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Meeting Type

Special Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/30/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Special Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 30, 2018

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL SPECIAL MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Keel called the Special Meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

Attendance was noted by the City Clerk as follows:  Mayor Keel, Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, Councilmember McCluskey, Councilmember Nye (left at 6:30 p.m.), Councilmember Worthington, Councilmember Figueroa, Councilmember Grassi.

 

Staff:  City Manager Sugg, Executive Director/ACM Faison, City Attorney Kaser, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Finance Director Blaisdell, Police Chief Blair, and City Clerk Genetia

 

Facilitator:  Michael Pendleton, Ph.D.

 

2.         2019-2020 COUNCIL GOALS WORKSHOP

 

Dr. Michael Pendleton facilitated the 2019-2020 Council Goals Workshop. He discussed and laid out the process/method for Council to follow to help them move forward and prioritize the list of goals and outcomes they identified and submitted prior to this workshop. 

 

The following lists the Council Goals and Outcomes for 2019-2020:

 

GOAL

OUTCOMES

TOTAL

SAFER, MORE LIVEABLE COMMUNITY

1.     Conduct a detailed review of public safety needs with commission, community, and business input and develop long range planning document.

18

2.     Explore partnering with UPSD to do an advisory bond measure to hire additional police officers for school and neighborhood safety.

15

3.     Establish a viable homeless action plan and partner with existing services.

5

4.     Work on a solution with the UPSD for ½ days and support youth centric services – open gyms along with programs:  Dance/Sports

4

INCREASED ECONOMIC VITALITY

1.      A targeted business retention/recruitment strategy, complete a Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis priorities:

-     Business that can thrive with UP’s geographic, social and quality of life assets.

-     Select business types that have the optimum ratio between tax revenue and the cost to provide local government services to that business type.

-     Use the UP Business SWOT Analysis to prioritize business types in certain zoning districts in the overlay district and other zoning actions.

-     Consider optimum tax to cost of service impacts in the SEPA process when applicable so that certain high return business construction impacts are balanced with their long term positive net cost for government services.

§  Further develop strategies to market “Opportunity Properties.”  Pay particular attention to attracting mid-sized employers looking to be near the boom in King County.

§  Target businesses that provide optimum ratio between tax revenue and cost to provide government services.

12

2.     Complete and implement action plans for the Subarea Plans.

6

3.     Lower Park Impact fees and SWM fees.

3

 STRONG FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

1.     Conservative forecasting and expenditures to ensure debt reduction.

§  Continue our conservative financial business practices.

§  Continue to look for opportunities to pay down principle and reduce interest rate.

14

2.     Increase strategic reserves 1% each budget cycle until reserves reach a best practice standard of 13% of GF.

12

3.     Develop a policy for prioritizing one time and excess revenues to support police and transportation based on identified planning document.

9

4.     Unneeded City property sold, returning it to tax paying purposes.

1

GREATER CITIZEN TRUST AND CONFIDENCE

1.     Hold citywide 25-year celebration that will highlight accomplishments and solicit future needs/expectations. 

§  UP Citizens involved in meaningful way to recraft the community vision for the next long-term planning horizon. (Comp Plan update)

26

2.     Implement an electronic citizens/public communications strategy.

§  Virtual communication and social media.

§  Complete and implement e-communication to the public.

§  Complete/enhance what we have, create new e-platforms.

§  Develop a comprehensive communication strategy and implement by end of year.

23

3.     Part-time community/volunteer position.

14

4.     Develop a City value statement which includes transparency and integrity in the City’s actions and communications.  Use the value statement.

13

5.     Understand and define citizen involvement and value of volunteers/events on community image and desirability.

9

6.     Increase staff awareness/education of Council’s direction on overall service to the community.  Service that results in citizen trust and confidence.”

5

 

At 6:15 p.m., the Council took a break and resumed the workshop at 6:30 p.m.

 

Additional discussion on the above list, together with staff input/assessment, will be scheduled at a later date.

 

3.         ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.  No other action was taken.

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Special Meeting Minutes-20180430-0745 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43220/Special Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Special Meeting Agenda-20180430-0742 

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Created at 5/8/2018 7:45 AM  by Emelita Genetia 
Last modified at 6/12/2018 9:52 AM  by Emelita Genetia