City Council Will Hear City Manager's Budget Reduction Priorities on Monday

Published : Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:01 AM

City Manager Steve Mermell is scheduled to submit a recommendation for the City Council on Monday night to amend the fiscal year 2019 Operating Budget as part of overall measures to lessen the impact of an impending budget deficit.

Mermell is expected to present to the City Council a recommended set of nine budget reduction priorities, five of which he says could result in total reductions of $405,000, according to the Agenda Report.

The Council is also agendized to receive the One Arroyo Final Report from the Arroyo Advisory Group, which lists the means by which the community-based advisory body sees the City’s vision of preserving the Arroyo Seco while enhancing its recreation and enjoyment features could be achieved.

An report prepared by Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell said the City Council is being asked to receive and file the AAG’s One Arroyo Final Report, and to endorse the One Arroyo capital campaign to raise $7 million in support of One Arroyo capital improvement projects.

As far as pending legislation is concerned, the City Council is expected to approve the final reading of an uncodified ordinance approving a development agreement between the City of Pasadena and the ArtCenter College of Design related to the Master Plan for the college’s South Campus and Hillside Campus.

The California Government Code, specifically Section 65867.5, requires the City and ArtCenter to sign such a development agreement before the Master Plan is implemented.

The City Council on Monday will start with a closed-session special meeting at 5:30 p.m. concerning personnel-related and employee union matters, and then will proceed to the public meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Meetings of the City Council are held at the session hall, Room S249 at the Pasadena City Hall.


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