR TWO THINGS TODAY.

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ONE IS TO LOSE THAT LARGE HAMMER.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

AND TWO, TO FORMALLY ASK FOR YOUR RESIGNATION IN HOPES THAT THIS COUNCIL CAN MOVE FORWARD.

IT'S AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TIME RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

CONNELLY.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS FROM ONLINE AT THIS TIME? MS. SALTZBURG.

MAYOR YES, WE DO.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M STILL STRUGGLING WITH SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN MAKE THIS WORK.

I THINK THIS IS ROSE TOEHE I THINK I'M NEXT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, ROSE, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SPEAK.

AWESOME, THANK YOU.

Yá'áT'ééH AND GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, CITY STAFF AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS ROSE TOEHE AND I'M THE INDIGENOUS COORDINATOR FOR THE CITY, AND I WOULD LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND JUST TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE UPCOMING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY.

AND THIS IS COMING UP ON OCTOBER 11TH.

SO AS LAST YEAR, WE ARE STILL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, SO THE PROGRAMING FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY WILL CONTINUE VIRTUALLY.

I AM REQUESTING YOU ALL TO SAVE THE DATE.

THIS YEAR, PER COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WE WILL SCALE DOWN THE PROGRAMING FROM [INAUDIBLE] SLOTS TO ABOUT FOUR, SO THIS YEAR'S THEME IS HONORING THE SACRED ELEMENTS, THERE WILL BE FOUR PRESENTATIONS ON THE EARTH THE AIR, WATER AND FIRE FRAMING THEM AS MOTHER EARTH, FATHER SKY AND GRANDPARENTS, WATER AND FIRE.

SO THIS IS MORE DETAILS TO COME.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND JUST GIVE IT BACK TO THE STAFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. TOEHE.

MS. SALTZBURG, DO WE HAVE ANYONE ELSE ON ELECTRONIC FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION? NO, I BELIEVE THAT WAS OUR LAST ONE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

[A. Proclamation: Hispanic Heritage Month]

THAT BRINGS US DOWN TO PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS.

AND SINCE I DON'T HAVE THE INDIVIDUAL DIRECTLY PRESENT TO HAND THIS TO, THOUGH WE DO HAVE MEMBERS FROM THE COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY AWARENESS.

I BELIEVE TAPPING IN ELECTRONICALLY, I APPRECIATE YOU FOR BEING HERE.

AND I'LL BE READING IT FROM THE DAIS SINCE I'LL NEED TO GET IT ALL UP FOR IT WITHOUT ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL TO TAKE IT.

BUT.

THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF CELEBRATES THE RICH CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND PROUD ANCESTRY OF HISPANIC AMERICANS AND RECOGNIZES THE VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS HISPANIC PEOPLES HAVE MADE TO STRENGTHEN AND DIVERSIFY OUR COMMUNITY.

HISPANIC FAMILIES RESIDED IN SOUTH SIDE OR OLD TOWN AREAS OF FLAGSTAFF BEGINNING IN THE 1920S, ACCOUNTING FOR 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL POPULATION, AND HISPANIC AMERICANS HAVE INFLUENCED FLAGSTAFF AND CONTINUE TO PLAY AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN SHAPING, DEVELOPING AND CREATING A VIBRANT CITY.

AND THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHED THE COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY AWARENESS TO ADVISE THE CITY COUNCIL ON ISSUES AND METHODS AND PROMOTING DIVERSITY AWARENESS WITHIN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND THE COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY AWARENESS RECOMMENDED THE DESIGNATION OF SEPTEMBER 15TH 2021 THROUGH OCTOBER 15TH 2021 AS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN UNISON WITH NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE OBSERVANCES.

NOW, THEREFORE, I PAUL DEASY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 15TH THROUGH OCTOBER 15TH 2021 AS A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN FLAGSTAFF IN RECOGNITION OF THE HISTORY, HERITAGE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF HISPANIC PEOPLES OF THIS GREAT LAND.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE.

MR. MAYOR.

YES, SIR.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION.

[17. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AND REPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND STAFF, FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS]

YES, SIR.

I MOVE THAT WE MOVE AGENDA ITEM 17.

WHICH IS INFORMAL ITEMS AND REPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND STAFF AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUEST, I MOVE THAT THAT BE MOVED TO RIGHT NOW.

IF I CAN GET A SECOND.

AND WE COULD.

SECOND.

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

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES.

SURE.

WHOEVER SINCE YOU MADE THE MOTION, YOU'RE WELCOME TO SPEAK.

OK.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

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I PREPARED A STATEMENT WHICH I'M GOING TO READ RIGHT NOW.

LAST TUESDAY, PAUL DEASY BERATED FOUR OF OUR FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS ON FACEBOOK BECAUSE THEY DID NOT ATTEND AN EMERGENCY MEETING THAT HE CALLED WITH LESS THAN 25 HOURS OF NOTICE.

FIRST OFF, THE SUBJECT WAS NOT TRULY AN EMERGENCY.

I DID ATTEND THE MEETING.

THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT DID NOT ATTEND WERE OUT OF TOWN, REPRESENTING THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT THE ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS, THEIR CONFERENCE OR HAD MADE OTHER COMMITMENTS BECAUSE THE REGULAR TUESDAY MEETING HAD BEEN CANCELED.

HIS CHARGE THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS DO NOT VALUE HEALTH AND SAFETY.

AND THAT THEY JUST CASUALLY SKIP COUNCIL MEETINGS IS COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED.

IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN HE ACCUSED THE FLAGSTAFF SHELTER SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR OF BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATS ON HIM AND UNSUBSTANTIATED ATTACKS ON HIS HOME, ALL WITHOUT EVIDENCE OF HER RESPONSIBILITY.

AT THE COUNCIL MEETING WHEN HE ATTACKED THE SHELTER SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR, HE ALSO ATTACKED COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF PERSONAL ATTACKS FROM MR. DEASY.

I AM VERY RELUCTANT TO CALL OUT ANOTHER COUNCIL MEMBER IN PUBLIC.

BUT IN A NONPUBLIC SETTING, I HAVE ALREADY ASKED MR. DEASY TO ATTACK PROBLEMS AND TO REFRAIN FROM PERSONAL ATTACKS TO NO AVAIL.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

WE MUST ACCEPT OUR DIFFERENCES AND TREAT EACH OTHER WITH THE RESPECT THAT WE ALL DESERVE.

THE CITIZENS OF FLAGSTAFF EXPECT NO LESS.

PERSONAL ATTACKS ON FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

THEY MUST CEASE IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY.

WE ARE SEVEN MEMBERS AND EACH OF OUR OPINIONS HAVE AN EQUAL WEIGHT.

EXCEPT IN A FEW SPECIAL CASES, NONE OF US HAVE MORE AUTHORITY THAN THE OTHER.

AND THAT APPLIES TO THE MAYOR AS WELL.

I HOPE THAT WE CAN END THE DRAMA, WHICH WASTE OUR TIME.

SO THAT WE CAN FOCUS ON COMMUNITY ISSUES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I ALSO HAVE A STATEMENT PREPARED, AND IT'S TOUCHING ON THE EVENTS OF LAST WEEK.

THE EMERGENCY MEETING, CALLED BY OUR MAYOR, WAS MADE AFTER WE AS A COUNCIL VOTED NOT TO HAVE OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING DUE TO THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL BEING DOWN AT THE LEAGUE CONFERENCE.

I BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL SEVEN OF US BEING ON THE DAIS WHILE MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS THAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS ENTRUSTED US WITH.

UNLESS THE ISSUE IS A TRUE EMERGENCY, THE PUBLIC DESERVES ENOUGH NOTICE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND COUNCIL MEETINGS AND TO HAVE THEIR VOICE HEARD.

I TAKE PRIDE IN CONDUCTING MYSELF WITH RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND WITH DIGNITY FOR MY POSITION ON COUNCIL, AND I PROMISE TO KEEP THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR COMMUNITY AT HAND.

MAYOR, I HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THOSE WORDS TO HEART AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD AS A WORKING BODY OF SEVEN, MAKE THAT SAME PROMISE.

WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, AND IT WILL TAKE US ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO BE EFFECTIVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

OH, THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.

LAST WEEK.

PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE ON MONDAY.

LAST WEEK, A DAY BEFORE THE ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWN CONFERENCE STARTED, I WENT ON A TOUR OF THE ARIZONA PIPE TRADES APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING CENTER IN PHOENIX, WEARING MANY HATS, INCLUDING FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, A BOARD MEMBER OF THE ECONOMIC COLLABORATIVE OF NORTHERN ARIZONA AND A BOARD OF COCONINO COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

THE INTENT IS TO BRING THAT TRAINING CENTER IN FLAGSTAFF.

IT CURRENTLY TRAINS ABOUT 700 APPRENTICES IN THE PIPE TRADE SECTOR, INCLUDING PIPE

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FITTERS, PLUMBERS, HVAC REFRIGERATION AND WELDERS.

I EVEN TRIED WELDING MYSELF.

SO BRINGING THE TRAINING CENTER TO FLAGSTAFF WILL GALVANIZE THE PIPELINE FOR THE BEST SKILLED AND CERTIFIED JOURNEY PERSONS NOT ONLY IN FLAGSTAFF, NOT ONLY IN COCONINO COUNTY, BUT THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN ARIZONA REGION.

WHILE I WAS AT THE ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE, I ATTENDED A COUPLE OF MAJOR MEETINGS REPRESENTING THE CITY IN THE ABSENCE OF MAYOR, WHICH I WAS ALLOWED TO DO PER COUNCIL'S DISCUSSION IN THE MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 24TH.

I ALSO MET WITH TRANSPORTATION BOARD DIRECTORS GARY KNIGHT AND JEN NICHOLS WEARING MY HAT ON BEHALF OF THE METROPOLITAN GREATER FLAGSTAFF AND IT'S LIAISON TO THE RURAL TRANSPORTATION ADVOCACY COUNCIL.

THIS THURSDAY, I'M GOING TO THE STATE CAPITAL TO LOBBY FOR 50 MILLION DOLLARS FOR RURAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN RURAL ARIZONA.

AND PLEASE CALL ME LAZY.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GOSH.

WHAT A TIME WE ARE ALL LIVING IN WITH WITH THIS CURRENT SITUATION THAT WE FIND OURSELVES RIGHT? THIS IS OUR TEAM, RIGHT? WE'RE HERE TO WORK TOGETHER AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

AND AS COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS SAID, WE EACH BRING SO MUCH VALUE TO THE TABLE AND I RESPECT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE DIFFERENCES AT TIME, I SEE THE VALUE IN EACH OF US.

WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK, MAYOR WAS UNFORTUNATE IN MY EYES.

IT WAS VERY UNFORTUNATE.

YOU KNOW, I EXPECT BETTER FROM US AS A BODY.

AND MAYOR I EXPECT BETTER FROM YOU, AS OUR CHAIR, AS OUR VOICE AND REPRESENTING THE CITY.

IT WAS EMBARRASSING.

YOU KNOW, I FELT EMBARRASSED FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE COUNCIL, AND THE LACK OF APOLOGY IS CONCERNING TO ME.

YOU KNOW, AND I KNOW IN YOUR EYES, YOU PROBABLY FEEL THAT YOU HAVE YOUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS BEHIND IT AND YOUR OWN FEELINGS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT I HOPE THAT WE CAN TAKE A STEP BACK AND SEE THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY IS NOT WORKING AND THIS IS NOT A PRODUCTIVE WAY TO MOVE FORWARD.

WHAT WE DID LAST WEEK IS HARMFUL TO THE INTEGRITY OF THE CITY.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT'S ON THE LINE HERE IS THE INTEGRITY OF THE CITY, ALL OF OUR STAFF, ALL OF OUR LEADERSHIP, ALL OF THE PUBLIC.

AND I KNOW SO MANY MEMBERS IN THE PUBLIC TODAY WHO ARE AFRAID TO COME AND SPEAK IN FRONT OF US BECAUSE OF OUR ACTIONS AS A COUNCIL BODY.

AND THAT'S JUST UNFORTUNATE.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW WE'RE GOING TO REPAIR THOSE, BRIDGES.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK.

I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL WHO WERE PUBLICLY CALLED OUT.

YOU KNOW, I REALLY FEEL FOR YOU ALL, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT WAS REALLY INAPPROPRIATE AND NOT RIGHT.

I DON'T FEEL LIKE THAT WAS RESPECTFUL TO YOU ALL, AND I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE AS A COUNCIL MEMBER TO YOU ALL.

WHAT WE DO TO EACH OTHER, WE DO TO OURSELVES AND WE NEED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND.

WHEN WE POINT AND [INAUDIBLE] THINGS AT EACH OTHER, WE'RE HARMING OURSELVES.

SO LET'S START DOING BETTER FOR OURSELVES AND WORKING THAT WAY MOVING FORWARD.

SO HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD? HOW DO WE REPAIR THESE RELATIONSHIPS? MAYOR, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE REPAIR.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE MOVE FORWARD.

YOU KNOW, IS A RETREAT ON TEAM BUILDING APPROPRIATE.

HONESTLY, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO WORK OR BE EFFECTIVE.

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD AND MOVE FORWARD UNITED FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS NOT A POSITIVE TRAJECTORY THAT WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS.

WE MUST RISE ABOVE THIS SORT OF BEHAVIOR AND DO WHAT IT IS WE WERE ELECTED TO DO.

ENOUGH DRAMA, ENOUGH EGOS, ENOUGH OF THIS BS.

AND IN SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU KNOW, NAME CALLING AND FINGER POINTING AND WHATNOT.

I EXPECT MORE FROM US AND BETTER FROM US, AND I EXPECT EACH OF US TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND REALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT IT IS WE CAN EACH DO MOVING FORWARD.

ANY TIME YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO POINT YOUR FINGER AT SOMEONE, LOOK AT ALL THE FINGERS POINTING BACK AT YOU, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, BE HUMBLE AND LET'S DO BETTER.

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THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD ON THE SUBJECT RIGHT NOW.

AND I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS OR FEATURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS AT THIS TIME.

VICE MAYOR.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO BE WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY, RATHER THAN ADDRESSING BOTH PUBLICLY AND IN PERSON YOUR BEHAVIOR.

OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES TO RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL AND FACTUAL COMMUNICATION FROM EACH OF US, WHETHER IT BE AT COUNCIL MEETINGS VIA EMAIL OR THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

YOUR WORDS AND YOUR ACTIONS REFLECT UPON THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, AND I IMPLORE YOU TO TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL SERIOUSLY AND CONDUCT YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

I HEAR YOU.

I WANTED TO KIND OF EXPLAIN THE SENSE OF URGENCY THAT I FELT ABOUT THIS SITUATION THAT WAS NOT VERY WELL COMMUNICATED.

SO REGARDING THE WASTEWATER, WHICH WE WILL DISCUSS HERE SHORTLY.

BUT WASTEWATER TESTING HAD BEEN A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM IN THE SPRINGTIME WITH FUSD NAU, AND THE RESULTS ARE THERE.

I FOUND OUT ONLY RECENTLY THAT THIS PROGRAM WAS DISCONTINUED THIS SCHOOL YEAR, SO I MADE SOME CALLS.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS INTERESTED IN CONTINUING IT, AND LAB SPACE AT NAU WAS AVAILABLE FOR IT, AND THEY OFFERED TO WAIVE THEIR OVERHEAD COSTS TOTALING FIFTY TWO THOUSAND AND FUSD HAD 36,000 AVAILABLE.

MAYOR PARDON THE INTERRUPTION POINT OF ORDER.

SORRY.

THAT ITEM IN THE AGENDA AGENDIZED ON THE EXPENDITURE OF LESS THAN 50,000 ON WASTEWATER TESTING FOR COVID IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.

THAT'S AN AGENDIZED ITEM.

IT IS AN AGENDIZED ITEM.

I UNDERSTAND THE MAYOR IS EXPLAINING HIS REASONING BEHIND CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING THAT SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE ADDRESSED.

OF COURSE, THAT'S UP TO YOU AS A COUNCIL, WHETHER MAYOR, IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE THAT OR MAKE A RULING ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THAT, THAT'S GOING TO BE UP TO YOU AND THEN UP TO THE COUNCIL.

I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE UNLESS YOU'RE LOOKING TO PLACE A MOTION.

ALL RIGHT.

INEVITABLY, I DIDN'T ASK FOR 30 MINUTES FOR A SPECIAL MEETING, I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS GOING TO BE A LONG MEETING.

I ASKED FOR 30 MINUTES NOT FOR ME.

I WANTED 30 MINUTES FOR YOUR TIME FOR THE NURSE WHO CALLED ME ON SATURDAY ON THE EDGE IN A VERY DARK PLACE.

FACING YET ANOTHER COVID HIT TO OUR CITY, I DID IT FOR THE WOMAN WHOSE TWO YEAR OLD GRANDSON COULDN'T GET A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT IN TIME DUE TO THE PEDIATRIC OFFICES BEING UTTERLY OVERWHELMED.

BY THE TIME THEY DID, A SINGLE EAR INFECTION LED TO A SINUS INFECTION AND THE CHILD'S EARDRUM RUPTURING FROM THE PRESSURE THAT POOR CHILD WAS IN SEVERE PAIN.

I DID IT FOR THE SINGLE MOM WHO CALLED WORRIED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO OUTBREAK AND HOW SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE RENT IF SHE NEEDED TO STAY HOME WITH HER SEVEN YEAR OLD.

THESE STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND MORE ARE WHAT CREATED A REAL SENSE OF URGENCY TO ME, ESPECIALLY AS I FOUND OUT THAT THIS PROGRAM HADN'T CONTINUED THAT HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND IT WAS A MEANS IN WHICH WE COULD REALLY HELP.

I'M NOT HERE FOR ME.

I'M REALLY HERE TO HELP, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT DOES NOT GET COMMUNICATED WELL AT TIMES.

BUT AND YES, MY EGO CAN BE BIG AND I NEED TO SET IT TO SIDE.

THE WORDS CHOSEN VERBIAGE I USED COMPLETELY UNPRODUCTIVE.

IT WAS NOT RESPECTFUL.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT CAN INTERFERE WITH OUR ABILITY TO GET MANY OTHER THINGS DONE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND BE ABLE TO ACT UPON THE STORIES THAT I AM HEARING.

SO I COULD BELABOR THIS MORE, BUT I WOULD JUST SAY THAT RIGHT NOW I HAVE A REAL SENSE OF URGENCY TO DO SOMETHING OVER COVID.

OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS MAXED OUT, OUR PEDIATRICS OFFICES CAN'T KEEP UP WITH DEMAND AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICKER AND HAVING LONGER RECOVERIES FOR AN ASSORTMENT OF ILLNESSES, NOT JUST COVID.

IT AFFECTS ALL PUBLIC HEALTH, AND THIS MEANS MORE WORKING FAMILIES STAYING HOME LONGER, WORRIED ABOUT HOW THEY'LL KEEP THEIR HOMES AND FEED THEIR FAMILIES.

IT MEANS THAT I MEAN, WE HAVE A MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT JUST CLOSED DOWN FROM AN OUTBREAK.

THIS SEEMED VERY URGENT TO ME AND I JUST WANTED TO GET 30 MINUTES TO GET IT DONE.

AGAIN, WAS NOT COMMUNICATED WELL, AND I NEED TO SPEAK MORE TO THE FACT OF THE STORIES I'M HEARING THAT I'M TRYING TO FIGHT FOR AND REALIZE THAT A MORE RESPECTFUL TONE TOWARDS ALL OF YOU, A RESPECTFUL APPROACH, BUILDING BRIDGES IS THE WAY WE CAN ACTUALLY

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GET THINGS DONE FOR THIS CITY THAT I WANT TO SEE PROSPER.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I THINK WE CAN GET ON TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED AGENDA.

THANK YOU.

THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM SEVEN, WHICH IS THE CITY MANAGER REPORT.

[A. City Manager Report]

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS NOW A REVISED AGENDA FORMAT, WE ARE FRONT LOADING A FEW ITEMS IN HOPES TO PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE INFORMATION ON THE FRONT END OF THESE BUSY AGENDAS AND ALLOW FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE BUSINESS AND ACTION ITEMS DECISIONS ON THE BACK END WHERE THERE CAN BE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

SO IN THAT VEIN, YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKET THE SEPTEMBER 3RD CITY MANAGER'S REPORT.

A USUAL ARRAY OF TOPICS OF THINGS THAT ARE OCCURRING BEHIND THE SCENES, SOME INTERESTING STORIES.

AND THEN A COUPLE OF ATTACHMENTS, I'LL TALK ABOUT THE TEXT OF THE MANAGER'S REPORT BRIEFLY AND THEN ALSO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON THE ATTACHMENTS.

I WOULD INVITE YOU TO REVIEW THOSE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY AT YOUR LEISURE.

WE HOPE YOU FIND THEM INFORMATIVE.

IN THE MANAGER'S REPORT, I TOUCH ON A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT HAVE OCCURRED OF LATE WITH OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT, SOME HEROIC ACTIONS TAKEN THERE FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT AGAIN.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL OUT BRIEFLY BECAUSE IT DESERVES MENTIONING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF FIREFIGHTER KYLE DENHAM, WHO WAS DESIGNATED AS A FIRE OFFICER FROM THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EXCELLENCE.

THAT CREDENTIAL IS A SIGN OF COMMITMENT TO THE PROFESSION AND TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SO WE WANT TO EXTEND OUR GREAT APPRECIATION TO KYLE DENHAM FOR HIS REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT.

PARDON ME, THERE ARE SOME UPDATES WITH RESPECT TO HUMAN RESOURCES.

I THINK I WILL SUMMARIZE BY NOTING.

AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL, WE CONTINUE TO BE CHALLENGED WITH OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESSES, AND WE'RE TRYING TO BE CREATIVE WHEN WE CAN.

SOME DIVISIONS ARE QUITE A STRUGGLE THESE DAYS, SO THAT IS MENTIONED HERE AND ALSO IN A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL IN THE BUDGET TRANSMITTAL LETTER, WHICH APPENDS OR IS ATTACHED TO THIS CITY MANAGER'S REPORT.

AN UPDATE FROM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ACCOLADES RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY.

WE THOUGHT THOSE WERE RATHER HEARTWARMING AND WE WANTED TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU.

THERE ARE SEVERAL.

WE MAKE MENTION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF PASTOR NATHANIEL BRADFORD OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CHURCH WHO IS NOW THE LEAD CHAPLAIN WITH OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, CONGRATULATIONS, CHAPLAIN.

IN PUBLIC WORKS, ALSO A NUMBER OF UPDATES.

I WILL NOT BELABOR, I WOULD INVITE YOU TO GIVE THOSE A READ.

AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, SAME COMMENT, AN UPDATE ON THE FOUNDATION FOR SENIOR LIVING FACILITY AND A COUPLE OF OTHER PENDING PROJECTS.

MADE MENTION IN THE RECENT EVENTS AND MEETINGS OF THE PARTICIPATION AT THE 4TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY WELCOME, WHICH IS NOW TWO WEEKS AGO.

A NUMBER OF ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE MAYOR INCLUDED WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

THANK YOU, OF COURSE, TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD OFF CAMPUS LIFE AND NEIGHBORHOOD LIAISON VALERIA CHASE.

APPENDED TO THE REPORT.

BUT GIVE ME JUST ONE SECOND TO PULL THIS UP, PLEASE.

IS THE BUDGET TRANSMITTAL LETTER.

WHICH WENT OUT WITH THE BUDGET OVER A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1ST.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE AMAZING EFFORTS OF HEIDI DERRYBERRY, WHO IS CHARGED EACH AND EVERY YEAR WITH THE DAUNTING TASK OF PUTTING TOGETHER OUR BUDGET.

SHE DOES AN AMAZING JOB AND SHE DID AN AMAZING JOB THIS YEAR.

THE LETTER IN FRONT OF YOU PRECEDES THE ENTIRE BUDGET PACKAGE, AND WHEN THESE LETTERS ARE WRITTEN, THEY'RE INTENDED TO PROVIDE A BIT OF A SNAPSHOT AS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CITY.

SOME TRENDS WE DON'T TALK TOO MUCH ABOUT PAST OCCURRENCES, BUT SOMETIMES

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TO HELP COMPLETE THE STORY WE DO.

BUT IT'S AN INTERESTING READ AND ONE INTENDED TO ENLIGHTEN AND INFORM IN JUST A FEW PAGES.

ACTUALLY, IT'S MORE LIKE 10 OR 11 PAGES, BUT IT'S A GOOD READ.

A LOT OF GRAPHICS.

SO AGAIN, INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL AUDIENCE.

IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO, PLEASE GIVE IT A READ.

WE TALK A BIT ABOUT PRIORITY BASED BUDGETING, OF COURSE, AND THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE CITY.

WHICH OF LATE ARE QUITE POSITIVE.

THERE'S A GRAPHIC THERE THAT REALLY TELLS THE STORY WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR GENERAL FUND SALES TAX REVENUES.

I WOULD POINT YOU IN THAT LETTER TO THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES THERE'S A GRAPHIC THERE THAT SHOWS OUR EXPENDITURES.

AND WHAT'S OF INTEREST THERE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR IS THAT OF THE PERSONNEL SERVICES AND THE PENSION.

WHICH TOGETHER, PERSONNEL SERVICES, MEANING STAFFING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND COMPRISING ABOUT FIFTY FIVE PERCENT OF OUR GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURE.

THAT'S A GOOD NUMBER.

THAT'S A COMPETITIVE NUMBER, SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO ACHIEVE.

AND THEN WHEN YOU ADD THAT WITH OUR PENSION LIABILITY, WHICH IS NOW SIX PERCENT TOGETHER IN THE PENSION PAYOFF, OF COURSE, IS LOOKING YEARS AND YEARS AHEAD.

BECAUSE WE PAID OFF THE UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY OF LAST YEAR, OUR PENSION OBLIGATION HAS REDUCED FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT.

THAT'S ALSO A GOOD THING, AND WILL FREE UP A LOT OF FUNDS WITHIN OUR GENERAL FUND FOR OTHER EXPENDITURES.

COLLECTIVELY, THOSE TWO ITEMS NOW THEN COMPRISE OF SIXTY ONE PERCENT.

A YEAR AGO THIS TIME THEY COMPRISED ABOUT 70 PERCENT.

SO WE'RE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS ON STAFFING COSTS AND PENSION PAYOFF COSTS, AND THAT IN TURN, IS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.

A LITTLE BLURB ABOUT THE RECESSION PLAN, OF COURSE, NOW THAT'S A BIT IN OUR REARVIEW MIRROR.

EARLIER DURING THE COUNCIL RECESS, THE BUDGET TEAM TOOK ACTION TO HAVE THE CITY EMERGE FROM THE FIRST PHASE OF THE RECESSION PLAN.

IT IS NO LONGER BEING APPLIED.

WE ARE FREE AND CLEAR OF THE RECESSION PLAN.

IT WILL STAY ON THE BOOKS AS A TOOL FOR FUTURE ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS.

I WILL NOTE WHAT I ALREADY ALLUDED TO BEFORE.

THERE'S A NICE NARRATIVE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION, THE CITY ORGANIZATION, WHERE WE ARE STAFFING WISE AND MORE SPECIFIC TO MY COMMENTS EARLIER WHERE WE ARE WITH EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT.

