08-03-2020 Lakewood City Council Meeting Video

WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE AUGUST 3RD STUDY SESSION OF THE LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL HERE IN LAKEWOOD, COLORADO. THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US. AS YOU CAN SEE, I AM NOT MAYOR ADAM PAUL. I WILL BE FILLING IN TONIGHT AS YOUR PRO TEM. FIRST THINGS FIRST, MADAM CLERK, WE PLEASE CALL THE ROLL UP SKILLING HERE ABLE THERE THEN SIT HERE. >> GET ONE HERE ADA HERE FEINSTEIN. FRANKS HERE JOHNSON I CAME HERE LIVE HERE HERE HARRISON HERE YOU HAVE A QUORUM. >> Expressed appreciation for. TONIGHT IS A STUDY SESSION SO AS WE ALL KNOW, PUBLIC COMMENT WILL COME ONCE THOSE ITEMS ARE CALLED SO THAT THE PUBLIC CAN PARTICIPATE IN OUR DISCUSSION WHEN WE GIVE THAT PHONE NUMBER NOW AND I’LL GIVE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES TONIGHT THE PHONE NUMBER FOR CALLING IN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS 1 3 4 6 2 4 8 7 7 9 9 WHEREBY D IS 9 7 3 6 6 2 7 2 6 1 1 AND PRESS STAR AFTER ENTERING THE WEB I.D.AND STAR OR I’M SORRY A POUND AFTER THAT WEB I.D. AND TOWN AGAIN ONCE MORE TO JOIN THE MEETING AND THEN STAR 9 TO REQUEST TO SPEAK. >> THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA FOR KNIGHT STUDY SUBMISSION IS ITEM THREE WHICH I THE CLARIFICATION OF THE BLIGHT DEFINITION AND FOR THAT WE WILL INVITE OUR ECONOMIC OUR DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROBERT SMITH. >> WE ENTER THE WAITING AREA. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INTRODUCTION. I Have appreciated. GOOD EVENING LADIES. I AM IN FACT ROBERT SMITH WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE HERE IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD. ITEM NUMBER THREE IS A CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION THAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT WEEK. THAT RESOLUTION AND I APOLOGIZE I Expressed appreciation for VERY MUCH FOR TAKING SOME TIME ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT TO CONSIDER THIS ITEM OR THINK ABOUT THIS ITEM A LITTLE BIT MORE. BUT THERE’S A LOT OF NUMBERS IN THE LABELING OF THESE THINGS SO I’LL DO MY BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE RIGHT THINGS WITH THE RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED.NEXT WEEK IS A RESOLUTION 20 20, 24 SO WE’LL JUST CALL THAT TWENTY FOUR AND WHAT IT DOES IS IT A MAN’S OR MODIFIES A RESOLUTION THAT COUNCIL APPROVED EARLIER IN THE YEAR IN JANUARY JUST BEFORE ALL THE COCOA AND 19 STUFF HIT. SO SEEMS LIKE ALMOST A LIFETIME AGO SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD RESET THE RESET THE CHIP AND MAKE SURE FOLKS WERE AWARE OF WHAT THIS RESOLUTION DOES. IT WILL. AND I WILL Contribute TO THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION THAT’S RESOLUTION NUMBER SEVEN. IT WILL Supplement TWO Areas TO THAT Section FIVE AND SIX ON THAT. SO IF YOU VOTE TO APPROVE THAT AND THAT RESOLUTION NUMBER TWENTY FOUR NEXT WEEK IT WILL ADD THOSE TO THE NUMBER SEVEN. IF YOU DON’T VOTE TO APPROVE THAT THEN THE NUMBER SEVEN WILL STAY JUST AS IT WAS APPROVED BACK IN JANUARY JUST BY WAY OF REFERENCE AND ARE NOTIFICATION. IT WAS THE TWO Segments ARE AUTHORED BY A COUNCIL MEMBER BEAT UP AND IT WAS THE ONE THAT COUNCIL BRIEFLY RECENTLY DISCUSSED ON THAT IN THE JULY 6TH MEETING. SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNEW WHAT THOSE SEXUAL OR BUT ALLOW ME TO BACK UP JUST A LITTLE BIT AND RESET THE STAGE IF YOU WILL, BECAUSE IT INVOLVES A 14 TWENTY SEVEN LIKE DEFINITION THE DEFINITION FOR 14 20. SO YOU’LL RECALL THAT IN JULY OF LAST YEAR, 13 Months WE WE Sacrifice THE ELECTORATE OR THE ELECTORATE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON AN INITIATIVE WITH STRATEGIC GROWTH THAT WAS KNOWN AS QUESTION TWO HUNDRED QUESTION TWO HUNDRED PASSED WAS APPROVED BY THE ELECTORATE. WE Positioned IT INTO THE MUNICIPAL CODE AS CHAPTER 14 AND FROM THERE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT 14 TWENTY SEVEN ALLOWED FOR WE DIDN’T DO ANY MODIFICATIONS FROM THE LANGUAGE OF THE AMENDMENT JUST THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN. >> WHAT DID IT ALLOW FOR HIS RESOLUTIONS THAT WOULD Let FOR SOME CLARIFYING SECTION OF OF CERTAIN ITEMS IN THERE. YOU’LL RECALL THAT THERE WERE A COUPLE OF PLACES WHERE THE WORDS BLIGHT OR LINE AREAS THAT SORT OF THING WERE INVOLVED WITH THAT BUT IT WASN’T Characterized WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE OF THE AUIT. SO WTH SOME ROBUST DISCUSSION LAST SUMMER AND LAST FALL THOSE THINGS WERE DECIDED AND HOW THAT WOULD