How I Voted May 6


How I Voted May 6
City Council Meeting May 6, 2014

– Impact Fees Lowered (Item 15B)
– Student Housing Discussion Moves Forward (Item 17)

NOTE
– Council Meeting Monday at 4:00 regarding sign code.

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ITEM 4
Approval of Past Minutes
PASSED 6-0

ITEM 7 A-D
APPOINTMENTS
– Disability Awareness Commission
Four appointments were made
– Library Commission
One appointment made
– Open Space
Two re-appointments made
– Parks & Rec
One appointment made
ALL PASSED 6-0

ITEM 8
Series 12 Liquor License
IL Pizzeria
Recommendation For Approval
PASSED 6-0

ITEM 9 A,B,C,D
A. FACTS Funding
B. Coconino Coalition For Children & Youth
C. Contract for Mailroom Services
D. Final Plat, Pine Canyon Unit 5
ALL PASSED 6-0

ITEM 10A
A resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Flagstaff, Arizona, appointing Election Boards for the Mail Ballot Special Election to be held in the City
This is for the all mail in May Election for the Regional Plan.
PASSED 6-0

ITEm 10B
Approve the write-off of delinquent and uncollectable transaction privilege (sales) tax accounts inthe amount of $140,569.91.
PASSED 6-0

ITEM 10C
Approve the write-off of delinquent and uncollectable utility accounts in the amount of $191,097.80.
PASSED 6-0

ITEM 10D
Approve the write-off of delinquent and uncollectable miscellaneous receivable accounts in theamount of $2,125.86.
Passed 6-0

ITEM 15A
Acceptance of Annual CAFR and Financial Reports
Passed 6-0

ITEM 15B
Public Safety Impact Fees Kept But Lowered
After several meetings Council decided on the impact fee rates. A compromise was struck. Several of my colleagues wanted to raise the fees, fees charged for a new single family, mutli-family or commercial property. I wanted to eliminate them. The compromise was to keep them but lower them.

From my FaceBook page
“At last nights Flagstaff City Council meeting I voted to lower impact fees on new construction and it passed!

All these “small” fees have added up over the years and while the decrease is not huge it reverses the trend of ever increasing fees and costs associated with housing in Flagstaff.

A step in the right direction with more work yet to be done.”

Passed 6-0

ITEM 15C
AMENDMENT OF HOUSING CODE
This amendment added language which is intended to make it easier for the city to repair structures that are considered dangerous or uninhabitable. However it also added language that I believe unnecessarily gave new authority to the City over private property owners.
Passed 5-1, I voted against

ITEM 17
Request For Future Agenda Item Regarding Student Housing
Received the minimum three head nods needed to be placed on a future agenda.


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