MAYOR AND COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA

 

The City of Tucson has a council-manager form of government.  Policies are set by the Mayor and Council, who are elected by the people.  Policies are carried out by the City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor and Council.  The Mayor and Council decides what is to be done; the City Manager, operating through the entire City staff, does it.

 

 

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS

The Mayor and Council usually meet the first four Tuesdays of each month in the Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda.  A member of the Mayor and Council may be present and participate in a meeting of the governing body by electronic attendance, subject to the conditions included in the Mayor and Council Rules and Regulations.

5:30 p.m. session [Order of business]             

·         Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

·         Presentations

·         Summary of Current Events

·         Liquor License Applications

·         Call to the Audience.  Individuals may speak up to three minutes.  Call to the Audience will be limited to thirty minutes.  Speakers may address any matter except items noticed as a Public Hearing.

 

·         Consent Agenda

·         Public Hearings.  Individuals may speak up to five minutes.  Each public hearing is limited to one hour.

·         Other Mayor and Council business as listed on the agenda for the meeting.

 

Copies of the agenda are available during the meeting.  Additionally, the agenda, as well as reference documents, are available in the City Clerk's office prior to each meeting and on the City’s web site.  www.tucsonaz.gov/agdocs

Ordinances and resolutions (the laws of Tucson) are considered during regular meetings.  Those adopted with the emergency clause and the affirmative vote of five members of the Council take effect immediately.  Those adopted without the emergency clause take effect thirty days after passage.  Unless the Mayor or a member of the Council requests that an ordinance or resolution be read in full, it is read by number and title only.  Routine items are scheduled under the heading of Consent Agenda, which allows a number of actions to occur with a single motion.

Persons who require an accommodation or materials in accessible format or require a foreign language interpreter or materials in a language other than English for this event, call 791-4213 or 791-2639 (TDD) at least five business days in advance.

 

PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC

To address the Mayor and Council:

·         Complete a speaker’s card and deposit it in the tray on the podium.  Upon being recognized, state your name, whether you reside in the City of Tucson and whom you represent, before proceeding.  Any person who is representing people other than themselves and is receiving compensation to influence an action by the Mayor & Council, shall, before speaking, identify themselves as a “retained speaker”.

·         Submit written comments to the Mayor and Council (via the City Clerk) prior to and during the meeting.

·          Call the Mayor and Council Citizen Comment Line at 791-4700 or write the City’s Web Site, www.tucsonaz.gov

 

Persons attending the meeting shall observe rules of propriety, decorum, and good conduct, and refrain from impertinent or slanderous remarks. Violation of this rule shall result in such persons being barred from further audience before the governing body. Please turn off or put in vibrate mode all pagers and cell phones.   

 

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Walkup – Mayor                                Richard G. Fimbres – Vice Mayor

 

Council Members

 

Regina Romero      Ward 1

Karin Uhlich          Ward 3

Richard G. Fimbres    Ward 5

 

Paul Cunningham  Ward 2

Shirley C. Scott      Ward 4

Steve Kozachik            Ward 6

 

 

 

Revisions to the agenda can occur up to 24 hours prior to the meeting.  Contact the City Clerk at 791-4213 (TDD:  791-2639), FAX: 791-4017 or WEB SITE: wwwtucsonaz.gov/agdocs, 9th floor, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda for up-to date information.  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Holidays excepted).  Live coverage of the meeting is cablecast on Tucson 12.  In addition, replays of the meetings are cablecast on Tucson 12 as follows:

Wednesday – 9:00 p.m.                                   Thursday – 9:00 a.m.                                        Sundays – 9:00 a.m.

 

 



 

AVISO & AGENDA DE SESION REGULAR DEL ALCALDE Y CONCEJO

La Ciudad de Tucson tiene una forma de gobierno de gerente-concejo. Las políticas son fijadas por el Alcalde y Concejo, quienes son electos por el pueblo. Las políticas son puestas en práctica por el Gerente de la Ciudad, quien es nombrado por el Alcalde y Concejo. El Alcalde y Concejo deciden lo que se debe hacer; el Gerente de la Ciudad, operando por medio de todo el personal de la Ciudad, lo lleva a cabo.

