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04/03/2012 04Ai Draft Minutes 02-01-2012 City Council RetreatYAKIMA CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL RETREAT February 1, 2012 Yakima Convention Center, Suite 200 Adjourned Meeting - -City Council Retreat 12 Noon - -5 PM ®� Back 40; Print Roll Call Present: Council: Micah Cawley, presiding, Council Members Kathy Coffey, Maureen Adkison, Sara Bristol, Rick Ensey, Dave Ettl and Bill Lover. • Staff: Facilitator John er Coo Interim City ty Manager Morales, Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler, Deputy City Clerk Claar Tee and Public Records Officer Jodi Stephens 2. Retreat Guidelines and Desired Outcomes John Cooper, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Convention Center introduced himself and discussed the guidelines and desired outcomes of the retreat. 3. Utilization of Study Sessions and Council Committees Mayor Cawley questioned if the Council was in favor of returning to a study session format instead of multiple committee meetings. Council discussed how items can be referred back to Council Committee's and if it is a policy issue or will lead to a policy issue it should go to the full Council and then decided if it should go to a Committee. It was Council consensus to return to the study session format. 4. Strategic Priorities/Vision & Mission /Goals Mr. Cooper asked Council if their current Mission and Vision are compatible. Council members discussed possible changes to the City's Mission and Vision statement. It was Council consensus to bring this back at a study session for further discussion. 5. City Service Levels Page 1 of 2 Council discussed setting levels of service. It was Council consensus to have a study session wherein Department Directors discuss how they are meeting set priorities and based on that review strategic prioirites in relation to levels of service. 6. Council Roundtable Council discussed how to get the community involved more effectively and research how other cities do this. Mayor Cawley questioned how they can be a step ahead of the media and frame the message and be proactive rather than reactive. Council Member Coffey left the meeting at 4:35 p.m. 7. City Council Retreat Packet 8. Council General Information Packet 9. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 4:42 p.m. to the next Council Business meeting on February 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. Motion: Approve, Moved by Council Member Council Member Rick Ensey, Seconded by Council Member Assistant Mayor Maureen Adkison. Carried. 6 -0. Council Members voting Aye: Adkison , Bristol , Cawley, Ensey, , Ettl , Lover. Council Members Absent: Coffey. 10. The next City Council Business Meeting will be February 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers. 0 Page 2 of 2