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04/24/2012 07 Council General Information , fl BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT �J Item No. For Meeting of: April 24, 2012 :''330- 2'y,1 .i 41:4 .dn;'fj:�,2ti;;; m'4';$._i r`-f.' ... ''X'3 i' `�,`,4 ITEM TITLE: Council general information SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON/TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1. City Meeting Schedule for week of April 23 -30, 2012 2. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar as of April 23, 2012 3. 4/19/12 Weekly Issues Report 4. Code of Ethics 5. Preliminary Council Agenda 6. Newspaper /Magazine /Internet Articles: * "Now the Budget is Balanced, What About the Employees' ?," ICMA.org, April 2012 * "Putting on the safety," American City and County.com, March 2012 * "Spectrum- -More research, more science, more technology." Government Technology, April 2012 Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download El Information Packet - CITY MEETING SCHEDULE For April 23, 2012 — April 30, 2012 Please note: Meetings are subject to change Monday, April 23 12:00 p.m. Greenway Board Meeting — Greenway Visitors Center 12:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Board Meeting — Capitol Theatre Tuesday, April 24 9:00 a.m. EMS Operations Meeting — EMS Office 10:00 a.m. City /County Joint Study Session — Council Chambers 1:30 p.m. Yakima County Commissioners Agenda Meeting — Council Chambers Wednesday, April 25 4:30 p.m. Arts Commission Meeting — CED Conference Room 5:30 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission — Council Chambers Thursday, April 26 9:00 a.m. County Hearing Examiner — Council Chambers 1:00 p.m. City Manager Interviews — Council Chambers Friday, April 27 4:00 p.m City Council Executive Session — Council Chambers Monday, April 30 10:00 a.m. City Council Media Briefing — Council Chambers Office Of Mayor /City Council Preliminary Future Activities Calendar Please Note: Meetings are subject to change Meeting Organization Meeting Purpose Participants Meeting Location Date/Time Mon. April 23 12.00 p m. Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Bristol Capitol Theatre Meeting 12:00 p.m. Greenway Board Meeting Board Meeting Ettl Greenway Visitors Center 1200 p.m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison TBD 2:00 p m. 2% Committee Meeting Scheduled Meeting Cawley Legends Casino 5:30 p.m. Airport Study Session Scheduled Meeting Adkison Airport Conference Room Tue. April 24 9 a.m EMS Operations Board Board Meeting Lover EMS Office Conference Room 10.00 a.m. City /County Joint Study Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session Wed. April 25 4:30 p.m. Arts Commission Scheduled Meeting Adkison CED Conference Room 5 p.m. Historic Preservation Scheduled Meeting Bristol Council Chambers Commission Thur. April 26 7'30 a.m. Airport Board Meeting Board Meeting Adkison Airport Conference Room 10:00 a m Public District Board Meeting Bristol Convention Center Board meeting Conference Room 1 1.00 p m. City Manager Interviews Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. City Manager Reception . Scheduled Event Open Convention Center Fri. April 27 4.00 p.m. Council Executive Session Scheduled Meetin Council Council Chambers Mon. April 30 10:00 a m. City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Bristol Council Chambers Tue. May 1 12 p.m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley TBD 4:30 p.m. City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 6 p m CCU Council Meeting Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Thur. May 3 6 a.m. Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Scheduled Event Open Howard Johnson 9 a.m. Joint Admin & 911 Scheduled Meeting Lover Fire Station 9 - Toppenish Operations Meeting 9.00 a.m. Welcome Water Works Scheduled Event Cawley Convention Center Association Conference 4:00 p.m. GFI Steering Committee Scheduled Meeting Adkison, Coffey, CWCMH Meeting Ettl 6:00 p.m. Regional Fire Authority Scheduled Meeting Cawley Station 86 Fri. May 4 1 ___i_.., 8:00 a.m. _ Sister City Meeting Scheduled Meeting Adkison CED Conference Room Mon. May 5 10:00 a.m. Police Chief Swearing -in Scheduled Event Open Yakima Police Dept. Muster Ceremony — Tue. May 8 10:00 a.m. City Council Study Session • Scheduled Event Council Council Chambers review dept. service levels 12:00 p.m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison TBD Wed. May 9 1:00 p.m. Welcome WA Association Scheduled Event Cawley Convention Center of School & Business Officials 3:30 p.m. Yakima Planning Scheduled Meeting Ensey Council Chambers Commission 5.30 p m. Parks Commission Meeting Scheduled Meeting Adkison Council Chambers Thur. May 10 1 p.m. Harman Center Board Board Meeting Adkison, Cawley