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10/01/2019 06C Draft Council Committee Minutes Approval Y12t..#;\ 'ir , -0,epoLkTEs, „- BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. 6.C. For Meeting of: October 1, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Accept Council Committee minutes SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 080119 Economic Development Committee meeting minutes 080819 Healthy Communities Neighborhood Building Committee meeting minutes ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR 1/7) SUBMITTAL Interim City Manager : --/t STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D 0' 11 minutes / /201 r e 0 0 0'0'1• minutes /1•/201• r e 0 2 Council Economic Development Committee 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall August 1, 2019 1:30 p.m. Members: Staff: Others: Councilmember White Sara Watkins, Sr. Assistant City Attorney II John Cooper Councilmember Cousens Scott Schafer, Public Works Director Councilmember Gutierrez Cynthia Martinez, Sr. Assistant City Attorney II Rosalinda Ibarra, Administrative Assistant Executive Minutes White called the meeting to order at approximately 1:30 p.m. 1. Review draft minutes from June 27, 2019 meeting: The June 27, 2019 meeting minutes were reviewed. Cousens motioned, seconded by White, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 2. Discussions: a. Downtown destination / Downtown Master Plan — Watkins provided examples of pedestrian malls from various other cities and shared why some were successful: located in areas with populations under 100,000; are near a major tourist destination or university, designed to be small, variety of mixed uses and activities, efficient public transportation system, extensive nearby parking. City Council asked that staff reconvene the group of interested parties that worked on the original Downtown Plan to assess the validity of the plan. The Committee further proposed that Trevor Martin and/or Colleda Monick facilitate the implementation committee meetings. Watkins recommended that the Committee review the examples provided and select a favorable option so staff can research and provide further specific information. An update will be available for the September meeting. b. Economic Development Plan i. Competitiveness 1. Private sites — no report 2. City sites — no report 3. Mill site — no report 4. Port Authority — On behalf of Verlynn Best, John Cooper reported that the group reconvened for an information gathering session and discussed pros and cons of a port authority concept. Their next meeting will take place in the fall. Cousens encouraged the group to invite representatives from the Sunnyside Port Authority. 5. Incentives — no report 6. Education alignment — Jonathan Smith reported via e-mail that progress has been made on getting the high school career based classes online. He provided a website link to preview that database: www,choosevakirnavalley.com/hiqh-school-career-classes/ 7. YKM — no report 8. Convention Center — Cooper shared preliminary renderings of the Convention Center renovations. He described in detail illustrations of the refined design schematics. And noted that scheduled event holders have been notified of the construction impacts; however the 3 timeline for construction is weather dependent. In regards to hotel expansions, Cooper mentioned that, other than minor renovations, he is not aware of any full hotel expansions for the Red Lion Hotel in the near future. ii. Traded Sector 1. YKIV1 — no report 2. Clusters — Watkins requested additional clarification on what to report for this topic. Jonathan Smith will be asked to provide any updates at the next meeting. White also requested an update from the Fulcrum incubator group. iii. Community Pride — the Community Integration Committee (CIC) Final Report to City Council was provided. It outlines data collected and strategies related to community pride. An extended in-depth discussion ensued about previous outreach and events that were accomplished by the original sub-committee such as highlighting business profiles and announcements greeting arrivals at the Yakima Airport. And it was recommended to continue some of those activities and promote them using a defined and consistent theme. Watkins suggested that the CIC look at the internal promoting and another group review the economic development aspect. Staff will coordinate a regroup of the sub-committee and include past members as well as new ones. Gutierrez motioned, seconded by White, to recommend to the full City Council that Holly Cousens be appointed to the community pride group. Motion carried by unanimous vote. The Committee will review the objectives of the Economic Development Plan at their next meeting. 3. Staff and Partner Announcements a. Arts Districts/Creative District—Heath Lamb will be presenting at the next meeting on August 22nd. Cooper announced a cultural conference taking place in October. Further details will be shared among staff and committee members who are interested in attending. 4. Future Agenda Items - Review portion of the Downtown Destination Plan that need to be addressed - Update from Community Pride sub-committee group - Vacant buildings registry draft ordinance - Update from Fulcrum incubator group 5. Other Business — Cousens announced that South Korea will have a delegation attending the Yakima Sunfair Parade in September. Students will be performing during the parade. Watkins to contact DAY regarding walking tours of vacant buildings downtown. White expressed interest in the possibility of utilizing airport property as a site for a low barrier shelter. Watkins responded that there are restrictive limitations for residential uses in the Airport Overlay zone. Further research and information will be gathered and provided at the next meeting. State Employment Security Department to present information on employment and job growth data for the September meeting. 