City Council Meeting May 22, 2018

May 22 was the first official City Council meeting since the Flood began.

Some people were upset with council (to put it mildly). Many want some leadership which they feel has been lacking. Others wanted to know what’s the Plan for such things as

  • evacuees who come to the end of their stays in hotels and motels
  • businesses devastated  by the flood and/or evacuated from their premises
  • the huge amount of contaminated material left behind inside and around people’s homes

And they weren’t all that happy with what they got in reply.

The agenda can be found at the link the button on the right points at. But there were a number of Late Items added to it related to the Flood (which they tried to include in an Addendum to the agenda). Specifically as relates to giving some leeway on charges and fees to properties and customers directly impacted by the flood.

The meeting

The meeting was streamed live to the web. But there were technical issues at the start so the live stream didn’t being until about 12 minutes into the actual meeting. The live stream went to Facebook where over 80 people watched as it happened and thousands later on. And during and later they commented . . . and it’s a bit of an eye opener. You can see all that in the facebook post (if you’re on Facebook). Or you can watch that below – be warned that the first few minutes are a bit glitchy.

ADOPT AGENDA MINUTES Proposed Community Center Study Update Council Reports Notice of Motion to Reconsider RDKB Representatives RDKB Report 2017 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) INFO ITEMS Utility Charges for Flooded Properties Authorizing Staff to Issue Utility Credits To Affected Commercial Customers in Evacuation Zones Authorise Staff to Use Their Discretion to Waive Certain Administrative Fees Until June 30 Late Item - Discussion on the Flood QUESTION PERIOD

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