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ALL RIGHT. IT IS AUGUST 29, 2020 TO OUR CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION CALLING TO ORDER.

[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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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC THAT COUNCIL MAY VOTE TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THE AGENDA ITEMS. ROLL CALL, PLEASE. MAYOR DEASY HERE.

VICE MAYOR SUITE HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN PRESIDENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

PRESIDENT COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

PRESIDENT. THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR, WILL YOU LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE? PLEASE. PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

AND TO THE REPUBLIC, WHICH IS STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU AND COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY OUR MISSION STATEMENT, PLEASE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THE MISSION OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF IS TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

OUR LAND. ACKNOWLEDGMENT, PLEASE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. IT'S MY HONOR.

THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS OF THIS AREA'S INDIGENOUS NATIONS AND ORIGINAL STEWARDS.

THESE LANDS STILL INHABITED BY NATIVE DESCENDANTS, BORDER MOUNTAINS, SACRED TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

WE HONOR THEM THEIR LEGACIES, THEIR TRADITIONS, AND THEIR CONTINUED CONTRIBUTIONS.

WE CELEBRATE THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WHO WILL FOREVER KNOW THIS PLACE AS HOME.

WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR OR GENERAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, STARTING WITH GARY WRIGHT.

[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.]

HELLO. MY NAME IS GARY WRIGHT.

I'M MY PRIMARY RESIDENCE IS 1801 SOUTH 30TH AVENUE, YUMA, ARIZONA.

HOWEVER, I HAVE A SECOND HOME AT 2127 NORTH TARKINGTON.

AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME.

I'M A RETIRED SCHOOLTEACHER, RETIRED PILOT, AND ALSO I SERVED ON CITY COUNCIL OF YUMA 2014 TO 2017. AND THAT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.

BUT I'M HERE TODAY JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME FEEDBACK BECAUSE WE ALL ENJOY FEEDBACK.

AND SO I LIKE TO SAY FIRST ON THE COCONINO COCONINO IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, WORKING WITH ELI REISNER, OR I GUESS YOU'RE CHIEF PLANNER FOR THE SIPS.

HE'S HE'S BEEN REALLY GOOD.

HE'S WORKED WITH ME, EXPLAINED THE PLANS, AND GAVE ME A LOT OF INSIGHT WHAT'S GOING ON, EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT HERE WITH MY SECOND HOME.

BUT HE HE HE'S VERY WILLING AND VERY PASSIONATE TO HELP OUT ANYBODY THAT COMES IN WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOME FEEDBACK FROM ON ELI.

ALSO, I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOME FEEDBACK ON YOUR CONTRACTORS OUT THERE ON CRESCENT AND TALKING TEN AND THOSE PEOPLE ARE AWESOME.

THEY WERE REALLY WORKING HARD.

THEY'RE LISTENING TO THE HOMEOWNERS.

I SEE THAT. AND AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY A GOOD PARTNERSHIP THAT THE CITY HAS WITH THE CONTRACTOR AND HOPEFULLY THE THE STREETS WILL GET DONE. AND THEN ALSO ON TOP OF ALL THAT, WE HAD THE FLOODING AND THAT WAS INTERESTING.

SO I GOT TOGETHER WITH MY NEIGHBORS AND HELPED DO SANDBAGS AND SO FORTH.

BUT I SEE THAT THE CITY IS REALLY TRYING TO MITIGATE THIS AND I THINK IT'S GREAT.

AND IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER, WE CAN COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS AND HOW WE CAN RETAIN THAT WATER FROM THE BURN AREA, FROM THE PIPELINE.

SO I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU SOME FEEDBACK.

I THINK FLAGSTAFF IS DOING CITY GOVERNMENT'S DOING A GREAT JOB AND YOUR LEADERSHIP REALLY GOES DOWN TO STAFF AND STAFF REALLY HAS DIRECTION ON WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

SO ANYWAYS, I KNOW THAT YOU GOT A LOT OF CIP PROJECTS AHEAD AND AND WORKING OUT THIS FLOOD MITIGATION, BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS AND ANSWERS AND AND GIVE DIRECTION TO STAFF WHICH WAY TO GO.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOU THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LEADERSHIP.

THANK YOU, MR. LYNCH.

APPRECIATE IT. AND WE HAVE OUR NEW PCC PRESIDENT KRYSTAL ALBRECHT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. COUNCIL MEMBERS, STAFF AND GUESTS.

MY NAME IS CRYSTAL ULBRICHT.

AND I GOT TO TELL YOU, MAYOR, THAT ON THE CARD I COULDN'T REMEMBER MY ADDRESS.

I'VE BEEN HERE FOR TWO WEEKS.

AND SO JUST FOR THE RECORD, MY ADDRESS IS EIGHT THERE, 3181 SOUTH BARRINGER LANE.

IT'S IN PINNACLE PINES, BUT I JUST DREW A BLANK.

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COULDN'T REMEMBER. BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE HERE TODAY TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE WITH THE CITY.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CITY HAS PARTNERED WELL WITH THE COLLEGE IN THE PAST.

AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF AN UP AND COMING PARTNERSHIP WITH US IS WITH THE NEW POLICE ACADEMY THAT WILL BE STARTING AT THE COLLEGE COME OCTOBER 3RD.

AND THIS IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND THEN ALSO WITH YAVAPAI COLLEGE, BECAUSE THEY'RE LETTING US USE THEIR DRIVING RANGE FOR NOW.

AND THEN ALSO WITH ARIZONA FISH AND GAME, WHO'S LETTING US USE THEIR FIRING RANGE.

SO WE THINK WE WILL HAVE 20 STUDENTS TO START ON OCTOBER 3RD.

ALL OF THE ENTITIES ARE REVIEWING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT RIGHT NOW AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL ALL GET IN FRONT OF EVERYONE'S BOARDS IN TIME.

FOR THE US TO START OCTOBER 3RD, WE THINK THERE WILL BE ABOUT 20.

SO THAT'S THAT'S WONDERFUL.

OF COURSE, YOU KNOW ABOUT THE OTHER ANOTHER PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, THE STARTER HOME PROJECT, VERY EXCITING. SO IT'LL PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW TO MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES AND GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO GET A START ON A HOME THAT THEN THEY MAY BE ABLE TO BUILD SOME EQUITY IN, SELL IT BACK TO THE HABITAT, AND THEN BE ABLE TO MOVE ON TO A LARGER HOME DOWN THE ROAD AND ALLOWING ANOTHER FAMILY TO ACCESS THE HOUSING.

WE HAVE ALSO BEEN IN CLOSING, I SHOULD SAY WE'VE ALSO BEEN IN CONVERSATION WITH FOLKS FROM THE FLAGSTAFF SUSTAINABILITY TEAM ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE COLLEGE TO TRAIN CONTRACTORS AND THE NEW ZERO CARBON NEAR NET ZERO BUILDING CODES THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED OR WILL BE ADOPTING SHORTLY.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PARTNER AND WANT TO HELP ANY WAY THAT WE CAN.

SO THAT CONCLUDES MY COMMENTS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, DR.

ULBRICH. ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT DOES BRING US DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE, OUR REVIEW OF DRAFT AGENDA FOR THE SEPTEMBER SIX, 2022 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

[5. Review of Draft Agenda for the September 6, 2022 City Council Meeting Citizens wishing to speak on agenda items not specifically called out by the City Council may submit a speaker card for their items of interest to the recording clerk.]

COUNCIL DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT WEEK? CHECK IT ONLINE HERE.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE I'M NOT SAYING ANYTHING.

SO WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SIX CITY MANAGER REPORT MR.

[6. City Manager Report Information Only]

CLIFTON TICKS AWAY.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. COUNCIL.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON TODAY.

THIS REPORT, I BELIEVE, IS THE FIRST ONE YOU'VE SEEN IN A WHILE.

AND I HOPE, HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR RECESS.

AND I KNOW THERE WERE A LOT OF UPDATES DURING THE RECESS, BUT WE'RE ON WITH BUSINESS HERE.

SO I'VE OUTLINED A FEW THINGS, SOME TIDBITS AND UPDATES, STARTING WITH OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.

SOME OF THESE ARE A LITTLE BIT DATED, BUT STILL IMPORTANT.

I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT WHAT IS ALSO REFERENCED IN THE REPORT.

NEAL CHAPMAN WAS APPOINTED TO THE FEDERAL WILDLAND WILDLAND FIRE MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENT COMMISSION.

THAT WOULD BE A VERY SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS CARD.

AT ANY RATE, WITH THAT LONG TITLE, WE DEFINITELY WANT TO RECOGNIZE HIS EFFORTS AND CONGRATULATE HIM ON BEING THE NEW COMMISSIONER.

SO THAT'S EXCITING FOR FLAGSTAFF THAT WE HAVE THAT KIND OF REPRESENTATION.

SO UPDATES FROM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING THE HEROIC EVENTS OF AUGUST 24TH TO WITHOUT INJURY, BRING END TO A KIDNAPING THAT ORIGINATED IN THE VALLEY AND CULMINATED HERE IN FLAGSTAFF WITH THE RETRIEVAL, SUCCESSFUL RETRIEVAL OF THE INFANT WHO IS SAFE AT HOME. SOME UPDATES FROM PUBLIC WORKS, INCLUDING UPDATES OR REPLACEMENTS TO THE EARLY LED LIGHTING AT SOME OF OUR FACILITIES.

AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE THROUGHOUT THE REPORT REFERENCE TO WHAT IS COMMONLY KNOWN NOW AS ALL THE EFFORTS GOING INTO THE SANDBAG EFFORTS IN THE FLOOD MITIGATION.

THANK YOU TO THE GENTLEMAN WHO SPOKE ON THAT EARLIER.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, A LOT OF INVOLVEMENT ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF THE ORGANIZATION AND OUR STREET CREWS CERTAINLY AT THE FOREFRONT OF THAT.

AND THEN SOME UPDATES, MISCELLANEOUS MEETING UPDATES.

SOME OF THESE HAVE ALREADY BEEN REFERENCED IN THE PAST, SO I WILL NOT BE LABOR.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MR. MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

WE HAVE TWO MONTHLY UPDATES AND I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE REPRESENTATIVE REPRESENTATIVES OF THOSE TWO DIVISIONS, SPECIFICALLY ECONOMIC VITALITY AND YOUR FIRST EVER MONTHLY UPDATE FROM OUR PARKS RECREATION, OPEN SPACE AND EVENTS DIVISION, WHICH WE CALL

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PROS ECONOMIC VITALITY, IS FIRST.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR. VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

HEIDI HANSON, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY MANAGER.

I AM GOING TO TRY TO SHARE MY SCREEN SINCE I DID NOT DOWNLOAD THIS TO THIS COMPUTER.

AND I SEE IT, WHICH IS GREAT.

IF YOU HAD HAD TIME TO READ THE REPORT IN JULY, GREAT.

IF NOT, I FORGIVE YOU.

NO KIDDING. THIS IS A SUMMARY BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, THE REPORTS ARE QUITE LENGTHY.

THERE'S SEVERAL SECTIONS IN ECONOMIC VITALITY AND SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS THAT I DID NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU.

FIRST, START WITH THE AIRPORT.

THE WEBSITE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO FOR THE AIRPORT FOR A VERY LONG TIME HAS SUCCESSFULLY BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

SO PLEASE GO TO FLIGHT FLAGSTAFF ASK.COM AND LOOK AT THE WEBSITE.

GIVE US ANY COMMENTS OR ANY YAHOOS THAT YOU'D LIKE.

CLAIRE HARPER AND BRIAN GALL, MISSY SAYER, BERNIE HELMICK, TIM SKINNER.

AND THEN OF COURSE, ALL LED BY TRACE WARD, WHO IS SITTING IN HERE TODAY, OUR CVB DIRECTOR HAVE MADE THAT WEBSITE HAPPEN.

WE ALSO STARTED A NEW NEWSLETTER FOR EVERYBODY THAT IS OUT, A VENDOR THAT'S OUT AT THE AIRPORT.

IT'S CALLED INFLIGHT.

I KNOW WE ARE FUN AND WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET TO SEE THOSE NEWSLETTERS AS WELL.

TELL US EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON AT THE AIRPORT.

AND IF YOU'RE A TENANT AT THE AIRPORT AND SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING OR SOMETHING'S GETTING TAKEN CARE OF, WE HAVE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF CARES MONEY THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH.

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT THOSE UPDATES ARE.

WE ALSO HAVE STARTED FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM FOR THE AIRPORT.

SO I HOPE THAT YOU WILL FOLLOW US.

I WILL SAY I WAS THE FIRST FRIEND ON FACEBOOK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I CONTINUE TO TRY TO SHARE EVERYTHING I CAN ABOUT THE AIRPORT.

WE ARE WORKING ON TERMINAL MARKETING AND THAT IS ACTUALLY A REVENUE STREAM THAT WE WILL BE HAVING.

WE USED TO WORK WITH A THIRD PARTY CALLED CLEAR CHANNEL.

WE DECIDED TO TAKE THAT IN-HOUSE SO THAT WE CAN KEEP ALL OF THE MONEY AND WE CAN USE THAT TO PUT BACK INTO THE AIRPORT AND DO THINGS THAT WE USED TO HAVE TO RELY ON THE GENERAL FUND FOR THAT WE'RE HOPING WE WON'T HAVE TO DO AGAIN.

AGAIN, WE ACTUALLY DO ADVERTISING ON THE MOUNTAIN LINE BUSSES, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE NEW INSTALLMENTS, JUST REMINDING PEOPLE TO FLY FLAGSTAFF FIRST AND THAT WE HAVE DAILY FLIGHTS FOR THEM. YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO KNOW WE CONTINUE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR RUNWAY AND WE DID A RE STRIPING.

I KNOW THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST DO, BUT IT TAKES A LOT TO BE ABLE TO TIME THAT CORRECTLY WHEN WE HAVE SO MANY FLIGHTS HAPPENING.

SO WE HAVE A BEFORE AND AN AFTER AND THAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED ARE IN PAYMENTS AND OUR TOTAL OPERATIONS FOR THE AIRPORT.

WE ARE REMAINING STEADY.

AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE SOME CHANGES THAT ARE GOING TO BE HAPPENING WITH UNITED AIRLINES.

BUT RIGHT NOW, AMERICAN AIRLINES IS ACTUALLY GIVING US MORE FLIGHTS THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED, WHICH IS GREAT TO PHENIX AND TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH.

WE DO STILL HAVE THE DENVER ROUTE UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER AND THEN WE ACTUALLY HAVE A CONFERENCE COMING UP IN NOVEMBER WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING TO SOME OTHER AIRLINES ABOUT DOING SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF.

IN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT, BEAUTIFICATION, ARTS AND SCIENCE.

YOU WILL KNOW THAT WE HAVE EXTENDED THE FLOWER PROGRAM THAT IS IN DOWNTOWN TO FOURTH STREET.

SO YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME NICE FLOWERS OUT THERE BY OUR GATEWAY SIGN.

AND WE ARE TRYING TO SPREAD THE LOVE A CLIFF.

CITY MANAGER GREG CLIFTON HAS ASKED US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE NOT JUST SPEND ALL OF OUR TIME IN DOWNTOWN THAT WE LOVE AND ADORE, BUT TO ALSO SPREAD IT OUT INTO OTHER AREAS. AND SO WE BEGAN IN FOURTH STREET AND THEN WE'LL BE MOVING THAT ALONG AND SHARING THE COCONINO SQUIRREL THAT WE'RE DOING, THE AIR THE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AT THE AIRPORT THAT WE'RE DOING.

WE ARE JUST DID THE MEDALLIONS THAT ARE IN THE SIDEWALK.

AND WE ARE ACTUALLY STARTING WE'LL BE STARTING TO DO THE METAL FENCING SOON THAT ACTUALLY TELLS THE STORY, THE METAL OR THE MEDALLIONS IN THE SIDEWALK ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT THE FENCING, BUT QUITE HONESTLY, WITH HOW THINGS ARE GOING, WE JUST GOT SOMETHING STARTED.

WE WERE LIKE, IF YOU CAN GET IT DONE, GET IT DONE.

SO MORE OF THAT WILL MAKE SENSE.

WE'RE ACTUALLY ALSO GOING TO HAVE A BROCHURE THAT WE PROMISED YOU SO THAT PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SCROLL IS AND THE STORY ABOUT US.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE WE'RE DOING THE LIBRARY ENTRANCE, THE ADA PROJECT, IF YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED, THERE'S CONSTRUCTION OVER ACROSS THE STREET AND WE'RE GOING TO GET OURSELVES BACK INTO COMPLIANCE FOR ADA.

AND WE WILL ALSO BE DOING THE LIBRARY ENTRANCE BEAUTIFICATION ARTS PROJECT THAT WILL FOLLOW THAT.

YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THAT AS WELL.

WE ALSO HAD SOME PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND MEETINGS FOR THE LONE TREE OVERPASS.

YOU ASKED WHILE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT LONE TREE IF WE PUT A BEAUTIFICATION ELEMENT THERE.

AND SO WE ARE STARTING THAT DISCUSSION AND WE'LL BE COMING BACK TO YOU ABOUT THAT.

I CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH OF YOU ASKED FOR THAT, BUT WE HEARD YOU AND WE'RE WE'RE DOING THAT FOR PART FLAG.

WE HAD MAINTENANCE AND FOR MANY OF YOU THAT WORK DOWN THERE OR ACTUALLY JUST GO PARK DOWN THERE, YOU WOULD REALIZE WE HAD SOME ISSUES WITH OUR CHIP READERS AND THOSE ARE ALL FINISHED AND FIXED AND THERE ARE NO MORE PROBLEMS.

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AND THEN WE ALSO JUST PUT OUT OUR PARK FLAG AND REPORT, AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET A COPY, YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO TO THE PARK FLAG DOT ORG AND READ MORE ABOUT IT.

BUSINESS ATTRACTION. THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON, BUT SOMETHING I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU IS AT THE FALL FORM IS GOING TO BE IN THE VALLEY THIS YEAR.

WE HAD IT HERE LAST YEAR AND THEY JUST LIKE TO ROTATE.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ARIZONA, THAT IS A CONFERENCE OR A FORM THAT I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU TRY TO ATTEND.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THAT, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME OR DAVE MCINTYRE, AND WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU JOIN US.

PANDA EXPRESS IS IN CONSTRUCTION OVER AT FLAGSTAFF MALL AND HIGH COUNTRY MOTOR LODGES HAS JUST DONE A HUGE OVERHAUL RENOVATION WERE DISCOVERED.

FLAGSTAFF HAS GONE OVER AND CHECKED IT OUT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT OR LIKE TO HAVE A VISIT, PLEASE LET TRACE WARD NO BUSINESS RETENTION EXPANSION.

THE INNOVATE WASTE CHALLENGE WE ALL LOVE AND SO MANY OF YOU ALWAYS HELP US WITH THAT.

IN THE JUDGING. WE ACTUALLY HAD A MEETING, THE STAFF HAD A MEETING TO SEE WHAT WE COULD DO TO MAKE CHANGES AND TO CONTINUE TO MAKE IT PRODUCTIVE FOR THIS YEAR.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THAT PROGRAM.

LOTS OF HAPPENING WITH JOY-CON, ONE OF OUR LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, AS YOU KNOW, IN FLAGSTAFF.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH THE NEW ENGINEERING COLLEGE ENGINEERING COLLEGE TO INVITE STUDENTS TO WORK WITH THE JOY-CON COMPANY ON CAPSTONE PROJECTS. AND SO THAT'S GOING TO BE SUPER EXCITING.

AND THAT CONNECTION WAS MADE THROUGH JOHN SALTONSTALL AND THEN JACK FITCHETT, OUR BUSINESS ATTRACTION MANAGER, AND THEN GAIL JACKSON, OUR PRESIDENT OF ICONA, BROUGHT THE ARIZONA TECH COUNCIL TO HER HERE.

I THINK SOME OF YOU WERE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT.

AND AGAIN, THERE'S JUST SOME FUN PICTURES DOWN HERE SHOWING EVERYBODY GETTING TOGETHER AND COLLABORATING.

AND OF COURSE, WE HAD WHITE HALL THERE, WE HAD KATALYST SPACE TECHNOLOGIES W GORE AND WE HAD NIU MOVING ON TO THE LIBRARY.

WE I HOPE COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI IS LISTENING TO THIS BECAUSE THIS IS PRETTY EXCITING.

EAST FLAG LIBRARY.

