I'll be doing things a little differently this time and combining our most recent work session and council meeting into one blog post. Both meetings were relatively short and the majority of discussion during the work session surrounded the funding for FY 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan, in which there were no outside agency applications to consider this year. Links to watch both meetings and to download supporting documents will be at the bottom of this post.
As of today, the Mayor and City Manager determined that absent any pressing business need, commission meetings for April and May should be canceled. This is the result of the City of Sierra Vista closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. At the time of posting this blog, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sierra Vista or Cochise County. The City is monitoring the situation and will notify the public should a case be confirmed. As this still unfolds, a special page has been added to the City of Sierra Vista website to keep the public updated on news surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, and links to helpful information sources.
Since we'll all be spending more time at home now would be a good opportunity to take the 2020 Census online, if you haven't already. At the last Carmichael Neighborhood Association meeting the City of Sierra Vista PIO, Adam Curtis, shared Census information with West End residents and community leaders by explaining why taking the census is so important (funding for local clinics, schools, roads, etc...), and that your responses are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. He also emphasized that by completing the Census online before mid-May, you will avoid having someone knock on your door and asking you to fill it out the census. Public Census kiosks are available at the Ethel H. Berger Center, Vista Transit Center, and Sierra Vista Public Library.
That's it for today. I will have my DC trip report posted in the coming weeks. Until then, 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,