August 13, 2020
Immediately following the City Budget Committee Meeting
The City Council Study Session was called to order virtually at 7:00 p.m. on the above date with the following members and staff present: Mayor Gary Wheeler; Councilmembers Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine and Michael Zarosinski; City Manager Brian Sjothun, Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding, Deputy City Recorder Winnie Shepard
Councilmembers Kay Brooks and Alex Poythress were absent.
City Manager Brian Sjothun outlined points in his 2020-21 Draft Legislative Policy Statements Review memo and revised items pursuant to Council feedback.
Temporary Shelter Amendment
Planning Director Matt Brinkley presented a PowerPoint regarding a potential temporary shelter Code amendment. (PowerPoint attached.)
Council discussed the importance of transportation in shelter locations.
Mr. Brinkley advised that a temporary shelter would be used for periods of time with extreme temperatures and a severe event shelter would be used for sudden or emergency events.
Council discussed shelters in residential zones. Mr. Brinkley advised that a shelter would be an accessory use, meaning a location would have an established principal use.
Council President Stine clarified that Council did not oppose options one or two, but would like option three to be reviewed by the Planning Commission. Mayor Wheeler added that Council would like more information on the process for residential zones.
Council President Stine provided a brief overview of the Council Officers meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Winnie Shepard, CMC
Deputy City Recorder