Harman Center Meeting 1 p.m. Yakima Regional Clean Air Scheduled Meeting Lover Council Chambers Meeting MEMORANDUM April 19, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and City Council Members FROM: Michael Morales, Interim City Manager SUBJECT: Weekly Issues Report • CITY MANAGER UPDATE: City Manager candidates will be arriving in town next Wednesday. On Thursday morning they will be touring the City. The panel interviews are scheduled to being at 1:00 p.m. There will be a meet and greet reception at the Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening. Candidates will be in the building most of the day on Friday for individual interviews with City Council members. • COUNCIL CODE OF ETHICS: Attached is a copy of the Code of Ethics that all Council members signed on January 17, 2012. A framed copy of the document is posted outside Council: Chambers. • KIWANIS PARK UPDATE: After some wet weather, the crews are back to work. The fields are being graded; the irrigation work is being completed; the concession and restroom building is taking shape; and the fence and backstops are being finished There will be a grand opening in September with various elected officials and dignitaries • APRIL SALES TAX DISTRIBUTION: The April sales tax distribution numbers have been posted. We received $995,526, which is $73,000 more than April 2011. Year to date we are $124,988 ahead of 2011. • DYBID ADVISORY BOARD: The DYBID Advisory Board ballots were mailed out to all business and property owners who are being assessed the fee. The deadline for voting is tomorrow. The Election Committee will be meeting soon and will name the board members shortly thereafter. • AIRPORT FINANCE UPDATE: Following Tuesday's discussion about airport delinquencies I wanted to inform you that the airport, with the County's assistance, has fulfilled its financial obligations to the City. The only exception is the commercial liability insurance which is set up on a monthly payment plan. • TRANSIT APPEAL: In 2010 the City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the Transit Manager and /or a law enforcement officer to exclude individuals from transit facilities for a certain period of time as a consequence to breaking transit rules or breaking the law at a transit facility. Earlier this month an individual was excluded from the Transit facilities for allegedly assaulting a bus driver. The individual was served with a Notice of Exclusion, which includes the length of exclusion and a description of the right to appeal. In this case the offending individual was served with a permanent ban. The person has requested an appeal in a timely manner. The appeal is an administrative hearing in which a neutral party reviews the facts to determine if the ordinance procedures for exclusion were followed and if the facts support the exclusion of the individual. • DOWNTOWN CLEAN AND SAFE RFP EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATION PROCESS: Five responses were received for the Downtown Clean and Safe Program funded by PBIA assessments. All five have been deemed responsiveand will go to an evaluation committee as soon as possible. The scheduling of the formal evaluation is in process. The evaluation team consists of individuals active in or knowledgeable of the needs of the downtown but not encumbered with conflicts of interest relating to the RFP submittals. In addition to the current provider of these services (Committee for Downtown Yakima), two responses from national firms (Block by Block and Service Group), a firm from Tacoma, and a local response from Senske were received. The Parks Division will provide some temporary assistance to ensure that irrigation will be in operation. The spring remains relatively cool so the tentative scheduling for putting up the flower baskets is the week of May 7th. ® LrQPE.PC-Pr-PE.PE-Pr-PE..r3E-PCPC,..Pamdrgaa-JE-PLP ° .. r -. CODE of ETHICS for 2'AlI9VIA CITY COVWCIL 914E91 E1?5 Y Counci(Members will hereafter conduct themselves according to the fofCowing rules of conduct as they pertain to work for, and on behalf of, the City of Yakima: L CouncifMembers shall decorum and set an example for conduct when representing the City, and endeavor not to disgrace or embarrass the City while acting in an officiaCcapacity. II. Council shall represent that opinions stated are the Member's own and do not necessarily represent those of the Council unless the Councifhas voted and passed an ordinance, resolution or motion that so states the expressed policy. III. CouncifMembers shall divulge information discussed in executive session. IV Council Members shall pu6Cc any conflict of interest the Member has with respect to any issue under consideration 6y the Council. The CounciCWernher shalt not participate in discussions of