AFFECT THE FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN DESIGNATION. AND YOU’LL RECALL THAT LIKE WAS ANYWHERE THERE WAS AN URBAN RENEWAL AREA PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED.NOW THOSE AREAS ARE ALONG COLFAX AVENUE FOR THE MOST PART AND ALONG ALAMEDA. THOSE ARE THE PLACES WHERE THE URBAN RENEWAL AREAS ARE ESTABLISHED. SO FOR THE PURPOSES OF LIFE FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN IT MEANT THOSE URBAN RENEWAL AREAS BUT COUNCIL ALSO ALLOWED FOR A PROCESS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS TO COME FORWARD DO A BLIGHT DESIGNATION UNDER THEIR OWN DIME. AND THEN COME FORWARD USED THE EXACT SAME DEFINITIONS THE EXACT SAME PROCESS AND DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS COME FORWARD YOU CAN HAVE THE COUNCIL CONSIDER A DESIGNATION FOR THE PURPOSES IMPLEMENTING CHAPTERS 14 TWENTY SEVEN VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT DOESN’T CONNOTE ANY URBAN RENEWAL CONNOTATIONS TO THE PROPERTY IT’S ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN SO THAT’S AVAILABLE. WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT REQUEST IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. IN FACT WE’LL HEAR FROM ONE OF THEM VERY SHORTLY. BUT WITH REGARD TO THE ORDINANCE NEXT WEEK IF WE WON’T APPROVE THAT ORDINANCE IT HAD SUCH ACTS BETWEEN FIVE AND SIX TO THE ORIGINAL ORDINANCE OF OUR ATTORNEY ORIGINAL RESOLUTION NUMBER SEVEN SECTION 5 6 BASICALLY DEAL WITH THE THE NOTION OF THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN LIKE DESIGNATION IS NOT TO GET AROUND THE ALLOCATION SYSTEM, IT’S NOT TO ALLOW YOUR PROPERTY TO BECOME DILAPIDATED OR VACANT JUST FOR VERY RAPIDLY DETERIORATED SO THAT YOU CAN COME TO COUNCIL WITH THIS DESIGNATION.IT Too Entertains THE TIMING OF IT HOW LONG A VACANT ALONG IS THE PROPERTY THEN DILAPIDATED HOW LONG AS THE PROPERTY ESSENTIALLY BEEN LIGHT NO THE RESOLUTION WILL DO WILL MENTION REAL QUICKLY THAT I DID CHECK WOULD SPEAK A LITTLE EARLIER THIS EVENING THAT WE’RE NO COMMENTS ON THIS PARTICULAR ITEM SO FAR TO ANSWER OR ADDRESS SO I’LL CONCLUDE BACK WITH ABOUT FOUR MINUTES AND THIRTY SECONDS OF YOUR AGENDA ALREADY CONSUMED WITH THAT AND WE’RE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS COUNCIL MAY HAVE WITH REGARD FAME AS YOU SMOKE BEFORE WE GO PUBLIC COMMENT WE HAVE A COUPLE OF HANDS UP .>> LET’S GO TO COUNCILOR BEAT SINCE THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU ON BROUGHT FORWARD MR. BIEDA. >> YES, Expressed appreciation for. MAYOR PRO TEM SO I THINK THIS WAS PRETTY WELL COVERED IN STAFF PRESENTATION I. HOPEFULLY YOU AL GOT A COPY OF THE RESOLUTION THAT’S GOING TO BE PRESENTED NEXT WEEK FOR A VOTE. IT WASN’T INCLUDED IN TONIGHT’S PACKET BUT I NOTE THAT OUR CLERK DID SEND YOU EMAIL LATE TODAY WITH WITH THE ACTUAL LANGUAGE OF THE RESOLUTION AND IN IT BASICALLY SAYS IN LEE’S EXACTLY WHAT WHAT YOUR DIRECTOR ROBERT SMITH JUST SAID I JUST WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT THIS IS NOT AN ORDINANCE TO RESOLUTION. IT’S Mostly TIES INTO THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION THAT WE PASSED IN JANUARY. THAT WAS DONE AS A KIND OF A RULE TYPE RESOLUTION TO HELP CLARIFY THE ORDINANCE. BUT IT IT DID NOT TAKE THE STATUS OF A LANGUAGE CHANGE OF THE ORDINANCE ITSELF. SO THE ORDINANCE WANT TO MAKE IT SURE IS INTACT. TWO HUNDRED IS INTACT. IT’S NOT IT’S NOT BEEN CHANGED IN ANY WAY. THIS DOES NOT Modify THE ORIGINAL ORDINANCE IN ANY WAY.IT’S BASICALLY JUST A RULE OR A CLARIFICATION TO HELP GUIDE COUNCIL ON STAFF IN MAKING DETERMINATIONS. AND I Meditate IT’S PRETTY MUCH SELF-EXPLANATORY WORRY THAT THE ONE OF THE PARTS THE RESOLUTIONS SAYING STATES THAT WHEREAS THE BLIGHTED THE TERM BLIGHTED AS CURRENTLY USED IN THE STRATEGIC GROWTH INITIATIVE MAY HAVE THE UNINTENDED EFFECT OF LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN TO PROPERTY OWNERS DELIBERATELY ALLOWING THEIR PROPERTIES TO FALLEN INTO DISREPAIR SO AS TO AVOID THE PERMIT ALLOCATION PROCESS. BUT THAT’S Proportion OF IT. I THINK THAT’S Actually KEY TO THE RESOLUTION AND WE ARE SEEING SOME OF THAT GOING ON OR POTENTIALLY GOING ON AMIDST I CAN’T REALLY SAY IT’S HAPPENING. BUT THERE ARE Qualities THAT ARE AROUND THE CITY. THERE’S SEVERAL OF THEM NOW THAT WE’RE HEARING ABOUT WHO ARE GOING INTO FURTHER AND FURTHER Regimes OF DISREPAIR. AND I’M NOT GOING TO Has indicated that MONTH MENTIONED THEM BY ADDRESS BUT THERE IS A NUMBER OF AND WE’VE BEEN. SOME OF US HAVE BEEN GETTING E-MAILS ABOUT THEM. SO I Reckon THIS IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY TO