Councilmember Tolbert said he has been a supporter of this with the Transit Advisory
Board. He has questions about outreach and working with property owners. He has
heard from some users that are excited but were just given notice that they were put in.
What kind of outreach are we putting in so they can be part of the conversation so
they knew why certain locations might be better? It is a lot easier to work with folks
before it is put in. A small change could be important.
Henningson said the citing of these locations is technical. They are trying to keep
them within a 10 minute-walk of each other, 80 feet of uninterrupted curb, adjacent to
transit. Once a location is found, they have been sending notice to adjacent property
owners and tenants within a block. They provided 3 weeks turnaround for people to
get back to them. They have not reached out directly with every single neighbor, but
they did that level of outreach. They did fall open houses online. Things are limited
with COVID. She has been in conversation with St. Thomas and coordinating with
Welcome Back days in the fall.
Tolbert asked are the locations set. Henningson responded they are very close.
There are 3 locations that are in flux.
Tolbert asked for the map, which Henningson said she would send.
Council President Brendmoen said she imagines that in another year, there will be
feedback about processes. They were online and not in the community. Perhaps they
will be able to do more in person type of engagement.
Laid over to July 21 for second reading/public hearing
Laid over to July 21 for second reading
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker
Amending the assessment financing internal service fund budget to establish
a funding source for the 2021 Red Rock Road Mill and Overlay Project.
Council President Brendmoen said the public hearing was held virtually.
Councilmember Prince said this is a really important move forward for the Red Rock
light industrial area because the wear and tear on that road has been intense. It is
affecting operations for those businesses. She is grateful to the Port Authority and
particularly to the businesses who are accepting 100% of the assessment to get this
work done. They are able to finance it for putting the money upfront and being
reimbursed by the businesses. She is grateful to OFS (Office of Financial Services)
and the Port Authority and the great businesses and job providers on Red Rock Road.
This will make a difference for the traffic going to and from. She will move to close the
public hearing and approval.
5 in favor, none opposed
Public hearing is closed and resolution is adopted