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ALL RIGHT, IT IS 3:00 AND TIME TO PARTY.

STACEY, DO WE HAVE THE WHOLE CREW HERE READY TO GO? YES, MAYOR, WE DO.

WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

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

EXCELLENT. IT IS SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2022 OUR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING CALLING TO ORDER.

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.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN IS HERE AND IF HAVING SOME TROUBLE COUNCIL MEMBER TO.

YEAH. SEE IF WE CAN TROUBLESHOOT THAT SO YOU CAN TUNE IN, BUT WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY REPRESENTING AT THE DAIS.

IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND LEADING US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE.

THE ONE AND ONLY LONELY.

PLEASE STAND FACE THE FLAG.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, AND COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE, WOULD YOU MIND READING OUR MISSION STATEMENT, PLEASE? THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

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

THANK YOU, AND COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, WOULD YOU MIND DOING OUR LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT, PLEASE? 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.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR, AND I JUST WANT TO NOTE TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE DID HAVE A KNOWN EXPOSURE DURING OUR TIME AT THE LEAGUE CONFERENCE DOWN SOUTH, WHICH IS WHY WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY ATTENDING VIRTUALLY TODAY OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION.

SO PLEASE EXCUSE US.

I KNOW ALL OF US WOULD PREFER TO BE THERE IN PERSON.

WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR, OUR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, AND IF MISS SALTZBURG, IF YOU COULD MAKE SURE THAT I

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

GET EVERYONE ON THAT FRONT, SINCE I'M NOT THERE IN PERSON TO SEE THE WRITTEN CARDS, I'D APPRECIATE IT IF THERE ARE ANY.

THANKS, MAYOR. IF YOU'D LIKE, I CAN GO AHEAD AND JUST RUN THROUGH THESE.

IF THAT'S A LITTLE EASIER FOR YOU.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT. OUR FIRST PUBLIC SPEAKER WILL BE CALEY WELLS.

HELLO. MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

CALEY WELLS, SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST.

LAST FALL, THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE PROVIDED COUNCIL WITH A RETHINK WASTE UPDATE.

DURING THAT MEETING, COUNCIL REQUESTED THAT WE SPEND MORE TIME PROMOTING OUR RETHINK WASTE WEBSITE AND OUTREACH MATERIALS IN ORDER TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF OUR RECYCLING AND WASTE DIVERSION PROGRAMS. WE HEARD YOUR REQUEST AND CREATED A BRAND NEW RETHINK WEBSITE THAT FEATURES THE CITY'S PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND ACTION ITEMS SURROUNDING WASTE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE NEW WEBSITE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.FLGRETHINKWASTE.ORG OR BY CLICKING ON THE WASTE LINK IN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE WEBSITE MENU.

TODAY, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW OF OUR NEW WEBSITE AND SHOW YOU SOME OF ITS FEATURES.

THE WEB PAGE THAT YOU SEE RIGHT NOW IS THE HOMEPAGE OF THE NEW WEBSITE.

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IT SHOWCASES OUR NEW PROGRAMS AND PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE GOALS OF THE RETHINK WASTE PLAN.

WE CREATED INDIVIDUAL WEB PAGES FOR EACH TYPE OF DIVERSION, INCLUDING WASTE REDUCTION, RECYCLING, COMPOSTING AND FOOD WASTE RECOVERY.

WE ALSO DEVELOPED A RESOURCE PAGE THAT FEATURES A ZERO WASTE EVENT GUIDE AND LINKS TO PRINTABLE RECYCLING AND TRASH SIGNS.

NOW LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THE FOOD WASTE AND COMPOSTING WEBSITE.

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT EACH PAGE INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPE OF DIVERSION STRATEGY.

PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE COMMUNITY COMPOST HUBS AND RESIDENTIAL FOOD SCRAPS DROP OFF AND THEN WAYS TO GET INVOLVED, INCLUDING REDUCING FOOD WASTE AND BACKYARD ANIMAL KEEPING, AND FINALLY, UPCOMING EVENTS SUCH AS THE PUMPKIN DROP-OFF AND EXPERT COMPOSTER CERTIFICATION COURSE. THE FINAL WEB PAGE THAT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU IS OUR BRING YOUR OWN OR BYO PAGE, WHICH FEATURES OUR WHOLE SUSTAINABILITY TEAM , AND OUR FAVORITE REUSABLE ITEMS. YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTOS HOW EXCITED WE ARE ABOUT WASTE DIVERSION TOO.

WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE OUR NEW WEBSITE AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR NETWORKS.

ONCE AGAIN, THE LINK IS WWW.FLGRETHINKWASTE.ORG.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

OUR NEXT PUBLIC COMMENTER IS DUFFY WESTHEIMER.

HELLO, EVERYBODY.

I THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU ON THIS ISSUE.

FOR YEARS, MANY OF US ON THE WEST SIDE AND PROBABLY ALL OVER TOWN HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR SPEED LIMITS TO BE ENFORCED, AND NOISE ORDINANCES TO BE DEALT WITH.

THIS PAST SUNDAY, I WAS WORKING IN MY YARD, MAKING IT LOOK NICE FOR MY NEIGHBORS AND THE REST OF THE CITY WHO PASS BY ALL THE TIME, AND I EITHER WAS GOING TO END UP IN TEARS OR RUNNING OUT INTO THE STREET TO STOP THE CARS THAT WERE SPEEDING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO IT'S REALLY, REALLY BAD.

WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR YEARS.

IT'D BE REALLY NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE.

THE VEHICLE ISSUES ARE THE LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMS AND THE RACING CARS.

THEY TEND TO GO TOGETHER.

SO I CAN HEAR CARS RACING ON MILTON, I CAN HEAR THEM ON 180 AND I CAN HEAR THEM GOING THROUGH DOWNTOWN AND I'VE SEEN IT, AND IT'S A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE AND A SAFETY ISSUE.

IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, IN CHESHIRE AND COCONINO ESTATES, PEOPLE BUY SIGNS AND PUT THEM IN THEIR YARDS ASKING PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN.

THE OTHER PART OF THIS IS PARKING.

ALMOST EVERYONE ABLE TO DRIVE HAS A CAR.

THAT'S JUST A FACT, AND SO MY NEIGHBORHOOD, BEING OLD IS UNDER PARKED ALREADY AND SOME PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR CARS ON THE STREET YEAR ROUND, AND I DON'T THINK THEY'RE TICKETED, AND THEN YOU ADD THE EVENTS LIKE THIS EVERY SUNDAY, ALL SUMMER AND OTHER EVENTS, PLUS DOUBLE LAST WEEKEND, AND THE PARKING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS WAY OUT OF CONTROL, SO THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SPACES FOR PEOPLE CLOSE BY.

SO THEY PARK ALL THE WAY TO CORNERS, THEY PARK IN THE RED ZONES, THEY BLOCK THE RAMPS, AND ALL OF THAT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, AND WHEN I CALL FOR ENFORCEMENT THIS PAST WEEKEND, THERE WERE TWO OFFICERS WATCHING OUT FOR WENDY ROGERS OR SOMETHING STANDING ON THE CORNER THERE, AND THEY DIDN'T GO DOWN TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE MADE SURE VISIBILITY WAS OKAY AT BENITO AND ASPEN, AND IT'S THE SAME THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT'S REALLY, REALLY A SAFETY ISSUE.

SO, WE WOULD APPRECIATE ENFORCEMENT.

PLEASE GIVE US SOME ENFORCEMENT.

GIVE US SOME RELIEF. WE ALL PAY TAXES, WE ALL VOTE.

WE'RE ALL GOOD CITIZENS, BUT WE'RE SUFFERING HERE, AND IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE TO HAVE THE SPEED LIMITS AND THE PARKING ENFORCED AND RATHER THAN HAVE IT BE THE LOWEST PRIORITY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SORRY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. OUR NEXT PUBLIC COMMENTER IS STEVEN [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR. COUNCIL.

WANT TO BRING YOU YOUR ATTENTION AGAIN.

THE COCONINO COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING OF MARCH 28, 2006, AT WHICH THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF REQUESTED AND RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO LOCATE FIRE STATION FIVE ON FORT VALLEY ROAD.

THE COUNTY AND THE CITY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE CULVERT WOULD NEED TO BE REDONE TODAY AT THE END OF THAT CULVERT AT THE NORTH WOOD APARTMENTS.

IT'S NOT REDONE AND IT'S OUT OF CODE.

IT'S BEEN OUT OF CODE FOR 16 YEARS, OUT OF CITY CODE, OUT OF COUNTY CODE, AND IT'S OUT OF CODE BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GO ACCORDING TO YOUR CODE AND THE COUNTY'S CODE FROM A BIG

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DRAINAGE DOWN TO A SMALL DRAINAGE, AND THAT'S WHAT'S CAUSING THE FLOODING OF THE NORTHWARD APARTMENTS WHICH OF ONLY NINE OF 15 HAVE BEEN FLOODED SO FAR AND SAVANNAH WAY AND THAT IT BACKS UP THE CULVERT BACK UP TO ACE AND THAT FLOODS 180 AND IT GOES DOWN TO COCONINO ESTATES.

SO I UNDERSTAND THE LONG TERM FIX AT ACE IS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF PEOPLE, ADOT, COUNTY, ETC, AND TAKE SOME YEARS, BUT YOU'VE GOT A SHORT TERM FIX IN FRONT OF YOU. YOU'VE GOT A CULVERT OUT OF YOUR OWN CODE.

YOU CAN PUT IN A PIPE.

YOU HAVE A DRAINAGE JUST WEST OF THERE THAT YOU HAVE AN EASEMENT, AND THAT EASEMENT WILL TAKE IT RIGHT TO THE RIO LIKE IT CURRENTLY DOES.

WHEN THE WATER OVERFLOWS, YOU LET AND YOU ACTUALLY DIRECT THE WATER YOU PUT IN THE JERSEY BARRIERS THAT DIRECTS THE WATER OVER THESE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY ON THE BACKYARD OF SAVANNAH WAY.

YOU CAN LAY A PIPE RIGHT OUT THERE THE SAME SIZE THAT WOULD BE IN CODE AND THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF ANY WATER AND ANY OTHER DRAINAGE.

AT LEAST YOU'LL BE UP TO CODE.

YOU'LL HAVE TO DO THAT ANYWAY.

THAT COULD BE DONE NOW.

I'VE LOOKED AT YOUR FINANCES.

YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY.

YOU'VE GOT PLENTY OF MONEY TO GET THIS DONE.

16 YEARS IN THE WAITING, AND THEN YOU CAN GO GET AND FLOAT YOUR YOUR BOND LATER THIS YEAR.

YOU CAN PUT THIS ON YOUR AGENDA TO DO ONE OF $88 MILLION IN PROJECTS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOMETIME DOWN THE ROAD, BUT RIGHT NOW, I'M JUST GOING TO ASK YOU.

DO YOU THINK IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STEP UP AS LEADERSHIP AND CORRECT THIS CODE THAT YOU HAVE VIOLATED, THAT THE COUNTY HAS VIOLATED AND HAS RESULTED IN THE FLOODING OF MY NEIGHBORS IN THE APARTMENTS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, AND I JUST WANT TO STATE THAT DURING A GENERAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION COUNCIL IS NOT ABLE TO RESPOND, THOUGH WE MAY WANT TO IN THE CIRCUMSTANCE IN PARTICULAR, GIVEN THE CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT BASED ON OUR RULES AND PROCEDURES, GENERAL PARTICIPATION CANNOT BE RESPONDED TO AT THIS TIME UNLESS IT IS PROPERLY AGENDIZED.

THANK YOU. NEXT SPEAKER, PLEASE.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS WENDY WHITE.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MR. CLIFTON, HOW ARE YOU THIS AFTERNOON? I HOPE IT'S GOOD. I'LL ANSWER THAT FOR YOU.

RIGHT. IT'S A GREAT DAY OUT THERE.

BEAUTIFUL DAY. SO I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TEAMS OF FLAGSTAFF AND IT WAS SUGGESTED I COME BY COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI BECAUSE I NEED TO KEEP REMINDING Y'ALL OR TELLING YOU ALL WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHAT COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TEAMS OF FLAGSTAFF IS DOING.

WE ALSO GO, BY THE WAY, OF CATS OF FLAGSTAFF.

WHAT WE ARE DOING IS WE HAVE CONVERTED A 40 FOOT SCHOOL BUS INTO A MOBILE OUTREACH BUS THAT IS REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE UNSHELTERED. OUR UNSHELTERED RELATIVES LIVING ON THE STREETS OF FLAGSTAFF.

THE BUS IS EQUIPPED WITH A SEVEN FOOT BY SEVEN FOOT SHOWER ROOM.

IT'S GOT FREE HOT SHOWERS.

IT'S GOT A BATHROOM FACILITIES.

WE ARE HANDING OUT CLOTHING.

WE HAVE A CLOTHING CLOSET, LITERALLY A CLOSET IN THE BACK OF THE BUS.

WE'RE HANDING OUT HYGIENE SUPPLIES, INCLUDING RAZORS, SHAMPOO, WASHING FACILITIES, ALL OF THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE IN GREAT DEMAND NEED FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING ESSENTIALLY OUT OF A BACKPACK.

WE HAVE ASKED THE CITY TO PROVIDE US A COUPLE OF NON-MONETARY CONSIDERATIONS.

I'VE RUN IT BY THE MANAGER AND THE ASSISTANT MANAGER, AND I KNOW THAT WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING, DEALING WITH RESPONDING TO HOMELESSNESS ISSUES, THAT THERE'S ALWAYS A BIT OF A POLITICIZATION OF THAT ISSUE.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR, THOUGH, IS A PLACE TO PARK THE BUS WHEN IT'S NOT IN USE.

OVERNIGHT WILL BE OVERNIGHT.

IT'S LOCKED. IT'S GOT NOBODY IN IT.

WE JUST NEED A PARKING PLACE FOR A 40 FOOT LONG SCHOOL BUS.

WE ARE LOOKING AT OTHER OPTIONS AS WELL, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO RAISE THAT UP WITH THE CITY.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR PLACES TO PARK ON CITY PROPERTY WHERE WE CAN PUT IT TO USE.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN MOU WITH COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND WE'RE ABLE TO PARK IT FOR 4 HOURS ON SUNDAYS OR EXCUSE ME, 6

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HOURS FOR ON SUNDAYS AT THE CCC FOURTH STREET CAMPUS, AND WE ARE PARKING IN DOWNTOWN, FRANKLY PAYING FOR PARKING AT THE RV PARKING LOT AS AS REGULAR VIEWERS ALSO FOR 6 HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS, AND WE WILL BE PARKING OUT AT THE MALL FOR 6 HOURS ON SUNDAYS.

THERE ARE FOUR OTHER FOLKS THAT CAME WITH ME TONIGHT.

I DON'T WANT TO TAKE UP THEIR TIME, AND SO I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU.

MAYOR. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS KATE HARDING.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

IT'S NICE TO BE HERE. NICE TO SEE YOU ALL.

MY NAME IS KATE HARDING.

I'M A VOLUNTEER ON THE CATS BUS, SO I AM HERE.

JUST TO ECHO WHAT WENDY SAID, BUT ALSO TO BRING MY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE TO IT.

I AM A NEW RESIDENT OF FLAGSTAFF.

I'VE ONLY BEEN HERE A WEEK OR SO, AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE WITH A LOVELY COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE.

SOME OF THE MOST LOVELY COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT I HAVE MET ARE UNHOUSED.

I'VE MET PEOPLE WHO I THINK ABOUT EVERY DAY SINCE MEETING THEM, AND THIS BUS PROVIDES A HUGE VALUE TO THEM AND TO THE CITY AS A WHOLE. THE BUSSES AT VIRTUALLY NO COST TO THE CITY, BUT PROVIDING A PARKING SPACE, LIKE I SAID, WILL, WE'LL HAVE A HUGE IMPACT AND A HUGE VALUE ON THE PEOPLE HERE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS [INAUDIBLE] TUTSI.

HELLO, SIR. MAYOR AND MISS VICE MAYOR.

COUNCIL. MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] TUTSI.

