My votes, 3 meetings 


It came to my attention today that apparently several of my posts regarding “my votes” did not post to my blog. A constituent mentioned that I have not posted to my blog much this year which surprise me. I did post the past several meetings but apparently it went into a pending folder. I have reconciled these past several council meetings into this one post. 
I am committed to posting all my votes and will continue to do so going forward. 
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING 2/24/15
– CLOSING THE GAP PRESENTATION
A presentation by Catholic Charity Services on a community wide effort to reduce chronic alcoholism in Flagstaff.  There are many Flagstaff businesses and organizations committing time and money to this challenge.
-UPDATE ON STUDENT HOUSING TASK FORCE
A community group has been set up to address student housing issues.  
-CITY ELECTION DATE
No direction by council as to when the next election dates will be presented to the voters for approval.  The state changed the elections to November in 2014. We will decide this spring on going with a NOVEMBER or MAY election.
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING 3/3/15
• APPROVAL OF PAST MINUTES
Passed 7-0
• HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
1 appointment made
Passed 7-0
• LIQUOR LICENSE
Flagstaff General Store
Recommended to the state for approval.
PASSED 7-0
• $6,000,000 STREET PROJECT
C&E paving (a local company) awarded contract of $3,400,000 in overlay projects and $2,700,000 for chip sealing projects.  18.6 lane miles of overlay begins March 16.  Estimated completion by July 4th.  
Zuni, Lockett and Pulliam in the planning phase to be re-paved next year.
Another contract for about $3,000,000 will come before council in April for a 2nd round of paving focused on East Flagstaff to begin in July.
Next year we’re anticipating about $10,000,000 in projects!
PASSED 7-0
• ITEM 10B
IGA with Coconino County Comm. Col.
CCC and the City have an IGA which allows the sharing of resources such as the Flagstaff Fire TrainingCenter and class room facilities at CCC. 
PASSED 7-0
• ITEM 10C
SUBDIVISION ASSURANCES
An ordinance of the Mayor and Council ofthe City of Flagstaff, Arizona amending Title 10 Section 20 of the City Code regarding Subdivision
Assurances.
PASSED 5-2 Overton and myself opposed
• ITEM 10D
IGA WITH COUNTY FOR MAY 19, 2015 SPECIAL ELECTION 
CIty Charter Changes
The cost is $2.50 per registered voter.
PASSED 7-0
• ITEM 10E
ABANDONMENT OF EASEMENT
A resolution abandoning the Emergency
Access Easement on Lot A  of the Final Plat of the Marketplace/Flagstaff Auto Park and authorizing theMayor to execute any necessary documents.
PASSED 7-0
• ITEM 10F
ABANDONMENT OF EASEMENT
A resolution abandoning the 1′ No AccessEasement on Lot 13 of the Falcon Ridge Subdivisionas shown on Sheet 2 of the Final Plat and
authorizing the Mayor to execute any necessary documents.
PASSED 7-0
• ITEM 15A
COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT PLAN
The Community Reinvestment Plan presents an over-arching Community Reinvestment Policy as well asobjectives and potential actions to implement the plan.
POSTPONED 7-0
• ITEM 15B
PLAT FOR 27 ACRES, TRAX DEVELOPMENT
This is the property along the tracks and Rt. 66 by the 4th Street Bridge
Proposed 195,000 sq ft of retail, service and office
PASSED 7-0

FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS
– Request by Councilwoman Putzova for a resolution on DACA, giving in state tuition to undocumented immigrants.
SUPPORTED BY PUTZOVA, EVANS AND BAROTZ
– Request by Councilwoman Evans and myself for a resolution opposing forest service right of way in Tuscyan.  
SUPPORTED BY EVANS, BAROTZ AND ORAVITS
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City Council Meeting 3/10/15

RESOLUTION OPPOSING FOREST SERVICE EASEMENT IN TUSCYAN
PASSED 5-2 with Nabours and Overton opposed
VA HOME IN FLAGSTAFF PROGRESSES
I pushed hard Tuesday along with Councilwoman Evans to finalize the donation of about 8 acres of City owned land on McMillan Mesa for a future VA Home. There was a push to delay this by one of my colleagues and an attempt to look at other parcels but at least four supported moving ahead with the McMillan Mesa site!  This is great news for our Veterans and I will do everything I can to help get this project complete!
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING IN-STATE TUITION FOR DREAMERS
PASSED 4-3 with Oravits, Overton and Nabours opposed. 
FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS
– Councilwoman Evans request garnered support of 3 for a resolution opposing cuts to NAU.
– Nabours request for a future agenda item on quantity of liquor licenses being recommended for approval to be discussed at a future meeting. 
PARTY ORDINANCE
– PD has requested an updating of Flagstaff’s party ordinance with changes such as stiffer fines. I will await to see the final revisions but I am generally in favor of tougher fines but I am concerned with any ambiguous language that may affect people’s right to assembly. I’ll post the draft ordinance to get input once it’s available. 

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