18 May 2018

BIG Document + Presentation Dump From City of Mesa OMB

Here's some homework for residents and taxpayers here in Mesa for what is THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY BEFORE NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET GETS APPROVED:
Monday May 21 2018 
Are you - people who live here and pay taxes - prepared to give the Mesa City Council a Free Pass on jacking-up the public debt more with an increase in sales taxes and hikes in fees/charges for city utilities?

Presentations & Reports
The official description from the city's webpage:
"Each year, the city's budget is developed in conjunction with residents, the Mayor and City Council, City Manager and City Employees. The result is a budget that closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year."  ??????????
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HUH? Now, what so-called 'Community' are they talkin' about? ... when Mayor John Giles publicly admits he's failed to engage citizens in the functions of local city government, that's a loose stretch of facts for sure.
How do statements made on the city's web page get by without any reality check? 
That's way-to-easy to do when there is scant scrutiny from a dis-engaged public added to a glaring lack of oversight by citizens who live here. WAKE-UP!
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Here you'll find information on the city's budget, financial reports and other city reports . . . Monday May 21, 2018 is the day to get prepared for - tell your elected officials inside City Hall what you think

TENTATIVE Schedule of Public Meetings
(Subject to revision)
 
All meetings held in City Council Chambers at 57 E. First Street
  
Public Hearing on CIP/ CIP AdoptionMay 21 2018
Public Hearing on Utility Rate Ordinance/Ordinance AdoptionMay 21 2018
Tentative Budget AdoptionMay 21 2018
Fees and Charges Resolution Adoption May 21 2018
 Public Hearing on Home Rule ElectionJune 4, 2018 
 Public Hearing on Expenditures and Tax Levy, Final Budget AdoptionJune 4, 2018 
 Second Public Hearing on Home Rule, Home Rule Election AdoptionJune 18 2018
Office of Management and Budget
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Contact Information
480-644-5799
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If readers of this blog have any questions regarding any of the items for Monday's very important City Council meeting, here's a contact list for you to use:

Mayor John Giles
Councilmember Mark Freeman - D1
Councilmember Jeremy Whittaker - D2
Councilmember Francisco Heredia-  D3
Councilmember Chris Glover - D4
Vice Mayor David Luna - D5
Councilmember Kevin Thompson D6

City Manager Christopher J. Brady
Prior to joining the City of Mesa, Brady served as Assistant City Manager of the City of San Antonio for ten years. He also served in various executive management and administrative positions for Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Provo, UT.
(Image to the left is from 2005 when Brady got approved for the job)
In the 12 years and 6 months Jan 2006-June 2018 he's been in-office as the City's Chief Officer earning a salary of $250,000 per year (and generous benefits) he has managed to increase the public debt from about $35 Million to over $750 Million  
Education
Brady earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1987 and Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University in 1989.
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Blogger Note: These reports and presentations started on Feb 15 2018 - there are more than 35.
> Link to source is farther on in this post
> Mesa City Council Study Sessions can most easily be viewed on YouTube
> Phone numbers and email addresses for OMB Staff can be viewed here 


> Board of Adjustment Agendas & Minutes can be viewed here
Seven members conduct public meetings to hear and decide upon requests for variances, special use permits, and interpretations of the City of Mesa Zoning Ordinance and Sign Code. Members are appointed for staggered terms of three years.
Trent Montague - Vice Chair
Wade Swanson
Ken Rembold
Steve Curran
Kathy Tolman
Chris Jones
Adam Gunderson
Staff Contact: John Wesley, 480-644-2181
john.wesley@mesaaz.gov
City of Mesa Planning Division
55 N. Center Street
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466 
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Source:
http://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/office-of-management-budget/presentations-reports 
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DateCategoryTitleMeetingType
05/07/2018 Utility Rates FY 2018/19 Utility Rates Recommendations Report [PDF] Council Study Session Report 
05/03/2018 Budget Community Services Department Budget Overview [PDF]Council Study Session Presentation 
05/03/2018 Budget Library Services Department Budget Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
05/03/2018 Budget Arts & Culture Department Budget Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/26/2018 Budget  Development Services Department Budget 
Overview [PDF]
Council Study Session Presentation 
04/26/2018 Budget Public Safety Sales Tax Proposed Election Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/26/2018 Capital Potential General Obligation Bond Projects [PDF]Council Study Session Presentation 
04/26/2018 CapitalFY 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/19/2018 Budget Transportation Department Budget Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/19/2018 Budget Transit Department Budget Overview [PDF]Council Study Session Presentation 
04/19/2018 Budget Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department Budget Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/16/2018Budget Fire and Medical Response to Demand for Services [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/16/2018 Budget Fire and Medical Department Budget Overview [PDF]Council Study Session Presentation 
04/12/2018 Budget FY 2018 Bond Sales and Defeasance [PDF]Council Study Session Presentation
04/12/2018 Budget Police Department Budget Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/05/2018 Utility Rates FY 2019-2023 Utility CIP Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/05/2018 Utility Rates FY 2019-2023 Utility CIP Project Summary [PDF] Council Study Session Report 
04/05/2018 Utility Rates FY 2018/19 Utility Rate Recommendations [PDF]Council Study Session Report 
04/05/2018 BudgetEconomic Investment Fund Overview [PDF]Council Study Session Presentation 
04/05/2018 Utility Rates FY 18/19 Utility Rate Recommendations and Enterprise Fund Summary [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
04/02/2018 Budget FY 18/19 Proposed Budget Summary [PDF] Council Study Session Report 
04/02/2018Budget FY 18/19 Proposed Budget Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
03/22/2018 Budget Property Tax and Sales Tax Overview [PDF] Council Study Session Presentation 
03/22/2018 Utility Rates FY 2018/19 Utility Rate Recommendations Report [PDF] Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018 Utility Rates FY 2018/19 Utility Rate Recommendations [PDF] Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Presentation 
03/22/2018 Fees & ChargesArts & Culture Proposed Changes to Fees and Charges [PDF]Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018 Fees & ChargesBusiness Services Proposed Changes to Fees and Charges Schedule [PDF]Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018 Fees & ChargesCity Clerk Proposed Changes to Fees and Charges [PDF]Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018Fees & ChargesDevelopment Services Proposed Changes to Fees and Charges Schedule [PDF]  Audit, Finance & Enterprise CommitteeReport 
03/22/2018 Fees & ChargesEngineering Proposed Changes to Fees and Charges Schedule [PDF]Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018 Fees & ChargesMesa Fire and Medical Changes to Fees and Charges [PDF] Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018Fees & ChargesPolice Changes to Fees and Charges Schedule [PDF] Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Report 
03/22/2018 Fees & ChargesFY 2018/19 Fees & Charges Recommendations [PDF]Audit, Finance & Enterprise Committee Presentation 
03/19/2018 Utility Rates Utility Rate Recommendations Report [PDF] Council Study Session Report 
03/19/2018 Utility Rates Notice of Intent to Adjust Utility Rates [PDF]Council Study Session Notice 
03/01/2018  BudgetGovernmental Funds Forecast FY18-19 [PDF]Council Study SessionPresentation
02/15/2018  Home Rule Introduction to Home Rule [PDF] Council Study Session Pres

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