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COUNCIL: September 15th Council Meetings Recap

Posted on: September 15th, 2020

At today’s Council Meetings: The Council received updates from the Mayor’s Administration relating to City Proclamations Declaring Local Emergencies for COVID-19, March Earthquake, Recent Protests, and a September windstorm: Windstorm: The Administration reported the clean up is ongoing on all fronts, including the State, County, other cities helping, and the National Guard helping in Rose Park today. More […]

COUNCIL: September 1 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 1st, 2020

At today’s meetings, the Council: Received an update from the Mayor about the declared local emergencies (related to COVID-19, the March earthquake, and recent protests) and homeless services for the winter months. The Mayor shared a pre-recorded video to explain preparations for the combination of winter and COVID-19 safety. Called the “Citywide COVID-19 Winter Plan,” it focuses on […]

COUNCIL: August 18 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: August 18th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council, working with Mayor Erin Mendenhall, adopted a joint resolution formally establishing the Commission on Racial Equity in Policing, a new advising body convened to make recommendations to the Mayor and Council on the City’s policy, budget, and culture of policing. […]

COUNCIL: August 11 Meeting Recap

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

At today’s meetings, the Council: received an update from the Administration about the Mayor’s emergency proclamation for COVID-19. Administrative staff review the latest data every week and while recent trends are promising, for now the recommendation from health experts is to remain at the “orange” risk phase. City staff continues to work with the Police Department […]

COUNCIL: July 14 Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

At today’s Council and RDA meetings, the Board received an update on the RDA’s Draft Housing Framework, which would formalize the roles and responsibilities of the agency in affordable housing development. This is part of the ongoing effort to streamline the City’s various resources for developers into a single review and application process. […]

COUNCIL: July 7 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: July 7th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council Received an update from staff about recent efforts on racial equity and policing in the City. The Council expects to have regular updates throughout the coming year on this and related topics. Watch the update here. Highlights of today’s discussion included […]

COUNCIL: July 2 Meeting Recap

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council approved an extension of the Mayor’s local emergency proclamation for the March 18th Magna earthquake series. The extension allows the Mayor to continue to respond as needed and preserves options for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding.

COUNCIL: June 11 Meeting Recap

Posted on: June 11th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council  discussed some changes to the Police Department budget that would increase transparency and allow additional time for further evaluation, especially with the help and direction of a to-be-established City commission that would evaluate equity in policing, per recent conversations with Mayor Mendenhall. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. The scope of […]

COUNCIL: June 9 Council and RDA Meetings

Posted on: June 9th, 2020

At today’s Council and RDA Meetings: the Council discussed criteria and program expectations for Housing Stability Programs approved by the Council at its June 2 formal meeting. The funding was released upon approval during last week’s meeting for the programs, which include rent and mortgage assistance and will be facilitated by community partners. the Council held a follow-up […]

COUNCIL: June 4 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: June 4th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council: approved a resolution to extend the Mayor’s March 10th local emergency proclamation relating to COVID-19 (coronavirus) until July 10, 2020. This is the Council’s third extension of the proclamation. Per State law, the Council as the legislative branch needs to review and approve extensions of local emergency declarations. Approving this extension […]