City Council Meeting - FINAL

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Meeting Date: 07/06/2021  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments:  Beautification and Public Art Commission.
Make one appointment to a term expiring June 2022.
Make three appointments to terms expiring June 2024.
Executive Summary:
The Beautification and Public Art Commission consists of seven citizens, and recommends expenditures from the BBB beautification fund and public art portion of arts and science fund. It studies and recommends community beautification projects ranging from landscaping and irrigation, signs and billboards, buildings, street-scapes, gateways, the purchase and installation of public art projects within beautification projects, and property acquisition for beautification and/or public art and neighborhood-initiated projects, to mention a few. There are currently two expiring seats and one seat open due to a resignation. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are five applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:
  • Anthony Garcia (current commissioner)
  • Carla McCord (current commissioner)
  • Matt McGrath (new applicant)
  • Stephanie Stallings (new applicant)
  • Tina Zecher (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember Sweet, Mayor Deasy, Councilmember Shimoni, and Councilmember Salas
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
Not applicable.
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
There is no Council goal that specifically addresses appointments to Boards and Commissions; however, boards and commissions do provide input and recommendations based on City Council goals that may pertain to the board or commission work plan.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint four Commissioners: By appointing members at this time, the Beautification and Public Art Commission will be at full membership, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.

2) Postpone the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the opening by Commission members and City staff has occurred, informing others of this vacancy through word of mouth.
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