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AND SO UNDER EACH OF THOSE FIVE AREAS, WE HAVE SPECIFIC BULLET POINTS.

[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 work session, 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).]

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I THINK I COUNTED 43.

AND SO WE'RE MEETING EVERY WEEK THIS IDS ACTION TEAM.

WE MEET EVERY TUESDAY, AND WE'RE JUST WORKING THROUGH ALL THESE BULLETS.

AND SO WE'LL SEE WHERE WE ARE IN A YEAR, I SEE COMING BACK AND MAYBE UPDATING YOU ON A YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OTHER THINGS HAPPENING THAT ARE GOING TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU RELATED TO THIS TOPIC.

BUT I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT WHERE OUR IDS TEAM IS RIGHT NOW IN THE LEADERSHIP GROUP WE HAVE OVER IT.

AND THE OTHER BIG HEAVY LIFT OUR CODE AMENDMENTS.

SO THIS WOULD BE A POTENTIAL OUTCOME FROM THE REVIEW OF THE CODES.

WE'RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE TIFFANY ANTOL AS OUR ZONING CODE MANAGER.

SHE'S BEEN USING OUR CURRENT CODE LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE ON STAFF, WHICH IS PROBABLY COMING UP ON NINE YEARS.

THE CODE IS ABOUT TEN YEARS OLD.

JUST OVER TEN YEARS.

AND SHE'S BEEN A USER, WHICH HAS BEEN SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN MISSING IN A CODE MANAGER.

YOU HAVE TO USE THE CODE TO UNDERSTAND IT AND KNOW WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED.

AND SO TIFFANY AND ALL OF HER COLLEAGUES IN CURRENT PLANNING, THEY HAVE SO MANY IDEAS ON WHAT WE CAN BE DOING WITH OUR CODE.

AND SO WE'RE EXCITED TO START THIS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION.

WE HAVEN'T COMPLETELY FIGURED OUT HOW IT'S GOING TO PROCEED, BUT WE'RE READY TO DO THE WORK.

I THINK THAT WAS IT. EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

YES, I DID A LOT OF TALKING.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY. I JUST WANT TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT.

WHEN THAT CODE WAS IMPLEMENTED, I WAS ON PLANNING AND ZONING.

I READ EVERY WORD OF IT AND I KIND OF KICKED MYSELF FOR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER, BUT BACK

[4. Public Participation Public Participation enables the public to address the council about items that are not on the prepared agenda. Public Participation appears on the agenda twice, at the beginning and at the end of the work session. You may speak at one or the other, but not both. Anyone wishing to comment at the meeting is asked to fill out a speaker card and submit it to the recording clerk. When the item comes up on the agenda, your name will be called. 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 to have 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.]

THEN AND NOW WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN AND WE KEEP TRYING HARDER.

WE'RE TRYING TO PUT IT ON THE SLIMFAST PLAN, OUR ZONING CODE.

IT'S ABOUT LIKE THIS.

YEAH, WE WOULDN'T MIND GETTING IT DOWN I DON'T KNOW EXCELLENT. COUNCIL MEMBER THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I FOUND REALLY INTERESTING IN THE PRESENTATION WAS THE FOCUS ON COMMUNITY DISCUSSION.

AND WHAT I HEAR WHEN YOU SAY THAT IS, IS DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS, WHICH SEEMS REALLY KEY TO THE WORK THAT'S HAPPENING THERE.

ONE OF THE AREAS OF THE COMMENTS THAT I FOUND REALLY INTERESTING WAS THE SECTION ON AFFORDABLE AND WORKFORCE HOUSING, ESPECIALLY AS IT STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE LAND TRUST PROGRAM AND SOME OF THE SPECIFICS THERE.

REALLY, WHAT'S JUST.

WHAT STOOD OUT TO ME THERE WAS IT MADE ME QUESTION AND I'M NOT SURE IF HE CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION, BUT WERE THERE ANY SPECIFICALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS OR WERE THERE MAINLY DEVELOPERS WHO ALSO DO AFFORDABLE, IF THAT MAKES SENSE? I THINK THE SECOND CATEGORY IS WHO WE TALK TO AND DEVELOPERS WHO DO SOME AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

YEAH. THE REASON THAT STOOD OUT TO ME WAS THE OPENING COMMENT THERE WAS REALLY WHAT I HEAR MORE FROM THE SPECIFICALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS IS THAT THE ISSUE IS THE AVAILABILITY OF LAND.

AND WHAT STRUCK ME IN THE COMMENTS FOLLOWING THAT WAS THE STATEMENT THAT THE LAND TRUST IS A FUTILE EFFORT.

I REALLY APPRECIATED THE COMMENTS THAT WE HEARD EARLIER THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW THAT PROGRAM CAN WORK.

AND SO PART OF WHAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME WAS THAT NEED FOR DEVELOPING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND GETTING CREATIVE IN HOW WE'RE WE'RE PURSUING THAT, WHETHER IT'S THROUGH ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS OR CHANGES OR SIMPLY LOOKING AT HOW CAN WE DO THIS MORE CREATIVELY TO DO MORE INFILL.

BUT THOSE WERE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME.

SO THANKS. NO THANKS FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

LAND TRUSTS ARE A GREAT, GREAT TOOL AND I WAS GLAD ERIC WAS HERE TONIGHT.

IT WAS KIND OF GOOD TIMING, KIND OF A SET UP FOR ME.

BUT LAND TRUSTS ARE A SHARED EQUITY MODEL.

THIS IS WHY I SAY I DIDN'T FACT CHECK.

ONE OF THE COMMENTS WAS A NO EQUITY LAND TRUST.

LAND TRUST IS NOT NO EQUITY.

IT'S CALLED SHARED EQUITY AND IT CAN BE VERY SUCCESSFUL.

I THINK YOU JUST HAVE TO PLAN FOR IT FROM DAY ONE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE LEARNED.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO IMPLEMENT LAND TRUST UNITS INTO YOUR PROJECT, YOU'VE GOT TO PLAN FOR IT FROM DAY ONE.

AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PARTNER OR DEVELOPER WHO WANTS TO DO LAND TRUST FOR IT TO WORK.

YEAH. THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND DAN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU AND STAFF FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DOING THIS LISTENING TOUR.

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I THINK BOTH AUSTIN AND I WERE ON THE COUNCIL WITH THE CHAMBER WHEN THAT OCCURRED, SO IT WASN'T JUST JIM, BUT JIM DOES HAVE A LONG TIME STANDING WITH THE CITY IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

BUT I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT WE TOOK THE TIME TO DO THIS, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT TIME SPENT.

I AGREE WITH THE COMMENTS OF OF COLLEAGUES AROUND THE HOUSING COMMENTS THAT WE HEARD IN THE FEEDBACK WE GOT.

YOU KNOW, I AGREE WITH LAND TRUST.

IT'S COMPLICATED. IT'S A LITTLE TRICKY, BUT IT'S ALSO NOT THAT TRICKY AND NOT THAT COMPLICATED.

AND THERE'S A CERTAIN DEVELOPERS THAT DON'T LIKE THAT, AND IT IS WHAT IT IS.

I DON'T NECESSARILY CARE TO GO INTO IT TOO MUCH, BUT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT STEPS THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM DO IN RIGHT SIZING THE ZONING CODE AND ALL THE OTHER DIFFERENT CATEGORIES THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON.

I JUST THINK THIS IS REALLY GOOD FOR ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED, AND I'M JUST GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK YOU PUT IN YOUR TEAM HAS PUT IN WITH THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

SO THANK YOU TO ALL THAT WE\RE INVOLVED IN THIS AND AND AND THIS IS MAKING US BETTER.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

AND VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION AND REALLY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME AND DOING THE LISTENING TOUR.

THE LAST TWO YEARS WERE A CHALLENGE AND I THINK YOU TOOK IT ON AND ARE BETTER FOR IT WITH THE ONLINE PORTAL AND GOING DIGITAL.

FUNNY HOW SOMETHING THAT IS SO DIFFICULT TO GET THROUGH CAN BE SUCH A BLESSING IN THE END.

MY FINGERS ARE DEFINITELY CROSSED THAT YOU GET A FULL TEAM.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE HUGE FOR YOU AND THE FACT THAT YOU'VE GOTTEN TO WHERE YOU ARE WITHOUT HAVING A FULL TEAM IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE.

SO CONGRATULATIONS WITH THAT.

I DID WANT TO COMMENT ON THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND I'M SO GLAD TO SEE THAT THAT IS, YOU KNOW, NUMBER ONE ON THAT LIST, YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO INTO A PROJECT AND YOU'RE FRUSTRATED BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN GET GOING, IT JUST SETS THE TONE.

SO, YOU KNOW, IN MY BUSINESS, I HAVE THE SAME THING.

IT'S LIKE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NUMBER ONE.

SO THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THAT AND WORKING ON IT.

THE LAND TRUST, YOU KNOW, THANKFULLY, WE HAVE SOME CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS THAT THAT CONFIRM AND WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT WANT TO HELP US WITH THAT MODEL.

SO THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THAT AS WELL.

AND I'M JUST EXCITED TO SEE THE PROCESS AND OUTCOME OF THE REVIEW AND CODE STANDARDS.

I THINK WE'RE ON TO SOME GREAT HERE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VICE MAYOR.

MCCARTHY.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET TIRED OF HEARING FROM ME.

I JUST WANTED TO COMMENT THAT SINCE I'VE BEEN IN MY HOUSE, I'VE DONE TWO PROJECTS THAT REQUIRED INPUT FROM THE CITY, YOU KNOW, REVIEW OF PLANS, APPROVAL, INSPECTIONS, AND IT ALL WENT EXTREMELY SMOOTHLY.

MY INTERACTION WITH THE PLANNING REVIEW PROCESS, THE INSPECTORS, I DON'T HAVE A SINGLE NEGATIVE THING TO SAY, IT WAS ALL VERY POSITIVE.

SO. THANK YOU. YEAH.

NO I APPRECIATE THAT COMMENT.

I DON'T RECALL IF I MENTIONED OUR BUILDING SAFETY PROGRAM, BUT AMY HAGEN, OUR BUILDING OFFICIAL, THEY'VE DONE AN AMAZING JOB AND THEY'VE MANAGED THROUGH SOME STAFFING CHALLENGES AS WELL. WE HAD A COMPLETE TURNOVER A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN EVERYONE RETIRED AND THEN RIGHT NOW WE CURRENTLY HAVE FOUR INSPECTORS, WE HAVE THREE VACANCIES.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THIS REQUIRES MANAGERS TO GO OUT AND DO INSPECTIONS.

AND WE'RE STRUGGLING TO FIND APPLICANTS.

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AND SO SHE'S KEEPING OUR BUILDING SAFETY PROGRAM GOING.

AGAIN A LOT OF EXTRA WORK FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE.

THAT WHOLE TEAM REALLY PULLS TOGETHER.

AND WITH ANNIE, AMY AND RICK SO THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORDS.

THEY DO GREAT WORK. COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I THINK ALL OF THIS WORK.

WITH YOUR TEAM EXEMPLIFIES HIGH PERFORMING GOVERNANCE AND ALL THE KEY COMMUNITY RESULTS AS STIPULATED IN OUR PRIORITY BASED BUDGETING.

KEY COMMUNITY RESULTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO INCLUSIVE AND ENGAGED COMMUNITY AND SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU TO STAFF AND ALL THE WORK TIME AND TALENT THAT YOU HAVE PUT IN.

AND ALSO I THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO BE ON THIS LISTENING TOURS AND AND THE COUPLE OF VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE I THINK WAS FROM THE CHAMBER GUILBAULT AND CORTEZ AND MR.

[6. City Manager Report Information Only The report will be provided to the City Council prior to the meeting.]

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MARK WOODSON.

I DO BELIEVE THERE IS THERE CAN BE A POTENTIAL OF INTERFACING THE IDEAS PROCESS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE CITIZEN ACCESS PORTAL.

AND I HAVE MENTIONED THIS AT OUR RECENT BUDGET RETREAT LAST MONTH AS WE IMPLEMENT THE BUSINESS ONE-STOP SHOPS SERVICE ONLINE PORTAL, BUSINESS SERVICE AND ALSO BUSINESS SERVICE DESK.

SO TO SOME.

KEEPING IT TOP OF MIND.

YES, I DID NOT INCLUDE THAT ON ONE OF OUR INITIATIVES, BUT WE DO HAVE A GROUP THAT IS MEETING ON THE BOSS, THE ONE STOP BUSINESS, ONE STOP SHOP BUSINESS SERVICE DESK ONLINE PORTAL.

AND YOU PROVIDED US SOME GREAT INFORMATION FROM A STATE PORTAL OR A STATE WEBSITE.

AND WE'VE REVIEWED THAT AND I THINK WE DO HAVE SOME OF THOSE THINGS IN PLACE, BUT WE CAN MAKE IT MORE SEAMLESS FOR SURE, AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT.

AND WE CAN ALSO CUSTOMIZE IT ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS OF OUR CITY AND OUR AND OUR CUSTOMERS.

AND FOR ME, IT'S IT'S ALSO AN ISSUE OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY, BECAUSE I GET A LOT OF CALLS AND EMAILS, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH MY PROJECT, WHAT'S IT'S BEEN WAITING FOR STAFF.

AND THEN OF COURSE I MAKE THE CALL.

AND SO WHEN WE HAVE A PROCESS OR AN ONLINE PORTAL WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN GO TO, OH, IT'S UNDER REVIEW AND THEY HAVE THREE WEEKS TO RESPOND OR THEY'RE WAITING FOR YOUR SUBMITTALS OR SO LIKE.

IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE STAFF'S RESPONSIBILITY IN TERMS OF WHAT'S TAKING TIME OR THE DELAY.

SO AND FOR US TOO ON COUNCIL, WE CAN LOOK INTO THE THE STATUS OF THE PROJECT.

THIS IS WHERE IT IS AND IT'S WAITING ON THE APPLICANTS AMENDMENT.

SOME KIND OF A SUBMITTAL OR RE SUBMITTAL OR REVIEW OR YEAH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APPRECIATE YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER AND I HAVE JUST ONE LITTLE REQUEST.

I HAD HAD A CONSTITUENT REACHING OUT REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT STATUS REPORTS AND IT DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE BEEN UPLOADED ONLINE. SO IF YOU ALL MIGHT BE ABLE TO PUT THAT UP THERE, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE AT LEAST ONE CONSTITUENT WHO IS WAS LOOKING TO, AND I'VE COMMUNICATED WITH THAT CONSTITUENT AS WELL.

WE ARE UPDATING IT AGAIN.

WE'VE HAD SUCH A CHANGEOVER.

THE DEVELOPMENT STATUS REPORT IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I STARTED PUTTING TOGETHER WHEN I WAS PLANNING DIRECTOR AND IT WAS REALLY INTENDED TO GIVE COUNCIL INFORMATION ON PROJECTS.

SO WHEN YOU GET AN INQUIRY FROM A CONSTITUENT, YOU KNOW WHAT THINGS ARE GOING TO COME TO CITY COUNCIL, WHAT THINGS ARE JUST GOING THROUGH AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW.

AND SO AT FIRST WE JUST STARTED CAPTURING KIND OF BIG PROJECTS AND THINGS THAT WOULD BE COMING TO COUNCIL BECAUSE OF A REZONING OR WHATEVER.

BUT NOW IT'S PRETTY MUCH OVER THE YEARS IS NOW CAPTURES ALMOST EVERY PROJECT AND SO IT'S A VERY COMPLETE LIST.

MICHELLE HAS BEEN UPDATING IT AGAIN IN THE TRANSITION OF PEOPLE DOING MORE THAN ONE JOB AND THAT WE JUST IT TOOK A BACK SEAT, BUT WE ARE CLOSE TO HAVING IT DONE.

SHE'S BEEN WORKING WITH CURRENT PLANNING TO UPDATE IT AND GET ALL THE CURRENT STATUS.

I'M GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB OF GETTING INFORMATION OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE COUNCIL AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND THESE REPORTS, BECAUSE WE DO PUT A LOT OF INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE. I DON'T DO THE BEST JOB OF PROMOTING WHERE THAT INFORMATION IS, SO I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO BETTER ON THAT.

THANK YOU DAN, REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

YEAH. COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

YEAH. THANK YOU. DAN, I APPRECIATE ALL THIS.

I JUST WANTED TO BRING UP ONE LITTLE MATTER, AND I DON'T WANT TO PONTIFICATE ON IT.

I'D RATHER HEAR FROM YOU.

I'D RATHER GET SOME REACTION FROM YOU.

BUT YOU SPOKE WISELY ABOUT PRIORITIES AND TRADE OFFS A LITTLE BIT.

AND I SEE THE NOTION OF AFFORDABILITY COMING IN TO THIS PICTURE A LOT.

I'M VERY WARY OF INVOKING AFFORDABILITY AS A COMPLAINT AGAINST A LOT OF THESE YOU KNOW, CODE AND AND REQUIREMENTS AND THINGS THAT WE REQUIRE FOR DEVELOPMENT.

I'M WONDERING IF YOU CAN SPEAK TO THAT A LITTLE BIT.

IT FEELS LIKE A TROJAN HORSE TO ME AND A BIT OF A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

AND I'M SURE THERE'S A ROOM FOR GIVE AND TAKE AND PLAY THERE, BUT WE DON'T WANT TO COMPLETELY EVISCERATE OUR CODE IN THE NAME OF AFFORDABILITY.

YOU KNOW, I WAS A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER IN A LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY FOR THREE YEARS, AND I HAVE LIVED IN PLACES WHERE THERE ARE NO RULES AND NO CODES

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AND THINGS ARE VERY AFFORDABLE.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE KIND OF COMMUNITY THAT WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE HERE INTO THE FUTURE.

OF COURSE, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GET.

BUT MAYBE YOU CAN SPEAK TO THAT TENSION A LITTLE BIT AND WHERE WE DRAW THE LINE AND AND HOW WE.

HOW WE HONOR THE THE SPIRIT OF THE CODES AND THE RULES AND THE REQUIREMENTS SO THAT WE HAVE A SAFE, HEALTHY, VIBRANT AND A COMMUNITY WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND A QUALITY OF LIFE THAT WE A MINIMUM QUALITY OF LIFE THAT WE ALL ENJOY.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS A COMMENT THAT COMES UP A LOT, RIGHT? THAT BECAUSE WE REQUIRE TOO MUCH.

AND THERE'S A LONG LIST OF THINGS I TOUCHED ON A FEW TONIGHT THAT WE CAN'T DELIVER AN AFFORDABLE PROJECT.

BUT I GUESS THERE IS SOME SKEPTICISM IF WE WERE TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.

WHAT'S THE GUARANTEE THAT WHAT YOU'RE DELIVERING IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE JUST TALK ABOUT HOUSING MORE AFFORDABLE? AND SO I THINK THE APPROACH WE TOOK WITH FOUNDATION FOR SENIOR LIVING IS A GREAT MODEL WHERE WE JUST SAID, YOU KNOW, RATHER THAN US IDENTIFYING THE INCENTIVES, RIGHT? SO RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GET REDUCTION IN PARKING.

WE'LL PAY FOR SOME OF THE REVIEW FEES, DIFFERENT THINGS IF YOU PROVIDE AFFORDABLE UNITS.

RIGHT. AND THERE'S A DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU COMMIT TO, YOU KNOW, WHAT AMI YOU'RE SERVING IN THE TERM OF THE AFFORDABILITY, YOU GET A BENEFIT BASED ON WHAT YOU'RE COMMITTING TO.

RIGHT? AND SO WE KIND OF.

WELL, WHY ARE PEOPLE USING IT? WHY AREN'T THEY? AND SO WHAT WE WROTE INTO THE CODE JUST LAST YEAR AND WHAT FSL USED WAS, YOU TELL US WHERE YOU NEED RELIEF, RIGHT.

IN EXCHANGE FOR 100% AFFORDABILITY.

SO THAT'S A HIGH BAR, RIGHT? YOU REALLY NEED ALMOST, I THINK, A LIE TECH, LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT TO DO 100% OR SOME OTHER SUBSIDY RIGHT.

BUT MAYBE WE CAN SCALE IT.

AND SO RATHER THAN US SAYING THESE ARE THE INCENTIVES AND HERE'S WHAT YOU HERE'S YOUR BENEFIT, YOU KNOW, YOU TELL US, YOU KNOW, BASED ON AGAIN, MAYBE IF YOU DO 10% AFFORDABILITY FOR A TARGETED AMI FOR CERTAIN TERM, THEN WE'LL CONSIDER YOU KNOW RELIEF IN THESE AREAS.

AND YOU TELL US WHERE YOU NEED RELIEF.

I ALMOST LIKE THAT APPROACH BETTER THAN US DEFINING IT.

AND THEN PEOPLE DON'T USE IT.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S PROS AND CONS, I THINK, TO BOTH.

AND THAT IS I'M SPEAKING FOR MYSELF NOW.

OUR STAFF HAS NOT REALLY COME TO FIRM CONCLUSIONS, I THINK, ON THE BEST WAY TO DELIVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT I THINK IT'S A REALLY CREATIVE IDEA IS YOU TELL US WHERE YOU NEED RELIEF IN ORDER TO DELIVER AFFORDABILITY.

AND WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE DEFINED BENEFIT FOR THE COMMUNITY IF WE GIVE YOU THIS BENEFIT, RIGHT.

SO WE REQUIRED THAT PROJECT TO COME IN FRONT OF CITY COUNCIL BECAUSE WE WANTED IT TO BE A PUBLIC DISCUSSION.

HERE IS THE TRADEOFF, RIGHT? THAT NIGHT IT WAS A VERY FOCUSED ON THE TRANSECT CODE.

YOU MAY REMEMBER I GAVE YOU A LITTLE PRIMER HOW THE TRANSECT IS VERY PRESCRIPTIVE RIGHT.

AND SO A LOT OF THOSE THAT YOU GAVE RELIEF ON WERE, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF TEN FEET, IT'S EIGHT FEET.

INSTEAD OF THIS. IT'S AND IT WAS ABOUT THE FORM OF THE BUILDING AND THE LOCATION OF THE CEILING HEIGHTS AND ALL THAT.

BUT THERE'S OTHER THINGS THAT WE COULD USE AS INCENTIVES.

SO AGAIN, I THINK THAT APPROACH IS ONE WE SHOULD EXPLORE MORE AND HAVE INSTEAD OF 100% AFFORDABILITY.

WHAT IF YOU DID 20% AFFORDABLE? 30% AFFORDABLE? WHAT WOULD BE SOME OF THE INCENTIVES WE COULD OFFER? SO I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO EXPLORE.

AS WELL AS OUR ADOPTED INCENTIVES.

YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT THE PROJECTS YOU DO SEE GOING AROUND TOWN.

I'M USED TO IT NOW, BUT IT'S A VERY HIGH QUALITY PROJECT THAT HAPPENS IN FLAGSTAFF.

I THINK ABOUT THE EAST SIDE.

THE DUNKIN DONUTS AND THE CHIPOTLE AND I THINK A VERIZON STORE GOING IN AND THERE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF BUILDING FORWARD.

YOU SEE THE CONNECTIVITY, YOU SEE THE SIDEWALKS, YOU SEE THE STEPS DOWN RIGHT FROM THE BUILDING TO THE STREET.

PARKING IS KIND OF ON THE SIDE AND THE REAR.

I THINK THE BUILDINGS ARE ATTRACTIVE.

THERE'S A HIGH DEGREE OF DESIGN TO THOSE BUILDINGS.

RIGHT. AND SO I THINK WE GET AN INCREDIBLE DEVELOPMENT RIGHT? BUT IT DOES HAVE A COST TO THE BUILDER.

BUT I'M PROUD OF WHAT I SEE AROUND TOWN.

I THINK, AGAIN, YOU CAN KIND OF TELL WHAT ERROR THINGS WERE BUILT IN SOMETIMES BY WHAT IMPROVEMENTS YOU SEE IN.

AGAIN, CONNECTIVITY IS A BIG ONE FOR US AND MODE SHIFT.

SO WE TRY TO HAVE SITES DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE MODE SHIFT AND CONNECTIVITY.

WE DON'T WANT TO GET RID OF THOSE THINGS.

THOSE ARE THINGS WE NEED TO ENSURE.

CONTINUE, I THINK. COUNCILMEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I ALSO WANT TO PROVIDE A SPACE OF GRATITUDE IN ADDITION TO MY GRATITUDE TO STAFF, TO THE GRATITUDE OF.

OF DEVELOPERS.

PARTICULARLY THREE DEVELOPMENT.

WHO PULLED PERMITS BEFORE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 ENDED WHERE WE COLLECTED OVER 2 MILLION IN FEES WHICH BANKROLLED THE CITY AND THAT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC.

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SO TALK ABOUT HIGHGATE, WHICH IS NOW OPEN, HIGHGATE SENIOR LIVING, THE BLUFFS WHICH WILL BE OPENING SOON AND THE UNCOMMON.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

WITH THAT REALLY APPRECIATE IT, DAN, AND APPRECIATE YOUR TEAM AND GLAD THAT YEAH, YOU'RE ALMOST GOT A FULL CREW NOW.

SO..

WE ARE..

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. YOU AS WELL.

AND WITH THAT, IT IS HIGH TIME FOR A BREAK.

LET'S DO 20 MINUTES.

SO 5:15 COMING BACK HERE.

YEP. EXCELLENT.

WELL, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM, SOME NUMBER THAT'S THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PANEL AND QUARTERLY UPDATE.

SO, YES.

JENNY, PLEASE TAKE US AWAY.

NINE, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

JENNY NEIMAN, CLIMATE PROGRAM MANAGER.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME AND MY TEAM TONIGHT.

WE'RE EXCITED TO BE HERE FOR THIS IS OUR THIRD QUARTERLY UPDATE ON THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

HERE IS MY TEAM THAT I'M JOINED BY TONIGHT, ALL OF WHOM I BELIEVE YOU'VE MET BEFORE.

RAMON AND JENNA ARE ONLINE WITH US TODAY.

OUR DISCUSSION TODAY WILL START WITH HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

IT WILL FOLLOW A FAMILIAR FORMAT WHERE WE GO BY KEY AREAS OF THE CMP.

WE WILL THEN OUTLINE OUR PLAN FOR UPDATING AND REVISING THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN ALREADY.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE WILL PRESENT THE FINDINGS OF OUR INITIAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN INVESTMENTS.

I DO WANT TO LET COUNCIL KNOW BEFORE WE START THAT OUR NEXT UPDATE WILL ACTUALLY DIVERT FROM THIS PATTERN.

WE'VE HAD THREE OF THESE QUARTERLY UPDATES WHERE WE REALLY GO INTO EVERY SINGLE TARGET AREA.

THE KIND OF GOAL WAS THAT TO HELP ILLUSTRATE WHAT IMPLEMENTATION ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THESE TARGET AREAS, BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE ARE NEW TOPICS FOR US RIGHT? WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE FOR US TO TALK ABOUT CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL OR ELECTRIC MOBILITY, FOR INSTANCE? IN THE FUTURE, WE WILL SCALE BACK A BIT AND FOCUS ON JUST TWO OR THREE MAIN HIGHLIGHTS FROM THAT WORK.