the subject and shall not vote on it if the Council Wernher has a personal, financial or property involvement in the subject. V Counci(Members shall not use their position or City resources for personal or ( Li family gain, especiat1 i financia(gain, including the acceptance ofgifts and gratuities. VI. Council Members shall not hold or acquire a financial interest in any contract voted on —11j by them for one year after leaving office. VII. Council shall not assist or represent parties in official City matters they were involved in while in office for one year after leaving office. VIII. CouncirMembers shalt not make knowingly and intentionaOEy farce statements on which the Council, City staff or other agencies rely to establish policy or make important decisions. Dated the 17th day ofyanuary, 2012 4/L C g,...",":„.„ M icah Cawley, Mayor M ureen on, Assistant Mayor rrstol CouncilMem6er xathy Coffey, 1 .un , V" : 6er r i cjEnsey, Council M 6er , av CE Council Member „...,,,,,,„„,,,,v,„ , _ ,,,_ - , �z (Lover, Council *��� 0 , r01° k ega CJ rr.�r� r.�cJ fNI��� -F' r c.�fc.hc..nC.1 Pi '4/� , PRELIMINARY FUTURE COUNCIL AGENDA May 1 (T) 4:30 p m. Executive Session — Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. Business Meeting — Council Chambers • Yakima — Morelia Sister City proclamation • National Day of Prayer proclamation • Resolution authorizing a Professional Services agreement with Huibregtse, Louman Associates for the extension of the City's industrial wastewater collection system in the vicinity of 23 Avenue and River Road (Schafer) • 2012 1 Quarter Capital Improvement Projects report • Ordinance amending Section 7.50 040 of the City of Yakima Municipal Code relating to Utility Services fees; concerning business hours • 2011 year end budget report (Epperson) • Resolution authorizing agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. for pole attachment (Desgrosellier) • Set May 15 as the date for a public hearing to appeal the hearing examiners decision regarding Chestnut Townhomes (Davenport) • Resolution declaring surplus property by City of Yakima at 1816 S. 24 Avenue (tabled on 4/17) 7.00 p.m. Public Hearings 4/18/2012 5:36 PM 1 commentary 1 balanced organization BY AUSTIN ABRAHAM NOW THE BUDGET 1[5 BALANCE WHAT ABOUT THE EMPLOYEES? of the 2008 recession, with laboriously and for so long on balancmg its ruthless budget cutting budgets that the neatly footed columns and staff reductions, it is have become our holy grail of manage - time to remind ourselves that ment. Have we forgotten the reasons governments do not run on we were taught and mentored to value balanced budgets. Govern- employees? In response to employee ments run on the skills, concerns, have we silently, or openly, efforts, and dedication of adopted the mantra, "If you still have a employees. job, be grateful and don't complain "? A balanced budget In this age of layoffs and restructurings, is important, of course, we should not lose sight of what has been but a balanced budget is learned over the past 100 years about man- neatly footed columns on aging people. Although no management a spreadsheet. Waving a theory captures all the truths of managing - balanced spreadsheet at a people, it is a good time to refresh our public meeting accomplishes understanding of Maslow's hierarchy, ..,_ + _.-----' nothing except perhaps some Herzberg's hygiene and motivation factors, '�`, self- aggrandizement for those the insights of Drucker and Blanchard, the doing the waving. teachings of faith, and our own intuition A balanced budget about good leadership. performs no work that night • L ike many managers your focus at the water treatment plant, the next Remember the Human Ledger has been on balancing the budget morning in the administrative offices, The next great challenge for governments in the most severe recession in or in the afternoon when public safety is nurturing back to health the vibrancy decades. You have been reorganizing, crews race to the scene of a fire. of the workforce. This cannot be ac- reengineering, and reinventing your Your budget document does not complished by the same "force fit" of a government. And because you have sal- come to work each day with education, square peg in a round hole that was used vaged your organization from the brink experience, creativity, dedication, or a to balance budgets. Managers should of financial disaster, at least for another sense of community service. Nor can it reacquaint themselves and their organiza - year, you are feeling pretty good about tell a joke, share a smile, or give a word tions with the human side of organi7a- your efforts. Surely your organization's of encouragement. There is no "pitching tions, with the same zeal evidenced in employees are feeling the same satisfac- in," no "finding more