WE HAD THE KATZ BUS LAUNCH EVENT AND KATZ IS THE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TEAM OF FLAGSTAFF MOBILE OUTREACH BUS, AND THEY ACTUALLY HAD IT IN THE EAST FLAG LIBRARY PARKING LOT WHERE THEY HAD LOCAL VENDORS COME OUT WITH TABLES, HAMBURGERS WERE SERVED, PEOPLE GOT TO TOUR THE BUS AND THEY GOT TO CONNECT WITH THOSE RESOURCES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT BUS IS THERE FOR.

AND JUST SO EVERYBODY REMEMBERS, THE BUS INCLUDES A SHOWER AND IT WILL BE PARKED ON MONDAYS OVER AT THAT LIBRARY SO THAT PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY UTILIZE IT THAT MIGHT NEED THOSE SERVICES.

WE HAD A SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AND THE ADULT SUMMER READING CHALLENGE WAS GREAT.

WE HAD 506 PEOPLE SIGN UP IN 137 COMPLETED.

THE POINT OF THE MATTER IS THAT PEOPLE ARE OUT READING AND THE YOUTH PROGRAM IS EVEN MORE EXCITING.

1095 SIGNED UP WITH OVER HALF OF THOSE COMPLETING THE CHALLENGE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

AND THEN WHO DOESN'T LOVE HARRY POTTER? WE HAD A SCAVENGER HUNT THAT WE WORKED ON WITH THE LIBRARY, WITH THE DBA AND WITH THE VISITOR CENTER.

AND I THINK IT PROBABLY BROUGHT OUT LIKE 2000 PEOPLE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET PRETTY EXCITING.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, TOURISM AND VISITOR SERVICES.

YET ANOTHER AWARD WON BY THIS AMAZING TEAM AT DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF A GOVERNOR'S AWARD.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS TALKED ABOUT IT.

LAST WEEK AT TWO FROM AN I APPRECIATE HER RECOGNITION SHE WAS THERE WITH US AND YOU CAN PROBABLY SEE HER IN THAT PICTURE GIVING HER HEART.

AND WE HAD SEVERAL STAKEHOLDERS WITH US AND WE HAD SEVERAL TOURISM COMMISSIONERS THAT CAME WITH US.

AND THEN THE METRICS ARE GOOD.

THEY WERE DOWN JUST SLIGHTLY FOR JULY.

BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF REASONS WHY, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE TRACE WORK, CAN SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

I DID SEND THAT TO YOU ON THE LODGING REPORT AND THEN MARKETING MEDIA RELATIONS.

SUPER, SUPER BIG STUFF GOING ON HERE.

MEG IS SITTING BEHIND ME, MEG RODER, AND SHE IS MAKING A LOT OF THIS HAPPEN WITH LORI PAPPAS AND SABRINA, WHO IS ALSO SITTING BEHIND ME.

WE HAD COVERAGE ON THE FOLLOWING THINGS.

AND THEN GREG, I SWEAR I'M GOING TO SHUT UP.

BUT THESE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS.

IT'S THE 53RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUNAR LANDING.

SO WE GOT WE CONTINUE TO GET COVERAGE ON OUR LUNAR LEGACY, WHICH I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, IS AN AMAZING PROGRAM FOR FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

WE'VE GOTTEN COVERAGE ON THE FLAGSTAFF 4TH OF JULY LASER LIGHT SHOW BECAUSE, OF COURSE, WE DIDN'T WANT TO HURT OUR FORCE OR TO PUT TO WORRY ABOUT FOREST FIRES.

SO WE CHANGED IT.

YOU WILL SEE THE FIREWORKS IN JANUARY, THOUGH, SO WE'LL HAVE THEM SOMETIME.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THEM IN SEASONS THAT AREN'T GOING TO HURT US.

WE ALSO HAD THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC TALK ABOUT SUMMER ICE CREAM AND HIKING STORIES.

PHENIX MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTED FLAGSTAFF DINING AND OUR BREWERY TRAIL.

WE ALSO HAD SEVERAL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS GET CALL OUTS LIKE LOWELL OBSERVATORY, DIABLO BURGER AND THE NASSAR PHOTOGRAPHER WON THIRD PLACE IN A CONTEST WHEN HE SHARED A FLAGSTAFF IMAGE.

SO WHEN THEY GET COVERAGE, WE GET COVERAGE AND IT'S NATIONAL, SO IT'S AWESOME.

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AND THEN, OF COURSE, MEG AND HER TEAM WERE ABLE TO PROCURE SEVEN STORIES AND 20 MEDIA ASSISTS IN THE MONTH OF JULY, SO I APPRECIATE THAT WORK.

OUR WEBSITE INCREASED BY 38% FOR OUR DOMESTIC SESSIONS, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, IT'S ALSO A DRIVE MARKET.

OUR VISITOR CENTER HAD AMAZING WALK INS AND RETAIL FIGURES.

THE EV CHARGING STATIONS ARE STARTING TO GO IN.

IF YOU SEE CONSTRUCTION OVER THERE AT THE VISITOR CENTER, THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.

AND THEN OUR CITY RECRUITMENT EFFORTS, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, ARE GOING VERY WELL.

NOT ONLY IS OUR OWN HR AND RECRUITING TEAM DOING A GREAT JOB, BUT ARE RECRUITING FIRMS THAT WE HAVE HIRED ON ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB AND WE ARE DOING GREAT MATERIALS TO HELP THEM SO THAT PEOPLE KNOW MORE ABOUT US.

YOU SHARED THE VIDEO WITH ALL OF YOU AND THAT I JUST WANTED TO AGAIN THANK TRACY WARD FOR LEADING THAT EFFORT WITH ME.

AND I WAS REMISS IN TELLING YOU THAT WHILE I'M DOING INTERIM DEPUTY CITY WORK, TRACE IS HELPING ME RUN THE ECONOMIC VITALITY DIVISION.

SO I APPRECIATE HIS EFFORTS.

ANY QUESTIONS? COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY WELL, HEIDI, YOU MENTIONED THE LUNAR LEGACY.

SO I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT FROM MY VIEWPOINT ON FACEBOOK, IF I GET TWO OR THREE SHARES ON A POST, I'M WOW.

THAT'S PEOPLE ARE REALLY INTERESTED.

WELL, I HAD A PICTURE OF MYSELF TAKEN UP ON THE SIDE OF MY ALBUM WITH THE T SHIRT THAT SAID THAT ALL OF THE ASTRONAUTS THAT LANDED ON THE MOON TRAINED IN FLAGSTAFF. THAT PICTURE HAS OVER 500 SHARES.

PEOPLE LOVE THAT PICTURE.

THEY LOVE THAT MESSAGE.

AND SO I JUST THOUGHT I'D MENTION THAT.

DO WE HAVE YOUR PICTURE? I CAN SEND IT TO YOU.

I WOULD LOVE THAT PICTURE. I WILL SEND IT TO YOU.

WE WOULD. WE WOULD. WE WOULD APPRECIATE THAT, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

IT DOESN'T HAVE MY FACE BECAUSE IT'S THE BACK.

BUT MAYBE THAT'S BETTER.

NO, WE WANT YOUR FACE.

SO. AT ANY RATE, I DID NOT SHARE ABOUT FILM BECAUSE WE WILL BE DOING A PRESENTATION SHORTLY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

HEIDI COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

I'M SORRY, HEIDI. I DID WANT TO ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY UPDATES ON THE AIRPORT PA SYSTEM PROJECT.

YOU KNOW WHAT IS SO FUNNY? IT IS IN THIS REPORT AND I DON'T KNOW WHY I DID NOT SUMMARIZE.

I APOLOGIZE. COUNCIL MEMBER.

I IT IS IT IS ALMOST COMPLETE.

AND CLAIRE HARPER, OUR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, IS NOW WORKING OUT SCRIPTS FOR YOU SO THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY RECORD THOSE SESSIONS FOR US.

DOES EVERYBODY KNOW WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN IS SPEAKING ABOUT? SO WE HAVE MESSAGES THAT GO TO OUR PR AT THE AIRPORT AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE WAITING FOR QUITE A WHILE.

AND HE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD MAKE A LOT OF SENSE IF I'M NOT SPEAKING FOR YOU TO HAVE COUNSEL, DO SOME OF THOSE MESSAGES AND SOME OF THOSE MESSAGES WILL REMIND THEM THAT WE APPRECIATE THEM COMING TO FLAGSTAFF, THAT WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL RETURN THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET YOU IN FRONT OF THAT YET BECAUSE WHEN WE WERE CHANGING OVER THE SYSTEM, THERE WAS SOME SOME GLITCHES AND THEN WE HAD TO START OVER.

SO WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

AND I APOLOGIZE THAT I HADN'T MENTIONED THAT EARLIER.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

ALL RIGHT. GOOD AFTERNOON.

SEE IF THIS WORKS.

SO YES.

THANK YOU AND WELCOME TO OUR INAUGURAL EDITION OF OUR PARKS RECREATION, OPEN SPACE AND EVENTS NEWSLETTER.

WE INTEND FOR THIS TO BE ABOUT MONTHLY, AND WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT NOT ONLY OUR COWORKERS BUT OUR PROJECTS AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN ALL SEE WHAT WE'RE DOING THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

BECAUSE A LOT OF THE WORK THAT WE DO IS UNDER THE RADAR.

YOU DON'T SEE OUR MAINTENANCE WORKERS OUT THERE.

THEY'RE OUT THERE EARLY IN THE MORNING.

THEY'RE TRY ON PURPOSE TO KIND OF STAY IN THE BACKGROUND.

SO WE WANT TO DEFINITELY HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THAT THEY'RE DOING AS WELL AS THE REST OF OUR AWESOME DIVISION.

SO THIS FIRST EDITION HIGHLIGHTS.

I'M GOING TO MAKE THAT A LITTLE BIGGER.

A PLAYGROUND PROJECT AT THORPE PARK.

THIS WAS A NEW PLAYGROUND THAT WE WERE ABLE TO INSTALL WITH LAST YEAR'S FUNDS.

WE HAD TO WE DECIDED THAT THIS BECAME A PRIORITY PROJECT BASED ON THE CONDITION OF THE LAST PLAY STRUCTURE THAT WAS THERE.

THIS IS FOR AGES 2 TO 5.

WE WERE ABLE TO INCORPORATE SHADE, WHICH IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT IN FLAGSTAFF, AND WE'VE ALREADY SEEN A LOT OF GREAT USE.

FOR THIS PLAY STRUCTURE.

WE ALSO WANT TO CELEBRATE OUR YEARS OF SERVICE AND PROMOTIONS.

YOU'LL SEE THOSE AS WELL.

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PARKS AND OPEN SPACE.

BOTH HAVE TRAIL COUNTERS ON OUR TRAILS AND IN OUR OPEN SPACE TRAILS.

WE'RE WORKING ON THE IMAGES TO ACTUALLY SHOW YOU WHAT THOSE TRAIL COUNTS LOOK LIKE.

BUT IN JULY ALONE, WE HAD OVER 20,000 HITS ON THOSE ON THOSE TRAIL MARKERS.

SO CERTAINLY SUMMER BRINGS OUT A LOT OF TRAIL USERS.

WE'RE WORKING ON A NEW ACCESSIBLE TRAIL IN BUFFALO PARK.

IF YOU'VE BEEN OUT THERE, YOU'VE SEEN PIECES OF IT.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE STILL WORKING ON IMPROVING DRAINAGE, BUT WE ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH A NEW FOOT'S TRAIL MIX THAT YOU SEE IN THIS PICTURE. IT'S THIS LIGHTER BROWN.

I GOT A CHANCE TO WALK ON IT ABOUT A MONTH AGO.

AND IT'S INCREDIBLE HOW MUCH QUIETER IT IS RATHER THAN THE CRUNCHING OF THE OF THE OTHER FOOT'S TRAIL MIX.

AND IT'S GOING TO MAKE THIS A MUCH MORE PLEASANT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY AND VISITORS AND MORE ACCESSIBLE AS WELL. RECREATION WAS BUSY IN JULY, FOCUSING ON PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH.

EACH OF OUR FOUR CENTERS AND OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS PROGRAM AND ATHLETICS FOCUSED ON ACTIVITIES.

SO AT WHAT YOU'LL SEE HERE, SORRY TO KEEP SCROLLING AROUND, BUT WE HAD A TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT SPONSORED BY OUR TEAM AT HAL JOHNSON RECREATION CENTER.

THAT'S ALWAYS SUPER POPULAR.

WE ALSO HAD A HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, A WEEKEND LONG HOCKEY TOURNAMENT AT GE LIVELY.

WE HAD AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT JOSE MONTOYA COMMUNITY AND SENIOR CENTER, AND WE HOSTED OUR FIRST EVER WATER SAFETY DAY AT THE AQUA PLEX WITH SOME FREE SWIM LESSONS AND INFORMATION.

IT WAS A GREAT IT WAS A GREAT MONTH.

AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO NEXT YEAR.

OPEN SPACE HAS BEEN CELEBRATING A LOT.

OUT IN THE FIELD AS WELL.

THEY HOSTED A BUG SAFARI.

AND I'M GOING TO SCROLL THROUGH THE REST OF THIS PAGE REALLY QUICKLY BECAUSE THERE'S A REALLY SCARY PICTURE FOR ME RIGHT THERE AND I'M NOT GOING TO LOOK AT IT.

BUT WE WERE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH ARIZONA WATCHABLE WILDLIFE.

WE PARTNER WITH THEM REGULARLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

IS IT OFF THE SCREEN YET? ALMOST UP. YOU'RE GOOD.

IS THAT BETTER? AND THEN WE HOST A LOT OF VOLUNTEER EVENTS.

WE COULD NOT DO WHAT WE DO IN THE OPEN SPACE PROGRAM WITHOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS.

AND WE'VE RECENTLY BEEN PARTNERING WITH WORKING ALTERNATIVES TO PROVIDE SOME WORK AND SOME SKILL BUILDING WITH THAT TEAM.

AND WE RECENTLY THIS IS ONE OF OUR GREAT.

THIS WAS IN THE PICTURE IS SYLVIA.

SHE WAS OUR AMERICORPS VISTA UNTIL THIS SUMMER.

BUT SHE IS CONTINUING TO HELP US ORGANIZE THESE EVENTS.

AND SHE ALSO DOES INCREDIBLE WORK LIKE GET OLD TIRES OUT OF PICTURE CANYON.

AND WRAPPING UP WITH OUR E FOR EVENTS.

AS HEIDI MENTIONED, WE PARTNERED WITH ECONOMIC VITALITY AND PLATED PROJECTS TO HELP HOST THE 4TH OF JULY LASER LIGHT SHOW.

THAT WAS A REALLY INTERESTING AND FUN NEW ADVENTURE FOR US AND I THINK MORE TO COME ON THAT IN THE FUTURE.

AND THEN OUR VERY POPULAR CONCERTS IN THE PARK WRAPPED UP IN JULY.

WE DID GET RAINED OUT A COUPLE OF TIMES, BUT WE ALSO EMBARKED ON A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION, AND WE WERE ABLE TO HOST A CONCERT OUT AT PEAK VIEW PARK. SO THAT IS OUR.

INAUGURAL EDITION OF THE NEWSLETTER.

WE APPRECIATE ANY AND ALL FEEDBACK.

IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS OR IDEAS OR COMMENTS, WE WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING THAT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COUNSEL, ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? ALL RIGHTY. WE'RE READY TO MOVE RIGHT ALONG HERE.

WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM SEVEN FILM INDUSTRY UPDATE IN FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA.

[7. Film Industry Update in Flagstaff, Arizona Provide an update and overview to the City Council on film activity in Flagstaff. In addition, Arizona Commerce Authority Film and Digital Media Director, Matthew Earl Jones, to give an update and overview of the Arizona film industry.]

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS MEG SCHROEDER.

I AM THE DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST AS WELL AS THE FLAGSTAFF FILM COMMISSIONER, AND CURRENTLY I MANAGE ALL OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FILM OFFICE AND SERVE AS THE FLAGSTAFF FILM COMMISSIONER, ACTING AS A LIAISON BETWEEN PRODUCTION COMPANIES, LOCATION MANAGERS, THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND THE PUBLIC. PRIOR TO AND DURING FILMING, I PERFORM LOCATION RESEARCH, PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR VARIOUS LOCATIONS UNDER

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CONSIDERATION BY A PRODUCTION COMPANY.

I OVERSEE FLAGSTAFF FILM PERMITTING PROCESS AND ACT AS A FILM LIAISON TO LOCAL, STATE AND REGIONAL FILM OFFICES, ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES.

SO TODAY I'LL BE PRESENTING ON THE FLAGSTAFF FILM INDUSTRY AND UPDATE AND FOLLOWING MY PRESENTATION, THE ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR MATTHEW EARL JONES WILL PRESENT AN ARIZONA FILM UPDATE.

BUT BEFORE I BEGIN, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE ACCOMPLISHED FILM PRODUCER PETER KERSHAW, CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE PROJECT SOUTHWEST SPECIAL.

AND WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH IN 2019.

PETER AND HIS WIFE IS, WHO IS THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA DIRECTOR MARY KERSHAW MOVED TO FLAGSTAFF.

MR. KERSHAW IS WORKING ON THIS PRODUCTION, UTILIZING FLAGSTAFF ACTORS, LOCATIONS AND EQUIPMENT.

THE PROJECT STARTED FILMING SCENES THIS YEAR IN 2022 AND IT WILL CONTINUE INTO 2023.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILMING OF SOUTHWEST SPECIAL AT SOUTHWEST SPECIAL PICTURES.

MR. KERSHAW HE IS AN AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER WITH OVER 120 FILM AND TELEVISION SCREEN CREDITS.

HIS FILMS HAVE PLAYED IN MORE THAN 300 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS, INCLUDING CANNES, LONDON, BERLIN AND MONTREAL.

PETER HAS 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A PRODUCER DIRECTOR IN TELEVISION AND FILMMAKING, WINNING OVER 40 AWARDS, INCLUDING TWO PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS IN THE UK.

MR. KERSHAW IS HERE TODAY AND IS HAPPY TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HIS FEATURE FILM SOUTH WEST SPECIAL AND FILMING IN FLAGSTAFF.

NEXT, YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF MARKETING SPECIALIST SABRINA BEARD.

MS.. BEARD WILL BE WORKING WITH FILM PERMITS AND PROCEDURES OVER THE NEXT 6 TO 12 MONTHS AS WELL.

AND SOME OF YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH RAND JENKINS OF MOUNTAIN MOJO.

MR. JENKINS VOLUNTEERS AS OUR NORTHERN ARIZONA FILM RESOURCE COORDINATOR, OR FRCS, AS WE CALL THEM, AND THEY ARE KEY VOLUNTEER INDIVIDUALS TIED TO THE INDUSTRY FAMILIAR WITH PARTICULAR AREAS, AND SELECTED BY THE ARIZONA OFFICE OF FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA TO SERVE AS AMBASSADORS OF GOODWILL BY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE TO PRODUCTION FILMING ACROSS THE STATE OF ARIZONA.

RAND IS TRULY AN ASSET TO THE FLAGSTAFF FILM OFFICE, AND HIS ASSISTANCE OVER THE YEARS IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

MOVING ON LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE AT DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF DOT COM.

THIS IS THE LANDING PAGE.

AS IT WILL LOAD UP HERE IN A MOMENT.

SO THIS IS THE LANDING PAGE THAT.

INDIVIDUALS GO TO WHEN THEY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FILM.

THERE'S QUICK LINKS AND CLICKS TO LOCATION, PHOTOS, PRODUCTION RESOURCES, FIRM PERMITS, INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AND A FEW VIDEOS.

SO IT'S REALLY WELL LAID OUT.

AND I'D LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST VIDEO HERE ON THE WEBSITE.

I AM MEG ROEDERER FLAGSTAFF FILM COMMISSIONER.

FLAGSTAFF IS THE HUB OF NORTHERN ARIZONA.

WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS ON ROUTE 66 AND WE HAVE FOUR SEASONS.

WE EVEN HAVE SNOW AND ONLY 80 MILES FROM THE GRAND CANYON.

CHOOSE FLAGSTAFF FOR YOUR NEXT FILM PROJECT.

I AM. AND THEN THEN WE HAVE A LITTLE INTRODUCTION ABOUT FLAGSTAFF AND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FILM IN NORTHERN ARIZONA AS YOUR PRODUCTION BASE.

FOLLOWED BY A VIDEO WITH THE STATE OFFICE THAT I WILL SHOW YOU NOW.

WELCOME TO ARIZONA.

I'M MATTHEW EARL JONES, THE STATE FILM COMMISSIONER.

WITH 325 DAYS OF SUNSHINE, THE GRANDEST CANYON IN THE WORLD, SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS AND THE WEST MOST WESTERN TOWN.