6. Audience Participation — none noted. Jason le, hair 4 Yakima City Council Committee Minutes Healthy Communities & Neighborhood Building Committee (NCNB) 2nd Floor Conference Room August 8, 2019 Committee Members Staff Others Councilmember Brad Hill (chair) Sara Watkins Kelly Penford Councilmember Kathy Coffey Cliff Moore Frank Rowland Councilmember Jason White (absent) Rosalinda Ibarra Ken Wilkinson Joseph Calhoun Scott Schafer Cynthia Martinez Randy Beehler With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order at approximately 10:01 a.m. Audience Participation — none noted Reports from Departments/Commissions Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (TCA) — nothing to report Parks & Recreation Commission (P&R) — next meeting on August 14th. Henry Beauchamp Community Center (HBCC) — Frank Rowland (OIC) presented the 2nd quarter report for HBCC. Summer activities included: GameOn with Central Washington University, 100 Jobs for 100 Kids, cleanup events, Strengthening Families conference. Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) — an ordinance to officially amend the number of members from seven to five on the HPC will be presented to Council for adoption. The final report for Fruit Row will be presented at a joint HPC and YPC meeting at the end of the month. Final contract details with DAHP are in process regarding the grant awarded for Naches Avenue. Yakima Planning Commission (YPC) — a study session for Title 15 changes, including affordable housing and other text and housekeeping amendments, will be held next week. Bike & Pedestrian Committee (BPC) — a follow-up letter was sent to stakeholders regarding the proposed pedestrian plan. The committee will be reviewing potential Title 12 changes. Tree City Board(TCB) — nothing to report. Community Integration Committee (CIC) — Beehler reported that the CIC is working on Census 2020 in cooperation with the complete count committee. They are also looking at how to make the Council meetings more welcoming and developing a series of suggestions for Council to review and possibly implement. Their next meeting is on August 12th. Yakima Police Athletic League Board(YPAL) — nothing to report Follow-up on Naches Avenue! YPD Enforcement a Council study session has been scheduled for August 29th in which staff will present a revenue proposal that can generate funds to address issues related to homelessness. The Committee agreed to follow up on this matter based on the outcome of Council's direction from the upcoming study session. Homeless Program Operations — Mayor Coffey reported that the adhoc Homeless Facility Review Committee (HFRC) presented their report to City Council and explained that the initial scope of the project evolved based on the knowledge and expertise provided by the adhoc members. The HFRC suggested Council schedule a study session to further discuss the use of a proposed facility. She stressed the importance of understanding the funding process and needs of the community. Moore further added that the County is preliminarily considering converting a portion of the Yakima County Corrections Center into a mental health and Page 1 5 homeless intake and referral site. In response to Hill's concern about having Camp Hope move their operation every six months due to the temporary nature of their faith-based facility, Watkins stated that the City is in negotiations with Sunrise Outreach regarding the temporary provisions for vacating the homeless camp. It was Committee consensus to bring this matter up under other business at the August 20th business agenda. Affordable/Senior/Low Income Housing — nothing to report Community and Neighborhood Facilities — Schafer reported that the adhoc committee selected KDA to produce the master plans for the community centers and the pools. He stated that no other funds have been expended other than what was approved for the feasibility studies. Wilkinson provided an update on their community outreach events. KDA will be presenting the data report to the Parks Commission at a future meeting and will be shared with the City Council. Changes to Title 8.20 Right of Way Use Permits — Watkins described the proposed changes to the Municipal Code YMC Title 8.20 as follows: • includes provisions for short-term right of way use permits and outlines the process and requirements to obtain such permit • liability insurance and expiration of short-term right of way use permits • sidewalks to remain accessible at all times • adds a section to administratively address small cell wireless facilities pursuant to federal regulations permitting their placement on existing or new utility poles • includes an increase to the permit application fee and renewal fee from fifty dollars to one hundred dollars for cost recovery Coffey motioned, seconded by Hill, to recommend the proposed changes to full Council. Motion carried unanimously. Approval of Minutes — Hill motioned, seconded by Coffey, to approve the 07/18/2019 minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Hill informed that he plans to chair the NCNB until mid-October at which time Funk would be allowed to resume her committee responsibilities. He also announced interpreter services are available with 48 hour advance notice. Other Business — Moore announced the following committee-staff assignments: Scott Schafer will cover the Healthy Communities & Neighborhood Building and Economic Development. Cynthia Martinez will handle the Public Safety and Partnership Committee. And Cally Price will assume the clerk responsibilities for HCNB and Economic Development. A short discussion ensued about having too many committees in place. Kelly Penford asked that the City look at the possibility of purchasing the property behind Target. She will send additional information to Hill. Coffey asked that staff look into homeless issues on North 1st Street near Oak Street. Beehler will prepare a fall meeting with interested parties on North 1st Street to preview spring construction activities. He noted that feedback from businesses have resulted in some re-design concepts. Moore reported that the Tiger Mart property at Nob Hill & 24th Ave has sold and the one on North 1st Street is in a lease contract with purchase option. Adiourn — Coffey motioned, secorjced by Hill, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. This meeting adjourned at ap roximate 10:36 a.m. Approved by: Date Approved: Prepared by: Rosalinda Ibarra, Community Development Administrative Assistant. This meeting was recorded by Y-PAC. Page 2