 

SESIONES REGULARES DEL CONCEJO

El Alcalde y Concejo se reúnen usualmente los primeros cuatro días martes de cada mes, en el Salón del Alcalde y Concejo, Ayuntamiento, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson, Arizona. Un miembro del Alcalde y el Concilio puede ser presente y tomar parte en una reunión del consejo de administración por asistencia electrónica, sujeto a las condiciones incluidas en las Reglas de Alcalde y Concilio y Regulaciones.

Sesión de las 5:30 p.m. [Agenda]

·         Invocación y Juramento a la Bandera

·         Presentaciones

·         Resumen de Temas de Actualidad

·         Solicitudes de licencias de licor

·         Convocación al Público. Los individuos pueden hablar hasta por tres minutos. La Convocación al Público se limitará a treinta minutos. Los ponentes pueden hablar de cualquier tema excepto los temas anunciados como Audiencia Pública.

 

·         Aprobación de la Agenda

·         Audiencias Públicas. Los individuos pueden hablar hasta por cinco minutos. Cada audiencia pública está limitada a una hora.

·         Otros asuntos del Alcalde y Concejo listados en la agenda para la sesión.

Habrá copias de la agenda disponibles durante la reunión. Además, la agenda, así como los documentos de referencia, están disponibles en la oficina del Secretario del Ayuntamiento antes de cada sesión y en el sitio  Internet de la Ciudad: www.tucsonaz.gov/agdocs

Las ordenanzas y resoluciones (las leyes de Tucson) son consideradas durante las sesiones regulares. Aquellas adoptadas con la cláusula de emergencia y el voto afirmativo de cinco miembros del Concejo son efectivas de inmediato. Aquellas adoptadas sin la cláusula de emergencia son efectivas treinta días después de su aprobación. A menos que el Alcalde o un miembro del Concejo pidan que una ordenanza o resolución sea leída en su totalidad, se lee únicamente por número y título. Los asuntos de rutina son programados bajo el encabezado de Agenda de Consentimiento, lo que permite que una cantidad de acciones ocurran con una sola moción.

Las personas que requieran acomodaciones o materiales en un formato accesible o que requieran un interprete de un idioma extranjero o materiales en un lenguaje que no sea inglés para este evento, hablen al 791-4213 o al 791-2639 (TDD) al menos cinco días laborables por adelantado.

 

PARTICIPACION DEL PUBLICO

Para dirigirse al Alcalde y Concejo:

·         Llene una tarjeta de ponente y deposítela en la bandeja en el podio. Cuando sea reconocido, diga su nombre,  si reside en la Ciudad de Tucson y a quién representa, antes de proceder.  Cualquier persona que esté representando a personas aparte de sí mismo y esté recibiendo una compensación para influenciar una acción del Alcalde y Concejo, tiene que identificarse como “ponente contratado” antes de hablar.

·         Presente sus comentarios por escrito al Alcalde y Concejo (a través del Secretario del Ayuntamiento) antes de y durante la reunión.

·         Llame a la Línea del Alcalde y Concejo para Comentarios de Ciudadanos al 791-4700 o escriba al Sitio de Internet de la Ciudad, www.tucsonaz.gov/agdocs

Las personas que asisten a la reunión deben observar las reglas de urbanidad, decoro y buena conducta, y abstenerse de comentarios impertinentes o difamatorios.  La violación de esta regla resultará en que dichas personas sean excluidas de audiencias subsiguientes ante las autoridades. Por favor desconecte o use vibración en todos los pagers y teléfonos celulares.

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Walkup – Alcalde                  Richard G. Fimbres  – Vicealcalde

Miembros del Concejo

Regina Romero        Distrito 1

Karin Uhlich        Distrito 3

Richard G. Fimbres Distrito 5

Paul Cunningham  Distrito 2

Shirley C. Scott   Distrito 4

Steve Kozachik    Distrito 6

Pueden ocurrir modificaciones a la agenda hasta 24 horas antes de la sesión.  Contacte al Secretario del Ayuntamiento al 791-4213 (TDD: 791-2639, FAX: 791-4017) o INTERNET: www.tucsonaz.gov/agdocs, 90 piso, Ayuntamiento, 255 W. Alameda para información actualizada, de lumes a vienes, 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. [excep tuando días festivos].  Cobertura en vivo de la sesión es transmitida por cable en Tucson 12 y en el Canal Comcast 59 (lunes únic amente).  Además, repeticiones de las reuniones se transmiten por cable en Tucson 12 como sigue: Miércoles – 9:00 p.m.            Jueves – 9:00 a.m.               Domingos–9:00a.m.