efficient ways," no balancing the budget. lion? Don't count on it! "let me take on that new challenge" in Like investors in an uncertain stock a budget document. But these attributes market, employees are on the sidelines, Anything But Balanced do arrive daily with employees. hesitant to invest, reluctant to speak up, The last thing most government For all the fighting for a balanced and cowering in self - preservation. The employees are feeling right now is sat- budget, we may have risked as much human ledger must also be balanced for isfaction, accomplishment, or success. as we have gained. After manhandling the sake of the communities we serve. Although the budget may be balanced, finances and staffing levels into a We are kidding ourselves and selling employees may not be. In governments semblance of balance against the rising employees short if we think this is not across the country, employees feel tide of spending of the past 30 years, it also our job. Pdi unappreciated, insecure, and con- should be no surprise that employees fused— anything but balanced. now feel manhandled as well. T AUSTIN ABRAHAM Remember when we touted (and Is it only a dream that we once - - Former Director really meant) that employees are our promoted training, education, and job Management Services Division Frederick County, Maryland most important asset? In the aftermath enrichment? Perhaps we have focused so asabraham @aol.com icma.org /pm APRIL 2012 1 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT 21 issues ; ' t rends A ,1 1 Iiih '4k • w r li N . : , • - ... j! � 1 'ilk 4�L 1 j 14 \ , ; 1 4 4 I ' ,tip . 1 1 , - r ' I1p 1 , r 0 0 \ . % ; , . 1 C.►sB`IRE SAVES Puttina on • ._, o the a et Workers also try to change at -risk behavior "Whatever approach you take has to be Cities team up with other levels consistent, comprehensive and focused," of overnment and non-profits says Chuck Wexler, executive director of the g Washington -based Police Executive Research to reduce gun violence Forum (PERF). PERF recently conducted a survey of 270 law enforcement agencies and found that submitting information on felons rmd the Super Bowl with guns to the U S Attorney's Office for CeaseFire participants advertisements featuring prosecution was most consistently effective work to stop gun entertainment celebrities, Minneapolis in 2010 implemented Project violence before it starts. New York Mayor Michael Exile, a partnership between the police Photos by Ed Kashi. Bloomberg and Boston - department, the Hennepin County Attorney Mayor Thomas Menino and the U.S. Attorney's Office, to prosecute appeared in an ad sponsored by Mayors repeat gun offenders The Minneapolis Police Against Illegal Guns promoting reforms Department also started using predictive to keep guns from criminals. Many other analysis to determine where shootings are mayors and police departments are working likely to occur. By thoroughly recording to reduce gun violence with approaches and examining a variety of information — ranging from prevention to prosecution. including data from arrests, home foreclosures "It's productive to come at a problem from and a gunshot detection system from Mountain two or three different angles," says Gary View, Calif -based ShotSpotter — the Slutkin, executive director of Chicago -based department is identifying likely locations of CeaseFire. The program began in 2000 future violence to help prevent incidents. in one Chicago community and reduced shootings by 67 percent the first year. It has — Jennifer Grzeskowiak is a Laguna spread to other cities, including Philadelphia; Beach, Cal -based freelance writer. Kansas City, Mo.; and Baltimore, which - last year received a $2.2 million grant from the U S. Department of Justice. The feds are helping prevent The model aims to prevent shootings by P 9 P using people with a history on the streets, violence. Read about it at called " interrupters," who detect when violence co / ban e s - ndcounty. might occur and help to calm the situation. co m/bons 20 March 2012 I www.americancityandcounty.com siciectrum ..EC TP. a 2l_,r, WATCH SPECTRUM AT wvoLr.govtech.-comispectrum _ More research, more science, more technology. 60% The number of state and 1. PRICE CHECK; Is the information on shredded local government respondents who documents really gone? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Shredder Challenge held said they prefer a hybrid or private THINGS THAT WILL BE MORE late last year attempted to answer that question by hav- cloud rather than a public cloud. EXPENSIVE THIS YEAR: ing contestants try to reconstruct five different shredded SOURCE QUEST __ e azi documents. Computer scientists and puzzle enthusiasts -- , T HARD DRIVES ' competed for up to $50,000. 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