ARIZONA TRULY IS AMERICA'S BACK LOT.

SO THOSE ARE SOME GREAT VIDEOS THAT FILM PRODUCERS CAN TAKE A LOOK AT LOCATION SCOUTS, IF THEY HAVE BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT FILMING IN FLAGSTAFF.

ALSO ON THIS LANDING PAGE, WE HAVE THE REAL SAVINGS INCENTIVE PROGRAM AS A LINK TO THE STATE'S WEBSITE, WHICH IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE FOR THOSE LOOKING TO PRODUCE A FILM HERE. QUICK LINKS AGAIN AT THE BOTTOM AND THAT IS THE WEBSITE.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WEBSITE? OKAY. SO I'D LIKE TO ALSO MENTION SOME OF THE MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS YOU HAVE THERE ON THE SCREEN.

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SO AS I MENTIONED, FILMMAKERS HAVE CHOSEN FLAGSTAFF AND THE SURROUNDING AREA AS A PRIME SHOOT LOCATION SINCE THE EARLY 1920S.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, PANORAMIC VIEWS FOR SEASON CLIMATE, NEIGHBORHOOD ATMOSPHERE AND HISTORIC AREAS.

SO IT REALLY HITS A LOT OF THE AREAS THAT FILMMAKERS ARE LOOKING FOR.

LOCATIONS ARE READILY AVAILABLE AS WELL.

FLAGSTAFF IS A GREAT SET IN ITSELF WITH A VIBRANT, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE AMTRAK VISITOR STATION, WHICH IS VERY POPULAR LOCATION.

WE HAVE A COLLEGE CAMPUS ATTRACTIONS LIKE LOWELL OBSERVATORY AND ARIZONA SNOW BOWL.

AND, YOU KNOW, IN FILM IN ARIZONA, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF SUNSHINE.

SO THE WEATHER'S REALLY GOOD.

AND SO WE OFFER ENDLESS VARIETY OF OUTDOOR SCENIC VISTAS AND IT'S ALL WITHIN A FEW HOURS DRIVE.

AND YOU MAY RECALL, YOU KNOW, SCENES OF FLAGSTAFF IN NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION AND WARNER BROTHERS, FORREST GUMP, FLAGSTAFF FILMING RANGES FROM FEATURE FILMS AND TELEVISION PROGRAMS TO COMMERCIALS, INDEPENDENT FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES.

TELEVISION SHOWS INCLUDE TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARIZONA HIGHWAYS, SISTER WIVES, BEACH BODY, 90 DAY FIANCE AND TRIPLE D IS ALSO KNOWN AS DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES.

REGULAR COMMERCIAL FILMING COMPANIES INCLUDE UNDER ARMOR.

THEY FILM HERE REGULARLY FOR THEIR AD SHOOTS.

NIKE ALSO DOES THAT AS WELL AS OUR LOCAL FLAGSTAFF DEKKERS COMPANY.

THEY PRODUCE FILM SHOOTS FOR THEIR NATIONAL BRANDS.

AND SO WHY DO YOU THINK THEY COME HERE? WELL, I THINK THE VIDEOS SHOWCASE WHY PRODUCTIONS ARE FILMING IN FLAGSTAFF, IN ARIZONA.

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT.

LAST OCTOBER, THE TRAVEL CHANNEL FILMED A TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE OF THE DEAD FILES ABOUT HAUNTED FLAGSTAFF, AND THIS GENERATED ABOUT $20,000 OF ECONOMIC IMPACT TO OUR AREA WITH HOTEL ROOMS AND ACTIVITIES IN THIS COMING NOVEMBER.

I'M WORKING WITH A BELGIUM TELEVISION GAME SHOW AND THEY PLAN TO FILM IN FLAGSTAFF FOR ABOUT TEN DAYS.

AND OUR STAFF MEMBER, JESSICA YOUNG, IS WORKING WITH THEM ON ACCOMMODATIONS.

AND WE ESTIMATE THEY'RE GOING TO PROBABLY SPEND ABOUT 50,000 WHILE MARKET EXPOSURE.

IT'S FREE EXPOSURE, FREE COVERAGE AND RECOGNITION AS A DESTINATION TO MULTIPLE AUDIENCES.

AND PLUS, PEOPLE LOVE THE MOVIES AND A VISIT TO A DESTINATION WHERE THEY HAVE A CONNECTION TO THE FILM ENHANCES EXPERIENCES AND BOOSTS VISITATION. THE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW FILMING IN FLAGSTAFF IS BASICALLY AN UNTAPPED AREA.

THE FILM OFFICE IS CURRENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR FILM PERMIT AND PROCESSING, AND THERE ARE NO REALLY PROACTIVE ACTIVITIES DUE TO BUDGET AND WORKLOAD CAPACITY.

AND THEN FINALLY, A NEW TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION WITH ARIZONA HOUSE BILL 2156.

AND THERE'LL BE MORE TO COME ON THAT FROM DIRECTOR JONES DURING HIS PRESENTATION.

SO THERE IS NO COST TO APPLY.

BUT DEPENDING ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FILM PROJECT, THERE MAY BE FEES.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF THEY HAVE TO DO A STREET CLOSURE, IF THEY HAVE TO HAVE OFF DUTY OFFICERS OR USE OF FACILITIES.

FEES CAN APPLY, BUT THEY'RE USUALLY RATHER MINIMAL.

IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE PROJECT.

STEP ONE APPLICATION.

STEP TWO GET A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE AND CERTIFICATE OF ENDORSEMENT.

STEP THREE IS THE INTERNAL ROUTING PROCESS, AND DURING INTERNAL ROUTING IT GOES TO POLICE DEPARTMENT STREETS.

RISK MANAGEMENT, OF COURSE, PROS AND PARKING OR EVEN THE AIRPORT JUST DEPENDS ON THE NATURE OF THE PROJECT.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT SOME PRODUCTION COMPANIES REQUEST LOCATIONS FOR CITIES AND PERHAPS IT DOESN'T WORK OUT.

WE ALWAYS PROVIDE ALTERNATE LOCATIONS THAT MAY BE A PRIVATE PROPERTY LOCATION OR ANOTHER LOCATION THAT SO WE CAN ACCOMMODATE THE PROJECT.

AND THE PROS DEPARTMENT RECENTLY DID THIS AND I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE APPRECIATION FOR AMY AND HAYLEY IN PROS FOR HELPING GET A PROJECT THROUGH IN.

STEP. STEP FOUR IS THE APPROVAL PROCESS.

AND TO DATE WE'VE HAD THREE PERMITS ISSUED SO FAR THAT WERE APPROVED AND IN FY 22 WE HAD 12 PERMITS, FY 21 EIGHT PERMITS AND FY 2010 PERMITS AS WELL AS FY 19 WAS TEN PERMITS.

ANY QUESTIONS SO FAR? ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER IF ATTRACTING FILM IN NORTHERN ARIZONA AND FLAGSTAFF IN PARTICULAR IS TO BE FILM FRIENDLY.

YOU WANT TO BE WELCOMING, HELPFUL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, ACCOMMODATING AND RESPONSIVE.

ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSPECTIVE TO ATTRACT THOSE FILM COMPANIES TO COME HERE.

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AND SOME OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS I RECEIVE ARE ABOUT LOCATIONS WHERE CAN I GO FILM IN THIS AREA, I HAVE AN RV COMMERCIAL WHERE CAN I FIND SOME AREAS TO FILM AT? OR I HAVE A PROJECT THAT REQUIRES AN OLD BARN, YOU KNOW, IT'S DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

THERE'S A LOT OF INQUIRIES, SO LOCATIONS ARE ALWAYS A MAJOR ONE.

ARIZONA SNOWBALL IS A VERY POPULAR LOCATION FOR CAR COMMERCIALS, FOR EXAMPLE, AND CHEVY FILMED A COMMERCIAL HERE LAST YEAR, AND THEY ACTUALLY USED OUR AV STATIONS THAT ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE MILLIKEN HOUSE FOR THEIR SHOOT.

SO ANOTHER REASON TO ALSO WELCOME FILM COMPANIES IS THEY PROMOTE OUR TOWN AND OUR SERVICES.

OTHER POPULAR AREAS INCLUDE DOWNTOWN BUFFALO PARK AND PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES, JURISDICTIONS.

I HAVE JURISDICTION FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

SOME OF THE PROJECTS MAY BE COCONINO COUNTY, THEY COULD BE THE US FOREST SERVICE.

SO I MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS FOR IT AND HELP THEM WITH THOSE CONTACTS.

DRONES IS ANOTHER COMMON QUESTION.

I WILL OFTEN CALL BARNEY AT THE AIRPORT AND SAY, IS THIS IS THIS GOING TO BE DOABLE? BECAUSE THERE IS A REGULATIONS THERE AND THEN FEES, COSTS AND INCENTIVES IS ANOTHER COMMON QUESTION.

SO SOME OF OUR NEXT STEPS WITH FILM, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO ATTEND EXHIBIT OR SPONSOR FILM CONFERENCES AND FILM FESTIVALS.

SO WE DO HAVE A FILM CONFERENCE COMING UP.

IT'S CALLED THE AMERICAN FILM MARKET, ALSO KNOWN AS AFM.

IT'S IN SANTA MONICA, NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH THE SIXTH, AND FILM FLAGSTAFF IS PARTNERING WITH FILM TUCSON WITH THE STATE'S GO FILM ARIZONA. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE EXHIBITORS AT THIS YEAR'S AFM WITH A BOOTH TO REPRESENT ALL THOSE AREAS, THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE, THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE AND ALL THOSE THE STATE ITSELF.

MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALS AND OTHERS ARE ANOTHER WAY TO PROMOTE FILM MARKETING OWNED, EARNED AND PAID IN PRINT AND DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE OR FILMMAKER MAGAZINE IS ANOTHER WAY THE BUDGET CURRENTLY COVERS MEMBERSHIP TO AFC, WHICH IS ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS AND TRAVEL FOR IN STATE MEETINGS.

MARKETING SPECIALIST SABRINA BEARD AS I MENTIONED, WE'LL START WORKING ON FILM AS WELL AT DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION FOR TODAY.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MYSELF OR ANYONE ON THE TEAM OR.

MR. KERSHAW YEAH.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MEG. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU AND REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT THE FILM OFFICE IS DOING HERE IN TOWN.

I JUST I JUST WANTED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THIS SUBJECT EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

AND, YOU KNOW, MY VISION WAS TO TAKE WHEREVER WE WERE AT WITH OUR FILM PROMOTION AND ACCESSIBILITY AND BEEF IT UP. AND, WELL, IT TURNS OUT WE'RE ACTUALLY PRETTY FAR ALONG IN THAT PROCESS.

AND IT'S GREAT TO LEARN ABOUT ALL THAT'S ALREADY GOING ON AND TO JUST BE ABLE TO LIFT IT UP AND PUBLICIZE IT HERE TODAY AND RECOGNIZE THAT AND CELEBRATE IT.

SO A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY HAPPENING AND VERY EXCITED ABOUT SOME OF THE NEW THINGS WE'VE GOT.

GOING TO THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY. I MAKE ONE OF YOUR SLIDES SAID THAT CASABLANCA WAS PARTIALLY FILMED HERE.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT SCENE? I WENT ON THE INTERNET AND I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING THAT WAS DEFINITIVE.

I'LL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT ONE.

I'M NOT. I WOULD. I WOULD.

ABSOLUTELY. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE.

NO. JOHN WAYNE WAS, I GUESS, A REGULAR AT HOTEL MONTE VISTA.

IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE IN BACK OF YOU MIGHT KNOW THE ANSWER.

OKAY. CAN YOU COME UP TO THE MIC? CAUSE SO MR. KERSHAW CAN HEAR YOU? OF COURSE.

PETER WOULD KNOW. LIKE THE SHIRT, BY THE WAY.

THERE'S ONLY ONE POSSIBLE SCENE I THINK IT COULD BE.

IT'S THE SCENE WHERE VICTOR LAZARO COMES TO THE BEDROOM AND TALKS TO BOGART BECAUSE BOGART WAS STAYING IN THE HOTEL.

HE WAS DOING A DIFFERENT FILM AT THE TIME, AND HE COULDN'T GO BACK TO THE STUDIOS TO FILM.

SO THAT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE ONLY SCENE THAT'S REALLY VIABLE.

THERE'S LOTS OF DESCRIPTIONS OF OTHER THINGS ABOUT IT, BUT FROM A FILMMAKING POINT OF VIEW, I THINK IT'S THAT SCENE AND I ACTUALLY THINK IT'S THE ROOM THAT BOGART WAS STAYING IN THAT MAKES SENSE.

AND YOU SAID, YOU LIKE MY SHIRT, SIR.

I LOVE YOUR SHIRT.

YEAH. AND THE HISTORY BEHIND THAT IS THAT I MADE A MOVIE, AND AFTER I MADE IT, I MADE THIS LOGO UP JUST FOR FUN AND MADE SOME T SHIRTS UP AND AND GAVE THEM TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED ME WITH THE FILM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THE CAMERA. AND THANK YOU, MEGAN STAFF.

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EXCELLENT PRESENTATION AND VERY EXCITING STUFF.

YEAH, I JUST WANT TO SAY I'M NOT TOO SURE EXACTLY WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE FOR US IN TERMS OF IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A BUDGET REQUEST AT OUR NEXT BUDGET CYCLE OR HOW THIS IS GOING TO PROGRESS.

BUT IT'S VERY EXCITING TO SEE THIS TOPIC BEING DISCUSSED AND BEING ELEVATED TO THIS LEVEL.

SO THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN AND AND EVERYONE TO WHO BROUGHT THIS TO THIS POINT.

MY ONLY REAL COMMENT IS JUST TO BE EXTRA SENSITIVE AROUND THE CULTURE ASPECT.

I SAW, I THINK, A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIVIDUAL PORTRAYED IN ONE OF THE SCENES ON THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEING EXTRA EXTRA CAREFUL TO BE RESPECTFUL TO THOSE CULTURES AND AND AND NOT BE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE CORRECT TERMINOLOGY IS, BUT PORTRAYING THEM IN A CERTAIN LIGHT THAT MAYBE ISN'T THE BEST, BUT THAT'S BEYOND MY EXPERTISE.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT TO THE CONVERSATION AND ASK THAT WE'RE JUST EXTRA SENSITIVE WITH HOW WE PORTRAY CULTURES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI TRACE MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR COUNCIL.

THIS IS TRACY WARD, CVB DIRECTOR.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THE BECAUSE MEG DIDN'T MENTION AN ACTUAL FIGURE, OUR BUDGET IS 1300 DOLLARS FOR A FILM.

SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK MEG HAS DONE AN AMAZING JOB ON THE BUDGET SHE HAS AND THE CITY A LOT OF EXPOSURE FOR THE AMOUNT OF BUDGET WE HAVE.

OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A LOT OF SHOE LEATHER INTO THIS AND BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT INCREASING THAT HOPEFULLY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING TO THE BUDGET TEAM IN REGARD TO THAT. AND IN REGARD TO COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, THESE COMMENTS WERE WERE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THAT AND WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THAT.

SO WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE INCLUDE ROSE IN ON ANY ANY PROMOTIONAL THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

YES, THANK YOU.

Q TRACE. TRACE.

CAN I PIGGYBACK OFF THAT? YEAH. SO, YEAH, THAT THAT FIGURE SURPRISES ME.

YOU GUYS ARE OBVIOUSLY DOING A TON WITH VERY LITTLE RESOURCES, AND I WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE TO SEE THOSE RESOURCES INCREASE TO THE EXTENT THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MOVE THINGS AROUND AND FIND THAT MONEY FOR YOU GUYS.

YOU KNOW, PART OF THIS FOR ME WAS REMEMBERING BACK TO MY OWN CHILDHOOD GROWING UP IN PRESCOTT, AND I KNOW I TOLD THE STORY ONCE BEFORE, BUT I WAS INVOLVED IN A PRODUCTION WITH ALEC BALDWIN AND KIM BASINGER IN PRESS GET CALLED THE GETAWAY.

AND I REMEMBER THE WHOLE TRAJECTORY OF THAT INVOLVEMENT WAS SUCH AN EXCITING, MAGICAL TIME FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF PRESCOTT.

AND SO THERE'S LOTS OF TANGIBLES THAT THE FILM INDUSTRY CAN BRING TO TOWN.

THOSE THOSE DOLLARS, THOSE HOTEL STAYS AND THE FOOD AND THE LOCAL THE LOCAL STAFFING OF VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS. BUT THERE'S ALSO LOTS OF INTANGIBLES THAT WE GET OUT OF THAT SORT OF THING.

I REMEMBER GOING TO THE MOVIE THEATER WHERE ANNENBERG THEATERS IN PRESCOTT TO WATCH THE GETAWAY AND THE ENTIRE PLACE WAS PACKED AND EVERYONE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE SCENES THAT WERE FILMED IN PRESCOTT.

AND THEY WERE POINTING AND THEY WERE OOHING AND EYEING.

AND SO THAT'S SORT OF THAT SORT OF MENTAL GEOGRAPHY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PUT IN OUR HEADS AND FARM OUT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD CREATES ALL SORTS OF PRIDE IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY.

IT CREATES A NARRATIVE THAT PRECEDES US EVERYWHERE WE GO, AND IT CREATES TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES.

FOLKS ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THOSE LOCATIONS, GO, WHERE IS THAT? I WANT TO GO VISIT THAT. I WANT TO CHECK THAT OUT AND SEE THAT.

AND EVEN JUST THE SMILES AROUND THE ROOM WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT ONE SCENE IN CASABLANCA BEING FILMED HERE, AND I REMEMBER THE BUMPER STICKER THAT WAS PORTRAYED PROMINENTLY IN THE FORREST GUMP FILM.

YOU KNOW, THESE THINGS ARE JUST A LOT OF FUN.

THEY'RE A PART OF OUR IDENTITY.

THEY BECOME A PART OF OUR CULTURE.

AND TO THE TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU GUYS ARE LEVERAGING THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE, IMAGINE WHAT WE CAN DO WITH A FEW MORE DOLLARS GOING TOWARDS ALL OF THAT.

AND I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM MATTHEW ABOUT THE EFFORTS STATEWIDE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT BEING SKIPPED OVER BY CALIFORNIA AS EVERYBODY GOES TO NEW MEXICO.

SO WE SHOULD TAP INTO THAT FOR SURE.

AND THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATIONS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

LET ME JUST SET THIS UP FOR OUR NEXT PRESENTER, WHICH IS MATTHEW EARL JONES, DIRECTOR OF THE ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA.

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OKAY. GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. MAYOR. AND COUNCIL AS MAKES IT.

MY NAME IS MATTHEW EARL JONES.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARIZONA FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM.

BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR GETTING ME OUT OF THE HEAT IN PHENIX.

MY WIFE AND I RECENTLY VACATIONED HERE, HAD A GOOD TIME, AND 20 YEARS AGO I LEFT LOS ANGELES TO MOVE TO ARIZONA BECAUSE SOMEONE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME A VACATION TO FLAG IN SEDONA.

OF COURSE, I CAME IN MARCH AND OF COURSE I MOVED TO PHENIX, JULY ONE, WHICH SHOWS I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO COMMON SENSE.

SO THE ARIZONA FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM IS OFTEN THE FIRST POINT OF CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT FILMING IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.

WE MAINTAIN THE STATEWIDE DATABASE OF LOCATIONS, CREW, TALENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

WE ALSO DEVELOP AND PROMOTE THE STATE'S FILM PRODUCTION INFRASTRUCTURE.

UNLIKE THE LOCAL FILM OFFICES, WE DO NOT ISSUE FROM FILM PERMITS.

INSTEAD, WE ROUTE PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS TO THE APPROPRIATE PERMITTING AGENCY.

LOCAL. COUNTY, STATE, TRIBAL AND FEDERAL.

A LITTLE HISTORY OF US.

WE WERE REESTABLISHED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN DECEMBER 2016.

WE ARE A PROGRAM OF THE ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF RAMSAY.

WHARTON IS A PROGRAM MANAGER.

AND TODAY WE WELCOMED AN INTERN.

SO WE ARE SMALL BUT MIGHTY.

WE ARE A FCI CERTIFIED, WHICH MAY I ALLUDED TO.

AND I WILL TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO TALK ABOUT HB 2156, WHICH IS A 20 YEAR TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

IT BECAME LAW AND I BELIEVE, JULY 7TH.

IT WILL GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY ONE, 2023.

IT WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY.

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER OF 23, AND IN JUNE OF 23 THERE WILL BE A 90 DAY PERIOD FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, CONCERNS, QUESTIONS, ETC..