 


 

MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Mayor and Council and to the general public that the Mayor and Council will hold the following meeting, which will be open to the public:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 – 5:30 PM

 

 

 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

 

 

CITY HALL, 255 W. ALAMEDA, TUCSON, AZ

 

 


 

1.

ROLL CALL

 

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

INVOCATION - Pastor La'Tresa Jester, Gideon Missionary Baptist Church

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Mayor and Council, public in attendance

 

3.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORT: SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-108 CITY WIDE

 

4.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT: SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-109 CITY WIDE

 

5.

LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-119 CITY WIDE

 

b.

Liquor License Application(s)

 

New License(s)

 

1.

Java Edge, Ward 2

8898 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Applicant: Sheryl Anne Thornton

Series 12, City 127-10

Action must be taken by: February 12, 2011

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

2.

QuikTrip #1496, Ward 4

6385 E. Golf Links Rd.

Applicant: Troy Charles DeVos

Series 10, City 5-11

Action must be taken by: April 4, 2011

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

3.

The Onyx Room, Ward 3

106 W. Drachman St.

Applicant: Johnnie Clarence Bryant

Series 12, City 6-11

Action must be taken by: April 9, 2011

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

 

NOTE:  State law provides that for a new license application, "In all proceedings before the governing body of a city...the applicant bears the burden of showing that the public convenience requires and that the best interest of the community will be substantially served by the issuance of a license". (A.R.S. Section 4-201)

 

Person Transfer

 

4.

NOTE: There are no application(s) for person transfers scheduled for this meeting.

 

c.

Special Event(s)

 

1.

The Centurions of St. Mary’s Hospital-Carondelet, Ward 6

Congress St. & 5th Ave.

Applicant: Stan Spackeen

City T14-11

Date of Event: May 7, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

Public Opinion: Written Argument in Favor Filed

 

2.

Artsake Foundation, Ward 6

Congress St. between 4th & 6th Ave.; 5th Ave. between Toole Ave. & Broadway Blvd.

Applicant: Jeb Bley Schoonover

City T16-11

Date of Event: April 16, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

3.

Sonoran Art Foundation, Inc., Ward 5

633 W. 18th St.

Applicant: Alysa Phiel

City T18-11

Date of Event: April 9, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

4.

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ward 6

300 E. 7th St.

Applicant: Scott James Cummings

City T19-11

Date of Event: April 6, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

5.

The Education Foundation-The Art Institute of Tucson, Ward 1

140 N. Main Ave.

Applicant: Julie A. Pulliam

City T20-11

Date of Event: April 25, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

6.

Ben’s Bells Project, Ward 6

300 E. Congress St.

Applicant: Jeannette Louise Maré

City T22-11

Date of Event: April 9, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

7.

Arizona Media Arts Center, Ward 6

127 E. Congress St.

Applicant: Claudia Jespersen

City T23-11

Date of Event: April 15, 2011 - April 16, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

8.

Arizona Basketball Alumni Foundation, Ward 2

5151 E. Grant Rd.

Applicant: Joseph Blair

City T27-11

Date of Event: April 1, 2011

(Fundraiser)

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

d.

Agent Change/Acquisition of Control

 

1.

Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Ward 6

5870 E. Broadway Blvd. #532

Applicant: Nicholas Charles Boutin

Series 12, City AC5-11

Action must be taken by: February 6, 2011

 

Staff has indicated the applicant is in compliance with city requirements.

 

 

NOTE:  The local governing body of the city, town or county may protest the acquisition of control within sixty days based on the capability, reliability and qualification of the person acquiring control.  (A.R.S. Section 4-203.F)

 

6.

CALL TO THE AUDIENCE

 

At this time, any member of the public is allowed to address the Mayor and City Council on any issue except for items scheduled for a public hearing at the meeting.  Speakers are limited to three minute presentations.  Speakers must state their name, whether they reside in the City of Tucson, whom they represent, and the subject matter.  Any person who is representing a person other than themselves and is receiving compensation to influence an action by the Mayor and Council, shall, before speaking, identify themselves as a “retained speaker”.  Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, individual Council Members may ask the City Manager to review the matter, ask that the matter be placed on a future agenda, or respond to criticism made by speakers.  However, the Mayor and Council may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during “call to the audience.”