I CHARACTERIZE THAT BEFORE AS BEING A CHALLENGE FOR US, AND IT IS SO AND WE'RE DOING WHAT WE CAN, AND I THINK WE ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN MANY OTHER EMPLOYERS, ESPECIALLY LARGE EMPLOYERS IN THE AREA IN THIS AREA.

BUT THIS IS A TREND EVERYWHERE, AND THAT IS WE'RE JUST HAVING A HARD TIME RECRUITING GREAT CANDIDATES TO COME INTO OUR WORKFORCE.

THE NUMBERS ARE DOWN AND THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO OVERSTATE HERE.

IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE NOT GETTING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.

WE'RE JUST NOT GETTING MANY OF THEM.

STAY TUNED ON THAT VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC, WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE.

THAT IS SOMETHING WE WILL EMERGE FROM EVENTUALLY, BUT RIGHT NOW THIS IS FAIRLY TOUGH FOR EMPLOYERS IN THE HIRING MARKET.

SO MISCELLANEOUS UPDATES, I WILL NOT BELABOR.

THERE'S A NICE PIECE ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE PULLIAM AIRPORT, OUR FLAGSTAFF WATERSHED PROTECTION PLAN, THE RIO DE FLAG PROJECT, SOME TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.

AND THEN OF COURSE, THE LETTER WRAPS UP WITH A NICE LITTLE NARRATIVE PROVIDED REGARDING THE COMPLETION OF THE MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE.

ENOUGH ON THE TRANSMITTAL LETTER, THE OTHER TWO ATTACHMENTS YOU HAVE INCLUDE THE MONTHLY UPDATE REGARDING CAPITAL PROJECTS.

WAY TOO MUCH FOR ME TO COVER.

I WOULD INVITE YOU TO GIVE THAT A READ.

THERE'S A NICE MAP AT THE BEGINNING TO SHOW YOU WHERE THE PROJECTS ARE AND A VERY NICE SUMMARY OF THE STATUS OF THOSE PROJECTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE CAPITAL PROJECTS TEAM FOR PUTTING THAT TOGETHER.

YOU ALSO HAVE A NICE MONTHLY UPDATE FROM SUSTAINABILITY.

SAME COMMENTS.

WE APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS.

COUNCIL, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF ME AT THIS TIME? COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WAS PRESSING THE WRONG BUTTON HERE.

MR. CITY MANAGER, MY GRATITUDE TO EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR THE CITY AND TEAM

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FLAGSTAFF.

COULD YOU SPEAK TO THE THREE POINT FIVE MILLION RAISE GRANT FUNDING THAT THE CITY SUBMITTED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, I CAN SUMMARIZE BY NOTING THAT WE'RE IN A HOLDING PATTERN, ALL THE SUPPORT LETTERS HAVE BEEN, I BELIEVE, PROVIDED AND WE'RE AWAITING WORD AS TO THE OUTCOME.

IF DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, SHANE DILLY, IS ONLINE AND AVAILABLE, PERHAPS YOU CAN PROVIDE A LITTLE MORE DETAIL AS TO THE TIMELINE.

MY BRIEF UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WE SHOULD HEAR SOMETHING I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE IN NOVEMBER, BUT I STAND TO BE CORRECTED ON THAT.

SHANE DILLY, ARE YOU WITH US? I AM THANK YOU CITY MANAGER CLIFTON, AND YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT THE LOOSE TIMELINE THERE.

MORE DETAILS TO COME.

BUT WE ARE IN A HOLDING PATTERN AND WE'LL EXPECT TO HAVE SOME NEWS MID TO LATE FALL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CITY MANAGER AND DEPUTY CITY MANAGER.

PERHAPS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENTIRE COUNCIL AND EVERYONE LISTENING IS TO CHOOSE SPEAK MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT, THE DOWNTOWN MILE FOR WHICH THE 3.5 MILLION GRANT MONEY, IF WE OBTAIN IT SUCCESSFULLY, WILL BE EXPANDED ON.

AGAIN, THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THE QUESTION, I THINK WE ALSO HAVE ONLINE BECAUSE I JUST SAW HER POST SOMETHING IN THE CHAT FROM OUR CITY ENGINEER AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TEAM, CHRISTINE CAMERON, WHO THAT WAS A TEAM EFFORT GOING INTO THAT PROJECT.

OF COURSE, CHRISTINE, COULD WE PUT YOU ON THE SPOT HERE TO HELP PROVIDE SOME DETAIL AS TO WHERE THAT MONEY WOULD GO? YES.

THANK YOU CITY MANAGER.

MAYOR COUNCIL CHRISTINE CAMERON WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

SO THE DOWNTOWN MILE AND THE RAISE GRANT WAS DEVELOPED IN ORDER TO HELP FUND THE BNSF MITIGATION MEASURES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR THE RIO DE FLAGSTAFF PROJECT.

THE FLORENCE TO WALNUT PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS, THE LONE TREE OVERPASS AND THE PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL THAT'S ASSOCIATED WITH THE RIO.

AND SO WE DO HAVE AN AMOUNT OF FUNDING WITH EACH OF THOSE PROJECTS THAT COMES TO THE FULL PACKAGE, BUT WE DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO FUND THE MITIGATION.

AND SO THAT RAISE GRANT WAS WHAT WAS PURSUED TO BRING ALL THESE PROJECTS TOGETHER AND LOOK AT PLANNING AND PHASING FOR THESE PROJECTS.

IT ALSO INCLUDES A SITING TRACK WHICH WOULD REQUIRE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MILTON BRIDGE OVER ADOT.

AND SO AGAIN, IT'S LOOKING AT U.S.

DOT FUNDING TO HELP US FUND OUR LOCAL PROJECTS, HELP FUND THE BNSF MITIGATION AND TO BRING ALL THOSE THINGS TOGETHER FOR DELIVERY FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, TEAM FLAGSTAFF, YOU'RE JUST READY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

I WOULD RECOMMEND I THINK WE HAVE OUR REGULAR RIO DE FLAG UPDATE IF WE COULD ALSO PLUG THAT IN, IN TERMS OF UPDATES AND IN TERMS OF WHAT COUNCIL AND METROPLAN CAN DO TO MOVE THAT FORWARD.

INDEED, YOU CAN PLAN ON THAT HAPPENING.

IF I MAY, MR. MAYOR, I SEE THAT SHANE DILLY HAD A FOLLOW UP COMMENT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS PERTAINS TO THE PREVIOUS COMMENT OR AN ADDITIONAL COMMENT TO BE MADE.

MR. DILLY.

THANK YOU MANAGER CLIFTON AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, I JUST WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THE INTENT OF THE RAISE GRANT IS TO BE A PRECURSOR TO CONSTRUCTION, SO THE EFFORT REALLY IS TO SECURE THE NECESSARY PLANNING DOCUMENTS SO THAT WE HAVE A GOOD IDEA AS TO WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

AND WE KNOW THAT THAT EFFORT IS IS PARAMOUNT TO OUR SUCCESS AS AN APPLICANT FOR OTHER FEDERAL GRANTS LIKE THE BUILD GRANT.

THERE'S OTHERS, BUT THIS PLANNING EFFORT REALLY IS A PRECURSOR TO SEEING THAT WE'RE AS SUCCESSFUL IN COMPETING AGAINST THOSE OTHER GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION DOWN THE ROAD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. DILLY, AND THANK YOU, CHRISTINE CAMERON, FOR HELPING US OUT HERE.

DOES THAT HELP COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS? VERY MUCH INDEED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

CITY MANAGER, GREAT REPORT.

I LOVED ALL THE ATTACHMENTS.

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I THOUGHT THEY WERE VERY QUALITY AND INFORMATIVE AND QUITE A LOT OF INFORMATION.

I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FOR OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE.

IF RICK BARRETT IS ON THE LINE, RICK, ASSUMING YOU ARE REGARDING THE BEULAH ROUNDABOUT, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF SPEED LOWERING.

IS THAT SOMETHING WE'RE EXPLORING STILL? COUNCIL MEMBER, FIRST OF ALL, MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING, THIS IS RICK BARRETT, CITY ENGINEER.

THE SPEED LIMIT, WE BELIEVE, IS APPROPRIATELY ESTABLISHED THROUGH THE DESIGN THAT'S OCCURRED TO DATE.

OK.

I THOUGHT WE HAD COUNCIL MAJORITY EXPRESSING INTEREST IN LOWERING THAT IS THAT POLICY DECISION OR IS THAT YOUR DECISION? THAT DECISION RESTS WITH THE TRAFFIC ENGINEER BY CODE.

OK, I CITY MANAGER HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT, BUT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT MORE LATER.

RICK, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

MY NEXT QUESTION FOR YOU IS THERE WAS NO COMMENT ABOUT THE TUNNEL ACCESSIBILITY FROM BOTH SIDES OF UNIVERSITY.

IS THAT SOMETHING THAT'S STILL BEING EXPLORED OR DO YOU HAVE ANY UPDATES ON THAT? WELL, YEAH, WE HAVE AN UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR COUNCIL WHEN YOU'RE PREEMPTING SOME OF THAT.

WE DO NOT BELIEVE IT'S FEASIBLE TO CONNECT THE TUNNEL THAT'S ON THE NORTH SIDE OF UNIVERSITY TO THE CORNERS THAT ARE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF UNIVERSITY.

OK.

AND THEN THE NUMBER OF LANES WASN'T ADDRESSED, EITHER, ARE WE LOOKING AT EXPLORING INTO LESSENING THE SIX LANE INTERSECTION OR WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT? NO, THAT PROJECT IS DICTATED BY A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.

THE LANES ARE DICTATED BY THE TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS, SO THE NUMBER OF LANES IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

ALL RIGHT.

AND THEN IN REGARDS TO THE BIKE LANES, VERY EXCITED TO SEE THAT.

ANY UPDATES ON THE BEAVER STREET BEING DONE BEFORE THE WINTER.

YEAH, WE BELIEVE THAT BOTH PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO, WHICH IS BUTLER PHASE ONE, BEAVER PHASE TWO, WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET BOTH COMPLETED BEFORE AS YOU SAID WINTER, BUT OUR BIGGEST CRITERIA RIGHT NOW IS BEING ABLE TO PUT DOWN THE STRIPES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATION, WHICH IS A 50 DEGREE REQUIREMENT.

BUT WE BELIEVE WE CAN GET BOTH COMPLETED THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND THEN JUST A QUICK COMMENT ON THE COCONINO ESTATES.

I LOVE THAT WE'RE USING THIS PROTOTYPE BANNER THAT INCLUDED A QR CODE TO COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT LEADING THE PUBLIC TO A PUBLIC PROJECT WEBSITE.

AND I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU AND OUR TEAM AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO DO MORE OF THAT.

I THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY APPRECIATES THAT.

NEXT QUESTION FOR YOU, RICK, IS IN REGARDS TO BEAL ROAD.

WHEN WE DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS, ARE WE TYPICALLY WIDENING ROADS? YOU'RE SPEAKING TO BEAL COCONINO ESTATES ONE.

NO, OUR INTENT IS TO NOT WIDEN THAT ROAD, AS YOU MIGHT RECALL THAT THAT WAS A ROAD FUNDED BY ROAD REPAIR AND STREET SAFETY.

THE INTENT OF THAT PROGRAM IS APPROVED BY VOTERS WAS TO REPLACE AGING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT BEING WATER AND SEWER LINES SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH REPLACING ROADS THAT HAVE DEGRADED.

SO AGAIN, THAT PROGRAM IS DOING EVERYTHING AT ONCE.

THE INTENT IS TO BASICALLY PUT THE ROADWAY BACK EXACTLY THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE WE REBUILD THE ROAD AND THE ASSOCIATED UTILITIES.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT IN CASE THE COCONINO ESTATES 1, WE WERE ALSO CHALLENGED OR ASKED TO COMBINE SIDEWALKS INTO THE PROJECT.

SO WE ACTUALLY DID WIDEN THE ROAD PROFILE, IF YOU WILL, AS IT PERTAINS TO, YOU KNOW, IMPACT TO THE ADJOINING PROPERTIES.

YOU KNOW, I THINK A PROPERTY OWNER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE ROAD GOT WIDER BECAUSE WE BUILT THE SIDEWALK IN THEIR FRONT YARD.

BUT IN ESSENCE, WE MADE THE ROADWAY SLIGHTLY NARROWER SO THAT WE COULD PUT FIVE FOOT SIDEWALK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD.

MAYBE A LITTLE TOO MUCH DETAIL FOR YOU, BUT THERE'S A LOT GOING ON WHEN WE START TALKING ABOUT ROADWAY CROSS SECTIONS.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THEN JUST A COUPLE QUICK COMMENTS.

I APPRECIATED THAT THE LONE TREE DISCUSSION IN TERMS OF THE OVERPASS WAS BROUGHT TO THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION, ALONG WITH THE BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE

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PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ALONG WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

I LOVE THAT KIND OF ENGAGEMENT OF OUR COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THAT BRIDGE AND HOW MANY LANES ARE ON THAT BRIDGE, BUT WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER AND THEN, THANK YOU, RICK.

THOSE ARE MY ONLY MY COMMENTS TO YOU.

AND THEN IN REGARDS TO THE SUSTAINABILITY UPDATE THAT WE WERE GIVEN.

IT SEEMS LIKE GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY AND EMISSIONS ARE ON THE INCLINE AND TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS ARE UP 10 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

AND SO THIS IS A CONCERN OF MINE COUNCIL.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO, BUT I LIKE TO THINK THAT MAYBE OUR CLIMATE PLANS CAN BETTER OVERLAY WITH OUR ENGINEERING PLANS TO HELP ENCOURAGE AND CREATE THE KIND OF COMMUNITY EMISSION RATES THAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE.

AND I WONDER WHAT MORE WE CAN DO TO BETTER COLLABORATE BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY IN THAT EFFORT THAT WE SO PASSIONATELY CARE ABOUT AND OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, TRAFFIC STUDIES THAT REQUIRE US TO BUILD SIX LANES WHEN WE KNOW THAT PEDESTRIANS VERY MUCH STRUGGLE CROSSING SIX LANES.

SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT MORE LATER.

BUT I APPRECIATE THE UPDATE CITY MANAGER AND YEAH, WE HAVE WORK TO DO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, AND I'M ALSO IN AGREEMENT WITH MANY OF YOUR COMMENTS THERE.

IS THIS GOING TO BE A PART OF OUR RETREAT AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER? WILL THIS BE A PART OF.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

IN PART IT WILL.

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE WILL BE GETTING INTO DETAILS ON THINGS LIKE STREET PROFILES AND SUCH, BUT I DO BELIEVE WE WILL BE GETTING IN DEPTH ON THE PILOT PROJECTS THAT MR. BARRETT DESCRIBED AND THAT COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI INQUIRED ABOUT AS WELL AS EXPECTED FOLLOW UP TO THOSE PROJECTS.

WHAT DOES THE WINTERTIME MAINTENANCE LOOK LIKE? WHAT DO FUTURE RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS LOOK LIKE? YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE A BIT EARLY IN THE GAME TO GAUGE THE SUCCESS OF THOSE PROJECTS.

WE WILL NOT HAVE THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE UNDERWAY, BUT I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT A WELL-INFORMED DISCUSSION FOR COUNCIL.

EXCELLENT, THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE ON THE CITY MANAGER REPORT BEFORE MOVING ON? ALL RIGHT, THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM 9A, WHICH IS COVID 19 UPDATE.

OH, MY APOLOGIES, WE'RE AT ACTUALLY NUMBER EIGHT, WHICH IS OUR COUNCIL LIAISON

[8. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS]

REPORT, SO I'LL GO DOWN WITH.

THAT WAS MY COMMENT.

THANK YOU.

YEP.

I'LL JUST GO RIGHT AROUND HERE.

WE'LL START COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI LIAISON REPORT.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANYTHING SORRY ABOUT THAT.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

SAME HERE, I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AT THIS TIME.

VICE MAYOR? NOTHING FOR ME, THANKS.

AND NOTHING FOR ME.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

WELL, I DO HAVE A FEW THINGS.

I ATTENDED THE BICYCLE COMMITTEE.

WE TALKED ABOUT POSSIBLE ROAD MARKINGS FOR DOWNTOWN TO PROTECT BICYCLISTS A LITTLE BETTER BECAUSE OF THE CONCERN THAT THE CARS AND THE BICYCLES ARE KIND OF IN CONFLICT, LIKE ON SAN FRANCISCO AND BEAVER, ET CETERA.

AND WE DID TALK ABOUT THE BEAVER AND BUTLER PROTECTED BIKE LANES THAT MR. SHIMONI JUST TALKED ABOUT BRIEFLY.

I ATTENDED THE METROPLAN MEETING.

I HAD A MEETING WITH OUR WASHINGTON LOBBYISTS.

YOU KNOW, I HAD A MEETING ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT.

HAD A MEETING ON THE NEW HOSPITAL PROPOSAL.

AND I ATTENDED THE PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING, AT LEAST THE PART OF IT THAT HAD TO DO WITH PRESIDIO AND THE PINES IN THAT CUP, WHICH I BELIEVE WILL COME UP LATER TONIGHT IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.

SO I'VE BEEN BUSY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

NOTHING TONIGHT, THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I ATTENDED THE METROPOLITAN GREATER FLAGSTAFF EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING LAST WEEK ALONG WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN AND COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, AND HE'S THE CHAIR.

IN THAT DISCUSSION WE APPROVED THE TWO POINT FOUR MILLION REQUEST AS PART OF THE 50 MILLION REQUEST THAT'S BEING PUT FORWARD BY THE RURAL TRANSPORTATION ADVOCACY COUNCIL FOR WHICH I AM LOBBYING FOR IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

THANK YOU.

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AND THAT 2.4 MILLION WILL BE OBLIGATED DEDICATED TO LONE TREE OVERPASS.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.

ALL RIGHT, NOW WE'RE AT AGENDA ITEM 9 COVID 19 UPDATE.

[A. COVID-19 Update]

THANK YOU, MAYOR DEASY AND CITY COUNCIL BRINGING UP THE PRESENTATION NOW FOR YOU.

THIS EVENING'S UPDATE WILL BE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES, WE'RE GOING TO SHARE THE DATA FROM COCONINO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NORTHERN ARIZONA HEALTH CARE.

THE NAVAJO NATION AND THE HOPI TRIBE.

ROSE TOEHE WILL ALSO HAVE THE INDIGENOUS [INAUDIBLE] UPDATE FOR US THIS EVENING.

THIS IS OUR SECOND WEEK OF A DOWNWARD TREND, LOOKING AT OUR NUMBER OF WEEKLY CASES.

THIS WEEK WE MOVED FROM 310 CASES THE PREVIOUS WEEK OF AUGUST 21ST TO 268 CASES THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 28TH.

BUT THIS TREND IS ALSO TRUE FOR THE FLAGSTAFF AREA AS WELL.

YOU'LL SEE WE ARE THE TOP BLUE LINE AND WE HAVE EXPERIENCED TWO WEEKS OF DOWNWARD TRENDS, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE STILL THE HIGHEST FOR EXPERIENCING NEW COVID CASES.

LOOKING AT THE COVID RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS, THIS IS OUR FIRST WEEK OF A DOWNWARD TREND, MOVING FROM 17 CASES THIS WEEK COMPARED TO 29 THE WEEK PRIOR.

THE BEDS AVAILABLE TO TREAT COVID PATIENTS HAVE REMAINED STATIC IN THE ICU.

WE'VE SEEN A DECREASE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FROM 64 PERCENT TO THE ZERO PERCENT YOU SEE REFLECTED ON THE SCREEN AND INCREASED IN OUR MEDICAL AND SURGICAL BEDS AVAILABLE FROM EIGHT PERCENT TO 18 PERCENT.

AGAIN, BEDS AVAILABLE TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION THE STAFFING THAT IS AVAILABLE AT OUR FLAGSTAFF MEDICAL CENTER, SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MIDDLE COLUMN OF THESE THREE HOSPITAL LOCATIONS.

LOOKING AT COVID RELATED DEATHS, WE'VE ALSO SEEN A DECREASE OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, WITH ZERO DEATHS REPORTED THE WEEK PRIOR AND ONE FOR THIS MOST RECENT WEEKLY REPORT.

OUR COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION LEVEL REMAINS HIGH FOR COCONINO COUNTY.

WE DID SEE A DECREASE IN OUR CASE INCIDENT RATE FROM TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN POINT SEVEN PER 100,000 RESIDENTS TO ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY NINE POINT FOUR THAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU ON THIS SCREEN AND A PERCENT POSITIVITY DECREASE FROM SEVEN POINT FOUR PERCENT LAST WEEK TO THE FIVE POINT EIGHT PERCENT.

HOWEVER, OUR COVID LIKE ILLNESSES DID INCREASE SLIGHTLY FROM FOUR POINT FIVE PERCENT TO FIVE PERCENT.

THE NUMBER OF COCONINO COUNTY RESIDENTS VACCINATED CONTINUES TO GROW.

THIS MOST RECENT REPORT SHOWS FIFTY SEVEN POINT ONE PERCENT.

THE MOST RECENT VARIANT SAMPLES DO INCLUDE SAMPLES FROM AUGUST, THE DELTA VARIANT INCREASED FROM 160 DURING LAST WEEK'S REPORT TO 263 AND THE GAMMA FROM 21 ONE LAST WEEK TO 23 THIS WEEK.

EIGHTY NINE PERCENT OF THESE VARIANTS ARE AMONG FLAGSTAFF RESIDENTS, AND THERE ARE 502 VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASES, WHICH IS TWO POINT FIVE PERCENT OF ALL COVID CASES.

OUR HOSPITAL CENSUS FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA HEALTH CARE REPORTS, WE HAVE 25 POSITIVE CASES AT FLAGSTAFF MEDICAL CENTER AND THIS DATA IS AS SEPTEMBER 3RD.

NOW I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ROSE TOHE OUR COORDINATOR FOR INDIGENOUS INITIATIVES.

ROSE.

GOOD AFTERNOON OR EVENING AGAIN, I'M SORRY WITH MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AND SHANNON, THANK YOU.

SO AS FAR AS THE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE LAST 34 DAYS, YOU'LL SEE THAT THE NAVAJO NATION HAS REALLY RAMPED UP TESTING WHERE IT TOTALED OVER TWENTY SIX THOUSAND IN THIRTY FOUR DAYS, WHEREAS PRIOR TO THAT, THE PRIOR 29 DAYS, THEY'VE ONLY HAD EIGHTY NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN IN TOTAL TESTED.

NEGATIVE CASES ARE AT TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE FOR THAT, 34 DAYS BETWEEN THAT TIME PERIOD AND THE PRIOR DAYS WAS ONLY EIGHT THOUSAND FIFTY SEVEN.

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AND THEN THE CONFIRMED CASES ARE UP THIS LAST THIRTY FOUR DAYS AT TWELVE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE, WHERE THEY WERE THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN IN THEIR PRIOR TIME.

THE PRIOR REPORTING.

AND THE RECOVERIES, OF COURSE, ARE AT 1,052 AND THE PRIOR DATE WAS TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO.

THE DEATHS WERE AT 30 THIS TIME PERIOD AND THEN TWENTY AT THE LAST TIME PERIOD, SO THE DEATHS WERE STILL MINIMAL COMPARED TO PROBABLY THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

NEXT.

AS FAR AS THE HOPI TRIBE IS CONCERNED.

EXCUSE ME.

THE TOTAL TESTED THIS TIME AROUND HAS BEEN AT FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE IN THE THIRTY SEVEN DAYS AND THEN IN PRIOR THIRTY, TWO DAYS PRIOR REPORTING WAS AT FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT.

SO THEIR TESTING IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME AS THE LAST TIME FRAME AND THEN NEGATIVE TESTING AT FOUR NINETY TWO AND THEN FIVE HUNDRED AND THREE, THE LAST TIME.

POSITIVE TESTS AT THIRTY SEVEN.

AND LAST TIME PERIOD IT WAS 30.

AND THEN THE TRIBAL MEMBERS, HOPI TRIBAL MEMBERS AT THIS TIME WAS THIRTY SIX.

AS WELL AS LAST REPORTING TIME WAS THIRTY FOUR.

JUST TO COMPARE THE TWO REPORTING TIMES.

NEXT SHANNON.

NAVAJO NATION RECORDING THE AGAIN RE-EMPHASIS OF THE SAFER AT HOME PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER.

AND THAT IS REALLY THE ORDER REGARDING THE GATHERING LIMITS, AND THEY SAID IT'S TO BE EXTENDED OR CHANGED IN THE FUTURE ORDER, AGAIN WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC CONTINUES TO BE MANDATORY.

DESPITE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CDC GUIDELINES.

AND NAVAJO NATION HAS DOCUMENTED CASES OF COVID 19, ALPHA AND GAMMA AND THE EPSILON AND THE DELTA'S WITHIN NAVAJO NATION WITHIN THIS REPORTING PERIOD, SO THE SAFEST PLACE CONTINUES TO BE AT HOME.

AND THE CHANGE ORDER IN THE ORANGE STATUS IS STILL IT CHANGED FROM APPARENTLY IN THE LAST SINCE THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD, THERE WAS A PERIOD OF YELLOW STATUS FOR THE ORANGE STATUS AND BUSINESS.

NOW THEY'VE CHANGED IT BACK TO THE ORANGE.

AND THEN THAT IS THE ORDER THAT PERTAINS TO BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPERATING ON NAVAJO NATION.

AND THAT CONTINUES TO BE AT 50 PERCENT MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY.

AND THEN THE SCHOOLS ARE ALSO OPERATING AT ORANGE STATUS.

AND THIS IS EFFECTIVE FOR ALL STUDENT SCHOOLS AS OF AUGUST 16TH.

AND THIS IS BINDING FOR ALL SCHOOLS, INCLUDING HEAD START ACROSS THE NAVAJO NATION, AND THEY ARE ALSO TO COMPLY WITH NAVAJO NATION COVID 19 SAFE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK, WHICH HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN YOUR REPORT.

AND AGAIN, ALL MASK WEARING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SCHOOLS AND FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE AGED TWO AND OLDER FOR SCHOOL SETTINGS.

NEXT.

THE HOPI TRIBE AGAIN CONTINUES AND ENCOURAGES THE VACCINES FOR AGES 12 AND OLDER, AND IT ALSO AGAIN ALSO RECOMMENDS FACE MASKING INSIDE ALL THEIR PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND COMMON AREAS.

AND THESE ARE ACCORDING TO THE MR. ROY JENKINS, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY.

THEY SEE A RISE IN COVID 19 CASES AND HAVE CONFIRMED THE DELTA AND ALPHA VARIANTS CASES ON THEIR NATION, AND THEY ARE STILL ENCOURAGING ALL UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS TO

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GET VACCINATED, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE AGED 12 AND OVER.

ACCORDING TO THEM, THERE ARE THREE FOURTHS OF HOPI COMMUNITIES THAT ARE VACCINATED BUT ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE TWENTY FIVE PERCENT THAT ARE UNVACCINATED.

THE RECOMMEND THAT THIS REMAINS THE SAME AS FAR AS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THEY HAVE ON THE REPHASE ONGOING FOR THEIR THIRD PART THREE, I'M SORRY.

AND THEY ARE REALLY ASKING BUSINESSES TO REMAIN DILIGENT IN MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE PROTOCOLS ARE REMAINING IN PLACE FOR ALL BUSINESS AND WORK SETTINGS WHERE THEIR EXECUTIVE ORDER APPLIES.