I'M FROM THE VILLAGE OF [INAUDIBLE].

I'M THE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TEAMS OF FLAGSTAFF.

THE BUS IS WHERE I WORK AND I WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY WE USE THE TERM UNSHELTERED RELATIVES TO REFER TO OUR UNSHELTERED POPULATION HERE IN FLAGSTAFF, ESPECIALLY WITH OUR BUS PEOPLE WHO.

I'M FAMILIAR WITH INDIGENOUS CULTURE.

KNOW THAT WE LOOK AT EVERYBODY AS BEING RELATED AND COMING FROM ONE ROOT AND ONE ONE BEING, AND IN THAT RESPECT.

THEY ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OF OUR OTHER RELATIVES, NO DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE ELSE HERE.

WE ARE ALL RELATIVES IN THIS WORLD AND WE ALL TAKE A TURN TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS COMMUNITY A POSITIVE AND GOOD SPACE, AND THAT INCLUDES THEM.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE TERMED THAT BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT TO THEIR SELF ESTEEM AND THEIR DIGNITY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT HUMAN ASPECT. ON THE BUS, WE GET COMPLIMENTS FOR OUR SERVICES, EVEN THOUGH WE'VE ONLY BEEN IN OPERATION FOR A FEW WEEKS.

SOME OF IT HAS TO DO WITH JUST REMINDING THEM THAT THERE IS HOPE AND THAT THEY'RE BEING SEEN AND THAT THEY ARE NOT INVISIBLE PIECES OF OUR COMMUNITY.

IT'S INVALUABLE THAT FEEDBACK COMES BACK COMING, BECOMING POSITIVE.

THEY SAY THINGS LIKE, THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I NEVER IMAGINED THE BUS LOOKING LIKE THIS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME CLOTHES.

I HAVEN'T HAD NO CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN SEVERAL MONTHS.

WE'VE EVEN FED PEOPLE JUST SMALL SNACKS.

SOME OF THEM HADN'T EATEN IN A FEW DAYS.

NOT EVERYONE UTILIZES THE SHELTER OR THE OTHER SERVICES THAT WE HAVE IN FLAGSTAFF.

PROVIDING THESE MUCH NEEDED SMALL, LITTLE, UM, COMPONENTS OF OUR PROGRAM REALLY DOES MAKE AN IMPACT, AND IT DOES CREATE A SENSE OF HOPE AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY BELONGING THROUGH OUR PROGRAM.

THEY'RE STARTING TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE A VALUABLE ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY AND THAT THEY DO MEAN SOMETHING TO EACH ONE OF US.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL ARE ALSO EXTENDED A WELCOME AND AN INVITATION TO PLEASE COME TO THE BUS, SEE WHAT WE'RE UP TO.

I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE YOU A TOUR WHEN YOU GET TO THE BUS BECAUSE MORE THAN LIKELY YOU'LL SEE ME WHEN YOU GET THERE, AND I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING IS REALLY IMPORTANT. SO PLEASE COME AND SEE US.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS EDGAR RAMIREZ-MARTINEZ.

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HELLO, MY NAME IS EDGAR RAMIREZ MARTINEZ, BORN FEBRUARY 15TH OF THE BEAUTIFUL YEAR, 1989 MAYOR DEASY PLEASURE TO ADDRESS YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBERS VICE MAYOR AND MR. CLIFTON. SO I'M THE PROJECT SUPERVISOR FOR WHAT WE CALL PEOPLE AT WORK FOR COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TEAMS, AND I JUST WANT TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT I'M WORKING WITH NOW.

I MYSELF AM HOMELESS AT THE MOMENT.

TODAY MARKS A MONTH AND 20 DAYS THAT I'VE BEEN HOMELESS.

I'M NOT PROUD OF THAT FACT, BUT IT'S A FACT AND I'M WORKING ON IT, BUT I WANT TO STATE THAT I MYSELF HAVE BENEFITED TREMENDOUSLY FROM THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THIS BUS.

WE PROVIDE HOT SHOWERS FROM 12 TO 6, FOOD, CLOTHING, HYGIENE PRODUCTS, AND SOMETIMES SNACKS ARE AVAILABLE, BUT THAT'S LIMITED.

FOR EXAMPLE, MY SHELTER, WE'RE ONLY ALLOWED TO SHOWER BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4 AND 5:15.

SO GIVEN THAT LARGE WINDOW FROM 12 TO 6 IS BENEFICIAL AND CLOTHING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

TOGETHER, WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AND WE'RE HERE TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HOMELESS AND UNSHELTERED, AND MAYBE THEY DO HAVE SOMETHING, BUT WE'RE HERE TO HELP AND WE'RE TRYING TO DO IT THE BEST WE CAN.

WENDY, I'M GRATEFUL FOR HER AND THE CO-FOUNDERS, BUT AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND PLEASE SUPPORT US IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS PAULA [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CATS BUS, AND I'M JUST HERE TO REINFORCE THE VALUE OF THIS BUS TO THE COMMUNITY.

I'M RETIRED.

I CAN SPEND MY TIME HOW I WANT TO, AND I REALLY SEE THE VALUE OF THIS BUS TO HELPING PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND SO I'M PUTTING MY TIME TO THAT, AND I HOPE THAT YOU ALL WILL ACT FAVORABLY ON THE REQUEST FOR PARKING ASSISTANCE FOR THE BUS HERE IN FLAGSTAFF SO THAT IT CAN BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT, AND, UH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. MAYOR.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS PAUL [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU. BUMPED INTO ADAM SHIMONI.

[INAUDIBLE] MAYOR TOWN COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME.

ADAM SHIMONI BUMPED INTO ME AT THE FARMER'S MARKET AND I TRIED TO GIVE HIM THIS PAMPHLET.

THIS IS A [INAUDIBLE].

SO ANYWAY, I'LL LEAVE THIS PAMPHLET FOR YOU GUYS TO MAKE COPIES TO EDUCATE ON HOW MANY GUYS KNOW ON THE TOWN COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR ABOUT OAK FLAT NEAR SUPERIOR, ARIZONA. WHAT'S GOING ON? JUST SHOW OF HANDS OR.

ARE YOU AWARE OF IT? THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE] THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE IN FLAGSTAFF ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AT OAK FLAT, BUT ANYWAY, I'M FROM SUPERIOR, ARIZONA, ORIGINALLY WENT TO NAU '78-82 TRANSFER MY CREDITS IN THE NAVY.

GRADUATED IN THE NAVY.

IT WAS. [INAUDIBLE] QUITE EXPERIENCED.

SEVEN YEARS. I GOT MEDICALLY RETIRED, MOVED MY FAMILY BACK HERE AND STAYED HERE 30 YEARS BUT MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS I GREW UP WITH ARE THE APACHES FROM MY HOMETOWN OF SUPERIOR IN GLOBE AREA.

A LOT OF APACHES AROUND THERE. SO JUST LIKE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS HERE THAT ARE NAVAJO AND HOPI, MY BROTHER AND SISTERS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL RELATED, YOU KNOW? I LOVE YOUR LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT STATEMENT TODAY.

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS PERSONAL TO ME WITH SAVING OAK FLAT.

MY DAD.

MY GRANDFATHER.

[INAUDIBLE]. HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 49, WORKING UNDERGROUND FROM BLACK LUNG, AND THAT'S A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE.

I NEVER GOT TO MEET HIM BECAUSE HE DIED IN 1949 BEFORE HIS 49TH BIRTHDAY, BUT A LOT OF MEN DIED OF THAT BLACK LUNG.

EXPLOSIONS, FUMES, GASSING, CAVE INS.

MEN DIED IN THAT MINE.

THAT PLACE IS HOLY AND SACRED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MY HOMETOWN.

SUPERIOR, AND SO THAT'S A FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THEM.

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SO ANYWAY, SACRED AND HOLY TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MY HOMETOWN.

THE APACHES. YOU KNOW, THIS IS A SACRED HOLY PLACE TO THEM FOR MILLENNIA, BEFORE SETTLERS CAME IN AND WANTED TO TAKE THE COPPER AND GOLD AND SILVER FROM THAT AREA.

YOU COULD READ AND STUDY THE HISTORY ABOUT ITS UGLY HISTORY.

WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT.

I WANT TO READ SOMETHING I POSTED LAST YEAR ON FACEBOOK WHEN I WENT FOR PRAYER CEREMONIES WITH [INAUDIBLE].

JUST SOMETHING I POSTED AFTER THEY WENT TO THE NINTH CIRCUIT DISTRICT COURT IN SAN FRANCISCO.

IT WAS [INAUDIBLE].

SO THIS IS BASED ON RELIGIOUS RIGHTS, YOU KNOW, THEIR ACCESS TO SACRED OAK FLAT.

IT'S DOING THEIR RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES, DOING WHAT THEY NEED.

I'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS THEN.

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL FOR THE COUNCIL @FLAGSTAFFAZ.GOV.

SO THAT WAY WE CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR CALL TO ACTION ON THIS FRONT.

[INAUDIBLE] TO SUPPORT THE APACHES SAVING AND PROTECTING OAK FLAT JUST AS MUCH AS [INAUDIBLE] DID WITH THE HAVASUPAI TRIBE TO STOP THE URANIUM MINING THAT CANYON MINE [INAUDIBLE] THAT WOULD DESTROY THE HAVASUPAI WATER BECAUSE IT'S DOING THE SAME THING.

THIS DESTRUCTIVE MINE IS GOING TO BE.

SO DESTRUCTIVE.

BLOCKCHAIN MINING IS GOING TO WASTE SO MUCH WATER [INAUDIBLE].

IT'S JUST IMPORTANT. THANK YOU.

IF YOU LEAVE THE BROCHURE WITH ME, I'LL MAKE SURE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS ALL GET A COPY OR WITH THE CITY MANAGER THERE.

THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, PAUL. ALL RIGHT, MAYOR, WE HAVE ONE MORE PUBLIC COMMENTER, WILLIAM HEAD.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR.

COUNCIL MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MY NAME IS WILLIAM HEAD.

I AM A RESIDENT HERE IN FLAGSTAFF, AND I JUST WANTED TO REACH OUT TODAY TO SHOW MY SUPPORT FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING IN AUGUST OR IN JULY OF 2022 OF THIS YEAR.

I HAD THE CHANCE TO JOIN A RANKED CHOICE VOTER MEETING DOWN IN PHOENIX AND I WAS ONE OF THE FEW FLAGSTAFFIANS THERE IN THE MEETING AND IT WAS SUPER INFORMATIVE AND ULTIMATELY I THINK WHAT WAS THE RESULT IS WE JUST REALIZED THAT WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB TO ENGAGE OUR VOTERS WITH A MEASURING TOOL THAT EMPOWERS YOUR VOTE, AND THEN SECONDLY, WE NEED A HIGHER VOTER TURNOUT , AND WHEN I THINK OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, I THINK OF IT BEING AS A CITY THAT CERTAINLY IS A CITY OF CONTINUED PROGRESS. OCTOBER 24TH, 2001, FLAGSTAFF IS RECOGNIZED AS THE WORLD'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY CITY.

AUGUST 7TH, 2012.

FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL DEEMS FLAGSTAFF AMERICA'S FIRST STEM CITY.

SO AGAIN, WE'RE THE CITY OF CONTINUED PROGRESS, AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN TAKE A MEASURING TOOL SUCH AS RANKED CHOICE VOTING AND EMPOWER OUR VOTERS, AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, VOTER CHOICE ARIZONA HAS REACHED OUT WITH A RESOLUTION THAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR INBOXES, AND I HOPE YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE TO READ IT, REVIEW IT, AND DO YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INTO RANKED CHOICE VOTING AND HOW THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BETTER LOCAL ELECTIONS AND STATE ELECTIONS.

SO I THINK NOW WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, WILL FLAGSTAFF BE ONE OF THE FIRST CITIES IN ARIZONA TO IMPLEMENT RANKED CHOICE VOTING? AND I CERTAINLY HOPE WE GIVE IT THE TIME OF THE DAY TO RESEARCH IT BUT THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU.

JUST MAKE SURE TO READ OVER THAT RESOLUTION.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

THANK YOU, WILLIAM. ALL RIGHT, MAYOR, AS I SAID, THAT WAS OUR LAST PUBLIC COMMENTER.

THANK YOU MUCH, AND THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM 5A, THIS IS OUR PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITION, AND THIS WEEK WE HAVE OUR THEATRIKOS WEEK.

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NOT SURE IF WE HAVE FOLKS THERE IN THE AUDIENCE, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO, OH I SEE WAVING HANDS.

SO THIS IS FOR YOU ALL AND I'LL READ IT AGAIN.

I APOLOGIZE THAT COUNCIL IS NOT THERE IN PERSON.

I KNOW WE ALL WOULD PREFER TO BE TODAY, BUT MORE IMPORTANT TO PROTECT FOLKS.

SO THE PROCLAMATION, IN 1972, A GROUP OF FLAGSTAFF CITIZENS MET IN THE BASEMENT OF THE WEATHERFORD HOTEL

[A. Proclamation: Theatrikos Week]

TO FORM THE CITY'S NEW LIVE THEATER, AND AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE PERFORMING IN A VARIETY OF VENUES THROUGHOUT FLAGSTAFF.

THEATRIKOS FINALLY FOUND ITS PERMANENT HOME IN 1988.

THAT HOME, THE DORIS HARPER WHITE PLAYHOUSE, IS NAMED IN HONOR OF 32 YEAR THEATER DIRECTOR DORIS HARPER WHITE, A PIONEERING ADVOCATE FOR QUALITY LIVE THEATER IN NORTHERN ARIZONA.

THE PLAYHOUSE DATING BACK TO 1923 AND HAVING BEEN THE OAKS LODGE DANCE HALL, FURNITURE WAREHOUSE, UNION HALL AND PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS BECOME A FIXTURE FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL ACTIVITY, OFFERING THEATRICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. FIVE DECADES AFTER ITS FOUNDING THEATRIKOS STAGES SHOWS FOR THOUSANDS OF PATRONS ANNUALLY.

THEATRIKOS THEATER KIDS, THEATRIC KIDS, CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL THEATER PROGRAM FOSTERS A LIFELONG LOVE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS, TEACHING, ACTING, VOICE, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, BASIC STAGECRAFT AND OTHER THEATER SKILLS TO SCORES OF YOUNG PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE GAINED INCREASED SELF ESTEEM AND POISE, AND MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN INSPIRED TO CONTINUE THEIR THEATER EDUCATION.

THEATRIKOS PROVIDES BOTH CROWD PLEASING FAVORITES AND CUTTING EDGE INNOVATIVE SHOWS.

AS THE PREMIERE THEATER IN NORTHERN ARIZONA, THEATRIKOS EMBRACES THE SPIRIT OF BROADWAY, ENGAGING A BASE OF ARTISTIC BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL TALENT THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF NORTHERN ARIZONA.

THEATRIKOS TAKES PRIDE IN FOSTERING A CULTURE WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME.

COMMITTING ITSELF TO INCLUSIVITY, DIVERSITY AND CIVILITY.

THEATRIKOS CONTINUES TO CREATE A PLACE FOR ALL WHO WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THEATER.

THE ASTROS CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATES A PASSION FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION, ARTISTIC GROWTH AND EXPLORATION, AND WORKING HARD TOWARD THE COMMON GOAL OF PRODUCING THE HIGHEST QUALITY LIVE THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS THAT ENTERTAIN AND ENGAGE AUDIENCES.

THEATRIKOS THEATER COMPANY IS FOR THESE AND MANY OTHER REASONS A VITAL PART OF THE FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY, AND THE OPENING NIGHT FOR THE FIRST THEATRIKOS PLAY WAS JULY 14TH, 1972.

NOW, THEREFORE, I MAYOR PAUL DEASY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 10TH THROUGH 16TH 2022 AS THEATRIKOS WEEK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO , AND YES, LET'S GET A PICTURE, AND MCCARTHY IS REPRESENTING THE WHOLE COUNCIL HERE, RIGHT ON, REPRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

IF ANYBODY WANTS TO MAKE A STATEMENT.

