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06/18/2019 06A Accept Council Committee Minutes 1 I BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. 6.A. For Meeting of: June 18, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Accept Council Committee minutes SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Partnership Committee minutes from April 19, 2019 and May 17, 2019 Economic Development Committee minutes from May 2, 2019 ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: if APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: ff City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Accept minutes. BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D P minutes 5/17/201 r e o D P 17 5/2 /201 r e o 0 I50 1 minutes /11/ 01 r e o 2 PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE INUTES Council Members Mendez, Hill, Coffey and Cousens as alternate 2nd Floor Conference Room April 19, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m. Meeting convened at 8:36 a.m. Council present: Kathy Coffey, Brad Hill and Holly Cousens (alternate) Absent: Carmen Mendez (excused) Staff present: City Manager Cliff Moore, Community Development Director Joan Davenport, Senior Assistant City Attorney Sara Watkins, and Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk 1. Approval of minutes A. Cousens moved and Hill seconded to approve the 3-1-19 minutes. The motion carried by unanimous vote. 2. New business A. Staff reviewed the Affordable Housing report and prioritizing policy options with the Committee. Coffey suggested having a meeting with residential builders to find out what their challenges are and how the City can better assist them. Hill suggested having the Yakima Housing Authority attend the next meeting to explain the voucher process and statistics. Davenport stated staff is writing a $25,000 grant to the Community Foundation to support a Housing Action Plan, which would focus on community engagement and coordinate efforts of partners and the City towards developing more housing options. Staff indicated that the Housing Action Plan would look at the community, work with stakeholders, and evaluate all of the options to increase, diversify and equitably distribute, all housing types within the City. 3. Old business--None 4. Other business A. Moore reported on a letter of support request from the Dispute Resolution Center. It was Committee consensus to bring the request to the full City Council. 5. Future agenda items (Council Committee members) A. Claar Tee reported Boards & Committee applications will be reviewed at the next meeting. 3 6. Audience comments A. Tony Courcy, City resident, spoke on several topics. 7. Coffey moved and Cousens seconded to adjourn the meeting, which carried by unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 9:40 am. , Carmen Mendez, Chair (,) (/' 4 PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE INUTES 2nd Floor Conference Room May 17, 2019 Meeting convened at 8:45 a.m. Council present: Carmen Mendez, Kathy Coffey and Brad Hill Staff present: City Manager Cliff Moore, Community Development Director Joan Davenport, Director of Finance & Budget Steve Groom, City/County Procurement Manager Sue Ownby and Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk Guests: Yakima Valley Tourism President & CEO John Cooper, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee & Lodging Association members Collette Keeton and Sara Allen, Central Washington Home Builders CEO Bob Schroeter, Entrust CEO Tom Gaulke and Homeless Network Director Lee Murdock 1. Approval of minutes -- Coffey moved and Hill seconded to approve the 4-19-19 minutes. The motion carried by unanimous vote. 2. Public comment— none 3. New business--TPA Management Agreement • Moore noted there are three options: renew the contract, request RFP's, or in-house management. Cooper reviewed the RCW's and ordinance that created the TPA and noted Yakima Valley Tourism would be the only qualified managers of the agreement as their sole focus is tourism. Keeton and Allen voiced their support of renewing the agreement with Yakima Valley Tourism. After discussion, it was Committee consensus for staff to prepare a draft contract to include deliverables and bring to the July meeting for review. 4. Old business A. The Committee reviewed applications for Boards & Committee vacancies and made the following recommendations by consensus: • Arts Commission —Jack McEntire, Melissa Labberton, John Gasperetti and confirm Symphony appointment of David Rogers • Bike/Ped Committee—Jennifer Gindt • Board of Appeals—Mike Heit and Raymond Novobielski • Community Review Board —Dinah Reed and Cindy O'Halloran • Parks & Recreation Commission —Stacy Hackenmueller • Public Facilities District Board —Ron Gamache • Tree City USA Board -- Jheri Ketchum 5. Other business—none 6. Future agenda items (Council Committee members) 5 A. Schedule meeting with representatives from the Home Builders and Housing Authority to talk about non-profit and for profit housing developments ■ Mendez reported on a Homeless Network meeting she recently attended, which Murdock and Gaulke also commented on. Mendez asked for clarification on the City's Housing Action Plan (HAP) and if it competes with other organizations in the area. Davenport stated it would not compete with the Homeless Network Affordable Housing efforts, as it is largely implementation measures for the City to review for increasing density and other changes in the zoning ordinance, which should have community engagement. Staff confirmed representatives from the Yakima Housing Authority (housing vouchers and non-profit organization) and the Central WA Homebuilders (for profit builders) will attend the next meeting as a way to address items 2A and 2B from the Affordable Housing report as directed by Council at the March 12, 2019 special council meeting. 