Tuesday, August 2, 2011

City Council Can Be A Joy...

IHC representative is here thanking the city agencies for helping with the recent "Take Back" of prescription drugs that aren't being used. The value was quite significant. Sorry my computer wasn't ready and I was distracted from getting the numbers.

Open Comment is to last just 15 minutes with 3 minutes for each person. Rick Healey just said that after the action items are finished they will return to open comment for those who are here to make comments tonight.

Sounds like there is something going on with ethics of Steve T. and Taylor O. responded to this groups accusations against Steve T. I have no idea what is going on. I better check the paper.

Here is the link regarding misconduct by Steve Turley in the Deseret News. Here is an article 5 days ago from the Daily Herald

Sounds like city council has sent a letter to Steve T. requesting his resignation.

A citizen is questioning how Steve Turley can take a leave of absence. Another citizen wonders why a private person can be stopped for misconduct but when misconduct is by local government like over taxing it is validated are not unethical. Another citizen wanted an answer at to why 16% is the proposed property tax increase. One last citizen thanked council members for their work and fast action regarding Steve T. 

Action Items:

1. Desire to increase square footage of residential units along Center Street. No it sounds like they want to be able to decrease some size to something like 350 sq. ft. for studio type residences.  Public thoughts: Lindsey's concern is the parking in the downtown area. Jason is always for property rights and sees this as a way to grant freedom to the property owners. Gloria supports the idea of small apartments. Glen wants to know how the neighbors around the area feels about it and that they have a chance to express themselves. Dave is requesting this change in the ordinance. He is talking about the desire to get people to move downtown. Sounds like more of the retired community members would be interested in this.  It passed by the council.

2. Disclosure of campaign finance disclosure appeals. Passed but there was no public comment for this. I wonder why????

3. Budget change to amend money for the CDB program. Something to do with delays by COngress and HUD. Why must we rely on federal governnmnet for funds? I know there probably isn't any other way, but really I feel like our federal government needs to stop supporting other countries and their problems and many of our own problems and work on eliminating our nations debt.

6. The city has a program where they buy and fix homes and then sell them. But the homes aren't selling at all. Now the redevelopment agency and the HOME and CDBG are agreeing to wanting to rent these homes so that some income is coming in and no longer having the homes vacant. Charlene from the Neighborhood Works Provo is saying that turning to rentals, though it's not part of the goal, they will turn to renting.

5000 Year Leap –

25th Principle

 “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none.”

27th Principle

The Burden of Debt is as Destructive to Freedom as Subjugation by Conquest

26th Principle

The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.

Principle 7

 The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.

Principle 15

The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and minimum of government regulations.

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