AND THEN THEY'RE HOPI EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND IS ALSO GIVEN OUT EVERY WEEK OR DISTRIBUTIONS TWICE EVERY WEEK THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER IN DISTRIBUTING THEIR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN THE FORM OF HAVING PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR THEIR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE, THANK YOU, SHANNON.

THANK YOU, ROSE, FOR THE INDIGENOUS NATIONS UPDATE.

COUNCIL THAT'S ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE TO PRESENT TO YOU THIS EVENING, BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

THANK YOU, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER AND MS. TOEHE VICE MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

THE PERCENTAGE OF VACCINATED IS THAT FULLY VACCINATED, SO BOTH DOSES.

THAT IS MY UNDERSTANDING.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYONE ELSE? COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATES.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK COMMENTS.

I WAS IN COLORADO THIS PAST WEEKEND AND THEY ARE ON TOP OF IT.

THEY'VE GOT GREAT SIGNAGE GOING INTO TOWNS ABOUT MASK REQUIREMENTS AND EVERY, EVERY SHOP HAD REALLY NICE SIGNAGE REQUIRING MASK WEARING.

NOW I UNDERSTAND THAT THE GOVERNOR OF OUR STATE HAS PREEMPTED US IN OUR ABILITY TO DO SO, BUT I DO WONDER WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO AS A CITY, AS FOLKS COME UP FROM PHENIX, WHERE AT TIMES THE VIRUS DOESN'T SEEM TO EXIST IN PEOPLE'S MINDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO WEAR MASKS ALONG WITH EMPOWERING OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

SO I DON'T NECESSARILY CARE TO DIVE INTO A BIG CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS TONIGHT, BUT I DO WANT TO JUST WANT TO THROW OUT THERE THAT, YOU KNOW, I WONDER WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO OTHER THAN JUST, YOU KNOW, MAYBE LIKE AN A DOC SIGN SAYING, HEY, WEAR A MASK, SAVE LIVES.

BUT YOU KNOW, AS THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AS YOU ENTER OUR TOWN, WEAR A MASK.

I DON'T KNOW.

YOU KNOW, I'VE SEEN A LOT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES HAVE THEIR SIGNAGE UP SAYING MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

BUT WHEN YOU GO IN, IT'S IT'S A TOTAL MISS WHATEVER.

IT'S A HODGEPODGE SITUATION.

ANYWAYS, I WAS REALLY ENCOURAGING SEEING WHAT COLORADO WAS ABLE TO PULL OFF WITH THEIR COMMUNITY, AND I JUST WONDER IF WE CAN DO MORE.

BUT I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

I DO THINK WE HAVE.

DIRECTOR HANSEN WANTED TO COMMENT ON THAT FRONT.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS, HEIDI HANSEN, ECONOMIC VITALITY DIRECTOR.

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HAD SWITCHED FROM THE SAFE PLAY DISTANCE AND MASK RESPONSIBLE RESPONSIBLY, MESSAGE TO STAY AND PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

AND I CAN QUITE EASILY ASK THE STAFF TO GO BACK TO THE SAFE PLAY DISTANCE AND MASK RESPONSIBLY ON ALL OF OUR OUTWARD FACING AND INWARD FACING ADVERTISING.

THAT IS AN EASY FIX.

IT WAS VERY HELPFUL ACTUALLY FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE US TO DO THAT, WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT IMMEDIATELY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER, THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU, HEIDI.

I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THAT, BUT I'M ONLY ONE.

THANK YOU.

I WOULD ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THAT.

I GOT A THUMBS UP FROM VICE MAYOR AND QUITE A FEW OTHERS, SO THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THE OTHER THING I WOULD MENTION, TOO, IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF BANNERS THAT WE HANG FROM CITY POLLS DOWNTOWN.

IF WE COULD PUT UP SOME BANNERS THAT JUST SAY, WEAR THE FACE MASK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, DOES IT SAY, YOU KNOW, REQUIRED? IT DOESN'T SAY SUGGESTED, JUST SAY, WEAR THE MASK.

IT MIGHT HELP WITH PEOPLE BEING REMINDED AS THEY GET OUT OF THEIR VEHICLE, BECAUSE I SEE THAT A LOT OF WHEN IS FOLKS GET OUT OF THEIR CAR, THEY GO TO THE STORE, THEY'RE LIKE, OH, SHOOT, I FORGOT MY MASK AND THEN WALK A FEW BLOCKS BACK OR DECIDE, OH, OH THE HECK

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WITH IT, I'M JUST GOING TO GO INTO THE RETAIL SHOP.

SO IT MIGHT BE A GOOD REMINDER AS PEOPLE ARE VISITING DOWNTOWN FLAGSTAFF JUST A THOUGHT IF OTHERS MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN SEEING IF WE COULD.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ARE WE STILL DOING THE BANNERS DOWNTOWN? AND HEIDI, THIS MIGHT BE FOR YOU.

ACTUALLY MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, REBECCA SAYERS HAS A COMMENT BECAUSE SHE HANDLES THAT PROGRAM.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, REBECCA SAYERS, PARKS RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE DIRECTOR.

SO WE ACTUALLY DISCONTINUED THE DOWNTOWN BANNER PROGRAM A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO DUE TO BUDGET CONSTRAINTS.

AND ALSO, IT ALLOWED FOR A LOT OF THE FLOWER PROJECTS TO BE INSTALLED WITHOUT INTERRUPTING BEING INTERRUPTED WITH BANNERS.

SO WE DO NOT HAVE THE DOWNTOWN PROGRAM.

WE DO HAVE COMMUNITY BANNER LOCATIONS THAT ARE MANAGED THROUGH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I BELIEVE THERE IS A DOWNTOWN BANNER PROJECT OR PROGRAM THAT ARE DISPLAYED ON THE LAMPPOST.

AND IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, I THINK IT IS MANAGED BY THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ALLIANCE.

OKAY.

CAN WE GET CONFIRMATION ON THAT? IS IT [INAUDIBLE] THAT DOES THE LAMP POLES FOR THAT, OK? IT MIGHT BE AN AREA WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PARTNER ON BECAUSE I JUST THINK THOSE IF WE CAN JUST HAVE THOSE REMINDERS, I THINK IT WILL HELP PEOPLE MASK WHO JUST FORGET IT IN THEIR CARS AND SUCH SO.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE, COUNCIL? ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER AND EVERYONE ELSE.

YES, SO SORRY, REALLY QUICK, I HAVE THE IDEA.

CITY MANAGER, I KNOW THIS IS POSSIBLE OR IF THERE'S SUPPORT FOR THIS IDEA, BUT I HAVE SEEN OTHER COUNCIL BODIES HAVING THOSE LITTLE DIVIDERS, LITTLE PLASTIC, CLEAR DIVIDERS BETWEEN EACH OF EACH OF THE MEMBERS.

AND PERSONALLY, I WOULD BE OF SUPPORT OF THAT FOR US.

I'M NOT SURE HOW EASY THAT WOULD BE TO MAKE HAPPEN OR IF THERE SUPPORT FOR THAT, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK, BUT I THINK THAT THAT MAKES SENSE AS WE'RE CONTINUING TO RIDE THIS COVID TRAIN.

I MEAN, I THINK I THINK THAT'S REASONABLE, BUT WE'RE ALREADY ALSO HERE, AND I THINK WE'RE DOING PRETTY GOOD AT DISTANCING ENOUGH.

I THINK WE'RE ALL VACCINATED, RIGHT? WE'RE ALSO ALL WEARING MASKS.

I THINK PERSONALLY, WE'RE ALL PLENTY OF.

YOU ARE VACCINATED, RIGHT? HIPAA.

[LAUGHTER] EXCELLENT.

WELL, WE GOT SOME COOL [INAUDIBLE] OUT THERE, TOO, SO EXTRA PROTECTION THERE TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE? THAT BRINGS US TO OUR AGENDA ITEM, 10 OUR APPOINTMENTS, 10 A IS THE CONSIDERATION OF

[A. Consideration of Appointments: Library Board. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Make two appointments to terms expiring November 2023.]

APPOINTMENTS FOR THE LIBRARY BOARD STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO MAKE TWO APPOINTMENTS IN TERMS EXPIRING NOVEMBER 2023.

I RECALL WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER, ASLAN AND MCCARTHY IN CHARGE OF THIS ONE.

STARTING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN, YEAH, LET ME PULL THIS UP HERE REAL FAST.

IT'S ALWAYS A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO NOMINATE CITIZENS WHO HAVE STEPPED FORWARD WITH AN APPLICATION FOR THESE BOARDS.

AND I'M REALLY EXCITED, IF I MAY, TO NOMINATE CARMELITA CHIEF TO THE LIBRARY BOARD FOR A TERM EXPIRING IN NOVEMBER 2023.

I WILL SECOND.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE THANK YOU ALL.

TWICE OVER.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

OH, ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, I THINK AS MR. ASLAN IS WELL AWARE WE HAD A LOT OF REALLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, SO IT IS DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE MEREDITH HELLER FOR A TERM EXPIRING NOVEMBER 2023.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? CERTAINLY.

ALL RIGHT, SECONDED BY.

AND THAT OF COURSE, WAS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD?

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YES.

ALTHOUGH ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT CARRIES THAT BRINGS US TO APPOINTMENTS AGENDA ITEM 10 B CONSIDERATION

[B. Consideration of Appointments: Housing Commission STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Make one appointment to a Community Representative seat for a term expiring in September 2023. Make one appointment to a Building and Real Estate Professional - Lender seat to a term expiring in September 2024 Make one appointment to a Low Income Housing Expert seam to a term expiring in September 2024]

OF APPOINTMENTS FOR THE HOUSING COMMISSION STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO MAKE ONE APPOINTMENT TO A COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE SEAT FOR A TERM EXPIRING IN SEPTEMBER 2023.

MAKE ONE APPOINTMENT TO A BUILDING IN REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL LENDER SEAT TO A TERM EXPIRING IN SEPTEMBER 2024 AND MAKE ONE APPOINTMENT TO A LOW INCOME HOUSING EXPERT SEAT TO A TERM EXPIRING IN SEPTEMBER 2024.

AND I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE AS COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS TRYING PULL IT UP HERE [INAUDIBLE] FIRST ON THE LIST.

MAYOR OK, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'M I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THIS ITEM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THAT NOW.

YES, PLEASE.

OK.

GOOD TIMING.

MR. DENHAM, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

HEY, THANK YOU.

HELLO, COUNCIL MEMBERS THIS IS TYLER DENHAM.

I'M CALLING TODAY TO MAKE THE CASE FOR MY APPLICATION TO THE HOUSING COMMISSION AS A COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE.

BY JOINING, I HOPE TO CONTINUE THE ANALYSIS SUPPORT I'VE PROVIDED AT THIS POINT OVER THREE HUNDRED HOURS.

THE COMMISSION'S.

OWNING LAND USE AND GAP ANALYSIS SUBGROUPS THROUGH THOSE MONTHS OF SUPPORT I'VE BECOME EXCESSIVELY FAMILIAR WITH MANY OF THE DATA SOURCES RELEVANT TO FLAGSTAFF HOUSING.

WHERE TO FIND HOW TO PULL THEM [INAUDIBLE] I THINK THAT MODULARITY PLUS MY ANALYTIC SKILL SET, SERVE THE COMMISSION WELL AS IT PROVIDES DATA INSIGHTS AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO ADDRESS FLAGSTAFFS HOUSING.

SO I WANT TO ADDRESS A POTENTIAL CONCERN HEAD ON ALL OF YOU KNOW ME, KNOW THAT I'M I GUESS THE POLITE WORD IS PASSIONATE.

ABOUT HOUSING ISSUES AND DO A LOT OF ADVOCACY.

I'VE READ EMAILS, SPOKE TO COUNCIL [INAUDIBLE] ORGANIZED ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SUPPORT OF MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENTS.

SO ON AND SO FORTH.

I UNDERSTAND, THOUGH, THAT EFFICIENCY IS NOT MERELY A PLATFORM FOR MY OWN ADVOCACY AND THAT I WOULD NEED TO ALWAYS DISTINGUISH MY ADVOCACY AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN[INAUDIBLE] THIS DIVIDE IS ALREADY QUITE FAMILIAR TO ME IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE, SO I DON'T FORESEE AN ISSUE [INAUDIBLE] AND THAT'S ALL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR[INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU, MR. DENHAM.

ANY OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPANTS OR JUST THAT, JUST THE ONE? JUST THE ONE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO DEDICATE A TIME AND SPACE TO APPRECIATE AND ARTICULATE MY GRATITUDE TO EVERY COMMISSION MEMBERS WE HAVE AND EVERY ACTIVE COMMISSION THAT WE HAVE FOR DEDICATING THEIR TIME AND TALENT AND EXPERTISE IN SERVING OUR COMMUNITY BY BEING ON THE COMMISSION.

I ALSO SEND GRATITUDE TO ALL THE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE TURNED IN THEIR, WHO HAVE SIGNIFIED THEIR INTEREST IN SERVING OUR COMMUNITY BY OFFERING THEIR SERVICES, VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO SERVE ON THE MANY COMMISSIONS THAT WE HAVE.

ALSO MAKING SURE THAT YOU KNOW.

OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY IS WELL REPRESENTED IN THESE COMMISSIONS.

ON THAT NOTE, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE TYLER DENHAM.

AS A COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE SEAT.

FOR A TERM EXPIRING IN SEPTEMBER 2023, I'LL SECOND THAT.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR ANY OPPOSED? THAT CARRIES [INAUDIBLE] LOOK, THE CREW IS BACK.

ALL RIGHT, WE ARE CURRENTLY STILL ON THE APPOINTMENTS 10 B CONSIDERATION APPOINTMENT FOR

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HOUSING COMMISSION AND I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE TABLE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, DID YOU SECOND THAT MOTION? I DID.

I HAVE A COMMENT.

YES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS FOR NOMINATING TYLER DENHAM.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE A PERSONAL ACCOUNT WITH TYLER.

I KNOW HIM PRETTY WELL, AND I'VE HAD NUMEROUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOUSING WITH HIM.

AND YES, HE IS PASSIONATE AND HE IS FIERY AND HE REALLY CARES ABOUT HOUSING FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE AND FOR THE FOLKS THAT OFTEN DON'T HAVE A VOICE HERE AT THE CITY CHAMBERS AND I PERSONALLY HAVE REALLY APPRECIATED HIS ADVOCACY AND HIS STRENGTH IN HIS WORDS AND HIS ENERGY AND DEDICATION TO THE CITY'S HOUSING PLANS AND EFFORTS.

I WANT TO REMIND THE COUNCIL THAT JOANNA WHEATON WAS ON THIS COMMISSION AND HAS PASSED AWAY, AND SHE TOO WAS A VERY FIERY, PASSIONATE PERSON AND A LOT OF FOLKS ON A COMMISSION THAT HAVE A LOT OF PASSION.

AND PERSONALLY, I THINK TYLER MAKES A REALLY GOOD APPOINTEE OR APPOINTMENT FOR THIS COMMUNITY POSITION.

BUT OBVIOUSLY, WE WORK AS A COUNCIL MAJORITY AND I RESPECT OTHERS OPINIONS.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO WEIGH MY OWN SUPPORT BEHIND TYLER AS A POTENTIAL MEMBER OF THIS COMMISSION.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER VICE MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI THAT WAS WELL SAID, I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH TYLER ON THE 10 YEAR HOUSING PLAN AND THE WORK THAT HE HAS BROUGHT TO THE PLAN HAS BEEN INVALUABLE.

THE ALL OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES ON THE PLAN WORK REALLY WELL TOGETHER, AND I GUESS WHAT I WOULD JUST SAY TO TYLER.

YOU KNOW, BASED ON ALSO HIS PUBLIC COMMENTS THIS EVENING, JUST TO KEEP THAT IN MIND TO BE A GOOD LISTENER, TO BE THOUGHTFUL IN YOUR DECISION MAKING.

AND IF A DECISION DOESN'T GO YOUR WAY, YOU KNOW, LIVE TO BRING IT UP AGAIN OR BRING IT UP IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SO I DO HAVE SOME CONCERNS, AND I KNOW THAT PEOPLE CAN GROW AND CHANGE, BUT I DO FIND JUST THE FACT THAT OUR VICE MAYOR HAD TO GIVE THIS APPLICANT SOME ADVICE DURING THIS PROCESS ONLY SERVES TO REINFORCE THE CONCERNS THAT I HAVE.

I HAVE PERSONALLY RECEIVED FIRE EMAILS FROM THIS CANDIDATE AND I HAVE CONCERNS BASED OFF OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WERE JUST COMING OFF OF IN TERMS OF DECORUM AND CONSENSUS BUILDING AROUND MOVING THIS NOMINATION FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

I THINK IT'S BEST TO LEAVE IT THERE, BUT I WILL NOT BE VOTING TO MOVE THIS FORWARD.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER, ANYONE ELSE? ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, WE DO HAVE A MOTION ON THE TABLE SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED? NAY.

THAT MOTION CARRIES.

THAT'S A FOUR TO THREE.

YES, IT'S A FOUR THREE VOTE.

MAYOR MR. MAYOR.

WE NEED TO HAVE I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, I THINK STACEY IS GOING TO ASK YOU FOR CLARIFICATION ON WHO THE NAY VOTES WERE.

YES.

THANK YOU [INAUDIBLE] MYSELF, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY AND COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THAT BRINGS US TO THE SECOND APPOINTMENT, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THAT COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

ALL RIGHT, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE KAREN FLORES.

IT MIGHT TAKE ME A MINUTE TO GET THE DETAILS HERE.

I THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO REAPPOINT HER TO A NEW TERM EXPIRING IN SEPTEMBER 2024, AS SHE IS CURRENTLY A SITTING MEMBER ON THE BOARD.

SECOND.

I HAVE A SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MR. MAYOR, JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN MOTION IS TO REAPPOINT KAREN FLORES AS A BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL IN THE HOUSE AND LENDER IN

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THE HOUSING COMMISSION.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE THANK YOU.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY IS NEXT, WHY THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THE PERSON I'M GOING TO NOMINATE, I KNOW PERSONALLY.

AND WHEN I WAS THE COUNCIL LIAISON TO THIS COMMISSION, I WORKED WITH HER CLOSELY.

AND IT WAS WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM THAT I NOMINATE DEVONNA MCLAUGHLIN TO BE THE LOW INCOME HOUSING EXPERT ON THE HOUSING COMMISSION.

AND THAT WILL BE FOR A TERM EXPIRING IN SEPTEMBER OF 2024, I SECOND THAT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT CARRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG HERE, WE'LL TAKE A BREAK SHORTLY AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND I THINK WE JUST HAVE ONE CONSENT ITEM.

OH WAIT, NO, [INAUDIBLE].

WE HAVE A LOT MORE.

I'LL JUST DO IT AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING, WHICH WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA

[11. LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC HEARINGS]

ITEM 11.

LIQUOR LICENSE, PUBLIC HEARINGS, CONSIDERATION AND ACTION ON LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION.

JARED MICHAEL REPINSKI "LUMBERJACK PIZZA" 104 EAST ROUTE 66 SERIES 7.

IT'S BEER AND WINE BAR OWNER TRANSFER.

INDIVIDUAL FROM THE POLICE TO GIVE ANY PRESENTATION REGARDING THIS APPLICANT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MAYOR AND SHIRLEY FROM THE FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TWO LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS BEFORE YOU AND I FOUND NO DEROGATORY RECORDS FOR ANY OF THE APPLICANTS OR THE BUSINESSES.

EXCELLENT, THANK YOU.

WITH THAT'S THE CASE, THEN I'D LIKE TO DO BOTH OF THESE LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS AT THE SAME TIME.

WE DO HAVE THE APPLICANTS, IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK, YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO DO SO NOW OR WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.

MS. SALTZBURG.

I DON'T SEE A REQUEST FOR EITHER OF THEM TO SPEAK, BUT THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

OK, GREAT.

WELL, THEN I AM CLOSING THIS PUBLIC HEARING AND MOTIONING TO ACCEPT BOTH LIQUOR LICENSES OR TO SORRY TO FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE STATE WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL.

I HAVE A SECOND.

I'LL SECOND SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES, WITH THAT IT IS 4:52 RIGHT NOW, THINK IT'D BE A GOOD TIME FOR A LITTLE BREAK FOR EVERYONE.

LET'S SAY BE BACK HERE AT 5:10 P.M.

THAT'LL GIVE 18 MINUTES.

SOUND GOOD.

GET YOU SOME FOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ARE YOU ALL SET BACK THERE? STACEY WE ARE MAYOR.

WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WHEN YOU'RE READY.

ALL RIGHT.

DO WE DO WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY [INAUDIBLE] BACK THERE.

NO.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL.

ONE MORE MINUTE.

THANKS.

[12. 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.]

OK, WELL, I'LL JUST START UP HERE.

WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 12 OUR CONSENT ITEMS. COUNCIL WOULD YOU LIKE TO PULL OUT ANY SPECIFIC ONES OF THESE CONSENT ITEMS? NO, YOU'RE GOOD COUNCILWOMAN MCCARTHY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, WITH THAT, I WILL.

YEAH.

I DID HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING.

I BELIEVE IT'S 12 D.

SO MAYBE WE CAN PULL THAT ONE OUT.

IT'S A FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR PONDEROSA PARKWAY.

YEAH.

AND YOUR QUESTION ON THAT, YOU WANT ME TO GO AHEAD NOW.

YEAH, YEAH.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY, GREAT.

I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER WHO THE DEVELOPER WAS AND IF THEY ARE BY CHANCE AVAILABLE, IF THERE'S SOMEONE FROM STAFF THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THIS.

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YEAH.

[INAUDIBLE] IF I MAY, MR. MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, THAT WAS 12B D AS IN DAVID, THANK YOU.

AND, MAYOR, I'M AGAIN, I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

SORRY, TIFFANY.

COULD WE GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO APPROVE THE OTHER CONSENT ITEMS AND THEN TAKE THIS ONE SEPARATELY? OK, YEAH, LET'S.

I MOTION TO APPROVE ALL BUT CONSENT ITEM 12 D DO I HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY BEAT YOU TO THE PUNCH THERE.

WE HAVE MOTION BY A SECOND MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL WHO APPROVE AYE.

ANY OPPOSED, THAT MOTION CARRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

[D. Consideration and Approval of Final Plat PZ-17-00227-11 : Ponderosa Parkway LLC, requests Final Plat approval for Ponderosa Parkway Condominiums Unit 3—a 65-unit residential condominium subdivision at 1640 E. Ponderosa Parkway on 11.97 acres in the High Density Residential (HR) Zone. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Final Plat and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat and City Subdivider Agreement when notified by staff that the documents are ready for recording.]

I'M TRYING JUST TO RECALL, I BELIEVE IT WAS THIS PROJECT THAT TIFFANY.

AM I CORRECT THAT IT WAS THIS THE PROJECT THAT TALKED TO, I BELIEVE, 10 BICYCLE PARKING SPOTS? NO, I DON'T ACTUALLY REMEMBER THE REZONING ON THIS CASE WAS TWO YEARS AGO.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

PATRICK ST.

CLAIR MIGHT BE AVAILABLE.

I THINK THIS PROJECT'S BEEN PASSED BETWEEN FOUR DIFFERENT PLANNERS AT THIS POINT.

SO MY APOLOGIES.

THIS IS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM PLAT, THOUGH, FOR THE PHASE THREE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT.

SO ALL THIS IS DOING SO THAT ALL OF THE BUILDINGS AND SITE PLANS HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPROVED.

THE REZONING HAS BEEN APPROVED.

THIS IS JUST FOR THE CONDOMINIUM PLAT FOR PHASE THREE.

YOU KNOW, I THINK, MAYOR, I THINK I'M GETTING CONFUSED WITH A DIFFERENT AGENDA ITEM.

SO I AM HAPPY TO SEE THIS THROUGH AND I'LL GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE 12 D.

THE MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, I'LL SECOND.

SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES WE ARE TO AGENDA ITEM 13 A.

[A. 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: 1) Read Ordinance No. 2021-19 by title only for the final time 2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2021-19 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Ordinance No. 2021-19]

THIS IS OUR ROUTINE ITEMS, CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION 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 FINAL TIME.

[INAUDIBLE] MAYOR, I MOVE THAT WE READ ORDINANCE 2021-19 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FINAL TIME.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

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 REGARDING FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES IN COUNTY ISLANDS AND OTHER SELECTED UNINCORPORATED PROPERTY, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AUTHORITY FOR CLERICAL CORRECTIONS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

I MOVE TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-19.

I'LL SECOND THAT SECONDED BY VICE MAYOR ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES.

AGENDA ITEM 13 B IS THE CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-20,

[B. 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: 1) Read Ordinance No. 2021-20 by title only for the final time 2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2021-20 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Ordinance No.2021-20]

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

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-20 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FINAL TIME.

I MOVED TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2021-20 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FINAL TIME DO I HAVE A SECOND.

I'LL SECOND.

THAT SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

VICE MAYOR.

OK, WELL, WE CAN WE CAN HAVE DISCUSSION ON AN ITEM, IF YOU'D LIKE, BEFORE WE.

YEAH, I COULD DO BOTH.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT AS HOUSING HAS RISEN IN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS AND WE'VE DECLARED COUNCIL HAS DECLARED A HOUSING EMERGENCY THAT I WOULD ASK THE CITY MANAGER TO CONSIDER HOW WE COULD ALSO RAISE HOUSING UP SO THAT THEY HAVE A SEAT AT THE LEADERSHIP TABLE.

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THANK YOU VICE CHAIR DAGGETT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, YES, MR. MAYOR, JUST A POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

I BELIEVE THAT THE NEW DIVISION, AS DISCUSSED IN THE PREVIOUS MEETING WHERE WE HAVE THIS DISCUSSION IS TO ESTABLISH THE PARKS RECREATION OPEN SPACE AND EVENTS DIVISION.

PEARLS IS THE ACRONYM.

ALL RIGHT, EXCELLENT.

YES, THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

WELL WE DO HAVE A MOTION ON THE TABLE, IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THE MOTION CARRIES CITY CLERK 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.

I MOVE TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 21 2021-20.

I'LL SECOND THAT.

SECONDED BY VICE MAYOR DAGGETT, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED.

OH, CITY ATTORNEY.

MR. MAYOR, I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS FOR THE ADDITIONAL WORD, ALTHOUGH THAT WASN'T IN THE READING, THAT'S A CLERICAL CORRECTION THAT CAN BE ADDED.

DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THROUGH A FORMAL AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION OR ANYTHING.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU MUCH.

THAT MOTION CARRIES.

WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 13C, THIS IS THE CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL

[C. Consideration and Approval of Contract: Lone Tree Overpass Project - Award of First Amendment to the Design-Build Services Agreement to Ames Construction. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award the First Amendment to the Design-Build Services Agreement to Ames Construction of Phoenix, Arizona in an amount not to exceed $893,268.46; and Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.]

OF CONTRACT LONE TREE OVERPASS PROJECT AWARD OF FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE DESIGN BUILD SERVICES AGREEMENT TO AMES CONSTRUCTION STAFF RECOMMENDED THE ACTION IS TO AWARD THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE DESIGN BUILD SERVICES AGREEMENT TO AMES CONSTRUCTION OF PHENIX ARIZONA IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND FORTY SIX CENTS AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, I'M CHRISTINE CAMERON, PROJECT MANAGER WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

SO THIS ITEM IS FOR CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE TO OUR ORIGINAL DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT TO AMES CONSTRUCTION SINCE THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT WAS AWARDED IN FEBRUARY.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A PRELIMINARY DESIGN AGENCY COORDINATION WITH BNSF, THE ARMY CORPS AND A DOT AND PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS.