AND WITH THAT, I'M REALLY HAPPY TO HAND IT OVER TO JENNA.

THANKS SO MUCH, JENNY.

MAYOR, COUNCIL.

JENNA ORTEGA, CLIMATE ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR.

GREAT TO BE HERE WITH YOU THIS EVENING.

AS WE BEGIN OUR UPDATES ON THE ONGOING EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT THE FLAGSTAFF CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN, OUR FAMILIAR HONEYCOMB IS HERE TO REMIND US OF THE FORMING CATEGORIES OF CARBON NEUTRALITY ACTIONS SHOWN IN DIFFERENT COLORS.

ALONG WITH THE NINE TARGET AREAS THAT SUMMARIZE OUR WORK, WE WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH EACH CATEGORY AND TARGET AREA AND TO BEGIN, WE WILL START IN STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS.

OUR FIRST TARGET AREA IN THIS CATEGORY I WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH IS COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.

OUR NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES GRANT HAS WRAPPED UP AND THE FINAL REPORT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.

FUNDING WAS USED TO SUPPORT THE FLAGSTAFF HEPA FILTER PROGRAM, A PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM THAT PROVIDED FREE HEPA AIR PURIFIERS TO AT RISK COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

SHOWN HERE IS A GRAPHIC THAT WAS USED TO ADVERTISE THE PROGRAM AND ADDITIONALLY, $3,000 OF THE GRANT WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS ENGINEERING NEEDS IN THE POST FIRE FLOOD AREA.

OUR PARTNERS AT APS HELPED US CONTINUE THE HEPA PROGRAM THROUGH A COMMUNITY GRANT AS WELL.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PARTNERS AND THEIR WORK TO ADVANCE CLIMATE PLANNING, I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT FLAGSTAFF UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OR FUSD AND THEIR EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY WAYS THAT DISTRICT STAFF, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE CLIMATE ACTION GOALS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

A CLIMATE ACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL BE FINALIZING RECOMMENDATIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, AND THROUGHOUT THESE EFFORTS WE WERE ABLE TO WORK WITH BOTH FUSD AND IN NAU TO DEVELOP A NEW GREENHOUSE GAS ACCOUNTING PROJECT THAT WILL ENABLE FUSD TO TRACK THEIR SCOPE ONE AND SCOPE TWO EMISSIONS. AND WE'RE SO EXCITED TO REPORT THAT AN AMAZING INTERN WHO WILL COLLABORATE WITH ALL THREE AGENCIES HAS BEEN HIRED BY FUSD TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT. AND OF COURSE, REAL QUICK AS A HUGE PART OF THE FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY, WE ARE SO EXCITED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING ALONGSIDE OUR

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PARTNER NAU THAT YOU GOT TO HEAR FROM TONIGHT TO ACHIEVE OUR SHARED GOALS AND COMMITMENTS TO ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2030.

ALL RIGHT. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH NAU'S CENTER FOR SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM TO HIRE THREE AMERICORPS VISTAS FOR THE 2022-2023 TERM.

THE THREE OPEN POSITIONS ARE YOUTH CLIMATE LEADERSHIP, CLEAN JOBS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND EQUITABLE RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE.

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS IS UNDERWAY.

DETAILS ABOUT EACH POSITION, ALONG WITH OTHER LINKS TO APPLY, CAN BE FOUND ON BOTH OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS, SO PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

WHEN IT COMES TO EQUITABLE SYSTEMS, OUR NEXT TARGET AREA, ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE WORKING ON IS CREATING WAYS TO BETTER CONNECT TO THE CITY'S CLIMATE PROGRAM WITH THE FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY.

THE YOUTH CLIMATE ADVISORY GROUP, WHO BEGAN MEETING IN MARCH, HAD THEIR FIRST INTERACTIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY DURING FLAGSTAFF EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. THEY HOSTED THEIR OWN TABLE AND THEY WALKED AROUND WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, HELPING THEM PARTICIPATE IN CLIMATE ACTION.

I HOPE IF ANY OF YOU WERE THERE, YOU GOT TO SAY HELLO.

YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO HERE THAT ALBERT WAS ABLE TO MEET THE GROUP AND WANTED TO POSE WITH A FEW OF THEM.

WE ARE ALSO SO EXCITED TO HAVE OUR FIRST MEETING WITH THE FLAGSTAFF BUSINESS CLIMATE ADVISORY GROUP LATER THIS WEEK, AND APPLICATIONS FOR THAT EQUITY ADVISORY GROUP WILL BE CLOSING AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

ON THIS SLIDE, YOU WILL SEE SOME OF OUR EFFORTS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS TO ENGAGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY.

THESE ARE HIGHLIGHTED EACH MONTH IN THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE REPORT THAT IS PROVIDED TO COUNCIL FROM JANUARY TO APRIL, NOT INCLUDING EARTH DAY.

OUR SMALL CLIMATE TEAM ENGAGED WITH JUST OVER 950 PEOPLE IN 94 DIFFERENT CLIMATE ACTIVITIES.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL PASS IT ON.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH, JENNA.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

MOVING INTO THE PROGRESS WE'RE MAKING TO REDUCE OUR DEPENDENCE ON CARS, WE MODIFIED THE RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDING INCENTIVE BACK IN MARCH.

AND BY WE I MEAN COUNCIL.

AND I JUST WANTED TO SHARE ONE RESULT OF THAT POLICY CHANGE BECAUSE IT REALLY ILLUSTRATES HOW INCENTIVES CAN MOVE THE NEEDLE FOR US RIGHT.

WITHOUT FINANCIAL INVESTMENT FROM THE CITY, WHICH WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT LATER TODAY.

AURA FLAGSTAFF WAS THE FIRST TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCENTIVE.

BECAUSE OF THIS INCENTIVE, THE DEVELOPMENT IS 15% MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THAN CURRENT CITY CODE, WHILE ALSO NEARLY ELIMINATING NATURAL GAS FOR SPACE AND WATER HEATING AND GENERAL USE IN ITS UNITS.

IT'S A FIVE MINUTE WALK FROM TRANSIT, WHICH WE KNOW HELPS TO INCREASE AFFORDABLE LIVING.

AND BECAUSE OF THESE STEPS, THE SITE NOW PROVIDES 20% MORE HOUSING THAN THE STANDARD ZONING ALLOWS.

AND SO WE REALLY SEE THIS AS A WIN AND A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF POLICY.

AND YOU CONTINUES TO BE A STRONG PARTNER FOR US.

THIS SEMESTER WE WORKED WITH STUDENTS TO ENGAGE THEIR PEERS ACTUALLY IN AN EFFORT TO GET MORE NAU STUDENTS ON TRANSIT.

ENGAGEMENT IS GREAT.

WE ALSO HAVE SOME EXAMPLES OF EXPANDED TRANSIT.

WE KNOW THAT THAT IS REALLY WHAT MOVES THE NEEDLE, RIGHT? BETTER QUALITY SERVICE, HIGHER FREQUENCY, ETC..

REALLY HAPPILY. WE HAVE TWO RECENT EXAMPLES OF THAT IN THE REGION.

FIRST, THE MOUNTAIN LINE GO AIRPORT PROGRAM, WHICH IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MOUNTAIN LINE AND THE AIRPORT.

IT LAUNCHED IN MARCH, AND IT PROVIDES ON DEMAND SERVICE TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT.

[7. Northern Arizona University Update NAU President José Luis Cruz Rivera will provide an update to the City Council]

I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT THIS.

THE PROGRAM SAW MORE THAN 150 BOARDINGS LAST MONTH.

THAT'S 150 CARS OFF THE ROAD, 150 PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T NEED TO PARK AT THE AIRPORT.

WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE HOW THIS RIDERSHIP GROWS AND THE HOPEFUL CONTINUATION OF THIS PILOT PROGRAM.

JUST DOWN THE HILL, THE SEDONA SHUTTLE HAS SEEN HUGE GAINS THAT WERE REALLY THRILLED TO LEARN FROM THE SERVICE, CARRIED 42,000 PEOPLE IN ITS FIRST 22 DAYS.

WE ARE JUST LOOKING TO THIS AS AN INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE.

RIGHT. WE KNOW WIDER ROADS AND MORE CARS AREN'T GOING TO FIX OUR PROBLEMS AND ARE GOING TO COST A LOT.

RIGHT. THIS IS SHOWING US THAT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY OFFER THE TRANSIT, WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT, IT'S ACCESSIBLE, IT CAN GET A WHOLE LOT OF FOLKS WHERE THEY NEED TO GO.

EVEN HIKERS. RIGHT.

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WE TALK ABOUT HOW, OH, WELL, PEOPLE NEED TO GET INTO THE MOUNTAINS.

THEY NEED TO DO THIS. 42,000 PEOPLE IN LESS THAN A MONTH IN SEDONA, I THINK SHOWS KIND OF THE PROOF OF CONCEPT OF THAT.

SO WE'RE JUST REALLY THRILLED AND TO KEEP LEARNING WITH OUR PARTNERS REGIONALLY AND LOCALLY.

FINALLY, WE ARE WORKING WITH PARTNERS ACROSS THE US TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING COMING THROUGH IS WELL ALIGNED WITH THE CITY'S CLIMATE AND EQUITY PRIORITIES.

IN TERMS OF DECREASING DEPENDENCE ON CARS.

AND REALLY THRILLED TO REPORT THAT LAST WEEK THE CITY AND METRO PLAN PUMPS PARTNERED TO HOST THE TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP.

WE BROUGHT TOGETHER OVER 30 STAFF FROM THE CITY METRO PLAN, NAU, THE COUNTY AND ADOT OVER TWO DAYS.

DURING THIS EXPERT NATIONAL EXPERTS.

DURING THIS WORKSHOP, NATIONAL EXPERTS LED DISCUSSIONS ON BEST PRACTICES IN SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION.

WE TALKED ABOUT OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND HOW DO WE GROW IT INTO THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT WE WANT TO HAVE? WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW TO DO TO REALLY HELP FLAGSTAFF MAKE THIS BIG SHIFT? YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT THE BIG SHIFT FROM CARBON NEUTRALITY PERSPECTIVES, BUT ALSO ALL THE OTHER REASONS TO DO IT RIGHT FROM BETTER AIR QUALITY TO GREATER EQUITY TO JUST HAPPINESS. RIGHT. OF WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR COMMUTE.

SO REALLY A HUGE THANK YOU FROM US TO THOSE MORE THAN 30 STAFF THAT WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THAT COMMITTED TWO DAYS TO US.

EVERYBODY HAS A TON GOING ON.

A LOT OF THEM WERE FROM DAN FOLKE AND RICK BARRETT SHOP.

RIGHT, WHO HAVE SO MANY DEMANDS ON THEIR TIME AND TOOK A LOT OF TIME TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH US.

SO WE'RE JUST REALLY THRILLED.

IN TERMS OF ELECTRIC MOBILITY, THIS IS ANOTHER ONE WHERE THE MARKET IS MOVING THE NEEDLE, RIGHT? IT IS MOST QUICKLY DRIVING CHANGE AND WE WANT TO SUPPORT THAT.

RIGHT. EV SALES CONTINUE TO RISE.

THEY'RE NOT AS QUICK AS WE NEED THEM TO BE.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD NEWS HERE.

WE ACTUALLY NEED IT TO GO QUICKER.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT EV SALES DOUBLED FROM 2020 TO 2021 NATIONALLY AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE MORE CONSUMER AND MANUFACTURER INTEREST. WHILE THAT HAPPENED.

E-BIKES ALSO EXPLODED.

AND EVEN THOUGH EV SALES DOUBLED, WE STILL SOLD MORE ELECTRIC BIKES NATIONALLY THAN WE DID ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

SO WE TALK ABOUT THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE REVOLUTION.

THERE IS AN E-BIKE REVOLUTION GOING ON THAT'S ACTUALLY A LOT MORE AFFORDABLE FOR FOLKS.

RIGHT. AND GIVES THEM REALLY GREAT MOBILITY AS COUNCILMEMBER OR VICE MAYOR SWEET HAS TALKED ABOUT RIGHT.

IT GIVES THEM THIS INCREDIBLE OPTION FOR A RELATIVELY LOW INVESTMENT.

SO IT'S JUST REALLY EXCITING.

I DO WANT TO PAUSE HERE AND NOTE SOMETHING ABOUT OUR ELECTRIC MOBILITY GOALS BECAUSE WE KEEP GETTING THIS QUESTION.

YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION IS, WELL, WON'T EVS SOLVE OUR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS? RIGHT? WHY DO WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT DECREASING DEPENDENCE ON CARS? AND AND, YOU KNOW, THE SHORT ANSWER IS NO, EVS WILL NOT SAVE US.

I AM A DEBBIE DOWNER ON THIS, I KNOW, BUT IT BEARS REPEATING.

IT'S A BOTH AND SITUATION, RIGHT? WE NEED BOTH ELECTRIC MOBILITY AND DECREASING DEPENDENCE ON CARS.

THE REASON FOR THAT IS IF WE LOOK BEYOND JUST EVS FROM AN EMISSIONS STANDPOINT, THERE ARE SO MANY BENEFITS TO DECREASING DEPENDENCE ON CARS, THINGS LIKE REDUCING CONGESTION, REDUCING THE NEED FOR PARKING, PROVIDING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO MOBILITY, HELPING FOLKS TO GET AROUND TOWN AFFORDABLY.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES DO NOT DO THAT.

WHAT DOES DO THAT, THOUGH, IS ELECTRIC BUSSES, RIGHT? ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, ELECTRIC BIKES, ETC.

