ORAVITS_July 5th VOTES & MORE


PROPERTY TAX VOTE (NO INCREASE!)
Council voted 4-3 NOT to raise property taxes.  5th year in a row.
Evans, Putzova and Barotz voted no, they were in favor of raising property taxes.
PASSED 4-3

TRANSIT TAX RENEWAL GOES TO THE VOTERS
A resolution authorizing referral of a ballot question to the qualified electors of the City at the General Election on November 8, 2016, related to possible continuation of a local transaction privilege tax (sales tax), (excluding the sales of food as exempt by state law), for a period of ten years commencing July 1, 2020, with proceeds from the tax to be designated for public transportation purposes. (Ballot Question – Transit Tax Renewal)
PASSED 7-0

Flagstaff‬ has the best Fourth of July Parade. Loved being out there with my family and friends. HAPPY Independence Day!
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Flagstaff Receives Governors Archeological Award for Picture Canyon.
Flagstaff is growing and so is our protected open spaces. I’m proud to be on a Council that has permanently protected more open space than any in history, by about a factor of 10!
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$12,000,000 MUNICIPAL COURT BOND SENT TO VOTERS
A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council adopting official ballot language question to be submitted to the qualified electors of the City with respect to a temporary increase to the City’s secondary property tax and authorization for the sale and issuance of bonds of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona for purposes of municipal court facilities, said question to be submitted at the City’s General ElectiontobeheldonNovember8,2016. (BallotLanguageforMunicipalCourt Facilities Bond Project)
PASSED 7-0

In-N_Out Burger Coming To FLG!
I’m very excited to see In-N-Out Burger coming to Flagstaff. Great job Mayor Jerry Nabours, I know you’ve been working with them for a long time to get them to come to ‪#‎flagstaff‬! Great food, good paying jobs!
http://gcmaz.com/in-and-out-burger-is-coming-to-flagstaff/

POTENTIAL BALLOT QUESTIONS
This was a resolution to allow placing bond and voter initiatives on the ballot.

A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council calling a Special Election to be held on November 8, 2016, in conjunction with the City’s General Election, to submit potential questions to the registered voters of Flagstaff regarding continuation of the transit tax, a possible bond issue for the Courthouse Facility, as well as potential questions proposed by initiative adding a new Title 15, Minimum Wage Law, and preserving City-owned real property (a 253-acre portion of McMillan Mesa near Buffalo Park, and a 47-acre area south of Buffalo and McPherson Parks) as Open Space (Buffalo Park).
PASSED 7-0

LIVING WAGE COALITION SUBMITS SIGNATURES TO CITY CLERK TO PLACE $15 MINIMUM WAGE ON THE BALLOT THIS FALL.  I WILL BE VOTING NO ON THIS INITIATIVE!

PAST MINUTES
APPROVED 7-0

“Tax revenue, vehicle sales up in Flagstaff”

Flagstaff’s economy has improved significantly over the past several years. This years budget had surpluses, allowing council to increase its “rainy day fund”. In fact the city’s “savings account” has increased from $8,000,000 in 2012 to 14,000,000 today. This was done without raising property taxes!
Article Here…

APPOINTMENTS
:

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT,
2 Appointments
Ande Burke
Will Calstrom
Both PASSED 7-0

AIRPORT COMMISSION
1 AppointmenT
Chris Shields PASSED 7-0
Beautification and Public Arts Commission
Jill Christensen
Erin Joyce
PASSED 7-0

Tourism Commission
Caleb Schiff
PASSED 7-0

LIQUOR LICENSE RECOMMENDATIONS
AZ Historical Society, Galaxy Diner, My Pita Wrap
PASSED 7-0

POLICE GRANT
U.S. Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Justice Assistance, through the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control Grant in the amount of $280,507.00 for the Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force (METRO unit).
PASSED 7-0

Purchase of a Highway Striper Paint Truck
Vogel Traffic Services, Inc. dba EZ-Liner Industries Truck utilizing the Maricopa County Contract Number 13118-C in the amount of $408,209 plus applicable taxes and fees.
PASSED 7-0

TWO GARBAGE TRUCKS
Purchase of two (2) Commercial Front Load Refuse Trucks and one (1) Residential Side Load Refuse Truck from Rush Truck Center Arizona through the Cooperative Purchase Agreement with the City of Tempe, Contract # T15-097-01.
PASSED 7-0

ON CALL JUDGES
Five judges were appointed by Council.
PASSED 7-0

TEMPORARY PERSONNEL
Council approved temporary personnel contracts with three firms.  The City spends about $70,000 on temporary help.
a) Performance Staffing
b) 22nd Century Technologies
c) Abacus Service Corp
d) Hotfoot Recruiters
PASSED 7-0

MACMILLAN MESA 4 LOTS (BY GUARDIAN FACILITY)
Final Plat for MMV Devco, LLC. for a Final Plat of McMillan Mesa Village Tracts E and F, a four-lot subdivision. The subdivision is located within the R & D, Research and Development zoning district and is 29.16 acres in size, located 1851 North Gemini Drive.  Four lots, 2-12 acre size.
PASSED 7-0

99th ANNIVERSARY ORPHEUM THEATER STREET CLOSURE
Approve the street closure at Aspen Avenue between Beaver Street and Leroux Street on August 20, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
PASSED 7-0

QUORUM REQUIREMENTS BOARDS/COMMISSIONS
Updating language to clarify quorum requirements of Boards/Commissions

This made it so boards and commissions will be under the same quorum requirements as Council.  Boards are seven members and will require four members present for a quorum.
PASSED 7-0

 

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One thought on “ORAVITS_July 5th VOTES & MORE

  1. Jeff,

    Good to see that you got an opportunity for a picture w/ Senator John McCain when he visited Flagstaff yesterday.

    Rosa Dierks, PhD

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