MAYOR, I DON'T WANT TO STEP ON YOU THERE, BUT.

OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

LET'S GET THE PICTURE AND WE'LL ALLOW ANYONE TO SPEAK WHO MIGHT WANT TO.

THANK YOU SEAN, AND IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND TURNING ON THE MIC IF ANYONE WANTED TO SAY A FEW WORDS, AL OR ANYONE ELSE.

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO.

HI. STAN SUTHERLAND, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF THEATRIKOS.

JUST LIKE TO THANK THE COUNCIL FOR THE RECOGNITION.

WE REALLY ENJOY BEING HERE, OF COURSE, AND WE HOPE TO CONTINUE FOR A LONG TIME, AND THE COUNCIL HAS JUST RECENTLY MADE THAT POSSIBLE FOR US WITH THIS LONG TERM LEASE THAT WAS APPROVED, AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT AND PLAN TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

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THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, WELL, THANK YOU AGAIN.

AGAIN. WISH WE COULD BE THERE IN PERSON.

THIS IS A BIG DAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THEATRIKOS AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU BRING TO US.

SO WE ARE MORE THAN PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE THE PROCLAMATION, AS WELL AS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW LEASE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, THEATRIKOS CONTINUES INTO PERPETUITY.

WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM SEVEN A THIS IS THE LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC HEARING, CONSIDERATION AND ACTION ON LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION, AND THOMAS JAMES HANACEK FOR THE COCONINO CENTER FOR THE ARTS.

MAYOR, DID YOU WANT TO SKIP ITEM SIX? YES, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ITEM SIX. I JUMPED THE GUN A LITTLE BIT.

COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS, IS AGENDA ITEM SIX NOW, ISN'T IT?

[6. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS]

I ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TODAY.

AWESOME. WELL, LET'S START WITH YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

THANK YOU. INCIDENTALLY, MY COMPUTER IS STILL NOT WORKING, BUT WE'LL MAKE DUE.

I HAD SOME INTERESTING MEETINGS THIS WEEK, METRO PLAN, WHICH OF COURSE PLANS TRANSPORTATION FOR FLAGSTAFF AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

WE APPROVED HIRING TWO NEW STAFF EMPLOYEES TO HELP GET MORE THINGS DONE AT METRO PLAN.

SO THAT'S A BIG STEP FORWARD.

WE DISCUSSED STRIDE FORWARD, WHICH IS THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

I ALSO ATTENDED THE BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN COMMITTEE MEETINGS WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT PLAN, AND ALSO WHEN MOST OF THE COUNCIL WAS DOWN IN GLENDALE, I WAS UP HERE.

THAT'S WHY I'M STILL AT THE DAIS.

HAD A REALLY GOOD MEETING WITH THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

MIKE O'CONNOR, WHO IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR CIVIL WORKS, WAS THERE AND THREE LINE OFFICERS.

LIEUTENANT COLONELS AND COLONELS.

ADDITIONALLY, ARMY CORPS STAFF, ENGINEERS AND SOME OTHER ARMY CORPS MEMBERS.

WE HAD TWO STAFF MEMBERS FROM SENATOR KELLY'S OFFICE, INCLUDING, YOU MAY KNOW, CORPS EVANS USED TO BE OUR MAYOR HERE.

SHE NOW WORKS FOR SENATOR KELLY.

SHE AND ANOTHER GENTLEMAN ATTENDED, AND THEN WE HAD A LOT OF CITY AND STAFF AND CONSULTING FIRM ATTENDING BASICALLY EVERYONE THAT'S WORKING ON THE FLAG IN FLAGSTAFF.

SO WE HAD DISCUSSIONS AND TOURS OF THE RIO TO FLAG THE DOWNTOWN CONNECTION CENTER.

WE TALKED AND SAW SOME OF THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE DOWNTOWN MILE AND OTHER PROJECTS.

I JUST LIKE TO SUMMARIZE IT AND SAY THAT THE CORPS WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE AND IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEETING.

I THINK THEY'RE DEFINITELY PLANNING TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS AND I AND OTHER PEOPLE GAVE THEM TRUE LIFE EXAMPLES OF WHY WE NEED THESE PROJECTS, AND THOSE ARE SO OBVIOUS WITH THE FIRES AND THE FLOODING THAT WE'VE RECENTLY HAD. SO I THANK THEM FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND EMPHASIZE HOW RECENT EVENTS, LIKE I JUST MENTIONED, HAVE THE NEED FOR THESE PROJECTS IS OBVIOUS.

SO THAT'S WHAT I DID LAST WEEK.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, AND THANK YOU FOR REPRESENTING THE COUNCIL WHILE WE WERE DOWN SOUTH.

WITH THAT, I'LL FINISH UP WITH THE COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS.

LET'S DO IT IN REVERSE.

ROLL CALL ORDER.

SO, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND HI, EVERYBODY.

YEAH, JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS AND REALLY JUST ONE.

THE INDIGENOUS COMMISSION IS MEETING TOMORROW AT NOON AND THE MAJOR ITEM OF DISCUSSION IS THE UPCOMING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY, WHICH IS ON OCTOBER 10TH.

SO I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO GIVING YOU ALL AN UPDATE ON THAT DISCUSSION, AND THAT'S REALLY ALL THAT IS ON THE AGENDA.

SO I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO ADD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI. COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

IN ADDITION TO WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY REPORTED ON THE METRO PLAN MEETING THAT WE ATTENDED LAST WEEK, THE METRO PLAN IS ALSO SEEKING INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY BY TAKING THE SURVEY, AND I'M GOING TO POST IT ON THE CHECK HERE.

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THERE'S THERE'S THIS SURVEY FOR METRO PLAN, STRIDE FORWARD.

METRO PLAN STRIDE FORWARD FOR EVERYONE'S INFORMATION, IS THE IS PUTTING TOGETHER OUR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN IN THE NEXT 25 YEARS.

ALSO SHOUT OUT TO DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF.

THERE'S THE ANNUAL STAKEHOLDER AND PARTNERS MEETING IN OCTOBER.

SO IF YOU HAVE IF YOU'VE RECEIVED THE INVITATION, PLEASE, PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING AND GET THE WORD OUT.

SO IT'S THE ANNUAL EVENT OF THE DISCOVER FLAGSTAFF AND GET TOGETHER WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS IN HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, LODGING AND ATTRACTIONS. SO THAT'S IT FOR NOW.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS, AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I HAVE NOTHING TODAY EXCEPT CELEBRATING THE FULLY APPOINTED HOUSING COMMISSION, SO WE'RE EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO MEET THIS MONTH AND SEE WHERE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.

I KNOW PART OF THE DISCUSSION IS PLANNED TO BE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF YEAR ONE OF THE TEN YEAR HOUSING PLAN.

SO WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THAT CONVERSATION.

THANKS. COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

I DON'T HAVE VERY MUCH TO REPORT HERE.

I DID WANT TO JUST REMIND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL THERE ARE STILL FIELD TRIP SLOTS AVAILABLE TO VISIT THE PINION PINE AND ORPHAN MINES UP BY THE GRAND CANYON AND HANG OUT WITH THE TUCSON SANITARY DISTRICT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH.

LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THAT, AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR NOW THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR SWEET.

THANK YOU MAYOR. GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

SO THE BPAT COMMISSION IS COMING UP ON MONDAY, 4 TO 6:30, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF EXCITING PROJECTS GOING ON, INCLUDING THE AIRPORT SCROLL.

I KNOW WE'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THAT.

IT'S MOVING ALONG THE ASPEN AVENUE LIBRARY ENTRY.

THE DOWNTOWN CONNECTION CENTER, SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY GARDEN IS GETTING SOME DECORATIVE GRAVEL FOR THE FRONT ENTRY AND I'M JUST EXCITED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE UPDATES ON MONDAY.

THANK YOU. EXCELLENT, AND I HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT AT THIS TIME.

SO WE ARE NOW DOWN TO THE LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS.

LIQUOR LICENSE, PUBLIC HEARING.

AGENDA ITEM SEVEN A, THIS IS CONSIDERATION AND ACTION ON LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION FOR THOMAS JAMES HANACEK FROM THE COCONINO CENTER FOR THE

[7. LIQUOR LICENSES PUBLIC HEARINGS]

ARTS AT 2300 NORTH FORT VALLEY ROAD SERIES FIVE NEW LICENSE, AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND IF STAFF HAS ANY COMMENTS ON THIS APPLICATION, LOVE TO HEAR.

GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM KEVIN ZAP, SERGEANT FLAGSTAFF PD, AND I'M JUST HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THIS.

I DIDN'T FIND ANY DEROGATORY REMARKS.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU, AND WAS THE APPLICANT WANTING, DID THEY PUT ANY REQUESTS TO SPEAK, MISS SALTZBURG? MAYOR THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE COUNCIL MAY HAVE BUT DID NOT REQUEST TO SPEAK.

EXCELLENT, AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THIS I ASSUME? NO, MAYOR. WE DO NOT.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO, UNLESS THERE'S COUNCIL QUESTIONS AND DELIBERATION.

SORRY, I DID SEE A HAND UP HERE.

JUST CHECKING, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION WHEN THE PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSE, AND IT'S ACTUALLY TOM HANACEK.

THANK YOU FOR CORRECTING ME.

I APPRECIATE IT.

WITH THAT, THE PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED AND PLEASE PROVIDE THE MOTION.

I MOVED THE FORWARD APPLICATION TO THE STATE WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

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

THAT MOTION CARRIES CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM EIGHT, WHICH IS OUR CONSENT ITEMS.

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

I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO TAKE ALL OF THESE TOGETHER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

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WE DO HAVE SEVERAL VERY IMPORTANT THINGS ON HERE WHICH ARE EXCITING, INCLUDING THE USDA INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM PROJECT GRANT.

WE ALSO HAVE THE.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK GRANT FOR THE NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT FEDERAL LANDS AND TRIBAL PROJECTS, BUT COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET, IF YOU WERE WANTING TO JUMP IN THERE, WELCOME TO BEFORE I MAKE A MOTION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WOULD LIKE TO PULL AP.

I AM PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND I WANT TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE AND I'M WONDERING IF SOMEONE ON STAFF CAN TELL US ABOUT IT.

EXCELLENT, AND I DO SEE COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS THIS HAND UP AS WELL.

WAS THAT A RELIC FROM BEFORE OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO JUMP IN? IT WAS A RELIC.

I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

NO PROBLEM, IT HAPPENS.

WELL, WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO APPROVE OR CONSENT ITEMS A C AND D, AND THEN WE WILL MOVE TO THE USDA SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM PROJECT DISCUSSION.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? I HAVE THAT SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THAT CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM EIGHT B, WHICH IS CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF GRANT AGREEMENT.

[B. Consideration and Approval of Grant Agreement: Grant Agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production for the Sustainable Community Food System project. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Accept the Grant Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production grant for funds in the amount of $184,085.12. ]

THE GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, URBAN AGRICULTURE AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM PROJECT.

VICE MAYOR IF YOU'D LIKE TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS OR YEAH.

IF THE INFO TO BETTER INFORM US.

THANK YOU. I AM JUST REALLY EXCITED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS.

I BELIEVE IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE RECEIVED A GRANT LIKE THIS.

SO IF YOU CAN GIVE US THE DETAILS, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

ABSOLUTELY. HELLO, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS SUMMER WHITE, WASTE REDUCTION AND FOOD SYSTEMS COORDINATOR.

THIS EVENING I'M JOINED BY KAYLEE WELLS, SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST.

TONIGHT, WE'RE EXCITED TO ASK FOR YOUR APPROVAL OF THE SUSTAINABILITY DIVISION'S FIRST USDA GRANT TO AWARD TO EXPAND FOOD SYSTEMS WORK IN FLAGSTAFF. THE FLAGSTAFF SUSTAINABILITY DIVISION RECENTLY APPLIED FOR THE USDA, URBAN AGRICULTURE AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION GRANT FOR APPROXIMATELY $184,000 AND WERE SELECTED AS AN AWARD RECIPIENT.

THE PROPOSED INITIATIVE ASSESSING AND GROWING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM WOULD SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE FOOD SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT OR CSA ESSAY, WHICH IS A DATA COLLECTION TOOL FOR IMPROVING A COMMUNITY'S UNDERSTANDING OF FOOD ACCESS AND DISTRIBUTION.

AN INNOVATIVE FOOD BUSINESS FEASIBILITY STUDY WHICH ASSESSES THE PRACTICALITY OF A PROPOSED BUSINESS TO SUPPORT URBAN AGRICULTURE, AND FINALLY, THE CREATION OF A FOOD ACTION PLAN WHICH WILL GUIDE THE CITY AND IMPROVING THE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM THROUGH RECOMMENDED POLICY AND PROGRAMING.

THIS PROJECT WOULD BE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT AMONG COMMUNITY PARTNERS, INCLUDING CROSSROADS RESOURCE CENTER, FLAGSTAFF FOOD LINK AND PINNACLE PREVENTION, WHO ALL HAVE NOTABLE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH FOOD SYSTEMS WORK IN ARIZONA.

SO YOU MAY BE WONDERING, WHY IS THIS INITIATIVE IMPORTANT? FIRST, IT SUPPORTS THE CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN'S COMMITMENT TO DECREASING FOOD WASTE AND INCREASING FOOD RECOVERY.

THE PROJECT WILL OFFER ACCESSIBLE FOOD SYSTEMS, PROGRAMING AND URBAN AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH DATA DRIVEN POLICY.

SECOND, THE COLLECTION OF DATA THROUGH FLAGSTAFF'S FIRST, CFSA WILL ADDRESS THE DISTRIBUTION AND ACCESS BARRIERS OF THE LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN.

LASTLY, THE ASSESSMENT WILL GUIDE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FOOD ACTION PLAN THAT WILL ESTABLISH GOALS AND STRATEGIES FOR CITYWIDE RELATED FOOD PROGRAMING AND POLICY OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

A FOOD ACTION PLAN IS A ROADMAP FOR AN EQUITABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS HEALTHY, VIBRANT COMMUNITIES.

NOW I'LL PASS IT OVER TO CAITLIN.

SO THIS PROJECT INCLUDES FOUR MAIN GOALS.

GOAL ONE IS ASSESS THE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM AND COLLECT DATA THROUGH A CFSA.

GOAL NUMBER TWO IS PRESENT FINDINGS TO STAKEHOLDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT STATE OF OUR FOOD SYSTEM.

GOAL NUMBER THREE IS EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF ONE STRATEGIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, SUCH AS A FOOD HUB, COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY KITCHEN OR VERTICAL FARMING OPERATION

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, AND THEN FINALLY, GOAL NUMBER FOUR IS TO DEVELOP A FOOD ACTION PLAN THAT GUIDE CITY POLICY PROGRAMING AND INVESTMENT IN THE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM.

THIS GRANT PROJECT WOULD SPAN OVER THREE YEARS STARTING IN JANUARY 2023 AND ENDING IN DECEMBER 2025.

THE MAJORITY OF YEAR ONE WOULD BE SPENT CARRYING OUT DATA COLLECTION AND DEVELOPING THE CFSA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CROSSROADS RESOURCE CENTER AND FLAGSTAFF FOOD LINK.

YEAR TWO WILL FOCUS ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH A SERIES OF STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS AND PUBLIC COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PINNACLE PREVENTION.

CROSSROADS RESOURCE CENTER WILL ALSO PRODUCE A FEASIBILITY STUDY THAT ALLOWS US TO LOOK AT FOOD RELATED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IN YEAR THREE, THE SUSTAINABILITY DIVISION WILL USE THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNITY INPUT GATHERED IN YEARS ONE AND TWO OF THE PROJECT TO DEVELOP A FOOD ACTION PLAN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS GRANT AWARD? THANK YOU. THIS IS SO EXCITING THAT YOU ALL WERE ABLE TO SECURE THIS GRANT OPPORTUNITY.

VICE MAYOR DID YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR ANYONE FROM COUNCIL? I DO NOT, THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

WELL, SINCE YOU PULLED THIS OUT, VICE MAYOR, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE THE MOTION? THANK YOU, MAYOR. I MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 8B, GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, URBAN AGRICULTURE AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS PROJECT.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE. ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH SUSTAINABILITY.

