Council Meeting of February 27, 2020, and #FryForward

Full video of the meeting:


Full Agenda and Supporting Documents for this Meeting: click here

Form for Open Public Comment Items: click here

City of Sierra Vista Weekly Newsletters: February 24, 2020 and March 2, 2020

Agenda for Council Meeting with timestamps:

  • Call to Order [0:47]

  • Roll Call

  • Invocation – Pastor Chuck Carlson, Sierra Vista Community Church

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda

  • City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings, and Bid Awards [4:23]

  • Item 2 Consent Agenda [10:45]

Item 2.1 Approval of the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of February 13, 2020

Item 2.2 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of February 13, 2020

  • New Business

  • Item 3 Ordinance 2020-002, Adoption of Development Code Amendments to Section 151.22.006, Matrix of Use Permissions by Zoning District (Private schools of General Education) [11:20]

  • Item 4 Resolution 2020-012, Acceptance of Arizona Department of Homeland Security Grant Funding-Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (Agreement #190417-01) [13:36]

  • Item 5 Resolution 2020-013, Approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town of Huachuca City for Intercity Route Services [22:10]

  • Item 6 Resolution 2020-014, Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Sierra Vista Unified School District [25:29]

  • Item 7 Resolution 2020-015, Establishing a West End Entertainment District [27:41]

  • Call to the Public [34:19]

  • Comments and Requests of the Council [39:08]

  • Adjournment

The Fry Boulevard Improvement Project Open Houses yesterday were well attended and I had the pleasure of talking to residents in attendance about the two concepts presented.

I don't have the attendance numbers yet, but it did seem like we had an even better turn out this time, which I'm very happy about.

Still of the traffic projection video.

EPS Group, the engineers the city contracted for the West End redesign, presented two concepts last night called the Parkway (A) and the Boardwalk (B), and members of the community voted on which of the two they preferred and also left comments on tweaks or changes. Additionally, they also had a video showing a traffic analysis for Fry Blvd and the neighboring streets with the lane reduction at predicted year-2040 volumes of traffic, which assumed a 1% increase in population per year from 2015 numbers. The video itself shows what four minutes of peak AM and PM traffic would look like, but was sped up to show it in one minute for each. The concepts will be available on the city's #FryForward website this week, and I requested that the traffic video also be made available to the public on that same page.


Here are the two concepts, you will be able to see these in greater detail once the city website is updated with the information from last night.

You can also read the Herald/Review's coverage of yesterday's open house here. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at Carolyn.Umphrey@SierraVistaAZ.gov with any comments or questions. I love hearing from you.


Your council member,



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