What is interesting is Agenda #12 (Options for Providing Fire Services). While this is the most important item of all, it comes at the end of the meeting.
Of course this will discourage resident from staying so late. By design or by happenstance?
The council meeting Agenda is on the city’s homepage. It ought to be a very long meeting because there are lots of Agenda items to plow through.
There is no mention of the the fire service option in the Staff Reports. In fact during the year, while residents and business owners fret over public safety, the City Council continues to remain mum on the pending assault of public fire safety. June 30, 2013 is dooms day for new funding.
During Agenda #12, look for the City Council to pass the ball to the Tribe for city fire safety, the Marine base for the second fire engine, and an Act of Congress to convert local federal lands for sale as a means of new revenue (good luck with that).
Yet the Staff Report does mention $200,000 owed for attorney fees.
The City has over $39 Million in liquid assets (current CAFR report) plus another $12 million in the city budget in reserves (reflected in the 2012-2013 Annual Budget). In the CAFR report, a highly professional outside auditing firm reports that there is now nearly $10,000,000 readily available for public funding (such as fire protection).
Closed Session begins at 5:00 PM. During Closed Session the TPCC will discuss pending litigation and Public Employee Performance Evaluation.
Regular meeting at 6:00 PM.