OUR MISSION, BEING PART OF THE COMMERCE AUTHORITY, IS TO PROMOTE ARIZONA AS A FILM DESTINATION AND INCREASE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY IN ARIZONA. SO IN THE PAST YEAR, WE'VE HAD SOME MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS WHICH I'D LIKE TO BRIEFLY SHARE WITH YOU, AS WELL AS DISCUSS OUR PLANS FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE WILL BE AN EVEN GREATER UPCOMING YEAR.

SO THE HBO MAX PILOT DUSTER, DIRECTED BY JJ ABRAMS AND STARRING JOSH HOLLOWAY, BROUGHT A LARGER ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE CITY OF TUCSON THAN THEIR BEST YEARS TOTAL IN DECADES.

THE ESTIMATED DIRECT LOCAL SPEND WAS $10 MILLION.

244 CAST AND CREW WERE BROUGHT IN FROM OUTSIDE, PRIMARILY FROM CALIFORNIA, RESULTING IN 9797 HOTEL ROOM NIGHTS.

488 LOCAL ACTORS AND 185 LOCAL CREW WERE HIRED, RESULTING IN 18,844 JOB DAYS.

THIS PROJECT HAS HELPED SPARK A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORT AS STUDENTS FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE WERE TRAINED AND OVER HALF GOT JOBS ON THAT PILOT. THE PROJECT HAS SUPERCHARGED OUR BUSINESS ATTRACTION EFFORTS.

CURRENTLY, THERE ARE FOUR MOVIES ABOUT TO GO INTO PRODUCTION, WITH A TOTAL ESTIMATED SPEND OF OVER $6 MILLION.

ARIZONA'S ABILITY TO HANDLE A PROJECT OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAS RAISED THE STATE'S PROFILE AS A PRODUCTION DESTINATION.

TO BUILD ON THE SUCCESS OF THE HBO MAX PILOT AND TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PARTS OF THE STATE ARE ABLE TO ATTRACT PROJECTS TO THEIR AREA.

WE HAVE LAUNCHED TWO NEW INITIATIVES, THE ARIZONA WORKFORCE INITIATIVE AND THE FILM READY ARIZONA INITIATIVE.

SO THE STATE AS I SAID, THE STATE FILM PROGRAM CREATED THE TRAINING PROGRAM THAT HELPED MAKE THOSE JOBS POSSIBLE.

AND THIS YEAR THE STATE HAS EXPANDED AND WILL BE STATEWIDE IN FY 23.

THE START DATE IS ACTUALLY OCTOBER 3RD, 2022.

PARTICIPATING COMMUNITY COLLEGES INCLUDE PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, YAVAPAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND COCONINO

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A SECOND TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL MEMBER WHO ASKED ABOUT OUR RESPECT FOR THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION.

LAST YEAR, SANDRA WATSON SIGNED A CONTRACT, SIGNED AN MOU WITH THE NAVAJO NATION WITH THE STATE FILM OFFICE, WILL BE WORKING WITH NAVAJO NATION TV AND FILM TO HELP PROMOTE FILMING ON THE NAVAJO NATION.

THIS IS A HUGE DEVELOPMENT.

RARELY HAS THIS LAND BISON BEEN SEEN SINCE THE JOHN FORD WESTERNS, AND HOLLYWOOD HAS A LOVE AFFAIR WITH INDIGENOUS CULTURE.

AND ALSO HOLLYWOOD IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE NEWEST LOCATIONS.

SO WE ARE NOW HAPPY THAT WE CAN FACILITATE FILMING ON THE NAVAJO NATION.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT MOST OF THE CASINO SPOTS DO NOT HIRE LOCAL MEMBERS OF THE TRIBE.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE HOPE TO CHANGE.

IN ADDITION, NATIVE CULTURE IS ORAL TRADITION, AND MOST OF THE ELDERS I'VE TALKED TO ARE DEATHLY AFRAID THAT THEIR CULTURE WILL BE LOST TO THE NEXT GENERATION. BY TRAINING THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE TO USE FILM CAMERAS, THEY CAN FOREVER PRESERVE THEIR VALUABLE HISTORY AND THEIR SACRED STORIES.

SO TO THE COUNCIL MEMBER, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE TAKE THIS EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ACTIVELY ARE PARTICIPATING IN, AND WE'RE VERY THRILLED THAT COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS PART OF IT, BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING IS OVER 20% OF THEIR POPULATION IS NAVAJO.

SO THIS ALLOWS US TO REACH OUT AND MAKE GOOD ON OUR PROMISE TO THE NAVAJO NATION WITHOUT HAVING TO GO ALL THE WAY OUT TO DENI COLLEGE.

IN ADDITION, WE'VE ALSO SIGNED AN MOU BACK IN 2019 WITH THE STATE OF SONORA.

THE ONE LOCATION THAT ARIZONA REALLY DIDN'T HAVE WAS AN OCEAN BEACH.

SO IN CONVERSATIONS WITH GUESTS ON PAVLOVICH, WHO PRODUCED THE IRISHMAN FOR NETFLIX, WHICH WAS A $200 MILLION PROJECT AND IS ALSO, AS HE WOULD SAY, THE FAVORITE COUSIN OF FORMER GOVERNOR CLAUDIA PAVLOVICH OF THE STATE OF SONORA.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IF ARIZONA AND SONORA WERE TOGETHER, THERE WOULD BE NO LOCATION THAT WE COULD NOT PROVIDE.

SO IN 2019, WE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO WORK TOGETHER THE STATE FILM OFFICE AND THE SONORAN STATE FILM OFFICE.

WE DID NOT LOSE ANYTHING BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE THOSE LOCATIONS.

WHAT IT ALLOWS US TO DO IS EXPORT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE INTO THE STATE OF SONORA SO THAT ARIZONA CREW, TALENT AND VENDORS HAVE A NEW MARKET THAT THEY CAN WORK IN AND EXPLOIT.

SO WE'RE NOW NOT JUST TRYING TO IMPORT JOBS.

WE'RE ABLE TO NOW, THROUGH THESE TWO DEALS, EXPORT THE STATE'S EXPERTISE.

SO THE ARIZONA WORKFORCE INITIATIVE, AS I SAID, WE IDENTIFY EXISTING BUSINESSES AND WORKFORCE TRAINING PARTNERS.

THESE ARE ALSO BUSINESSES THAT HAVE SERVICES THAT ARE OF VALUE TO THE FILM INDUSTRY.

WE TRAIN PEOPLE WITH EDUCATIONAL AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO EXPAND OUR CREW BASE.

OUR GOAL IS 400 NEW CREW MEMBERS PER YEAR WITH A FIVE YEAR GOAL OF 2000 NEW CREW.

CURRENTLY STATEWIDE, WE ARE APPROXIMATELY TWO DEEP.

WHICH MEANS THAT IF.

PETER'S DOING A PROJECT AND SOMEONE ELSE IS DOING A PROJECT.

WE'RE NOT IN GOOD SHAPE.

AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAX CREDITS IS THE ABILITY OF PRODUCERS TO HIRE LOCALLY TO FIND EVERYTHING THEY NEED HERE, TO SOURCE FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES, TO GET LOCAL TALENT, TO GET LOCAL CREW.

IT MAKES NO SENSE THAT COMPANIES ARE COMING IN AND BRINGING A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT FROM LA.

I CAN'T THINK OF WHY YOU WOULD SEND SOMEBODY FROM LA OUT TO FIND SOMETHING IN A LOCAL AREA, ONLY TO HAVE THEM GET LOST AND COME BACK HOURS LATER.

SO OUR GOAL IS REALLY TO REVERSE THAT TREND.

AND EVERYONE HAS SAID THAT THE ABILITY TO HIRE LOCAL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

IT'S THE LARGEST PART OF THEIR BELOW THE LINE BUDGET, BELOW THE LINE, MEANING EVERYTHING OTHER THAN THE DIRECTOR OR THE WRITER AND THE PRODUCER AND THE STARS.

SO BASICALLY THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON SET WORKING EVERY DAY, IF YOU HAVE TO BRING THEM FROM LOS ANGELES, THAT'S A HUGE COST TO THEM.

THERE'S A DEFINITE BENEFIT TO TOURISM, SO WE WANT TO FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO.

THEY'RE ALWAYS GOING TO BRING THEIR TOP PEOPLE.

THEY'RE GOING TO BRING THEIR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND USUALLY THE LEVEL UNDER.

BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY THE ENTRY LEVEL JOBS SHOULD NOT BE FILLED BY LOCAL PEOPLE FROM THE STATE OF ARIZONA.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, OUR GOAL IS TO PROMOTE THAT WORKFORCE IN OUR CREW DATABASE, WHICH IS THE ARIZONA PRODUCTION DIRECTORY, WHICH IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FILM PROGRAMS WEBSITE.

FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

WE ARE WE ARE INITIATING THE FILM READY ARIZONA INITIATIVE.

SO YOU'VE HEARD MEG ALLUDE TO RAN JENKINS IS AN FRC.

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SO THAT WAS OUR FIRST PHASE TO FIND A LOCAL PERSON, SOMEONE WHO WAS EITHER WITH GOVERNMENT OR WAS A PROFESSIONAL, WHO KNEW THE INDUSTRY, AND IF THE FILM OFFICE WAS NOT AVAILABLE, THEY COULD BE THERE TO HELP WELCOME PEOPLE INTO THE STATE.

THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS IF THAT PERSON IS WORKING OR MOVES TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION, THAT MARKET COULD GO DARK.

SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE EXPANDING THAT WITH THE HELP OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO A FILM READY COMMUNITY, AND IT'LL BE ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS, TIER ONE TO TIER FIVE BEING THE HIGHEST.

AS I'M SURE YOU'RE AWARE, FLAGSTAFF IS A TIER FIVE FILM READY COMMUNITY.

WE WILL BE EXPANDING THE STATEWIDE INFRASTRUCTURE, FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT BUSINESS, ALL WITH THE GOAL OF PUTTING THOSE COMPANIES, THOSE BUSINESSES AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO WORK.

AND THEN FINALLY WE WILL BE SUPPORTING PRODUCTIONS WITH FINDING LOCAL LOCATIONS, CREW, TALENT AND THOSE SERVICES.

PROGRAM TOOLS THAT WE HAVE ON OUR WEBSITE, WHICH IS GO FILL MACYS.COM WHICH IS ACTUALLY EASY.

COMMERCE DOT COM FORWARD SLASH FILM DASH DIGITAL MEDIA.

THAT'S A MOUTHFUL.

YOU'LL SEE A BANNER THAT SAYS FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA ABOVE IT OR THE NAV BAR IS THE COMMERCE AUTHORITY BELOW.

THOSE ARE THE ONES FOR THE FILM OFFICE.

WE HAVE, AS I'VE ALLUDED TO, THE ARIZONA PRODUCTION DIRECTORY.

WE HAVE A LOCATION DATABASE.

CURRENTLY, THERE'S OVER 13,000 ARIZONA LOCATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN CATEGORIZED BY TYPE.

I'M SURE YOU SAW SOME OF YOUR SNOW IN OUR VIDEO.

WE HAVE FILM OFFICES.

AND WHEN WE REOPENED IT, I BELIEVE THERE WERE SEVEN.

NOW THERE ARE 16.

SO WE HAVE ADDED OTHER JURISDICTIONS HAVING A BONA FIDE FILM OFFICE.

WE HAVE FILM RESOURCE COORDINATORS, AND NOW WE'RE EXPANDING THAT INTO FILM READY COMMUNITIES.

AND WE HAVE ONLINE RESOURCES, PRODUCTION, ESSENTIAL ESSENTIALS, PERMITTING PARTNERS.

AGAIN, I SAID WE DO NOT ISSUE PERMITS.

I DON'T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY, BUT WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH STATE PARKS ADOT THE TRIBAL COMMUNITIES, AS WE'VE ALLUDED TO, AND OBVIOUSLY THE LOCAL FILM OFFICES.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTACT US, I CAN BE REACHED AT MATTHEW JAY AT A-Z COMMERCE DOTCOM.

AND IF YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE, I'M ACTUALLY CRAZY ENOUGH TO HAVE MY PERSONAL CELL PHONE ON THE STATE'S WEBSITE.

I HAVE A BACKGROUND IN LINE PRODUCING AND SO WE TEND NOT TO EVER STOP WORKING.

MUCH TO MY DAUGHTER'S CHAGRIN.

AND RANDY RAMSEY, WARDEN AND RAMSEY W AT A-Z COMMERCE AND YOU CAN VISIT.

GO FILM A-Z DOT COM.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BRINGING ME OUT OF THE HEAT.

AND IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

THANK YOU. COUNSEL, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? DID YOU? YES. I'M JUST WONDERING, SINCE WE HAVE YOU HERE, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN TELL US OR WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT HB 2156.

THE BILL IS BASICALLY AND THIS IS ALL PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE.

THE BILL IS AN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL.

IT IS DESIGNED TO FOSTER INVESTMENTS IN BUILDING STUDIOS AND WHAT WE CALL QUALIFIED FACILITIES.

SO WHETHER THAT'S A POST HOUSE OR A PRODUCTION FACILITY, CURRENTLY WE'RE LOOKING AT OVER 10,000 SQUARE FEET BECAUSE SO MUCH PRODUCTION IS DONE ON LOCATION AND WE DID NOT WANT TO LOSE THAT MARKET.

THERE'S A $25 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR ON LOCATION SHOOTING.

THE CAVEAT IN THAT IS WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO USE A LOCAL, LOCAL POST HOUSE, SINCE RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE COMPANY THREE OR ANY OF THOSE MAGNITUDE, THE WORDS IF AVAILABLE OR ADDED TO THE BILL.

SO THERE IS THAT $25 MILLION PER YEAR SO THAT IF SOMEONE COMES HERE AND SHOOTS IN FLAGSTAFF, THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT SHARE OF THE MONEY.

THE OVERALL GOAL, THOUGH, IS TO BUILD OUR INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE'RE IN COMMERCE.

SO OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO SEE PERMANENT JOBS IN BRICK AND MORTAR.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THANK YOU, MATTHEW, FOR BEING UP HERE IN COOL, ARIZONA.

APPRECIATE IT. YOU'RE WELCOME.

WE'RE HERE EVERY TUESDAY, SO, YOU KNOW, ONCE A WEEK.

BUT I'LL SEE YOU SOON.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION AND YOUR WORK.

GREAT. GREAT TO BE WORKING WITH YOU AND HAVING YOU HERE TO PRESENT TO THE COUNCIL.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE LOCAL EMPHASIS YOU ARE SPEAKING TO IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT AND WHATNOT AND ALSO THE RELATION WITH THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

I BELIEVE THE NAVAJO NATION PARTICULARLY, BUT I THINK WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY TO EMBRACE AND FEATURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN ARIZONA.

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RIGHT. AND AND US GOING DOWN THIS PATH WITH YOU ALL.

I THINK THERE'S GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

SO I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT THAT'S ALREADY A TOPIC THAT'S FRONT OF MIND AND ONE THAT YOU'RE EMBRACING IT AS A VALUE.

MY MY QUESTION AND COMMENT AND IT'S MORE OF A COMMENT THAN A QUESTION.

BUT IF YOU DO HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS, MATTHEW, I'D LOVE TO HEAR IT, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE QUITE A JOLT OF ENERGY THAT THIS COULD BRING TO ANY COMMUNITY, THESE TYPES OF EFFORTS. AND I'M JUST WONDERING, YOU KNOW, I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK ABOUT OUR HOUSING IN FLAGSTAFF AND OUR LOCALS.

AND IS THERE IS THERE AN IMPACT TO HOUSING THAT YOU KNOW OF? OBVIOUSLY, THE NIGHT STAY THAT HOTELS COULD BE IN SHORT TERM RENTALS, I ASSUME.

WOULD THIS BRING AN ADDED STRAIN TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THAT ARE SEEKING HOUSING? DO YOU HAVE THAT PERSPECTIVE AT ALL? I ACTUALLY DO NOT.

I DON'T HAVE A BACKGROUND IN CITY PLANNING.

I CAN SEE IF THERE IS INFORMATION FROM OUR RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.

MY MY BELIEF IS THAT ESPECIALLY IN NORTHERN ARIZONA AND THE FLAGSTAFF AREA, WHICH I SEE AS AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE AND JUST I GREW UP IN CONNECTICUT, SO I FEEL VERY MUCH AT HOME.

HERE YOU HAVE FOUR SEASONS.

SO I WOULD THINK THAT THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM FOR GROWTH.

AND I WOULD HOPE THAT THAT OBVIOUSLY.

YOU KNOW, THAT WILL BE UP TO YOU ALL TO DECIDE WHERE THAT LINE IS DRAWN, WHERE THE GROWTH BECOMES TOO MUCH.

BUT I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND GROWTH WITHOUT STRAINING THE RESOURCES.

THAT'S MY HOPE. BUT THAT'S AN OPINION.

I DON'T HAVE ANY HARD EVIDENCE TO BACK THAT UP, BUT I WILL LOOK INTO THAT FOR YOU.

SO YOU KNOW, JUST A MESSAGE TO COUNCIL AS I CLOSE OUT, YOU KNOW, JUST JUST THINK ABOUT THAT THAT THIS MIGHT BRING A LOT MORE PEOPLE TO OUR COMMUNITY THAT ARE LOOKING TO STAY IN A SOMEWHAT TEMPORARY FASHION.

AND SO AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE PROJECTS THAT ARE INFILL AND THAT ARE MAYBE ABOVE DENSITY, KEEP KEEP THIS IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS THAT IF WE PURSUE THIS, IT MIGHT RESULT IN A HIGHER STRAIN ON HOUSING FOR OUR LOCALS.

MATTHEW, AGAIN, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU TO STAFF.

AND THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

I JUST WANT TO ADD A COUPLE OF COMMENTS ON THE HOUSING QUESTION.

MOST OF THE PRODUCTION REQUESTS I GET, IT'S UTILIZING TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND WE HAVE ON BOARD QUITE A NUMBER OF NEW HOTELIERS.

AND JESSICA YOUNG IN OUR DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF MEETINGS AND EVENTS COORDINATES THOSE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR BIDS AND BOOKINGS.

SO WHETHER IT'S THREE DAYS, TEN DAYS OR 20 DAYS, IT'S TYPICALLY, FROM MY EXPERIENCE, I'VE NOTICED THROUGH TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS, IF THAT HELPS WITH ANY OF YOUR QUESTION. THANK YOU.

AGAIN, I'M NOT SEEING ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS SO WE CAN MOVE RIGHT ALONG.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION.

VERY INFORMATIVE AND A LOT OF STUFF I WAS NOT AWARE OF.

SO MUCH APPRECIATED AND THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN FOR BRINGING THIS UP TO US.

WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, OUR POST WILDFIRE FLOODING UPDATE.

[8. Post-wildfire Flooding Update For information only. ]

AND GOT A WHOLE CREW BACK THERE.

AGAIN.

ALL RIGHT. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL SCOTT OVERTON, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR HERE AT THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, ALSO SERVED THIS PAST YEAR AS YOUR INCIDENT COMMANDER ON IMT FOR OUR WILDFIRE POST WILDFIRE FLOODING EVENTS.

TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A FAIR AMOUNT OF YOUR TIME.

WE DON'T NECESSARILY WANT TO APOLOGIZE BECAUSE IT'S REALLY GOOD INFORMATION, BUT WE ARE GOING TO SPEND A DECENT AMOUNT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT BOTH OF THE WATERSHEDS THAT ARE DIRECTLY IMPACTING THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, PRIMARILY THE MUSEUM, SPRUCE WASH AND THE PIPELINE WEST AFFECTS THAT.

RIGHT BEFORE YOU WENT TO RECESS, OF COURSE, WE HAD THE PIPELINE FIRE AND THEN YOU WERE QUICKLY BRIEFED ON THAT AS IT WAS WINDING DOWN AND THEN AS YOU WERE

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HEADING OUT TO RECESS, WE QUICKLY TRANSITIONED TO POST WILDFIRE FLOODING RESPONSE.

SO IT'S BEEN A BUSY YEAR WE ARE GOING TO COVER.

BOTH SIDES OF THE CITY EVENTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THE SUMMER ON ONE THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA UPDATE.

YOU WILL SEE IN BOTH CATEGORIES, YOU'RE GOING TO RECEIVE A SIMILAR UPDATE.

ONE WILL BE ON THE MONSOON SEASON TO DATE.

SOME OF OUR CAPITAL PROJECT WORK, SOME OF THE COSTS IN OUR FINANCE GROUP, AND THEN MORE COMMUNICATIONS WORK.

