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Mayor's Update - October 25, 2019

Posted on October 26, 2019 at 10:47 AM by Joshua Stecker

On Monday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 22nd Council held two Study Sessions to discuss the 2020 Budget.  Nothing is decided until the budget is passed but it will be discussed in the two November council meetings. The links below tell where the city and council decided to add or subtract dollars. Please look at Tourism & Communications and Parks Development for the biggest changes. Tourism carried over from Monday to Tuesday.

Over the last 18 months we have provided our community greater access to the agenda, roughly 4 days earlier, to give citizens time to ask questions or attend meetings of interest. We want to hear from you during the City Council Meetings at public comment. We are here to serve our community, please reach out to staff or myself by contacting us via the information on our website.

I want to express my gratitude to the citizens for participating in phases of Ancich Waterfront Park. I continue to be inspired by your commitment, focus, and willingness to wrestle with funding concerns raised by City Council. The October 9th Listening Session hosted leaders from many community interest groups with direct ties to access at Ancich Park. We have already seen the fruit of that session as we are considering this in the 2020 Budget. It is clear we need water access at the park. See our calendar to observe the November 4th Study Session as Council strives for possible solutions for PRD’s and Ancich Park.

During Monday’s Agenda Council discussed:  Legislative, Non-Departmental, Court, Administration/HR/Legal, Information Technology, Police, Community Development, Tourism & Communications and Arts Commission.

During Tuesday’s Agenda the following was discussed:  Public Works –General, Wastewater Operating, Wastewater Capital, Parks Operating, City Buildings, Streets Operating, Water Operating, Storm Operating, Tourism & Communications, Streets Capital, Storm Capital, Water Capital, and Parks Development.

To listen to the recording of the meetings follow the links below. You can click on the highlighted Agenda Titles to go directly to that portion of the meeting:

Link to Monday, October 21st Agenda and recording:

Link to Tuesday, October 22nd Agenda and recording:

Lastly, our goal is to fill our vacant City Administrator position by January 2nd.


Mayor Kit Kuhn