NOW THAT WE HAVE OUR BASIC DESIGN AND FOOTPRINT, IT'S COMING TOGETHER.

WE DO NEED TO GET OUT AND DO OUR GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION, SOME SURVEY WORK AND POT HOLDING TO CONTINUE THE EXCUSE ME TO CONTINUE THE DESIGN FOR THE BRIDGE, THE ROADWAY AND THE UTILITIES.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS AND THE RELOCATION SCOPE IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS AMENDMENT.

OUR PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD WE'RE USING IS PROGRESSIVE DESIGN BUILD.

SO THIS ALLOWS US TO BUILD UPON THE ORIGINAL SCOPE WITH AMENDMENTS AND ADVANCE THE PROJECT AS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROCEEDS, AS AGENCY COORDINATION HAPPENS AND AS PUBLIC INPUT IS RECEIVED.

IT ALLOWS FOR US TO TO BE FLEXIBLE AND END UP WITH A PROJECT THAT DELIVERS ON OUR BOND COMMITMENT AND PROJECT THAT WORKS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO THIS AMENDMENT WILL KEEP US MOVING ALONG IN THAT DIRECTION.

A FEW UPCOMING ITEMS I DID WANT TO MENTION TONIGHT.

ON SEPTEMBER 21 WE WILL BE BRINGING A FULL PROJECT PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL AT OUR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.

THIS WILL PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT, OUR TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS, INCLUDING BIKE AND PED FACILITIES AND PROJECT ESTHETICS.

AND ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, WE HAVE A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED INVITATIONS FOR THAT WILL BE GOING OUT THIS WEEK.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COUNCIL? [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, CHRISTINA.

I WAS GOING TO ASK ABOUT PROJECT ESTHETICS, YOU JUST MENTIONED IT BRIEFLY.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'M VERY INTERESTED IN AND REPRESENTING AN INTERESTED COMMUNITY ON.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT CONVERSATION SHOULD BE SAVED FOR THE DATE THAT YOU JUST MENTIONED OR IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO IT AT ALL RIGHT NOW.

HOW IS THE AMES CONSTRUCTION, THINKING ABOUT THE ESTHETICS AND THE POTENTIAL LANDMARK AMENITY THAT THIS FEATURE MIGHT BRING TO OUR COMMUNITY.

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MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN, YEAH, THAT WILL BE PART OF THE PRESENTATION ON THE 21ST WITH SOME GRAPHICS.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE PRELIMINARY CONCEPT OF THE BRIDGE.

OF COURSE, WE HAD TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DESIGN WORKED WITH THE THE SPANS OF, YOU KNOW, GOING OVER THE RIO TO FLAG AND GOING OVER THE BNSF RAIL CORRIDOR.

SO THOSE ARE SOME THINGS THAT CONFINED, YOU KNOW, THE TYPE OF BRIDGE WE'RE ABLE TO REALLY PRESENT IN AN ECONOMICAL MANNER FOR THE PROJECT BUDGET.

BUT THERE'S A LOT OF IDEAS ABOUT LANDSCAPING AROUND THE BRIDGE GATEWAY, YOU KNOW, ITEMS THAT CAN BE PUT ON EITHER SIDE OR ROUTE 66 OR AT BUTLER AVENUE.

A LOT OF SURFACE ESTHETICS THAT CAN BE PUT ONTO THE CONCRETE.

I THINK THEY HAVE SOME PICTURES OF MAYBE WROUGHT IRON TYPE OF RAILINGS THAT ARE ARTISTIC.

SO WE'LL SEE A LOT OF THOSE IDEAS ON THE 21ST FOR DISCUSSION.

OK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I WILL WAIT UNTIL THEN, BUT I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO THINK AS BIG AS POSSIBLE WITHIN OUR BUDGET AND OBVIOUSLY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF OUR OTHER PRIORITIES, WHICH ARE ENGINEERING AND SAFETY, BUT ALSO BIKE AND PET ACCESS.

AGREED.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? YEAH, GO AHEAD.

I MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 13 C AS IN CHARLIE.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 13 D CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL

[D. Consideration and Approval of Preliminary Plat: Case No. PZ-17-00175-04 Miramonte Birch & Verde, LLC requests Preliminary Plat approval for Miramonte at Birch Avenue. The subdivision consists of 24 residential condominium units, located at 304-316 E Birch Avenue. The condominium plat is on 0.53 acres in the T4N.1 (Transect) Zone. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Staff recommends the City Council, in accordance with the findings presented in this report and the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation of approval (5-0, unanimously), approve the Preliminary Plat.]

OF PRELIMINARY PLAT CASE NUMBER PZ-17-00175-04 MIRAMONTE BIRCH & VERDE LLC REQUEST PRELIMINARY APPROVAL FOR MIRAMONTE AT BIRCH AVENUE.

THE SUBDIVISION CONSISTS OF 24 RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM UNITS LOCATED AT 304 TO 316 EAST BIRCH AVENUE.

THE CONDOMINIUM PLAT IS ON ZERO POINT FIVE THREE ACRES IN THE T4 AND ONE TRANSECT ZONE.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION STAFF RECOMMENDS THE CITY COUNCIL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FINDINGS PRESENTED IN THE REPORT AND THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION OF APPROVAL FIVE TO ZERO UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE PRELIMINARY PLAT.

[INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU SO MUCH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT, I'M HERE TO PRESENT ON THE MIRAMONTE AT BIRCH CONDOMINIUMS. THIS IS A PRELIMINARY PLOT.

APPROVAL REQUEST, SO THE REQUEST FOR MIRAMONTE, BIRCH AND VERDE FOR THIS PRELIMINARY PLAT IS FOR CONDOMINIUMS LOCATED BETWEEN THE ADDRESSES OF 304 AND 316 EAST BIRCH AVENUE.

THIS IS A CONDOMINIUM SUBDIVISION THAT IT CONSISTS OF 24 DWELLING UNITS ON POINT FIVE THREE ACRES UTILIZING THE T4 FOUR AND ONE T4 NEIGHBORHOOD ZONE IDS.

STAFF APPROVED THE PRELIMINARY PLAT ON JUNE 30 OR JULY 30TH.

THIS IS A CONDOMINIUM PLOT WHICH TAKES A MULTI-UNIT COMPLEX AND CREATES THE POTENTIAL FOR INDIVIDUALLY OWNED UNITS.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE CONDOMINIUM PLAT DOES NOT APPROVE THIS DEVELOPMENT OR DENY THIS DEVELOPMENT.

THE DEVELOPMENT HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED UTILIZING ITS EXISTING ZONING ENTITLEMENTS.

IT HAS A SITE PLAN.

IT IS IN FOR A BUILDING PERMIT REVIEW CONCURRENTLY.

THE CONDOMINIUM PLOT ONLY TAKES THAT BUILDING AND BREAKS IT INTO INDIVIDUAL AIRSPACE UNITS THAT COULD BE SOLD AT A LATER DATE.

THIS IS THE VICINITY MAP, THE SUBJECT SITE IS OUTLINED IN RED, YOU'LL SEE THAT THIS IS THE CONVENTIONAL OR EUCLIDEAN ZONING MAP.

IT'S NOT SHOWING YOU THE FOUR IN ONE OPEN, BUT IT IS SHOWING YOU UNDER THE EUCLIDEAN ZONE.

IT'S IN THE CB OR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ZONE, WHICH IT'S PRIMARILY SURROUNDED BY.

EITHER THAT OR IS SURROUNDED BY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL.

HERE WE SHOWING YOU THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE PLAT OF THE CONDOMINIUM PLOT.

THIS IS THE GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE BUILDING ON THE SITE.

THE PLAT ITSELF CONSISTS OF ABOUT 14 DIFFERENT PAGES, SO I WON'T SHOW THEM ALL TO YOU BECAUSE IT'S RELATIVELY BORING.

BUT YOU CAN SEE HERE THE INTERESTING NOTE ON ONE OF THE THINGS IS THAT I CALL OUT THAT THIS BUILDING IS THREE STORIES AND YOU'LL SEE THAT THE PLAT IS CALLING OUT FOUR STORIES.

AND THE REASON IS IS BECAUSE THE BUILDING IS SPLIT LEVEL.

SO WHILE ONE END OF THE BUILDING IS THREE STORIES, THE OTHER END OF THE BUILDING IS ALSO THREE STORIES, BUT ONE FLOOR INTERSECTS WITH THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE NEXT BUILDING.

SO OVERALL, THE PLAT READS AS IF IT'S A FOUR STORY BUILDING.

HOWEVER, IT IS NOT.

IT IS A THREE STORY BUILDING, AND I WILL SHOW YOU ON A FOLLOW UP ELEVATION.

SO LIKE STATED BEFORE, THIS IS THE T4 NEIGHBORHOOD ZONE IN THE FORM BASE CODE, IT'S DIFFERENT FROM THE EUCLIDEAN ZONING.

IN THIS CASE, YOU PICK A BUILDING TYPE AND A PRIVATE FRONTAGE TYPE.

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IN THIS CASE, THEY'RE USING THE APARTMENT BUILDING TYPE, WHICH ALLOWS UP TO 32 UNITS WITHIN THE BUILDING.

THEY THERE ARE 24.

THEY'RE ALSO USING THE PRIVATE FRONTAGE TYPE, WHICH IS CALLED A FORE COURT.

AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON EITHER OF THOSE, THEY CAN ANSWER THEM FOR YOU.

BUT THE BUILDING ITSELF IS DESIGNED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ZONING CODE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY FINDINGS FOR A PLAT.

AND ALSO T4 AND ONE HAS A VERY SET SPECIFIC SETBACKS OF WHICH THE BUILDING IS COMPLYING WITH THOSE SETBACKS, THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THE BUILDING IS 45 FEET.

HAD THEY USE THE EUCLIDEAN ZONING OF CB, THEY WOULD HAVE HAD A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 60 FEET.

THE MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE IS 60 PERCENT, AND THE ACTUAL LAW COVERAGE HERE WILL BE 54.3.

SO THIS IS THE SITE PLAN, IT'S A MUCH SMALLER VERSION OF WHAT I SHOWED YOU BEFORE, THIS SHOWS ANOTHER OUTLINE OF THE BUILDING.

THERE IS AN INTERIOR PARKING GARAGE TO THE BUILDING AND HERE ARE THOSE ELEVATIONS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE BUILDING IS SPLIT LEVEL.

THERE IS A 20 PERCENT GRADE CHANGE ACROSS THE SITE.

SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR ZONING CODE, THE BUILDING IS WORKING WITH THAT TOPOGRAPHY ON SITE AND IS STEPPING THE BUILDING ALONG THE HEIGHT OF THE BUILDING ALONG THE SLOPE OF THE STREET RATHER THAN MASQUERADING THE SITE.

HERE'S THE OTHER ELEVATION, AS YOU CAN SEE IT.

SO THE BUILDING IS NOT OVER THREE STORIES AND HEIGHT.

THE SECOND FINDING IS IS THAT ALL OF THE ENGINEERING STANDARDS ARE MET IN THIS CASE WITH 24 UNITS, A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS WAS NOT REQUIRED AND THE EXISTING WATER AND SEWER FACILITIES OR INFRASTRUCTURE IS SUFFICIENT TO SERVE THIS PROPERTY.

STORM WATER IS SERVED THROUGH UNDERGROUND DETENTION AND LID STORAGE.

THE THIRD FINDING IS COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION STANDARDS.

THOSE INCLUDE WHAT THE PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE, WHAT NEEDS TO SHOW ON THE PLAT AS IT AS WHAT ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW CONDOMINIUM PLOTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO SHOW THE AIRSPACE CONTAINMENT THE COMMON LIMITED OF THEIR COMMON OPEN SPACE ELEMENTS.

SO AND ANY MINIMUM REQUIRED SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENTS, WHICH ARE ALL PRIMARILY ADDRESSED IN THOSE ENGINEERING STANDARDS.

CONDOMINIUM PLOTS ARE SORT OF UNIQUE.

WE'RE NOT SUBDIVIDING LAND AND CREATING NEW ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

ALL OF THAT WAS HANDLED THROUGH THAT SITE PLANNING AND CIVIL PLANS FOR THE ACTUAL BUILDING ITSELF.

SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE FINDINGS, THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL FIND THAT IT MEETS ALL PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING CODE, THE ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS AND THE GENERAL PLANS AND SUBDIVISIONS CODE.

THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, BASED ON THE REQUIRED FINDINGS, DID FORWARD THIS PRELIMINARY REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

THANK YOU, MS. ANTON.

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

THIS IS THE PROJECT I WAS GETTING CONFUSED FOR.

I SAW THAT THIS ONE HAD PLANS FOR 10 BICYCLE PARKING SPOTS.

AND SO THAT WAS AN INCREASE FROM TWO THAT WAS BEING REQUIRED.

I WAS WONDERING IF THOSE PARKING SPOTS WERE COVERED OR IF THOSE WERE JUST EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS.

YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T REVIEW SO THIS IS AN INHERITED PROJECT, AND I DIDN'T REVIEW THE BIKE.

PARKING IS PART OF THIS AND I DON'T REMEMBER THERE BEING 10 AS PART OF THE APPROVAL.

UM, IT WAS PART OF THE P&Z COMMISSION STAFF SUMMARY IN OUR AGENDAS.

THERE ARE EIGHT BICYCLE PARKING SPACES PROVIDED THEIR MINIMUM OF TWO, AND THEY DO NOT INDICATE THAT THEY ARE COVERED.

SO I GUESS MY QUESTION TO THE DEVELOPER WOULD BE, IS IT POSSIBLE TO COVER THEM? SO YOU WANT TO ASK THE DEVELOPER.

YES, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THERE ARE 10 BIKE RACKS, AND THEY ARE ALL LOCATED WITHIN THE INTERIOR PARKING GARAGES.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND BUY 10 BIKE RACKS.

YOU MEAN 10 SPOTS FOR 10 DIFFERENT BICYCLES.

THAT'S CORRECT.

SORRY, SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION.

THAT IS CORRECT.

OKAY, NO WORRIES.

THAT'S GREAT.

LET ME SEE IF I HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO EV PARKING.

ARE YOU ALL PLANNING TO PROVIDE THAT? YES, WE ARE PROVIDING EV PARKING FOR THE CODE, WHICH REQUIRES A NEMA 14 50 OUTLET AND A MINIMUM NUMBER, I BELIEVE WE HAVE TWO SPACES ON HERE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE FUTURE PROOFED TO WHERE ON THE INTERIOR PARKING GARAGE IT COULD BE.

SURFACE MOUNTED CONDUIT CAN BE SURFACE MOUNTED TO ALMOST ALL THE SPACES, IF NOT ALL THE SPACES.

AS A DEVELOPER FOR THE FUTURE, AND ESPECIALLY IN FLAGSTAFF, WE TOTALLY

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REALIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC CARS AND THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE FLEXIBILITY FOR THOSE ALL THOSE SPACES TO ON THE ELECTRICAL PANELS, AS WELL AS IN THE GARAGE TO BE FLEXIBLE AND THAT THEY CAN ALL.

SUPPORT FUTURE EV CARS.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND AS A DEVELOPER, WOULD IT MAKE MORE SENSE TO PROACTIVELY INSTALL MORE EV UP FRONT? ABSOLUTELY, THE HURDLE IS IS JUST THE COST OF THOSE CHARGING SYSTEMS, ESPECIALLY THE COMMERCIAL ONES.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO PARTNER WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL PROVIDERS OF THOSE SPACES AND SEEK OUT GRANTS FOR THOSE AS WELL BECAUSE THEY BECOME VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE IN OUR IN OUR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

WE PRE WIRE ALL THOSE SO YOU CAN JUST PLUG AND PLAY THE RESIDENTIAL TESLA CHARGER OR SOME OF THE OTHER CHARGERS THAT THEY JUST PLUG INTO THAT NEMA 14 50.

THE BIGGEST HURDLE IS ON THE COMMERCIAL SIDE, WHERE YOU HAVE TO INSTALL THOSE BIGGER CHARGING STATIONS.

VERY GOOD.

AND THEN MY LAST QUESTION FOR YOU, JACK, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING AVAILABLE IS IN REGARDS TO THE BUILDING ITSELF AND ITS SUSTAINABILITY.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO WHAT SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES YOU ARE? DOING.

SO WE WILL PROVIDE HER SCORES, AS WE DO WITH ALL OF OUR NEW BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS, THE HERS SCORES FOR THESE, THIS BUILDING AND THESE UNITS ARE FAVORABLE, I BELIEVE.

I DON'T HAVE THEM IN FRONT OF ME, BUT I BELIEVE THEY'RE IN THE 50S AND 60S.

AS WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION, WE WE TRY TO TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND, AND THAT'S WHAT THE HIGHEST SCORE REALLY CALCULATES IN THAT WE USE BLOWN IN OPEN CELL FOAM ON THE ENVELOPE WALLS OF ALL OF OUR BUILDINGS IN THE ROOF, DECKS, ATTIC SYSTEMS AND REALLY TRY TO BUILD TO A HIGHER STANDARD, AS YOU SEE WITH MIRAMONTE PRODUCT ACROSS THE BOARD AND FLAGSTAFF.

VERY GOOD.

I'M JUST GOING TO REALLY QUICKLY CIRCLE BACK TO THE BICYCLE PARKING INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO 10 10 UNITS.

I DO LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT POTENTIALLY GIVEN ITS PROXIMITY OF THE PROXIMITY OF YOUR PROJECT HERE, I LIKE TO THINK THAT ALL TWENTY FOUR UNITS MIGHT CHOOSE TO HAVE A BICYCLE, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S A COVERED SPOT.

WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 24 BICYCLES? WE ARE ABSOLUTELY LOOKING TO TO EXPAND ON THAT ON THOSE 10 SPACES, ESPECIALLY IN THE PARKING GARAGE, AS WELL AS SOME OF THESE.

THESE GROUND FLOOR UNITS ARE GOING TO HAVE PRIVATE BACKYARDS OR THEY'LL BE ABLE TO PARK THEIR BIKES THERE.

BUT WE ARE ABSOLUTELY LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVES THAT THAT ARE THEY DON'T NECESSARILY MEET THE BIKE PARKING CODE, BUT YOU KNOW, SOME OF THOSE WALL HANGER BIKE, LOCKABLE BIKE RACKS, THOSE AREN'T REALLY COVERED IN THE BIKE CODE IN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, BUT WE WOULD WE REALLY WANT TO ADD TO THE NUMBER OF BIKE RACKS, LOCKABLE BIKE RACKS WITHIN THAT GARAGE.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY WE'LL HAVE THEY'LL BE VERY WELL LIT IN THE GARAGE AS WELL AS HAVE SURVEILLANCE FOR ANY SORT OF THEFT CONCERN THAT THAT RESIDENTS MIGHT HAVE.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND I SO APPRECIATE THAT.

AND YEAH, MY FULL SUPPORT IN INCREASING THAT NUMBER.

SO THANK YOU AND I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANKS, GUYS.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING THIS, THIS PROJECT FOR COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL.

I AM JUST CURIOUS WHY ISN'T THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON.

AFFORDABLE UNITS.

I KNOW WE'RE TALKING OF TWENTY FOUR CONDO UNITS.

AND HOW COME THERE'S NO UNIT OR UNITS BEING OFFERED AS AFFORDABLE.

IS THAT A QUESTION FOR STAFF OR THE APPLICANT, TO THE APPLICANT.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, UNFORTUNATELY, WITH THIS PROJECT, THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION WITH BUILDING THESE CONDOMINIUM SPECIFIC CONDOMINIUMS, THE PRICE OF THE LAND AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE NEED TO DO, WE IDENTIFY A LOT OF PROJECTS IN TOWN THAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT FOR, YOU KNOW, PONDEROSA PARKWAY, FOR INSTANCE, TRACT M, WHICH IS GOING BEFORE YOU GUYS LATER TODAY.

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IN THIS MEETING, CERTAIN PROJECTS ARE PRIMED FOR OFFERING AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AND THIS, UNFORTUNATELY, JUST WITH THE THE CURRENT AND PREVIOUS FINANCIAL UNDERWRITING WITH PURCHASING THE PROJECT, OBVIOUSLY WE GO AND PURCHASE THE PROJECT BEFORE IT'S APPROVED.

JUST WITH HOW THIS PROJECT WAS UNDERWRITTEN.

IT JUST IT WAS NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE, FINANCIALLY POSSIBLE OR FEASIBLE TO SUPPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AGAIN, MIRAMONTE, AS A COMPANY, ABSOLUTELY SEES THE NEED IN FLAGSTAFF IN THE CRISIS, AND WE WANT TO HELP MITIGATE THAT CRISIS.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THIS PROJECT IS JUST IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO DO THAT FOR THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

CAN YOU PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF, WHOEVER IS SPEAKING ONLINE SO I CAN READ THAT? I APOLOGIZE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MY NAME IS JACK KIMBERLY WITH MIRAMONTE HOMES.

VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU, MR. KIMBERLY, FOR JOINING US ONLINE AT THIS MEETING.

SO IS IT IS IT ACCURATE FOR ME TO SAY THAT OR TO INTERPRET WHAT YOU JUST SAID EARLIER THAT YOU'RE NOT OFFERING ANY AFFORDABLE UNIT BECAUSE IT'S COST PROHIBITIVE? SPECIFICALLY ON THIS PROJECT, THAT IS CORRECT AGAIN ON ON PONDEROSA PARKWAY, WHERE WE'RE OFFERING 16 OF THOSE ATTAINABLE UNITS AND THEN THE REMAINING OF THOSE UNITS ARE ENTRY LEVEL MARKET RATE UNITS.

YEAH, IT MAKES IT MAKES FINANCIAL SENSE THERE, UNFORTUNATELY, ON THIS PROJECT BASED ON THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION AND THE COST OF THE LAND.

WHEN WE PURCHASED IT AND WHAT THE COSTS HAVE GONE UP TO NOW, IT'S IT'S FINANCIALLY AND PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO OFFER AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THIS PROJECT SPECIFICALLY.

AGAIN, WE STRIVE TO IDENTIFY FUTURE PROJECTS.

YOU KNOW, A BUNCH OF THEM COMING YOUR GUYS IS WAY IN THE FUTURE.

THAT WILL BE WE WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER THOSE THOSE AFFORDABLE AND ATTAINABLE UNITS.

THANK YOU, [INAUDIBLE] ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL? ALWAYS HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

MR. MAYOR.

I MOVE TO APPROVE THE PRELIMINARY PLAN FOR APPROVAL FOR MIRAMONTE AT BIRCH AVENUE CONDOMINIUMS. AS IT.

DELIVERS THE REQUIRED FINDINGS FIRST IN COMPLIANCE WITH ZONING CODE.

SECOND, IT MEETS ENGINEERING STANDARDS.

THIRD, IT MEETS SUBDIVISION AND LAND SPLIT REGULATIONS.

I'LL SECOND THAT.

AND I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

DOWN TO AGENDA NUMBER 14, THIS IS OUR REGULAR AGENDA 14 A IS THE CONSIDERATION

[A. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2021-42: A resolution approving two Binding Waivers of Enforcement relating to Assessor Parcel Numbers 101-35-002, 101-35-003, 101-35-004, and 105-10-481A located at the corner of Dale Avenue and Leroux Street and located at 3100 South Solitaires Canyon Drive. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Resolution No. 2021-42 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2021-42 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2021-42]

AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-24 A RESOLUTION APPROVING TWO BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT RELATING TO ASSESS OR PARTIAL NUMBERS 101-35-002, 101-35-003, 101-35-004, AND 105-10-481A LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF DALE AVENUE AND LAWRENCE STREET AND LOCATED AT 3100 SOUTH SOLITAIRE CANYON DRIVE.

STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION IS TO READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2021-42 BY TITLE ONLY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR KEVIN [INAUDIBLE], DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY.

I'LL BE HAND ON THIS ITEM TODAY.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT [INAUDIBLE] CLAIMS THAT WERE RECEIVED BY THE CITY AND THE RELATED BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT.

CAN YOU SEE THE PRESENTATION? YES, WE'RE GOOD.

GREAT.

SO A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND IN NOVEMBER 2020, FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED ORDINANCE 2020-28, WHICH MADE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO THIS FLAGSTAFF ZONING CODE, INCLUDING AMENDMENTS THAT MADE CERTAIN CHANGES REGULATING HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING.

IN ADDITION, WITH THOSE AMENDMENTS, THE COMMUNITY HOUSING AMENDMENTS REQUIRED A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR HOH RESTRICTED HOH OF FOUR UNITS OR MORE TO THE PEDESTRIAN SHED OF AN ACTIVITY CENTER AND ADDED PARKING, BEDROOM, BATHROOM AND OTHER REGULATIONS.

IN JUNE 2021 WAS WHEN THE CITY RECEIVED THE TWO PROP TWO 07 CLAIMS, THE FIRST WAS MADE BY D&L PROPERTY LLC, TONY AND ALEX [INAUDIBLE], AND NACHO BUSINESS LLC FILED THEIR

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PROP TWO 07 CLAIM WITH THE CITY REGARDING THREE PARCELS OF LAND LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF DALE AVENUE AND LARUE STREET.

THE OWNERS CLAIM THAT AS A RESULT OF THE AMENDMENTS, THE PROPERTIES WERE DEVALUED BY A TOTAL AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND.

THE SECOND CLAIM WAS FILED BY THE NADLER TRUST, AND IT PERTAINED TO A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED AT THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SOUTH SOLITARIES CANYON DRIVE.

THE OWNER OF THAT PROPERTY CLAIMS THAT IT RESULTS AS A RESULT OF THE HOH AMENDMENTS.

THE PROPERTY WAS DEVALUED BY $1.2 MILLION.

SO TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROP 207, PROP 207 IS AT ARS 12-1134 AND IT PROVIDES ESSENTIALLY THAT OR IT ALLOWS A PROPERTY OWNER TO SEE JUST COMPENSATION WHEN A CITY ADOPTS A LAND USE LAW THAT REDUCES THE PROPERTY OWNERS EXISTING RIGHTS TO USE, DIVIDE, SELL OR POSSESS PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY, AND SUCH ACTION REDUCES THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY.

IF THE PROPERTY OWNER WANTS TO MAKE IT TO 07, CLAIM ALL THE LAND OWNER HAS TO DO IS MAKE IT WRITTEN DEMAND FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF JUST COMPENSATION.

THE CITY THEN HAS 90 DAYS TO PAY THE DEMAND, AMEND THE LAW OR PERMANENTLY WAIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE NEW LAND USE LAW ON THE LANDOWNERS PARCEL.

IF THE CITY DOES NOT TAKE ONE OF THOSE ACTIONS, THEN THE LANDOWNER CAN MAKE CAN FILE A CLAIM FOR JUST COMPENSATION IN SUPERIOR COURT, JUST COMPENSATION FOR DIMINUTION IN VALUE AS A REDUCTION IN FAIR MARKET VALUE FOR THE PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE LAND USE LAW.

ESSENTIALLY, YOU LOOK AT THE MOST LIKELY PRICE FOR THE LAND PRIOR TO THE AMENDMENT TAKING EFFECT, AND THEN YOU LOOK AT IT THE DAY AFTER THE LAND USE LAW TAKES EFFECT AND YOU COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE.