SO AGAIN, BOTH SIDES MUSEUM ON THE SPRUCE WASH AND PIPELINE WEST AREAS PIPELINE EAST WE KNOW IS ALSO A VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE WORKED WITH THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT AND THE COUNTY AND WE WILL BE RECEIVING A MUCH LARGER UPDATE FROM THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT THAT WILL ENCOMPASS ALL OF THESE BURN SCARS AND POST WILDFIRE FLOODING.

BUT THAT ONE WILL FOCUS A LOT MORE AS WELL ON THE PIPELINE EAST SIDE OF THE EVENT.

TONIGHT, JUST FOR SAKE OF TIME, WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE IMPACTED AREAS TO CITY RESIDENTS.

BUT AGAIN, IT'S NOT TO UNDERSCORE OR OVERLOOK PIPELINE EAST AND ALL OF THE EIGHT WATERSHEDS THAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH JUST OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT RIGHT AT THE ONSET HERE TONIGHT BEFORE YOU'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF THESE SLIDES, JUST TO INTRODUCE OUR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, WE TOOK THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM, CREATED AN INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, AND IT IS MADE UP OF INDIVIDUALS FROM ALMOST EVERY DIVISION OF THE CITY.

IF I COULD ASK THOSE OF YOU ONLINE TO TURN ON YOUR CAMERAS IF YOU'RE WITH US REMOTELY OR IF YOU'RE IN THE AUDIENCE OR WITH US FROM STAFF, IF YOU COULD JUST STAND FOR A MOMENT.

THESE FOLKS REALLY HAVE PUT IN.

A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME.

THEY'RE NOT ALL HERE.

THERE'S PROBABLY 25 TOTAL ON THE TEAM.

I PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK THEM AND THEN YOU SEE A NUMBER OF THEM ONLINE WITH US AS WELL.

JUST A TREMENDOUS EFFORT ON TOP OF THEIR EVERYDAY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY WITHIN THE CITY GOVERNMENT.

WE HAVE ASKED THEM TO SERVE IN A CAPACITY WITHIN THE IMT AND MOST ARE PRETTY DEMANDING.

THEY ARE REQUIRED TO KIND OF BE ON IMT CALL SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND THIS IS THEIR EIGHTH WEEK NOW WORKING THROUGH THE IMT PROCESS.

AND UNTIL FLOOD SEASON REALLY IS COMPLETED, WE WILL KEEP CALLING THEM BACK.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK AND WE APPRECIATE THOSE EFFORTS.

THANK YOU. AND BEYOND JUST THE SIMPLE STAFFING FOR OUR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, OUR COMMUNITY RESPONSE PARTNERS, I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH OR TALK TO YOU ENOUGH ABOUT SOME OF THE EFFORTS OF OUR ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, OUR CONTRACTORS, OUR VENDORS AND OUR VOLUNTEERS.

WE HAVE ASKED A LOT IN PARTICULAR OF OUR ON CALL CONTRACTORS AND OF OUR ENGINEERING COMMUNITY.

THEY MEET FREQUENTLY EACH WEEK AND WE ARE TASKING THEM WITH WHAT I CONSIDER ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES TO TRY TO PROVIDE US WITH GOOD MITIGATIONS.

AND THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB MODELING AND SHOWING US THINGS THAT WORK AND THINGS THAT DON'T WORK AND DESIGNING THINGS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

AND THEN WE'RE MOVING CONTRACTORS TO PROJECT WORK RIGHT BEHIND THEM.

SO JUST ANOTHER VERY LARGE THANK YOU TO OUR OUTSIDE CONSULTING WORK.

AND WE HAVE USED ALMOST EVERY SINGLE ONE FROM ACROSS THE COMMUNITY IN THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS AND VERY, VERY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND THEIR ABILITY TO BREAK DOWN VERY COMPLEX ISSUES WITH US SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND THEM ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY.

ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT GROUP WE HAD ESTABLISHED THIS YEAR WAS OUR POLICY GROUP AND OUR AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR.

AND I JUST WANTED TO QUICKLY POINT OUT AND THANK MAYOR DEASY AND VICE MAYOR SWEATT FOR REPRESENTING NOT ONLY THE COMMUNITY AND THE COUNCIL, BUT SHANNON ANDERSON, YOUR DEPUTY CITY MANAGER AND OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GROUP, STACEY.

SARAH REBECCA SAYERS, OUR DEPUTY.

LIKE MYSELF, IT WAS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO VISIT WITH YOU DAILY WHEN WE WERE REALLY IN HEAVY RESPONSE, AND THEN WE BACKED THOSE MEETINGS OFF A LITTLE BIT, BUT VERY IMPORTANT GROUP TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE'RE HEARING FROM WHAT YOU'RE HEARING FROM IN THE COMMUNITY, FROM CONSTITUENTS, AND THEN WE'RE HOPEFULLY TRANSLATING THAT BACK TO THE IMT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT EXTRA DEVOTED TIME THIS YEAR.

I KNOW IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT, BUT CLEARLY IT'S WORTH IT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH.

SO I WON'T GO THROUGH THIS IN DETAIL.

IT'S A FAIRLY SMALL SLIDE ON THE SCREEN, BUT I DID WANT TO GO THROUGH AND JUST DEMONSTRATE IT'S IN YOUR PACKET, THE PLANNING.

P SO THIS IS A P AS IN THE LETTER P FROM THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE AND THIS P IS GENERALLY THE STEPS WE GO THROUGH.

SO IF WE START AT THE VERY BOTTOM, THE INCIDENT IN THE EVENT, NO MATTER WHAT THE INCIDENT FOR US, IT COULD BE A TRAIN DERAILMENT, IT COULD BE A FOREST FIRE, IT COULD BE A FLOOD.

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IN THIS CASE, THIS IS THE SAME PROCESS.

AND WE GO THROUGH THIS CYCLE EVERY DAY.

SO YOU WILL SEE THESE SERIES OF MEETINGS AND ALL OF THESE SERIES EVERY DAY WHEN WE'RE IN RESPONSE.

AND IT REALLY GIVES YOU A GOOD PICTURE OR A SNAPSHOT OR VISUAL OF WHAT THE IMT WORK DOES.

AND FOR MANY PEOPLE, THEY MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT EVERY SINGLE ELEMENT OF THE P DOES, BUT GENERALLY, IF THEY CAN PERFORM THE JOB AND THE TASK WITHIN THEIR ROLE, WHEN IT ALL GETS TO THE VERY END, EVERYONE'S PRETTY PLEASED WITH THE END RESULT AND WE HAVE A QUALITY ACTION PLAN THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT EACH DAY THROUGHOUT AN EVENT.

SO VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE PUZZLE FOR US AND WE'VE REALLY EMBRACED IT THIS LAST SUMMER, EVEN WITHOUT KNOWING IT TO A DEGREE.

SO NOW I WANT TO GIVE YOU A VERY BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE TERRAIN THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT.

AND AGAIN, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE MOST CLOSE TO THIS, THIS MAY BE A LITTLE BIT OF A REVIEW, BUT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHY WE HAVE THE DYNAMICS AT PLAY. WE REALLY HAVE FOUR FIRES THAT WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS, NOT SO MUCH TONIGHT, THE 2010 SCHULTZ FIRE, WHICH OF COURSE, WAS 12 YEARS AGO, BUT KIND OF THE SAME FOOTPRINT AS THIS YEAR'S PIPELINE FIRE IN 2022, EARLY SEASON, WE HAD THE TUNNEL FIRE OUT ON THE EAST SIDE, 2019, THE MUSEUM FIRE AND OF COURSE, 2022, THE PIPELINE FIRE ON TOP OF SCHULTZ AND TUNNEL AND THE LIGHT TEAL OR BLUE ARROWS ARE GENERALLY WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS KIND OF THE FLOW PATH.

THE PURPLE OR DARK BLUE LINE IS THE WATERSHED.

SO I'M KIND OF HOVERING THIS MOUSE HERE OVER THE 180 CORRIDOR.

THESE ARE THE RESERVOIR PLANTS OFF OF SCHULTZ PASS ROAD.

THIS WATERSHED HERE IS THE SCHULTZ CREEK WATERSHED.

SO EVERYTHING WITHIN THIS PURPLE OR BLUE BOUNDARY DRAINS TO THIS TEAL LINE AND THEN GENERALLY FINDS ITS PATH DOWN THROUGH SCHULTZ CREEK BEHIND THE RESERVOIR PLANT, AND ENTERS RIGHT AROUND THE STATION AT STATION FIVE, FIRE STATION FIVE, AND THEN CROSSES 180 IN THE UNDERGROUND SYSTEM AND THEN ABOVE THE ROADWAY ON A LARGER EVENT WHEN IT IS OVERWHELMED RIGHT DOWN INTO THE NORTHWOODS APARTMENTS, SAVANNAH STREET, AND THEN DOWN INTO NORTH COCONINO ESTATES BEFORE MAJORITY OF THE WATER FINDS ITS WAY TO THE RIO DE FLAG MAIN CHANNEL, WHICH IS RIGHT AROUND HERE.

SO THIS PORTION RIGHT HERE IS THE PORTION WE'RE CONCERNED WITH.

THIS IS THE BURN SCAR FROM THE PIPELINE SCAR THAT IS WITHIN THE SCHULTZ CREEK WATERSHED.

THIS ONE, TO A LESSER DEGREE, JUST TO THE LEFT, IS A SECOND WATERSHED THAT ENTERS CHESHIRE MAGDALENA.

AND IT COMES DOWN IN THROUGH AND CATCHES THE MAIN CHANNEL AGAIN.

MUSEUM WE WERE ALL FAMILIAR WITH IN 2019.

IT'S THIS ORANGISH YELLOW LINE.

2000 ACRE BURN SCAR AND THE DRY LAKE HILLS.

AND IT ALL ENTERS THE CITY VIA THE SPRUCE WASH.

RIGHT AT THE TOP OF PARADISE, DOWN GRANDVIEW AND THROUGH THE SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO GOOD OVERVIEW HERE.

AND THEN ALL OF THESE WATERSHEDS OVER HERE, ALL EIGHT OF THEM, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT TANK AND EVERYTHING TO THE NORTH, ALL DRAIN TOWARDS THE EAST, PRIMARILY EVERYTHING FROM SILVER SADDLE ROAD TO THE NORTH AT THE SUMMIT.

BUT OF COURSE, WE ARE NOT GOING TO COVER GROUND ON THESE THIS EVENING.

TONIGHT'S FOCUS MUSEUM AND SCHULTZ CREEK SPRUCE OR EXCUSE ME SCHULTZ CREEK ON THE PIPELINE WEST SIDE.

WE'RE GOING TO START THIS EVENING WITH THE MUSEUM.

TOWARDS THE END, WE WILL TAKE QUESTIONS.

SO PLEASE, IF YOU COULD JOT THOSE DOWN, YOU'LL SEE A KIND OF A RHYTHM HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH MUSEUM, VERY SIMILAR SLIDE SET FOR PIPELINE WEST AND THEN EVERYONE WILL STICK AROUND.

WE'LL HAVE LOTS OF TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND THEN I'M SURE YOU MAY HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT AS WELL.

SO. I GET THE FIRST SLIDE.

ONE THING WE WANT TO POINT OUT WITH MUSEUMS. SO NOW WE'RE TALKING MUSEUM ONLY 2022 MONSOON SEASON.

THIS WAS REALLY KIND OF A TELLING GRAPH.

AND WE WANT TO REMIND ALL IN THE COMMUNITY THAT THE MUSEUM SPRUCE WASH IS STILL A SIGNIFICANT THREAT.

WE HAVE COMPLETED SOME WORK ON FOREST AND TO THE COUNTY PORTIONS OF THIS WASH JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND ONE PROJECT VERY CLOSE TO CITY LIMITS AT THE TOP OF PARADISE.

WE'VE ALSO SEEN SOME IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE SYSTEM THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS EVENING.

BUT THIS TO ME WAS A REALLY TELLING GRAPH AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT DATED.

WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF SMALL EVENTS SINCE THEN, BUT THE ENGINEERS PUT TOGETHER THIS SIMPLE GRAPH, AND IF YOU TOOK A LOOK AT 2021, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE HAVE THIS BROKEN

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DOWN BY DATE OF INCIDENTS.

WE HAD FIVE INCIDENTS LAST SUMMER.

AND IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT AUGUST 17TH, OUR LARGEST FLOW DATE, YOU'LL SEE A TOTAL OF 3.35 INCHES IN THE SPRUCE AVENUE WASH. WITH A VERY LARGE EVENT ON ONE OF THE RAIN GAUGES AT THREE INCHES.

BUT CLEARLY, YOU SAW A LARGE EVENT LAST AUGUST AND THEN WE SAW SOME VERY SIMILAR EVENTS IN 21 THAT OVERWHELMED THE SYSTEM.

BUT IF YOU FAST FORWARD TO THIS YEAR, WE'VE HAD THREE EVENTS ON THE MUSEUM BURN SCAR WITH NO OVERTOPPING AND WE'VE NOT EXCEEDED THE CAPACITY OF THE CHANNELS.

AND EVERYONE'S KIND OF SPECULATING, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? DOES IT MEAN IT'S BEEN FIXED? WELL, THE ANSWER IS WE'VE DONE SOME IMPROVEMENTS AND THEY'RE MEANINGFUL AND THEY'RE DOING GOOD WORK.

BUT NO ONE IS REAL COMFORTABLE SAYING IT'S COMPLETELY HEALED OR IT'S COMPLETELY READY TO MOVE ON.

WE JUST HAVE NOT SEEN THE SAME TYPE OF RAINFALL THAT WE SAW IN 21, IN 22.

SO UNTIL WE SEE A REAL TEST ON THE MUSEUM SCAR, MAJORITY OF THE MODELS ARE STILL SHOWING A VERY, VERY SIMILAR LIKELIHOOD.

SHOULD WE GET THE RAIN EVENT ON THE SCAR? IT JUST REALLY DEMONSTRATES FOR WHATEVER REASON, THESE STORMS HAVE MOVED TO THE WEST AND TO THE EAST AND HAVEN'T DONE A REAL GOOD JOB OF FALLING ON THIS LOCATION.

GREAT NEWS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THAT PATH.

BUT I WANT TO CAUTION THAT WE REALLY KEEP THAT IN MIND THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE SAME TYPE OF RAIN EVENTS THAT WE SAW LAST SEASON.

WE HAVE SEEN THOSE ON THE PIPELINE EAST SIDE, HOWEVER.

ALL RIGHT, CHRISTINE CAMERON, I'M ASSUMING YOU'RE ONLINE.

THIS ONE'S YOURS AND I WILL BE BACK.

BUT A NUMBER OF FOLKS BEFORE ME.

HEY. THANK YOU, SCOTT.

HELLO. MAYOR AND COUNCIL CHRISTINE CAMERON, PROJECT MANAGER WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

SO THE DRAINAGE PORTION OF THE THE DORSETT PROJECT WAS COMPLETED IN EARLY JULY, RIGHT BEFORE MONSOONS.

A BIG, HUGE THANK YOU GOES OUT TO THE PROJECT TEAM, INCLUDING TIFFANY CONSTRUCTION CWI, WHO'S OUR ENGINEER OF RECORD ON THE PROJECT, THE MUSEUM FLOOD ENGINEERING FEASIBILITY TEAM STAFF, OF COURSE, AND THEN STAFF FROM THE CITY INCLUDING STORMWATER PUBLIC WORKS AND AND PROCUREMENT. JUST A HUGE LIFT.

A LOT OF WORK VERY QUICKLY DONE AND VERY WELL DONE.

SO THANK YOU. THE NORTH AVENUE SURFACE IMPROVEMENTS WERE FINISHED UP OVER JULY IN AUGUST.

SO DOOR WAS OPENED UP TO TRAFFIC A FEW WEEKS AGO ON THE 19TH OF AUGUST.

AND WE'RE STILL TYING UP A COUPLE OF LOOSE ENDS, INCLUDING SOME FENCING AND SOME MINOR IMPROVEMENTS.

JUST GETTING THAT CONTRACT WRAPPED UP OUT THERE AND THE REAL ESTATE GROUP IS WORKING TO FINALIZE THE EASEMENT PROCUREMENT.

SO THAT IS STILL OUTSTANDING AND IN THE WORKS.

IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK ON THIS PROJECT.

I'VE HEARD FIRSTHAND FROM MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF HOW THANKFUL THEY ARE THAT THESE IMPROVEMENTS WENT IN.

SO I WILL EXTEND THAT TO THE GROUP AND TO COUNCIL.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

BACK TO YOU, SCOTT. GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR COUNCIL ADAM MEALY, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I'M BACK AGAIN TODAY.

I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE KILL OF DETENTION BASINS.

I BELIEVE YOU'RE ALL AWARE THAT THIS WAS A ENDEAVOR THAT WE PARTNERED WITH, USED TO GO AHEAD AND BRING THESE BASINS ON ONLINE WHILE THEY WERE CONSTRUCTING THE NEW CLUB PROJECT.

THE PROJECT, AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE AWARE, IS STILL ONGOING AS FAR AS THE BASINS ARE CONCERNED.

THEY DID HAVE THE RIBBON CUTTING ON AUGUST 9TH, WHICH WAS FANTASTIC.

AND FOR ANYBODY WITH USD THAT IS WATCHING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

REAL QUICK. THE PARTICULAR BASINS ARE NEAR COMPLETE.

ON JULY 31ST, WE DID HAVE A PRETTY GOOD SIZED EVENT IN TOWN AND AT WHICH TIME THE BASINS DID RECEIVE WATER FROM. THE ADJOINING PARK, PONDEROSA PARK.

SO WE DID GET SOME WATER IN THERE.

WE DO HAVE A PROOF OF CONCEPT.

THEY ARE WORKING. THEY ARE FUNCTIONING.

WHAT WE HAVE REMAINING IS TO PUT IN SOME RIP WRAP AND SOME FINAL GRADING.

BUT IT'S NEAR COMPLETE AND.

IT'S IT'S A GREAT PROJECT.

DURING THAT EVENT ON THE 31ST OF JULY.

I DID HAVE SEVERAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS COME OVER AND THEY WERE VERY, VERY THANKFUL FOR IT BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT THAT WOULD PROBABLY END UP IN THE STREETS OR ADJACENT TO THEIR SANDBAGS HAD THAT NOT BEEN THERE.

SO NEAR COMPLETE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A CHANGE TO COME IN TO SOME MORE SLIDES.

I'M JUST GOING TO KEEP UP THIS.

IT'S A STEADY STREAM OF FOLKS.

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GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

ED SCHENK, STORMWATER MANAGER.

I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE ON FOREST WORK.

THIS IS WORK THAT THE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT IS DOING WITH BOTH THE FOREST SERVICE AS WELL AS AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE.

THEY HAVE A SERIES OF ALLUVIAL FAN RESTORATIONS UPSTREAM OF THE CITY.

THREE OF THEM HAVE GONE IN TO DATE.

ONE IS ON THE WEST TRIBUTARY.

ONE IS ON A PRIVATE PARCEL IN MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES AND ONE IS AT THE END OF PARADISE.

THERE'S A FOURTH ONE THAT'S GOING ON THIS FALL.

THEY'RE JUST WAITING FOR THE I BELIEVE IT'S MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE NESTING PERIOD TO GO THROUGH.

SO THESE TWO PICTURES HERE ARE FROM A RAIN EVENT ON AUGUST 7TH.

YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE FLOW GOING THROUGH THOSE ALLUVIAL FAN RESTORATIONS.

THE PURPOSE OF THESE PROJECTS IS REALLY TO ALLOW THE WATER TO SPREAD OUT AND DROP OUT SEDIMENT AND DEBRIS A LITTLE LESS SO TO ACTUALLY DETAIN WATER. SO IT'S NOT ACTUALLY MEANT TO SLOW THE WATER SUBSTANTIALLY.

IT'S MOSTLY THERE TO CLEAN IT UP AS IT MOVES FORWARD SO THAT THE STORM WATER SYSTEM IS NOT OVERWHELMED WITH SEDIMENT OR DEBRIS.

AS SCOTT MENTIONED, WE HAVEN'T REALLY HAD A TRUE TEST OF THIS SYSTEM JUST DUE TO THE LACK OF OF LARGE STORM EVENTS ON THE MUSEUM BURN SCAR, WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS A GOOD THING FOR GRANDVIEW AND SUNNYSIDE JUST IMMEDIATELY DOWNSTREAM OF THAT PARADISE FAN.

THE LOWER MOST FAN IS THE PARKWAY SEDIMENT BASINS.

THIS IS ANOTHER PROJECT OF THE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT THROUGH NARCISSE.