KIND LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING FOR THIS KIND THING AND TO GIVE US THE TOOLS IF AND WHEN NECESSARY TO TO APPLY THEM AS APPROPRIATE SO THAT THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. I’M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AS WELL. COUNCILOR VINCENT? >> YEAH.HI. Expressed appreciation for. COUNCILOR BIEDA. I WAS Really HOPING THAT COMMISSIONER THIS COULD HAVE SOME IMPACT ON MORE TOO OBVIOUSLY. AND I HAVEN’T HAD A LOT OF TIME TO DIGEST THIS NOR DO I THINK WE’VE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT IT ON THE TOP OF IT. I DON’T SEE ANYTHING REALLY WRONG WITH IT BUT IF AS I READ THIS MORE IS IT OKAY IF I REACH OUT TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY SO YOU CAN ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS PRIOR TO NEXT MONDAY YOU’RE ON NEW BIEDA SORRY. >> YES, I THINK THAT’S APPROPRIATE AS I’M CERTAINLY WILLING TO DO THAT. AND I I Accept THAT’S APPROPRIATE. PLUS SOMEBODY KNOWS SOMETHING I DON’T. >> GREAT. I APPRECIATE IT. I’LL DIGEST OVERDUE DO ONE. >> Expressed appreciation for. >> AND I JUST HAD ONE KIND OF INITIAL QUESTION HERE AND I’M NOT SURE WHETHER TO ADDRESS WHO TO ADDRESS HERE BUT BASICALLY I’M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE ENFORCEABILITY OR KIND OF THE TOOLS THAT YOU JUST MENTIONED. COUNCILOR BIEDA, IF WE WERE TO KIND OF SUSPECT THAT THIS WAS GOING ON. WHAT WHAT DO YOU SEE ARE THE POTENTIAL ACTIONS OR WHAT LEGAL ARE POTENTIAL ACTIONS? >> WELL, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, WE WE HAVE TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE DECISION AS TO WHETHER A PROPERTY BLINDED. >> SO THIS WOULD FACTOR INTO OUR DECISION. IF WE AS A COUNCIL WERE TO SEE A SITUATION WHERE THE EVIDENCE WAS APPARENT TO US THAT THIS PROPERTY WAS BEING ALLOWED TO TO SLIDE INTO A BLIGHTED STATE IN ORDER TO AVOID THE CONSEQUENCES OF OF TWO HUNDRED. WELL WE AS A COUNCIL WOULD HAVE THE AUTHORITY UNDER TWO HUNDRED TO AS I UNDERSTAND THE WAY I READ IT TO DENY THEIR RIGHTS. SO IT’S JUST THAT SIMPLE WE CAN IF WE WERE TO FIND THIS WOULDN’T BE THE CASE WE WOULD HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DENY IT IF WE DON’T THINK THAT’S THE CASE AND IT’S A LEGITIMATE BLIGHTED SITUATION THEN WE GRANT IF AT ALL THE OTHER FACTORS ARE MET. THERE’S Truly NOT ANY ENFORCEABILITY AS FAR AS THE CITY IS CONCERNED OTHER THAN JUST A FINDING BY COUNCIL. COUNCIL YES OR NO? >> OK. OK. THANK YOU. >> COUNCILOR, BEFORE THANK YOU MAYOR PRO TEM IS THIS IS ALSO PROBABLY FOR COUNCILOR BIEDA BUT YOU KNOW YOU MENTIONED THIS KIND OF GIVES US AN EXTRA TOOL. >> MY QUESTION IS WE ALREADY HAVE THAT ABILITY. CAN WE Precisely Acquire THOSE DETERMINED ACTIONS AND WOULDN’T YOU ALSO JUST FACTOR THAT IN WITH OR WITHOUT THIS ADDITIONAL RESOLUTION ON JUST JUST CURIOUS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT? >> WELL, TO THE EXTENT THAT WE I MEAN WE DO ALREADY HAVE THAT AUTHORITY UNDER 200 TO GIVE AN UP OR DOWN VOTE ON WHETHER THAT PROPERTY QUALIFIES FOR BLIGHTED STATUS.SO TO THAT EXTENT THAT’S YOUR QUESTION. THE ANSWER IS YES. AND I SUPPOSE IN THEIR WEEK WE COULD TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE DISCUSSION BUT THERE IS NOTHING THAT THERE’S NO LANGUAGE IN TO HUNDRED WHICH ADDRESSES THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION. SO WE’D BE GOING A LITTLE BIT ON A LIMB IF WE STARTED CONSIDERING EVIDENCE IN MY MIND ABOUT THIS ABOUT A SITUATION WHERE THERE WAS AN INTENTIONAL BLIGHT SITUATION. You are familiar with, THERE’S Nothing Truly IN THE IN THE IN THE LAW THAT SAYS THAT ELIMINATES THE YOU KNOW, THE PROSPECTIVE PETITIONER. THERE’S Nothing IN THE LIVES SAYS THAT IF THEY DID IT INTENTIONALLY THEY’RE ELIMINATED. SO THIS REALLY KIND OF PUTS THAT IN FOCUS AND SAYS WE NOW CAN MAKE THAT FINDING AS PART OF THE ENTIRE FINDING. SO IT JUST KIND OF GIVES US SOMETHING TO WORK WITH WHERE OTHERWISE WE’RE KIND OUT THERE ON A LAND WITHOUT IT.YOU KNOW, IN YOU KNOW, PEOPLE COULD Fetch IT UP AND MAKE THAT OBJECTION. BUT WHERE IN THE LAW DOES IT REALLY SAY THAT IS EVEN A FACTOR FANS QUESTION BUT YEAH, I Really YEAH, I Was informed that. I Repute IT COULD Lend SOME VALUE IN THAT TO GIVE SOME SORT OF MAYBE CLARITY OR DIRECTION TO ANY PERSPECTIVE. PEOPLE WHO MIGHT WANT TO UTILIZE THIS PROVISION IN THE LAW. I Believe I COULD Assure THAT BUT I IMAGINE I FEEL LIKE WE’LL PROBABLY HEAR SOON WHEN WE START TALKING ABOUT THIS NEXT PROPERTY THAT Miss TO BE BLIGHTED.I’M SURE WE’RE GOING TO HEAR ALL SORTS OF FACTORS THAT MAYBE AREN’T ARTICULATED IN THE LAW. BUT I APPRECIATE I APPRECIATE THE CLARITY ON THAT. YEAH. >> IF WE Speculate THERE’S JUST KIND OF REQUIRES GOOD FAITH BASIS. YEAH BY THE I MEAN TO MAKE IT SORT OF A BROAD STATEMENT IT REQUIRES SOME GOOD FAITH. >> THANKS COUNSELOR. I APPRECIATE IT. >> COUNCILOR HARRISON, YOU’RE ON MUTE. HANG ON ONE SECOND. THERE YOU GO. YOU’RE STILL MUTED NOW. >> I CAN. YOU CAN Hear ME. THAT’S Really STRANGE FOR ME TO TALK TO YOU GUYS NOT TO HEAR ME. THT IS AMAZING. SCARY. BUT AMAZING. MY QUESTION WOULD BE IS WHAT CRITERIA ARE WE JUST GOING TO USE CODE? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO USE TO IDENTIFY WHEN WE THINK PROPERTY OWNER IS ON PURPOSE ALLOWING THE PROPERTY TO GO INTO DISREPAIR? ARE WE JUST GOING TO USE WHAT OUR CODE SAYS? WHAT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO USE FOR CRITERIA I’M NOT OPPOSED .>> PLEASE DON’T HEAR THAT I’M OPPOSED. I’M Really SAYING IF WE’RE GOING TO SAY THAT I Reflect WE NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING TO LEAN ON AS WELL DISTRIBUTED YOU ALL WANT TO RESPOND TO THAT OR YOU? >> SURE I WILL. THANK YOU. SO SECTION 5 I Conceive Address THAT. IT’S SAYS IF THAT IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT A PROPERTY OWNER HAS FAILED TO REASONABLY KEEP THEIR PROPERTY SAFE, SECURE, SANITARY AND GOOD CONDITION AND REPAIR OR HAS OTHERWISE FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE ZONING REQUIREMENTS OF THE AMC LIKELY MUNICIPAL CODE. SO THAT’S THAT THAT’S ONE. >> AND THEN THE SECOND PART OF ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION. IN DETERMINING WHETHER A PROPERTY IS BLIGHTED IN ADDITION TO THE FACTORS SET FORTH IN THE STATE STATUTES, THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL CONSIDER THE LENGTH OF TIME THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN VACATED OR DETERIORATED.THE REASON FOR THE VACANT DETERIORATING CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY THE CONDITION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY AND THE MARKETABILITY PROPERTY. SO THE THE RESOLUTION GIVES YOU SOME SPECIFIC CRITERIA TO CONSIDER IN MAKING YOUR ATTEMPT TERMINATION WHETHER THIS WAS AN INTENTIONAL BLIGHT SITUATION OR WHETHER IT WAS SOMETHING THAT OCCURRED OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND IS WAS INTENTIONALLY OCCURRING. SO IT DOES SET CRITERIA. AND AS LONG AS THAT’S ENFORCEABLE I WOULD I WOULD DEFINITELY SUPPORT THIS. >> THANK YOU, SIR. >> ABEL ABEL, I Find THIS Were merely A WAY TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GAMING THE SYSTEM .>> THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO GAME IT TO START WITH BUT THIS GIVE US AN EXTRA SAFETY VALVE IN CASE THAT THAT BECAME A CLEARER MOTIVATION FOR A BLIGHTED PROPERTY. >> SO I WILL CERTAINLY BE SUPPORTING THE RESOLUTION WHEN IT COMES TO US. >> THANK YOU. >> MR .. MR. COX. MR. SMITH, ANYTHING TO COUNCILOR FROM THIS POINT ON THE ENFORCEABILITY? >> NO, I DON’T Speculate SO BECAUSE AS COUNCILOR CASSAVETES SAID, THE THE POINT IN THE PROCESS AT WHICH THIS IS APPLIED IS WHEN THE CITY COUNCIL IS MAKING THAT DETERMINATION ABOUT LIFE AND WHAT THIS REALLY SAYS IS WE MIGHT FIND BLIGHTED CONDITIONS BUT IF THAT BLIGHT IS THE RESULT OF AN INTENTIONAL ATTEMPT TO AS MR.ABEL SAID, GAME THE SYSTEM YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO SAY YES, YOU PROPERTIES IN DISREPAIR BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT PUT IT THERE ARE SUSPECT AND HE NOT ACTED IN GOOD FAITH IN THAT PROCESS. SO IT REALLY PROVIDES MORE CRITERIA, MORE OPPORTUNITY TO TIE THE DECISION DIRECTLY TO SOME OF THE FACTS THAT ARE PRESENTED IN THE BLIGHT DETERMINATION. >> OK. >> THANK YOU FOR THAT, COUNCILOR JOHNSON. >> THANK YOU.AND I Actually Crave TO SAY, COUNCILOR BIEDA FOR TWEETING THIS OUT THERE. I TOO FEEL LIKE THIS IS AN AREA THAT COULD BE GAMED. I HAVE SPOKEN WITH COUNCILOR BIEDA AND ON THE FIRST PAGE UNDER SECTION 5 ON THE 5TH PARROT OR THE FIFTH LINE DOWN. IT SAYS IF IT Adjudicates THAT A PROPERTY OWNER HAS FAILED TO REASON WE KEEP AND I’D LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY TO STRIKE THE WORD REASONABLY. THAT’S VERY VAGUE AND YOU EITHER KEEP IT OR YOU DON’T. SO THAT WOULD BE MY ONLY SUGGESTION FOR BUSINESSES TO TO REMOVE THAT WORD. YOUR TAKE ON THAT COUNCILOR BIEDA MAY ANSWER THAT. >> YES PLEASE. I WOULD CONSIDER THAT FRIENDLY AMENDMENT AND I WOULD ACCEPT THAT. Expressed appreciation for. >> SO WE CAN EITHER Manage THAT ONE OF TWO Paths WE COULD EITHER GET CONSENSUS BUT THAT’S THE WAY WE’RE GOING TO GO. WE’RE NOT VOTING ON IT TONIGHT. WE MAY Only WANT TO KEEP THAT AS AN AMENDMENT THAT WE MAKE. I COULD