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City Council - Agenda     
Friday, January 22, 2010

Mercer Island City Council Planning Session Agenda

January 22-24, 2010

Location:  Groveland Room, Community Center at Mercer View


 

Click here to download the entire Planning Session packet (large file 6.7MB)

 

 


Friday, January 22, 2010:

 

5:00 pm            Welcome

·        Mayor's opening remarks

·        Agenda review

·        2009 objectives and accomplishments

 

6:30                  Private social and dinner

 

7:45                  Council Operations

·        Rules on Council members making public presentations

·        Council protocol – questions for staff versus council deliberations

·        Roles of Council Liaisons vis-à-vis Boards and Commissions

 

8:30                  Citizen of the Year

 

9:00                  Adjourn

 

 

Saturday, January 23, 2010:

 

8:30 am            Budget Discussion

·        2009 Review & 2010 Forecast

·        2011-2012 Budget Process Overview

·        “Re-Balancing” 2010 Budget

·         Employee Wage Concessions

·         Use of Contingency Reserves

·         CIP Admin Overhead

·        Major Operating Issue – MIYFS Counseling Program

·        Major Capital Issue –

·         Island Crest Way Implementation – 2010?

·         Fire Station Financing – 2010, 2011, 2012?

 

10:45                Break

 

11:00                Sustainability Committee Update

·        Accomplishments

·        Green Ribbon Commission Status

·        Allocation of funds in next biennium

·        Future Opportunities

 

12:15 p.m.        Lunch

 

1:00                  Town Center

·        Status report – active and future development projects

·        Traffic/parking/transportation

·        Economic status

·        Steve’s “Parting Pearls”

·        New directions?

·        Council discussion

 

2:30                  Break

 

2:45                  Recycle Center Property – What Next?

·        Status of site

·        Public Participation Proposal – Bainbridge Grad Inst.

·         Building public involvement skills & capacities at the City

·         Obtain public input on future of recycle center site

·        Discussion

 

4:00                  Transportation Vision for Mercer Island

·        Public involvement

·        Funding challenge

 

4:30                  Parks & Recreation Cost Recovery

·        Competition with private sector

 

5:00                  Adjourn

 

 

Sunday, January 24, 2008:

 

8:30 am            Underage Drug & Alcohol Use

·        Continuing discussion

·        Council actions

 

9:00                  Temporary Encampments Ordinance

·        Continuing discussion (if needed)

 

9:15                  Break

 

9:30                  Council annual work plan finalized

 

10:30                Miscellaneous Council topics

·        (Pick and choose from below)

 

12:00                Adjourn

 

 

 

Topics currently not scheduled:

·         Consultant bias – Bike/Ped Plan; Shorelines (Jahncke)

·         Taping executive sessions (Cero)

·         Residential & arterial street life cycle standards (Cero)

·         Performance audits – State Auditor’s Office (Cero)

·         Regional Aviation Picture (Cero)

·         Renton Field vs Mercer Island

·         Noise monitoring; Noise impacts

·         Role of other airports

 

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