City Council Meeting Recap
Jan. 17, 2023
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 7-0: CONSENT AGENDA
- January 3, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 01, Series 2023 / Waneka Open Space Annexation
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 02, Series 2023 / Initial Zoning of Waneka Open Space Parcel and E. Emma Right-of-Way
- Resolution No. 2023-09 / Reappointing Amanda Bailhache as Presiding Municipal Court Judge for a Two-Year Term Commencing on February 1, 2023
- Renewal of Pawn Shop License / EZ Pawn Colorado Inc. d/b/a EZ Pawn Store #40110 at 406 S. Public Road
APPROVED 7-0: Resolution No. 2023-10 / Acknowledging Completion and Approval of the Economic Development and Housing Strategic Plan
Work on the Economic Development and Housing Strategic Plan began in early 2022 and included several meetings and input opportunities with the public and Council over the course of the year. The proposed plan incorporates actionable short- and long-term goals and outlines immediate next steps including where we are now; which direction we should go; and how to get there. The strategic plan is organized around five key elements, including Strategy Context, Summary of Market Conditions and Community Perceptions, Opportunities and Challenges, Economic Development Strategic Plan, and Housing Strategic Plan. The plan is available at lafayetteco.gov/EDHSP.
City Administrator’s Report
- Spanish language access update: Staff is working on a policy and methods to address translation and interpretation services.
- Our consultant has provided some draft language for the energy code amendments. Staff and the City Attorney are reviewing. Final draft language will be available on Lafayette-Listens.com when ready for public input and will be discusses with Council in March.
Mayor Mangat: There is a special Council meeting tomorrow at 6pm. There is a vacancy in House District 12, applicants need to apply quickly. Jan. 21 is the BIPOC Rising training for future elected leaders at 5pm Happy birthday to Councilor Samson.
Councilor Barnes: The Sustainability and Resilience Advisory Committee (SRAC) will be holding their foundational retreat this week. MLK celebration was excellent again this year.
Councilor Briggs: Parks, Recreation, and Open Space is working on an application to become a Bee City. Local partners have been writing letters regarding aviation issues in the area and will bring forward a discussion to gauge interest to participate.
Councilor Medrano: Received input from the community that the MLK celebration is a good collaboration among Lafayette schools.
Councilor Samson: There are a number of bills in draft form at the state legislature and will report on them soon.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong: The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) established their 2023 work plan and demolition review committee. Oatmeal Festival well attended – nice to see all the compost bins. MLK March was a success as well.
ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes Section 24-6-402(4)(b) to confer with special legal counsel for the City and the City Attorney for purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pertaining to contracts for the design and construction of the South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvements Project.