SO THE RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU ADOPTS TWO BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THESE BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT IF THEY'RE APPROVED BY COUNCIL.

THE CITY WILL AGREE AND DECLARE THAT THE HATE ZONING AMENDMENTS WILL NOT BE ENFORCED IN ORDER APPLICABLE TO THE ENTIRETY OR ANY PORTION OF THE PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED IN THIS PRESENTATION.

DOES COUNSEL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS, COUNCIL.

THANK YOU, MR. [INAUDIBLE] THAT I'M HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

MAYOR, I MOVE TO READ RESOLUTION 2021-42 BY TITLE ONLY.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

I'LL SECOND IT SECONDED BY VICE MAYOR DAGGETT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY CITY CLERK.

THE RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING TWO BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT RELATING TO ASSESSOR PARCEL NUMBERS 101-35-002, 101-35-003, 101-35-004, AND 105-10-481A LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF DALE AVENUE AND LEROUX STREET AND LOCATED AT 3100 SOUTH SOLITAIRES CANYON DRIVE, BOTH WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

THANK YOU.

CITY CLERK.

I MOVED TO ADOPT 2021-42.

ALL RIGHT, I HAVE MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, I'LL SECOND THAT SECONDED BY VICE MAYOR.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR AYE THOSE OPPOSED.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 14B, THIS IS CITY COUNCIL REVIEW OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, A

[B. City Council Review of Conditional Use Permit: A Conditional Use Permit request from Miramonte Presidio LLC to establish a Planned Residential Development (PRD) on Tract M within the Presidio in the Pines master planned development was denied by the Planning Commission on August 25, 2021 by a 3-2 vote. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Staff does not have a recommended action. If a majority of Council chooses to review the Conditional Use Permit, a public hearing will be noticed and the matter will be set before Council at a future date. ]

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST FOR MIRAMONTE PRESIDIO LLC TO ESTABLISH A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON TRACT WITHIN THE PRESIDIO OF THE PINES MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT WAS DENIED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON AUGUST 25TH, 2021 BY A THREE TWO VOTE.

STAFF DOES NOT HAVE A RECOMMENDED ACTION.

IF A MAJORITY OF COUNCIL CHOOSES TO REVIEW THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE NOTICED IN THE MATTER WILL BE SET BEFORE COUNCIL AT A FUTURE DATE.

THANK YOU.

WE DO HAVE TWO SPEAKER REQUEST CARDS.

THAT WE WILL TAKE FIRST AS WE DON'T HAVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION ON THIS.

ROBERT DAVIS.

MR. MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I'M ROBERT DAVIS, I'M A RESIDENT OF PRESIDIO IN THE PINES, WHERE TRACK M IS

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LOCATED.

WHAT I'M ASKING OF THE COUNCIL TONIGHT IS TO ACCEPT THE DENIAL FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, AND IN LIEU OF THAT REQUEST THAT MIRAMONTE COME BACK WITH ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS THAT ADDRESS THE RESIDENTS CONCERNS.

THERE WERE TWO TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THEN THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION HEARING, WHICH WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED BY RESIDENTS IN BASICALLY UNANIMOUSLY.

THEY OPPOSED THE PROPOSED PROJECT THAT MAYOR [INAUDIBLE] WAS PRESENTING FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

IT'S THREE STORIES.

THERE ISN'T ANOTHER THREE STORY BUILDING IN PRESIDIO.

THEY'RE ALL ONE AND TWO OF A VARIETY OF STYLES AND SUCH.

AND IT'S RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF PRESIDIO, AND IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS AREA BECAUSE THERE'S ONLY THREE ENTRANCES AND WHERE IT'S BEING LOCATED.

WITH THE PROPOSED THIRTY NINE UNITS, IT WOULD IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST ENTRANCES, ONE OF THE TWO OF THE THREE BUSIEST.

AND THERE THERE'S SAFETY CONCERNS.

MIRAMONTE HASN'T ESTABLISHED STORMWATER DRAINAGE PLAN YET WITH THE CITY, AND THEIR PROPOSAL WAS TO GO ACROSS PRESIDIO PROPERTY, WHICH THE RESIDENTS HAVE OPPOSED BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE DRAINAGE ISSUES FROM THE STORMWATER THAT'S ALREADY THERE WITHOUT THIS ADDITION.

SO WHAT WE'RE ASKING IS THAT YOU GO AND GET ALTERNATIVES FROM MIRAMONTE THAT ADDRESS THE CONCERNS.

WE'RE NOT OPPOSED TO RESIDENTIAL IN THIS AREA IS THAT WE LIKE TO FINISH PRESIDIO AND GET IT DONE WITH IT.

BUT THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES RATHER THAN THREE STORY CONDOMINIUMS IN THAT AREA.

ONCE THAT'S DONE, A PUBLIC HEARING COULD BE HEARD.

ALTERNATIVES CAN BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE COUNCIL, AND IT WOULD THEN REQUIRE AND ANOTHER AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPER'S AGREEMENT AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE BASED UPON WHAT WAS ACCEPTABLE TO COUNCIL IN THAT RATHER THAN THE PROPOSAL.

THAT'S ON THE TABLE WITH MAYOR [INAUDIBLE].

SO I BELIEVE THAT'S AN ACTION WHICH WOULD ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY, STILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESIDENTIAL HOUSING IN THAT AREA AND BE MORE ACCEPTABLE TO WHAT WE'VE DEVELOPED WITHIN THAT.

BUT IT'S BASICALLY BEEN.

RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN UNANIMOUS IN THEIR OPPOSITION TO WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED BY MIRAMONTE IN THIS IN THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WAS A I DO WANT TO SAY, WELL, IT WAS NOT, I WANT TO SAY IN FAVOR, BUT UNDERSTOOD THE CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY AND ESPECIALLY, YOU ALL KNOW, IF YOU FACE SOUTH, YOU HAVE YOUR GOOD ON SNOW AND IF YOU FACE NORTH, YOU HAVE ICE.

THIS FACES NORTH.

[INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, MR. DAVIS.

THANK YOU.

COUNSEL, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. DAVIS.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

THANK YOU, MR. DAVIS, FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING AND SEEING THROUGH THIS MEETING TO VOICE YOUR YOUR THOUGHTS HERE.

I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU AS A RESIDENT.

YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVING ATTENDED THE P&Z MEETING AND OTHER MEETINGS PRIOR, UNDERSTAND THAT TRACKS A AND B WERE SLATED TO HAVE A LOT HIGHER DENSITY THAN WHAT WAS BROUGHT FORWARD IN THE END.

WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT DENSITY IS MADE UP? WELL, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT [INAUDIBLE] IN A WHOLE, THE TRACK A, WHICH ORIGINALLY WAS LIKE 320 CONDOMINIUMS, AND THAT THERE WAS ALSO A COMMERCIAL DISTRICT IN THERE.

THERE WAS AN AMPHITHEATER.

THERE WERE THOSE AND THAT DEVELOPER WENT BANKRUPT.

AND SO IT WAS THERE WAS CHANGE.

SO WHAT HAPPENED BACK IN 2004 IN THAT ORIGINAL PLAN REALLY DOESN'T CARRY FORWARD TO HOW PRESIDIO ENDED UP BEING DEVELOPED.

SO THERE REALLY ISN'T A MAKEUP OF THIS.

THIS LAST CORNER IS THERE, AND WE'RE ALL IN FAVOR OF DOING MORE OF THE HOUSING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PUT IN PRESIDIO.

AND WE BELIEVE THERE'S THEY CAN BE CREATIVE IN THEIR DESIGNS.

THERE'S A DESIGN IN PRESIDIO WHERE YOU HAVE FOUR HOUSES GOING ON ONE DRIVEWAY AND TWO OF THEM DON'T EVEN HAVE AN ENTRANCE ON THE STREET THEY FACE AT THE BACK.

SO THERE'S ALL KINDS OF ARRANGEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE DESIGN.

SO TO TAKE THAT NEARLY THREE ACRES INTO IT, THEY CAN BE CREATIVE AND GET THAT IN THERE, BUT NOT PUT THE LARGEST.

AND WE KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE BECAUSE THERE'S THE SAME BUILDINGS THAT THEY'RE DOING ON PONDEROSA PARKWAY, AND I BELIEVE YOU JUST DID THE THIRD PHASE TONIGHT.

SO IT'S.

THEY'RE JUST NOT.

COMPATIBLE WITH THE LOOK AND FEEL AND PRESENCE OF THAT AND THEIR LOCATION IS IN THE

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CORNER, AND [INAUDIBLE] HAS MADE AN ARGUMENT THAT, WELL, NOBODY'S GOING THROUGH THE THING, BUT THAT'S WHERE WE ALL GO IN AND OUT OF THAT AND IT'S DANGEROUS.

IT'S RIGHT AFTER IT'S RIGHT INTO A ROUNDABOUT AND ALL THAT AND CARS DON'T COME AROUND THAT ROUNDABOUT, THE SLOWEST YOU HAVE THERE AND INSTEAD OF HAVING A LIMITED NUMBER, THERE'S SOME HOUSES A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN.

SO THAT'S ONE DRIVEWAY COMING OUT, NOT 39 UNITS COMING OUT OF THE SAME THING THAT'S EVEN CLOSER TO THE ROUNDABOUT, SO THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU, MR. DAVIS.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER I HAVE IS CHARITY LEE.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS CHARITY LEE.

I'M THE LAND ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR MIRAMONTE HOMES, AND I'M REQUESTING THAT YOU VOTE TO REVIEW THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AT THE NEXT AVAILABLE COUNCIL MEETING FOR PRESIDIO TRACT M AUGUST 25TH THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DENIED OUR PERMIT WITHOUT STATING REASONS FOR THE DENIAL IN A VOTE OF THREE TO TWO.

THIS WAS AFTER CITY STAFF HAD RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, WITH CONDITIONS STATING THAT OUR PROJECT MEETS THE REQUIRED FINDINGS FOR GRANTING THE CUP.

NUMBER ONE.

THE CONDITIONAL USE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ZONING CODE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE ZONE IN WHICH THE SITE IS LOCATED.

NUMBER TWO THE GRANTING THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT WILL NOT BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE AND NUMBER THREE THAT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONDITIONAL USE AS PROPOSED AND AS IT MAY BE CONDITIONED, ARE REASONABLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE TYPES OF USES PERMITTED IN THE SURROUNDING AREA.

OUR PROJECT IS A 39 UNIT CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE PROJECT.

THIS WILL BRING ADDITIONAL UNITS TO FLAGSTAFF IN AN AREA AND AT A TIME WHEN HOUSING IS A CRISIS.

AND ADDITIONALLY, WE WILL HAVE FOUR THAT WILL BE ATTAINABLE.

SO WE ASKED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION TO HEAR OUR CASE AND ALLOW US TO BRING THIS BACK AT THE NEXT AVAILABLE COUNCIL MEETING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU MRS. LEE.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. LEE? COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, THANK YOU, MAYOR, WERE YOU BY CHANCE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE NUMBERS THAT TRACT A AND B WERE MEANT TO HAVE VERSUS WHAT WAS CREATED IN THE END? ARE YOU ABLE TO SHARE THAT WITH US? ABSOLUTELY.

SO TRACT A WAS ORIGINALLY SLATED FOR A TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO CONDOMINIUMS. IT WAS GOING TO BE A FIVE STORY COMPLEX AND WE DOWNSIZED THAT TO 42 TOWNHOMES.

TRACT B WAS ORIGINALLY A LIVE WORK.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 23 UNITS.

WE DOWNSIZE THAT TO 14 TOWNHOMES, SO OVERALL THE ENTIRE PRESIDIO AND THE PINES SUBDIVISION IS ABOUT 200 UNITS LESS THAN WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR.

THANK YOU.

AND REALLY QUICK.

DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'S ANY UPDATE ON POTENTIAL INCREASE IN AFFORDABLE UNITS AT THIS PROPERTY? THE DEVELOPMENT [INAUDIBLE] AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED AND BY COUNCIL, WE INTEND TO PROCEED WITH THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AS APPROVED AT THIS TIME.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. LEE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, COUNCIL, I'LL OPEN IT UP HERE FOR DISCUSSION.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

MAYOR.

YES.

I AM SORRY, I DO HAVE YEAH, ONE MORE PUBLIC COMMENTATOR ONLINE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A FEW NOW, SO I'M GOING TO START.

MR. TYLER DENHAM, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SPEAK NOW.

OH, THANK YOU.

ARE YOU ABLE TO HEAR ME OK? YES.

OKAY.

I'M JUST CALLING IN TO URGE THE COUNCIL TO HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING IN THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY.

SO I'VE LISTENED TO THE FULL P&Z COMMISSION MEETING ON THIS TOPIC AND THE VOTE WAS CLOSE.

IT WAS THREE TO TWO AND THE TWO SUPPORTERS CLEARLY EXPLAINED THEIR REASONING

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AND WHY THEY AGREED WITH THE CITY STAFF THAT THE DEVELOPMENT WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGIONAL PLAN.

BUT OF THE THREE THAT VOTED AGAINST IT, ONLY ONE OF THEM GAVE A JUSTIFICATION.

SO HE EXPLAINED THAT HIS OPPOSITION WAS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF MUNICIPAL WASTE PLANNING.

BUT THE OTHER TWO DID NOT GIVE ANY JUSTIFICATION OR EXPLAIN WHY THEY THOUGHT THAT THE DEVELOPMENT WAS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGIONAL PLAN.

SO JUST IN THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY, I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE A MEETING JUST TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHY IT WAS VOTED DOWN AND WHY IT'S NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGIONAL PLAN.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU, MR. DENHAM.

NEXT, PUBLIC PARTICIPANT.

SUMMER JOHNSON, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SPEAK NOW.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS SUMMER JOHNSON, I'M A RESIDENT OF PRESIDIO.

I LIVE THREE DOORS DOWN FROM THE PROPOSED CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX AND I AM STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THIS BECAUSE AGAIN IT IS THREE DOORS DOWN FROM WHERE I LIVE.

I DON'T FEEL LIKE WE AS RESIDENTS WERE GIVEN PROPER OR FAIR NOTICE WHEN THIS ALL STARTED TO DEVELOP.

WE FOUND OUT HOURS BEFORE IT ALL CAME ABOUT AS NEWS TO US THAT IT HAD BEEN CHANGED FROM THE ORIGINAL PLAN THAT WE WERE PRESENTED WITH FROM THE REALTORS AND THE DEVELOPERS THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A CHURCH OR GREEN SPACE.

THAT CHANGED RATHER QUICKLY WHEN THEY WANTED TO PUT CONDOS IN THERE.

THE REST OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT THREE STORY PROPERTIES.

WE HAVE TWO STORY PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND I ABSOLUTELY AM NOT AGAINST AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN FLAGSTAFF.

BUT IN ONE OF THE FIRST MEETINGS FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT, IT WAS STATED BY MIRAMONTE THAT THIS WAS NOT GOING TO BE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IN FACT, THEY CHANGED IT TO INCLUDE 10 PERCENT TO BE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHICH IS ONLY THREE UNITS OR THREE POINT NINE UNITS.

SO I THINK THAT'S KIND OF A LITTLE SHADY ON THEIR PART.

I'VE SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON MY HOUSE.

I'VE BEEN IN FLAGSTAFF MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I'M RAISING MY KIDS THERE.

AND IF I HAD KNOWN THAT THEY WERE GOING TO BE PUTTING A CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE MY HOUSE IS, I PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT WHERE I DID AND PUT MY MONEY AND MY LIFE'S INVESTMENTS INTO THAT.

I JUST THINK THAT'S SOMETHING TO REALLY CONSIDER.

THE PARKING IS ALREADY TERRIBLE IN PRESIDIO.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PARKING FOR OUR RESIDENTS AS IT IS, TRAFFIC CONTROL IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THAT CUL DE SAC.

AND WE HAVE THE ADDITION OF TIMBER SKY RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, WHICH DOES HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILT INTO THEIR MASTER PLAN.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A NOISE ISSUE AND AT ONE MEETING THEIR MIRAMONTE LAWYER BROUGHT UP THAT THE ORIGINAL PLAN HAD INCLUDED THESE CONDOS OR A SIMILAR CONDOS.

BUT THE ORIGINAL PLAN FOR PRESIDIO WENT BANKRUPT.

THAT WAS BACK IN 2004, SO THIS IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT I MEAN, IT MAINTAINS THE NAME PRESIDIO IN THE PINES, BUT IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLANNED COMMUNITY.

AND JUST, YOU KNOW, AS A MOM, AS A NURSE, AS A RESIDENT OF FLAGSTAFF, I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT THIS AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO CHANGE HOW OUR NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKS AND FEELS.

AND I JUST I IMPLORE THE COUNCIL JUST TO LEAVE THE DECISION THAT THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MADE, AS IS, THERE'S PLENTY OF OTHER PLACES WHERE WE CAN BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN FLAGSTAFF.

THIS IS NOT THE ANSWER TO OUR HOUSING CRISIS AT ALL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MS. JOHNSON.

CITY CLERK NEXT, PUBLIC PARTICIPANT.

BRANDON JOHNSON, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN.

YES.

HI, AS THE OTHER RESIDENTS SAID, I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF THIS CONDO PROJECT.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD COULD HAVE BEEN MORE DENSE, BUT ANYBODY THAT DOESN'T THINK THAT THAT'S A DENSE NEIGHBORHOOD COME DRIVE THROUGH THAT NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE AROUND RUSH HOUR.

WE HAVE VERY SMALL YARDS.

WE HAVE VERY LIMITED PARKING.

THE CONDOS THAT'S ONLY GOING TO MAKE IT WORSE.

SNOW REMOVAL, TRASH, THEY DIDN'T DO ANY FURTHER TRAFFIC STUDIES.

THEY DON'T HAVE THEIR DRAINAGE FIGURED OUT.

THEY'RE TRYING TO PUT IN THREE STORIES WHEN THERE'S NO THREE STORIES IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT'S NOT COMMON FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

LIKE TIFFANY SAID, TRACT A AND TRACK B WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UP TO FIVE STORIES.

WELL, THEY DIDN'T DO IT.

SO NOW THERE'S ONE LITTLE PARCEL OF LAND LEFT IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT'S BASICALLY BUILT OUT, AND NOW THEY WANT TO START BUILDING THREE STORY CONDOS.

IT'S NOT NORMAL FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND I'M JUST ASKING THAT YOU UPHOLD THE NO VOTE THAT WAS ALREADY YOU KNOW, IT WAS TURNED DOWN.

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SO JUST THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON.

THANK YOU.

CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE OTHERS? NO, THAT WAS THE LAST ONE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THE LAST ONE.

OK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT COUNCIL HAVE TO OPEN IT UP HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT I ATTENDED THE PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING THAT DISCUSS THIS ISSUE.

AND BOTH SIDES HAD A LOT TO SAY.

MY UNDERSTANDING AND STAFF CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT IF WE DON'T DO ANYTHING ON THIS, IF WE DON'T MOVE FORWARD TO AT LEAST HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT, THE PROJECT IS DEAD.

THERE WON'T BE A TWO STORY BUILDING, THERE WON'T BE A THREE STORY BUILDING, JUST WON'T BE ANY BUILDING.

I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO GO BACK TO MAKING IT A CHURCH OR WHATEVER.

OF COURSE, THERE'S NO CHURCH THAT'S INTERESTED IN THIS PROPERTY, APPARENTLY.

SO.

I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE MOVE THIS FORWARD AND WE HAVE A DISCUSSION.

AND, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THERE CAN BE SOME ROOM FOR COMPROMISE WITH THE BUILDER.

BUT TO JUST LET THIS PROJECT DIE BECAUSE OF A VERY CLOSE DECISION BY PLANNING AND ZONING, I DON'T THINK IS APPROPRIATE, I THINK BOTH SIDES DESERVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THEIR CASE TO COUNCIL AND THEN WE CAN MAKE A RATIONAL DECISION AFTER WE HEAR ALL SIDES.

THERE WAS A LOT TO SAY AT THE MEETING.

AND AS PEOPLE POINTED OUT, THE TWO MEMBERS THAT STRONGLY SUPPORTED THIS HAD VERY STRONG ARGUMENTS AND ONE MEMBER TALKED ABOUT, WE'RE HAVING PROBLEMS AT THE LANDFILL AND THE OTHER TWO MEMBERS DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

SO ANYWAY, I SUGGEST THAT WE AT LEAST HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT AND THAT'S ALL WE'RE TRYING TO DECIDE TONIGHT.

AND THEN AFTER WE HAVE THAT DISCUSSION AND HEAR FROM BOTH SIDES, THEN WE CAN MAKE A RATIONAL DECISION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

OTHERS.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

YEAH, I WOULD ECHO THE THE SUPPORT TO MOVE THIS FORWARD TO A CITY COUNCIL REVIEW OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT THAT WAS DENIED BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WITH THE THREE TO TWO VOTE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WATCHED THE P&Z MEETING, AND I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AS TO WHY IT WASN'T PASSED, SO I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THIS FORWARD AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I TOO WATCH THE P&Z MEETING AND LEFT WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS.

AND I THINK IT'S TIME AND APPROPRIATE THAT THIS IS ELEVATED TO THE COUNCIL LEVEL.

SO I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT COUNCIL AGREES AND IS WILLING TO MOVE THIS FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW, I'M JUST GOING TO ECHO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS SAYING, IT SEEMS VERY APPROPRIATE TO ME THAT THE NEXT STEP FORWARD FOR THIS IS FOR FULL COUNCIL TO DELIBERATE UPON IT.

AGREED.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, I'LL JUST SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, I NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AS WELL.

I THINK WE NEED TO GET AN EDUCATED DECISION IN MOVING FORWARD WITH IT.

BUT I AM ALWAYS VERY TREPIDATIOUS ABOUT SOMETHING THAT A COMMISSION HAS VOTED DOWN, AND I TEND TO BE MUCH MORE LEANING TOWARDS THOSE WHO KNOW MORE ABOUT CODE COMPLIANCE AND SO FORTH THAN I DO.

AND THE PURPOSE OF HAVING THESE PUBLIC COMMISSIONS IS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THEIR ADVICE FROM THESE KINDS OF THINGS.

SO I WILL SAY THAT I'M OK WITH MOVING THIS FORWARD, BUT I'M VERY TREPIDATIOUS ABOUT WHERE I'M GOING TO STAND IN THE END OF THIS.

MAYOR, IF I MAY.

I THINK THAT'S VERY FAIR AND I AGREE WITH YOU FOR THE MOST PART.

I DO THINK THAT THERE IS A COMMISSIONER AT PLAY HERE WHO IS IN A PATTERN OF VOTING EVERYTHING DOWN FOR THE SAME REASON ALL THE TIME, SO I'M NOT SURE THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING THE COMMISSION WORKING AT ITS FULL CAPACITY IN GOOD FAITH, AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING THE CONVERSATION WHEN THAT'S UP HERE AT THE DAIS IN FRONT OF CITY COUNCIL.

AND WE CAN GET ALL THE GOOD REASONING PRO AND CON OUT ON THE TABLE AND OUT IN THE PUBLIC.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, WITH THAT, DO WE? MR. MAYOR.

YES.

I'M JUST WONDERING IF WE NEED TO DO A MOTION.

RIGHT? IT DOES CALL FOR COUNCIL ACTION, SO WE WOULD NEED A MOTION FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW THE CUP.

ALL RIGHT.

HE PUT HIS HAND UP FIRST.

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WHATEVER.

NO PRIDE OF AUTHORSHIP HERE.

I MOVE THAT WE MOVE COUNCIL REVIEW OF THIS CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT MIRAMONTE PRESIDIO FOR TRACK M.

MOVE IT FORWARD AND HAVE A COUNCIL DISCUSSION ON THE MATTER AND POSSIBLE REVERSAL OF THE CUP.

THANK YOU.

THE PLANNING AND ZONING DECISION ON THE CUP.

THANK YOU.

YOU WANT TO SECOND THAT COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I'LL SECOND SURE.

ALL RIGHT, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT, THIS IS THE BIG ONE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WE'RE ON AGENDA ITEM 15 A

[A. Discussion and Direction: American Rescue Plan Act Local Recovery Funding ]

DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT LOCAL RECOVERY FUNDING.

HELLO MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS RICK TADDER, MANAGEMENT SERVICE DIRECTOR AND CITY TREASURER.

THE ITEM BEFORE YOU IS A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT, ALSO KNOWN AS ARPA FOR LOCAL RECOVERY FUNDS.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT.

BUT TONIGHT IS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE LOCAL PORTION OF THE RECOVERY FUNDS THAT ARE ALLOWED.

ALONG WITH ME TODAY IS OUR TEAM THAT HAS WORKED ON THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FOR LOCAL RECOVERY, INCLUDING STACEY BRECHLER-KNAGGS, OUR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MANAGER.

SARAH LANGLEY, THE INTERIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR.

MORGAN MULLANEY, OUR GRANTS AND CONTRACT SPECIALISTS.

AND GLORICE THOUSAND, OUR ACCOUNTANT.

AS WELL AS OUR BUDGET TEAM MEMBERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS ALSO AS THESE WERE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALLOCATIONS.

THE ARPA TEAM HAS SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS FOCUSING ON THE LOCAL RECOVERY FUNDS THROUGH MANY REVIEWS OF TREASURY GUIDANCE AND RULES, AS WELL AS MANY, MANY WEBINARS PROVIDED BY SEVERAL AGENCIES THAT WE RESPECT.

AND THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN, THE ARPA TEAM HAS WORKED WITH THE BUDGET TEAM TO DEVELOP A PROPOSAL THAT IS PROVIDED FOR YOU IN TODAY'S PACKET.

FOR OUR DISCUSSION TODAY WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FOR LOCAL RECOVERY.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

WE'RE GOING TO A QUICK REVIEW OVER THE ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES, THE 66 CATEGORIES ALLOWED.

WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE BUDGET TEAM PROPOSAL THAT WE'VE DRAFTED.

WE'RE GOING TO OPEN UP FOR COUNCIL TO TALK THROUGH AND ADJUST THE BUDGET TEAM'S PROPOSAL AS YOU FEEL APPROPRIATE, HOPEFULLY GETTING GUIDANCE FROM CITY COUNCIL AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS WE'LL DEVELOP GOING FORWARD.

SO FIRST UP, I WILL PASS IT OFF TO SARAH LANGLEY TO TALK ABOUT THE OVERVIEW.

THANK YOU, RICK, AND GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, SARAH LANGLEY, INTERIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR AND I WILL JOIN YOU VIRTUALLY THIS EVENING FOR A FEW SLIDES.

SO BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THE DETAILS, I'D LIKE TO JUST GIVE A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OR ARPA AND THE INTENT OF THE STATE AND LOCAL RECOVERY FUND.

NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU.

SO ARPA WAS, AS RICK MENTIONED IN HIS INTRODUCTION, A MASSIVE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, AND IT REALLY INCLUDED AID FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT SECTORS OF SOCIETY.

SO THE PIECE THAT WE WILL BE FOCUSED ON TONIGHT IS SUPPORT PROVIDED FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGH THE STATE AND LOCAL RECOVERY FUND.

BUT ARPA ALSO PROVIDED SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FUNDS FOR HOUSING, SMALL BUSINESSES AND FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS.

