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Last Week at City Hall, COVID-19, and Budget Season

Updated: Dec 3, 2022


Good news and bad news today. First the good news....I'm very excited to share the City's first podcast episode! If you haven't already listened to Episode 1 of "Let's Talk Sierra Vista" please check it out and give it a listen.

Episode Highlights:

  • Discussion of Thrasher’s reaction to George Floyd’s death and local protests (1:20)

  • The benefits of pursuing and maintaining international accreditation (5:37)

  • How the department’s Service with Honor Program informs its culture (9:40)

  • Why learning about your local public safety agencies is important, especially now (14:45)

Now the bad news, today the Arizona Department of Health Services announced that they are reporting a record number of positive cases. "As of today June 16, 2020, our daily case increase of positive cases was 2,392, bringing our total positive cases to 39,097. Today, we're reporting an additional 25 deaths, bringing our total number of COVID-19 deaths to 1,219."

Please do your part to help slow the spread:

↔️Maintain physical distancing

🧼Thoroughly wash your hands

😷Wear a face covering when out in public

🤧Cover your cough or sneeze

🏠Stay home when sick

 

Work Session on June 9, 2020:

Agenda and supporting documents for this Work Session can be downloaded here.

Agenda with timestamps: 1. Call to order - 3:04 p.m. [4:26]

2. Presentation and Discussion:

  1. June 11, 2020 Council Meeting Agenda Items:

Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda

City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards [9:19]

Public Hearing

Item 2 Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan for the updated Development Fees

New Business

Item 3 Resolution 2020-029, Designation of David Felix as Authorized Agent for Arizona Department of Emergency and Medical Affairs (DEMA) Reimbursements

Item 4 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of May 28, 2020

Item 5 Resolution 2020-030, Amendment of City Board & Commission Guidelines

Item 6 Resolution 2020-031, Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sierra Vista, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cochise County Community College District to operate the Southeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (SEALETA)


b. Report on Recent Trips, Meetings and Future Meetings

c. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

d.Council Discussion (COVID-19 Status)

3. Adjourn


City Council Meeting on June 11, 2020:

There is a video of the meeting but because the sound quality is so shoddy I recommend listening to the meeting through the audio file on the City website.


Agenda and supporting documents for this Council Meeting can be downloaded here.

Agenda:

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

Public Hearing

Item 2 Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan for the updated Development Fees

New Business

Item 3 Resolution 2020-029, Designation of David Felix as Authorized Agent for Arizona Department of Emergency and Medical Affairs (DEMA) Reimbursements

Item 4 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of May 28, 2020

Item 5 Resolution 2020-030, Amendment of City Board & Commission Guidelines

Item 6 Resolution 2020-031, Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sierra Vista, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cochise County Community College District to operate the Southeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (SEALETA)

Call to the Public

Comments and Requests of the Council

Adjournment

 

Following this meeting, the Herald/Review published an article that attempted to summarize closing statements made by Council. While I u