COMBINED WORK SESSION / SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
 
COMBINED WORK SESSION / SPECIAL MEETING
TUESDAY

NOVEMBER 8, 2022

 
  COUNCIL CHAMBERS
211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE

3:00 P.M.

 

All City Council Meetings are live streamed on the city's website (https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/1461/Streaming-City-Council-Meetings)

***PUBLIC COMMENT***


Verbal public comments may be given through a virtual public comment platform or in-person

If you want to provide a verbal comment during the Council Meeting, use the link below to join the virtual public comment room.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC COMMENT WAITING ROOM
 

Written comments may be submitted to publiccomment@flagstaffaz.gov. All comments submitted via email will be considered written comments and will be documented into the record as such.

 
             
1.
Call to Order

NOTICE OF OPTION TO RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the City Council and to the general public that, at this work session, the City Council may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for legal advice and discussion with the City’s attorneys for legal advice on any item listed on the following agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3).
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
NOTE: One or more Councilmembers may be in attendance through other technological means.
 
MAYOR DEASY
VICE MAYOR SWEET
COUNCILMEMBER ASLAN
COUNCILMEMBER HOUSE
 

COUNCILMEMBER MCCARTHY
COUNCILMEMBER SALAS
COUNCILMEMBER SHIMONI
 
 
3. Pledge of Allegiance, Mission Statement, and Land Acknowledgement
 
MISSION STATEMENT
 
The mission of the City of Flagstaff is to protect and enhance the quality of life for all.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
The Flagstaff City Council humbly acknowledges the ancestral homelands of this area’s Indigenous nations and original stewards. These lands, still inhabited by Native descendants, border mountains sacred to Indigenous peoples. We honor them, their legacies, their traditions, and their continued contributions. We celebrate their past, present, and future generations who will forever know this place as home.
 
4. Public Participation

Public Participation enables the public to address the council about items that are not on the prepared agenda. Public Participation appears on the agenda twice, at the beginning and at the end of the work session. You may speak at one or the other, but not both. Anyone wishing to comment at the meeting is asked to fill out a speaker card and submit it to the recording clerk. When the item comes up on the agenda, your name will be called. You may address the Council up to three times throughout the meeting, including comments made during Public Participation. Please limit your remarks to three minutes per item to allow everyone to have an opportunity to speak. At the discretion of the Chair, ten or more persons present at the meeting and wishing to speak may appoint a representative who may have no more than fifteen minutes to speak.
 
5.
Review of Draft Agenda for the November 15, 2022 City Council Meeting
 
Citizens wishing to speak on agenda items not specifically called out by the City Council may submit a speaker card for their items of interest to the recording clerk.
 
6. Proclamation: Continental Project
 
7.   Elevate Pre-K Annual Report
 
 
Presentation from Elevate PreK
 
8.  
City Manager Report
 
 
Information Only
 
9. Public Participation
 
10.

Informational Items To/From Mayor, Council, and City Manager; future agenda item requests

 
11. Adjournment
 
SPECIAL MEETING
 
1.
Call to Order

NOTICE OF OPTION TO RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the City Council and to the general public that, at this work session, the City Council may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, for legal advice and discussion with the City’s attorneys for legal advice on any item listed on the following agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3).
 
2.   Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-29:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, amending section 1-07-001-0005, Salaries, of the Flagstaff City Code, and establishing an effective date.
 
  STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
 
1) Read Ordinance No. 2022-29 by title only for the final time
2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-29 by title only (if approved above)
3) Adopt Ordinance No. 2022-29
 
3. Adjournment
 
CERTIFICATE OF POSTING OF NOTICE

The undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the foregoing notice was duly posted at Flagstaff City Hall on                      , at                a.m./p.m. in accordance with the statement filed by the City Council with the City Clerk.

Dated this               day of                                       , 2022.



__________________________________________
Stacy Saltzburg, MMC, City Clerk
                                            
 
7.
         
