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Meeting Type

Special Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/27/2015 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

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.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

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.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Special Meeting Minutes-20150427-0759 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42121/Special Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Special Meeting Agenda-20150427-0859 

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