CHANGING OUR LAND USES FOR MORE DENSE HOUSING, MORE VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS, ETC..

AND SO I JUST WANT FOR US TO ALL CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT BOTH, RIGHT? IT'S NOT ONE OR THE OTHER. WE HAVE TO DO BOTH.

CARBON NEUTRALITY, WE KIND OF HAVE TO DO IT AT ALL.

BUT THE BLUE BOX HERE GETS INTO IT.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT AGAIN, E-BUSES, ELECTRIC BUSSES AND E-BIKES HELP WITH THOSE INCREDIBLE THINGS AND HAVE REALLY INCREDIBLE BENEFITS.

SO TO THAT END, WE HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY SCOOTER COMPANIES AND I BELIEVE THEY HAVE A FEW OF THEM REACHING OUT TO COUNCIL MEMBERS.

SO WE WILL BEGIN LOOKING INTO SCOOTERS AND HOW THEY MIGHT BE INCORPORATED INTO FLAGSTAFF'S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

OUR NEIGHBORS IN KINGMAN AND YUMA AND GOODYEAR HAVE ALL INCORPORATED SCOOTERS RECENTLY, SO THEY ARE HERE IN ARIZONA AND THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP COMING.

AND SCOOTERS ARE ACTUALLY ALREADY HERE IN FLAGSTAFF.

I SAW A BUNCH JUST SUNDAY AT THE FARMER'S MARKET.

RIGHT. THEY'RE ALREADY HERE.

THE QUESTION ISN'T, ARE WE GOING TO HAVE SCOOTERS IN FLAGSTAFF? THE QUESTION IS, ARE WE GOING TO HAVE A SHARED SCOOTER SYSTEM IN FLAGSTAFF THAT MAKES THAT CHEAP AND EASY TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO FOLKS RIGHT? AND SO WE WILL, OF COURSE, BE BACK TO COUNCIL TO TALK ABOUT THIS.

I PROMISE, THIS IS JUST A TEASER THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE STARTING TO LOOK INTO.

WE ALSO CONTINUE TO WORK ON SUPPORTING ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

WE'RE WORKING INTERNALLY TO ENSURE THAT OUR POLICIES FOR EV USE ARE REALLY PRACTICAL AND REALLY SUPPORT STAFF, WHETHER THAT'S A TAKE HOME VEHICLE OR WHATEVER THEIR JOB MIGHT

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BE, THAT IF THEY HAVE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE, THAT IT'S HELPING THEM GET THEIR JOB DONE.

WE'RE ALSO COLLABORATING WITH ADOT ON ITS PLAN FOR EV CHARGING AND CONTINUE TO WORK WITH APS FOR THE TAKE CHARGE ARIZONA CHARGING STATION PROGRAM.

WE HAVE TWO STATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT AT THE AIRPORT AND THE VISITOR CENTER.

IN TERMS OF FUEL SWITCHING.

WE HAVE HAD A REALLY BIG MONTH AND HERE IT IS MY PLEASURE TO SHOUT OUT RAMON ALATORRE IN OUR OFFICE.

WITHIN THE LAST YEAR, HE HAS ESSENTIALLY MADE HIMSELF INTO A LOCAL EXPERT ON BUILDING ELECTRIFICATION.

HE GOT HIS OWN HEAT PUMP INSTALLED IN HIS HOME AND HAS COLLECTED SPREADSHEETS AND SPREADSHEETS OF DATA ON IT.

HE ALSO GOT HIMSELF ON THE FRONT PAGE ABOVE THE FOLD IN THE DAILY SUN ON HEAT PUMPS, NO LESS.

SO I JUST WANT TO SHOUT OUT DC, HE HAS DILIGENTLY BEEN TALKING TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT THIS, ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLES, ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES THEY'RE SEEING.

HE'S HEARD FROM RESIDENTS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS, AND SO HE BROUGHT THE ELECTRIC LEAGUE OF ARIZONA UP TO FLAGSTAFF FOR TWO WORKSHOPS.

THE FIRST ATTRACTED 170 FOLKS WHO REGISTERED, COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO REALLY WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SUPER EFFICIENT COLD WEATHER HEAT PUMPS AND PROVING THERE'S REALLY SIGNIFICANT DEMAND FOR THIS WORK.

HE THEN WAS ABLE TO SAY, HEY, WE HAVE ALMOST 200 PEOPLE HERE AND BROUGHT IN 16 CONTRACTORS TO LEARN THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT HEAT PUMPS AND HOW TO DO THIS WORK.

WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE SUPPORTING OUR CONTRACTING AND BUILDING INDUSTRY RIGHT IN DOING THIS.

AND SO THEY CAME TO THAT MORE TECHNICAL SIDE WORKSHOP.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TALKING TO THEM AND FIGURING OUT HOW WE CAN SUPPORT THEM IN DOING THIS WORK.

THE KEY MESSAGE, THOUGH, IS THAT COLD WEATHER HEAT PUMPS ARE EFFECTIVE IN HEATING HOMES AND FLAGSTAFF.

THEY CAN WARM A HOME DOWN TO ABOUT 22 -22 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

IF YOU'VE WEATHERIZED YOUR HOME, THEY CAN EVEN SAVE YOU MONEY.

AND, YOU KNOW, BUILDING ELECTRIFICATION IS A VIABLE OPTION.

IT'S AN ATTRACTIVE OPTION.

AND IT'S HERE IN FLAGSTAFF AND THERE ARE PEOPLE IN FLAGSTAFF WHO ARE ELECTRIFYING THEIR HOMES.

SO IT'S BEEN A REALLY, REALLY EXCITING COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR US.

TO THAT NOTE, WE WILL HAVE A REVAMPED AND EXPANDED ENERGY REBATE PROGRAM STARTING JULY 1ST.

WE GOT FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROVIDE REBATES TO RESIDENTS FOR ELECTRIFICATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS, HELPING OUR RESIDENTS TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN OUR HOME AND THEN SAVE MONEY. ONE FINAL PLUG HERE.

WE HAVE A BUILDING ELECTRIFICATION WEBSITE.

THE WEBINAR ON HEAT PUMPS IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE UNTIL THE END OF JUNE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED.

SO IT'S A LIMITED TIME, BUT YOU'VE GOT ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF LEFT TO WATCH THAT AND I HOPE YOU DO, SO WITH THAT OVER TO RAMON.

GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, JENNY.

I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE CLEAN ELECTRICITY TARGET AREA.

AND WE ARE EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD THAT THE SECOND ROUND OF THE NORTHERN ARIZONA SOLAR CO-OP WILL BE LAUNCHING NEXT WEEK.

ONCE THE CO-OP OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ON MAY 16TH, THEN FOLKS WILL BE ABLE TO LOG ON TO THE SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS WEBSITE AND SIGN UP.

AS A REMINDER BY JOINING THE CO-OP.

NO ONE IS OBLIGATED TO GET A ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEM.

JOINING ALLOWS PEOPLE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND BECOME MORE INFORMED.

CO-OP MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEIR ROOFS ASSESSED, TO REVIEW INSTALLER PROPOSALS, TO LEARN ABOUT PAYMENT AND FINANCING OPTIONS, AND TO EVEN GET A BID.

IF THE MEMBER DECIDES THAT IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO GET SOLAR, THEY WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE FORWARD.

IF IT IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME FOR ANY REASON, MEMBERS CAN WITHDRAW AT ANY TIME.

THE SLIDE BEFORE YOU SHOWS THE GENERAL TIMELINE FOR THIS SECOND ROUND OF THE CO-OP AND AFTER LAUNCH, FOLKS WILL HAVE UNTIL JULY 31ST TO JOIN, WHICH IS ABOUT TEN WEEKS.

FOR THE REDUCED BUILDING ENERGY USE TARGET AREA.

WE DO HAVE AN UPDATE REGARDING THE MUNICIPAL FACILITY ESCO PROJECT.

THE INVESTMENT GRADE AUDIT HAS FORGED AHEAD IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS AND IS NOW APPROXIMATELY 50% COMPLETE.

A SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR IMPLEMENTATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO COUNCIL CONSIDERATION THIS FALL.

SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT.

REGISTRATION FOR THE PLOTS IN OUR THREE COMMUNITY GARDENS OPENED IN MARCH, AND ALREADY ALL 62 PLOTS HAVE BEEN RENTED OUT.

OVER 100 GARDENERS WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

WE ARE ALSO EXCITED ABOUT THE GARDEN WORKSHOP SERIES THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DEVELOPED FOR THIS SUMMER.

IT WILL INCLUDE TOPICS SUCH AS HIGH ALTITUDE GARDENING, WATER HARVESTING AND PEST MITIGATION.

THE RESIDENTIAL FOOD SCRAP DROP OFF STATION AT THE FLAGSTAFF CSA STORE CONTINUES TO GROW IN POPULARITY, AND SO GOING FORWARD, PICKUP WILL DOUBLE FROM TWICE A MONTH TO ONCE A WEEK.

FURTHERMORE, WITH RENEWED FUNDING, WE EXPECT TO OPEN TWO ADDITIONAL DROP OFF LOCATIONS IN THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR.

SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAM IN OCTOBER, WE HAVE ALREADY DIVERTED OVER £4,000 OF WASTE FROM THE LANDFILL.

THE CHICKEN COOP AND COMPOSTING REBATE PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN MARCH.

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RESIDENTS CAN RECEIVE A REBATE OF UP TO $100 WHEN PURCHASING PREFABRICATED CHICKEN COOPS OR COMPOSTER.

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, WE HAVE HOSTED A FIX-IT CLINIC AND A DROP OFF DAY AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ARE MANY PARTNERS THAT MAKE THESE EVENTS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING THE FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT, FLAGSTAFF HAZARDOUS PRODUCT CENTER, COCONINO COUNTY, ELEVATED SHREDDING, PONDEROSA MEDICAL WASTE SERVICES AND R3 E-WASTE COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING.

AS HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, THE TRASH LESS SAVE MORE PILOT PROGRAM ENDED IN FEBRUARY.

DATA IS CURRENTLY BEING COMPILED AND ANALYZED TO DEVELOP A CITYWIDE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.

AND FINALLY, STAFF HAD CREATED A QR CODE STICKER WHICH, WHEN SCANNED, WILL IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE RESIDENTS WITH A FLAGSTAFF SPECIFIC RECYCLING INFORMATION GUIDE RIGHT ON THEIR PHONE. THE GOAL IS THAT THESE STICKERS WILL BE APPLIED TO EVERY RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING BIN BY NOVEMBER.

THE INNOVATE, WASTE AND CARBON NEUTRALITY CHALLENGE WITH MOONSHOT AT MESA TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 22ND.

THIS IS A SHARK TANK STYLE PITCH EVENT, AND THE PITCH COMPETITION RECEIVED SIX EXCITING PROPOSALS.

ULTIMATELY, THE $30,000 PRIZE PURSE WAS AWARDED TO TWO COMPANIES.

$10,000 IS AWARDED TO CROSSWALK LABS, A BUSINESS DEVELOPED OUT OF THE RESEARCH LABS AT NAU THAT IS DOING REALLY EXCITING WORK.

PERHAPS MY FAVORITE ANALOGY ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO IS THAT THEY ARE LOOKING TO BECOME THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OF GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES.

INDEED, MOST CITIES DON'T HAVE THEIR OWN WEATHER FORECAST DEPARTMENT, AND FRANKLY, IF THEY DID, IT WOULD BE QUITE INEFFICIENT AND PROBABLY LOWER IN QUALITY.

BUT JUST LIKE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS THE RESOURCES TO PROVIDE THE BEST AND HIGHEST QUALITY REAL TIME WEATHER DATA, CROSSWALK HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PROVIDE THE BEST AVAILABLE EMISSIONS DATA TO COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES AROUND THE WORLD.

ADDITIONALLY, $20,000 WAS AWARDED TO RESTORATION SOILS, A COMPANY WITH A VISION OF CREATING AN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX HERE IN FLAGSTAFF THAT WILL PROCESS LIABILITY, BIOMASS AND FOREST AND FOOD WASTE STREAMS, THEREFORE BECOMING A LOCAL SOURCE OF VALUE ADDED SOIL PRODUCTS.

AN ADDITIONAL $1,000 OF A BONUS AWARD WAS AWARDED BY NACET TO WINDSWEPT ACRES.

THIS WAS A SMALL FOOD RESCUE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS A PICKLING OPERATION TO PRESERVE RESCUED FOOD BEFORE IT CAN GO BAD.

AND THE FOUNDERS WERE LOOKING TO EXPAND AND ADDING MOBILE UNIT TO THEIR OPERATION.

SO WE WERE EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO FIND A LITTLE BIT OF A BONUS AWARD, EVEN MORE SPECIFIC TO THE CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL TARGET AREA ON THIS SLIDE. THE CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL COALITION WITH BOULDER COUNTY CONTINUES TO PROGRESS IN EXCITING WAYS.

WE HAVE HAD MANY POSITIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH PROSPECTIVE WITH OTHER PROSPECTIVE PARTNER COMMUNITIES.

WE HAVE NARROWED THE SCOPE OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

AND ON MAY 16TH, SO NEXT WEEK, WE WILL BE CO-HOSTING AN INFORMATIONAL EVENT FOR POTENTIAL PROJECT DEVELOPERS IN THE SPACE OF CARBON REMOVAL AND CONCRETE.

WE HAVE ALREADY HEARD THAT DOZENS OF LEADING COMPANIES IN THE SPACE HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST AND ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND.