THANK YOU. WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 9A OF OUR ROUTINE ITEMS.

[A. Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-18: An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff amending the Flagstaff City Code, Title 10, Flagstaff Zoning Code, Division 10-40.60: Specific to Uses, Section 10-40.60.220 Marijuana Establishments Subsection C. Hours of Operation for Marijuana Dispensaries, providing for penalties, repeal of conflicting ordinances, severability, and establishing an effective date. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Ordinance No. 2022-18 by title only for the final time 2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-18 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Ordinance No. 2022-18]

THIS IS CONSIDERATION ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-18, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITY FLAGSTAFF AMENDING THE FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE TITLE TEN FLAGSTAFF ZONING CODE, DIVISION 10-40.60 SPECIFIC TO USES SECTION 10-4060.220 MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS SUBSECTION C.

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES, PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I'M HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN REGARD TO THIS ITEM.

MAYOR, A QUICK COMMENT.

YES, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

JUST TO CLARIFY, THIS WILL CHANGE THE HOURS OF OPERATION.

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ADDING MORE TYPES OF USES, ETC.

THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT FOR THE PUBLIC.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY THAT'S CORRECT.

WE'LL COME BACK WITH A POSSIBLY A WORK SESSION IN THE FUTURE TO HAVE MORE DISCUSSION ABOUT DISPENSARIES.

ALL RIGHT, MAYOR, CAN I MAKE A MOTION OR.

. CERTAINLY. SO I MOVED TO APPROVE ITEM NINE A CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 2022-18 REGARDING HOURS OF OPERATION FOR MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

GIVE THE SECOND TO VICE MAYOR.

I WILL JUST STATE FOR THE DISCUSSION PURPOSES THAT I DO SUPPORT THIS.

I JUST WANT TO NOTE, THOUGH, THAT THIS IS ADDING 3 HOURS ON TO TWO BUSINESSES.

SO BASICALLY THE EQUIVALENT OF A HALF A BUSINESS ADDED ON TO THIS SECTION, AND TO ME IT DOES SHOW THAT THIS DOES THAT THERE IS THE DEMAND FOR ADDITIONAL MARIJUANA WITHIN OUR CITY FOR THE RETAIL OPERATIONS TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT IT.

WITH THAT, I WANT TO JUST STATE THAT AGAIN, I'M I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? NO.

THAT MOTION CARRIES WITH THE SIX ONE VOTE.

CITY CLERK. AN ORDINANCE, OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AMENDING THE FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE TITLE 10, FLAGSTAFF ZONING CODE DIVISION 10-40.60 SPECIFIC TO USES SECTION 10-40.60.220, MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS SUBSECTION C HOURS OF OPERATION FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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I THINK I HAVE MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-18.

SECOND. SECOND VICE MAYOR SWEET.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED? NO.

THAT MOTION CARRIES WITH THE SIX ONE.

WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10A.

[A. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-40: A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council, approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Between Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Police Department for High Country Training Academy. This is a Arizona POST accredited basic training academy for police certification operated out of Coconino Community College. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Resolution No. 2022-40 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2022-40 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2022-40]

THIS IS OUR REGULAR AGENDA.

THE CONSIDERATION ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-40.

A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR HIGH COUNTRY TRAINING ACADEMY.

THIS IS A ARIZONA POST ACCREDITED BASIC TRAINING ACADEMY FOR POLICE CERTIFICATION OPERATED OUT OF COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

GOOD AFTERNOON. MAYOR DEASY AND COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER CLIFTON.

I'M COLIN SEAY WITH THE FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF THAT IG.

TODAY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR PERMISSION TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR A HIGH COUNTRY TRAINING ACADEMY TO DO OUR BASIC TRAINING RIGHT HERE IN FLAGSTAFF.

I BROUGHT WITH ME TODAY DR.

NATHAN SOUTHERLAND. HE'S THE PROVOST FROM THE COLLEGE, AND THEN MYSELF, I'M GOING TO SERVE AS THE ACADEMY COMMANDER THAT'S GOING TO OVERSEE THE 830 PLUS HOURS OF CURRICULUM DELIVERY TO OUR RECRUITS, AND THEN SERGEANT NICK JACOBELLIS, HE'S GOING TO BE OUR CLASS SERGEANT AND HE'S GOING TO BE IN CHARGE OF THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, OF THE DELIVERY OF THE CURRICULUM ON SITE AT THE COLLEGE.

SO WE'RE HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS, IF YOU HAVE ANY, BUT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT BECAUSE ALL OF OUR DOLLARS SPENT AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR BASIC TRAINING, WE'RE HOPING TO REALLY REDUCE THAT BY DOING IT LOCALLY HERE, PARTNERING WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND DOING THE ACADEMY RIGHT HERE IN FLAGSTAFF.

AND THANK YOU.

EXCUSE ME, MAYOR DEASY AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, CITY MANAGER.

WE'RE PRIVILEGED HERE AT COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE A PART OF THIS PARTNERSHIP.

WE PLACE A HIGH PRIORITY ON TRAINING LOCAL PEOPLE TO STAY LOCALLY, AND THIS IS GOING TO BE AN IMPORTANT MEANS FOR DOING THAT AND KEEPING OUR RECRUITS HERE, IN HERE, IN THE AREA, INSTEAD OF EXPORTING THEM TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE.

SO WE'RE GLAD TO BE A PART OF THIS AND ALSO HAPPY TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS.

[INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WITH THAT, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL? MAYOR JIM MCCARTHY, QUICK COMMENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I JUST WANT TO THANK BOTH THE COLLEGE AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR COMING TOGETHER AND MAKING THIS WORK.

I THINK IT'S A WIN WIN WIN FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED.

SO IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

THANK YOU FOR PUSHING FORWARD ON IT.

THANK YOU, SIR. I DO SUPPORT IT.

FINE, WELL, WITH THAT, I MOVED TO READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-40 BY TITLE ONLY.

MAYOR, IT DOES LOOK LIKE COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE HAD A QUESTION.

MY APOLOGIES.

I GOT SOME I GOT I CAN ONLY HAVE THE PEOPLE OR THE CHAT THING ON MY SIDE SCREEN.

SO I WAS LOOKING AT THE PEOPLE FOR HANDS RAISED, BUT I'LL KEEP THE CHAT BOX UP AS THE PRIMARY, SO MY APOLOGIES, COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE, PLEASE GO AHEAD. NOT A PROBLEM.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ARE HERE REPRESENTING THIS PROJECT.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS, BUT I ALSO JUST WANTED TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER WHAT YOU BOTH SPOKE TO ABOUT KEEPING PEOPLE IN FLAGSTAFF AND THE EXPORTING, FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD, THAT YOU HAD TO DO PREVIOUSLY WITHOUT THIS PROGRAM.

SO CAN YOU JUST TELL THE COMMUNITY A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR KEEPING OUR TRAINING HERE IN FLAGSTAFF AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY IN THAT WAY? YEAH AND THANK YOU, I WAS IN HIRING FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND TYPICALLY THE WAY BASIC TRAINING WORKS, WE'RE AN OUTSIDE AGENCY.

WE'RE ABOUT 100 MILES FROM ANY POLICE ACADEMY AND 150 MILES FROM THE MAJORITY OF THE REST OF THE ACADEMIES IN ARIZONA.

WHAT WE'D HAVE TO DO IS WE'D HAVE TO PUT IN THROUGH THOSE ACADEMIES FOR SEATS, AND THEN IF WE GOT SELECTED FOR THOSE SEATS, THEN WE WOULD SEND OUR RECRUITS TO THOSE ACADEMIES, AND SOMETIMES THAT DOES.

THERE'S A REGISTRATION COST OR A TUITION COST FOR THE RECRUIT, AND THEN WE HAVE TO DO LONG TERM HOUSING FOR OUR RECRUIT, YOU KNOW, AND LIKE A VACATION RENTAL OR AN AIRBNB OUT OF STATE, WHICH GETS VERY COSTLY IN THE VALLEY IF YOU'RE TALKING, YOU KNOW, THE SPRING, THE FALL MONTHS DOWN THERE.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE WEREN'T ALWAYS GUARANTEED SEATS IN THOSE ACADEMIES IN PHOENIX, AND THEN THE OTHER THE OTHER PORTION WAS WE REALLY HAD DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH ACCOUNTABILITY OVER THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF OUR POLICE RECRUITS.

AND THAT'S SOMETIMES LED TO TURNOVER OR PEOPLE RESIGNING THEIR JOB WHERE, YOU KNOW, US AS SUPERVISORS COULD HAVE MAYBE INTERVENED AND MAYBE HELP THAT RECRUIT ALONG THE WAY.

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SO I DO THINK ANOTHER WIN, AS MR. MCCARTHY SAID, IS, YOU KNOW, IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, HOPEFULLY WE CAN INTERVENE, AND THEN ONCE WE TAKE A RECRUIT ON, THEY ACCEPT A JOB OFFER HERE WITH THE CITY.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE RESIDENCY HERE IN THE CITY RIGHT AWAY, WHEREAS BEFORE THERE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HOUSE THEM IN PHENIX.

THEY GET EXPOSED TO THE CULTURES OF OTHER AGENCIES AND SOMETIMES THOSE RECRUITS ENDED UP LEAVING THE AGENCY FOR SOMETHING THEY SAW DOWN IN PHENIX AT THE BASIC TRAINING LEVEL.

SO WE'RE HOPING IF WE KEEP OUR BASIC TRAINING, OUR PEOPLE ARE TRAINED HERE, THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BUY INTO OUR CULTURE FROM DAY ONE, AND POTENTIALLY.

THANKS SO MUCH. FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE TO COME HERE, AND THAT IS ANOTHER PERK IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO WE'RE GOING TO TRAIN RECRUITS FROM THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ALL ACROSS THE COUNTY AND MAYBE EVEN OTHER COUNTIES AROUND THE STATE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE THE MODEL FOR POLICE TRAINING IN NORTHERN ARIZONA.

THIS IS AN AMAZING PARTNERSHIP AND THANK YOU FOR ADDING THE QUESTION COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

WITH THAT, THERE IS A MOTION ON THE TABLE.

I HAVE A SECOND. I'LL SECOND.

SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED. THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN COCONINO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, COCONINO COUNTY AND THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF FOR THE CREATION OF THE HIGH COUNTRY TRAINING ACADEMY FOR POLICE RECRUITS. A MOVE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-40.

I'LL SECOND.

SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THAT CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU MUCH. WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10B.

[B. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-43 and Ordinance No. 2022-23: A resolution declaring as a public record that a certain document to be filed with the City Clerk and entitled “Addendum 31 to the Employee Handbook of Regulations” and an ordinance amending the Flagstaff City Code Chapter 1-14, Personnel System, and the Employee Handbook of Regulations by adopting by reference that certain document entitled “Addendum 31 to the Employee Handbook of Regulations” to align with classification, compensation and performance management changes. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: At the September 6, 2022 Council Meeting: 1) Read Resolution No. 2022-43 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2022-43 by title only (if approved above) 3) Read Ordinance No. 2022-23 by title only for the first time 4) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-23 by title only (if approved above) At the September 20, 2022 Council Meeting: 5) Adopt Resolution No. 2022-43 6) Read Ordinance No. 2022-23 by title only for the final time 7) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-23 by title only (if approved above) 8) Adopt Ordinance No. 2022-23]

THIS IS THE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-43 AND ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-23.

A RESOLUTION DECLARING AS A PUBLIC RECORD THAT A CERTAIN DOCUMENT TO BE FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK AND ENTITLED ADDENDUM 31 OF THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS AND AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE CHAPTER 1 TO 14 PERSONNEL SYSTEM AND THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENT ENTITLED ADDENDUM 31 TO THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS TO LINE WITH CLASSIFICATION, COMPENSATION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CHANGES.

CITY STAFF. GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS JEANIE GALLAGHER, CONTRACT HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE FOR THE CITY. JOINING ME TODAY FOR OUR PRESENTATION IS JESSICA VIGORITO.

JESSICA, IF YOU COULD, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

HELLO, MAYORS, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS JESSICA VIGORITO AND I AM THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ANALYST FOR TEAM FLAGSTAFF.

THANK YOU, JESSICA.

TODAY WE WILL BE PRESENTING THE PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK CLASSIFICATION, COMPENSATION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT POLICIES.

I'M GOING TO BE STARTING THE PRESENTATION TODAY AND THEN TURNING IT OVER TO JESSICA.

WE WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS THROUGHOUT OUR PRESENTATION AND WE WILL ALSO OFFER A QUESTION PERIOD AT THE END.

I'LL NOW BE GOING OFF CAMERA TO PRESERVE INTERNET QUALITY, AND NEXT SLIDE, JESSICA.

THANK YOU. SO TO ESTABLISH THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS JOURNEY, LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT HOW WE GOT HERE.

WE HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH AS WE MADE VAST CHANGES TO OUR COMPENSATION PROGRAMS. IT'S ENABLED US TO REVISE THESE POLICIES KNOWING THEY'LL WORK AND ARE THE RIGHT ONES FOR THE CITY.

THIS HAS TAKEN LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF HOURS AND HAS INCLUDED HUMAN RESOURCES, CITY MANAGERS, LEADERSHIP, EXTENDED LEADERSHIP AND THE EMPLOYEE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

WE HAVE ALSO BEEN THROUGH TWO BUDGET CYCLES.

I WANT TO MAKE A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO JESSICA VIGORITO AND TO BRANDI SUDA, OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR, WHO IS SERVING AS OUR INTERIM HR DIRECTOR AS WELL FOR THE COUNTLESS HOURS THEY HAVE SPENT ON THESE, AND ALSO A SHOUT OUT TO KEVIN FENZEL FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR HIS VALUABLE REVIEW.

IN FISCAL 21, THE WORK WITH EVERGREEN SOLUTIONS BEGAN AND DISCUSSIONS WITH INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS BASICALLY ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRE YEAR. WE ALSO TRANSITION TO THE NEW PERFORM EVALUATION PLATFORM IN FISCAL 22.

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BASED ON OUR WORK WITH EVERGREEN AND THE BUDGET PROCESS, WE IMPLEMENTED THE ENTIRELY NEW PAY PLAN STRUCTURE, ADJUSTED OUR PAY RANGES TO MARKET BASED RANGES, ESTABLISHED A BUDGETED MERIT FUND AND IMPLEMENTED A COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENT.

THIS WAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF LIFT AND ESTABLISHED A SOLID FRAMEWORK FOR MOVING FORWARD FOR FISCAL 23.

WE CONTINUED WITH THE MIRROR BUDGET ADDITIONAL COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENTS AND ESTABLISHED A BUDGET FRAMEWORK FOR FUNDING ONGOING MARKET ADJUSTMENTS TO KEEP THE PAY PLANS HEALTHY.

WE ALSO, OF COURSE, MADE A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO HEALTH INSURANCE COST SHARING AS PART OF OUR TOTAL COMPENSATION STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTED AN EARLY ESTIMATED CPI ADJUSTMENT.

NOW WE'VE REACHED THE STAGE OF ADOPTING THE UPDATED POLICIES.

THE GOALS FOR THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR INCLUDE DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK FOR A MERIT BASED PAY FOR PERFORMANCE SYSTEM BEGINNING IN FISCAL 24.

ALL OF THESE ACTIONS, STARTING WITH THE EVERGREEN COMPENSATION STUDY, ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE THE CITY WITH CONSISTENT AND COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION.

NEXT SLIDE. WHEN YOU OPEN THE TRACK CHANGES DOCUMENT COUNCIL MEMBERS.

IT MAY HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMING TO SEE ALL OF THE EDITS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE.

WHILE SEVERAL OF THESE DO REFLECT CHANGES TO POLICY, A VAST NUMBER OF THEM ARE REALLY RELATED TO CLEANUP.

THIS INCLUDES ITEMS SUCH AS MOVING TO GENDER NEUTRAL PRONOUNS, WHICH WERE ENDEAVORING TO DO IN ALL OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS.