AND OBVIOUSLY WITH CITY SUPPORT ON A CITY PARCEL, THIS PROJECT A 60% DESIGN AT THE MOMENT.

AND IT'S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE OVERALL SYSTEM BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US TO DROP OUT THAT FINAL AMOUNT OF SEDIMENT THAT'S COMING THROUGH THE FOREST SYSTEM BEFORE WE GET TO OUR STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

THE NRC HAS HAD HAD TIME EXTENSION REQUESTED BY THE COUNTY AND AS I MENTIONED, THAT PROJECT IS NOW ENTIRELY DESIGNED ON THE CITY OWNED PARCEL.

THERE'S NO BLEED OVER INTO THE PRIVATE PARCELS THAT ARE ADJACENT.

WE'RE WORKING ON UTILITY RELOCATIONS RIGHT NOW.

THE DESIGN FOR THAT AND SURVEY WORK EXPECT MAJOR EXCAVATION EARLY SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

WE HAVE ACCESS. WE HAVE IDENTIFIED TRAIL ACCESS THAT WOULD GO THROUGH THIS PARCEL AND WILL BE INCORPORATED, BUT IT'S NOT ELIGIBLE WITH THE NRC FUNDS, SO WE'LL HAVE TO FIND CITY FUNDING FOR THAT.

THIS IS A MAJOR LANDSCAPE CHANGE.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH NEIGHBORS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN TERMS OF COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH.

JUST A QUICK SHOW OF THE DESIGN.

IT STANDS NOW. THIS IS THREE BASINS JUST UPSTREAM OF PARKWAY.

SO IN BETWEEN LINDA VISTA AND THE TOP OF PARADISE.

SO EACH OF THESE BASINS ARE IN LINE WITH SPRUCE WASH AND EACH ONE WILL CLEAN THAT WATER AS IT GOES THROUGH.

SO IT WILL DROP OUT SEDIMENT AND DEBRIS.

AND THE HOPE IS BY THE TIME YOU MOVE THROUGH THE LAST BASIN AND GO TOWARDS THAT CULVERT, LINDA VISTA, YOU'LL HAVE FAIRLY CLEAN WATER THAT CAN MOVE THROUGH OUR STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND DOWN TO THE RIO TO FLAG.

ALL RIGHT. AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO MOVE ON TO JULIE LEE.

REAL QUESTION. REAL QUICK, I GOT A QUICK QUESTION.

SO ARE THOSE PARKWAY PROJECTS? ARE THEY DESIGNED SUCH THAT THE SEDIMENT DROPS OUT AND THEN WE GO IN AND REMOVE THAT SEDIMENT TO PREPARE US FOR THE NEXT STORM? YES, UNFORTUNATELY, ONE OF THE DOWNSIDES OF DETENTION BASINS OR SEDIMENT BASINS IS THAT THEY DO REQUIRE MAINTENANCE SO THAT IT WILL BE ONE OF THE CHANGES THAT WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE ON AS A NEW LEVEL OF SERVICE WILL BE MAINTAINING THESE BASINS BOTH ON THIS SIDE OF THE MUSEUM SIDE AND THE ONES WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT SHORTLY ON THE PIPELINE WEST SIDE.

THANK YOU. WELCOME BACK, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

GOOD TO SEE YOU. ALL RIGHT.

IT'S BEEN I WAS REFLECTING TODAY.

IT'S BEEN ALMOST EXACTLY A YEAR SINCE WE HAD THE ENGINEERING SUMMIT.

THIS WAS THE STATEWIDE.

WE INVITED ENGINEERS, RESEARCHERS, ECOLOGISTS.

WE HAD MEMBERS OF FOREST SERVICE, USGS, MANY LOCAL CONSULTANTS, EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD.

WE ALL GOT TOGETHER ABOUT A YEAR AGO TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO MITIGATE MUSEUM FLOODING, MUSEUM POST, WILDFIRE FLOODING.

AND SO HERE WE ARE TODAY.

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED IN A YEAR.

AS YOU MAY RECALL, PHASE ONE OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY WAS TAKING THOSE IDEAS FROM THAT ENGINEERING SUMMIT AND BOILING THEM DOWN INTO ONES THAT WE THINK THESE COULD STICK, THESE COULD WORK.

AND ONE OF THOSE THAT WE BROUGHT FORWARD TO YOU WAS CONVEYANCE OF SPRUCE WASH.

HOW CAN WE MAXIMIZE THE CAPACITY OF SPRUCE WASH? AND SO THIS WAS A CONCRETE BOX CULVERT FROM LINDA VISTA ALL THE WAY TO ROUTE 66, WHICH IS A CONSIDERABLE PROJECT.

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ABOUT THE TIME THAT WAS BEING EVALUATED AND WRAPPING UP, YOU HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY, PRESENTED THIS PARTNERSHIP WITH US FOR THE KILL OF DETENTION BASINS.

SO WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH PHASE TWO OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY IS SAYING LET'S REALIZE THE POTENTIAL OF THOSE DETENTION BASINS AND WORK OUR WAY UPSTREAM OF THAT, CONVEY WATER TO THOSE BASINS, WORK OUR WAY UPSTREAM AND LOOK AT WHAT IMPROVEMENTS WE CAN DO UPSTREAM TO LESSEN THE PAIN, AS LUCINDA SAYS, OFTEN LESSEN THE PAIN TO THE FOLKS IN THE GRANDVIEW AND SUNNYSIDE AREA.

SO PHASE TWO WILL START.

I'M NOT GOING TO GO IN ORDER OF THE BULLETS.

I'M GOING TO START AT THE DOWNSTREAM AND I'M GOING TO START AT THE KILL UP REGIONAL DETENTION BASIN.

SO IMMEDIATELY UPSTREAM OF KILL UP REGIONAL DETENTION BASIN, WE'RE LOOKING AT IMPROVEMENTS AT THE ARROYO SECO INLET.

ARROYO SECO IS RIGHT NOW IT'S A TEMPORARY CONCRETE BLOCKING AND TEMPORARY RAILING AND SANDBAG STACKS AND LOOKING TO HAVE A PERMANENT INLET, A PERMANENT INLET THAT ALSO REDIRECTS SOME OF THAT STORMWATER, A MEASURED AMOUNT OF THAT THAT RUNOFF, I SHOULD SAY, TO THE REGIONAL DETENTION BASINS FROM THAT POINT UPSTREAM, IT'S TYING INTO THE DOOR THE IMPROVEMENTS, THE THE CROSSING THAT CHRISTINE DELIVERED THIS SUMMER AND THE CITY TEAM WITH TIFFANY AND THAT THAT WILL LIKELY BE OPEN CHANNEL WITH WITH PIPING UNDERNEATH FROM THAT POINT UP IT'S THEN SO FORTH IS GOOD. AND THEN LOOKING AT THE SECTION BETWEEN DORSA AND CEDAR, WHICH WOULD LIKELY BE THE SECTION OF BOX CULVERT, SIMILAR TO WHAT WE LOOKED AT FOR PHASE ONE FEASIBILITY. SO NEW BOX STRUCTURE AND CROSSING AT CEDAR.

NOW UPSTREAM OF OF CEDAR, WE'RE LOOKING AT IMPROVEMENTS ON GRAND VIEW DRIVE.

SO RIGHT NOW GRAND VIEW HAS ROLLED CURB WHICH DOESN'T HAVE IT'S NOT THAT HIGH IT'S YOU JUST DON'T GET A LOT OF CAPACITY IN THAT CURB.

AND THEN THE ROADWAY IS CROWNED AND IT'S BEEN OVERLAID MANY TIMES.

SO THERE'S JUST NOT A LOT OF SPACE FOR WATER TO RUN DOWN GRAND VIEW LIKE IT DOES PERHAPS ON SOME OF OUR OTHER CITY STREETS.

SO THE PROPOSAL ON GRAND VIEW, THE THE IDEA HERE IN THAT WE'VE DONE SOME PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING FOR AND SOME MODELING IS TO INSTALL VERTICAL CURB AND TO INVERT THE CROWN OF THE ROAD.

SO ROADWAYS ARE TYPICALLY CROWN LIKE THIS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT DOING THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY BEING THE LOW POINT WITH CURB.

AND WHAT THAT DOES IS THAT BRINGS THE WATER THAT WOULD NORMALLY FLOW IN THE FRONT YARDS AND MORE OF IT CAN FLOW WITHIN THE ROADWAY PRISM.

TO DO THAT, WE NEED TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF SEWER LINE WORK TO LOWER THE SEWER LINE AND UPGRADE IT, BUT THAT'S OUTDATED.

SO IT'S A GOOD, GOOD TIME TO DO THAT ANYWAY, OR IT'S THE END OF ITS LIFE.

AND THEN WE ALSO NEED TO HAVE CATCH BASIN CONNECTION AT THE VERY DOWNSTREAM END TO MAKE SURE IT GETS BACK TO CEDAR, BECAUSE WE CERTAINLY WOULDN'T WANT TO CREATE A CHUTE THAT THEN GOES OUT TO MAIN STREET AND HAS SOME UNPLEASANT IMPACTS DOWNSTREAM.

SO ANOTHER PART IS, OF COURSE, THE THE THE UPGRADED CROSSING AT LINDA VISTA AT SPRUCE WASH.

AND THIS IS THIS WOULD BE A NEW BOX INTO A CHANNEL.

YOU'D HAVE CHANNEL IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN THERE AS WELL.

BUT WHAT WE FOUND, THE CITY HAS A PARCEL IMMEDIATELY WEST OF THE CEDAR SAFEWAY, WE'RE CALLING IT THE WEDGE, AND THAT'S WHERE THE RED STAR IS ON THE SCREEN THERE.

SO THE WEDGE HAS POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER REGIONAL DETENTION BASIN LIKE KILL UP WITH MORE VOLUME THAN KILL IT.

SO GREATER VOLUME POTENTIAL THERE.

THE TREES WOULD NEED TO BE REMOVED.

IT'S A SIGNIFICANT EARTHWORK PROJECT, BUT THIS IS DOABLE AND SO THERE WOULD BE STORMWATER CONVEYANCE TO THAT DETENTION BASIN.

SO JUST ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR REDUCING THE IMPACTS DOWNSTREAM.

AND THEN WE CAN USE THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT'S IN CEDAR ALREADY THERE TO GET IT BACK INTO SPRUCE WASH.

SO THAT'S THE BUNDLE OF PROJECTS FOR FEASIBILITY PHASE TWO.

AND WE'VE MADE GREAT PROGRESS EVEN WHILE WORKING A LOT OF HOURS ON PIPELINE FIRE AS WELL.

WE HAVE NOT LOST SIGHT ON THE NEEDS FOR MUSEUM AND WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO GO TO VOTERS TO ASK FOR IN NOVEMBER.

PART OF OUR WORK, WE PARTNERED WITH JEFF FULLER.

SO THIS IS JOE LOVERIDGE AND I KNOW I THINK YOU ALL KNOW JOE.

SO JOE HAS BEEN DOING OUR HYDRO, OUR H AND H HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC MODELING FOR US.

SO I SHOULD HAVE HYDROLOGIC IN THERE AS WELL BECAUSE IT'S IT'S COMBINED.

SO WHAT WE'VE ASKED JOE TO DO IS TAKE THE MODELING THAT HE'S ALREADY DONE, TAKE THAT TWO INCH 45 MINUTE STORM FOR SPRUCE WASH.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE PLUG IN THESE PROJECTS? WHAT BENEFIT DO WE SEE WHEN WE PLUG IN THESE PROJECTS? AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW.

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I'VE SEEN SOME PRELIMINARY RESULTS.

IT'S EXCITING, IT'S GREAT.

I THINK WILL BE WONDERFUL TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY WHEN THOSE RESULTS ARE FINALIZED.

SO IT SHOWS THE BENEFIT AND IT ALSO HELPS US WITH THE SEQUENCING FOR CAPITAL PROGRAM.

WE'RE SETTING YOU UP FOR A CAPITAL PROGRAM AND THE SEQUENCING WILL BE CRITICAL.

YOU KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE, THE LINDA VISTA CROSSING MIGHT BE LAST.

GRANDVIEW AND CEDAR MIGHT NEED TO COME TOGETHER.

SO UNDERSTANDING THAT SEQUENCING FOR FOR HOW IT WILL BE FUNDED AND THEN WHAT'S COMING TO YOU SOON IS POLICY DISCUSSION.

AND THIS IS POLICY DISCUSSION ABOUT NO ADVERSE IMPACTS.

YOU'VE HEARD US TALK ABOUT THIS BEFORE.

WE'VE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS, AND THAT'S ACCEPTABLE.

IT'S NOT THAT THERE'S NO CHANGE IN WHAT FLOOD DEPTHS MIGHT BE THERE.

OBVIOUSLY, THERE WILL BE CHANGE.

YOU PUT IN THESE IMPROVEMENTS, IT REDUCES IT.

IT CHANGES THINGS.

ARE THOSE IMPACTS.

WHAT LEVELS OF ACCEPTABLE ARE THOSE IMPACTS? AND SO WE'RE SETTING YOU UP FOR THAT COCONINO COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT.

THEY HAVE OR THE COUNTY HAS POLICY ABOUT NO ADVERSE IMPACTS AND WHAT CONSTITUTES ACCEPTABLE CHANGES OR ACCEPTABLE IMPACTS DOWNSTREAM.

WE ARE LOOKING TO FOLLOW SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR AND BRING FORWARD TO YOU FOR DISCUSSION SIMILAR BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE CONSISTENCY IN HOW WE LOOK AT THESE WATERSHEDS MUSEUM PIPELINE, BOTH COME THROUGH COUNTY INTO CITY PROPERTIES.

SO IT'S GOOD FOR THAT CONSISTENCY, BUT WE MIGHT NEED TO MAKE SOME MODIFICATIONS FOR CITY, SO THAT'S GOING TO WORK ITS WAY THROUGH TO YOU AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE FOR YOU.

I'M OPEN TO QUESTIONS.

I KNOW SCOTT SAID AT THE END, BUT HAPPY TO ANSWER IF THERE'S SOMETHING PRESSING NOW OTHERWISE.

BACK TO SCOTT. I THINK WE'RE GOOD TO GO BACK TO SCOTT.

THANK YOU, JULIE. THANKS, JULIE.

IN FACT, THAT REALLY HIGHLIGHTS THE GOOD WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN MUSEUM.

AND WE'VE JUST HAD A GOOD BREAK FROM MOTHER NATURE AND GREAT WORK BY THE ENGINEERS, THE CONTRACTORS AND JUST EVERYONE ASSOCIATED.

AND WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THIS AREA.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO EDUCATE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE BOND QUESTION COMING UP.

AND A LOT OF THIS FEASIBILITY PHASE TO WORK WILL HELP US TELL THAT STORY SO VOTERS CAN MAKE A DECISION COME NOVEMBER.

THE NEXT TOPIC IS PIPELINE WEST.

I AM HAPPY TO TAKE ANY MUSEUM QUESTIONS OR IF WE'RE STILL GOOD HOLDING THOSE UNTIL WE GET TO THE END.

BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO TOTALLY GET YOU OFF TRACK IF YOU DID HAVE A SPECIFIC MUSEUM QUESTION.

YEAH. IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC MUSEUM QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? I'M NOT SEEING ANY. ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GOOD TO GO. IF ONE COMES UP, WE CAN COME BACK TO IT.

SO LET'S TALK PIPELINE WEST.

IF WE GO BACK TO THAT ORIGINAL MAP, NOW, WE'RE CLEAR ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE WATERSHEDS THAT'LL DRAIN FROM 180 INTO COCONINO ESTATES, RIO MAIN. THIS IMAGE IS A PRETTY GOOD IMAGE THAT WAS TAKEN BY A HELICOPTER THIS LAST SUMMER JUST AFTER THE FIRE.

BUT WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS IMAGE IS YOU CAN SEE THE 420 SHULTZ PASS ROAD RUNS RIGHT THROUGH HERE.

AND THEN JUST TO THE NORTH OF THERE, YOU CAN SEE ALMOST DEFINED PERFECTLY THE BURN OUTLINE AND THE SEVERITY.

THIS IS THAT LITTLE WEDGE OR TRAPEZOID THAT WE SHOWED ON THE ORIGINAL MAP IN THE FRONT OF THIS PRESENTATION AS IT ALL DRAINS DOWN INTO THESE VARIOUS TRIBUTARIES INTO SCHULTZ CREEK.

BUT I THINK IT'S A NICE SLIDE PRESENTATION OF JUST A FAIRLY INTENSE PORTION OF BURN AND THE EARLY ONSET OF THAT FIRST DAY OF FIRE.

AND THIS SLIDE, WHILE IT'S A LITTLE BIT CONFUSING AND BUSY ON THE BIG SCREEN, IT'S IN YOUR PACKET.

AND I THINK FOR THE GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION, IF WE COME BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PORTION OF FIRE THAT STARTED, HERE'S WHERE THE FIRE BEGAN ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE IN THE LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER AS IT BEGAN TO BURN AND SPREAD WIDER AND WIDER.

THIS SECTION RIGHT HERE IS THE SCHULTZ CREEK SECTION.

OH, MAN, I DID IT NOW.

YOU CAN'T CLICK THE BUTTON RIGHT HERE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRE.

THAT'S THE CHIMNEY.

SO THIS GRAPH, 34% OF THE CHIMNEY WATERSHED WAS BURNED.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, PRETTY LOW NUMBERS FOR HIGH LOT OF MODERATE LOW NO FIRE.

SO NO FIRE ON 66% OF THAT WATERSHED.

SAME WITH SCHULTZ CREEK.

YOU'VE SEEN PHYSICALLY WITH YOUR EYES WHAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING IN SCHULTZ CREEK.

IT'S ONLY ABOUT A THIRD OF THAT WATERSHED THAT IS DAMAGED OR IN PERIL.

BUT THERE ARE SOME HIGH AND MODERATE BURN SEVERITIES.

SO THIS MAP THAT CAME OUT HELPED US UNDERSTAND AND THE MODELING FOLKS UNDERSTAND THESE BRIGHT REDS ARE BAD.

AND THE BRIGHT GREENS ARE A LITTLE BIT BETTER, BUT THIS WAS WHERE IT CAME UP.

SCHULTZ PEAK THIS WAS THAT MONDAY THAT REALLY BURNED AGGRESSIVELY.

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AND I THINK IT DEMONSTRATES SOME OF THE EFFORTS OF FOREST HEALTH.

AND YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER PRESENTATION COMING SOON ABOUT WATERSHEDS AND FOREST HEALTH AND FOREST PREVENTION WORK, AND OUR FOREST FOLKS WILL COME IN AND SPEAK TO THAT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT. BUT FOR US, REALLY A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO A WATERSHED AND STILL A FAIRLY SMALL PERCENTAGE COMPARATIVELY TO. THE ACTUAL WATERSHED QUANTITY OR TOTAL.

AND THEN THIS ALSO SHOWS PRETTY DRAMATICALLY ALL OF THE EIGHT WATERSHEDS THAT THE COUNTY AND THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT ARE DEALING WITH ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN.

ALL RELATED, BUT THESE ALL FLOW TO THE EAST AND THIS IS DONEE PARK TIMBER LINE FERNWOOD.

AND THESE POOR, POOR RESIDENTS HAVE NOT CAUGHT A BREAK AT ALL THIS YEAR.

IT'S BEEN BRUTAL. SO THIS NEXT SLIDE, WE'RE GOING TO SWITCH.

YOU HAVE NOT HEARD A LOT ABOUT RESPONSE.

YOU WERE ALL ON RECESS.

WE DID HAVE A NUMBER OF EVENTS THROUGH HERE.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO AMY HAGEN AND PATRICK O'CONNOR, AND THEY'RE GOING TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT OCCURS WHEN WE DO HAVE FLOOD ACTIVITY ON SCHULTZ CREEK.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR COUNCIL.

AMY HAGEN PARKS MANAGER PATRICK O'CONNOR WITH WATER SERVICES.

WE ARE CO DEPUTY OPERATION CHIEFS BECAUSE ONCE WE HAD THESE TWO SEPARATE BURN SCAR AREAS AND FLOODING AREAS, WE NEEDED TO CREATE TWO OF US. SO PATRICK AND I MULTIPLIED OC FLOOD RESPONSE WE HAVE SO FAR FOUR PIPELINE WEST HAD SEVEN EVENTS.

SOME OF THOSE DATES WERE IN A PREVIOUS SLIDE.

AND THEN WE JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THAT RESPONSE.

