The first video below includes the Special Meeting we had to approve the allocation of funds the City is receiving through the CARES Act and our regularly scheduled Work Session. This is our first time meeting in person since April, and so you'll notice the council is spread out to adhere to social distancing guidelines and in-person attendance by the public was (and continues to be) suspended. While watching these recordings, I was reminded of how excited I am that our current budget includes a new recording system in the council chambers. To be blunt, the 2nd video can be frustrating to listen to because the sound quality is THAT bad. As always, if there is a particular item you really want to hear, you can use the timestamp link and jump straight to that part of the meeting without listening to the rest.
I'm excited to share that the City Council arrived at a consensus for the "Boardway" design concept for the Fry Forward project. Boardway is somewhat of a hybrid between the public's chosen winner, Boardwalk, and the water harvesting component from the Parkway design. Seeing the City move forward with the redevelopment of Fry Blvd. is one of the reasons I ran for council in the first place. This is a crucial step in seeing our historic core become the downtown and first impression Sierra Vista wants, needs, and deserves. Moving this forward fills my heart with so much joy. To make it even better, on the front page of the Herald/Review this week, the headline read "Advance to Boardway", which I love and find very fitting. Especially since it included a picture of our own "official nosy neighbor," Rosie Mackey, former West End Commission Chair, and someone who has been an outspoken supporter and active participant in improving the West End well before I even called Sierra Vista home.
The West End residents should not be the only ones rejoicing in this. A rising tide lifts all boats, and this tide will be beneficial for all the people in Sierra Vista.
Recent City of Sierra Vista Newsletters: May 22nd and May 15th
(Yeah, they are published on Fridays now.)
Special Meeting and Work Session on May 12, 2020
Full Agendas and Meeting and Work Session Documents can be downloaded here: Special Meeting Docs and Work Session Docs
Agendas with Video Timestamps:
Call to Order - 3:00 PM [1:52] Roll Call Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda Item 2 Resolution 2020-018, Approval of amendments to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizen Participation Plan Item 3 Resolution 2020-019, Authorization of the Submission of Substantial Amendments to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan to United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Adjournment
Call to order - 3:09 PM [9:50] Presentation and Discussion: May 14, 2020 Council Meeting Agenda Items
City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards
Item 2 Consent Agenda
Item 2.1 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2020
Item 2.2 Approval of the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of May 5, 2020