Proceed EITHER WAY WITH IT SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT BE CLEANER BECAUSE THERE COULD BE OTHER AMENDMENTS WE’VE HEARD PLEAS FROM COUNCIL OR A BEER OR I’M SORRY COUNCILOR VINCENT THERE WAS GOING TO TALK DIRECTLY TO COUNCILOR BIEDA AND THERE COULD BE OTHER AMENDMENTS AS WELL. SO ESPECIALLY SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT’S CERTAINLY GOING TO BE NOTED AND WE’LL BE ONE AMENDMENT COUNCILOR JOHNSON’S AMENDMENT MIGHT BE CLEANER TO DO ANY THAT WORD SMITHING NEXT WEEK WHEN WE’RE VOTING ON IT. DOES THAT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU? COUNCILOR JOHNSON? >> YES. YES, THAT’S FINE. >> ALL RIGHT. I’M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND I DON’T SEE ANYONE HANDS UP. I’M TO GO AHEAD AND OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS ITEM BEFORE I DO.LET ME JUST READ THAT PHONE NUMBER JUST ONE MORE TIME. THE FOLKS THAT WANT TO CALL IN ON THIS ITEM OR THE NEXT ONE THAT PHONE NUMBER IS 3 4 6 2 4 8 7 7 9 9 WHEREBY D IS 9 7 3 6 6 2 7 2 6 1 1. PRESS POUND AFTER ENTERING THE WEB I.D. AND PRESS POUND AGAIN JOIN THE MEETING AND THEN STAR 9 TO REQUEST TO SPEAK. >> DO WE HAVE ANYONE ON THE LINE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK AND WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE IN THE QUEUE THEIR HAND RAISED WAIT A FEW SECONDS. >> NOW THE SECOND IEM TONIGHT SOMEWHAT DOVETAILS INTO THIS ONE. SO IF THERE’S ANY QUESTIONS ON IT I’M SURE WE CAN ENTERTAIN THAT TOO FROM THE PUBLIC WE HAVE. >> PAUL STAND WITH HIS HAND RAISED. >> MR STAND WELCOME IF YOU WILL GIVE US YOUR AWARD AND YOU DO HAVE THREE MINUTES I WILL GIVE YOU 30 SECOND WARNING WHEN YOU’RE THREE MINUTES IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE. >> Expressed appreciation for. ULTIMATE SELLING TO THE REST. COUNCIL MEMBERS TONIGHT WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE SOME TIME TO MAKE A REQUEST AND A PRESENTATION ON THE PARCEL. >> THIRTEEN FORTY SEVEN OMAR STREET TO RECEIVE A FLIGHT DESIGNATION. WE HAVE ENGAGED MATRIX CONSULTING GROUP TO MAKE A PRESENTATION. >> THIS IS DAN I HATE TO INTERRUPT YOU. I Considered that YOU’RE ACTUALLY YOU’RE ACTUALLY ON THE NEXT ITEM WHICH IS SPECIFIC TO THAT PROPERTY. SO IF YOU COULD HOLD OFF STAY ON THE LINE AND WE’LL HAVE A PRESENTATION ON ITEM FIVE WHICH IS MENTIONS THE SPECIFIC PROPERTY AS PART OF A BROADER CONVERSATION ON THIS. OK? YOU JUST HOLD ON A LINE AND CHECK BACK IN WITH US THE NEXT ITEM. EVERY PERFECT SORRY FOR INTERRUPTING. >> NO, NO Question. THANK YOU, SIR. >> OK. >> ANYBODY ELSE? THERE’S NO ONE ELSE. OK, WELL THANK YOU FOR THAT. I GUESS LET’S MOVE ON TO ITEM FIVE. MR SMITH, THIS IS YOU AGAIN FOR MR SMITH SHOW I GUESS I Was informed that VERY MUCH. >> Expressed appreciation for. TIME FOR A LONGER LOOK AT THIS DOWN BY FIRST INCLUDING IT IN A STUDY SESSION THIS EVENING.NEXT WEEK COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE FIRST 14 TWENTY SEVEN BLIGHT DESIGNATION AND THAT REQUEST WILL BE HAPPENING FOR THE PROPERTY THAT MR STAN MENTIONED AT THIRTEEN FORTY SEVEN LAMAR STREET. TYPICALLY WE’LL BE BRINGING THESE CONSIDERATIONS YOU IN THE FORM OF A RESOLUTION IN A SINGLE MEETING BUT BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST THAT WE’VE WORKED ON THIS WE THOUGHT IT MAY BE HELPFUL TO GIVE YOU AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR FOUR QUESTIONS AT PROCESS CONSIDERATIONS JUST SO THAT WE WE MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE BRING IT TO YOU THE THE PACKAGE IS RELATIVELY COMPLETE. WE’LL HAVE THE CONSULTANT RUN THROUGH THE MAIN POINTS OF THE BLIGHT STUDY HERE IN JUST A MOMENT.AND JUST SO YOU KNOW, MATRIX THE CONSULTANTS ON THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY JUST COINCIDENTALLY THEY’RE THEY’RE ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED FIRMS IN THE METRO AREA ON FLIGHT STUDY. SO THEY CERTAINLY CAN ANSWER A LOT OF GENERALIZED QUESTIONS UP ON THERE AND I’M CERTAIN YOU CAN ALSO ADDRESS JUST A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF THE FACT THAT A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME PROBABLY DOESN’T GET YOU TO LIKE FINDING AN ACTUAL FLIGHT STUDY WITH A REPUTABLE CONSULTANT JUST SO YOU KNOW SO YOU KNOW THAT PIECE OF IT AS WELL.FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN DESIGNATION THE PROCESS IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE URBAN IT MAY BE JUST A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SO WELL YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL OF THESE THINGS AS ANY AND ALL LEARN TOGETHER ON THAT ON THAT