WE MADE A TON OF PROGRESS AND ALSO IN REDUCING DUPLICATION.

BUT MORE WILL BE ACHIEVED WHEN THE TOTAL HANDBOOK IS COMPLETED.

I'M EXCITED FOR THE NEW HR DIRECTOR TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

SOME OF OUR POLICIES CONTAINED LOTS OF PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE AND REFERENCES TO FOREIGN NAMES.

WHILE POLICY DOES NOT CHANGE FREQUENTLY, FORMS AND PROCEDURES DEFINITELY DO.

SO THINGS LIKE REFERENCES TO THE PERSONNEL ACTION FORM OR PROCEDURAL STATEMENTS LIKE AND THEN THE SUPERVISOR SIGNS THE FORM HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED.

WE'VE ALSO MOVED TO CONSISTENT TERMINOLOGY AND UPDATED AND MADE EVERYTHING CURRENT THINGS LIKE REMOVING THE FLAGSTAFF METRO PLAN, WHICH IS NO LONGER PART OF THE CITY, AND REMOVING REZONE LANGUAGE THAT RELATED TO BROADBAND PAY RANGES.

WE ALSO NEEDED TO MAKE A FEW REGULATORY UPDATES AND WE HAVE SOME EXAMPLES ON OUR NEXT SLIDE.

THESE INCLUDE ITEMS SUCH AS THE FACT THAT PART TIME AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES MAY ACTUALLY BECOME BENEFITS ELIGIBLE UNDER BOTH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND ASRS THE ARIZONA STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

SO THERE WERE SEVERAL REFERENCES TO THOSE TO BE UPDATED.

FIRE MOVED TO THE 106 HOUR SCHEDULE AND A 14 DAY WORK PERIOD SOMETIME AGO, AND SURE ENOUGH, WE CAUGHT A FEW OF THOSE REFERENCES IN THESE POLICIES THAT HAD NOT BEEN UPDATED.

THE DEFINITION OF OUR REGULAR HOURLY PAY RATE WAS INCORRECT AND NOT COMPLIANT WITH THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

NOW, THE GOOD NEWS IS WE WERE DOING THIS CORRECTLY.

WE JUST DIDN'T GET THE POLICY UPDATED.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PAY TYPES, SUCH AS AD PAYS THAT HAVE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REGULAR RATE CALCULATION FOR OVERTIME PURPOSES.

SO NOW THIS LANGUAGE WILL BE CORRECT.

ADDITIONALLY, OVER TIME, EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT AUTHORIZED, MUST STILL BE PAID IF IT WAS WORKED BY AN EMPLOYEE.

WE CAN COUNSEL EMPLOYEES FOR WORKING UNAUTHORIZED OVERTIME, BUT WE CAN NEVER WITHHOLD THEIR PAY.

NEXT SLIDE, THANK YOU.

SO THE ADOPTION OF THE NEW COMPENSATION PROGRAM LAST YEAR BROUGHT WITH IT SOME NEW TERMINOLOGY AND OF COURSE, ELIMINATED TERMS WE NO LONGER USE.

THESE CHANGES ARE REFLECTED THROUGHOUT THE REVISIONS AS WELL.

THE SALARY CALCULATION METHOD IS HOW WE DETERMINE A PAY OFFER.

MORE DETAILS ON THAT IN AN UPCOMING SLIDE.

MARKET ANALYSIS.

THIS IS HOW WE UTILIZE MARKET DATA TO ASSESS OUR PAY RANGES AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS THEY ARE IDENTIFIED TO MAKE SURE THEY REMAIN COMPETITIVE. INTERNAL HIERARCHY.

WE UTILIZE THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE WHEN PLACING POSITIONS INTO PAY RANGES AS WELL TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FLOW WITH THE OTHER POSITIONS IN THE WORK GROUP

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BUT ALSO ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION.

OF COURSE, BROAD BANDS AND SKILL BASED PAY WERE BOTH ELIMINATED, SO ANY REFERENCES TO THOSE PAY STRUCTURES WERE DELETED, AND OF COURSE STEP PLANS WERE ADOPTED IN MULTIPLE AREAS.

SO THAT LANGUAGE NEEDED TO BE ADDED.

EXCITE. A PERCEIVED LACK OF CONSISTENCY IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF COMPENSATION HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONTINUED EROSION OF NOT JUST SATISFACTION BUT ALSO TRUST AND CREDIBILITY OF THE CITY'S COMPENSATION PROGRAM BY OUR EMPLOYEES. THIS WAS REFLECTED REPEATEDLY DURING THE EMPLOYEE SURVEYS.

WHILE, OF COURSE, INCONSISTENCY CAN PLACE US IN LEGAL JEOPARDY.

JUST AS IMPORTANT IS THE CONFIDENCE OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

A BIG CHANGE FOR US IS THAT ALL PAY CHANGES ARE BEING EFFECTIVE, ARE BECOMING EFFECTIVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF A PAY PERIOD.

THIS IS HUGE FOR PAYROLL.

SOME EMPLOYEE PAY IS VERY COMPLICATED DUE TO THE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS OF HOW WE HAVE TO CALCULATE THE OVERTIME RATE TO ENSURE THIS DOESN'T PENALIZE MERIT INCREASES WHICH WERE EFFECTIVE ON AN EMPLOYEE'S ANNIVERSARY DATE.

THE MERIT INCREASES NOW EFFECTIVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE PAY PERIOD IN WHICH THAT EMPLOYEE'S ANNIVERSARY FALLS.

CLASSIFICATION DATES, EXCUSE ME.

NOW, OUR POLICIES WILL BE CONSISTENT THAT WHENEVER AN EMPLOYEE IS CHANGING POSITIONS AND OR CHANGING SUPERVISORS THROUGH A TRANSFER, THEY WILL RECEIVE A NEW CLASSIFICATION DATE.

THIS, IN TURN, CHANGES THEIR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION DATE TO THAT NEW DATE.

THIS AVOIDS THE DILEMMA OF HAVING ONE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PERIOD THAT SPANS TWO DIFFERENT JOBS AND TO ENSURE THE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ADVERSELY IMPACTED IN THEIR MERIT, WE HAVE INCLUDED LANGUAGE AS TO WHEN A PRORATED MERIT AMOUNT IS ADDED OR A MERIT APPLIED IN THE CASE OF THE STEP PLANS.

THE TERMS, MARKET ADJUSTMENT AND RECLASSIFICATION HAVE BEEN USED INTERCHANGEABLY, DEFINITELY NOT CONSISTENTLY.

SO WE HAVE DISTINGUISHED THOSE IN THESE NEW POLICIES.

A MARKET ADJUSTMENT IS SIMPLY WHEN IT'S IDENTIFIED.

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE PAY RANGE THAT A POSITION IS PLACED ON.

THE EMPLOYEES IN THAT POSITION ARE DOING THE SAME WORK.

THE JOB DESCRIPTION DIDN'T CHANGE.

TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE COMPENSATION PLAN.

IF A POSITION IS PLACED ON A HIGHER RANGE, ALL THE EMPLOYEES IN THAT POSITION ARE MOVED TO THE HIGHER RANGE AND THEY MAINTAIN THEIR COMPA-RATIO. YEP, THERE'S THAT COMPA-RATIO TERM AGAIN, IT MEANS THEIR RELATIVE POSITION IN THE RANGE.

IF PERCHANCE THE MARKET ADJUSTED RANGE IS TO GO LOWER, WE DO NOT IMPACT CURRENT EMPLOYEES AND WE WOULD WAIT UNTIL THERE WERE NO EMPLOYEES IN THAT POSITION BEFORE MAKING THAT DOWNWARD RANGE ADJUSTMENT.

ALTERNATIVELY, A RECLASSIFICATION IS WHEN A LEADER IDENTIFIES THAT A POSITION'S JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NEED TO BE UPDATED.

THE DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES, OFTEN EVEN THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED WHEN A MARKET ANALYSIS OF THE UPDATED JOB DESCRIPTION DETERMINES IT SHOULD BE PLACED ON A HIGHER RANGE, THEN THE EMPLOYEES IN THAT POSITION ARE RECLASSIFIED TO THAT HIGHER RANGE.

SIMILAR TO A MARKET ADJUSTMENT.

IF IT HAPPENS TO BE LOWER, THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES WOULD NOT BE IMPACTED.

SO IN SHORT, NOW A MARKET ADJUSTMENT HAPPENS TO A POSITION AND A RECLASSIFICATION HAPPENS TO A PERSON.

WE TOOK A SIMILAR APPROACH TO SORTING OUT WHEN IT'S APPROPRIATE TO USE ACTING PAY AND WHEN WE SHOULD DO A TEMPORARY PROMOTION.

THEY'VE ALSO BEEN FREQUENTLY CONFUSED AND FRANKLY USED INTERCHANGEABLY.

IN SHORT, A TEMPORARY PROMOTION IS FOR AN EMPLOYEE TO COVER A VACANCY FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS.

USUALLY IT'S MUCH LONGER.

THE EMPLOYEE MEETS THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND WILL BE PERFORMING 100% OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THAT POSITION.

WE ALSO DETERMINED TO REQUIRE AN INTERNAL SOLICITATION OF INTEREST PRIOR TO APPOINTING A TEMPORARY PROMOTION.

FOR TRANSPARENCY AND TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION OF ALL QUALIFIED AND INTERESTED INTERNAL STAFF, WHICH ADDRESSES ANOTHER AREA OF STAFF

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CONCERN IN THE PAST.

ALTERNATIVELY, ACTING PAY IS USED FOR SHORT TERM COVERAGE SUCH AS A TWO WEEK VACATION OR A LONGER VACATION OR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

IT WOULD ALSO BE USED TO COVER A VACANCY IF THE EMPLOYEE IS NOT QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION THEY'RE COVERING.

OR MAYBE MULTIPLE EMPLOYEES ARE COVERING THE SAME VACANCY.

FIRE AND PD WILL CONTINUE TO USE ACTING PAY ON AN HOUR FOUR HOUR BASIS WHEN A MEMBER COVERS A HIGHER RANK SHIFT.

VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT AND DEMOTION ARE ALSO SCREENED UP.

FOR CLARITY, A VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT IS JUST THAT.

IT'S VOLUNTARY.

THE EMPLOYEE VOLUNTARILY WANTS A POSITION IN A LESSER PAY RANGE.

A DEMOTION, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS SOMETIMES OFFERED BY LEADERSHIP TO AN EMPLOYEE TO ADDRESS A PERFORMANCE OR BEHAVIOR ISSUE AS PART OF A CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN.

IT IS NOT VOLUNTARY, AND THE TERM DEMOTION HAD A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION WHEN UTILIZED IN THE VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT LANGUAGE, AND FINALLY, CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES MAY ELECT TO EARN COMPENSATORY TIME INSTEAD OF OVERTIME IN VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. CURRENT POLICY ALLOWS FOR STAFF TO SUBMIT REQUESTS TO EARN EXCESS COMPENSATORY TIME.

WHILE THE CITY ALREADY OFFERS GENEROUS PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYEES TO ENJOY TIME OFF.

WE ALSO FOUND THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO AUTOMATE THE COMPLEX PAYROLL PROCESS AROUND EXCESS ACCRUALS IN THE NEW KRONOS TIMEKEEPING SYSTEM THAT'S BEING IMPLEMENTED.

THEREFORE, IN THE NEW POLICIES, EMPLOYEES MAY STILL EARN COMP TIME UP TO THE SET POLICY LIMITS, BUT WILL NO LONGER ALLOW EXCESS COMP TIME, WHICH JUST MEANS THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE OVERTIME PAY DURING THAT WORK PERIOD.

THANK YOU, AND I'M NOW GOING TO TURN THE PRESENTATION OVER TO JESSICA.

THANK YOU JEANINE. ALONG THE SAME THEME OF CONSISTENCY, THE CITY MUST UTILIZE A CONSISTENT AND OBJECTIVE PROCESS FOR CALCULATING SALARY OFFERS, AND OF COURSE, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT EXTERNAL HIRES DO NOT HAVE A GREATER ADVANTAGE THAN CURRENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MAKING PERSONNEL CHANGES.

SO WE DO THEM ALL THE SAME WAY.

THE PROCESS WE HAVE IN PLACE CREDITS, PRIOR RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING THAT EXCEED THOSE REQUIRED BY THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR A POSITION AS STATED IN THE JOB DESCRIPTION.

THE MINIMUM OF A PAY RANGE ASSUMES ANYONE HIRED INTO A POSITION IN THAT RANGE MEETS THOSE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.

THE CREDIT IS ONLY ADDED IF THEY EXCEED THOSE USING OBJECTIVE CRITERIA.

THE VARIOUS PERCENTAGES ASSIGNED TO CREDIT SUPPORT OUR REGULAR PAY PLAN STRUCTURE WITH OUR 50% RANGE SPREAD.

THE GENERAL RULE OF THUMB IS THAT AN EMPLOYEE WOULD BE AROUND THE MIDPOINT OF THE RANGE WHEN THEY HAVE 8 TO 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FOR THAT SAME POSITION.

APPLICANTS, BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL, SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND MAY ALSO INCLUDE A RESUME WHEN SEEKING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A POSITION.

WE ADVISE ON OUR JOB BOARD TO INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR WORK, HISTORY, EDUCATION AND OTHER LICENSES AND SKILLS.

FIRST, OF COURSE, UTILIZE THIS INFORMATION TO DETERMINE THE TOP CANDIDATES TO INTERVIEW.

HOWEVER, WE ALSO RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION TO CALCULATE THE SALARY OFFER FOR THE SELECTED APPLICANT.

HUMAN RESOURCES GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION AND RESUME IF PROVIDED AND ASSIGNED CREDIT.

THIS DETAILED INFORMATION IS THEN SENT TO THE HIRING MANAGER.

HR IS NOT AN EXPERT IN EVERY SINGLE POSITION THE CITY HAS, SO A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS BETWEEN THE HIRING MANAGER AND HR IS IMPERATIVE TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN, AND ALTERNATIVELY THAT WE DO NOT ASSIGN CREDIT WHERE IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE.

THE RESULT IS THAT EMPLOYEES ARE APPROPRIATELY SPACED THROUGHOUT THE PAY RANGE RELATIVE TO THEIR QUALIFICATIONS.

WE DO NOT MAKE LOWBALL OFFERS.

THAT IS NOT BEST PRACTICE TO ATTRACT TALENT.

OFFERS SUPPORTED BY THE SALARY CALCULATION BUT ARE ABOVE THE MIDPOINT DO REQUIRE VERIFICATION FROM FINANCE THAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE.

HOWEVER, WE HAVE NOT ENCOUNTERED ANY INSTANCES WHERE THAT IS NOT THE CASE.

IF AN APPLICANT MAKES A COUNTEROFFER AND THE HIRING MANAGER AND DIVISION HEAD WISHED TO MAKE AN OFFER THAT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE CALCULATION, A JUSTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO HUMAN RESOURCES AND THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL PROVIDE THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE WITH A PAY EQUITY IMPACT REPORT TO REVIEW HOW THIS COULD ADVERSELY IMPACT CURRENT EMPLOYEES.

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NOT ONLY DOES IT MAKE FOR NEGATIVE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS TO PAY SOMEONE MORE THAN EXISTING STAFF YOU ALREADY HAVE THAT ARE EQUALLY OR MORE QUALIFIED THAN THE NEW PERSON.

BUT IT CAN ALSO OPEN UP THE CITY TO LITIGATION, AND FINALLY, JEANIE MENTIONED PRO MERITS EARLIER FOR INTERNAL PROMOTIONS, RECLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS FOR TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENT SINCE THEY ALL RECEIVE A NEW CLASSIFICATION DATE, THIS RESETS THEIR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PERIOD.

WE DO NOT WANT EMPLOYEES TO BE DISADVANTAGED IN THEIR MERIT THROUGH A POSITION CHANGE.

THEREFORE, ONCE WE HAVE CALCULATED THE APPROPRIATE OFFER, WE THEN CALCULATE A PRO RATED MERIT 1/12 OF THE BUDGETED MERIT FOR EACH COMPLETE MONTH AND ADD THAT TO THE TOP OF THE SALARY CALCULATION.