7. Adjournment-- Coffey moved and Hill seconded to adjourn the meeting, which carried by unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 9:43 a.m. Q Carmen Mendez, Chair ,, 6 * * • I I • • 1 - • 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall May 2, 2019 1 :30 p.m. Members: Staff: Others: Council member White Sara Watkins, Assistant City Attorney Jonathan Smith Council member Gutierrez Rob Peterson, Airport Director Andrew Holt Council member Cousens Gaily Price, Assistant to the City Manager Joe Mann Connie Upton xecutive mutes White called the meeting to order. 1. Review draft minutes from February 28, 2019 meeting: The February 28, 2019 meeting minutes were reviewed. Gutierrez motioned to accept the minutes as presented and Cousens seconded. Motion passed. 2. Discussions: a. Downtown destination —Watkins provided an update on the vacant building ordinance that committee members discussed. Items that could be included in the ordinance include, no boarded up buildings in the Central Business District, active marketing efforts for selling vacant sites, assessing fees for vacant buildings, decreasing the time of vacancy, etc. Gutierrez motioned to move the vacant building discussion to the full Council and Cousens seconded the motion. Motion passed. White asked that the vacant building ordinance be a standing item on the agenda. Watkins suggested that staff and committee members work with DAY and YCDA. b. Economic Development Plan i. Competitiveness 1. Private sites — Smith reported that vacant sites are listed on YCDA's website. The SIED Board approved funds for expanding the GIS capabilities on YCDA's website. Committee members suggested that the City work with YCDA to enhance what the city offers. Gutierrez stated that we need to ensure that large businesses looking at expanding are not brining pollution. 2. City sites — This item was covered above. 7 3. Mill site —Watkins reported that the full Council will be receiving an update at the May 28th City Council agenda preview meeting. 4. Public Port Authority — Peterson reported on the luncheon that the Chamber hosted and gave background information on when the City had tried to establish a Port District in the past. The Chamber of Commerce will be forming an exploratory committee and invited Peterson to be a member. Cousens stated she believes Peterson would be an asset to the exploratory committee. Gutierrez asked if there was any interest from municipalities. Peterson replied that Union Gap was the only municipality that provided funding to assist with airport marketing efforts. 5. Incentives — Peterson reported that the Council can pass a resolution creating an Airport Alliance that would allow incentives for airlines looking to expand into Yakima. Smith added that more programs are available to help businesses become more competitive. 6. Education Alignment — Smith reported that the committee members will be meeting soon to review the career programs list that will be available to kids from 6th grade through college age. 7. YKM — Peterson shared that a local business was looking to expand its manufacturing at the airport. A sub-lease was signed with an option to purchase the 51,000 SF building. Another company is looking at storing a helicopter at the Yakima Airport for the upcoming fire season. 8. Convention Center— Upton reported that a committee was formed to review qualifications. Council approved an agreement with the architect and the timeline will be finalized soon. It's anticipated that construction could begin in spring 2020. ii. Traded Sector 1. YKM — 2. Clusters — Smith stated that he will be attending the Pack Expo Show in September. The focus is on foil bagging/packaging. iii. Community pride — Holt reported that several events will be taking place in downtown Yakima and highlighted some of the other signature events. Planters will be planted this weekend and the hanging baskets should be going up in the next couple weeks. 3. Staff and Partner Announcements a. Downtown infrastructure criteria — Holt met with City staff to discuss standards. He has a student that will help inventory the needs and research grant funding opportunities. b. Main Street Conference report— Holt highlighted some major takeaways from the Main Street Conference (importance of an Economic Development person and revitalization). Cousens added it was interesting to see how spaces are being used (such as alleyways). The most important thing White learned was the importance of public spaces and cities doing more with less. He would like to see Naches Parkway used as a downtown destination. He also would like to see more 8 opportunities available for multi-use spaces. White and Cousens asked to have staff members that attended the conference submit to Council what they learned. 4. Other Business Cousens stated that she attended the Partnership Committee meeting when they were discussing affordable housing. She believes that if the discussion of affordable housing expands to include builders and developers that Council should consider moving that to the Economic Development Committee. Gutierrez expressed concern with the procurement process and the use of E-Verify and that she would be bringing her concern up at the next Council meeting. 5. Future agenda items a. Incentives —Yakima Airport Alliance b. Draft Vacant Building Ordinance c. YCDA GIS information — linking with the City d. Arts District 6. Audience Participation ann asked a couple questions about the vacant building ordinance, affordable oh, ingirt odeling, and where CWU was at with expanding its aviation program. Jason Whit- , air