PROCESS. VERY SIMILAR TO THE WAY IN WHICH URBAN RENEWAL GOES. THE REPORT THAT YOU HAVE YOU HAD THE REPORT IN YOUR PACKET THIS EVENING THAT YOU CAN REFER TO AS I MENTIONED THE CONSULTANT. I’LL GO THROUGH IT. I’LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT’S IN THE STAFF REPORT HERE SO THAT YOU’LL KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ANY OF THESE THAT COME FORWARD IN THE FUTURE IN ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF YOUR STAFF REPORT. THERE IS A TABLE IN THERE THAT Summarizes ALL THE Points OF RESOLUTION NUMBER SEVEN 2020 SEVEN THE ONE THAT WE’RE Contemplating AMENDING FOR NEXT WEEK. BUT SEVEN HAS CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT APPLICANTS NEED TO MEET. AND SO THE TABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR STAFF REPORT BASICALLY PUTS THOSE QUESTIONS FORWARD AND WHERE THEY MET.SO I’LL RUN REAL QUICK. WAS CONDITION SURVEY THE FLIGHT STUDY CONDITION URBAN BLIGHT STUDY ARE SYNONYMOUS IN THIS CASE CONDUCTED BY AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IT WAS SUBJECT TO THE PROPERTY OWNER’S COMMISSIONING THAT SURVEY OR PAYING FOR THAT SURVEY. THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES. SO IN THIS CASE THAT’S YES TO THAT ONE AND OF COURSE ON THIS TABLE YOU WOULD WANT ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED AS YES, THE NEXT ONE IS WAS THE BIKE CONNECTION SURVEY CONDUCTED WITH THE STRICT ALIGNMENT WITH THE YOUNG URBAN RENEWAL STATUTES AND DETERMINATION OF A BLIGHTED AREA. THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES, THEY FOLLOWED THAT SAME SORT OF PROCEDURE. NEXT QUESTION IS WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNERS INFORMED THE CONDITION SURVEY REPORT WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR AND PRESENTED TO CITY COUNCIL AT A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND THE INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT.THE ANSWER TO THAT IS YES. THEY’RE HERE THIS EVENING TO TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND I’LL BE BACK AGAIN NEXT WEEK OR FOR THE FORMAL CONSIDERATION OF THIS WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNERS INFORMED PRESENTATION OF THE CONDITION SURVEY REPORT THAT CITY COUNCIL COULD DETERMINE WHETHER SUFFICIENT CONDITIONS OF LIGHT CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE URBAN RENEWAL LAW EXIST TO DESIGNATE THE PROPERTY BLIGHTED FOR THE PURPOSES OF FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN. THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES. AND JUST AS A REMINDER IN ORDER TO DESIGNATED URBAN RENEWAL AREA GENERALLY NEED FOR CONDITIONS LIKE THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY HAS SIX SO IT’S WELL ABOVE THAT LEVEL YOU MAY HEAR FROM TIME TO TIME FROM URBAN RENEWAL STATUE THAT IF A PROPERTY OWNER WANTS TO VOLUNTARILY ENTER INTO AN URBAN RENEWAL AREA THEY ONLY NEED TO MEET ONE CONDITION OF BLIGHT ON WOULDN’T NECESSARILY APPLY HERE BECAUSE COUNCILS ALREADY SAID FOR CONDITIONS OF BLIGHT AS WHAT KIND OF A MINIMUM STANDARD THE BAR THAT YOU WANT TO HIT THS PROPERTY DOES IN FACT DO THAT WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNER IS INFORMED THAT SUCH DESIGNATION WERE TO OCCUR WOULD ONLY APPLY TO IMPLEMENTING CHAPTER FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN AND WOULDN’T CONNOTE OR DENOTE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT ANY URBAN RENEWAL STATUS FOR THE PROPERTY.THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES THEY DID WERE INFORMED THAT WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNERS INFORMED THAT COUNCIL SPORTING TWENTY SEVEN BLIGHT DESIGNATION OR DETERMINATION WOULD SUNSET IN A DEFINED NUMBER OF YEARS. THE ANSWER TO THAT IS YES AS WELL WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNERS INFORMED THAT DETERMINATION WOULD NOT CHANGE THE TAX COLLECTION OR THE ABILITY TO USE THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN. THE ANSWER TO THAT IS YES STATUS OF CHANGE. WERE THEY INFORMED THAT FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN DETERMINATION WOULD BRING THE PROPERTY UNDER THE LAKEWOOD URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY OR THE LRAD UNDER THEIR GUISE THERE? SO ALL OF THOSE THINGS WERE TO SATISFY ALL OF THE CONDITIONS? YES, THAT’S WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO SEE IN THAT TABLE EACH AND EVERY TIME THAT YOU SEE IT.AS I MENTIONED THERE ARE SIX CONDITIONS BLIGHTED WITH THE CONSORTIUM WILL RUN THROUGH THOSE. TELL YOU HOW THOSE ARE DETERMINED, HOW THOSE ARE ASSESSED ALONG THE WAY. THAT’S THE