NOTE THAT THIS SAME PROCESS DOES NOT APPLY TO EMPLOYEES IN THE STEP PLANS.

PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL AND FIRE AND PD AS WELL AS WATER SERVICE OPERATORS, EACH OF THOSE GROUPS HAVE SPECIFIC CRITERIA ESTABLISHED FOR WHEN AND HOW PRIOR EXPERIENCE WILL BE COUNTED TOWARDS HIRING AND ABOVE STEP ONE.

THIS HAPPENS RARELY IN FIRE, BUT DEFINITELY PROVIDES THE POLICE DIVISION MORE LATITUDE TO ATTRACT EXPERIENCED LATERAL OFFICERS.

WATER SERVICES SPECIFICALLY ESTABLISH THEIR STEP PLAN USING STATE CERTIFICATIONS.

THE CHANGES TO THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION POLICIES BEGAN WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEO GOV PERFORM BACK IN FEBRUARY OF 2021.

IT'S THE SYSTEM YOU ALL UTILIZE TO EVALUATE THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THE POLICIES ARE NOW CATCHING UP.

WE DID ELIMINATE THE THREE MONTH PROBATIONARY EVALUATION IN OUR PROCESS.

WHILE WE DEFINITELY EXPECT LEADERS TO HAVE ONGOING DISCUSSIONS WITH THEIR NEW EMPLOYEES ABOUT HOW THEY ARE PERFORMING IN THEIR ROLE.

THE COMPLEXITY OF REQUIRING A FORMAL WRITTEN EVALUATION FOR THAT WAS CONSTANTLY BUMPING UP AGAINST THE REQUIRED SIX MONTH PROBATIONARY EVALUATION, AND IN FACT, WE WERE EITHER RECEIVING THEM BOTH AT THE SAME TIME OR NEVER GETTING THE THREE MONTH ONE AT ALL.

AS YOU KNOW, THE EVALUATION TOOL IS BUILT AROUND ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES, JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES AND GOALS.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WAS ADDED FOR FISCAL YEAR 23 AND IS AN ADDITIONAL SECTION THAT, WHILE IT IS MANDATORY, IS NOT PART OF THE READING SCORE.

HOWEVER, IT DRIVES THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THEIR MANAGER AS TO THE EMPLOYEE'S PROFESSIONAL ASPIRATIONS WHERE THEY ARE IN PURSUING THAT JOURNEY AND HOW THE CITY CAN HELP SUPPORT THOSE ASPIRATIONS.

THE PERFORMANCE SYSTEM HAS A TOOL CALLED JOURNALING.

USING THIS TOOL, THE LEADERS CAN DOCUMENT PERFORMANCE GOALS AND DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSIONS WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, AND IT MAKES FOR A WONDERFUL POINT OF REFERENCE WHEN IT'S TIME TO COMPLETE THE EVALUATION.

THE CITY WILL SOON BEGIN THE WORK OF DESIGNING THEIR PAY FOR PERFORMANCE SYSTEM BASED ON THE APPROVED MERIT BUDGET BEGINNING JULY 2024.

THE PERFORMANCE PLATFORM IS ROBUST ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THAT GOAL.

WITH THE GREAT RESIGNATION AND EMPLOYERS DOING CRAZY THINGS TO ATTRACT EMPLOYEES SUCH AS HIRING BONUSES AND ALL KINDS OF RANDOM PERKS.

OFTENTIMES, EMPLOYEES MIGHT REALIZE THEY WERE HAPPIER WORKING FOR THE CITY.

HOWEVER, A LIMITED 30 DAY REHIRE PROVISION JUST ISN'T ENOUGH TIME FOR MOST PEOPLE TO FIGURE THAT OUT.

AND BY THE TIME THEY DO, THEY FEEL LIKE THEY WOULD JUST BE STARTING OVER IN THE CITY.

EXPANDING OUR REHIRE ENTICEMENT TO 12 MONTHS WILL MAKE US VERY ATTRACTIVE TO FORMER EMPLOYEES AND IS A VERY COMPETITIVE PROGRAM IN THE MARKET.

THIS SLIDE REFLECTS SOME OF THE INCENTIVES THIS POLICY INCLUDES, SUCH AS HOW PAY, VACATION AND SICK LEAVE ARE TREATED FOR A RETURNING EMPLOYEE.

EVERY ASPECT OF OUR COMPENSATION PROGRAM AND SUPPORTING POLICIES IS DESIGNED TO POSITION THE CITY FOR SUCCESS IN RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO ALIGN WITH THE CITY'S BUDGET PROCESS.

HOWEVER, MOST IMPORTANTLY IS BUILDING A SYSTEM THAT EMPLOYEES CAN TRUST.

WHEN I BEGAN IN THIS POSITION, DISSATISFACTION WITH COMPENSATION WAS CONTINUING TO RISE.

IN FACT, IT WAS THE GREATEST AREA OF DISSATISFACTION ON THE ENTIRE EMPLOYEE SURVEY.

WHILE EMPLOYEES WILL ALWAYS WANT MORE MONEY, AND WHILE IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH, YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND SOMEONE THAT DOES WHAT YOU DO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND IS MAKING MORE THAN YOU.

WE HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES TO BE CONSISTENT AND TO BUILD A COMPENSATION PROGRAM THAT EMPLOYEES CAN TRUST AND DEPEND ON.

MAINTAINING COMPA-RATIO IS A BIG FACTOR SO THAT WHEN PAY RANGES CHANGE, EMPLOYEES DON'T GET COMPRESSED INTO THE LOWER QUADRANTS OF THE RANGES EVEN AFTER LONG TENURE.

KEEPING CURRENT EMPLOYEES MOVING THROUGH THE RANGES VIA THESE PRACTICES AS WELL AS MERIT ALONG WITH BUDGETING SALARIES AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE RANGES, ALLOW US TO MAKE COMPETITIVE OFFERS TO EXTERNAL CANDIDATES WITHOUT COMPROMISING OUR CURRENT STAFF.

AND FINALLY, WE BELIEVE AN EXPANDED REHIRE ENTICEMENT CAN REATTRACT THOSE WHO FOUND OUT THE GRASS WASN'T GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME TODAY AND JEANINE AND I ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY.

THANK YOU BOTH FOR THE PRESENTATION, COUNCIL DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS? WELL, WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-43 BY TITLE ONLY.

I'LL SECOND.

SECONDED BY VICE MAYOR SWEET.

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

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

CITY CLERK. A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL DECLARING AS A PUBLIC RECORD THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENT FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK AND ENTITLED ADDENDUM 31 TO THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU AND I KNOW HOW MUCH WORK WAS PUT INTO THIS.

I MEAN, SO MUCH BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE THIS WORK AND ENSURE THAT WE ARE PAYING OUR EMPLOYEES PROPERLY, ENSURING THAT WE'RE RETAINING OUR GREAT EMPLOYEES. SO I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU, JEANNIE.

THANK YOU, JESSICA. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE TEAM THAT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THIS MOVE FORWARD.

THIS IS THIS IS REALLY GREAT FOR THE CITY IN WAYS THAT THE PUBLIC MAY NOT KNOW.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN, AND WITH THAT, I MOVE TO OH, SORRY, I'M PULLING IT UP HERE.

ALSO TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-23 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I'LL SECOND.

SECOND BY VICE MAYOR SWEET.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THAT CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

CITY CLERK.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, AMENDING THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS AND FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENT ENTITLED ADDENDUM 31 TO THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY CLERICAL CORRECTIONS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WELL, THANK YOU, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS SEPTEMBER 20TH WHERE WE CAN PUSH THIS FINALLY THROUGH.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10C, THIS IS THE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-44 RESOLUTION APPROVING

[C. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-44: A resolution approving Binding Waivers of Enforcement for thirteen parcels of land located in the City of Flagstaff. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Resolution No. 2022-44 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2022-44 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2022-44]

BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT FOR 13 PARCELS OF LAND LOCATED IN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

MS. RUBALCAVA GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL CRISTINA RUBALCAVA, SENIOR ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY, AND I'M HERE TO PRESENT ON THE 13 BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT THAT ARE PROPOSED.

SO ON MAY 5TH OF 2020, THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED ORDINANCE 2020-11, WHICH MADE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING CODE.

THEY WERE TITLED MISCELLANEOUS PART ONE AMENDMENTS, AND THOSE AMENDMENTS DID MAKE A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT CHANGES, MOSTLY CLEAN UP, BUT ONE OF THE CHANGES INCLUDED INCREASING THE MINIMUM LOT WIDTH FOR A STACKED TRIPLEX FROM 50 TO 75 FEET AND APPLYING THAT NEW MINIMUM TO NEW AND TO EXISTING LOTS.

IN ADDITION, ON NOVEMBER 17TH, 2020, THE COUNCIL ADOPTED ORDINANCE 2020-28, WHICH MADE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLAGSTAFF ZONING CODE THAT WE REFER TO AS HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING, AND THOSE CHANGES, INCLUDING REQUIRING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING, RESTRICTING HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING OF FOUR UNITS OR MORE TO THE PEDESTRIAN SHED OF AN ACTIVITY CENTER AND ADDING PARKING, BEDROOM, BATHROOM AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

IN JUNE AND JULY OF THIS YEAR, THE CITY RECEIVED PROP 207 CLAIMS ON BEHALF OF 13 PARCELS OF LAND.

11 WERE FOR HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING, AND TWO WERE FOR THAT MISCELLANEOUS PART ONE, AND SPECIFICALLY WITH RESPECT TO THAT LOT WITH REQUIREMENT FOR TRIPLEXES.

THE OWNERS CLAIM THAT AS A RESULT OF THOSE TWO CODE AMENDMENTS IN 2020, THEIR PROPERTIES LOST A COLLECTIVE $75 MILLION.

ARS 12-1134, ALSO KNOWN AS PROP 207, PROVIDES THAT IF THE EXISTING RIGHTS TO USE, DIVIDE, SELL OR POSSESS PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY ARE REDUCED BY THE ENACTMENT OR APPLICABILITY OF ANY LAND USE LAW ENACTED AFTER THE DATE THAT THE PROPERTY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE OWNER, AND IF THAT ACTION REDUCES THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY, THEN THE OWNER IS ENTITLED TO JUST COMPENSATION FROM THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.

THE LANDOWNER HAS TO MAKE A WRITTEN DEMAND FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF JUST COMPENSATION AND THE CITY THEN HAS 90 DAYS TO PAY, AMEND THE LAW OR PERMANENTLY WAIVE ENFORCEMENT OF THAT

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NEW LAND USE LAW ON THE LANDOWNERS PARCEL, AND IF THE CITY DOES NOT ACT AND THEN LANDOWNER HAS THE RIGHT TO FILE A CLAIM FOR JUST COMPENSATION AND SUPERIOR COURT WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DATE THE LAND USE LAW TOOK EFFECT.

JUST COMPENSATION FOR DIMINUTION IN VALUE IS THAT REDUCTION IN FAIR MARKET VALUE FOR THE PROPERTY THAT DIRECTLY RESULTS FROM THE LAND USE LAW AND FAIR MARKET VALUE IS THE MOST LIKELY PRICE WHICH THE LAND WOULD BRING IF EXPOSED FOR SALE IN THE OPEN MARKET.

IF APPROVED BY COUNCIL TODAY, THE HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS WILL NOT BE ENFORCED NOR APPLICABLE TO THOSE 11 PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED IN THE BINDING WAIVER OF ENFORCEMENT ATTACHED TO THE AGENDA ITEM AND THE PREVIOUS 50 FOOT LOT WIDTH MINIMUM STANDARD WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY TO THOSE TWO PROPERTIES WHO FILED CLAIMS ON THE MISCELLANEOUS PART ONE AMENDMENT, AND I'M HERE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME? THAT I MOVED TO READ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-44 BY TITLE ONLY.

I'LL SECOND. SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

CITY CLERK, A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING BINDING WAIVERS OF ENFORCEMENT FOR 13 PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

MOVE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-44.

I'LL SECOND. SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED. THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM TEN D.

[D. Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-21: An ordinance of the Flagstaff City Council authorizing the acquisition of real property from the BNSF Railway Company; providing for delegation of authority, repeal of conflicting ordinances, severability, clerical corrections, and establishing an effective date; and Consideration and Approval of Contract: A Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement with BNSF Railway Company to purchase approximately 2,614 square feet of real property, to be executed after the effective date of Ordinance No. 2022-XX. STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: At the September 6th Council Meeting: 1) Read Ordinance No. 2022-21 by title only for the first time 2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-21 by title only (if approved above) At the September 20th Council Meeting: 3) Read Ordinance No. 2022-21 by title only for the final time 4) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-21 by title only (if approved above) 5) Adopt Ordinance No. 2022-21 6) Approve the Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement, and authorize the Mayor to execute the required documents after the effective date of Ordinance No. 2022-21]

THIS IS CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-21, AN ORDINANCE OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FROM THE BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, PROVIDING FOR DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY CLERICAL CORRECTIONS, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND THE CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF CONTRACT REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT WITH BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY TO PURCHASE APPROXIMATELY 2614 SQUARE FEET OF REAL PROPERTY TO BE EXECUTED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022-21.

CITY STAFF. GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

GOOD TO SEE YOU. POP QUIZ.

DID YOU KNOW AT THE NEW DCC DEVELOPMENT THERE IS A TINY SLIVER OF LAND THAT THE CITY DOES NOT OWN.

SO HERE'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

WE'RE AT PHOENIX AND MILTON.

HERE ON THE LEFT IS THE CITY'S WAREHOUSE, AND THEN ON THE RIGHT IS THE CITY'S PARKING LOT , AND IN BETWEEN, THERE'S THIS TINY LITTLE SLIVER THAT THE RAILROAD HAS OWNED AND WAS NEVER CONVEYED TO THE CITY.

THIS LITTLE SLIVER WE'VE BEEN AFFECTIONATELY CALLING IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ACQUIRE FOR QUITE SOME TIME TO REALLY UNIFY THE DCC DEVELOPMENT SITE, AND THIS IS FINALLY WHAT YOU THIS AGENDA ITEM BEFORE YOU IS REALLY THE CULMINATION OF A LOT OF EFFORT FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE TO GET THE RAILROAD TO AGREE TO SELL THIS PORTION OF LAND TO THE CITY.

SO THIS REALLY IS GOING TO DO IS UNIFY THIS SITE, ELIMINATE ANY KIND OF BARRIERS BETWEEN ACCESS BETWEEN THE BOTH PHASES OF THE DCC.

HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, JUST KIND OF LOOKING NORTH INTO IT AND IT'S 2000 SQUARE FEET.

THIS IS A SMALL THING, BUT IT'S KIND OF.

TRICKY TO DEVELOP AROUND IT, AND WE WERE HOPING THAT WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO PUT A FENCE UP AND SAY, DO NOT CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUS BARN, BUT NO, THANKFULLY, BNSF HAS BEEN A GREAT PARTNER IN THIS.

WE'VE GOT AN APPRAISAL.

SO IT WAS APPRAISED AT A VALUE THAT BNSF ACCEPTED, AND SO THE ITEM TODAY IS TO APPROVE THIS TO AUTHORIZE THE ACQUISITION OF THIS PARCEL SO THAT WE CAN KIND OF HAVE FULL SITE CONTROL OVER THE NEW DCC DEVELOPMENT , AND I'M AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ONE.

SO THANK YOU MUCH FOR ORCHESTRATING THIS.

I MOVED TO READ ORDINANCE NUMBER 2022- 21 BY TITLE ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I'LL SECOND.

SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? A LITTLE MORE DISCUSSION.

YES, COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

I SEE THAT THERE'S A COUPLE OF OTHER LITTLE SLIVERS NORTH OF THE PARKING AREA AND ONE JUST NORTH OF THE BUILDING.

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ARE THOSE OWNED BY THE CITY OR? THE ONES, THOSE ARE BOTH BNSF PARCELS AS WELL, AND THEY'RE GOING TO STAY BNSF? WELL, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT A LOT OF DIFFERENT PROJECTS IN THE WORKS AROUND HERE, NAMELY THE RIO DE FLAG.