CITY OF FLAGSTAFF
STAFF SUMMARY REPORT
To: The Honorable Mayor and Council
From: Stacy Saltzburg, City Clerk
Date: 11/04/2022
Meeting Date: 11/08/2022

TITLE:
Elevate Pre-K Annual Report
DESIRED OUTCOME:
Presentation from Elevate PreK
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
INFORMATION:

Attachments: Presentation
Untapped Potential In AZ
Early Childhood Education and Care in Arizona
 
8.
         
CITY OF FLAGSTAFF
STAFF SUMMARY REPORT
To: The Honorable Mayor and Council
From: Stacy Saltzburg, City Clerk
Date: 11/04/2022
Meeting Date: 11/08/2022

TITLE:
City Manager Report
DESIRED OUTCOME:
Information Only
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
These reports will be included in the City Council packet for regularly scheduled Work Session meetings. The reports are intended to be informational, covering miscellaneous events and topics involving the City organization.

***Report to be provided in advance of the meeting***
INFORMATION:

Attachments: City Manager Report
Sustainability Monthly Report
Water Services Monthly Report
Capital Improvement Monthly Report
Capital Improvement Project Map
 
2.
         
CITY OF FLAGSTAFF
STAFF SUMMARY REPORT
To: The Honorable Mayor and Council
From: Shannon Anderson, Senior Deputy City Manager
Date: 11/04/2022
Meeting Date: 11/08/2022

TITLE:
Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2022-29:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, amending section 1-07-001-0005, Salaries, of the Flagstaff City Code, and establishing an effective date.
STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
1) Read Ordinance No. 2022-29 by title only for the final time
2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2022-29 by title only (if approved above)
3) Adopt Ordinance No. 2022-29
Executive Summary:
The City Code 1-07-001-0005 Salaries outlines the salary and benefits for Mayor and Council members along with the process for a review of these salaries.  There was a request from the majority of City Council following the adoption of 2019-39 in February 2020 to review the salaries of Mayor and Council. 

The City Council appointed four members to the Citizen Commission on Council Salaries during their April 19. 2022 meeting and the five commission members from Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation, Tourism, Water, and Transportation Commissions were identified between June and August 2022.  The newly created Citizen Commission on Council Salaries met in September and October of 2022 to consider information such as examples of work, municipal and county benchmark data, consumer price index, minimum wage, cost of living, and living wages as they crafted their recommendation. 

The City's website includes a webpage dedicated to the Citizen's Commission that includes the agendas, minutes and a form for members of the public to provide feedback.  A press release was sent out on October 3, 2022 to encourage the public to share their feedback either online using the form on the website or to attend the October 12, 2022 meeting. 

The Commission members finalized their recommendation during the October 12, 2022 meeting to include an increase in the Mayor's salary from $38,500 to $54,340 and Council's salary from $25,500 to $44,650 following the 2022 election. Then effective December 1, 2024 an increase in the Mayor's salary from $54,340 to $70,180 and Council's salary from $44,650 to $63,800.  The recommendation also includes a change to the monthly routine travel and meals stipend for the Mayor from $150 to $200 with a City vehicle and $250 to $300 without a City vehicle and for Council member from $166 to $200 per month. 

These recommendations recognize the irregular schedule of Council members and the difficulty to fit their responsibilities within a normal work schedule and compensates them appropriately for the time being spent fulfilling their duties and meeting community expectations. It also recognizes the role, responsibility, and impact of City Council member decisions.  The recommended salary provides a sustainable wage that has the ability to attract quality and diverse candidates to fill Council vacancies. This aligns Council salaries closer to County Board of Supervisors and like community salaries while continuing the differential between Mayor and Council salaries.    
Financial Impact:
The impact to salaries and the monthly routine travel and meals stipend will be accounted for in the annual budget process.
Policy Impact:
There are no other policy impacts. 
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
These recommendations support Mayor and Council members and the City Councils works to meet all of the community priorities and objectives in effective governance, safe & healthy community, inclusive & engaged community, sustainable, innovative infrastructure, robust resilient economy, livable community and environmental stewardship. 
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
No. 

Attachments: Ord. 2022-29
Presentation