CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
Special Meeting of the City Council
Monday, April 27, 2015
City Hall, Windmill Village
CALL SPECIAL MEETING TO ORDER
Mayor McCluskey called the Special Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Attendance was noted by the City Clerk as follows: Councilmember Belleci, Councilmember Grassi, Councilmember Keel, Councilmember Nye (left at 7:20 p.m.), Councilmember Worthington, Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, and Mayor McCluskey.
Staff Present: City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell, Human Resources Manager Petorak and City Clerk Genetia.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion was made and was carried to approve the agenda.
BUDGET REVIEW: FINANCIAL FORECAST OPTIONS
Executive Director Faison provided a brief background of prior Council study sessions regarding the City’s financial condition and forecast. He presented the following alternative plans for Council to evaluate and help in addressing the City’s financial shortfall.
Option 1 - Revenue: Assumes the elimination of the TBD sunset provision (to be dedicated to streets); 8% Sewer Franchise Fee beginning September 2015 (also dedicated to streets); reduced General Fund support to Recreation (cut by ½ in 2016, eliminated in 2017); elimination of General Fund support of streets; elimination of CSO and Investigator positions and no additional Police funding; and Bond refinance savings beginning in January 2016.
Option 2 - Cuts: Assumes TBD sunsets in 2019; reduced General Fund support of Recreation (cut by ½ in 2016, eliminated in 2017); continued General Fund support of streets; elimination of CSO and Investigator positions and no additional Police funding; includes Bond refinance savings beginning in January 2016; reduced General Fund support to Engineering to 1 FTE; reduced General Fund support to Development Services to 2 FTE; reduced Economic Development Director to .6 in 2018 and eliminated in 2020; and eliminate Front Desk Reception position in 2017.
Discussion followed with regard to the implications and effects of the proposed cuts; fee schedule increase/recreation program fee cost recovery for sustainability; sewer franchise fee; TBD sunset provision; outsourcing services; advertising to generate revenue; development of a financial sustainability plan; and bond refinance potential.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. No other action was taken.