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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 19
July 25, 2000
Jon Elam, City
Jon Elam, City
City Council at it’s May 23rd meeting directed city staff to
develop a community survey on support for a new police facility, a park
and trail improvement program and support for an agricultural preservation
Staff has been working on developing a survey with Mr. Brad Senden of the Center for Community Opinion over the past several weeks.
has been a difficult survey to design because of the need to design a
set of questions around three very separate and distinct subjects.
The survey is now ready to go forward this week.
While results ought to be tallied in the next couple of weeks,
the translation of these results to a prospective ballot measure is more
the development of a measure via ordinance is not difficult, the details
of what a measure will fund is still not defined and needs further staff
instance, the Agriculture Preservation Working Group has been working
for many months now to create a program and a plan.
Once a plan is adopted by the City that would become the basis
for a measure to be voted on. Without a plan or policy it would be difficult to explain the
details of what an Agriculture Preservation initiative might do.
with park and trails, the Park Commission will bring forth to the City
Council for approval a Parks and Trail Master Plan.
It will contain a series of policies and priorities that would
lend themselves to the development of a specific work plan that could
be submitted to the residents for consideration.
That will take though, a good deal of time and education for it
to be successful. All of
that, of course, also depends if there is a positive concept and support
for the now underway community survey.
police facility is a bit clearer in terms of creating a vision, but the
details of financing have not been worked out and a detailed plan
developed. If the community
survey supports this concept, staff would recommend the creation of a
citizen-based police station task force.
summary, the survey is moving forward, but it appears no matter what the
results we are still a ways away from developing specific ballot proposals
or measures. A copy of the
survey will be handed out at the Council meeting.
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