The Flagstaff City Council met Tuesday evening to discuss a new intergovernmental agreement and changes to a city ordinance in regard to sidewalks. The meeting began, fast-paced, with the approval of two resolutions one which allows a Text-to-911 program across the Page, Williams and Flagstaff police departments and another which permits the purchase of a new sewer cleaning truck for the city. A discussion about amendments to federal and state legislative priorities commenced. The amendments include Gun Sense, defined as “support of legislation that ensures the protection of all people from gun violence, furthers gun reform laws and ensures background check loopholes are closed.” Mayor Coral Evans proposed an education clause, which was accepted by council. All council members moved to approve all amendments. Streets Section Director Scott Overton presented a new, more comprehensive sidewalk ordinance that gives the city authority to make appropriate repairs. The ordinance will be adopted at the February 4th council meeting. Potential 2020 ballot measures were presented by City Clerk Stacy Saltzburg. Concerns about the tight timeline, spanning from council recommendations in March to the election November 3rd, were expressed by councilmember Jamie Whelan. Others at the dais, such as councilmembers Austin Aslan and Charlie Odegaard, discussed various semantics. Across the board, the need for community input was stressed. Council provided direction.
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