From today’s Riverside City Council meeting agenda, here are a few presentations of note in summary:
The Community and Economic Development Department, on behalf of the Land Use, Sustainability and Resilience Committee, is asking the council to adopt an ordinance that amends the municipal code, better outlining the description of and regulations for city sidewalk vendors.
Based on outreach and research of other cities’ management practices, the committee drafted revisions and additions to the existing code. Under the proposed ordinance, there could be around eight specific changes, which the council may or may not accept in a final draft.
The Charter Review Committee is asking the council to make its final decision on proposed language for a measure they want to put on November’s ballot regarding the annual $40 million General Fund Transfer (GFT).
The council has room to decide on other recommendations they can add or change to the committee’s proposals, a project that has taken several months to turn around to the council.
At this point, there are two ways the council suggests asking Riversiders if they want to continue an 11.5 percent transfer of funds from the city’s utility rates to the General Fund. The GFT pays for services like police, fire, paramedics and street repairs. Placing the item on a special election ballot on November 2 will cost the city an approximate $165,000.
The city manager’s office is asking the council to approve the fourth extension to a contract with DeAngelo Brothers, LLC, renewing its agreement for homeless encampment clean-up and trash removal services through June 30, 2022.
In total, over the course of three years of service from 2019-2022, the city will pay the company $700,000 and is not to exceed $1.7 million.