Update on state budget
Assistant city manager Paul Navazio gave a presentation outlining the impacts of the adopted state budget on the city’s adopted budget for 2008-2009.Biggest impact is on the Davis Redevelopment Agency, which will have to make payments totaling $662,000 over the fiscal year. The city will also lose a total of $99,279 for law enforcement.
Public hearing on New Harmony development
Council voted 4-1 to direct staff to bring back findings to deny the application for New Harmony, an affordable housing apartment community that would be located at Cowell Boulevard and Drummond Avenue. The primary concern of the council was the risk of putting housing within 500 feet of a freeway. Some studies have shown that lung development in children can be impacted when living near a freeway.
Proposed county general plan update
Community development director Katherine Hess gave a presentation on Yolo County’s proposed general plan update. In November, staff will return with an agenda item on recommended comments to submit to the county.
Appointments to advisory commissions
All advisory commissions had vacancies that needed to be filled. New appointments were made to each of the city’s advisory commissions.
Resolution updating citywide sign design guidelines
Resolution was required to allow city staff to modify the guidelines that cover business signs in the city.