SO A LOT OF THE CITY'S MAJOR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ALSO RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF FUNDING THROUGH ARPA, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE NOT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WITHIN ARPA, THE STATE AND LOCAL RECOVERY FUND SETS ASIDE $350 BILLION FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND THOSE FUNDS ARE REALLY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ADDRESS THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON LOCAL ECONOMIES

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THAT THAT CAUSED TO SUPPORT ESSENTIAL WORKERS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAKE UP FOR REDUCTIONS IN REVENUES AND TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN WATER, SEWER AND BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIFICALLY.

IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ARPA STATE AND LOCAL RECOVERY FUND MONIES CANNOT BE USED TO OFFSET A TAX DEDUCTION, AND THEY CAN'T BE USED FOR PENSION FUNDS.

AND THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO AS WITH ANY PIECE OF LEGISLATION, CONGRESS WRITES THE LEGISLATION AND THEN IT'S UP TO ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS TO INTERPRET THE INTENT OF THAT LEGISLATION AND TO ISSUE GUIDANCE ON HOW IT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED.

THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY ISSUED WHAT THEY'RE CALLING AN INTERIM FINAL RULE TO HELP ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR DETERMINING WHAT TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES WOULD BE ALLOWABLE UNDER ARPA.

BUT WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE TREASURY TO RELEASE THEIR FINAL FINAL RULE, SO THERE COULD STILL BE SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN WHAT IS ELIGIBLE UNDER ARPA.

AND NEXT ONE? THERE WE GO.

SO LASTLY, AS YOU ARE LIKELY AWARE, ARPA IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION THAT WE'LL SEE THIS YEAR.

THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, AND IT WILL LIKELY BECOME LAW AT THE END OF THIS MONTH AS THE CURRENT SPENDING AUTHORIZATION THAT COVERS A LOT OF THOSE AREAS EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 30TH OF THIS YEAR.

SO THIS BILL FOCUSES ON TRADITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS SUCH AS SURFACE TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORTS AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

BUT IT ALSO DOES INCLUDE FUNDING FOR BROADBAND AND THINGS LIKE CLEAN ENERGY AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCY.

AND THEN EVEN THOUGH THIS BILL WILL LIKELY BE PASSED SOON, IT WILL STILL TAKE PROBABLY MANY MONTHS FOR THE FUNDING TO BE AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITIES AND FOR US TO REALLY KNOW WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE, WHAT THOSE NUMBERS WILL BE.

AND THEN APART FROM THAT, WE HAVE THE LARGER FY22 BUDGET RESOLUTION FRAMEWORK.

AND CURRENTLY ESTIMATES PUT THIS AT AROUND THREE POINT FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS.

SO TRULY MASSIVE.

BUT IT'S A MUCH MORE CONTROVERSIAL BILL AND ITS PASSAGE IS A LOT LESS CERTAIN AS IT LACKS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.

RIGHT NOW, WE ONLY HAVE GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE IN THIS BILL, AND WE COULD ANTICIPATE THINGS LIKE PAID LEAVE, CHILD CARE, HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION.

BUT A LOT COULD CHANGE, AND WE'RE NOT SURE IF THIS WILL GET THROUGH.

SO THAT IS JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING EFFORTS THAT ARE GOING ON AT THE MOMENT AND IF MONIES THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO COMPLEMENT ARPA FUNDS IN THE FUTURE.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL HAND IT OVER TO STACEY BRECHLER-KNAGGS TO TALK ABOUT COMPLIANCE.

THANK YOU.

HELLO, MAYOR AND COUNCIL STACEY BRECHLER-KNAGGS GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MANAGER AND DISASTER RECOVERY.

A LOT OF FLOOD WORK LATELY, BUT WELCOME AND THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE VIRTUAL ALSO.

AND I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO INTRODUCE MORGAN, MULLANEY AND MORGAN IF YOU CAN TURN YOUR CAMERA ON REAL QUICK.

SHE WORKS FOR ME AND WAS THE [INAUDIBLE] CONTRACTS ASSISTANT, BUT WE HAVE RECENTLY PROMOTED HER TO OVERSEE THESE FUNDS AS THE GRANTS AND CONTRACT SPECIALIST.

THIS GRANT, OR THIS FUNDING ALLOWS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE TIME AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE EXTENSIVE MANAGEMENT WORK.

AND THEN GLORICE THAT'S SITTING IN THE CROWD WITH YOU THERE IS GOING TO BE THE ACCOUNTANT ALSO WITH MORGAN TO OVERSEE THESE FUNDS.

SO WELCOME AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU, MORGAN, IN THIS NEW ROLE.

AND THEN WITH THAT, I DO WANT TO THANK RICK TADDER AND THE OVERALL TEAM AND THE BUDGET TEAM.

THIS HAS BEEN A LOT OF WORK BEHIND THE SCENES TO REVIEW THE COMPLIANCE, THE GUIDANCE, THE INTERIM RULES THAT SARAH LANGLEY TALKED ABOUT.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO BE ABLE TO TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN PROGRAM THESE FUNDS TODAY.

SOME OF THE COMPLIANCE AND REPORTING TO SET A HIGH LEVEL IS WE ARE REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO THE COVID 19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND MEET OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS WITH THIS FUNDING, ADVANCE THE RACIAL EQUITY AND SUPPORT UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, BE TRANSPARENT AND BE PUBLICLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE FUNDS THAT WE'VE RECEIVED.

WORK AND MEET OUR STATUTORY ELIGIBLE USES AND MEET, AS SARAH MENTIONED BEFORE, THE INTERIM AND THEN THE FINAL RULE THAT WILL EVENTUALLY COME OUT TO MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

AS FAR AS THE COST TIMEFRAME, THE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE WAS MARCH 3RD AND THEN ENDS DECEMBER 31ST THAT WE NEED TO HAVE THE PERFORMANCE PERIOD AND THEN FUNDS MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31ST OF 2026.

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AND THEN, AS MOST FEDERAL GRANTS, WE'RE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 2CFR PART 200.

CFR STANDS FOR CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, SO THAT'S THE UNIFORM REQUIREMENT FOR ALL FEDERAL GRANTS.

AND THEN LASTLY, THE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY AWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT ARE PART OF THESE FUNDS.

THE NEXT SLIDES.

AND THANKS, RICK.

AND THEN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, THE FIRST INTERIM REPORT WAS DUE AUGUST 31ST OF 2021.

AND YES, WE DID SUBMIT THAT AND GOT OUR FIRST REPORT SUBMITTED.

AND THEN WE'LL START WITH QUARTERLY PROJECT REPORT AND EXPENDITURE REPORTS FOLLOWING THIS NEXT QUARTER.

SOME OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN THOSE REPORTS ARE THE PROJECTS RICK MENTIONED, THE 66 PROJECTS.

BUT WHAT WE DRILLED THIS DOWN TO WHAT WE IDENTIFY, WE WANT TO FUND, THE EXPENDITURES, THE PROJECT STATUS, PROJECT DEMOGRAPHICS, IF THERE ARE ANY SUBAWARDS AND THEN CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE AND PROGRAMMATIC DATA.

AND I THINK WITH THAT, I'LL SAY GOODBYE AND BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, RICK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, STACEY.

THANK YOU, SARAH.

THE NEXT PART IS JUST A HIGH LEVEL REVIEW OF THE ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES.

YOU'VE SEEN THE LIST OF 66 CATEGORIES, BUT WE'RE GOING TO KIND OF START HIGH LEVEL IN THIS AREA.

THE U.S.

TREASURY HAS PROVIDED GUIDANCE IN JUNE OR SO ABOUT WHAT THE CATEGORIES ARE AND WHAT THE REPORTING CATEGORIES WILL BE FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT.

AND HERE ARE THOSE SEVEN CATEGORIES THAT HAVE BEEN LISTED.

WITHIN EACH ONE THERE ARE SEVERAL SUBCATEGORIES MAKING A TOTAL OF 66 SUBCATEGORIES FOR OUR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT LOCAL RECOVERY FUNDING.

THE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS SERVICE TO DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.

PREMIUM PAY INFRASTRUCTURE, REVENUE REPLACEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER COSTS.

THE NEXT FEW SLIDES GO THROUGH ALL THE DETAIL OF THE LINES, I'M NOT GOING TO SPEAK THROUGH ALL THESE, I DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT TO ADD TO EACH ONE, BUT THESE ARE THE ITEMS THAT WILL GUIDE US ONCE WE GET YOUR DIRECTION.

OUR STAFF WILL GO BACK AND DIG INTO THESE SUBCATEGORIES TO MAKE SURE WE FIT THE REQUIREMENTS OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT.

SO THESE SLIDES, AGAIN, I'M JUST GOING TO FLY THROUGH THESE QUICKLY TO GET TO OUR DISCUSSION FROM THE BUDGET TEAM.

THERE THAT WAS QUICK.

SO TOOK A BUNCH OF SLIDES OUT.

SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE BUDGET TEAM HAD A CONVERSATION OF, WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT PROVIDING FUNDING AND WHAT WE ARE SEEING AS A BALANCED PLAN, AN APPROACH TO THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING.

SO LAST MONTH, THE BUDGET TEAM MET A COUPLE OF TIMES TO TALK ABOUT PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD MAKE UP A RECOMMENDATION OF USING THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDING FOR LOCAL RECOVERY.

WE IDENTIFIED 15 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES THAT WE THOUGHT WERE IMPORTANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AND WE'D LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD AS A RECOMMENDATION.

THIS WAS A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH WITH BUDGET TEAM AND THE WELL DEVELOPED TEAM THAT WE HAVE, AND I BELIEVE IT IS A WELL-ROUNDED UTILIZATION OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS.

MUCH OF THIS THE BUDGET TEAM DISCUSSED WAS SOME OF YOUR CONVERSATIONS THAT YOU'VE HAD AT THE DAIS AND IN MEETINGS, AS WELL AS SOME COMMUNICATIONS WE HAD WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS ABOUT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE COMMUNITY INPUT THAT WE'VE HEARD OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO RIGHT NOW IS WALK THROUGH EACH OF THE 15 ITEMS AND KIND OF EXPLAIN WHAT THE BUDGET TEAM IS LOOKING FOR IN OUR PROPOSAL.

CHANGE THE SLIDE WE DID NUMBER THE REQUESTS ONE THROUGH 15 JUST TO HELP FOLLOW ALONG AND LATER WE'LL HAVE A SPREADSHEET THAT ALIGNS THE NUMBERS ALSO SO YOU CAN QUICKLY IDENTIFY WHICH ONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO.

FIRST OFF IS A VACCINATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

WE WOULD LOOK TO SEE THIS TO BE A PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM WITH THE COCONINO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN MAYBE A LITTLE HESITANT IN GETTING THEIR VACCINATIONS.

WE HEARD FROM COUNCIL BACK IN MAYBE IT WAS MAY OR JUNE THAT YOU WERE INTERESTED IN AN INCENTIVE PLAN.

WITH FURTHER GUIDANCE FROM THE TREASURY WE DO FIND THAT IT IS AVAILABLE TO USE OUR

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RECOVERY FUNDS WITH THIS.

SO THAT IS OUR FIRST RECOMMENDATION.

THESE ARE NOT IN A PRIORITY ORDER.

THAT'S JUST THE FIRST ONE ON THIS LIST.

THE NEXT ITEM SUPPORT CONGREGATE SETTINGS, SETTING AGENCIES SUCH AS SHELTERS, SCHOOLS, NURSING HOMES AND THOSE TYPES OF FACILITIES.

THIS IS WHERE WE LOOK TO PROVIDE SUPPORT, FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19.

POSSIBLY PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE COUNTY.

AND JUST AS A NOTE, UNFORTUNATELY, THESE TYPES OF FUNDS, AS MENTIONED EARLIER BY STACEY, THERE IS AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF MARCH 3RD, SO WE CANNOT GO RETRO AND PAY FOR EXPENDITURES THAT OCCURRED IN THE PAST.

ONE ITEM HAS BEEN SUGGESTED AS FAR AS SHELTER SERVICES AND THE COSTS THAT THEY INCURRED FOR HOTEL ROOMS AND SO FORTH.

PRIOR TO THIS, ARPA FUNDS.

EVERYTHING WE READ IS WE CANNOT GO RETROACTIVE BEFORE MARCH 3RD ON THIS TYPE OF FUNDS, SO WE'RE LOOKING AT PROACTIVELY IN THE FUTURE IF THERE'S FUNDING TO HELP WITH THEM IN THOSE CONGREGATE SETTINGS TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19.

THE NEXT ITEM.

YEAH WE HAVE, SORRY.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY HAS A QUESTION ON THAT.

WHEN YOU SAY MARCH 3RD, MARCH 3RD 2021 OR TWENTY TWO.

TWENTY ONE, DID I SAY 22 EARLIER.

YOU DIDN'T SAY WHAT YEAR SO 21, THANK YOU.

THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

YES.

THE THIRD ITEM ON A LIST IS SUPPORT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES OR SUBSTANCE USE.

APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

THIS IS A CONCEPT OF ADDING POSSIBLY SOME STAFFING OR AMBASSADORS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP WITH THOSE THAT NEED MENTAL SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OR IN A SUBSTANCE USE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE HAVE AMBASSADORS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO POSSIBLY HELP OUT AREAS LIKE DOWNTOWN AND CERTAIN AREAS THAT ARE MAYBE A LITTLE MORE ACTIVE.

AND WE ALSO SEE THIS AS A POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP WITH COCONINO COUNTY AND POSSIBLY WITH THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION.

THE THIRD ITEM IS A PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST WITH ADVANCING ALTERNATE CARE SERVICES, THIS HAS BEEN A BIG TOPIC WITH THE COUNCIL, AND WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH SOME FUNDING IN THIS BUDGET CYCLE.

WE ARE LOOKING TO ALLOCATE TWO POINT FOUR MILLION ON THIS TOPIC.

AND OUR APPROACH TO THIS IS WE'LL HAVE SOME CONVERSATION WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE, BUT IT COULD BE POSSIBLE OF RENTING FACILITIES FOR AREAS OF.

LET ME GET BACK TO MY NOTES HERE.

RENTAL AREAS WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF CONGREGATION OF INDIVIDUALS, SOME SAFE PLACES AND POTENTIALLY AREAS THAT A FACILITY THAT COULD HAVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORT WITHIN THE FACILITY.

THAT'S ONE IDEA THAT THE CITY BUDGET TEAM HAS BROUGHT FORWARD FOR CONSIDERATION.

NUMBER FIVE IS SUPPORT OF SMALL BUSINESSES WITH POTENTIAL BUSINESS GRANTS.

THIS IS ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO OUR LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

WE KNOW OUR SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED PRETTY HARD FROM THIS PANDEMIC FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, IT'S BEEN QUITE A LONG TIME, AND WE'RE LOOKING TO SEE HOW WE CAN MAYBE FINANCIALLY SUPPORT, YOU KNOW, THROUGH APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIP AGAIN WITH COCONINO COUNTY, AND POSSIBLY THEY CAN ADD FUNDING TO THIS POT TO HELP OUR BUSINESSES.

ITEM SIX IS OUR SUPPORT OF TOURISM RELATED BUSINESSES.

AS WE KNOW OUR TOURISM RELATED BUSINESSES TOOK A BIG HIT IN THIS PANDEMIC.

PEOPLE NOT MOVING AROUND AS MUCH AND HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS HAD LESS REVENUES IN THIS LAST YEAR.

THEY COULD USE SOME HELP IN THIS COMING YEAR DUE TO THE VERY HARD ECONOMIC HIT THEY'VE HAD THIS LAST YEAR AND A HALF.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THIS FUNDING TO HELP THOSE BUSINESSES GROW AND THRIVE IN THE FUTURE.

NUMBER SEVEN IS SUPPORT OF NON-PROFITS AND OTHER AGENCIES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED NEGATIVELY FROM THE PANDEMIC.

WE HAVE SOME IDEAS IN HERE AS FAR AS PROVIDING GRANTS IN OUR ARTS COMMUNITY, PROVIDING WAIVERS FOR OUR SPECIAL EVENTS, COMMUNITY EVENTS TO HELP THOSE PRODUCERS BOUNCE BACK AND PROVIDE THOSE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

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AND WE ALSO SEE THAT MAYBE WE PARTNERSHIP WITH AN AGENCY SUCH AS UNITED WAY TO PROVIDE A GRANT PROGRAM FOR OUR OTHER NON-PROFITS THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

NUMBER EIGHT IS A CONTRACTED HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES FOR RECRUITMENT.

WE, OUR HR DEPARTMENT, HAS BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS WITH HIRING.

WE HAVE A LOT OF VACANCIES OUT IN OUR STAFFING AND WE ARE HIRING A CONTRACTED INDIVIDUAL TO SUPPORT OUR HR TEAM IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS, FILLING THE HEAVY WORKLOAD FROM ALL THE VACANT POSITIONS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE.

NUMBER NINE IS INVESTING IN EARLY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

AGAIN, WE SEE THIS AS POSSIBLY A PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE EARLY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, PARTNERING WITH POTENTIALLY NAU FUSD AND COCONINO COUNTY, AND OTHERS TO PROVIDE SOME TYPE OF FORMAT TO ENHANCE EARLY EDUCATION.

NUMBER 10 ASSISTANCE FOR ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS STEM OR STEAM, AS I'VE HEARD IT ALSO.

THOSE RELATED PROGRAMS, FUNDING TO INCREASE THESE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS AND MATHEMATICS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AGAIN, POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR FUNDING TO DEVELOP THESE KINDS OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, OR MAYBE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN A FACILITY TO BUILD TO RUN STEM RELATED ACTIVITIES OUT OF WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY, WITHIN MAYBE AN AREA OF HIGHER NEED DISPROPORTIONATE NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

NUMBER 11 IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR 450,000.

THIS IS TO SUPPORT, OF COURSE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES, WHICH COULD LOOK LIKE SEVERAL THINGS.

WE WOULD LOOK AT REVOLVING LOANS POSSIBLY PROVIDING TO START OWNERSHIP AND GETTING PEOPLE INTO HOMES IN OUR COMMUNITY, SERVICES FOR THE UNHOUSED PERSONS IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND OTHER POTENTIAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO HELP MOVE THAT NEEDLE IN OUR COMMUNITY AS ALLOWED BY THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT.

NUMBER 12 IS A POSSIBLE PREMIUM PAY SUPPORT FOR WORKERS PERFORMING DIRECT WORK IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY AREAS.

THIS IS AN AREA THE BUDGET TEAM, HAS TAKEN A LOT OF CONVERSATION ON AND WE KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS THAT ARE BEING DIFFICULT IN KEEPING ENOUGH PEOPLE IN THE SEATS.

HIGH VACANCY AREAS SUCH AS DISPATCH POTENTIALLY ARE SOME OF THE AREAS WE'D LIKE TO INVEST.

SOME OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT TO HELP DEVELOP AND KEEP MORE POSITIONS FILLED IN THOSE CRITICAL POSITIONS, ESPECIALLY WITHIN PUBLIC SAFETY.

AND OUR LAST THREE 13 IS IMPROVEMENT TO WATER AND WASTEWATER CYBERSECURITY MEASURES, INCLUDING FIBER PROJECTS TO FACILITIES OF $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS.

THIS IS A CAPITAL PROJECT, SUPPORT FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES THAT WILL HELP ADVANCE CRITICAL CYBERSECURITY NEEDS AND MEASURES THAT WE HAVE FOR OUR CRITICAL WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS BY DEVELOPING FIBER CONNECTIONS TO THOSE FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

THIS FUNDING WOULD LIKELY FOCUS ON THE CONNECTION TO WILDCAT WOULD BE ABOUT A $1.5 MILLION PROJECT, AS OUTLINED BY CJ PERRY, OUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR.

AND THIS IS ONE THAT THE BUDGET TEAM ASKED TO MOVE FORWARD.

FOR A MORE EXTENSIVE CONNECTION TO THE FACILITIES FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER THE FULL BUILDOUT IS APPROXIMATELY $4.2 MILLION DOLLARS.

WE SEE THAT THERE COULD BE FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS, AS SARAH LANGLEY HAS MENTIONED THAT MAYBE THOSE WILL BE APPROPRIATE TO ENHANCE WHAT WE'RE CONTRIBUTING IN ARPA.

USE SOME OTHER FEDERAL FUNDS AS THEY COME FORWARD.

NUMBER 14 IS OUR REVENUE LOSS REPLACEMENT.

AS YOU KNOW, IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR, BUDGET TEAM BROUGHT FORWARD A BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR REPLACING $9 MILLION DOLLARS IN LOST REVENUES FOR BUDGET ITEMS THAT THE BUDGET TEAM HAD TO PASS ON BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE THE REVENUES TO FUND THESE.

WE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH COUNCIL AND APPROVAL TO APPROVE THAT $9 MILLION DOLLARS IN BUDGET EXPENDITURES.

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HOWEVER, AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND RECEIVED FURTHER U.S.

TREASURY GUIDANCE IN THE INTERIM RULE, THE WAY THEY LOOK AT REVENUE LOSS IS DIFFERENT THAN I WOULD LOOK AT REVENUE LOSS DURING A PANDEMIC.

THEY'RE A LITTLE MORE STRICT AS FAR AS THEY WANT TO LOOK AT A CALENDAR YEAR.

THEY WANT TO LOOK AT AN ORGANIZATION AS A WHOLE, AND IT JUST DOESN'T FIT WHAT WE REALLY SEE AS REVENUE LOSS.

SO BASED ON NEW GUIDANCE FROM THE TREASURY, AND WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE ADDITIONAL CHANGES FROM THEM WITH A FINAL RULING.

WE ARE NOW LOOKING AT A MAXIMUM OF ABOUT FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE LOSS.

SO WITH THAT, THE BUDGET TEAM WILL AS WE TIGHTEN UP THAT NUMBER, THE BUDGET TEAM WILL HAVE TO COME BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT WE ALREADY APPROVED IN THE BUDGET AND LOOK AT WHAT CAN STILL MOVE FORWARD.

HOW DO WE PRIORITIZE THOSE THAT WE BROUGHT FORWARD TO YOU IN APRIL? SO THOSE ARE ALREADY COMMITTED TO THOSE TYPES OF PROJECTS.

IT COULD GO DOWN BASED ON FUTURE RULINGS, BUT AT THIS POINT, THAT IS OUR BEST ESTIMATE.

AND THE ITEM 15, THE LAST ITEM ARPA LOCAL RECOVERY FUNDS DOES CREATE A LOT OF WORK AS STACEY BRECHLER-KNAGGS, OUR GRANTS AND CONTRACT MANAGERS MENTIONED, AND WE'RE LOOKING TO USE THESE FUNDS TO ENHANCE OUR ABILITY TO DELIVER ON THESE FUNDS.

IT IS A LOT OF WORK AND A LOT OF FOCUS AND STAFF IS ALREADY PRETTY HEAVY IN WORKLOAD WITH MANY OTHER GRANTS AND MANY OTHER CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES.

SO WITH THE HEAVY REPORTING AND HEAVY COMPLIANCE, WE DID PROMOTE MORGAN MULLANEY, AND WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE HER AS A GRANTS AND CONTRACT SPECIALIST, AND SHE WILL BE THE FOCUS PERSON FOR ALL THE RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE AND REPORTING FOR THE ORGANIZATION, AS WELL AS THE DIVISIONS AND SECTIONS WE'LL BE WORKING WITH.

AND THIS IS JUST A CRITICAL NEED THAT WE DO NEED THAT SUPPORT AT THIS TIME, IT COULD BE AT SOME POINT WE NEED OUTSIDE HELP ALSO TO ADVANCE THIS.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT RESERVING SOME FUNDS FROM ARPA TO HELP US MANAGE THIS GRANT.

SO WITH THAT.

THAT'S THE OUTLINE OF THE BUDGET TEAM'S PROPOSAL.

I DON'T KNOW IF CITY MANAGER CLIFTON, IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT PROPOSAL, OTHERWISE WE'LL OPEN IT UP FOR COUNCIL CONVERSATION.

BEFORE WE DO SO, WE DO HAVE ONE PUBLIC COMMENTER ON THE LINE THAT I'D LIKE TO TAKE.

DEVONA MCLAUGHLIN, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

GOOD EVENING, MR. MAYOR, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL JUST WANT TO CHECK AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN HEAR ME.

YES.

OH, WONDERFUL.

TECHNOLOGY IS A BLESSING AND I SO APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE COMMENT ON THIS TOPIC, ESPECIALLY WEARING MULTIPLE HATS TO GET MY KIDDOS TO HOCKEY PRACTICE AT JAY LIVELY.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL.

MY NAME IS DEVONA MCLAUGHLIN AND I HAVE THE HONOR OF SERVING AS THE CEO OF HOUSING SOLUTIONS OF NORTHERN ARIZONA.

WE'RE A LOCAL NONPROFIT HOUSING PROVIDER WHO LOOKS TO DO PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING RELATED TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHETHER IT'S INVESTING IN TRYING TO HELP FOLKS TRANSITION FROM HOMELESSNESS AT SHARON MANOR ALL THE WAY TO BECOMING FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS, WITH DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FUNDED IN PART BY THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF TO HOMEOWNERSHIP PRESERVATION THROUGH FORECLOSURE COUNSELING, YOU NAME IT, THERE IS A NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND SO IT'S MY SOAPBOX AGAIN TONIGHT TO RESPECTFULLY ASK COUNCIL FOR ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

I APPRECIATE THAT THERE IS A LINE ITEM IN HERE FOR HOUSING INVESTMENT.

I THINK FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS WILL GO PRETTY FAST AND I KNOW THAT THE NEED IS GREAT IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THERE'S LOTS OF WAYS THAT FOLKS CAN GET HELP, WHETHER IT IS DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE OR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW RENTAL UNITS OR LAND ACQUISITION OR YOU NAME IT.

BUT MY PLEA TO COUNCIL IS TO CONSIDER INCREASING THAT INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH ARPA FUNDS.

THIS IS A ONE TIME GIFT, A ONE TIME GRANT, AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE ACQUISITION OF ASSETS, A REVOLVING LOAN FUND AND REALLY INVESTING IN MAKING SURE THAT THERE'S UNITS AVAILABLE FOR OUR WORKFORCE.

FOR FOLKS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, YOU NAME IT, YOU CAN FIND NEED.

SO THAT'S MY ASK AND REQUEST OF COUNCIL TONIGHT.

FIRST, TO THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING HOUSING PERIOD AND THEN TO SEE IF THAT INVESTMENT COULD JUST BE A LITTLE GREATER TO HELP SOME MORE FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY AS THE NEED IS SO GREAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION AND FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO

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SUPPORT HOUSING IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR WORKFORCE.

IT'S NEEDED AND APPRECIATED AND JUST CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, MS. MCLAUGHLIN, WE DO HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU FROM COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

HI THERE DEVONA, THANK YOU FOR CALLING IN AND HELPING US WITH THIS.

SO YOU'RE ASKING FOR GRANT MONEY TO BE SET ASIDE FOR CREATION OF NEW HOUSING? HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SAY WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO MAKE ANY KIND OF IMPACT? SORRY, SORRY, YOU CUT OUT THERE, I HEARD APPROPRIATE.

AND IS THAT IT? OH, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SAY WOULD BE NEEDED TO MAKE ANY KIND OF SIGNIFICANT IMPACT? YOU KNOW, HOUSING IS EXPENSIVE.

MATERIALS COSTS HAVE GONE UP, LABOR COSTS HAVE GONE UP.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT DEVELOPMENT AND EVEN WITH LEVERAGING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT COULD COME FROM THE STATE OR LOANS FOR MORTGAGES OR CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

I KIND OF THINK A MINIMUM OF A MILLION DOLLARS IS KIND OF WHAT I'M HOPING COULD BE FOUND IN ORDER TO INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

OK, MY SECOND QUESTION FOR YOU IS IN REGARDS TO EVICTION PREVENTION.

