City Commission Worksession Agenda 01-25-2008

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                         CITY OF MUSKEGON

A "Special" City Commission Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2008,
at 9:15 a.m., at the Muskegon Fire Department Conference Room, 770 Terrace
Street, Muskegon, Michigan, to conduct the following business:


1.      Establish goals for 2008.

Notice dated 1/22/08

cc:    City Manager
       City Commissioners

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The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to
individuals who want to attend the meeting upon twenty-four hour notice to the City of
Muskegon. Please contact Ann Becker, City Clerk, at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon Ml
49440, or by telephone (231) 724-6705 or TDD (231) 724-4172.

                      JANUARY 25, 2008


Present: Mayor Warmington, Vice Mayor Gawron, Commissioners Carter, Shepherd, Spataro,
Wierengo, and Wisneski.

Staff Present: Mazade, Al-Shatel, Grant, Kleibecker, Kincaid, Kuhn, Brubaker-Clarke, Griffin,
Paul, Maurer, Lewis, Smith, Thompson, Scholle, and Becker.

Bill Loxterman, Muskegon Community College Public Relations, facilitated the session.
Meeting began at 9:30 a.m.

The Mission, Vision and Value Statements were reviewed. No changes were made. There was
discussion about how goals are set, including the process and majority versus consensus.

The Goals from 2007 were reviewed. They included: Blight Fight, Regional Cooperation,
Farmers Market Relocation Decision, Smartzone Strategy, Sustainable Infrastructure, Youth
Recreation Facilities, Reduction/Modification of City Services, Lakeshore Pathway,
Marketing/Public Relations, and LEED Building Policy.

It was decided and agreed upon that Regional Cooperation and Reduction/Modification of City
Services be put together in one category.

It was discussed and agreed upon that LEED Building policy and Marketing/Public Relations be

The City Commission discussed which of the existing goals they wanted to consider for 2008.
There was a desire to consolidate or condense the goals wherever possible. The following are
the existing goals determined by consensus:

   •   Blight Fight
           • Expanded Block Redevelopment
   •   Regional Cooperation/Reduction/Modification of City Services
   •   Farmers Market Relocation Decision
   •   Sustainable Infrastructure
   •   Strategic Partnering to Deliver Youth Mentoring Recreation (Change in title from Youth
       Recreation Facilities)

   New projects added to the list are as fo !lows:

       •   Sustainability
                       •   County Wastewater Meter Issue
                       •   Alternative Funding/Street Work
                       •   Alternative Energy Center
       •   Casino
       •   Downtown Development
                   • Downtown Shoreline Accessibility

Commissioners were given colored dots to place on the projects they thought were most

Those project that received dots were as follows:

(4)    Regional Cooperation/Reduction/Modification of City Services
(4)    Farmers Market Relocation
(4)    Downtown Casino
(4)    Strategic Partnering to Deliver Youth Services
( 4)   Sustainable Infrastructure
(3)    Blight Fight
( 1)   Lakeshore Pathway

Points were based on the number of dots each received. Commissioners were then asked to
identify their highest priorities. They were as follows:

(2)    Downtown Casino
(2)    Sustainable Infrastructure
( 1)   Blight Fight
( 1)   Farmers Market Relocation
( 1)   Regional Cooperation

City Staff left the meeting/session at 1:45 p.m.

City Manager and Commission continued discussions beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Session concluded at 2:55 p.m.

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                                                                      Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                                                           City Clerk

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