AND SO THERE WILL BE SOME TYPE OF CITY OWNERSHIP UNDER OR ACROSS THOSE AT SOME POINT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE.

ANY OPPOSED. THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY CITY CLERK AN ORDINANCE OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FROM THE BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, PROVIDING FOR DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY CLERICAL CORRECTIONS, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

EXCELLENT. THAT DOES BRING US DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 10 E.

[E. Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-45: A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council approving the filing of condemnation proceedings to acquire easements necessary for the Switzer Canyon Water Transmission Main project, Phase IV, A Public Use; and establishing an effective date STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: 1) Read Resolution No. 2022-45 by title only 2) City Clerk reads Resolution No. 2022-45 by title only (if approved above) 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2022-45]

CONSIDERATION ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-45, A RESOLUTION OF FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING THE FILING OF CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS TO ACQUIRE EASEMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE SWEITZER CANYON WATER TRANSMISSION, MAIN PROJECT PHASE FOR A PUBLIC USE AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

BRICE DOUGHERTY, REAL ESTATE MANAGER AGAIN.

THIS IS A PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A LONG TIME NOW.

THIS IS THE FOURTH PHASE OF THE SWEITZER WATER TRANSMISSION LINE.

THE ORIGIN OF THE PROJECT WAS BACK IN 2012.

THERE'S FIVE PHASES, SO WE'RE TRYING TO COMPLETE PHASES FOUR AND FIVE.

WE'VE BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS ON THIS FOR A LONG TIME NOW, BASICALLY FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, BECAUSE THERE'S A THERE'S KIND OF A LOT OF DIFFERENT INTERESTS INVOLVED.

SO WE NEED ADDITIONAL EASEMENTS ON THEIR PROPERTY AND THOSE EASEMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR A WATER LINE AND KIND OF THAT NEXUS WITH WELL, CAN, CAN WE ACCESS THAT WATER LINE FOR WATER HAS ALWAYS BEEN KIND OF THIS THIS ISSUE THAT'S BEEN DIFFICULT TO RESOLVE.

AND WE'VE BEEN MAKING SOME SERIOUS HEADWAY ON THAT, AND LAST LAST THAT COUNCIL WEIGHED IN ON THIS.

THEY CONSIDERED BACK IN DECEMBER CONSIDER SERVING THIS AREA IF THEY WOULD PROVIDE IF THEY WOULD BASICALLY ESTABLISH A SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT WATER DISTRICT WITH THE COUNTY, AND SO WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THAT AS A STAFF TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN BEST SUPPORT THE OWNERS IN THIS AREA FOR ANY WHATEVER THAT ULTIMATELY LOOKS LIKE.

THAT'S JUST A LONG PREAMBLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD THE OFFERS FOR THE EASEMENTS.

WE SENT THOSE BACK IN JUNE AND WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS PROJECT IS A 2023 CAPITAL PROJECT AND WE'RE STILL CONTINUING TO NEGOTIATE WITH ALL THESE OWNERS, BUT WE REALLY WANTED TO COME BEFORE THE COUNCIL TODAY AND ASK FOR THE RIGHT TO FILE CONDEMNATION HEARINGS ON SOME OF THESE PROPERTIES IN CASE WE CAN'T COME TO SOME CONCLUSIONS ON ON ALL OF THESE, BECAUSE WE REALLY DO NEED TO START WRAPPING UP SO THAT WE CAN GO TO BID AND HAVE A CONTRACTOR BID ON THIS PROJECT.

PLENTY OF THAT. I'VE GOT GARY MILLER AND TREVOR HENRY HERE AS WELL, IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROJECT IN GENERAL, BUT THIS IS REALLY JUST TO AUTHORIZE CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS.

WE'RE NOT WE'RE STILL NEGOTIATING WITH ALL OF THE OWNERS.

WE'RE NOT STARTING THOSE AT THIS TIME.

THIS IS JUST TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THAT AS A TOOL TO ACQUIRE THE EASEMENTS NEEDED.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS? NOT SEEING ANY, SO HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

MAYOR, I MOVED TO READ RESOLUTION 2022-45 BY TITLE ONLY.

I SECOND THAT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. ALL RIGHT, HI.

HI. HI, AND YOU POST.

THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY CITY CLERK, A RESOLUTION OF THE FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVING THE FILING OF CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS TO ACQUIRE EASEMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE

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SWITZER CANYON WATER TRANSMISSION, MAIN PROJECT PHASE FOUR, A PUBLIC USE AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

I MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NUMBER 2022-45.

SECOND.

SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. AYE.

ANY OPPOSED. THAT CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT, FOLKS, MOVING RIGHT ALONG HERE.

I'LL ASK THIS COUNCIL, DO YOU NEED A QUICK TEN MINUTE BREAK REAL QUICK BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

OR LESS PRESS RIGHT ALONG.

I'M DOWN FOR IT. LET'S DO IT.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S DO IT.

THEN WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 11A, THIS IS OUR DISCUSSION ITEMS ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANT PROGRAM ANNUAL UPDATE.

[A. Neighborhood Sustainability Grant Program Annual Update STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION: Informational update to the City Council: No action is requested.]

OKAY, GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS MARISSA MALLOY AND I AM THE SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF SUSTAINABILITY DIVISION.

I AM SO EXCITED TO PRESENT TO YOU TONIGHT ON OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANT PROGRAM AND THE COMPLETED PROJECTS OF FISCAL YEAR 2020 TO 2021.

THE GRANT RECIPIENTS OF 2021 TO 2022 AS WELL AS TOUCH ON THIS YEAR'S CYCLE.

I WANT TO TAKE A QUICK MOMENT TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE GRANTS.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANT PROGRAM IS A COMPETITIVE GRANT THAT FUNDS COMMUNITY PROJECTS RELATED TO FOOD, WASTE, CLIMATE ACTION, RESILIENCE, BUILDING ENERGY, PUBLIC HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, EDUCATIONAL GROUPS, AND NON-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE PROJECTS ARE WITHIN FLAGSTAFF CITY LIMITS. IN FISCAL YEAR 2022 2021, THE GRANTS HAD A TOTAL OF $25,000 IN FUNDING, AND APPLICANTS COULD APPLY FOR UP TO $2,000 IN FUNDING IN FISCAL YEAR 2021 TO 2022.

COUNCIL VOTED TO APPROVE A BUDGETARY INCREASE OF A TOTAL OF $50,000 FOR THESE GRANTS.

THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION PUT TOGETHER A WORKING GROUP TO SUGGEST ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES IN ORDER TO BETTER PROCESS THE INCREASE IN RECIPIENTS, INCLUDING INCREASING THE INDIVIDUAL AWARD AMOUNT OF UP TO $5,000 IN FISCAL YEAR 2022 2021.

WE HAD A TOTAL OF 30 APPLICANTS THROUGH TWO CYCLES OF OUTREACH AND APPLICATIONS, 18 OF WHICH WERE FUNDED IN FISCAL YEAR 2021 TO 2022.

WE HAD A TOTAL OF 25 APPLICANTS THROUGH ONE CYCLE OF APPLICATIONS, 11 OF WHICH WERE FUNDED.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS A MORE EQUITABLE PROCESS.

LAST YEAR, WE STARTED HOSTING GRANT WORKSHOPS TO MAKE THE GRANTS MORE APPROACHABLE TO POTENTIAL APPLICANTS WHO MAY HAVE NOT WRITTEN A GRANT APPLICATION BEFORE.

WE TEAMED UP WITH BEAUTIFICATION, ARTS AND SCIENCES, AND WE DISCUSSED THE REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS AND THE BEAUTIFICATION AND ACTION GRANTS, AND GIVE APPLICANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRAINSTORM AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THEIR IDEAS.

WE HOSTED OUR FIRST EVER GRANT WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2021, VIRTUALLY, AND JUST HELD ANOTHER VIRTUAL EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 1ST.

WE HAVE AN UPCOMING IN-PERSON WORKSHOP AT THE EAST SIDE COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, AND I'LL GO INTO THOSE DETAILS ON A LATER SLIDE.

SO HERE ARE OUR 16 ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR PROJECTS AND JUST FINISHED GIVING THEIR FINAL REPORTS.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WORKING WITH ALL OUR GRANT RECIPIENTS AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PARTS OF THE JOB.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK BUILDING RESILIENCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

THERE IS SUCH A DIVERSE ARRAY OF PROJECTS.

THEY BUILD SO MUCH INTO THE SUSTAINABILITY DIVISION'S WORK AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO PRESENT THEM TO YOU TODAY.

FIRST UP IS A NEW LIVING.

THEY BUILT A LARGER, MORE ACCESSIBLE CHICKEN COOP AT THEIR FACILITY AND EDUCATED FAMILIES ON LOCAL FOOD AND PRODUCE AND HOW TO PREPARE MEALS WITH THE VEGETABLES THEY GROW AND THE EGGS THEY COLLECT.

ROOTS MAKER FARM INSTALLED A HOOP HOUSE TO EXPAND THEIR MICRO GREEN GROWING OPERATION, WHICH ALLOWED THEM TO PROVIDE AN AVERAGE OF 40 TRAYS PER WEEK TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH A CSA PROGRAM THE FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY, LOCAL MARKET, LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND THE ARIZONA FOOD BANK NETWORK.

KILLIP ELEMENTARY RECEIVED A GRANT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE KILLIP SCHOOL GARDEN IN ORDER TO GIVE ALL STUDENTS HANDS ON LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND INCREASE FOOD OUTPUT TO GO DIRECTLY BACK INTO THE SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY.

ADDITIONALLY, THROUGH THE PANDEMIC, STUDENTS ATTENDED VIRTUAL GARDENING CLASSES.

SEEDS AND SUPPLIES WERE SENT HOME WHILE STUDENTS WERE COMPLETELY REMOTE.

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THE ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF INSTALLED AN EDUCATIONAL GARDEN TO DEMONSTRATE SEVERAL SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESSFUL FOOD PRODUCTION WITHIN THE HIGH DESERT ENVIRONMENT, AND IF ESTIMATED, 4500 GALLONS OF WATER WERE SAVED BY USING DRIP LINE IRRIGATION WHEN COMPARED TO HOSE WATERING AND A TOTAL OF 39 HOURS OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WERE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH 13 SESSIONS COVERING TOPICS SUCH AS SOIL AMENDMENT STRATEGIES, CROP ROTATION STRATEGIES, SEED SAVING, COMPOSTING SEASON EXTENSION AND WATER CONSCIOUS IRRIGATION METHODS.

OAKLEY ANDERSON-MOORE SUPERYARD FARMS GOAL WAS TO DISTRIBUTE SEED PACKETS FOR NATIVE PLANTS THAT CAN BE EATEN AS GREENS AS WELL AS ALTERNATIVE NON-NATIVE PLANTS GROWN IN ANALOG CLIMATES TO NORTHERN ARIZONA IN AN INFORMATIONAL COLORING BOOK IN ENGLISH.

SPANISH AND TO NAME.

THEY SAVED AN ESTIMATED 6000 GALLONS OF WATER.

MADE AN ORIGINAL COLORING BOOK WITH SEEDS AND DISTRIBUTED OVER 150 COLORING BOOKS AND 600 SEED PACKETS AT FREE EVENTS ACROSS FLAGSTAFF.

DARRIEN BENALLY'S PROJECT AIMED TO PROMOTE FOOD SECURITY AND ENABLE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO GROW THEIR OWN NUTRITIOUS GARDEN PLANTS AND LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY BY DISTRIBUTING BALCONY GARDENING KITS.

SHE DISTRIBUTED 15 KITS TO DIFFERENT NATIVE HOUSEHOLDS ACROSS FLAGSTAFF AND REACHED 40 DIFFERENT COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH WORKSHOPS ON GARDENING, CLIMATE CHANGE, SEED STARTING AND GROWING KIT PREPARATION.

THE AZULITA PROJECT WORKS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFF WITH ACCESS TO EASY TO USE RECYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE IN SCHOOLS.

STEFAN INTERNS FROM THE ACLU PROJECT, WILLOW BEND ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER AND MARSHALL STEM COORDINATOR MANAGED AND IMPLEMENTED THE BIN DISPERSAL.

OVER 100 RECYCLING BINS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND EACH NEW RECYCLING BIN WAS PAIRED WITH A TRASH BIN AND LABELED WITH CITY APPROVED SIGNAGE EXPLAINING HOW TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY THROWAWAY AND RECYCLABLE WASTE.

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OFFERED AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO TEACH TEENS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD WASTE AND TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

20 CLUB TEENS AND 30 CLUB KIDS PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAMING, AND THEY EXPANDED THEIR GARDEN AREA IN THE BRANDON HOMES HOUSING COMPLEX, ADDING FOUR GARDEN BEDS AND A STAND FOR HERBS. THE CONGREGATION LEV SHALOM WAS ABLE TO TURN FOOD AND GARDEN WASTE INTO RICH SOIL AND DONATED THEIR FIRST HARVEST ON AUGUST TEN TO THE FAMILY FLAGSTAFF FAMILY FOOD CENTER.

THE FIRST OF MANY DONATIONS.

THE GOAL OF KILLIP ELEMENTARY AND THE COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER WAS TO CREATE A CLUB FOR COLLECTING DONATIONS, REPURPOSING AND UPCYCLING COMPUTERS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES IN THE SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY.

STUDENTS IN THIS CLUB WERE TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN INSTALLING OPERATING SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE.

THEY WERE ABLE TO CREATE THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMPUTER AND HARDWARE DONATIONS TO DISTRIBUTE TO ELEMENTARY FAMILIES AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND DONATED THREE MACHINES, ONE BOUGHT WITH GRANT FUNDS AND THE OTHER DONATED AND SUPPLEMENTED WITH GRANT FUNDS.

THREADED TOGETHER, HOSTED A WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS, FOCUSED ON REPURPOSING RESPONSIBILITY AND RESILIENCE THROUGH HAND, QUILTING AND MENDING.

THE GOAL WAS FOR PARTICIPANTS TO LEARN ABOUT TEXTILE WASTE AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND GAIN EMPOWERING SKILLS THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO MEND THEIR OWN CLOTHES AND CREATE QUILTS FROM REPURPOSED MATERIALS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO TEACH SUSTAINABLE SEWING SKILLS TO 18 STUDENTS WHILE AWARDING FIVE FULL AND FOUR PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THESE WORKSHOPS.

THEY ALSO CREATED A DIGITAL TUTORIAL ON SUSTAINABLE QUILTING, WHICH IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON THEIR WEBSITE.

FLAGSTAFF JUNIOR ACADEMY CREATED A CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TO HELP GUIDE THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND FURTHERED CLIMATE EDUCATION GOALS FROM THE PLAN BY PURCHASING SCIENCE KITS FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM. THE PLAN RECEIVED APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF FLAGSTAFF JUNIOR ACADEMY AND TARGETED AREAS INCLUDING EDUCATION, ENERGY, WATER, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION.

THE NORTHERN ARIZONA CLIMATE CHANGE ALLIANCE AIMS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ENGAGE IN ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCE TOPICS. THEY PROVIDED SEVEN EDUCATIONAL EVENTS TO NEARLY 350 PARTICIPANTS COVERING FOOD AND PUBLIC HEALTH CONNECTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND LOCAL CLIMATE IMPACTS, AND THEY DEVELOPED A WEB PAGE THAT ACTS AS AN ARCHIVE OF ALL EVENT RECORDINGS, PARTNERS, RESOURCES, AND WAYS TO GET INVOLVED.

THE METEOR'S GOAL WAS TO IMPROVE CRATER COMMUNITY RADIO STUDIO AND PROVIDE EQUIPMENT TO LOAN TO REPORTERS, ALLOWING THEM TO EXPAND REPORTING AND PROVIDE MORE DIVERSE AND RELEVANT PROGRAMING TO FLAGSTAFF.