 

7.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and one vote.  There will be no separate discussion of these items.  If discussion is desired by members of the governing body, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

 

a.

Public Health: Promoting Public Awareness of Valley Fever

 

1.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-110 CITY WIDE

 

2.

Resolution No. 21703 Relating to promoting public awareness of Valley Fever within the City of Tucson; and declaring an emergency.

 

b.

Approval of Minutes

 

1.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-113 CITY WIDE

 

2.

Mayor and Council Regular Meeting Minutes of December 21, 2010

 

c.

Final Plat: (S10-044) Mission District Blocks 1 to 5, Common Area “A” and Public Streets

 

1.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-114 WARD 1

 

2.

Staff recommends that the Mayor and Council approve the final plat as presented.  The applicant is advised that building/occupancy permits are subject to the availability of water/sewer capacity at the time of actual application.

 

d.

Real Property: Authorization to Acquire Right-of-Way for the Kino Parkway Overpass at 22nd Street Improvement Project

 

1.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-115 WARD 5

 

2.

Resolution No. 21704 relating to Transportation; authorizing the City Manager to acquire by negotiation, and the City Attorney to condemn if necessary, certain additional rights-of-way needed for the Kino Parkway Overpass at 22nd Street Improvement Project, as part of the 22nd Street RTA Corridor Project; and declaring an emergency.

 

e.

Planning and Zoning: Adoption of the Plan Tucson Public Participation Program

 

1.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-116 CITY WIDE

 

2.

Resolution No. 21705 relating to Planning and Zoning; adoption of a Public Participation Program for use in preparing a new City of Tucson General Plan (referred to as "Plan Tucson"); and declaring an emergency.

 

f.

Real Property: Approving a Lease Agreement with the Rio Nuevo District for Property located at 133 West Washington Street and the Tucson Presidio Museum Building

 

1.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-121 WARD 1

Material for this item will be available on the City web site and in the City Clerk's office as soon as it becomes available.

 

8.

PUBLIC HEARING: BINGO LICENSE - ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CHURCH, 1375 SOUTH CAMINO SECO, CITY NUMBER 202

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-111 WARD 2

St. Francis De Sales Church
1375 S. Camino Seco
Applicant: Marian Tierney
City Number 202

 

b.

Hearing:

Staff recommend that the application be forwarded to the Arizona Department of Revenue for approval.

 

9.

PUBLIC HEARING: TUCSON CODE - AMENDING (CHAPTER 23) THE LAND USE CODE; RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND BICYCLE PARKING REQUIREMENTS (CONTINUED FROM THE MEETING OF MARCH 8, 2011)

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-117 CITY WIDE

Material for this item will be available on the City web site and in the City Clerk's office as soon as it becomes available.

 

10.

APPEAL: (T10SA00344) APPEAL OF SIGN CODE ADVISORY AND APPEALS BOARD DECISION - TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 3800 EAST RIVER ROAD

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-112 WARD 2

 

b.

Appellant: Kenneth D. Light. The Property owner is the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona located at 3800 East River Road. Applicant: Jerry Montgomery, of Fluoresco Lighting and Sign, on behalf of the property owner, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

On October 13, 2010, the Sign Code Advisory and Appeals Board (SCAAB) denied the applicant's request stating that it did not meet the legal findings. On December 15, 2010, SCAAB denied the applicant's request for reconsideration. The appellant requests the decision be reversed and that the submitted variance be approved.

Staff recommends Mayor and Council reverse the SCAAB decision subject to the conditions provided.

 

11.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT: WITH THE RIO NUEVO DISTRICT FOR DISTRICT GOVERNANCE AND OPERATION

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-118 CITY WIDE

Material for this item will be available on the City website and in the City Clerk's office as soon as it becomes available.

 

 

 

12.

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS

 

a.

Report from City Manager MAR22-11-120 CITY WIDE

 

13.

ADJOURNMENT

 

a.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 West Alameda, Tucson, Arizona.