AND FINALLY, WE HAVE HAD PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER PARTNER POTENTIAL PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO EXPLORE MECHANISMS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT MIGHT ALLOW US TO BRING A CROWDFUNDING DIMENSION TO THE COALITION.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH RAMON.

ALL RIGHT. I'M ALMOST DONE.

AND THEN WE GET TO THE MAIN EVENT.

I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT REVISING THE CNP.

WE'RE COMING UP ON THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION OF THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

WAS JUNE IN 2021 THAT WE ADOPTED IT.

AND SO WE'VE BEGUN PLANNING TO REVISE THIS DOCUMENT.

IT FEELS WAY TOO SOON.

BUT RAMON REMINDED ME THAT THE COVER OF THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN DOES SAY AN EVOLVING FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION.

AND WHEN IT WAS ADOPTED, THE CITY COMMITTED TO ANNUAL REVISIONS.

THE REVISIONS ARE REALLY NEEDED TO KEEP THE DOCUMENT CURRENT RIGHT.

WE HAVE A GOAL OF CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2030.

THAT'S NOW EIGHT YEARS AWAY RIGHT.

AND SO WE NEED TO REVISE THAT PLAN TO ACCOUNT FOR WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED, WHAT BARRIERS WE FACED, HOW MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGY ARE CHANGING, AND REALLY JUST HOW WE NEED TO ADJUST OUR PLANS.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THESE TECHNICAL REVISIONS, WE NEED TO HAVE ACCURATE DATA ON OUR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

THIS PROCESS HAPPENS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS EVERY YEAR BECAUSE WE WORK WITH NAU STUDENTS TO COMPILE THAT INVENTORY.

SO THEREFORE OUR ANNUAL REVISIONS WILL OCCUR IN THE FALL OF EVERY YEAR AFTER THAT INVENTORY BUILDING PROCESS WITH NAU STUDENTS.

THIS SUMMER, WE WILL WORK ON THREE TYPES OF REVISIONS.

WE WILL UPDATE OUR EMISSIONS INVENTORY.

WE'LL ALSO UPDATE THE ACCOMPANYING WEDGE GRAPH.

THAT WEDGE GRAPH IS WHAT KIND OF TELLS US WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO TO GET TO CARBON NEUTRALITY, HOW WE WILL GET THERE, EXACTLY WHERE WE WILL REDUCE OUR EMISSIONS.

IT'S REALLY TIED TO THAT INVENTORY.

WE ALSO WILL INCLUDE DETAILS ON NECESSARY INVESTMENTS, WHICH WE'LL NICOLE WILL DISCUSS SHORTLY.

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AND THEN THE THIRD REVISION WILL TO WE ARE PROPOSING IS TO INCORPORATE CAP RESILIENCE STRATEGIES FROM THE 2018 CLIMATE ACTION AND ADAPTATION PLAN.

THIS WILL BE THE MOST SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN TERMS OF PAGES REVISED, BUT IT WILL NOT BE A LOT OF NEW CONTENT.

WHEN THE CNP WAS ADOPTED, WE INTENDED TO STILL RELY ON THE PREEXISTING CLIMATE ACTION ADAPTATION PLAN KNOWN AS THE CAP RIGHT.

FOR CERTAIN TOPICS LIKE RESILIENCE, IT WAS JUST A MUCH BROADER DOCUMENT.

SINCE THEN, WE'VE HEARD FROM SEVERAL GROUPS THAT THE CNP, THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH ON RESILIENCE, ON THINGS LIKE PUBLIC HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH, WATER RESOURCES, ETC..

AND SO WE'VE REALIZED THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL PLANNING TO RELY ON THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO HAVE TWO DOCUMENTS, RIGHT? WE CAN JUST PUT ALL OF THESE THINGS TOGETHER AND MAKE ONE STRONG DOCUMENT ON BOTH MITIGATION.

SO REDUCING EMISSIONS AND RESILIENCE.

AND SO OUR PROPOSAL IS TO BRING UP THOSE RESILIENCE CHAPTERS FROM THE 2018 PLAN AND PULL THEM INTO THE CARBON NEUTRALITY. AND WE WOULD PULL IN THESE THREE SECTIONS THAT ARE LISTED HERE.

SO NATURAL RESOURCES, WHICH REALLY DEALS WITH FOREST HEALTH AND OPEN SPACES, WATER RESOURCES, AND THEN PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES, FACILITY AND SAFETY.

THOSE WERE KIND OF THE THREE GAPS.

AND SO THE IDEA IS TO KIND OF MERGE THOSE TWO DOCUMENTS TOGETHER SO THAT IT'S ALL FRONT OF MIND.

THESE ARE BOTH COUNCIL ADOPTED DOCUMENTS.

AND AGAIN, IT REALLY HELPS.

WE WE HAVE HEARD FROM FOLKS THAT IT WILL HELP THEM TO CONTINUE THEIR RESILIENCE WORK.

RIGHT. IF WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY FOREST HEALTH.

RIGHT. WHICH IS DEEPLY IMPORTANT, JUST RIGHT WITH US IN THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

SO STAFF WILL WORK ON THIS OVER THE SUMMER.

WE WILL BE BACK TO COUNCIL SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT THIS TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE, BUT WE JUST WANTED TO LAY IT OUT THERE NOW AS SORT OF A PROPOSAL AND AND I JUST WANT TO PAUSE AND ENSURE THAT IT'S REALLY CLEAR KIND OF WHAT WE'RE PLANNING TO DO, BECAUSE IT WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

AGAIN, IT'S REALLY JUST KIND OF DOING A LITTLE BIT OF MERGE OF THOSE DOCUMENTS FOR SIMPLICITY.

ALL RIGHT. NOW, I'M VERY HAPPY TO PASS THIS OVER TO NICOLE.

THANK YOU, JENNY. MAYOR AND COUNCIL NICOLE ANTONOPOULOS, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR.

IT'S NICE TO BE HERE IN PERSON.

SO SINCE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS BEGAN AROUND THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARATION BACK IN 2019, STAFF HAS DISCUSSED THE NEED FOR SUSTAINED COMMITMENT, SUSTAINED ENERGY TO BE LEADERS, AND THE INVESTMENT THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO UPHOLD THE COMMITMENT TO FLAGSTAFF TO ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRALITY.

OVER THE LAST TEN MONTHS, THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS ANALYSIS WAS DEVELOPED THROUGH CAREFUL EVALUATION BY EXPERTS.

THE ANALYSIS, YOU'LL SEE, REPRESENTS THE PROJECTED COSTS AND PROJECTED FISCAL BENEFITS.

THIS IS A PROJECTION TO HELP US GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE TYPE OF INVESTMENT THAT CARBON NEUTRALITY REQUIRES.

WHAT YOU WON'T SEE IS QUANTIFICATION OF THE NUMEROUS INDIRECT BENEFITS, INCLUDING PUBLIC HEALTH, HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY, EQUITY, RESILIENCE AND LIVABILITY.

THE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WAS DESIGNED TO QUANTIFY DESIGN AND CREATE FUNDING STRATEGIES AROUND THE SPECIFIC CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IDENTIFIED IN THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

THIS WAS BROKEN INTO FOUR STAGES OF ANALYSIS.

WE BEGAN WITH DESIGN SPRINTS OF THE THREE MOST IMPACTFUL ACTIONS THE CITY COULD TAKE.

THESE ARE BUILDING ENERGY RETROFITS, CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL AND BUILDING ELECTRIFICATION.

THEN WE CONDUCTED BEST PRACTICE SCANS OF THESE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS FROM ASPIRING COMMUNITIES AND MOVED INTO THE QUANTIFICATION OF THE CARBON IMPACT AND FINANCIAL NEEDS, WHICH YOU'LL SEE IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS.

WE ARE NOW WORKING ON STAGE FOUR, WHICH IS THE PROGRAM DESIGN AND FUNDING STRATEGIES.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THE FUNDING LANDSCAPE SIMILAR TO TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING QUICKLY AND CONSTANTLY.

I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO UNPACK THE QUALIFICATIONS BEFORE WE DOVE INTO THE NUMBERS.

ELEVATE CONSULTING EVALUATED THE TOTAL PROJECTED COSTS FOR THE CITY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES.

THEY ARE RIGHT SIZE TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OUTLINED IN THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN TODAY, AND I WANT TO KEEP THAT IN OUR FOREFRONT AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS INVESTMENT STRATEGY.

THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW TODAY.

AND AS YOU HEARD EARLIER FROM NAU, THEIR COMMITMENT TO CARBON NEUTRALITY IS GOING TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THAT WEDGE ANALYSIS THAT JENNY JUST MENTIONED AND THAT

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REEVALUATION. AND THAT'S WHY IT'S SO CRITICAL THAT EVERY YEAR WE ARE REASSESSING IMPACTS NOT ONLY ON THE WORK THAT WE DO HERE FROM THE CITY, BUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS. AND WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT HERE IN JUST A MOMENT.

SO GOING BACK TO THE EVALUATION, THE EVALUATION WAS BROKEN DOWN BY THE CATEGORIES LISTED ON THIS SLIDE.

AND PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL ACTIONS WILL HAVE REVENUES AND OR SAVINGS.

CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL IS A GREAT EXAMPLE.

IT WAS MODELED AS A COST A COST ONLY INITIATIVE.

EXCUSE ME. OKAY.

HERE WE ARE. THIS IS THE BIG SLIDE.

THE THIS IS A TOTAL PROJECTED COMMUNITY INVESTMENT.

AND I WANT TO ALSO EMPHASIZE THAT TERM COMMUNITY.

THIS IS NOT TO SUGGEST THAT THE CITY IS GOING TO BE INVESTING ALMOST $600 MILLION FOR ALL THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

IF YOU WANT TO, WELL, THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT CONVERSATION.

BUT AS IT STANDS TODAY, THE INVESTMENT IS CLOSE TO $600 MILLION FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PACK THIS A LITTLE BIT.

I'LL JUST LEAVE THIS UP FOR A SECOND.

OKAY. BUT BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THAT, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO PLACE THIS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PRICE TAG IN PERSPECTIVE. AND SO IN PAST PRESENTATIONS AND I KNOW NOT EVERYONE ON THE DAIS HAS HAD THE LUXURY TO HAVE BEEN AN AUDIENCE OF PAST PRESENTATIONS.

BUT WE HAVE REFERENCED ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, AS A RESOURCE.

AND ANN ARBOR HAS A CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2030 AGENDA SIMILAR TO OURS HERE IN FLAGSTAFF.

AND SO JUST PUTTING THIS IN PERSPECTIVE, ANN ARBOR'S TOTAL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT IS OVER $1 BILLION TO REDUCE APPROXIMATELY 2.2 MILLION TONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE EQUIVALENT.

ANN ARBOR DOES HAVE SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHICS TO FLAGSTAFF AND WHICH IS REALLY HELPFUL FOR US AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS INVESTMENT ANALYSIS.

THEIR POPULATION IS JUST UNDER 124,000, WHILE OURS IS JUST UNDER 77.

BUT BOTH COMMUNITIES HAVE GROWN BY ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE IN THE LAST TEN YEARS.

AND WITHIN THAT, WE HAVE SIMILAR PROPORTIONS OF RENTAL HOUSING.

OURS ABOUT 45 TO 47% OWNER OCCUPIED AND SIMILAR CHALLENGES WITH RENTS AND HOUSING VALUES.

AND IN TERMS OF ECONOMICS, BOTH ARE COLLEGE DOMINATED COMMUNITIES.

ANN ARBOR'S MEDIUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN OURS, AS IS THEIR POVERTY RATE.

SO WE FEEL THAT ACROSS ANALYSIS WITH ANN ARBOR IS A SAFE DISCUSSION.

THEIR STRATEGIES, THOUGH, DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY AS MICHIGAN AND ARIZONA HAVE DIFFERENT ENERGY LAWS AND POLICIES IN PLACE.

SO ARIZONA IS MUCH MORE RESTRICTED.

ONE OF ANN ARBOR'S MOST COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGY AND THEIR CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN IS COMMUNITY AGGREGATED SOLAR, WHICH WE CANNOT LEGALLY DO IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.

SO WE HAVE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN WE DO LOOK AT OTHER COMMUNITIES AND ASPIRING ORGANIZATIONS.

BUT ALL THIS IS TO SAY IS THAT OUR TOTAL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS IS IN LINE WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS HOPEFULLY BRINGING SOME COMFORT TO THE ANALYSIS THAT WE'VE CONDUCTED.

AND THEN ANOTHER ANCHOR, JUST TO PLACE THIS INVESTMENT IN PERSPECTIVE ARE MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS.

AND WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT MAJOR ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CAN RANGE BETWEEN 50 AND $300 MILLION. SO WE LOOK AT THIS AS A CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

OKAY. PLEASE DON'T GET OVERWHELMED.

AND I PROMISE I AM NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH EVERY LINE, BUT I WILL OFFER AN END UP MEETING INTO THE ANALYSIS WITH ELEVATE CONSULTING IF THE COUNCIL IS INTERESTED.

AND SO I'LL WORK WITH CITY STAFF TO OFFER THAT TO THE COUNCIL.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SIT DOWN AND REALLY GO THROUGH THE ANALYSIS AND THE COMPARISONS THAT ELEVATE USE IN THEIR METHODOLOGY.

AND SO I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT BECAUSE A REVENUE ISN'T NOTED, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE AREN'T BENEFITS TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO AN EXAMPLE HERE IS HELPING BUSINESSES WITH PERHAPS COMMERCIAL RETROFIT TO COMMERCIALLY RETROFIT THEIR BUILDING, FOR EXAMPLE, PROVIDES A RETURN TO THE BUSINESS, NOT THE CITY NECESSARILY.