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THEY WERE ABLE TO SET UP A BROADCAST RADIO STUDIO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, TRAINED 27 RADIO HOSTS ON BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT, OPERATOR OPERATION AUDIO EDITING TECHNIQUES AND INTERVIEW SKILLS, AND THEY CREATED THE CRATER COMMUNITY RADIO PHONE APP TO INCREASE LISTENERSHIP ACCESSIBILITY AND A NEW WEBSITE CREATOR RADIO.COM TO INCREASE CONNECTION, SPEED AND LISTENERSHIP.

THEY ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 628 LIVE RADIO LISTENERS A MONTH AND THE RADIO ARCHIVE HAS RECEIVED 1573 TOTAL PLAYS AND 41,734 TOTAL MINUTES LISTENED.

TOWNSITE URBAN FARM MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO THEIR HOOP HOUSE TO EXTEND THE GROWING SEASON AND OPTIMIZE LAND USE FOR GROWING PRODUCE IN AN URBAN SETTING.

PROVIDE ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE TO THE COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES, INCLUDING URBAN FARMING AND HIGH ALTITUDE COMPOSTING, RAISING BACKYARD CHICKENS AND WASTE REDUCTION.

THEY INSTALLED A SOLAR SYSTEM THAT POWERS FANS IN THE HOOP HOUSE, ADDED A GRAVEL PATH TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY TO THE FARM, GAVE URBAN FARM TOURS TO OVER 40 COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND DONATED OVER 25 POUNDS OF PRODUCE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND A LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION , AND LASTLY, SILAS AIKEN.

HIS PROJECT GOAL WAS TO GROW ALL GARDEN VEGETABLES ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH RAINWATER AND LAUNCH AN URBAN FARM BUSINESS AND GARDEN HUB FOR THE COMMUNITY.

HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE AN ESTIMATED 4000 TO 8000 GALLONS OF WATER SOLD AND DONATED OVER 70 BAGS OF GARDEN GREENS AND SOLD AND DONATED OVER 70 GARDEN STARTS. THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 2021 RECIPIENTS.

ALL THE WORK HAS MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY , AND HERE OUR RECENT FISCAL YEAR, 2021 TO 2022 RECIPIENTS WHO ARE WORKING ON THEIR PROJECTS NOW, AND WE'LL BE GIVING THEIR FINAL REPORTS NEXT YEAR TO HIGHLIGHT AND GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF JUST A FEW OF THESE EXCITING PROJECTS. LIMINAL FLAGSTAFF IS WORKING TO OFFER PAY WHAT YOU CAN, NUTRITIONALLY CONSCIOUS VEGETARIAN MEALS THROUGH A COMMUNITY FRIDGE AND OFFER A FREE SPACE TO PREPARE AND STORE FOOD FOR THE UNSHELTERED POPULATION.

A SPACE TO TRAIN COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON NUTRITION AND FOOD PRODUCTION, AND A CONSISTENT SPACE TO HOLD LARGE SCALE COMMUNITY POTLUCKS.

SUPER YARD FARMS IS AIMING TO TURN RESIDENTIAL PINE TREE DEBRIS INTO CLIMATE CHANGE, MITIGATING BIOCHAR AND MULCH, AND PROVIDE A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS THAT PROVIDE INFORMATION WITH FREE MULCH AND BIOCHAR TO LOCAL GARDENERS AND SMALL SCALE FARMERS TO USE IN CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND DRY FARMING TECHNIQUES, AND LEFTY LUCEY BIKES IS PROVIDING AN ON GOING COMMUNITY BIKE BUILDING AND BIKE REPAIR POP UP EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT TARGET LOW INCOME RESIDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. LASTLY, I WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT THIS YEAR'S GRANT CYCLE HAS BEGUN.

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR FISCAL YEAR 2022 TO 2023 NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH.

OUR NEXT GRANT WORKSHOP IS SEPTEMBER 17TH, FROM 10 A.M.

TO 12:00 PM AT THE EAST SIDE COMMUNITY LIBRARY, AND TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE TIMELINE, THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION WILL EVALUATE APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AND DETERMINE THE RECIPIENTS IN THEIR MEETING ON NOVEMBER 17TH.

WE WILL BEGIN MEETING WITH THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS AND PROCESSING FUNDING IN DECEMBER, AND RECIPIENTS WILL LIKELY SEE THOSE FUNDS AND BEGIN WORK IN JANUARY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THIS AFTERNOON.

I WILL BE SENDING AN EMAIL AFTER THIS MEETING WITH FLIERS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THESE GRANTS, AND WE HOPE YOU'LL HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BEFORE I LEAVE.

WE'RE ALSO FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE LINDSEY WATSON WITH THREADED TOGETHER HERE WITH US TONIGHT TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEIR PROJECT, AND I WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS AFTERWARDS.

SO, LINDSEY, IF YOU'RE ON, CAN YOU UNMUTE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR GRANT? YES. CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES, I'LL ASSUME.

YES. SO MY NAME IS LINDSEY.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THREADED TOGETHER.

WE'RE A LOCAL NONPROFIT HERE IN TOWN DEDICATED TO JUST INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND CONNECTION THROUGH SEWING AND TEXTILE PROGRAMS. SO I'M JUST HERE TO SHARE SOME GRATITUDE TO THE COUNCIL TONIGHT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANT PROGRAM.

THESE FUNDS, AGAIN, HELP SUPPORT OUR SUSTAINABLE SEWING WORKSHOP SERIES, WHERE WE GOT TO GATHER WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN A SAFE WAY, WHICH FELT WILD DURING ALL THE COVID FUN TIMES LAST FALL AND WINTER, AND SO WE GOT TO GET TOGETHER.

I SPECIFICALLY TAUGHT THE SUSTAINABLE QUILTING WORKSHOP.

WE WORKED WITH SHARON'S ATTIC, WHO DONATED THE FUNKIEST BOX OF MATERIALS FOR OUR WORKSHOP SERIES.

AND SO WE HAD SOME GOLD LAME' SHOWER CURTAINS AND SOME OLD MAYBE STAINED FLORAL SHEETS, AND MY GROUP OF

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QUILTING STUDENTS WERE JUST SO CREATIVE AND CAME UP WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL QUILTS, TAKING THESE MATERIALS THAT WERE ABSOLUTELY DESTINED FOR THE LANDFILL AND TURNING THEM INTO TREASURES.

SO THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT WAS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM.

A BIG TENET OF OUR ORGANIZATION IS TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY OF QUALITY ARTS PROGRAMING, AND SO THIS GRANT ALLOWED US TO OFFER FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS SO THAT ANYONE COULD ATTEND.

WE ROUTINELY SEE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE THAT AT LEAST 50% OF OUR PARTICIPANTS REQUIRE SOME SORT OF SCHOLARSHIP, AND THAT'S, OF COURSE, WHAT WE SAW FOR THESE WORKSHOPS, TOO.

SO 50% OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE SERVED WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND THESE WORKSHOPS WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THIS GRANT FUNDING.

I THINK WITH ALL EVERYTHING GOING ON WITH COVID AND THE CHALLENGES OF THAT, OBVIOUSLY AND INFLATION, IT JUST FELT REALLY GREAT TO BE ABLE TO NOT ONLY ADEQUATELY PAY OUR STAFF FOR THEIR TIME AND EXPERTISE AND IN HOSTING THESE WORKSHOPS AND DOING ALL THE PROMOTION AND EVERYTHING, BUT ALSO TO JUST HELP PEOPLE ACCESS THIS REALLY FUN AND JOYFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BE CREATIVE AND CONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE HAD A LOT OF GREAT FEEDBACK FROM THE PROGRAM AND WE'RE GOING TO USE OBVIOUSLY ALL OF THE CURRICULUM AND MATERIAL THAT WE CAME UP WITH DURING THIS PROJECT TO CONTINUE TO OFFER THESE WORKSHOPS SO THAT WE CAN REALLY JUST SPREAD OUR LOVE OF SUSTAINABLE SEWING WHILE REALLY TRYING TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO MAKE WHAT THEY NEED AND MEND WHAT THEY HAVE AND JUST KIND OF REDUCE OUR CONSUMPTION AND WASTE ALTOGETHER.

SO JUST A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE COUNCIL AND THIS PROGRAM.

IT REALLY MEANS A LOT TO US, ESPECIALLY TO US, A LITTLE KIND OF ON THE SMALLER SIDE, NONPROFITS OUT THERE, THESE $2000 GRANTS MAKE A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE FOR US.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LINDSEY, AND YOU KNOW, THIS IS SUCH A GREAT WAY TO BRING CREATIVE THOUGHTS TO A TO FRUITION, PROVIDE THIS THESE SKILLS TO A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND IT'S REALLY COOL WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING, AND I THINK I CAN SAY ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL, WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY SUPPORTING THESE CREATIVE IDEAS AND SEEING THEM TO FRUITION.

SO BUT IT ALWAYS TAKES YOUR IDEAS TO SEE THAT THROUGH.

SO WITH THAT WE DO HAVE A COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS LIKE TO IF YOU'D LIKE TO JUMP IN.

YES. YES. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I LIFT UP EVERY EVERY ORGANIZATION WHO RECEIVED THE GRANT AND WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE PROJECT, AS WELL AS THE ORGANIZATIONS WITH ONGOING PROJECT I PARTICULARLY MENTIONED AND EXTEND GRATITUDE TO THREADED TOGETHER.

SO I AM IN AWE OF THIS NONPROFIT'S ABILITY TO THREAD THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER THROUGH COVID.

I RECALL THREADED TOGETHER RECEIVED SOME OF THE CITY'S COVID RELIEF FUNDING BACK IN 2019 AND TO PRODUCE SCRUBS AND MASKS TO MEET THOSE NEEDS.

SO I LIFT EVERYONE UP AND I THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU DO TO OUR COMMUNITY AND TO OUR SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OF [INAUDIBLE] REGARDING THE CURRENT GRANT PROGRAM? I'M NOT SEEING ANY OF THIS TIME.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

THIS IS JUST IT'S AMAZING TO SEE ALL THESE COMMUNITY MEMBERS COMING TOGETHER TO WORK TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY, TEACH THE NEW GENERATION HOW TO BE MORE COGNIZANT OF THAT FACT AND SUPER COOL ALL YOU'RE DOING.

OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM 12R, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE IN THIS TIME MS. SALTZBURG? NOT TONIGHT MAYOR, THANK YOU.

THAT BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM 13, OUR INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TOO FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL AND STAFF AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS SINCE WE DID IN

[13. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO/FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL, AND STAFF, AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS]

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REVERSE ORDER BEFORE.

WE'LL DO IT BY ROLL CALL AND STANDARD ORDER, STARTING WITH VICE MAYOR SWEET.

MAYOR, AS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, A LOT OF US WERE AT THE LEAGUE CONFERENCE LAST WEEK AND IT WAS ANOTHER GREAT YEAR OF LEARNING AND NETWORKING.

THIS SATURDAY THERE IS THE FLAGSTAFF MUSIC FESTIVAL HAPPENING AT NOON UNTIL 9 P.M.

ON HERITAGE SQUARE.

AND LASTLY, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR CITY MANAGER, GREG CLIFTON.

YOU STOLE MY THUNDER.

I WAS GOING TO COME UP WITH THAT LAST, BUT.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

I HAVE NO INFORMATIONAL ITEMS FOR TONIGHT.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

THANK YOU. FIRST, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CITY MANAGER.

THAT'S VERY EXCITING.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY IS AWARE OF THE ARIZONA HOUSING SUPPLY STUDY COMMITTEE ROADSHOW HEARING TOMORROW FROM 1 TO 3 P.M.

AT NACET. THE TOWN HALL IS SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT ON THE NEEDS FOR HOUSING IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE.

SO PUBLIC COMMENT IS VERY MUCH ENCOURAGED DURING THAT SESSION, AND AGAIN, THAT HEARING IS FROM 1 TO 3 P.M.

TOMORROW AT NACET AND I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE BECAUSE I HAVE A CAT THAT LIKES TO TALK DURING MEETINGS, SO HE'S PROBABLY GOING TO START CHATTING HERE IN A SECOND, BUT LASTLY, I'D LIKE TO REQUEST A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REGARDING ACTION THAT WE AS COUNCIL MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE TO SUPPORT MORE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN NAU AND SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

COUNCIL, SOME MEMBERS TODAY PROBABLY RECEIVED A SIMILAR MESSAGE REGARDING JUST ONE RECENT ISSUE OF PARTIES, PARKING CONCERNS, TRASH AND JUST GENERAL NEGATIVE INTERACTIONS IN THE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY, AND I'D LIKE TO NOTE JUST GENERAL AWARENESS OF OTHER INSTANCES OF THIS STRUGGLE.

WE'VE HAD TO ENFORCE GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PRACTICES IN SOME OF OUR CAMPUS ADJACENT COMMUNITIES.

I REALLY WANT TO SEE US AS COUNCIL BE MORE ENGAGED IN THAT CONVERSATION AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN MAYBE BETTER PARTNER WITH NAU, WITH THEIR COMMUNITY RELATIONS TEAM, WITH FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ANYONE WHO WE NEED TO PARTNER WITH TO HELP BETTER THESE RELATIONSHIPS.

SO I JUST LIKE TO INTRODUCE THAT FOR FUTURE CONVERSATION.

THANKS. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER HOUSE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY. NOTHING ELSE TONIGHT, THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

FOR FULL DISCLOSURE, I AM THE I AM ONE OF FEW ATTENDEES TO THE CONFERENCE AT THE ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE LAST WEEK WHO WERE EXPOSED TO COVID.

THANKFULLY, THEIR MILD SYMPTOMS AND I'M JUST CHANNELING MY BONNIE TYLER VOICE AND JANIS JOPLIN VOICE, AND WITH THAT I SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, MR. CLIFTON. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

WE'RE WISHING YOU A VERY SPEEDY RECOVERY AND MAKE SURE YOU GET THAT VITAMIN C BECAUSE THAT'S IMPORTANT.

WE WANT YOU TO BE 100%.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI. YES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I ALSO WILL BE ATTENDING THE HOUSING STUDY COMMITTEE TOMORROW FROM 1 TO 3 P.M, AND HOPE OTHERS WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN US.

I DID WANT TO ASK CITY MANAGER CLIFTON I KNOW WE RECEIVED THAT EMAIL FROM WENDY WITH THE KATZ PROGRAM ABOUT THE REQUEST.

HOW DO WE GO ABOUT SEEING IF THIS COUNCIL SUPPORTS? IF THAT'S JUST AN EMAIL OR IF THAT'S A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM? MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER I'LL LET YOU ALL KIND OF CHEW ON THAT AND SEE HOW WE BEST MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO FOLLOW UP WITH THAT, AND THEN LASTLY, JUST YES, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. CLIFTON. VERY, VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOU ON THE SPECIAL DAY, AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE REST OF OF YOUR YOUR BIRTHDAY DAY. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, EVERYBODY, AND BE WELL, COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI AND I WOULD JUST SAY WE HAD A REALLY GREAT CONFERENCE DOWN SOUTH, MET A LOT OF GREAT

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FOLKS AND LEARNED A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING OUT OF THIS 95 DEGREE OUTSIDE OFFICE THAT I'M SITTING IN NOW.

I'VE BEEN A LITTLE SHINY, THIS MEETING, BUT BEFORE WE ADJOURN, I JUST WOULD LIKE IT IF ALL OF COUNCIL MIGHT TURN ON THEIR CAMERAS, AND WE ALL WISH CITY MANAGER CLIFTON A HAPPY 29TH BIRTHDAY.

SO ON THE COUNT OF THREE JUST SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

SO ONE, TWO, THREE.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND WITH THAT, IT IS 5:06.

GOOD JOB, EVERYONE.

MR. MAYOR? YES? MR. CLIFTON HAS A COMMENT.

OH, SORRY, I DIDN'T SEE THAT THERE.

GO FOR IT, CLIFTON.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WILL NOT BE SINGING, AND WE'RE ALL GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

I JUST WANTED COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI TO KNOW THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT TOPIC THAT YOU MENTIONED AT THE STAFF LEVEL AND FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.

PLEASE STAY TUNED.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WELL-WISHES, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

BUT THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR THE GOOD CONVERSATION, AND WITH THAT MEETING ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.