2003 Council Announcements

April 22, 2003


City Council Announcements

April 22, 2003



A. Decisions, Feedback & Information needed by staff


   1.  Representatives from several homeless service providers in the Rio Grande community have forwarded the attached statement entitled, "Common Ground" to the Council, expressing their desire to remain in the downtown area in order to be in close proximity to other service providers. By maintaining services in a centralized location, they indicate that the needs of the homeless can be better served.


The service providers are seeking support from the community and request that planning and development efforts are designed and implemented which seek to integrate new investment and activity into the community without forcing out homeless people and those who serve them. They have requested time to brief the Council.  Do Council Members wish to discuss this statement and issue during a work session?

The issue will be deferred until July.


B. Council Office Policies

C. For Your Information


    1. Following is the schedule being proposed by the Chair and Vice Chair for the Main Street Plaza issue:


       o Set date:  Tuesday, May 6 (considering the easement vacation requires         advertising once per week for four weeks)

       o Briefing: Thursday, May 8

       o Hearing: Tuesday, May 27 (hold hearing, close hearing, refer to May 29        for action)

       o Vote: Thursday, May 29 (because this is an extra Council Meeting, there       will be no citizen comment section)


D. Upcoming Appointments (see attached goldenrod sheet)


    Mark Your Calendars

    Rail - Volution - September 10 - 14, 2003 - Atlanta, Georgia

    ULI Fall Meeting - October 28 - November 1, 2003 - San Francisco, California


E. Upcoming Agenda items (see attached goldenrod sheet)


F. Informational Mail items received (see attached goldenrod sheet)