OUR STAKEHOLDER GROUP THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, OBVIOUSLY CITY OF FLAGSTAFF STAFF, WE HAVE A WITH 180 B AND EIGHT JURISDICTION THAT HIGHWAY COCONINO COUNTY PARTNERS WORKING WITH THEM, FLAGSTAFF FIRE DEPARTMENT, FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT, SUMMIT, FIRE DISTRICT AND OF COURSE INFUSED WITH OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

SO THOSE ARE A HANDFUL OF OUR PARTNERS IN WORKING IN A COUPLE IMAGES THERE FROM SOME OF OUR FLOOD RESPONSE EVENTS SO FAR THIS YEAR, SOME OF OUR RESPONSE ACTIVITIES, WE HAVE A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT PATRICK AND I AND A FEW OF US OTHERS CAN REACH OUT TO.

SO WE HAVE FIELD SPOTTERS.

SO WHEN CERTAIN THRESHOLDS ARE HIT ON A COUPLE OF THOSE BURN SCARS WITH THE RAIN GAUGES, WE CAN SEND OUT OBSERVERS, FIELD SPOTTERS START GAINING AN IDEA OF WHAT THOSE FLOOD WATERS MAY OR MAY NOT RESEMBLE.

RIGHT AWAY WE START TALKING ABOUT ROAD CLOSURES AND ANY OF THOSE TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONS, AND WE PUT WHATEVER EFFICIENCIES IN PLACE SO FAR WITH STAGING A BUNCH OF OUR TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND SPECIFIC AREAS WITHIN THESE TO WITHIN PIPELINE WEST.

ONCE IT DOES FLOOD AND OUR RESPONSE TURNS INTO DEBRIS AND SEDIMENT REMOVAL ON BOTH THE ROADWAY IN THE FOOT THAT RUNS PARALLEL TO 180 RIGHT THERE THROUGH COCONINO ESTATES.

AND THEN ONCE WE'RE ABLE TO START GETTING SOME OF THAT DEBRIS, SEDIMENT UP, OBVIOUSLY ROADS ARE BACK OPEN WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS IS WHEN WE START REALLY RAMPING UP SOME OF OUR STREET SWEEPING OPERATIONS AND GETTING THOSE ROADS MORE PASSABLE THAN WHAT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY.

OKAY, PATRICK. I'LL TAKE IT ON FROM HERE.

SO AS PART OF A STORMWATER CONTRIBUTION TO THIS, WE'VE IDENTIFIED UTILIZING THE FRANCIS SHORT POND FOR ADDITIONAL STORAGE IN ORDER TO ALSO SETTLE OUT DEBRIS WITHIN THE WATER, BUT TO SLOW THOSE FLOWS DOWN TO DOWNSTREAM REAR TO FLAG FOLKS THAT MIGHT BE AFFECTED BY THE RIVER SOUTH OF FRANCIS SHORT POND.

I BELIEVE BACK IN 1923, THE FRANCIS SHORT POND WAS DEVELOPED AS A FLOOD MEASURE, MITIGATION MEASURE, AND WE'RE ABLE TO UTILIZE THAT TODAY.

WATER SERVICE IS CURRENTLY MONITORING THE DEPTH OF THE WATER AND TRYING TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE BELOW THE DAM TO ALLOW FOR A STORM EVENT.

AND THEN AS SOON AS THAT STORM EVENT PASSES AND WE'RE SAFE TO DO SO, WE'LL GET BACK OUT AND WE'LL WORK BACK AND FORTH WITH THE DAM THE VALVES MECHANISM WITHIN THE DAM TO CONTROL THOSE WATERS.

AS WELL AS THE VAC TRUCK OPERATIONS.

THIS IS OUR STORM WATER AND WASTEWATER COLLECTIONS SECTION OF WATER SERVICES.

THE TRUCK THAT YOU SEE PICTURED WAS NEWLY ACQUIRED WITH DFM FUNDING FOR THE STORMWATER COLLECTIONS CREW WITHIN WATER SERVICES.

THIS IS KIND OF A KEY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT FOR ANY POST FIRE FLOODING EVENTS AND JUST GENERAL MAINTENANCE OF THE STORMWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM THAT WE RECENTLY ACQUIRED.

SHORT TERM MITIGATION SUPPORT, AS YOU'RE WELL AWARE OF SANDBAGS HAS BEEN A HUGE CONTRIBUTION, I GUESS NOT A CONTRIBUTION, BUT A PORTION OF POST-FIRE FLOOD MITIGATION, ALONG WITH A NEW TIGER DAM WATER BARRIER THAT WAS TESTED THIS YEAR.

AND THIS WAS WORK ALONG WITH THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND OUR LOCAL ENGINEERS TO TRY THIS NEW PRODUCT.

AND THE PICTURES YOU SEE THERE WITH TIGER DAM, IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR, IS IN FRONT OF THE NORTH WOODS APARTMENT JUST SOUTH OF THE FLAGSTAFF FIRE STATION, NUMBER FIVE ON HIGHWAY 180. THANK YOU.

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ALL RIGHT. JUST VERY BRIEFLY, GOING TO TALK TO TOUCH ON THIS SLIDE.

THIS WILL ACTUALLY BE DISCUSSED A LITTLE BIT MORE WHEN WE HAVE THAT JOINT MEETING WITH THE COUNTY.

THIS IS GOING OVER SOME OF THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE FROM THE PIPELINE FIRE CITY RELATED.

ACTUALLY, THE MOST OF THE PHOTOS YOU SEE HERE ARE ON THE PIPELINE EAST SIDE.

SO AGAIN, WE'LL JUST KIND OF GO OVER THIS PRETTY QUICKLY.

BUT THIS IS THE INNER BASIN WATER LINE.

YOU CAN SEE TO EXPOSE THIS IN THE APACHE TRAILS AREA, THERE'S ACTUALLY A FAIRLY LARGE BREAK THERE.

THE BOTTOM LEFT, YOU CAN SEE ONE OF THE ROAD CROSSINGS OF THE WATER LINE ROAD.

THESE WERE REINFORCED AFTER THE 2010 SCHULTZ FIRE.

WE HAD 28 LOCATIONS THAT WERE REINFORCED EITHER WITH GARBAGE AND BASKETS, WITH A CONCRETE CAP, OR IN SOME AREAS THEY ACTUALLY HAD LOG PILINGS.

MOST OF THOSE 28 LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED TO SOME EXTENT.

ON THIS ONE, YOU CAN SEE THE SCOUR ON BOTH SIDES OF IT, AS WELL AS THE GARBAGE BASKETS THAT HAVE FAILED JUST DUE TO THE REPETITIVE EVENTS ON PIPELINE EAST.

AND THEN WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE SOME NEW AREAS OF FAILURE SINCE THE PIPELINE FIRES AND A LARGER FOOTPRINT THAN THAT ORIGINAL 2010 SCHULTZ FIRE.

ON THE TOP RIGHT YOU CAN SEE FRANCIS SHORT POND.

SO AS PATRICK WAS MENTIONING, WE ARE USING THE POND AS A FLOOD RETENTION AND DETENTION STRUCTURE.

AGAIN, THAT WAS ORIGINALLY AS IT WAS DESIGNED IN 1923.

BUT IT'S NOT HOW WE'VE BEEN USING IT AS A PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE.

MORE RECENTLY, IT HAS BEEN REALLY A PARK AMENITY, OBVIOUSLY A REALLY GREAT COMMUNITY FISHING LOCATION.

SO OBVIOUSLY AT THE MOMENT WE WE'VE LOST THAT BENEFIT JUST DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF ASH, SEDIMENT, DEBRIS THAT'S COME DOWN.

SO THAT IS A DAMAGE TO THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE.

VERY GLAD THAT WE CAN USE IT FOR ITS ORIGINAL PURPOSE, BUT HOPEFULLY SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE WE CAN GET IT BACK TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY REALLY EXPECTS IT TO BE, WHICH IS A REALLY GREAT PARK AMENITY.

JUST BRIEFLY, GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE LONGER TERM PROJECTS HERE IN PIPELINE.

WE HAVE TWO THAT ARE RELATIVELY IMMEDIATE, ONE BEING THE 20 ACRE SCHULZ CREEK SEDIMENT AND DETENTION BASINS.

KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE.

IT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE FAN CONTRACTING OUT THERE AS WE SPEAK.

MIGHT STILL BE WORKING TODAY, WORKING ON THAT 56 ACRE FILL SERIES OF DETENTION BASINS ON THE CITY OWNED PARCEL RIGHT OFF OF ELDON LOOKOUT ROAD. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH NRC TO GET SOME MORE DWP FUNDING.

SO THIS IS EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION FUNDING, NOT EXIGENCY EXIGENCIES.

WHAT WE'RE USING FOR THAT 20 ACRE PARCEL, THAT'S A VERY SHORT TIME PERIOD.

IT'S AN EMERGENCY ACTION.

WE ARE WORKING ON THE 220 DAY PROJECT TO SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME CHANNEL STABILIZATION BETWEEN THOSE DETENTION BASINS AND HIGHWAY 180, BECAUSE THAT CHANNEL IS STARTING TO UNRAVEL AS WE START PUSHING MORE AND MORE WATER DOWN IT.

AND EVEN WITH THOSE DETENTION BASINS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME VOLUME OF WATER MOVING THROUGH.

IT JUST WON'T HAVE THAT SAME PEAK.

SO EVEN THOUGH WE WON'T HAVE THAT HUGE DESTRUCTIVE PEAK OF FLOOD WATER, WE WILL HAVE A LONGER DURATION, HIGH FLOW THAT'S GOING TO GO THROUGH THERE.

SO WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT KEEPING THAT CHANNEL INTACT SO THAT WE AREN'T IN SIZING IT AND PROVIDING SEDIMENT AND DEBRIS FROM THAT AREA INTO THE SAVANNAH AND COCONINO STATES AREA.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH NRC IS ON FUNDING FOR THAT PROJECT AND ALSO DESIGN WITH NATURAL CHANNEL DESIGN TO WORK THAT THROUGH.

WE ALSO HAVE SOME OTHER LONGER TERM MITIGATIONS.

I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST AND CONCERN ABOUT THAT CULVERT AT HIGHWAY 180.

WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR DESIGNERS, WITH THE COUNTY, WITH ADOT AND WITH OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN FUND, DESIGN AND BUILD A NEW CULVERT AT HIGHWAY 180.

THAT TAKES A LOT OF THAT PAIN OFF OF SAVANNAH AND COCONINO ESTATES.

SO THAT IS ONGOING.

WE HOPE TO HAVE SOME MORE NEWS FOR YOU IN THE FUTURE MEETINGS.

BUT NO, THAT IS DEFINITELY HIGH ON OUR PRIORITY LIST.

AND THEN AS I WAS MENTIONING, THE INNER BASIN PIPELINE REPAIRS AND MITIGATION IS ANOTHER LONG TERM MITIGATION OR LONG TERM DAMAGE ASSESSMENT THAT WE NEED TO DO.

SO THAT'S ONGOING AS WELL IN WATER SERVICES.

JUMPING BACK TO THE SCHULTZ CREEK DETENTION BASINS.

SO THIS IS THAT SCHEMATIC OF THE THREE DETENTION BASINS ON THE 20 ACRE PARCEL.

IT'S THAT CITY OWNED PARCEL.

WE WILL HAVE SOME INCORPORATED TRAIL ACCESS, FUTURE TRAIL ACCESS IN THERE.

EVENTUALLY WE'LL HAVE SOME TRAILHEAD, PARKING, HISTORIC INTERPRETATION AND SOME LANDSCAPING.

IF YOU GO OUT THERE RIGHT NOW, IT'S IT'S VERY IMPRESSIVE.

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FAN CONTRACTING IS MOVING VERY QUICKLY HERE.

AND I'D LIKE TO THANK ADAM MEALY AS OUR PROJECT MANAGER, THE CITY PROJECT MANAGER ON THIS.

WE ARE ROUGHED OUT MOST OF THAT DOWNSTREAM BASIN ALREADY.

THEY'RE MOVING REALLY QUICKLY AND WORKING ON THE OTHER TWO BASINS AS WE SPEAK.

SO REALLY GREAT WORK GOING ON AND IT'S GREAT TO SEE THIS BEING DONE IN REAL TIME.

WITH THAT, I'LL MOVE OVER TO BRANDY.

THANKS. EDITOR BRANDY SUDA, THE CITY'S FINANCE DIRECTOR, AS WELL AS YOUR IMT FINANCE SECTION CHIEF.

SO I'M GOING TO PROVIDE A BRIEF FINANCIAL UPDATE ON THE FLOOD RESPONSE AND MITIGATION.

SO. FOR THE 2022 PRESEASON MITIGATION, BOTH FOR PIPELINE AND MUSEUM, THE CITY HAS SPENT JUST OVER $471,000. THIS INCLUDES STAFF TIME AS WELL AS COMMODITIES AND OTHER SERVICES RELATED TO RESPONSE AND OTHER COMMITMENTS RELATED TO FLOOD RESPONSE.

THE CITY HAS COMMITTED 477,000.

THIS INCLUDES STAFF, TIME, EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS ENGINEERING SERVICES, CONSERVATION CREWS AND PREFILLED SANDBAGS PURCHASES.

WE HAVE ESTIMATED PRIVATE PROPERTY DAMAGE AT JUST OVER $95,000 AND WE ARE ESTIMATING BETWEEN FIVE AND $10 MILLION IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE.

MOST OF THIS COST IS RELATED TO THE INNER BASIN WATER LINE AS WELL AS SOME OTHER MINOR DAMAGE LOCATIONS SUCH AS FRANCES SHORT POND. THE CITY DID RECEIVE A $2.4 MILLION GRANT FROM AN R, C.

S OR NATIONAL NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE AND FOR THE SHULTZ CREEK BASINS. THE CITY DOES HAVE A 25% GRANT MATCH, JUST OVER 468,000.

HOWEVER, WE WERE NOTIFIED LAST WEEK.

WE WERE APPROVED FOR A GRANT FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE MANAGEMENT TO COVER THIS MATCH FOR THE CITY.

SO THAT'S GREAT NEWS.

SO IN THE END, THE CITY'S COST RELATED TO THE BASIN IS THAT DESIGN, WHICH IS THAT 68,000 AND THE CITY WILL BE SEEKING DFM AND MAYBE EVEN FEMA FUNDING FOR THE FLOOD RESPONSE AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR COSTS.

THANK YOU AND GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL SARAH LANGLEY, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR.

SO TO WRAP UP OUR PRESENTATION, I WANTED TO PROVIDE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON THIS SUMMER.

THIS INCLUDED THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS TEAM WORKING WITH OUR PARTNER BETA PR IN BOTH THE MUSEUM AND PIPELINE WEST AREAS.

AND IT'S ALSO, OF COURSE, A VERY COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP, NOT JUST AMONGST THE CITY, BUT ALSO WITH COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND WITH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS WELL.

AS YOU KNOW, IT WAS A VERY BUSY SEASON AND WE COMMUNICATED ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS, INCLUDING FLOOD INSURANCE, SANDBAGS, FLOOD RISK, FEDERAL FUNDING THAT WE RECEIVED, EMERGENCY ALERTS AND FLOOD RESPONSE.

AND I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT KIND OF THE NUMBERS FROM THIS SUMMER, WE MADE USE OF A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT CHANNELS AND MEDIUMS TO COMMUNICATE OUR MESSAGE SO THAT WE CAN TRY AND REACH ALL OF THE FOLKS WHO MAY BE IMPACTED BY THIS.

SO THAT INCLUDED THINGS LIKE ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, PRINTED MAILERS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION BOARDS FOR FOLKS WHO MAY NOT BE ONLINE. WE ALSO DID PRESS RELEASES AND A VARIETY OF MEDIA INTERVIEWS WITH TV, RADIO AND PRINT JOURNALISTS.

SO THANKS TO ALL OF OUR CITY STAFF WHO AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THOSE INTERVIEWS.

WE HAD A COMMUNITY MEETING WITH OVER 60 RESIDENTS WHO ATTENDED AND WERE ABLE TO MEET STAFF FACE TO FACE AND TALK WITH THE ENGINEERS ABOUT THEIR PROPERTIES OR RESIDENCES.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE CONTINUE THIS WORK.

WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM RESIDENTS EITHER BY PHONE OR EMAIL.

AND WE'RE CONSTANTLY EXPANDING OUR STAKEHOLDER DATABASES TO INCLUDE MORE RESIDENTS.

AND WE'RE KEEPING OUR WEBSITES UP TO DATE WITH MATERIALS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

SO THAT'S A QUICK OVERVIEW FOR YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO DO A REMINDER FOR THE COMMUNITY OR ANYONE WHO MAY BE WATCHING LATER.

IF YOU ARE IN THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA AND YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

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FEEL FREE TO VISIT MUSEUM FLOOD PROJECTS DOT COM OR SHOOT US AN EMAIL.

GIVE US A CALL. THAT INFORMATION'S RIGHT THERE ON THE SCREEN FOR YOU.

LIKEWISE, IF YOU'RE IN THE PIPELINE WEST AREA, THE WEBSITE IS FLAGSTAFF A-Z DOT GOV SLASH PIPELINE WEST.

AND AGAIN YOU CAN CALL OR EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

SO THAT'S IT FOR ME.

I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO SCOTT.

THANKS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SARAH. AND OBVIOUSLY A SINCERE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT'S BEEN INVOLVED AND A LOT OF WORK.

AND WE'VE CONDENSED IT INTO ABOUT 35 MINUTES HERE, BUT HOPEFULLY IT GAVE YOU A GOOD SNAPSHOT AND A GOOD UPDATE AND SOME GOOD INFORMATION.

AND PLEASE RECALL, WE WILL ALSO BE RETURNING WITH A LIKELY JOINT MEETING WITH THE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TO DISCUSS THE ENTIRE FEDERAL TASK AND THE ENTIRE PIPELINE BURN SCAR AND KIND OF THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH MUCH, MUCH BIGGER REQUESTS THAT ARE COMING SOON.

BUT THIS WAS A GOOD LOCAL SNAPSHOT OF WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON, AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

AND IT'S BEEN A BUSY SUMMER AND WE'RE BEING FORECASTED WITH SOME DRIER WEATHER FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.

AND THEN WE WILL STAY ON GUARD AND ON CALL UNTIL THE SEASON CLOSES UP.

BUT WE KIND OF SEE THE THE END OF THE SEASON COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

SO THAT'LL BE GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED.

AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK TO REGULAR PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER SERVICES AND PARKS AND EVERYTHING ELSE WE GET TO DO EVERY DAY.

SO HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK TO THE GROUP.

THANK YOU, SCOTT. I'M GOING TO TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AND THEN WE'LL GET TO THE QUESTIONS FOR EVERYONE.

STEPHEN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. VICE MAYOR COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS STEVE POORE.

I AM A HAPPY RESIDENT OF 1640 WEST OF RUNAWAY, AND I'M HERE TO MAKE A COMMENT REGARDING SOME PLANNING THAT WAS DONE.

THERE WAS AN APPLICANT CALLED THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF ATTENDING A MEETING OF COCONINO COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING ON MARCH 28TH, 2006.

AT THAT MEETING, THE CITY WAS GETTING APPROVAL, A CONDITIONAL PERMIT TO BUILD A FIRE STATION.

THAT FIRE STATION, FIRE STATION FIVE, WHICH WAS BUILT.

AT THAT MEETING, IT WAS NOTED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS AND AGREED TO BY THE CITY THAT THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE CULVERT ISSUE.

THE NET RESULT IS THE CULVERT ISSUE IS NOT SOLVED TO DAY.

THAT CULVERT ISSUE IS THE CULVERT AT SCHULTZ AND 180.

THAT CULVERT DRAINS DOWN SOUTH OF THERE TO THE APARTMENTS WHERE IT GOES FROM A LARGE DIAMETER TO A SMALL DIAMETER DRAINAGE.

ACCORDING TO THE COCONINO COUNTY DRAINAGE DESIGN CRITERIA MANUAL, THAT'S ILLEGAL.

WE DON'T DO THAT.

THAT'S BEEN THERE FOR OVER 16 YEARS.

THAT'S WHAT'S FLOODING MY STREET, MY NEIGHBORS, FOR THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS.

WE WANT THAT MOVED UP.

WE DON'T WANT THAT FUNDED IN 2027, 2025.

THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT'S BEEN WAITING 16 YEARS, AND I KNOW YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOME FUNDING TO DO STORM PROJECTS.

THIS ONE SHOULD BE AT THE HEAD OF THE LIST AND SHOULD BE TACKLED LIKE IT HASN'T BEEN FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, STEPHEN.

WE HAVE SOME ONLINE PARTICIPANTS AS WELL.

YES. MARY, I BELIEVE SO.