LIKEWISE, WITH THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT PLAN, THE BENEFITS ARE TO PUBLIC HEALTH, TRANSPORTATION, BUSINESS ATTRACTION AND TOURISM.

BUT YOU CAN SEE HERE ON THE SLIDE, BUT THERE SHOWS NO REVENUE COMING BACK.

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THESE ARE HARD TO QUANTIFY AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAD REALLY CAPTURED THESE BENEFITS WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND EQUITY JUST YET.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THE RESIDENTIAL LOAN FINANCING PROGRAM AND JUST TO HELP OUT THAT, OH, I APOLOGIZE DON'T CLICK BUT WHERE THE CURSOR IS IT'S ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE GRAPH.

THIS PROGRAM AT THE COST OF $6.3 MILLION COULD YIELD OVER 100 MILLION IN REVENUE AS A CARBON REDUCTION COST OF $220 ROUGHLY PER METRIC TON OF CARBON DIOXIDE EQUIVALENT.

KEEP THAT NUMBER IN MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT CENTER COLUMN CALLED COST/MTOCO2E AND TAKE JUST A PEEK AT THOSE NUMBERS.

WE SEE NUMBERS AS HIGH AS $9,500.

AND THE REASON I WANT TO POINT THIS OUT, IT COMES UP IN A SLIDE OR TWO.

AND THEN ANOTHER STRATEGY I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT HERE AND JUST REPRESENTATIVE OF HOW THIS INVESTMENT ANALYSIS IS GOING TO BE EVOLVING ALONG WITH THE FRAMEWORK FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY IS THE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECT AND RIGHT NOW IT'S LISTED AT JUST UNDER $39 MILLION.

AND THERE COULD BE A POINT WHERE THE CITY DETERMINES THAT IT MAY WANT TO JUST ONLY PURCHASE CLEAN ENERGY FROM THE UTILITY RATHER THAN INVESTING IN A RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT THAT IT OWNS.

THIS IS ALL UP FOR DISCUSSION AND COUNCIL DIRECTION, BUT I THINK IT'S WORTHY OF NOTING IN THIS ANALYSIS.

OKAY. SO JUST PAUSING FOR A BREATH.

COLLECTIVELY, THIS IS ALL ABOUT BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY.

AND I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE AND INVITE ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY TO THINK ABOUT THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN AND THE STRATEGIES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN IT AS SUCH.

THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND AS YOU LOOK AT THESE FOUR EXCUSE ME, FIVE POINTS ON THE SCREEN THAT ARE LISTED AS STRATEGIES, THESE ARE ALL IMPROVEMENT CAPITAL PROJECTS.

PROJECTS THAT THE CITY HAS QUASI AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGED AS A NEED, THAT WE'RE OUTSIDE OF THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN.

AND SO JUST HIGHLIGHTING A FEW OF THOSE, AGAIN, THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN, LANDFILL GAS CAPTURE, RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING, AND THEN CITY FLEET CONVERSION.

OKAY, SO WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

I REALLY WANT TO OFFER SOME COMFORT TO THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE AND THE NEEDLE IS MOVING THROUGH MARKET CHANGE.

AND I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE, AS RAMON ALATORRE JUST MENTIONED, THAT ROUND TWO OF THE NORTHERN ARIZONA SOLAR CO-OP IS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK. AND WE HAD SUCH A SUCCESSFUL ROUND ONE OR LAUNCH OF THE SOLAR CO-OP.

83 RESIDENCES INSTALLED NEARLY 700 KILOWATTS OF ENERGY, BRINGING US SIGNIFICANTLY CLOSER TO THE GOAL OF TEN MEGAWATTS OF

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SOLAR ON RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES IN OUR COMMUNITY AT NO COST.

SO WE KNOW THE MARKET AS TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING RAPIDLY.

ON APRIL 13, THE ATLANTIC REPORTED AN ALLIANCE OF PROMINENT SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES, INCLUDING GOOGLE AND META AND SHOPIFY AND THE PAYMENT COMPANY STRIPE PURCHASED $925 MILLION IN CARBON REMOVAL OVER THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS.

AND JUST ON MAY 10TH, THE TIMES OF ISRAEL REPORTED THE HIGH HOPES LAB IS DEVELOPING SPECIAL CARBON, CAPTURING BALLOONS.

WHO KNEW AND IF SUCCESSFUL, WILL PROVIDE AN AFFORDABLE AND SCALABLE METHOD FOR CAPTURING CARBON FROM THE ATMOSPHERE FOR LESS THAN $50 PER TON. AND IF YOU REMEMBER THAT PREVIOUS SLIDE, WE HAD SOME PRICE COSTING AT ALMOST $10,000 PER TON.

SO TECHNOLOGY IS ADVANCING QUICKLY AND INVESTMENT IS ADVANCING QUICKLY.

AND THEN FINALLY, BEHAVIOR CHANGE SHOULD NOT BE UNDERVALUED.

AND AN EXCITING EXAMPLE IS HERE AT THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF WITH OUR HYBRID WORK POLICY, WHICH WILL BE BEFORE THE COUNCIL SOON.

AND PART OF THAT POLICY WILL REQUIRE STAFF TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR COMMUTE SO WE CAN ACTUALLY CALCULATE WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE MILE REDUCTIONS WILL BE A RESULT OF THIS HYBRID WORK POLICY IN SUPPORT OF THE CARBON NEUTRALITY GOALS.

NONE OF THAT IS CALCULATED IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL ANALYSIS THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU CURRENTLY.

AND THEN. AS MENTIONED, THE FUNDING LANDSCAPE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR AND APPLY FOR ALL OPPORTUNITIES.

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WE ALSO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, OUR INTERNAL PARTNERS SUCH AS ECONOMIC VITALITY.

THE CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL EVENT THAT WAS HELD JUST RECENTLY WAS A PARTNERSHIP INTERNALLY WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY, AND IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND WE CONTINUE TO ADVANCE THOSE MOVING FORWARD.

SO WE CANNOT UNDERSCORE THE VALUE OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS AS WELL AS THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING A CREATIVE FINANCIAL STRUCTURE FOR OUR PLAN AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

ACHIEVING CARBON NEUTRALITY REQUIRES ALL OF US, AND WITH THAT, I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES THAT ACTUALLY RAMON ALATORRE BROUGHT FORWARD, AND I HOPE I GET IT RIGHT, BUT THAT IT TOOK TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF INDUSTRY TO PUT THESE GREENHOUSE GASES INTO OUR ATMOSPHERE AND IT WILL CREATE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF INDUSTRY TO REMOVE IT.

WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

THANK YOU, NICOLE. AND THE WHOLE TEAM.

YEAH. REALLY APPRECIATE IT. LET ME JUST GET OUT MY POCKETBOOK HERE FOR A SLIDE.

PERFECT. NO, I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THAT WAS MY FAVORITE SLIDE, ACTUALLY LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS.

BUT YEAH.

ANYWAYS, OPENING IT UP FOR COUNCIL QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE. THANK YOU, GUYS.

THIS WAS A REALLY EXCITING PRESENTATION AND IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE THE STEPS THAT THE CITY IS TAKING TO ADVANCE THIS.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS DID COME UP, ESPECIALLY AROUND SOME OF THE NUMBERS.

AND I THINK FOR ME, THE BIG THING IS NOT THINKING THAT IT'S UNREASONABLE OR TOO COSTLY.

BUT JUST WONDERING, LIKE HOW IN LAYMAN'S TERMS DO YOU EXPLAIN TO THE COMMUNITY THAT VALUE IN I MEAN, THE QUOTE THAT YOU SHARED AT THE END CERTAINLY HELPS, BUT IT'S A HARD NUMBER TO SWALLOW, ESPECIALLY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COST VERSUS SOME OF THE FINANCIAL BENEFIT.

BUT I'M SURE IT'S THINGS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT AND TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION.

SO IF YOU COULD MAYBE JUST GO INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

SO, YOU KNOW, AND THIS HAS BEEN A CONVERSATION WE HAVE A LOT.

AND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY, CARBON NEUTRALITY AND ALL THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING TO ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRALITY TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION RESILIENCY.

AND WHEN WE THINK OF RESILIENCE RIGHT NOW, I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RESILIENCE, WE'RE THINKING OF THE FLOOD AREA AND WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THESE EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING FASTER AND CONSISTENTLY IN TERMS OF CLIMATIC EVENTS, FIRE, DROUGHT, FLOODING, WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB IN TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THESE ARE CLIMATE RELATED AND BY NO MEANS DO WE WANT TO PAINT A PICTURE OF DOOM AND GLOOM.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO CREATE A LANGUAGE AND A DIALOG WITH OUR COMMUNITY THAT'S REALISTIC.

THE SOUTHWEST IS EXPERIENCING CLIMATIC CHANGES FASTER AND HARSHER THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE COUNTRY.

I THINK THE LAST WEEK, WE CAN HONESTLY SAY, HAS NEVER BEEN WINDIER, BUT THE RAMIFICATIONS OF CLIMATIC CHANGES ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PUT SO MUCH STRESS ON OUR COMMUNITY, BE IT ECONOMICALLY.

MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL HEALTH.

AND THAT WE NEED TO START TALKING ABOUT THIS IN A MORE BROAD WAY.

AND SO THAT'S AN AREA THAT WE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE UPON, AND WE HAVE TO FIND THAT BALANCE BECAUSE THERE ARE SOLUTIONS OUT THERE.

BUT IF WE AREN'T HAVING THOSE HEALTHY CONVERSATIONS, WE DON'T WANT TO BE FEAR DRIVEN AND HOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE IMPACTS.

SO THAT'S AN AREA THAT WE ABSOLUTELY CAN IMPROVE ON AS A CITY ORGANIZATION.

AND EVEN IN SUSTAINABILITY.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A MEETING COMING UP TO HAVE A DISCUSSION JUST OF ABOUT THAT.

WE'RE IN STORM WATER SUSTAINABILITY AND WILDLAND FIRE ARE HAVING MORE CONCRETE AND CONSISTENT DIALOG WITH OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND OUR HOPE WITH THAT IS THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO BETTER EDUCATE.

BUT UNTIL THAT HAPPENS, I THINK THAT THE WORK AHEAD OF US REALLY IS TALKING ABOUT.

THE THIS LIST IN FRONT OF YOU IS ABOUT BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY.

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THE BENEFITS OF A LOT OF THESE STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS GO TO EACH INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY MEMBER IN SOME FORM OR FASHION.

AND OUR HOPE IN DEVELOPING THE EQUITY ADVISORY GROUP IS TO ENSURE THAT THE WAY THAT WE'RE DESIGNING THESE PROGRAMS DO ADEQUATELY SERVE.

THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS AND THE MOST AT RISK MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

I HAD A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING WITH THE FORMER CLIMATE ADVISOR FOR CITY OF PORTLAND, OREGON, AND THEY SAID, IF WE DESIGNED EVERYTHING, EVERY POLICY FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAN WE WOULD SERVE EVERYONE.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS OUR HOPE IN ROOTING THESE PROGRAMS THROUGH THAT LENS.

YOU JUST ANSWERED MY SECOND QUESTION, SO THANK YOU, OK.

HEY. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

SURE. I'LL JUST PUT A FINER POINT ON WHAT YOU JUST SAID, SINCE I'M TRAINED TO GIVE SOUND BITES TO THE NEWSPAPER AND YOU'RE NOT.

IT'S NOT ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN AFFORD TO DO THIS.

IT'S WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN AFFORD NOT TO DO IT.

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

GOING BACK TO THE BUSINESS CLIMATE ADVISORY GROUP, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHAT THE THE OBJECTIVE AND THE GOAL? WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS ARE YOU GOING TO BE HAVING WITH THAT? ABSOLUTELY. AND IF I MAY ASK JENNA TO STEP IN AND RESPOND TO THAT AS SHE IS LEADING OUR EXCUSE ME, OUR BUSINESS ADVISORY GROUP.

HI, JENNA. THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

YEAH, THIS IS A BRAND NEW GROUP.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE WE KIND OF WANT TWO THINGS.

WE HAVE A HANDFUL OF THINGS WE WOULD LOVE TO GET THEIR ADVICE ON.

AND THIS INCLUDES THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN, WHAT RESOURCES BUSINESS IS IN OUR COMMUNITY NEED MOST, HOW CAN WE HELP THEM MOST? BUT WE RESPECT THE EXPERTISE OF THIS GROUP.

AND SO WE ALSO WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM AS EXPERTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IF THERE'S CERTAIN ISSUES THAT PERHAPS WE HAVEN'T EVEN THOUGHT OF THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO BUSINESSES.

SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HOPEFULLY GO IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

BUT YOU KNOW, THE GOAL OF THIS GROUP IS TO REALLY GUIDE THAT HOW WE IMPLEMENT THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESSES, HOW WE CAN ENGAGE BETTER WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND REALLY, AGAIN, THE RESOURCES THEY NEED WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE IMPACTS AS WELL AS CLIMATE MITIGATION EFFORTS.

SO THAT'S KIND OF JUST A BROAD OVERVIEW OF THEM.

BUT I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER IF YOU WANTED A MORE SPECIFIC KIND OF LIST OF THINGS, YOU CAN LET ME KNOW.

THANK YOU. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE ON WHAT COMES OUT OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

AND I DO HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.

SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE EV SCOOTERS, ALTHOUGH YOU PROBABLY WON'T BE SEEING ME ON ONE.

I AM CURIOUS.

I REMEMBER.

WHAT WAS IT TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO? WE HAD A BIKE SHARE PROGRAM THAT WAS ON THE WAY AND IT FIZZLED OR SOMETHING HAPPENED.