ANY FEEDBACK OR INSIGHTS AS TO HOW WE CAN SUPPORT EVICTION PREVENTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THE HARD PART HERE IS THAT THERE ARE RESOURCES FOR EVICTION PREVENTION, IT'S JUST AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE'S A BACKLOG OF CONNECTING FOLKS WHO NEED THE MONEY WITH THE MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE.

THE STATE HAS ERAP EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS COCONINO COUNTY HAS SOME MONEY AGAIN, WHICH IS GREAT.

THOSE PROGRAMS ARE WONDERFUL IN THAT THERE'S FUNDS AVAILABLE.

I'LL TELL YOU, AS A LANDLORD WHO REALLY WORKS WITH THEIR TENANTS TO GET THROUGH AND NAVIGATE THAT PORTAL AND TO GET ASSISTANCE TO FOLKS, IT'S NOT THE EASIEST.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW MUCH HARDER IT WOULD BE IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE A LANDLORD WHO WAS HELPING YOU, OR PERHAPS ENGLISH WAS YOUR SECOND LANGUAGE OR YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY.

SO THOSE ARE THE BARRIERS THAT I SEE IS GETTING THE MONEY TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT.

NOT A LACK OF FUNDING.

AND SO I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW HOW YOU OVERCOME THAT, EXCEPT ADVOCACY AT THE STATE LEVEL TO MAYBE LOOSEN REQUIREMENTS OR TO GET BETTER OUTREACH TO FOLKS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO GET HELP TO NAVIGATE THAT ONLINE PORTAL.

MAYBE SOME ASSISTANCE FOR FOLKS WHO AREN'T NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS.

THERE'S GOT TO BE WAYS TO OPEN THAT RESOURCE FOR ACCESSIBILITY, WHICH I THINK IS THE BACKLOG AT THIS POINT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTERS? YES, MAYOR.

MONICA FUSSE YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

MONICA, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

MS. FUSSE.

OK, MAYOR, IT LOOKS LIKE.

IF SHE COMES BACK ONLINE, I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

OK, WAS MS. FUSSE THE LAST INDIVIDUAL? YES.

[INAUDIBLE] YEAH.

OK, SOUNDS GOOD.

YEAH.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF SHE COMES ON AGAIN AND I'D LIKE TO HEAR HER INPUT.

SO PART OF THE COUNCIL CONVERSATION, WE'VE DEVELOPED A SPREADSHEET.

HOPEFULLY, YOU GUYS CAN SEE IT ON YOUR SCREENS.

OK.

THERE IT IS.

I HAVE GLORICE TO HELP ME OUT WITH SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE THE BUDGET PROPOSAL HERE LISTED OUT BY THE 15 CATEGORIES.

WE DO HAVE YOU CAN ADD CATEGORIES IF YOU HAVE SOME THINGS THAT MAYBE WE MISSED AS PART OF OUR TARGET.

AND WE WILL LOOK TO SEE WHAT DO YOU THINK AS FAR AS ADJUSTMENTS, AS FAR AS ADDING FUNDS TO A POT OR TAKING AWAY AND HELPING US BALANCE THIS PROPOSAL THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU.

THE ONE ITEM, THE FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION, REALLY, THAT'S A PRETTY SOLID NUMBER RIGHT NOW FOR US TO USE.

SO THAT'S NOT ONE THAT WE CAN REALLY MOVE AROUND AT THIS POINT, BUT WE'RE OPEN TO HEAR FROM YOU AS COUNCIL AND GET YOUR THOUGHTS.

THANK YOU, MR. TADDER.

VICE MAYOR.

I HAVE A QUESTION, MR. TADDER.

WHAT DOES DIRECT ASSISTANCE LOOK LIKE? WOULD WE HAVE TO SAY WE WANTED TO PUT MONEY IN ONE CATEGORY? DO WE HAVE TO DO RFPS? YOU KNOW, FOR NONPROFITS TO APPLY FOR THAT? OR HOW DOES THAT WORK? YEAH, WE ARE GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO DO THE REQUIRED PROCUREMENT PROCESSES,

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FEDERAL RULES WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THOSE PROCUREMENT PROCESSES.

OF COURSE, ITEMS ABOVE 50 THOUSAND WILL COME BACK TO COUNCIL FOR YOUR APPROVAL.

BUT IT WILL TAKE TIME TO SOLICIT OR IF WE HAVE AN EXISTING CONTRACT, WE CAN PARTNER OR PARTNERSHIP ON AND BRING THAT FORWARD TO COUNCIL TO AMEND IS A POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY.

BUT WE DO SEE A BIT OF PROCUREMENT ACTIVITY FOR THESE TYPES OF DIRECT FUNDS.

YEAH.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I HAVE A FOLLOW UP TO THAT QUESTION.

SO I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC NONPROFITS THAT PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES THAT'S ALSO A PART OF OUR MANDATE TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR INCLUDING THE FLAGSTAFF SHELTER SERVICES, THE HUMANE SHELTER AND THE FOOD CENTER.

CAN WE CALL OUT THOSE ORGANIZATIONS SO WE COULD HAVE DIRECT ALLOCATION TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THOSE SPECIFIC NONPROFITS? I WOULD CAUTION BY CALLING OUT SPECIFIC NAMES AND ORGANIZATIONS WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE BACKGROUND OF A PROCUREMENT PROCESS.

I THINK WE CAN TALK ABOUT IN NUMBERS AS FAR AS THE GROUPS AND NONPROFITS THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE PUT JUST THE HIGH LEVEL DOLLAR AMOUNT AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS CAN FIT WITHIN THESE TYPES OF DIRECTION.

SO IF YOU SPEAK TO US AS FAR AS WHAT ACTIVITIES YOU WANT TO SUPPORT, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT AS A BUDGET TEAM, WE CAN SEE HOW WE CAN FOCUS THOSE FUNDS IN THOSE AREAS.

THANK YOU, MR. TADDER.

AND SO WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION, I WOULD ASK COUNCIL SUPPORT TO IDENTIFY SUPPORT SERVICES THAT OFFER SHELTER FOR HOMELESS, SHELTER FOR ANIMALS, AND FOOD SERVICES.

AND NUTRITION, FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU TO STAFF FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS.

WHAT A GIFT TO BE DISCUSSING HOW TO SPEND THESE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS REALLY AND REALLY KUDOS TO OUR TEAM AND OUR LEADERSHIP FOR PUTTING US IN THIS POSITION TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION.

SO I'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS CONVERSATION.

I'M SURE AS MANY OF YOU HAVE FOR A WHILE AND I DO HAVE SOME THOUGHTS.

I'LL START WITH WHAT I THINK WE SHOULD ADD IN ADDITION TO THIS, AND THEN I'LL TOUCH UPON WHAT I THINK WE MAYBE CAN CUT BACK ON TO HELP KIND OF CREATE THOSE FUNDS TO ALLOW FOR THOSE.

LIKE COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS MENTIONED, I'D LIKE TO SEE US CREATE A LINE ITEM FOR FOOD AGENCIES IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE WORKING TO PROVIDE FOOD, SUPPLEMENTARY FOOD TO THOSE IN NEED.

AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO SEE US ADD A LINE ITEM FOR TEMPORARY JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC.

AND I'M THINKING, YOU KNOW, TEMPORARY LABOR FUNDING.

AND I GUESS I CAN THROW OUT NUMBERS WITH THIS, RICK, IF THIS HELPS.

SO I'M THINKING TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND FOR THE TEMPORARY JOB SERVICES AND THEN SEVENTY THOUSAND FOR THE FOOD SUPPORT.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE LOCAL AGENCIES ARE ASKING FOR SEVENTY THOUSAND FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF AND OR SIXTY THOUSAND FOR A NEW VEHICLE.

SO I'M THINKING SEVENTY THOUSAND FOR STAFFING, BUT THAT MIGHT BE GETTING TOO MUCH IN THE WEEDS, BUT 70,000 FOR FOOD SUPPORT.

AND THEN I PERSONALLY REALLY LIKE WHAT DAVONA WAS TALKING ABOUT.

I THINK OUR BIGGEST ISSUE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AS WE ALL HEARD FROM OUR COMMUNITY LOUD AND CLEAR, IS THAT HOUSING IS A CRISIS AND AN EMERGENCY, AND THAT OUR ECONOMIC ISSUES ARE ROOTED IN THE LACK OF HOUSING FOR OUR WORKFORCE.

SO, YOU KNOW, JUMPING AHEAD A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, WHEN I LOOK AT SUPPORT FOR

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BUSINESSES, I THINK, WELL, WHAT THEY NEED IS HOUSING FOR THEIR WORKFORCE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE CAN PROVIDE A LOCAL BUSINESS IS A SOLID, GROUNDED WORKFORCE IN THE COMMUNITY.

OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S MORE TO THAT, BUT I'D LOVE TO SEE US CREATE A GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW HOUSING UP TO 50 PERCENT AMI.

SO REALLY TRYING TO HIT UPON SOME OF THOSE LOWER AMI LEVELS.

AND I'D LOVE FOR US TO BE ABLE TO PUT A MILLION DOLLARS TOWARDS THAT, AS DEVONA MENTIONED.

AND THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL ALLOCATED FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF THAT WE CHANNELED THROUGH THE COUNTY, AND THAT WAS TO HELP INDIVIDUALS WITH MINIMAL BARRIERS.

SO MEANING YOU DIDN'T NEED TO APPLY THROUGH SOME KIND OF STATE AGENCY WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD NUMBER TO RECEIVE THOSE FUNDING, BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THOSE FUNDING AT A VERY LOW BARRIER.

AND TALKING TO MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO AT TIMES STRUGGLE TO GET FEDERAL FUNDING.

THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL AND THEY WERE ASKING IF WE COULD DO SOME MORE.

SO THE NUMBER THAT I CAME UP WITH THESE LOCAL GROUPS IS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

AND IF WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT, THAT'D BE INCREDIBLE.

THOSE WERE THE THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE US FUND.

AND THEN THE HARD PART IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT DO WE CUT BACK ON TO FUND THOSE THINGS? AND SO MY COMMENTS THERE, RICK AND COUNCIL IS.

HERE WE GO.

[LAUGHTER] I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO RUB SOME PEOPLE THE WRONG WAY, BUT I STRUGGLE WITH THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

NUMBER ONE OF THE LIST.

IT'S LIKE IF YOU HAVE, IT'S FREE.

IF YOU WANT A VACCINE, YOU CAN GET IT.

OUR COUNTY'S DONE A GREAT JOB.

YOU KNOW, WE CAN PUSH THE PEOPLE AS HARD AS WE WANT.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT NEEDS TO BE THEIR CHOICE TO GET A VACCINE.

SO I'D SAY LOWER THAT TO $200,000.

IT WOULD BE MY PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION, FREEING UP 300,000.

BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT SUPPORTING HOUSING IS SUPPORTING BUSINESSES PERSONALLY, I THOUGHT THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, SO TAKING THAT DOWN BY 200,000.

AND OBVIOUSLY, I WANT TO HEAR FROM MY COLLEAGUES ON COUNCIL AS TO YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT.

BUT THAT WOULD FREE UP 200,000.

TOURISM.

I'D LIKE TO SEE US CUT THAT DOWN BY ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND AS WELL, FREEING UP ANOTHER HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

AND THEN NONPROFIT SUPPORT CUTTING THAT DOWN TO FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND, FREEING UP THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND.

AND THEN PERFORMING DIRECT WORK IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AREAS, CUTTING THAT DOWN TO EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND, SAVING US 200,000 THERE.

AND IF MY MATH IS CORRECT, THAT FREES UP ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND YEAH, THAT DEFINITELY COVERS AT LEAST WHAT I WAS HOPING WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO, BUT I'M VERY CURIOUS TO SEE HOW THIS DISCUSSION CONTINUES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

THANK YOU.

JUST A MOMENT WHILE WE GET OUR NUMBERS SITUATED HERE.

JUST GET IT BALANCED AND.

CAN I JUST PIGGY BACK OFF OF THAT? WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL MILLION TO HOUSING OR ABOVE THE FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND? YES.

SO I THINK AS THE DEVONA WAS SAYING, A MILLION FOR A GRANT OPPORTUNITY IN ADDITION TO THE 450.

I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

SORRY.

AN ADDITIONAL MILLION TO BE SEPARATED OUT AS A GRANT OPPORTUNITY TO BE UTILIZED FOR NEW HOUSING CREATION OF HOUSING UP TO 50 PERCENT AMI IN ADDITION TO THE 450 THAT WILL BE USED FOR EVICTION PREVENTION AND DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE.

KIND OF TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES KEEPING PEOPLE IN HOUSING VERSUS CREATING NEW LOW INCOME HOUSING, WORKFORCE HOUSING.

AND WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE PREMIUM PAY GOING DOWN TO EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND TAKE TWO HUNDRED OFF THERE? CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

PRETTY CLOSE.

ALL RIGHT THANKS.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK MY COMMENTS ARE GOING TO PIGGYBACK NICELY OFF OF WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI HAS ALREADY SAID.

REALLY, WHAT I THINK NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND I'LL TRY TO KEEP THIS PRETTY SIMPLE.

WE NEED TO BOOST OUR SOCIAL SAFETY NET.

AND IF THAT HAS TO COME AT THE EXPENSE OF ANYTHING, IT SHOULD COME AT THE EXPENSE OF SMALL BUSINESS AND TOURISM SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND WHAT ELSE WAS I GOING TO SAY? REVENUE LOSS REPLACEMENT.

SO THOSE ARE MY GENERAL GUIDELINES, AND I THINK OTHERS WILL GET MORE INTO THE WEEDS ON THIS.

BUT THOSE ARE THE SORTS OF MANEUVERING I'M GOING TO SUPPORT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

LET ME SHARE WITH COUNCIL WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

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WORKFORCE CONFERENCE THAT I ATTENDED IN JUNE.

THERE ARE FOUR BARRIERS TO WORKFORCE THESE DAYS ACROSS THE NATION.

OK.

FIRST IS THE MISMATCH OF SKILLS AND TRAINING THAT THE WORKFORCE HAVE [INAUDIBLE] WHAT BUSINESSES NEED IN TERMS OF HIRING.

SO THERE'S THE RETRAINING AND RESKILLING ASPECT FOR BOTH DISCONNECTED YOUTH AND ADULT REENTERING THE WORKFORCE.

NUMBER TWO.

HOUSING.

HOUSING, HOUSING, HOUSING FOR WORKFORCE.

NUMBER THREE, TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT.

ESPECIALLY IN THE RURAL AREAS WHERE IT'S A CHALLENGE FOR ADULTS ENTERING THE WORKFORCE TO GET TO AND FROM PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT OR WORKPLACE.

NUMBER FOUR IS CHILDCARE.

SO WITH THAT SAID, SO I DID MENTION THAT IN ADDITION TO THE SERVICES THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER FOR THE SHELTER, THE ANIMAL SHELTER AND FOOD SERVICE, I WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE IN THE LIST THAT HASN'T BEEN IDENTIFIED.

WHICH IS A NUMBER TWO POINT SEVEN IN THE SERVICES TO DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED COMMUNITIES AND 2.7 IS JOB TRAINING.

SPECIFICALLY TARGETING THE DISCONNECTED YOUTH AGED 18 TO 28 AND ADULT REENTERING THE WORKFORCE FOR RESKILLING AND RETRAINING.

I DON'T HAVE A NUMBER FOR THAT YET, BUT I CAN COME UP WITH THE WISH, NUMBER EVENTUALLY.

DO YOU WANT ME TO COME UP WITH A NUMBER.

IF YOU HAVE A BALLPARK OR IF YOU WANT US TO COME BACK AND BUDGET TEAM CAN LOOK AT IT AND SEE WHAT WOULD BE A REASONABLE FUNDING? YEAH, I WOULD.

WE ARE WILLING TO TAKE YOUR DIRECTION.

I WOULD TO MAKE A DENT TO PROVIDE THOSE SPECIFIC TRAININGS TO OUR WORKFORCE.

TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT HIRABLE AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS, I WOULD LIKE TO COME UP WITH AT LEAST 500,000.

AND THEN, MAYOR, IF I MAY PROCEED AS I HAVE THE MIC, I WOULD SUPPORT THE SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS WITH A HIGHER NUMBER.

DOUBLE THAT IF POSSIBLE.

THE THIRD IS TOURISM RELATED BUSINESSES.

SUPPORT AS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

FILE.

IF WE'RE GOING TO [LAUGHTER].

I DON'T KNOW WE'RE NOT BOUNCING TOO MUCH BACK AND FORTH.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY THIS.

YEAH.

WORK IN PROGRESS.

I SUPPORT THE HAZARD PAY FOR FRONT LINERS SPECIFIC TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY EMPLOYEES.

SAY THAT AGAIN, THE LINE 12.

THE PREMIUM PAY FOR.

YOU'RE SAYING LEAVE THAT YEAH.

YOU'RE SAYING THE TOURISM.

YES.

REMAIN THE SAME.

YES.

AND THEN ACROSS ALL THE LINE ITEMS I SUPPORT, THOSE JUST HAVE TO MOVE DOLLARS.

AND I DO WANT TO SUPPORT THE HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH A MINIMUM OF ONE MILLION.

AND THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THE EVICTION, RENTAL, EVICTION PREVENTION AND

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RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND SERVICES ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS.

AGAIN LET ME ALSO SHARE ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY THAT I LEARNED FROM THAT CONFERENCE THAT I ATTENDED IN JUNE.

THERE'S A SMALL TOWN IN TEXAS AND I'M BLANKING ON THE NAME OF THE TOWN, BUT THEIR SUCCESS STORY AS A COVID RESPONSE IS THEY DID POP UP SERVICE.

TARGETING AREAS THAT ARE LOW INCOME OR THEIR MARGINALIZED OR DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY COVID.

AND THOSE POP UP SERVICES INCLUDED.

VACCINE.

FOOD.

CHILD CARE SHUTTLED TO AND FROM THE POP UP.

AND THE FRONT DOOR SERVICE IS WHERE THEY EITHER GET SET UP IN THE SYSTEM FOR ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY.

AND THERE'S ALSO A SERVICE FOR JOB RECRUITMENT.

SO IT'S REALLY THIS WHOLE WRAP UP SERVICE AND POP UP IN COMMUNITIES AND PROVIDING THE WRAPAROUND SERVICE AND ACCESS.

OF COURSE THEY HAVE.

SINCE IT'S POP UP, THEY HAVE TO COME WITH, YOU KNOW, HOTSPOTS TO ACCESS ALL THE INTERNET ACCESS THAT THEY NEED.

SO IT'S ONE OF THOSE SUCCESS STORIES THAT I'VE LEARNED IN THAT CONFERENCE.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

QUICK FOLLOW UP QUESTION ON THE COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS POINTS.

DO WE KNOW WHAT THE COUNTY IS DOING FOR VACCINATION SUPPORT AND WHATNOT? I MEAN, ALL THESE TOPICS REALLY.

I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THIS RECENTLY, RICK.

BUT THE COUNTY RECEIVED, I WANT TO SAY, 28 MILLION PLUS DOLLARS.

AND YES, THEY ARE OVERSEEING PUBLIC HEALTH AND WHATNOT.

BUT I THINK HOW THEY ARE ALLOCATING THEIR MONEY CAN REALLY PLAY INTO HOW WE ALLOCATE OURS AND WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AND KIND OF COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER AND NOT JUST DOUBLE DOWN ON THINGS THAT WE DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO.

SO I THINK WE SHOULD TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

YEAH, I CAN ACTUALLY TOUCH ON THAT NOTE, TOO, BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE VACCINE INCENTIVE PROGRAM BECAUSE WHEN DISCUSSING WITH SUPERVISOR JERONIMO VASQUEZ AND PATRICE HORSTMAN THAT THERE WASN'T MUCH INTEREST AS WELL AS ON COUNCIL FOR THE IDEA OF A DIRECT PAYMENT TO INDIVIDUALS, BUT RATHER A RAFFLE TYPE SYSTEM, POTENTIALLY THEY FELT A LITTLE, SEEM TO FEEL A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.

AND IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN THAT'S A LOT LOWER COST.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST FOR NOW TO PUT THAT AT 100,000.

AND THAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING OF A DIMINISHING RETURNS BY DEFINITION.

AND I'M SAYING A HUNDRED THOUSAND HONESTLY MAXIMUM.

WE GOT A LOT OF ISSUES HERE.

I JUST WANT TO SEE SOME LEVEL OF THAT WE'RE DOING SOME LEVEL OF COVID INCENTIVES.

YEAH.

IF I COULD JUST ADD TO COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI'S COMMENT, THE COUNTY ACTUALLY HAD THEIR CONVERSATION ABOUT ALLOCATING FUNDS THIS AFTERNOON, [LAUGHTER] I WASN'T ABLE TO GET ON THE ZOOM MEETING, UNFORTUNATELY, SO WE'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE COUNTY'S LOOKING AT TO PARTICIPATE IN, AND WE HAVE REACHED OUT IN SOME OF THESE PARTNERSHIPS WITH THEM TO SAY, HEY, ARE YOU WILLING TO WORK WITH OUR MONEY AND YOUR MONEY TO DELIVER MORE IN OUR COMMUNITY? SO WE HAVE THOSE COMMUNICATIONS GOING OUT AND HOPEFULLY TOGETHER WITH THEIR 27 PLUS MILLION AND OURS, WE CAN DO MORE AS A TEAM TOGETHER.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT.

WE'LL FOLLOW UP ON WHAT THEY DECIDED.

EXCELLENT.

AND YEAH, I DEFINITELY THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT THAT LITTLE X BOX THAT SAYS POTENTIAL PARTNERS, BECAUSE ANYWHERE WE CAN UTILIZE SOMETHING THAT WE VALUE AND GET MATCHING DOLLARS FOR, I THINK IS A REALLY, YEAH, GREAT THING TO DO.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I AGREE THAT THE VACCINATION INCENTIVE SHOULD BE REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY.

HUNDRED THOUSAND WOULD PROBABLY BE ADEQUATE, OR EVEN MAYBE I MIGHT EVEN GO LOWER THAN THAT.

I DID HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

RICK, COULD YOU KIND OF EXPLAIN WHAT ITEM NUMBER FOUR IS? IT'S A LOT OF MONEY, AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT IT IS IN MY MIND.

A PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST WITH ALTERNATE CARE SERVICES, AND THIS IS AN AREA THAT WOULD ENHANCE WHAT WE'RE ALREADY LOOKING AT TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE CARE SERVICES WITH THE CURRENT RFP WE HAVE OUT AND WE'RE STILL NEGOTIATING.

THIS IS POTENTIALLY A FACILITY THAT HOUSES SOME TYPE OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO CONGREGATE DURING THE DAY.

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AND I WOULD ASK SHANNON OR CITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE TO ADD ANYTHING ELSE TO ENHANCE THAT CONSIDERATION.

SO THAT MIGHT BE A PLACE WHERE INSTEAD OF A PERSON THAT WAS, YOU KNOW, INTOXICATED ON THE STREET INSTEAD OF TAKING THEM TO THE HOSPITAL OR TO THE JAIL, WE MIGHT TAKE THEM TO THIS FACILITY.

I WILL DEFER TO SHANNON.

YEAH, WE COULD GET SHANNON, BUT THAT'S BASICALLY THE GENERAL IDEA IS THAT WE'VE ALREADY DEDICATED THE 2.3 MILLION FOR OUR CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM THAT HAS THE MEDIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, BUT WE DON'T WANT TO JUST TAKE THEM ONLY TO THE JAIL OR THE HOSPITAL.

THAT DOESN'T.

SO I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A LOT OF SUNK IN COSTS AT THIS POINT INTO THAT KIND OF PROGRAM, AND THIS WILL PROVIDE A LITTLE PLACE FOR RESPITE CONGREGATION.

THERE'S ALSO BEEN OTHER IDEAS FOR, YOU KNOW, ESSENTIALLY MAKING SMALL 100 SQUARE FOOT BUNGALOWS FOR PEOPLE OR HAVING A PARKING LOT FOR THEM TO GO TO.

SO THERE IS A LOT OF IDEAS BEING GENERATED AROUND THERE, BUT IT DOES FIT WELL.

THE IDEA IS TO FIT IT WITH WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY FUNDED THIS LAST BUDGET SESSION.

ALL RIGHT, SO I WASN'T SURE WHAT THAT MEANT.

THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME AND I AM SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

I THINK THE FIRST THING I'LL SAY IS I KIND OF MADE UP MY OWN PERSONAL LIST AND IT HAD AN AWFUL LOT OF OVERLAP WITH THE STAFF.

SO YOU GUYS DID A GOOD JOB.

I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS.

YEAH, I THINK WE COULD CUT SUPPORT FOR TOURISM.

I ALREADY SAID WE COULD CUT VACCINATION INCENTIVES.

I DO SUPPORT A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE MONEY THAT GOES TO HOUSING IN GENERAL.

I THINK MOST OF MR. SHIMONI'S COMMENTS WERE RIGHT ON.

AND I DO NOT SUPPORT MORE MONEY FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS.

I THINK THAT'S KIND OF INAPPROPRIATE.

ALTHOUGH SUBJECT TO DEBATE, I DID HAVE ONE OTHER IDEA.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE A LONG TERM CONCERN THAT THE WATER OUR WASTEWATER FROM OUR SEWAGE PLANTS IS GOING INTO OUR AQUIFER.

I'M WONDERING IF WE COULD SPEND SOME OF THIS MONEY TO AT LEAST DO A STUDY ON HOW WE MIGHT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR WATER THAT'S COMING OUT OF OUR TREATMENT PLANTS.

WELL, I GUESS THE FIRST QUESTION IS, RICK, WOULD THAT BE ELIGIBLE? AND THEN THE SECOND QUESTION WAS COUNCIL HAVE ANY INTEREST IN SUCH A PROGRAM AND IT WOULDN'T BE THE WHOLE PROGRAM.

IT MIGHT BE JUST AN ANALYSIS OF WHAT CAN BE DONE AND SOME RECOMMENDATIONS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'VE DONE ON SOME TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.

WHERE WE WILL GET MONEY TO, LIKE ON THE DOWNTOWN MILE.

WE'VE ASKED FOR FUNDING TO PLAN THAT OUT, BUT THAT WON'T PAY FOR WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO DO AND THIS WOULD BE SIMILAR.

IT WOULD BE TO PLAN IT OUT.

SO FIRST OF ALL, FIRST QUESTION, WOULD THAT BE ELIGIBLE? YES.

IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FOR LOCAL FUNDING.

THERE ARE CATEGORIES FOR CLEAN WATER.

AND THAT'S TALKING ABOUT WASTE WATER AND THOSE TYPES OF INVESTMENTS TO MAINTAIN CLEAN WATER.

ABSOLUTELY.

SO IN MY MIND, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT AT SOME POINT WE DEFINITELY HAVE TO ADDRESS, AND I GUESS I'LL ASK THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS IF THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO MAYBE PUT A LITTLE MONEY INTO DOING SOME PLANNING THERE.

