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4/7 Work Session and 4/9 Council Meeting Over VTC

The Sierra Vista City Council Work Session for April 7th and Council Meeting for April 9th took place over WebEx, a video teleconferencing platform (VTC), this past week. And unsurprisingly, it was (for the most part) clearer and louder than when we stream our meetings through the outdated cameras and microphones in the chamber at City Hall. There was however a few hiccups, especially with our first meeting. Only the Mayor and Council Member Benning's cameras were connecting and everyone else was audio-only. The City Manager's microphone was also cutting out occasionally, but both issues have since been resolved. Members of the public were able to call in and listen to the meeting live, as well as participate during the call to the public, although no one did this past meeting. Of course, we all still much prefer to meet in person, it's currently not in the best interest of public health to do so at this time, which is why I am so grateful that staff was able to set up an accommodating solution for all of us.

Below are the links for the recorded meetings, agendas, and supporting documents. I chose to only do a break down of the Work Session since the agenda for our Council Meeting was light with the Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan being tabled until our next meeting. However, the one timestamp I did include from our most recent meeting was for Council Member Wolfe's closing comments since I really appreciate what she said and wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to hear her words.

Also, I would like to share a quick timeline for upcoming budget meetings:

April 21st Work Session - Discussion of Revenue, Personnel, and O & M

May 21st Work Session - Balanced Budget Presentation. Council should be receiving tentative budget books around May 22nd.


Work Session for April 7, 2020

Agenda and Supporting Documents for this Work Session: Click Here

Video of Meeting: Click Here

Agenda with Time Stamps:

  1. Call to order - 3:00 p.m.

  2. Discussion on Procedures of Remote Meetings [0:09]

  3. Presentation and Discussion:

A. April 9, 2020 Council Meeting Agenda Items:

  • Call to Order

  • Roll Call

  • Invocation

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda

  • City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings, and Bid Awards [1:43]

  • Public Hearing

  • Item 2 Consideration of Draft Program Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Annual Action Plan (It is anticipated that this item will be tabled until the next Council Meeting, April 23, 2020) [2:17]

  • New Business

  • Item 3 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2020

  • Item 4 Ordinance 2020-003, Approval and Adoption of Development Code Amendments to Section 151.08.002, Public Improvement Standards-General Regulations, Article 151.19, Subdivision Platting Procedures and Requirements [9:59]

  • Comments and Requests of the Council

  • Adjournment

B. Presentation and Discussion on Development Fees [