AND I'M WONDERING, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING IN THE PIPELINE FOR THAT? BIKES, EV BIKES.

AND I WOULD BE EXCITED IF THAT COULD COME BACK AROUND.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, FOR THE QUESTION.

YES. SO WE HAD A PILOT PROGRAM FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

THAT WAS THE ORANGE BIKES SPIN.

SPIN ENDED UP PULLING OUT PRETTY EARLY INTO THEIR PILOT PROGRAM.

WELL, IT WAS ALL RIGHT.

IT WAS A FAIR SEPARATION.

MAYBE WE THEN ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT WITH GOTCHA.

GOTCHA PROVIDES A REALLY INTERESTING OPTION WHERE THEY PROVIDE E-BIKES, BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY TURN THE ELECTRIC MOTOR OFF IF YOU WANTED TO SAVE MONEY AND YOU JUST WANTED A REGULAR BIKE. WE ENTERED INTO CONTRACT WITH THEM IN 2019 AND WE WORKED WITH THEM FOR ABOUT A YEAR TO PLAN A SYSTEM.

AND THEN THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED AND BIKE SHARES WERE PRETTY, REALLY EXPERIENCED A LOT OF CHALLENGES, I SHOULD SAY.

A LOT OF BIKESHARE COMPANIES CLOSED A LOT OF BIKES IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, THE BIKES JUST GOT PULLED OFF OF THE STREET.

AND SO THE BIKE SHARE INDUSTRY HAS CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE THEN.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BIKES, BUT THESE DAYS WE ARE REALLY ONLY GETTING APPROACHED BY SCOOTER COMPANIES.

IF WHAT WE UNDERSTAND FROM THE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW, IF WE WANTED TO HAVE A BIKE SHARE SYSTEM, WE WOULD NEED TO MAKE A FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FROM THE CITY.

AND EVEN GOTCHA WAS REALLY STRUGGLING WITH OUR SIGN CODE BECAUSE THEIR MODEL REALLY RELIES ON ADVERTISING.

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OUR SIGN CODE REALLY LIMITS OFF PREMISE ADVERTISING.

AND SO YOU COULDN'T PUT, YOU KNOW, LET'S SAY A GEICO.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT'S WHAT CAME TO ME.

A GEICO LABEL ON A BIKE.

RIGHT. THAT DOESN'T COMPLY WITH OUR SIGN CODE.

AND SO BY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT, BIKE SHARE PROGRAMS REALLY RELY ON THAT ADDITIONAL REVENUE FROM ADVERTISING.

WHAT HAS COME THROUGH AND WHAT HAS BECOME REALLY APPARENT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS IS THAT SCOOTER COMPANIES ARE MUCH MORE SELF SUFFICIENT.

AND SO THE COMPANY THAT I SPOKE WITH LAST WEEK, THEY DON'T RELY ON ADVERTISING AT ALL.

AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE SCOOTERS, THEY SAY, GET 8 TO 9 TIMES MORE RIDES EVERY DAY THAN A BIKE DOES.

THOSE THE EQUIPMENT IS JUST IN USE MORE.

AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW, A SCOOTER, YOU KIND OF JUST STEP ON AND GO RIGHT.

IT MATTERS LESS ABOUT YOUR WARDROBE.

IT MATTERS LESS ABOUT YOU NEED TO GET IN KIND OF AN ATHLETIC STANCE OF A BIKE.

RIGHT. AND I'M A BIKE RIDER, BUT A SCOOTER HAS A DIFFERENT SORT OF ATTRACTIVENESS.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING INTO THIS.

WE WANT TO PROVE OUT THOSE NUMBERS.

BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SEEING.

THE COMPANIES ARE JUST A LOT MORE SUCCESSFUL.

THEY CAN BE MORE PROFITABLE.

AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES COMPANIES COME HERE WITHOUT US INVESTING IN IT.

RIGHT. AND SO THE INDUSTRY HAS JUST REALLY, REALLY CHANGED.

AND WE'RE SEEING SCOOTERS AS KIND OF THE OPTION THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO STICK AROUND FOR A LONG TIME.

WE ARE STILL KEEPING OUR EYES OPEN.

IF THERE WAS A PARTNER THAT WANTED TO DO BIKES BECAUSE SOME FOLKS WANT TO RIDE BIKES.

AND THERE'S ALSO OTHER MODELS AS WELL.

THERE'S COMMUNITY BIKE LIBRARIES, RIGHT, THAT OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE DONE.

THERE ARE E-BIKE REBATE PROGRAMS, AS YOU ALL DISCUSSED, I THINK JUST LAST WEEK, THERE'S E-BIKE GRANTS THAT SOME COMMUNITIES IN COLORADO HAVE DONE FOR LOW INCOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO SAY, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU AN E-BIKE.

TELL US HOW YOU'RE USING IT.

TELL US HOW YOU'RE RIDING IT.

DOES IT HELP YOU GET THERE? RIGHT. SO THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER OPTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO LOOK.

BUT BUT, YEAH, IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTING WORLD OF OF E-BIKES VERSUS SCOOTERS.

DID YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? NO. YES.

AND NAU IS A CRITICAL PARTNER HERE.

SO NAU AND US ARE REALLY LOCKSTEP.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE COMMITTED TO EACH OTHER AND WORKING WITH THE NAU TRANSPORTATION TEAM THAT WE WILL GO INTO AGREEMENT WITH A PARTNERSHIP TOGETHER.

YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD TO TELL SOMETIMES WHERE CAMPUS ENDS, RIGHT? WE KNOW THAT WE DON'T WANT ONE OF US GOING IN ONE PLACE OR ANOTHER.

SO MORE TO COME THERE AND WE'LL SEE.

BUT I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION.

THANK YOU. WELL, ONE OF THE COOL THINGS TO ABOUT THE NEW SCOOTERS ALSO IS THAT THEY HAVE THEM ABLE TO MOVE THEM FROM THEIR HEADQUARTERS.

SO IF SOMEBODY LEAVES THEM OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THERE'S NOW TECHNOLOGY TO MOVE THE ELECTRONIC SCOOTERS BY.

YEAH. BY COMPUTER STATION AND SO FORTH.

SO IT'S KIND OF A KIND OF COOL BECAUSE I KNOW OBVIOUSLY WE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THE BIKES ALL OVER TOWN BEFORE AND IT'S KIND OF A COOL OPTION THAT THEY'RE THEY'RE STARTING TO IMPLEMENT THAT.

SO ANYWAYS, I'M EXCITED FOR THE POSSIBILITIES ON THAT FRONT.

WELL, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND GOOD EVENING, JENNY, NICOLE, JENNA AND DC.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION AND THE UPDATE AND ALL OF YOUR GREAT WORK ON THIS FRONT.

VERY IMPORTANT WORK AND REALLY PLEASED WITH THE UPDATE, EVEN THE FINANCES, YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS OVERWHELMING.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I'LL COME BACK TO MY COMMENTS ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE HERE.

BUT JENNY, THE FIRST THING I TOOK NOTE OF IN YOUR PRESENTATION WAS THE 42,000 INDIVIDUALS TAKING THE SHUTTLE IN SEDONA.

WHAT IS WHAT IS THAT? SO SEDONA HAS WORKED REALLY CLOSELY WITH THE COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST TO CHANGE THEIR PARKING AT CERTAIN TRAILHEADS, TO ACTUALLY RESTRICT PARKING AT CERTAIN TRAILHEADS AND PROVIDE SHUTTLE SERVICES FROM CENTRAL POINTS IN TOWN TO DIFFERENT TRAILHEADS.

WE TALKED A LOT AT THE WORKSHOP LAST WEEK ABOUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T TAKE THESE OPTIONS IF WE HAVE PLENTIFUL FREE PARKING, RIGHT.

THEY WERE GETTING A LOT OF COMPLAINTS FROM THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

THIS IS ACTUALLY A QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVE IN SOME WAY FOR SEDONA RESIDENTS, RIGHT.

BECAUSE OF OVERFLOW PARKING, ETC..

AND SO, YEAH, THEY'VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD.

IT'S A FREE SHUTTLE.

IT'S PRETTY INCREDIBLE. AND YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEOS.

THEY HAVE VIDEOS ONLINE OF JUST.

YEAH, HIKERS JUST GETTING ON AND OFF ALL DAY.

IT'S IT'S PRETTY SWEET.

WOW. THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

SO TAKE AWAY IS REMOVE PARKING SUPPLEMENT WITH RIDE SHARE OPTIONS, COUNCIL TAKE NOTE RIGHT.

THAT'S THE SECRET FORMULA AND THAT'S AMAZING.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENTS.

I'LL JUST SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS ON OUR OWN.

AND WE REALLY DO NEED OUR PARTNERS.

AND AND IT'S GOING TO BE A TEAM EFFORT TO GET US THERE.

AND SO I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK WE'RE DOING.

I LOVE THAT WE HAVE THAT BUSINESS ADVISORY GROUP THAT WE'RE MEETING WITH AND WORKING WITH AND EVERY OTHER GROUP THAT WE'RE TALKING TO.

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JENNY, MY QUESTION FOR YOU AND NICOLE AND FOR THE TEAM REALLY IS, YOU KNOW, WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE CITY AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS THESE GOALS AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE AND WHAT THE COUNCIL CAN DO IN OUR ROLES.

I THINK ABOUT THE CITIES BUSINESS AND THE DAY IN, DAY OUT WORK THAT WE SEE AND WE MANAGE AND WE, WE APPROVE, YOU KNOW, AND THE MONEY THAT WE SPEND AS A CITY, HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN BETTER ALIGN THE CITY'S EFFORTS AND THE DECISIONS THAT COUNCIL MAKES WITH THE CLIMATE NEUTRALITY GOALS? OFTEN, YOU KNOW, WE'LL HEAR FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND DIFFERENT COMMUNITY NEEDS AND DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, STRUGGLES THAT ARE PLAYING OUT.

BUT WE DON'T ALWAYS HEAR FROM SUSTAINABILITY AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY GETTING US TOWARDS NEUTRALITY AND WHAT ISN'T.

DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS AS TO HOW TO HELP THE COUNCIL MOVING FORWARD WITH DECISIONS TO TO BETTER ALIGN OUR DECISION MAKING AND OUR MONEY TO OUR GOALS? THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER AND MY INITIAL THOUGHT IN RESPONDING TO THAT QUESTION BECAUSE IT IS QUITE COMPLEX IS UNTIL WE HAVE HAD THIS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS COMPLETED, WE REALLY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHERE OUR NEEDS ARE DIRECTLY MOST BENEFICIAL.

EXCUSE ME, THE FUNDING IS MOST BENEFICIAL.

AND WHAT IN TERMS OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTIONS? WE SIMULTANEOUSLY HAVE A NUMBER OF PROCESSES THAT I THINK ARE GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND I KNOW WE'RE NOT THERE YET, BUT I DO WANT TO DEFER TO PERFORMANCE BASED BUDGETING AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE BUILDING IN MECHANISMS THAT ARE TRANSPARENT TO OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS TO THE COUNCIL IN TERMS OF, IF I MAY, BANG FOR THE BUCK.

BUT IN TERMS OF THE FUNDING, YOU KNOW, I THE CITY HAS A LOT OF NEEDS AND I REALLY I DON'T ENVY THE SITUATION THAT ANY OF YOU ARE IN UP ON THE DAIS IN TERMS OF WHAT GETS FUNDED AND WHAT DOESN'T.

MY. THE THOUGHT IS THAT YOU CAN TELL AND BE VERY CAUTIOUS ON HOW I RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION.

MY MY THOUGHT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, IT REALLY IS.

IF WE CAN THINK HOLISTICALLY ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND BE CONSISTENT IN OUR FUNDING AND HOW WE DIRECT OUR MONIES, THEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO ADVANCE MULTIPLE NEEDS THROUGHOUT THIS COMMUNITY.

BUT I THINK THAT IS THAT IS THE CHALLENGE THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE REALLY FACED WITH THAT CONSISTENCY AND PUTTING DECISION MAKING THROUGH CERTAIN LENSES WILL BE HELPFUL.

YOU NOW SEE ON STAFF SUMMARIES THAT THERE ARE THERE IS A CARBON NEUTRALITY ALIGNMENT IN THE STAFF SUMMARY TO HELP THE COUNCIL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION LIKE NO, THIS, THIS PARTICULAR INITIATIVE WILL HELP ADVANCE THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN IN THIS WAY, OR IT MAY NOT AT ALL, BUT IT HELPS ADVANCE ANOTHER NEED IN THE COMMUNITY THAT IS ALSO PRESSING.

AS WE START DIVING INTO THE FUNDING POTENTIAL I FEEL THAT I'LL BE BETTER ABLE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

THAT WAS MY VERY POLITICAL RESPONSE.

THAT HELPS. THAT WAS GOOD.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS GOOD.

THANK YOU, NICOLE, AND I APPRECIATE THAT INTEGRATION INTO THE AGENDA PACKAGE.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T JUST NEED TO HEAR ALL THE POSITIVES.

WE NEED TO HEAR THE REAL TALK, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE A VERY TIGHT TIMELINE AND TALK IS CHEAP.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE THE TALKING.

NOW IT'S TIME TO ACT AND IT'S ON US COUNCIL AND IT'S ON OUR STAFF AND LEADERSHIP AND IT'S REALLY ALL OF US IN THIS COMMUNITY.

AND SO I'M EXCITED.