AND IT MAY BE THAT WE'D HAVE TO GO TO THE WATER DEPARTMENT AND SAY, WELL, WHAT WOULD IT TAKE? HOW MUCH DO WE NEED? IS IT 10,000 OR IS IT, YOU KNOW, A MILLION OR WHATEVER? SO THOSE ARE KIND OF MY COMMENTS WITHOUT GETTING INTO SPECIFIC NUMBERS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

VICE MAYOR, REAL QUICK, I SAW YOUR HAND UP FIRST.

I'D JUST LIKE TO ECHO THAT THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOME AREAS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BOOST UP WHAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING.

AND SO HOUSING, I'D LIKE TO SEE US BREAK IT OUT INTO UNSHELTERED AS WELL AS HELPING THOSE ON THE LOWER END OF THE INCOME SCALE TO GET INTO HOUSING AND I'D PREFER NOT TO BE TOO PRESCRIPTIVE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING ON THIS ISSUE.

BUT I'D SAY EVEN 1.5 MILLION AND HAVE HALF A MILLION GOING TOWARD OUR UNSHELTERED IN FLAGSTAFF AND THEN ANOTHER MILLION TO BE USED FOR HOWEVER, THE HOUSING STAFF AND AND COMMISSION FEEL THAT IT'S BEST UTILIZED.

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ALSO, ONE THING THAT HASN'T BEEN DISCUSSED AND THIS, MAYBE THIS COMES UNDER WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE DOING, BUT IS DEALING WITH THE FLOODING.

AND YOU KNOW, WHAT CAN WE USE THIS? WHAT ASPECTS OF WHAT WE NEED IN TERMS OF MITIGATING THE FLOODING CAN WE USE THESE FUNDS FOR, IF ANY, AND OR THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, WHAT MIGHT THAT COVER? SO WE KNOW THAT WE ARE INVESTING SOMETHING IN THAT EVEN IF IT DOESN'T COME FROM THIS.

DO YOU WANT ME TO KEEP GOING OR DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THAT? WE NEED TO BREAK THAT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

BUT LET ME KNOW IF I MISS SOMETHING.

YOU KNOW, AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT IS REALLY RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC AND THE IMPACTS OF PEOPLE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED FROM THIS, THE DISPROPORTIONATE COMMUNITIES THAT WERE NEGATIVELY IMPACT AND HOW WE CAN BETTER THOSE COMMUNITIES.

SO I WOULD STRUGGLE ABOUT ASSISTANCE TO THE HOMEOWNERS RELATED TO FLOODING AND THOSE TYPES OF EVENTS.

I WOULD ASK OUR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS TEAM STACEY AND MORGAN TO SEE IF THEY CAN REALLY DIG INTO THAT BECAUSE THE FIRST THOUGHT IS I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO GIVE THAT TYPE OF SUPPORT.

FOR STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS.

WE ARE DEFINITELY HOPING TO SEE MORE INFRASTRUCTURE MONEY COMING TO OUR COMMUNITY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING THOSE.

THIS PLAN DOES ALLOW FOR CLEAN WATER AND DRINKING WATER PROJECTS.

I BELIEVE STORMWATER TIES INTO THAT CLEAN WATER, MANAGING THE WATER WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO THOSE TYPES OF THINGS WILL FIT WITHIN THIS AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FOR LOCAL RECOVERY IF WE WANTED TO PUT SOME MONEY TOWARD THAT.

I SEE STACEY BK, PUT IN A COMMENT.

YEAH.

TOUCH BASE ON THAT.

SO.

HEY, RICK, THANKS MAYOR STACEY BK.

AND CORRECT VICE MAYOR, I'VE LOOKED THROUGH THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, ALL THE GUIDANCE.

THERE'S NOTHING REALLY ASSOCIATED FOR THE FLOODING EVENT.

IT'S REALLY RESPONDING TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES AND THE COVID RELATED PANDEMIC.

IT HAS TO MEET THAT CRITERIA.

I THINK WE CAN LOOK AT THAT INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, THOUGH, TO WORK TO DO THAT.

AND RICK IS CORRECT.

AS LONG AS WE FOLLOW ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FOR CLEAN WATER AND DRINKING WATER AND OTHER STORMWATER, WE CAN PUT MONEY TOWARDS THAT.

AND I WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE GUIDANCE, THOUGH, FOR YOU TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY WIGGLE ROOM.

THANK YOU.

THANKS STACEY.

SO IN TERMS OF COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED AND EMERGENCY, I REALLY DO SEE NOTHING AS A HIGHER PRIORITY THAN HOUSING.

I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT.

I MEAN, THIS LIST IS ALL, YOU KNOW, WONDERFUL PROJECTS.

BUT IF WE'RE REALLY GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND IF WE'RE REALLY GOING TO ADDRESS SOMETHING THAT HAS REACHED THE CRITICAL LEVEL, I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO BE VERY FOCUSED ON HOUSING, SO.

A COUPLE OF THE OTHER AREAS THAT I SUPPORT, YOU KNOW, GRANTS TO SMALL BUSINESSES.

I'D LOVE TO SEE US DO SOMETHING IN TERMS OF IMPACTED COMMUNITIES AND STEM EDUCATION, PUTTING SOME MONEY INTO THE JOE MONTALVO CENTER IN SUNNYSIDE SO THAT WE CAN UTILIZE THAT UNUTILIZED BUILDING.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE, BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RECRUITMENT.

AND IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTRACT OUT FOR SOME ASSISTANCE WITH RECRUITING OR HIRE ADDITIONAL STAFF, I'D REALLY LIKE TO SEE US HIRE OR CONTRACT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS AN EXPERT IN DIVERSITY, RECRUITMENT AND REALLY MAKE SOME HEADWAY THERE.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

WE HAVE ACTUALLY MONICA FUSSE BACK ON THE PHONE AND SORRY, I DIDN'T SEE THAT RIGHT OFF THE BAT, BUT I'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE HER COMMENT.

BEFORE WE CONTINUE.

THANK YOU.

OK.

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YES.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR DEASY AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH MY TECHNICAL ISSUES.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FLAGSTAFF FAMILY FOOD CENTER, AND I'M JUST SHARING SOME FLAGSTAFF FAMILY FOOD CENTER PANDEMIC FACTS TO FURTHER SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS EXPRESS SOME SUPPORT OF DESIGNATING ARPA FUNDS TO NONPROFITS.

IN 2019, FLAGSTAFF FAMILY FOOD CENTER SERVED TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THOUSAND MEALS.

IN 2021, WE'RE ON TRACK TO SERVE CLOSER TO THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND MEALS.

AND IN ORDER TO MEET THE INCREASED NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC, THE FFFC BEGAN A MOBILE DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM WITH SEVEN WEEKLY COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTIONS, FIVE OF WHICH ARE AT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE REQUESTS FOR MORE, WHICH INDICATE UNMET NEED IN THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS THE NEED FOR FREE NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE THAT WILL HELP FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS WITH THEIR FINANCES BECAUSE FAMILIES ARE ABLE TO COME ONCE A WEEK.

AND THAT FREES UP A LOT OF MONEY TO PAY YOUR RENT, MORTGAGE OR UTILITIES.

BETWEEN MOBILE DISTRIBUTIONS, HOME DELIVERIES AND FOOD BANK BASED EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS. FFFC IS PROJECTED TO DISTRIBUTE SEVEN MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD TO THE COMMUNITY IN 2021.

THAT'S UP THREE MILLION FROM 2019, AND AGAIN, THAT DOES TRANSLATE INTO A LOT OF SAVE DOLLARS IN HOUSEHOLDS.

FFFC RELIES HEAVILY ON VOLUNTEERS NEEDING CLOSE TO 58 VOLUNTEERS PER DAY TO OPERATE 13 HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMS. OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, FFFC HAS HAD THE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE HELP OF THE NATIONAL GUARD IN THE FORM OF GUARDSMEN STEPPING IN TO FILL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS THAT ARE UNFILLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

ALSO, THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS PROVIDED THE USE OF A 26 FOOT TRUCK TO ASSIST IN MOBILE DISTRIBUTIONS.

THE GUARD IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART ON DECEMBER 3RD, LEAVING FFC WITHOUT A TRUCK AND IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER THESE HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMS. AND WE WILL BE PUTTING IN OUR OWN REQUEST FOR HUNGER RELIEF AND SUPPORT OF OUR HUNGER RELIEF SERVICES SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE OUR WORK AND NOT HAVE ANY INTERRUPTION TO THESE FAMILIES WHO ARE COUNTING ON US EVERY WEEK.

SO I'M JUST HOPING THAT WE CAN KIND OF WHILE HOUSING IS OF THE UTMOST DEFINITE THE PRIORITY OF THE CITY AND I SUPPORT THAT.

I THINK THAT FREE FOOD EVERY WEEK AND NOT JUST INEXPENSIVE FOOD BUT WELL-ROUNDED NUTRITION THAT SERVES THE HEALTH OF THE HOUSEHOLD AS WELL IS VERY IMPORTANT AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND THANK YOU FOR JUST LETTING ME SHARE SOME OF THE ONGOING INFORMATION THAT WE ARE GETTING AT FLAGSTAFF FAMILY FOOD CENTER.

THANK YOU, MS. FUSSE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND HI, MONICA.

GOOD EVENING.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR THIS CONVERSATION.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT AND THANK YOU AND YOUR STAFF SO MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

NOT ONLY ARE YOU GETTING FOOD INTO THE HANDS OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT NEED IT SO BADLY TODAY, BUT YOU'RE ALSO DIVERTING FOOD AND WASTE FROM THE LANDFILL, WHICH VERY MUCH GOES IN LINE WITH OUR SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLANS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

AND IF THE CITY WAS ABLE TO ALLOCATE SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FUNDING SUPPORT FOR FOOD SERVICES IN OUR COMMUNITY, WOULD THAT BE SUFFICIENT IN YOUR EYES? ACTUALLY, NOT AT ALL, BECAUSE WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD TRUCK LEAVING DECEMBER 3RD, THAT [INAUDIBLE] WE NEED A TRUCK TO REPLACE THAT, WHICH WE DO HAVE SOME FUNDS FOR THAT ONE, BUT WE CAN'T MEET THESE FURTHER REQUESTS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR ADDITIONAL, YOU KNOW, DISTRIBUTIONS WITH KACHINA AND DONEY PARK.

WE CAN'T MEET ANY OF THOSE NEEDS WITHOUT GETTING A SECOND TRUCK TODAY.

SO WHEN THAT ONE LEAVES IN DECEMBER, WE OBVIOUSLY CURRENTLY NEED TO PUT IN LINE TO GET TWO TRUCKS AS WELL AS SOME ADDITIONAL STAFF, BECAUSE WHEN THE NATIONAL GUARD LEAVES, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE 58 VOLUNTEERS SHOW UP THAT DAY.

SO THERE'S A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD.

AND SO SOMETHING MORE IN THE LINES OF 300,000 WOULD HELP WITH THE PARTIAL ON THE ONE TRUCK, HELP GET ANOTHER TRUCK AND THEN SUPPORT A STAFF MEMBER TO HELP IN THAT TRANSITION.

AND MONICA, THANK YOU.

ON THE LOWER END, WHAT WOULD BE THE MINIMUM THAT WOULD SUFFICE? THE MINIMUM OF TRUCK IS ONE, TWENTY FIVE, I CURRENTLY HAVE 50 FOR THE OTHER.

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SO THAT'S SEVENTY FIVE.

THAT'S TWO HUNDRED AND THEN 200 WITHOUT A STAFF MEMBER.

BUT WE NEED TWO TO THREE STAFF MEMBERS.

OTHERWISE, IT'S JUST NOT REALISTIC TO THINK THAT A SMALL STAFF AND FIVE CAN CAN GET THROUGH IT.

SO I WOULD ACTUALLY SAY THE MINIMUM IS THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

AND LASTLY, CAN YOU JUST SPEAK TO WHAT THE COUNTY HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUPPORT YOU WITH RECENTLY? YES.

YES.

SO THE COUNTY IS PUTTING IN 30,000 FOR A TRUCK SO THAT GOES INTO THAT ORIGINAL NUMBER OF NEEDING THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE TRUCK WE CURRENTLY HAVE MONEY FOR AND THEN ALSO HAVE SUPPORTED A STAFF MEMBER FOR TWO YEARS.

THAT IS ACTUALLY WE WOULD CALL A RESOURCE NAVIGATOR.

IT'S KIND OF NICE SO THAT WE ARE POISED TO NOT ONLY HELP THROUGH OUR OWN 13 HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMS, BUT ALSO BE A SOURCE FOR FAMILIES TO GET OTHER RESOURCES AND KIND OF STREAMLINE THAT PROCESS FOR THEM SO THAT THEY CAN GET IMMEDIATE HELP AS REQUESTED.

AND THAT'S WHAT THOSE FUNDS WERE FOR, YES, WHICH IS REALLY A CRITICAL PART OF WHAT WE DO ALSO, AND WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, AND THANK YOU MS. FUSSE FOR CALLING IN.

AND YEAH, WELL, I'VE BEEN SITTING ON SINCE IT STARTED, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY MUTE BUTTON JUST WOULDN'T GO, SO I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

AND WE DO HAVE ONE MORE PUBLIC COMMENTER NOW.

YES, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

MS. TERRI MODESKA.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SPEAK NOW.

GOOD AFTERNOON OR EVENING, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? YEP.

OK, GREAT.

YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO THE CONVERSATION AND I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

THERE ARE SO MANY THAT ARE IN NEED OF THESE FUNDS, AND I'M GOING TO JUST THROW ONE MORE CONSIDERATION IN THERE FOR YOU, WHICH IS SUPPORTING THE GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.

YOU KNOW, OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND ITS DOWNTOWN AND BEYOND OUR SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN IMPACTED TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS, AND IT'S NOT OVER YET.

WE ARE STILL EXPERIENCING IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES.

MANY OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, WE HAVE THREE, FOUR OR FIVE EMPLOYEES AND THEY ARE STRUGGLING.

AND SO IF WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE UNIQUE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THAT DOES DRAW PEOPLE INTO FLAGSTAFF TO SPEND MONEY TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR TAX BASE, THEY NEED OUR HELP ALSO.

SO, YOU KNOW, TO TRY TO SUPPORT THOSE SMALL BUSINESSES, THOSE RESTAURANTS, THE SMALL RETAILERS CITYWIDE, I THINK, IS REALLY KEY FOR YOU TO CONSIDER AS WELL.

AND SO I DO APPRECIATE THE REMAINING CONVERSATION, AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU MS. MODESKA.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, THEN WE CAN TURN IT.

THAT WAS THE LAST COMMENTER.

EXCELLENT.

OK, WELL, THEN WE CAN TURN IT BACK.

I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET HAS SOME.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

LET'S SEE.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION AND MAKING THIS SO ORGANIZED AND EASY FOR US.

AND I WOULD BE GOOD WITH LOWERING OUR INCENTIVES TO 50,000.

AND DIVVYING UP THAT THE REST TO THE BUSINESS GRANTS TO HOUSING AND TO NON-PROFITS WITH A FOCUS ON THE FOOD AGENCIES.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, IF YOU COULD, JUST.

WE WERE TRYING TO GET SOME OF THAT INTO THE SPREADSHEET ALLOCATE TO SPEAKERS] SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS THE HOUSING AND NON-PROFITS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE FOOD AGENCIES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, I GOT SOME IDEAS HERE.

SO TO YEAH, GET OUT YOUR NOTEBOOK.

NO, WELL, I'LL ADD ONE THING THAT I DID WANT TO RUN BY COUNCIL, SO WE'RE RIGHT NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT $1 MILLION FOR THE PREMIUM PAY FOR WORKERS PERFORMING DIRECT WORK IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AREAS.

I DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND, ESPECIALLY WITH COVID DOLLARS BEING DIRECTED TOWARDS THAT, BUT I FEEL THAT WE SHOULD BE INCLUDING MORE THAN JUST THAT.

WE HAD PLENTY OF GROCERY STORE CLERKS THAT WERE ALSO ON A FRONT LINE IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WERE LOWER INCOME STILL WORKING AND BARELY

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SCRATCHING BY THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC.

AND AT THE SAME TIME, THOUGH.

THAT MILLION DOLLARS IS NOT GOING TO BE GOING VERY FAR IF WE OPEN IT UP SO HEAVILY.

SO HERE IS MY SUGGESTION WITH THE REDUCTION OF DOLLARS FROM THE COVID VACCINE INCENTIVES THAT I'VE ALREADY STATED.

I'M GOOD WITH KEEPING THE AMOUNT FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS, BUT I SAY WE CAN CUT THE TOURISM RELATED BUSINESSES WE'RE RIGHT NOW, THE NUMBERS I'M SEEING [INAUDIBLE] TOURISM INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW IS DOING BETTER THAN EVER.

SO I DON'T THINK THAT'S A NEED WE NEED TO FILL.

AND WITH THAT.

I'M JUST GOING TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY TASTE FOR RAISING UP THE PREMIUM PAY TO A LEVEL HIGH ENOUGH THAT WE COULD INCLUDE OTHER ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN IT, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW THOSE NUMBERS WOULD LOOK OR WHAT THAT PREMIUM PAY WAS EXPECTED TO BE.

WAS IT GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, 500 PEOPLE GET $2000 OR IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON WHAT THAT WAS GOING TO LIKE, HOW THAT WOULD ACTUALLY ROLL OUT? SO THE MILLION THAT THE BUDGET TEAM HAS DISCUSSED WAS MORE RELATED TO DISPATCH WAS THE MAJORITY OF THAT FUNDING AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE AT WHAT, EIGHT OF TWENTY THREE SEATS THAT ARE FILLED IN THAT AREA.

SO WE'RE LOOKING TO PROVIDE THEM A PREMIUM PAY TO ALSO HELP WITH RETENTION IN THAT VERY IMPORTANT AREA OF OUR PUBLIC SAFETY FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

YEAH, ALL THAT DISPATCH IS A GOOD PART OF IT, IT CERTAINLY IS NOT ALL OF IT.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO THINK THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS GOING TO DISPATCH, BUT WE ARE TALKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT DOING SOME THINGS TO RETAIN THE FEW EMPLOYEES THAT WE HAVE AND TO ENTICE OR GIVE AN INCENTIVE FOR TRAINEES AND PEOPLE ENTERING INTO THAT PROFESSION WE'RE A LITTLE BIT DIRE WHEN IT COMES TO 9-1-1 DISPATCH.

RICK IS RIGHT.

EIGHT SEATS OUT OF TWENTY THREE PERFORMING WHAT COULD ARGUABLY BE ONE OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL SERVICES THAT THE CITY PROVIDES.

SO IN ADDITION, WE HAVE ABOUT A 30 PERCENT VACANCY RATE WITHIN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND WE SEEM TO BE LOSING MORE THAN WE'RE GAINING, SO WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING THERE.

AND AGAIN, ALL OF THESE MEASURES ARE BEING LOOKED UPON AS BEING TEMPORARY UNTIL WE GET OUR STAFFING LEVELS SOMEWHAT BACK TO WHERE THEY CAN OPERATE EFFICIENTLY.

BUT WHAT ELSE CAN I TELL YOU, MAYOR? MOST OF THIS IS IN PUBLIC SAFETY.

YEAH, WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECT OF THIS SINCE, I MEAN, WE DON'T HAVE A PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IS THAT GOING TO BE THE IDEA FOR THAT TO GO TO NURSES OR MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS? OR I'M JUST WONDERING WHERE THE PUBLIC HEALTH PART FITS IN WITH OUR.

YEAH.

MAYOR DEASY, PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY ARE BOTH IN THAT TERMINOLOGY THAT WE USE ON HERE.

IT WAS PRIMARILY FOCUSED INTERNALLY WHEN WE WERE HAVING THESE DISCUSSIONS WITH BUDGET TEAM, AS FAR AS HOW WE HELP OUR STAFF WITH PREMIUM PAYS FOR RETENTION PURPOSES AND THOSE WHO ARE REALLY IN DIRECT LINE WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH TYPE ACTIVITIES WAS WHAT THE BUDGET TEAM WAS FOCUSED ON.

WE DID LOOK EXTERNALLY WHEN WE WERE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION.

OK, SO A MILLION DOLLARS IS JUST FOR INTERNAL TO THE CITY GOVERNMENT.

IT'S A NUMBER THAT WE LANDED ON AS A BUDGET TEAM.

OK.

YES.

WELL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I MEAN I'M KIND OF FEELING LIKE THAT'S SOMETHING WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHAVE OFF SOME OF IF IT'S JUST FOR INTERNAL PURPOSES OR EXPAND IT GREATLY.

SO THAT WAY, WE CAN INCLUDE OTHER ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO GIVE THEM AN ADDITIONAL LITTLE, YOU KNOW, A STIMULUS, BASICALLY.

SO I DID WANT TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT.

I HAVE A LOT OF OTHER IDEAS, BUT I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF GET THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ROOM ON THAT FRONT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

JUST TO FOLLOW UP QUESTION TO CITY MANAGER CLIFTON.

YOU HAD MENTIONED ABOUT THE VACANCY RATE WITH OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US WHAT THAT NUMBER IS RIGHT NOW? ABOUT 30 PERCENT FOR SWORN OFFICERS.

IT'S MUCH HIGHER IN DISPATCH.

30 PERCENT OF SWORN OFFICERS, HOW MANY, HOW MANY IN ACTUAL OFFICERS, IN TERMS OF NUMBERS.

WHEN WE'RE FULLY STAFFED.

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THE 30 PERCENT.

HOW MANY OFFICERS WILL 30 PERCENT MAKE? I BELIEVE WE HAVE 77 SWORN OFFICERS FULLY STAFFED.

BUT I COULD BE WRONG ON THAT.

WE PROBABLY CAN GET SOMEBODY ONLINE HERE WHO CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION ON THIS.

SO WE'RE LIKE, WE'RE SHORT WITH ABOUT 23, 20 OFFICERS.

IS THAT FAIR TO SAY? THAT COULD BE ACCURATE.

I'M GOING TO LOOK TO STAFF HERE AND SEE, YEAH, IF WE HAVE.

GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR COUNCIL SCOTT MANSFIELD DEPUTY CHIEF FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT, CURRENTLY WE ARE SITTING, WE HAVE 119 SWORN THAT'S INCLUDING THE CHIEF DOWN TO PATROL OFFICERS WE ARE CURRENTLY SITTING AT I BELIEVE AS OF LAST WEEK, 100, SO WE ARE DOWN 19 OFFICERS, VACANCIES.

AND PATROL ITSELF, WE HAVE ROUGHLY 75 UNIFORMED PATROL OFFICERS, AND THAT INCLUDES SERGEANTS AND OFFICERS.

AND ALL THOSE VACANCIES ARE PRIMARILY IN THE OFFICER RANK.

MAY I ASK A QUESTION, MAYOR? YES.

DEPUTY CHIEF, THANKS FOR JOINING US.

SO JUST TO RECAP.

DO WE HAVE 19 VACANCIES, THEN IN TERMS OF SWORN OFFICERS THAT INVOLVE ALL RANKS? YES, SO RIGHT NOW, OUR VACANCIES THAT WE'RE SEEING, THE 19 VACANCIES THAT WE'RE SEEING ARE IN THE RANK OF THE OFFICER POSITION.

WE ARE STAFFED WITH SERGEANTS, LIEUTENANTS, DEPUTY CHIEFS, CHIEF AND SO FORTH.

SO THE VACANCIES THAT WE ARE SEEING ARE IN THE OFFICER RANK.

WHICH IS IN OUR PRIMARILY OUR PATROL DIVISION, WE HAVE TAKEN OFFICERS OUT OF VARIOUS DIFFERENT SPECIALTY UNITS AND WE HAVE SHRUNKEN THOSE UNITS DOWN TO STAFF OUR ROAD DUE TO MANNING SHORTAGES.

SO I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION PERHAPS I COULD PHRASE IT BETTER IF I MAY.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL VACANCY OF ALL SWORN POSITIONS AND THAT INCLUDES ALL RANKS THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION? ARE YOU SPEAKING OF CIVILIAN AND SWORN.

NO PATROL OFFICERS, AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER RANKING OFFICERS, WHAT IS THE TOTAL VACANCY? OK.

THE TOTAL VACANCY TOTAL IS 19.

THANK YOU.

19 VACANCIES.

ALL RIGHT WELL THANK YOU FOR THE INFO ON THAT.

IT JUST SEEMS THAT WHERE THAT'S A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO BE GIVING OR TO HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS FOR.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU CITY MANAGER.

I'M FULLY IN FAVOR OF US SUPPORTING OUR DISPATCH, AND I THINK THAT OUR DISPATCH ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY RIGHT NOW, I KNOW THAT CHIEF IS DOING A SHUFFLE TO GET OFFICERS TO HELP WITH DISPATCH.

AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND COUNCIL THAT WITH ALTERNATE RESPONSE EFFORTS, ULTIMATELY THAT COMES DOWN TO THE DISPATCHERS ABILITY TO HANDLE CALLS AND DISPATCH CALLS APPROPRIATELY.

AND IF THEY'RE UNDERSTAFFED, THEY'RE GOING TO BE STRUGGLING TO DISPATCH ALTERNATIVES.

SO CITY MANAGER WHATEVER IT IS THAT IS APPROPRIATE, THAT WILL HELP THAT DISPATCH AGENCY I AM IN FAVOR OF.

IF THAT'S $800,000, IF THAT'S $600, IF THAT'S A MILLION.

I TRUST OUR LEADERSHIP TO COME UP WITH A NUMBER THAT'S MOST APPROPRIATE, BUT I FULLY AM BEHIND THAT.

MAYOR, IN TERMS OF YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT BOLSTERING THAT UP AND HELPING OTHER YOU KNOW EMPLOYEES, FRONTLINE WORKERS.

I'M OPEN TO THAT CONVERSATION.

I'M CURIOUS HOW THIS IS ALL GOING TO PENCIL OUT IN THE END.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'D SAY THAT'S HIGH ON MY LIST, BUT I'M OPEN TO IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU, I GUESS THIS IS A GOOD MOMENT FOR ME TO CLARIFY MY EARLIER BROADER STATEMENTS, AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN I SAY SOCIAL SAFETY NET, THAT'S UNDERSTOOD AS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS ALTERNATE RESPONSE ASSISTANCE AND THE NONPROFIT, ESPECIALLY FOOD RELATED NONPROFIT STUFF.

THAT'S WHERE I THINK THE MONEY NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO, FOR SURE.

I'LL GO ON THE RECORD OF SAYING I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF CHANGING THE PREMIUM PAY COLUMN AT ALL.

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BUT I DO THINK THAT IF WE NEED TO TAKE MONEY TO SUPPORT SOME OF THESE SOCIAL SAFETY NET PROGRAMS, WE CAN DEFINITELY TAKE THE SORRY, I'M USING THE GRAPH YOU HAVE HERE, SO I APPRECIATE YOU SORT OF READING MY MIND AND SCROLLING AROUND UP AND DOWN, DEPENDING ON WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY NEXT.

REDUCING VACCINATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

I DO THINK THAT THAT IS AN EXERCISE IN DIMINISHING RETURNS JUST BY DEFINITION, AND WE HAVE BETTER USES FOR THAT MONEY RIGHT NOW AND BETTER WAYS TO SAVE LIVES WITH THAT MONEY.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED TO BE USING THIS MONEY FOR BROADBAND OR SOME OF THOSE FIBER PROJECTS.

ALTHOUGH, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT JUST BECAUSE I'M WILLING TO TAKE MONEY FROM ONE OF THESE THINGS, IT'S A ZERO SUM GAME, RIGHT, TO GO TO