Agenda Available.. Sorry to big to attach to email
In the Minutes: The council said and voted that Public Comments be recorded verbatim and they are not so recorded in this set of minutes...
Walt S made the motion and it passed that all charges to cards be itemised and identified on the voucher. This motion passed. Perhaps it would be good to release a special report of all credit card transactions for the past year, given the type of leadership we have had for the past years.
New Old Business: The warnings of citizens were not heard now look what return to agenda.
On the Agenda is a proposal to limit parking on Grand Terrace Road. Well, what is the problem. First of all the Parking limits will restrict public use of the "Public Park". In addition the Traffic was an issue that was brought up several times and the PUBLIC was told oh there will be no problem as the hours of the school and Senior Activities don't overlap. The council was warned and the city was sued and a traffic mitigation study was done.. So what was the finding of that study... did the Corporation for Better Housing pay for street improvements to make the street wider, or re-aligned, as anyone else would have had to do.
Again, the City Attorney, and the Former City Manager Schwab were at the helm of this problem. Red Curbs do not solve the problem of the curve, line of sight issues. Red Curbs or limited parking hours clearly limit the use of the Park and Senior Center that also has fewer parking spaces than code would require.
Perhaps this will go back to court, as a follow up action on the case. Or again perhaps the City Attorney and Mr. Schwab and the Corporation for Better Housing would like to FIX the problem they created and pony up for the cost of road improvements not just a can of red paint.
On the Agenda is the paying for the Red Light Enforcement after we were told that it was City Expense Neutral... so Who is the Legal Expert for the City... Remember this was supposed to be cost neutral to the city... So who is messing with the money or the contract terms?
The Contract says we pay 6000.00 per month or the gross receipts to the City... Is there money missing from the Gross Receipts to the city... if so where did they go... and if they were skimmed off before the city got it's money the money skimmed should not count as gross receipts to the city.
The Company wrote the contract and any part that is unclear will be decided in the favor of the City...
I am not against camera enforcement, I am against a bad contract and misleading sales job.
If OUR City Manager, and City Attorney allowed a faulty contract to be signed and recommended to the council approval, they should be held in account. Schwab is gone... however the city attorney Mr. Blackberry Harper is still employed by the city. Perhaps the increased expense to the city if it has to be paid could come from the account his fees are paid from. Or Mr. Schwab could pay the city back some of the funds he "settled" for on his termination.
Wow, look at how much Schwab got to end his contract... and this after his admission of a cover up as a minimum.