City Commission Worksession Minutes 02-20-2015

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                                CITY COMMISSION
                              GOAL SETTING SESSION
                                FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Present: Mayor Gawron, Vice Mayor Spataro, Commissioners Hood, German, Rinsema-
Sybenga, Johnson, and Turnquist.

Staff Present: Peterson, Al-Shatel, Grant, Maurer, Brubaker-Clarke, Bailey, Smith, Thompson, J.
Lewis, Cummings, B. Lewis.

Frank Peterson facilitated the session.

Meeting began at 9:00 a.m.

Previous Commission goals were reviewed and discussed.

Staff has just learned our estimated 2% increase in taxable value appears to have materialized as
a 1% decrease with a net cost to the General Fund of about $400,000 annually.

The Commission discussed goals for 2015. They include:

   1. City’s image, get more information out

   2. Budget stabilization,

   3. Road funding plan

   4. Equal Opportunity Committee, follow up on IFT’s

   5. Youth jobs and recreation

   6. Working with Muskegon Public Schools and other school districts, make an investment
      east of Peck Street

   7. Blight

   8. Growing the tax base – look at expanding new market rate housing downtown, work on
      stalled developments, attract new developments, future DDA tax developments, old
      farmer’s market site

   9. LC Walker Arena solution
   10. Urban Farming, form based code

Meeting adjourned.

                                           Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                                    City Clerk

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