JENNIFER QUATRE, YOU MAY UNMUTE AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

HI, THIS IS JENNIFER KATRA ALSO FROM SAVANNAH WAY.

AND I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE WHAT.

I JUST SAID, SORRY, COULD WE TURN UP THE VOLUME AND WE'RE HAVING TROUBLES HERE IN.

WE'RE PROMISED BY BOTH THE CITY AND THE COUNTY THAT THIS KNOWN INADEQUATE, FAILED CULVERT INFRASTRUCTURE WOULD BE ADDRESSED.

AND TO OUR ESTIMATION, IT HAS BEEN NEGLIGENTLY IGNORED FOR WELL OVER 15 YEARS.

AND WHERE NOW FLOODING OUR HOMES.

AND AS I AGREE WITH STEVE, THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR FUNDING AND FINALLY COMPLETION.

THANK YOU, JENNIFER. MAY I HAVE ONE MORE POSSIBLE COMMENTER? I HAVE A GENERAL. I THINK.

IRV. IRV, WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMMENT ON THIS ITEM? IF SO, YOU CAN UNMUTE.

I'M SORRY. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WERE ABLE TO HEAR ME.

YES, WE HEARD YOU, JENNIFER.

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THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. IRV, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM, YOU MAY UNMUTE AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS NOW.

MAYOR. I'M SEEING NO RESPONSE.

THAT WAS OUR LAST COMMENTER, OK.

THANK YOU. IF THEY DO TUNE IN WHILE WE'RE DOING THE QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JUMP THEM IN HERE.

ALL RIGHT. WELL, WE DID HAVE A QUESTION IN THE CHAT A LITTLE WHILE AGO, AND THIS IS BACKING UP TO THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

AND THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY FOR JULIE, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

DO WE HAVE A TIMELINE FOR SHOWING THE BENEFIT OF PROPOSED PROJECTS WITH THE SPRUCE? WILL IT OCCUR PRIOR TO NOVEMBER TO BETTER INFORM THE VOTERS ON THE BOND? SO I THINK IT'S IN THE DEFINITION OF WHAT A BENEFIT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SHOWING A BENEFIT.

SO WHAT WE ARE PREPARED TO COMPLETE IS THAT LIST OF PROJECTS THAT WE CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE IN TO SAY, HERE'S THE MENU OF PROJECTS.

SOME OF THE SPECIFICS OF THOSE PROJECTS WON'T BE READY.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT NO ADVERSE IMPACT PART THAT POLICY DISCUSSION THAT THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE.

SO FOR EXAMPLE.

YOU MAY HAVE AN IMPROVEMENT THAT GOES IN AND IT'S IN SOMEBODY'S PROPERTY THAT THEY HAVE A CHANNEL.

WELL, THE INCREASE IN ELEVATION IN THAT CHANNEL MAY BE ACCEPTABLE IF IT'S SO WITHIN THE CHANNEL.

OBVIOUSLY IT WOULDN'T BE ACCEPTABLE IF THAT INCREASE IN WATER SURFACE ELEVATION WAS AT, AT OR ABOVE THEIR FINISHED FLOOR ELEVATION.

BUT THERE MAY BE AN AREA IN BETWEEN THAT'S STILL ACCEPTABLE.

SO THERE'S SOME DETAILS THAT THROUGH THAT POLICY DISCUSSION AND THAT I THAT NEED TO BE WORKED OUT WORKED OUT BEFORE YOU.

BEFORE THOSE THOSE DETAILS SHOULD BE SHARED SO THAT THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR FEASIBILITY PHASE TWO IS CONCEPT.

SO YOU'LL ABSOLUTELY BE HAVE THAT INFORMATION TO SAY CONCEPTUALLY HERE THE PROJECTS LISTED.

A LITTLE VAGUE, BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHEN WE DO MAPPING OR WHEN WE DO MODELING, AND IF IT HAS IMPACTS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.

THERE'S A PROCESS THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THAT, AND YOU NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION FIRST.

THANK YOU, JULIE. I MIGHT JUST ADD ON ONE PIECE THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT IS WE REALLY DIDN'T SEE THE MUSEUM TEST CASES UNTIL LAST YEAR AND THE ENGINEERING WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

BUT THE TIMING OF THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER HAS REALLY PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THOSE ENGINEERS TO GET ALL THESE DONE.

SO EVEN WHEN WE WERE TALKING AND DISCUSSING IN CONCEPT WHAT THESE PROJECTS WOULD LOOK LIKE, UP TO $26 MILLION, WE'RE CONFIDENT AND WE'RE PUSHING THE ENGINEERS TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE CAN TRY TO BUILD THESE PROJECTS AND DELIVER THEM AS WELL WITH THE MONEY AND THE FINANCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

SO WE CERTAINLY WISH THEY WERE ALL DESIGNED AND DONE AND WE KNEW WHAT THEY WOULD DO.

BUT WITH THE TIMING OF THE ELECTION, WE'RE TRYING TO GET AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND I THINK WE WILL HAVE A GOOD PRESENTATION TO THE COMMUNITY.

BUT AS JULIE SAID, THOSE LITTLE DETAIL PIECES OR THINGS WE STILL WORK ON AND WILL FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

IT'S REALLY. THANK YOU, SCOTT.

HE OPENED UP TO QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL.

MCCARTHY. SCOTT I WENT OUT AND SAW THAT CULVERT WHERE IT'S BIG AND THEN IT GETS SMALL.

AND I PRESUME THAT SMALL CULVERT IS WHAT? TAKES THE WATER FROM BASICALLY HIGHWAY 180 OVER TO THE RIO THE FLAG, IS THAT CORRECT? YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M GOING TO LET ED SHANK STORMWATER ENGINEER ANSWER THESE, I THINK, OR SOMEONE THAT HE WOULD MIGHT FEEL MORE APPROPRIATE, BUT.

SO YOU CAN GET TO. YEAH.

SO TO ANSWER THAT QUICKLY.

YES. SO THAT ORIGINAL 36 INCH PIPE FROM THE 1960S, THAT IS THE CONVEYANCE FROM ROUGHLY SEVEN AWAY OR I SHOULD SAY ALL THE NORTHWOOD APARTMENTS TO THE RIO TO FLAG.

CORRECT. AND IS THAT ENLARGEMENT OF THAT OR REPLACEMENT OF IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE? IS THAT ON THE LIST OF PROJECTS COMING UP? GREAT QUESTION. THAT WAS ONE OF THE SLIDES WE PRESENTED THERE EARLIER TODAY.

IT IS A DIFFICULT ONE AND THAT'S WHY IT WASN'T DONE BACK IN 2006 OR BEFORE THAT.

THE ACTUAL 36 INCH PIPE THAT GOES THROUGH AT THIS POINT ACTUALLY GOES UNDERNEATH HOUSES.

SO HOUSES WERE BUILT ON TOP OF THAT 36 INCH PIPE.

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REPLACE IN KIND WHERE THAT 36 INCH PIPE GOES.

SO WILL REQUIRE A NEW FOOTPRINT.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE WORKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW.

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UNFORTUNATELY, THERE'S A LOT OF PLAYERS WITH THIS AND FUNDING IS OBVIOUSLY PART OF IT.

SO YOU HAVE ADOT THE COUNTY, YOU HAVE THE CITY, AND THEN YOU HAVE ANY PRIVATE LANDOWNERS THAT WOULD BE PART OF THE AREA THAT THE NEW FOOTPRINT WOULD HAVE TO GO. BUT THAT'S BEING WORKED ON NOW, I TAKE IT? OH, YEAH, YEAH. THIS IS DEFINITELY OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY AFTER THAT DETENTION BASINS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. AND WELL, I GOT YOU HERE AT THE FOOTPRINT.

JUST TO CONFIRM WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS FOR THAT CULVERT TO BE NORTH OF THE CURRENT LOCATION IN SAVANNAH, CORRECT? YES. WE HAVE ABOUT THREE DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES RIGHT NOW THAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH.

AND ALL OF THEM ARE NORTH OF THE SAVANNAH AREA JUST BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUT IT THROUGH HOUSES.

SO, YEAH, WE ARE WORKING NORTH OF THAT AREA AND THAT WAS PART OF THE FUN WE'RE CALLING CORRECTLY FROM THE SUMMIT WE HAD WITH THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT A FEW WEEKS AGO. THAT WAS PART OF THE $8 MILLION PRICE TAG THAT WE WERE PUTTING IN A REQUEST FOR FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

YEAH. SO WE DID ACTUALLY WORK WITH ADOT TO PUT TOGETHER A REQUEST FOR THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING.

WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS WOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING OR UNDER THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION.

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THEIR DETERMINATION THAT THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH DAMAGE TO THE HIGHWAY UNDER THAT.

SO WE ARE LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF FUNDING IT.

THANK YOU. OTHER QUESTIONS COUNCIL.

YEAH. VICE MAYOR.

YEAH. SO THIS WAS QUITE THE SUMMER AND I HAVE SOME THANK YOU'S.

SCOTT, YOU DID DO A NICE THANK YOU AT THE BEGINNING, BUT I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND JUST MAYBE LIST OFF A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT I NOTICED.

SCOTT, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WRAPPING THE MAYOR AND I INTO THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT.

WE WERE ABLE TO THEN BRING THAT TO OUR CONSTITUENTS, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

B.K. IF YOU'RE ONLINE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TENACITY IN GETTING SOME GRANT MONEY.

SAM BECKETT, SOLID MAN WHO WAS THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AND REALLY HELPED OUT.

SHANNON ANDERSON, THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS HAVING A POSITIVE VOICE.

SARAH LANGLEY FOR HELPING US COMMUNICATE IMPORTANT INFORMATION OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY.

MAYOR, YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP AND OUR SANDBAG EFFORTS WERE WERE A HIT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT AND YOUR LEADERSHIP.

COUNTY AND THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT.

THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING CEDAR OUR CITY LEADERSHIP AND KEEPING THE COMMUNICATION LINES OPEN STREETS YOU WORKED TIRELESSLY AND WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH, REBECCA SAYERS FOR BEING A ROCK FOR ALL OF US.

PUBLIC WORKS.

YOU WORKED HARD.

YOU KEPT US SAFE. AND THANK YOU.

ED SCHENCK. EVERY TIME I WAS OUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN COCONINO ESTATES, THERE YOU WERE.

THAT WAS A LOT. SO THANK YOU FOR BEING A VOICE FOR US OUT THERE.

POLICE AND FIRE.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING WITH THE TRAFFIC AND KEEPING OUR LOOKY LOOS OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN NEEDED.

KEVIN FINKEL FOR ALL YOU DO WITH YOUR LEGAL MAGIC, OUR CITY MANAGER WAS OUT THERE AT THE SANDBAGGING EVENT.

BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.

I'M ALMOST DONE.

JULIE, WHERE ARE YOU? THANK YOU FOR BEING MY TOUR GUIDE AND REALLY OPENING MY EYES TO WHAT FLOOD DOES LOOK LIKE IN THE MOMENT.

AND IT GAVE ME A WHOLE NEW APPRECIATION FOR THIS.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT, AMY AND PATRICK, FOR WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS WATER SERVICES.

WE'RE WILLING TO TRY OUT NEW THINGS.

ADAM, THANK YOU FOR WORKING SWIFTLY ON THE DETENTION BASINS, AND I KNOW THAT I'M MISSING SOME, BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU DO. AND I JUST REALLY NEEDED TO BRING THIS TO A PERSONAL LEVEL.

IT WAS AMAZING TO WATCH ALL OF YOUR WORK.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS.

WE APPRECIATE IT. STERLING, WHERE YOU WANTED TO JUMP IN? YES, MAYOR MARION, COUNCIL AND VICE MAYOR, I APPRECIATE THAT.

I'D LIKE TO ADD CHRISTINA PERRY TO THAT LIST WITH RESPECT TO THOSE DETENTION BASINS.

AND I KNOW THAT WAS APPROVED LAST WEEK, BUT I FAILED TO GIVE HER A SHOUT OUT FOR THAT.

SHE WORKED TIRELESSLY WITH THE GROUP TO MAKE SURE THE LEGAL EYES WERE DOTTED, T'S WERE CROSSED, AND EVERYTHING WAS SYNCHED UP.

THANK YOU, CHRISTINA PERRY.

NOT SEEING ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

NOW I'M GOING TO SAY DITTO TO EVERYTHING THAT VICE MAYOR SAID, BUT SHE DID LEAVE ONE PERSON OUT, WHICH IS VICE MAYOR SUITE, WHO WAS OUT THERE AS WELL WITH US HELPING TO

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ORGANIZE WITH VOLUNTEERS.

AND IT WAS VERY MUCH A TEAM EFFORT.

BUT THANK YOU ALL.

I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN A ROUGH SUMMER.

HOPEFULLY THIS IS WE'VE ALREADY PASSED THE WORST OF IT.

BUT I KNOW IN OUR TEAM WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE TENACIOUS.

WE WILL WE ARE ALREADY SEEING THE RESULTS OF ALL THE HARD WORK FOR LONG TERM MITIGATION, AND THAT WILL ONLY CONTINUE.

AND WE DO HAVE PARTNERS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT WHO ARE ALSO WORKING TIRELESSLY TO GET US THE FUNDS TO THAT WE NEED.

AND LET'S BE FRANK, IT IS A VERY SIZABLE SUM WE NEED HELP WITH TO MITIGATE THAT WE CANNOT DO ON OUR OWN.

WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS $150 MILLION TO DEAL WITH MUSEUM, FIRE, FLOOD AREA AND THE PIPELINE FIRE WEST.

SO BUT NO, WE ARE ADVOCATING WE HAVE AMAZING ENGINEERS, A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO SEE THIS THROUGH.

SO THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU'RE DOING AND WILL DO TO PROTECT OUR CITY.

THANKS, MARY. ALSO APPRECIATE THE UPDATE TIME.

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

I'M NOT SEEING ANYONE FROM THE BACK.

THEN WE ARE TO AGENDA ITEM TEN INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TOO FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER.

[10. Informational Items To/From Mayor, Council, and City Manager; future agenda item requests]

AND I THINK I'LL GO IN A ROLL CALL ORDER THIS TIME.

SO. VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU.

I'M JUST GETTING READY FOR THE LEAGUE CONFERENCE THAT MANY OF US ARE ATTENDING, AND I'LL BE PACKING AS SOON AS I GET HOME.

THANKS. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. YEAH. I REALIZED LAST WEEK THAT I DIDN'T REALLY GIVE MUCH OF ANYTHING IN THE WAY OF DETAILS FOR THE FIELD TRIP.

THAT'S COMING UP FOR THE COCONINO PLATEAU WATER ADVISORY PARTNERSHIP THAT I'M THE CHAIR OF, AND I WANTED TO PROVIDE SOME OF THOSE DETAILS AT THIS TIME. THERE ARE A FEW SPACES LEFT AVAILABLE FOR FOLKS WHO WANT TO JOIN, AND I THINK ALL OF YOU WILL MIGHT FIND THIS VERY INTERESTING.

SO MAYBE WE CAN GET A FEW MORE FOLKS FROM COUNCIL TO GO ON THE FIELD TRIP AND THEN WE'LL FIGURE OUT QUORUM ISSUES OR WHATEVER ALONG THE WAY.

BUT THIS THIS IS A TRIP TO THE PINION PLANE, AN ORPHAN MINE.

THE THE PINION PLAN MINE IS OUTSIDE OF GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.

THE ORPHAN MINE IS INTERIOR IN THE PARK.

WE'RE LEAVING BUFFALO PARK AT 830 SHARP IN THE MORNING.

SO WE'RE GETTING TOGETHER AT AROUND EIGHT.

WE'RE STARTING TO GATHER AT EIGHT AND THIS IS GOING TO BE SEPTEMBER 30TH, I BELIEVE I WILL DOUBLE CHECK THAT BEFORE I FINISH TALKING.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ABOUT 450 TO 60 ATTENDEES AND THERE'S GOING TO BE LOTS OF TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS IN AND AROUND THESE MINES ABOUT URANIUM MINING AND THE WATER ISSUES OUT THERE.

WE'RE ALSO WE'RE GOING TO BE IN THE PARK AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LUNCH IN TUCSON WHERE WE'LL BE PRIVY TO A QUICK TOUR OF THE TUCSON WATER WASTEWATER FACILITIES AND LEAVING THERE AROUND 315 AND PROBABLY BE BACK IN FLAGSTAFF AROUND 445 OR 5 P.M..

THAT IS A FRIDAY.

AND LET ME JUST DOUBLE CHECK.

YEAH, I THINK IT'S THE 30TH, FRIDAY THE 30TH.

SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING ON THAT, THE CARAVAN NEEDS TO BE WE NEED TO USE THE VANS PROVIDED SO YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION AND TAG ALONG, BUT SET IT UP.

MEET UP WITH US AT BUFFALO PARK BETWEEN EIGHT AND 830 AND IT SHOULD BE A REALLY INFORMATIVE DAY FULL OF GREAT DISCUSSIONS.

COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE. THANK YOU.

JUST A FEW THINGS.

FIRST, WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY FIRST WEEK TO THE CLASSES AT NEW AND GCSE.

I WANTED TO SHARE THAT. I WAS HONORED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE BEAR ASPEN WINE AND BEER TASTING AT THE PEAKS ON SATURDAY IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS, ARIZONA.

THERE WERE A LOT OF GREAT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THAT HAPPENED DURING THAT EVENT, AND IT WAS JUST A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF ARIZONA.

I WANTED TO REMIND THE COMMUNITY THAT THE REGIONAL PLAN VISIONING WORKSHOPS STARTED LAST WEEK AND ARE CONTINUING.

FOLKS CAN VISIT THE FLAGSTAFF REGIONAL PLAN 2045 WEBSITE FOR DATES AND LOCATIONS AND TO SIGN UP FOR THE REGIONAL PLAN EMAIL LIST FOR UPCOMING MEETING REMINDERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

AND LASTLY, JUST SHARING THAT THE INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLET FOR THIS YEAR'S ELECTION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S ELECTION PAGE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

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THANKS. YOU'RE COUNCIL MEMBER COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WILL NOT BE GOING TO THE ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS MEETING, BUT I WILL BE REPRESENTING COUNCIL AT A MEETING WITH THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS REGARDING SOME OF THE THINGS WE JUST TALKED ABOUT.

SO I'LL REPRESENT YOU WELL AND THEN TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE NEXT WEEK.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER.

GREAT. COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT BEING PHYSICALLY PRESENT AS I'M ALREADY IN IN GLENDALE FOR THE CONFERENCE TOMORROW, AS I'LL BE ATTENDING THE PRE-CONFERENCE MEETING FIRST THING IN THE MORNING THAT IS SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR FUTURE OF ARIZONA.

BUT I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK EVERY MEMBER OF TIM FLAGSTAFF.

WHO DETERMINES WHO DOES AMAZING WORK EVERY DAY, DAY IN, DAY OUT, ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVED IN FLOODING MITIGATION.

AND ALSO THANKS TO TIM FLAGSTAFF, WHO PRESENTED ON THE FILM INDUSTRY REVIEW.

AND BUT LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, MUCH GRATITUDE AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DEARLY BELOVED MR. GREG CLIFTON ON HIS THIRD ANNIVERSARY WORK ANNIVERSARY WITH TIM FLAGSTAFF.

I AM THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL THAT I WAS PART OF THE LEADERSHIP THAT HIRED MR. CLIFTON THREE YEARS AGO.

THANK YOU, MR. CLIFTON, AND I'LL SEE THE REST OF COUNSEL TOMORROW AT THE CONFERENCE.

RIGHT. I MEAN, YOU DIDN'T ADD YOURSELF TO THE WORK OF HER STORIES.

CLIFTON WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CORRECT THAT NEXT YEAR.

ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I DON'T HAVE MUCH, AND I HOPE EVERYONE TRAVELS SAFELY DOWN TO THE CONFERENCE IN PHENIX.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT MYSELF AND I'LL SEE A LOT OF YOU THERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, I APPRECIATE YOU STAYING BACK AND AND REPRESENTING US WITH THE MEETINGS THAT YOU'LL BE HAVING.

AND YES, CONGRATULATIONS, MR. CLIFTON, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR CITY.

WE SO APPRECIATE IT.

AND YEAH, CHEERS TO SOME DRIER WEATHER IN THE FORECAST FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AND YEAH, SEE YOU ALL IN A DAY.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI WELL, WITH THAT, I NEED TO GET HOME TO PREP FOOD FOR MY FAMILY THE NEXT FEW DAYS BECAUSE THEY'RE LOSING THEIR CHEF.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE LEAGUE.

I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.