Daily Archives: January 14, 2014

City Council live — Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (audit for 2011-12) approved

The vote was 6-0. Ned Leiba, a certified public accountant and budget hawk, sent a letter to Mayor Anthony Silva on Tuesday asking for a postponement of the vote on this matter while some issues are cleared up. But the vote was held nonetheless and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was approved. Ken Pun [...]

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City Council live — The strategic economic development plan

The Council gave unanimous approval to the item. Councilmember Dyane Burgos-Medina praised Micah Runner’s presentation on putting development of a strategic plan out to bid. “What a great project and what a great step forward,” she said. “I think it’s going to be highly important to focus on young professionals,” Councilmember Zapien said. “This generation [...]

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City Council live — Item 15.1 (approved 6-0)

Gordon MacKay, the public-works director, presented a PowerPoint on the Arch Road Sanitary Sewer Trunk Line.  Item 15.1 called for approving an initial study and awarding a $2.5-million contract with Knife River Construction. The Council, which approved the consent agenda, approved Item 15.1 with two 6-0 votes. Before the votes, Councilmember Moses Zapien said this [...]

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City Council live — Closed session

Tonight is the council’s first meeting of 2014. Councilmember Michael Tubbs is not here (at a leadership conference in L.A.). He originally was supposed to participate by phone but it didn’t work out. City Clerk Bonnie Paige read a message from him. In part: “I’m at a leadership institute learning best practices in participatory democracy [...]

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