YOU KNOW, I RECOGNIZE MY TIME IS LIMITED, BUT I THINK THE CITY IS IN GOOD HANDS.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE LEADERSHIP AT THE CITY AND EVERYONE WORKING ON THESE THINGS AND THE COUNCIL AND YOU KNOW, WITH FUNDING, I THINK THAT WILL JUST, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE TO EXPLORE CREATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS, REALLY LEVERAGING THE MARKET AT TIMES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE THROUGH DIFFERENT FEDERAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES AS PRESENTED UPON.

AND WE'LL JUST KEEP TALKING ABOUT THIS TOPIC YEAR AFTER YEAR.

AND I LOVE THAT WE'RE ALREADY MAKING CHANGES TO THE PLAN.

JENNY, YOU KNOW, AFTER YEAR ONE, I THINK THAT'S CRITICAL THAT WE STAY NIMBLE.

AND I KNOW THAT THAT'S PART OF OUR CORE PHILOSOPHY.

SO THOSE ARE JUST MY COMMENTS.

AND YEAH, LOOKING FORWARD TO CHAMPIONING SOME OF THESE THINGS AS WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO AT THE DIAS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

WELL, I'M NOT SEEING ANY FURTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, SO THANK YOU, SUSTAINABILITY TEAM.

I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK.

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ALL RIGHT. WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM TEN, GENERAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

ASSUMING WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, MAYOR, WE DO NOT.

ALL RIGHT. AND THEN AGENDA ITEM 11, INFORMATION ITEMS, TOO, FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER AND FARES.

I WILL START AT THIS END OF THE TABLE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

JUST TO PULL UP MY CALENDAR.

SO THIS SATURDAY IS THE ELEVATE PRE-K.

IT'S AN ELEVATE PRE-K EVENT.

ELEVATE PRE-K CELEBRATION.

UH. 4:00 AT HIGH COUNTRY CONFERENCE CENTER.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

I'M GOOD. THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AT THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE START OF THIS MEETING THIS AFTERNOON, THERE WAS A COUPLE OF INTERESTING THINGS BROUGHT UP.

ONE WAS MARKING THE BICYCLE LANES OF SAN FRANCISCO STREET.

I HOPE I'M NOT STEALING MR. SIMMONS'S THUNDER HERE, BUT THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT'S REQUIRED WOULD BE A FAIRLY MINOR EFFORT FINANCIALLY AND STAFF TIME, BUT COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON THE SAFETY OF BICYCLISTS GOING UP SAN FRANCISCO.

SO I'M HOPING THAT STAFF CAN MOVE FORWARD ON THAT SOMEHOW.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MEANS TAKING IT TO THE BICYCLE COMMITTEE AND ASKING THEM TO LOOK INTO IT OR WHATEVER.

BUT I THINK IT'S A WORTHWHILE THING.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT MR. TOM MARTIN ASKED THAT WE GIVE SOME RECOGNITION TO DR.

RUTLAND, WHO IS A SPINE AND SURGEON HERE IN TOWN, AND I WOULD THINK THAT WE COULD AT LEAST WRITE A LETTER MAYBE OVER THE MAYOR'S SIGNATURE, I'M SURE, IF THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE, THAT MR. TOM MARTIN WOULD BE WILLING TO, YOU KNOW, PROVIDE SOME SOME WORDS FOR THAT LETTER.

SO. I DON'T KNOW WHO TO ADDRESS THAT TO.

MARY, HOW DOES THAT SOUND? LIKE A GOOD IDEA? I TEXTED ALREADY, SEAN, RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING TO GET US.

ALL RIGHT. THAT'D BE REALLY GREAT.

THANK YOU. SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR TODAY.

THANK YOU. WELL, I GUESS WE HAD THE PRE K BIT.

I WILL MENTION THAT ON FRIDAY IS THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

SO HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET SOME GOOD INFORMATION BACK TO PROVIDE NEXT TUESDAY ON WHERE WE'RE AT WITH BILLS AND WHERE THE LEAGUE IS IN ADVOCATING ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

AND I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF MOVEMENT DOWN SOUTH RIGHT NOW, SO IT'LL BE GOOD TO GET THE MEETING OF THE MINDS OF ALL THE MAYORS.

ASIDE FROM THAT, I'LL PASS ON THE TORCH TO VICE MAYOR.

THANK YOU. I DIDN'T THINK I HAD ANYTHING BUT COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY YOU BROUGHT UP A GOOD POINT.

DOCTOR RITALIN DID WORK ON MY HUSBAND'S SPINE, AND HE WENT FROM HAVING NO FEELING IN HIS ARM TO HAVING IT FULLY REPAIRED.

AND I WOULD DEFINITELY BE HAPPY TO SEE THAT LETTER MOVE FORWARD.

SO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT BACK UP.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GOOD MEETING, EVERYBODY.

A COUPLE OF THINGS THIS PAST WEEK.

WELL, ACTUALLY, YESTERDAY WE HAD A 911 DIVERSION CALL FOR COCONINO COUNTY.

MAYOR WAS ABLE TO JOIN US FOR MORE OR LESS MOST OF THE MEETING.

BUT IT WAS A GOOD MEETING, A GOOD CONVERSATION.

THE GROUP DID KICK MAYOR AND I OUT SO THAT THEY COULD DISCUSS SOME OF OUR MORE HIGH FREQUENT UTILIZERS AND BETTER IDENTIFY A BETTER GAME PLAN FOR THEM AND HOW TO BEST SUPPORT THEM.

AND JUST A BIG SHOUT OUT TO KATIE BRANDIS ALL DAY, EVERY DAY WHO IS AT THIS PATCH FOR ALL HER GREAT WORK IN LEADERSHIP AND INTEGRATING THE CRN AND THEIR TRAININGS AND THEIR IDEAS.

AND SO THAT WAS IT WAS A REALLY GOOD MEETING AND A GOOD DISCUSSION.

THIS MORNING I WAS PART OF A CALL THAT'S MONTHLY WITH A NATIONAL GROUP OF ALTERNATE RESPONSE GROUP LEADERS FROM CHICAGO TO PORTLAND TO ALL OVER THE NATION. AND THIS IS A GOOD DISCUSSION ABOUT HIRING PRACTICES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PEER SPECIALISTS AND JUST THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB. LAST WEEK, MYSELF AND VICE MAYOR SWEET.

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SO SORRY, VICE MAYOR GOT TO BE PART OF A CONVERSATION WITH MOUNTAIN LION AND A DOT TO DISCUSS AN APPEAL FOR THEIR DENIAL OF A LIGHT AT THE CORNER OF PHENIX AND MILTON.

AND SO WITH THE NEW DCC, THERE WAS A REQUEST PUT IN TO PUT A LIGHT THERE TO ALLOW BUS MOVEMENT AND ADOT DENIED IT.

WE ARE HOPING THAT IN THE REVIEW OF OUR APPEAL THAT THEY WILL RECONSIDER THAT DENIAL, BUT I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT.

AND THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR, FOR JOINING THE CONVERSATION.

IT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT CONVERSATION IN THAT SPEAKING ABOUT THAT 42,000 SHUTTLE IN SEDONA IN THE LAST MONTH.

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

SO WE NEED BUS TRANSPORTATION TO BE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE IN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

AND THAT LIGHT IS CRITICAL FOR THE MOVEMENT OF BUSSES FROM OUR DCC THIS WEDNESDAY.

TOMORROW, THE JCC IS MEETING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL.

AND AGAIN, THOSE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, POSTED ON THE COUNTY'S WEBSITES, 3 TO 5 P.M..

AND I THINK FOLKS CAN JOIN VIRTUALLY AND POSSIBLY IN PERSON AS WELL.

COUNCILMEMBER SALAS, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING UP ELEVATE PRE-K THIS SATURDAY.

THAT'S GOING TO BE REALLY A REALLY GOOD EVENT.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU SPEAKING UP ABOUT THE MARKINGS FOR FOR BIKE LANES.

I JUST. YEAH, I GET OVERWHELMED WITH THE AMOUNT OF NEED THERE IS FOR BIKE THINGS.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU BEING ANOTHER VOICE TO ECHO THOSE NEEDS AND THE PUBLIC COMMENTER.

THIS SHOULD BE A LOW HANGING THROUGH ITEM AND I'M HOPING THAT STAFF CAN JUST TAKE THIS COMMENT AND RUN WITH IT.

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE ELLISON TELLS ME HE REGULARLY ADVOCATES FOR BETTER BIKE SHARE ROAD MARKINGS TO BE DONE BECAUSE OF HOW FREQUENTLY THEY THEY GO.

THEY GO BAD AND GET JUST NOT VISIBLE.

AND THEN LASTLY, I MET WITH MARTIN AND ELIZA TO TALK ABOUT THE SHEEP HIGHWAY TUNNEL NEAR COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN'S HOUSE.

AND THERE'S A GROUP IN TOWN WHO WANT TO NAME IT, NAME THAT TUNNEL AFTER COSMIC RAY, THE GENTLEMAN BIG ADVOCATE.

I THINK A LOT OF US KNOW WHO THAT IS.

HE PASSED AWAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO OR SO, AND WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

AND JUST A BIG SHOUT OUT TO ELIZA AND MARTIN AND CITY MANAGER FOR FOR HELPING MOVE THAT CONVERSATION ALONG NOW THAT SOME TIME HAS PASSED AND THAT WILL PROBABLY BE COMING BACK TO US AT SOME POINT.

GOOD MEETING TONIGHT AND REALLY APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATIONS WE'VE HAD.

HAVE A GREAT EVENING, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI AND COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

I PROMISE I'LL BE QUICK.

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY THIS PAST WEEKEND TO ATTEND A STAKEHOLDER MEETING HOSTED BY CREATIVE FLAGSTAFF FOR INPUT, FEEDBACK AND BRAINSTORMING IDEAS FOR A PROPOSED CITY WIDE FESTIVAL CONCEPT.

IT WAS A REALLY INTERESTING MEETING, LOTS OF REALLY COOL IDEAS THAT CAME OUT OF THAT.

I ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FOURTH ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER, ALONG WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

BESIDES THE MASSIVE UPSET OF THE DERBY WINNER, IT WAS A REALLY GREAT AFTERNOON SUPPORTING THE YOUTH OF OUR COMMUNITY AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT.

AND THEN FINALLY, I JUST WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT FOR THE ONE A DAY IN MAY CHALLENGE FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE.

IT WAS, IT'S A REALLY FUN AND EASY WAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO KEEPING FLAGSTAFF NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES BEAUTIFUL.

YOU JUST HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE LITERATI APP AND USE THE CODE ONE A DAY MAY IN ALL CAPS TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE.

RIGHT NOW, IF YOU GO BY THE APP, THERE'S TWO PEOPLE PARTICIPATING AND I'M ONE OF THEM.

THERE ARE PRIZES INVOLVED.

SO IF COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE LISTENING AND WANT TO GET IN ON THE ACTION, MY NUMBERS ARE VERY LOW.

IT WILL BE VERY EASY TO PASS ME.

SO THANKS. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

CLIFTON, ANYTHING FOR US.

THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL.

TWO QUICK ITEMS, PLEASE.

I WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE FOR NEXT WEEK.

FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK I HAVE CLEARED MY CALENDAR YOU WILL NOTE.

SO I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES IF THERE ARE STANDING MEETINGS THAT ARE BEING MISSED.

TRUST ME, WE'LL GET THEM RESCHEDULED WHEN I RETURN.

IN MY ABSENCE, SHANNON ANDERSON WILL BE THE ACTING CITY MANAGER AND YOU'LL SEE HER IN THIS SEAT NEXT TUESDAY.

THANK YOU, SHANNON.

THE SECOND ITEM.

IS JUST AN FYI WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER WE'VE HAD WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER MEETING ON THIS TOMORROW.

WE AT THE STAFF LEVEL HAVE BEEN ENDEAVORING TO PUT TOGETHER SOME VOLUNTEER DAYS THAT WILL BE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT INSTITUTIONALIZING ADMINISTRATIVELY HERE AT THE CITY.

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THIS WOULD BE AN EFFORT TO ATTRACT AND INVITE CITY EMPLOYEES AND WILL BE LOOKING OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION AS WELL, BUT PRIMARILY CITY EMPLOYEES TO ENGAGE IN A SERIES OF VOLUNTEER DAYS LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THREE OF THEM ON SATURDAYS.

THE DATES ARE TENTATIVE, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT MAY 21ST, JUNE 4TH AND JUNE 18TH.

THE VOLUNTEER EFFORTS THIS YEAR AND THIS COULD BE THE TEMPLATE FOR A FUTURE PROGRAM, AN ONGOING PROGRAM.

BUT THE VOLUNTEER EFFORTS THIS YEAR WILL BE TO HEAD OUT TO THE SUNNYSIDE AND GRANDVIEW NEIGHBORHOODS AND ASSIST WITH THE SANDBAG REFRESH AND RELATED EFFORTS WITH INVOLVING CLEANUP AND PREPARATION FOR MONSOON SEASON, WE WILL LIKELY HAVE PUBLIC WORKS FLEET VEHICLES AVAILABLE, EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO HELP MOVE THINGS.

DUMPSTERS STATIONED.

A LOT OF THINGS RELATED TO WHAT I JUST DESCRIBED.

SO STAFFING, EQUIPMENT, RESOURCES.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON THAT.

BUT IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING TRACTION.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

WE WILL MAKE IT FUN AND NOT FUN, BUT WORTHWHILE FOR OUR EMPLOYEES.

HOPEFULLY FUN. AND CERTAINLY BENEFICIAL TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO THIS, IF WE CAN PULL IT OFF, SHOULD BE A WIN WIN ARRANGEMENT.

STAY TUNED. THANKS.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THAT TOGETHER.

CITY MANAGER. AND WITH THAT.

WHOA. MEETING ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.