City Council Study Session – 10 April 2018 (Kendig Keast, Homeless, Quasi-Judicial)

City Council Study Session                 10 April 2018.            Citizen Minutes

Pat Driscoll was absent
a)  ID# 18-124 Study session on community visioning process with Kendig Keast –

Vision to Comprehensive Plan – Preliminary Scope and Outline

Gary Mitchell and Meredith Dang from Kendig Keast talked about what they will do to help Littleton with the “visioning” to Complan and Code update. Continue reading

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City Council Regular and Special Meeting 3 April 2018 – South Metro Fire

City Council Regular Meeting.      3 April 2018.        Citizen Minutes – Karina Elrod was absent

Citizen Comments

Linda Knufinkepresented a comparison of the cost between South Metro and Littleton Fire based on a cost per call.  She used the CAFR info from each organization to make her comparisons.  The data shows that South Metro’s cost per call is $5,857.29 and Littleton’s cost per call is $1,777.47.  Continue reading

City Council Study Session 27 March 2018 – Legislative Rules and Nex Gen Advisory Group

City Council Study Session.       27 March 2018             Citizen Minutes

 ID# 18-113 – Updates to council protocols and/or legislative procedures

Kathy Novak talked to the council about how to build a relationship. She asked the council to write down their expectations of council.

Jerry Valdes – be prepared – read and understand the package of material for each meeting. Ask questions.

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City Council Regular Meeting 20 March 2018 – Wildlife Ordinance

City Council Regular Meeting            20 March 2018                   Citizen Minutes

Public Comment

John Watson thanked council for the formation of the Columbine Square Advisory Group. He spoke to what he believes to be an inadequacy in Littleton’s impact fees. He compared Littleton’s impact fees to Brighton, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Aurora. Littleton’s total impact fees are $3,697 as compared to Longmont’s $13,000, Boulder’s $8,500 and Colorado Springs’ $6,000 to $7,000. He said he has a deaf ear when he hears the need for road improvements when we need to collect more in impact fees. Continue reading

Council Workshop – 3 February 2018

Council Workshop             3 February 2018            Citizen Minutes

The meeting opened with remarks from Debbie Brinkman. There’s a perception that we are not open. Leadership drives the conversation and it becomes a very narrow conversation. We need to have a process for communication – when you have polarity you become myopic and fail to see the big picture. For instance on fire – has it been decided or is there a need for a broader conversation.

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City Council Study Session – 23 January 2018 – LIFT, Biogas, Mineral Station

City Council Study Session.     23 January 2018        Citizen Minutes

 

Joint Study session with the Planning Commission to Review the Draft Mineral Station Framework

Jocelyn Mills, Community Development Director, gave a background of how we got here. The first question came from Jerry Valdes asking about whether or not the bridge over Santa Fe would need to be moved. Mills said it could. Mark Relph, city manager, said it is likely that it will have to be moved Continue reading

Confidential Memo from Attorney Written for Public

TO: Mayor Brinkman and Members of City Council
FROM: Lena McClelland, Assistant City Attorney
CC: Mark Relph, City Manager
RE: Councilmember Fey’s Amended Motion at the December 19, 2017 City

Council Meeting DATE: January 16, 2018

Issue

On December 19, 2017, at a regular meeting of the city council, a motion was made which directed staff to work with the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem on an expedited recruitment process for the vacancies of the LIFT Board. Councilmember Fey moved to amend the motion to require that “interviews do not begin until city council has received a recommendation from the LIFT Board on the exact number of vacancies as the LIFT Board understands it, and that the interview process is open to the public.”1 A question arose at the January 9, 2018, study session of the city council as to whether this amendment to the original motion was being followed.

Short Answer

This amendment to the motion is being followed to the extent it is not preempted by and does not conflict with state law. Further, to the extent that the amended motion can be followed without conflicting with state law, there must be a quorum of members in order for the LIFT Board to take any formal action.

Analysis

The Colorado Urban Renewal Law sets out the method in which appointments are to be made to a local urban renewal authority. According to state law, appointments are to be made by the mayor of the municipality and are subject to approval by the governing body of the municipality in which the authority has been established.2 Appointment of a commissioner to the authority is proper when the mayor has filed a certificate of the appointment or reappointment with the clerk.3 The certificate of appointment is conclusive

1 Amended Motion by Councilmember Fey, Littleton City Council Regular Meeting on December 19, 2017, https://littleton.ompnetwork.org/embed/sessions/20889/city-council- regular-meeting-12-19-2017 (found at timestamp 1:11:27).
2 C.R.S. § 31-25-104(2)(a)(I) and (IV).

3 C.R.S. § 31-25-104(2)(b).

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