2005 Council Announcements

January 6, 2005



A. Decisions, Feedback & Information needed by staff


1.    Board re-appointment: William Dalton was appointed to the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board to fill a vacancy on October 12, 2004; his expiration date is December 27, 2004. He is now eligible for re-appointment for a term extending through December 31, 2007. Would the Council like to interview Mr. Jones again prior to consideration of his re-appointment?  All Council Members were in favor of placing his name on the Consent Agenda.

2. Vacancies on Citizens’ Compensation Advisory Committee (CCAC) – The purpose of the Citizens’ Compensation Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding the compensation levels of the City’s elected officials and City employees.  The City Council appoints three of the seven positions on the Committee; the Mayor appoints three and one is appointed by the other six members. 


The term of two of the Council appointees, Jill Carter and Dr. Ron Coleman, expired on August 31, 2004.  Both appointees have served more than one term.  According to the ordinance, the Mayor and City Council are to give consideration to achieving representation from a broad cross-section within the Salt Lake City community of occupational, professional, employee and management interests, including persons from academia, business, community councils and organized labor, and persons with compensation expertise.    Can Council Members suggest individuals who could serve on this committee?   Councilmember Love said she had one person who was interested.  Mr. Mumford said the Council could ask Brenda Hancock from the City’s Human Resource Department if she had any recommendations.  Councilmember Christensen said he wondered if there were any HR people from the recent election and private sector who had exposure. 


      Councilmember Lambert said they were also looking for some replacements for the Metropolitan Water Board.  Councilmember Christensen said if there were several people interested then Council staff could see if those people were interested in serving and give them an application.  He said a subcommittee could review the applications and bring in two or three for interviews and then make a recommendation to the Council.  All Council Members were in favor.


3.  Second Reminder:  The National League of Cities Annual Conference will be held from Sunday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 15 in Washington DC with committee meetings on Saturday, March 12. General sessions and workshops are held on Sunday and Monday. The City’s Washington DC consultant can arrange for meetings with Congressional leaders or their staff on Tuesday, March 15. The early registration deadline is February 5, but the conference hotels fill up fast.  Please let council staff know as soon as possible if you are available to attend so that staff can reserve rooms in the conference hotel or a nearby hotel.


4.  Councilmember Lambert said the Council Retreat had been scheduled for January 20th.  He said Councilmember Jergensen would be out of town.  He said they were suggesting that no meeting be held on the 20th and hold the Retreat on January 27th.  He asked if that worked for all the Council Members.  All Council Members were in favor of the 27th.  


January 6, 2005 Additional


A. Decisions, Feedback & Information needed by staff


1.    Meeting with Representative Rob Bishop:  Through his staff, Rep. Rob Bishop (R- 1st Congressional District) has indicated an interest in meeting informally with City Council members to converse about topics that might interest them. According to his staff, Rep. Bishop will be in Utah until January 20 and then generally is available on Friday afternoons and Monday mornings throughout the year. Is anyone on the City Council interested in meeting with Rep. Bishop? If so, please contact Russell on the Council staff to arrange it.  Council Members wanted staff to set up a meeting with Representative Bishop on January 18th at 4:00 p.m.