REPORT. THE STAFF REPORT ALSO INDICATES THOSE THINGS AS WELL AS THE THE REPORT THERE. I WON’T GO THROUGH ALL OF THESE BUT I’LL MENTION A COUPLE OF THEM. ONE IS THAT THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY IS LOCATED LESS THAN 500 FEET FROM THE EXISTING WEST COLFAX AVENUE RE REINVESTMENT AREA THAT YOU ARE OUT THERE. SO IT’S FIVE HUNDRED FEET AWAY. I WOULD VENTURE A GUESS THAT MANY PEOPLE WOULD SUSPECT THAT THERE’S ALREADY AN URBAN RURAL AREA. IT’S THAT CLOSE IT JUST HAPPENS TO BE OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARY BY THAT SHORT DISTANCE. IT’S Also ALONG THE LIGHT RAIL AND THAT’S A LOT OF THE HARD LINE AND OF COURSE WE DON’T WANT BLIGHT ANYWHERE IN OUR CITY BUT WE PARTICULARLY DON’T WANT IT ALONG THE LIGHT RAIL BECAUSE THAT’S AN AMENITY THAT WE WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THIS IS GOT AS MUCH ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH IT AS POSSIBLE AND THEN WE AREN’T ONE WE INVEST A LOT OF TIME ENERGY EFFORT INTO THE ART.AND WE WANT THOSE PROPERTIES TO BE CAPTAIN AND HAVE INVESTMENT COME TO THOSE PROPERTIES. THIS AREA IS LOCATED IN THE COLORADO ENTERPRISE ZONE WHICH MEANS THAT THE STATE HAS DONE SOME ANALYSIS ON THIS PARTICULAR AREA AND HAS COME TO THE DETERMINATION THAT THERE IS A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT IN THIS AREA. THERE’S A HIGHER POVERTY RATE, LOWER INCOMES IN THAT ENGAGING IN STRATEGIES TO TRY TO ENCOURAGE AND ENCOURAGE JOBS GROWTH INVESTMENT ARE ALL VALUABLE THINGS TO DO UNDER THE ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM. IT’S IN A FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY ZONE AND THE FEDS DID A SIMILAR ANALYSIS OF THIS PROPERTY, THIS AREA AT THE SAME TIME IN ORDER TO COME TO THOSE DETERMINATION AGAIN SIX OF THE 11 FACTORS ARE MET. PRESENCE OF FOUR IS IS REQUIRED OF THE BASELINE THERE AND I WILL QUICKLY POINT OUT THAT THE PROPERTY DOES RECEIVE A 14 TWENTY SEVEN LIGHT DESIGNATION NEXT WEEK. IT DOESN’T CHANGE THE ZONING OUT THERE OR IT DOESN’T GRANT ADDITIONAL ENTITLEMENTS. THE PROPERTY STILL HAS TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE WITH THE TRADITIONAL HISTORICAL ZONING FOR THAT PROPERTY. SO THERE’S NOT ADDITIONAL ENTITLEMENT THAT COMES FROM THIS 14 27. IT’S Merely THE APPLICATION OF PROCESSING A 14 27 REQUEST FOR THIS PROPERTY. I DID REVIEW THE LANGUAGE SPEAKS FOR THIS PARTICULAR ITEM ON THE CALENDAR.THERE WERE NO COMMENTS TO BE RESOLVED ON THAT THAT THE INITIATIVE OF COURSE IT’LL STILL BE UP ON THE CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK’S AGENDA. PUBLIC CAN’T COMMENT ON IT AT THAT POINT. WELL WITH THAT I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE YES THAT WE HAVE SITTING IN OUR WAITING ROOM SO THAT THEY CAN DO SO ON A PRESENTATION OF THIS PROPERTY. I’LL TAKE A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME TO GET THAT DONE AND THEN WE’LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COUNCIL TO ASK QUESTIONS OF THE CONSULTANTS OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE STAFF JUST TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE GET ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS ANSWERED SO THAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WHEN WE BRING THESE IN A RESOLUTION FORMAT IN ONE MEETING FORMAT THAT WE’VE ADDRESSED THE ISSUES THAT ARE MOST SALIENT, MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU. SO WITH THAT I WILL Tell YOU KNOW THAT WE’VE GOT FOLKS IN THE WAITING ROOM TO DO THIS PRESENTATION.AND AGAIN WE’LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS AFTER THE PRESENTATION LAYER OF TINY TOWN OF ORDER COUNCILOR ABLE. >> YES, SIR. >> AND PERHAPS OF INFORMATION THAT SEEMS AS IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT GIVING THE ATTIC TWO BITES OF THE APPLE. WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE TONIGHT? HOW WILL TONIGHT END? WILL WE BE DECIDING TO MOVE THIS FOR ASKING FOR CONSENSUS TO MOVE THIS ALONG TO RESOLUTION NEXT WEEK? WILL WE BE ASKING QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE ANSWERED TONIGHT AND THEN ANSWERED AGAIN NEXT WEEK? I’M JUST NOT SURE WHY WE HAVE TWO SESSIONS ON THIS RESOLUTION. COULD YOU EXPLAIN PLEASE? >> MINE STANDING OF THIS AND ANYONE CAN FEEL FREE TO INTERJECT FURTHER. MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT THIS STUDY SESSION WAS TO TALK ABOUT THE OVERALL PROCESS BY USING THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION AS SOMEWHAT OF A OF A GUIDE IN THIS PRESENTS US WITH A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE APPLICATIONS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE THAT WE WILL NOT BE VOTING ON ANYTHING TONIGHT. I DON’T EVEN THINK THAT THERE WAS AN CONSENSUS I BELIEVE IN MISS HOBBS AND CAN CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG THAT THIS IS AN AGENDA ITEM FOR A RESOLUTION COMING NEXT WEEK SIMILAR TO MR BEATTIE’S RESOLUTION. THOSE ARE CALENDARS FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON THE 10 TH THREW A BIT ODD BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SPECIFIC PROPERTY SO THAT’S A LITTLE STRANGE IN AND OF ITSELF. HOWEVER I Recollect THE GOAL WAS TO PROVIDE AN EDUCATIONAL INFORMATIVE SESSION AND ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING TANGIBLE TO LOOK AT. UNDERSTANDING THAT WE WILL BE VOTING ON THIS NEXT WEEK. >> IT Clangs LIKE TO ME THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE ASKING THE QUESTIONS TONIGHT AND WE WILL GET SOME RESPONSES AND THEN WE’LL HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS NEXT WEEK AND THEY WILL HAVE LONGER TIME TO THINK ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS WE ASK TONIGHT. THAT SEEMS LIKE TWO Pierces AT THE APPLE AND I’M NOT SURE IT’S EVEN PROPER. >> WEL, LET ME ADD A LITTLE CLARIFICATION. SO SINCE THIS IS OUR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A CONVERSATION AROUND BLIGHT, WE WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WE WERE CONCERNED THAT IF WE JUST BROUGHT IT FOR A RESOLUTION WITHOUT ANY FURTHER INFORMATION THAT WE WOULD BE IN A TOUGH POSITION. SO WHAT WE THOUGHT IS WE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FACT THAT THERE’S ONE IN FRONT OF US AND RATHER THAN REALLY FOCUS ON THE PROJECT ITSELF, WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE DETERMINATION GIVEN OF THE BLIGHT ELEMENTS OR THE CRITERIA SO THAT COUNCIL WOULD HAVE A REALLY GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THAT’S DONE FROM THE CONSULTANT.WHEN YOU HVE WHEN WE HIRE CONSULTING, WHEN THE DEVELOPER HIRES A CONSULTANT, WHAT IS THAT PROCESS THT THEY GO THROUGH? TELL US AS A COUNCIL UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT CRITERIA IS. SO IT’S IT’S REALLY IDEALLY IT WOULD BE TONIGHT TO REALLY LISTEN TO AND LEARN ABOUT ON DESIGNATING BLIGHT ON A PROPERTY AND THEN APPLYING THOSE PRINCIPLES TO THE PROJECT NEXT WEEK AND THEN FROM NOW ON AS WE GET THESE APPLICATIONS FOR BLIGHT DESIGNATION. WE’VE WE’VE HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF THIS PARTICULAR CONVERSATION. I Choose WE HAD DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. REMEMBER LAST WITH THE BACK AND BOARDING THAT WAS OUR FIRST APPLICATION FOR ALLOCATIONS AND WE HAVEN’T REALLY HAD ANY ANY CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN AND HOW DO WE KEEP TRACK IN WHAT WHAT IS THE CRITERIA THAT COUNCIL WILL USE, ET CETERA .>> SO IT WAS JUST SOME OF THE KIDS THERE LAST WEEK WAS THAT THERE WASN’T WE WEREN’T CONFIDENT THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF TIME FOR THAT FOR THE PUBLIC AND FOR COUNCIL TO REALLY UNDERSTAND AND TO BE ABLE TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. >> SO THAT’S THE IDEA TONIGHT IS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT IS A BLIGHT STUDY, WHAT IS A CONDITION STUDY AND AND WE WANT TO JUST TAKE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WORK THAT ALREADY BEEN DONE ON OUR FIRST OUR FIRST PROJECT .>> SO THAT’S THE IDEA IS REALLY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS AND WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS AS RELATES YOUR PROJECT OF SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS OF BLIGHT IN THIS STUDY SHOULD BE HELD UNTIL NEXT WEEK. IS THAT CORRECT? >> Certainly? THAT’S ALL THAT WE LEARN. WE Make ADVANTAGE OF THE WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT IN THE DESIGNATION OF THE BLIGHT ITSELF. AND THEN WHAT YOU LEARN TONIGHT MAY BRING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROJECT NEXT WEEK AND ONE AND THIS WILL BE THE PARDON ME. THIS WILL BE THE ONE AND ONLY TIME THAT WE DO OF THIS PRE WORK, IF YOU WILL TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BLIGHT CONDITIONS ARE. >> SO AND HOW THAT STAND THE REAL APPLICATION OF THOSE DEJAN VINCENT OH I’M SORRY. >> COUNCILOR I GUESS THAT KIND OF LAYS THE GROUNDWORK. I’M Exactly NOT SURE WHERE WE’RE GOING.THOSE ARE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE SPECIFIC BITE STUDY THAT COULD HAVE TO DO WITH ALL OF THESE FLIGHTS STUDIES AS WELL. THOSE I CAN Hear THEY ENTERTAIN MY CONCERNS ABOUT SOME OTHER THINGS ON THIS DAY AND CONFLICTING DOCUMENTATION WOULD SEEM TO BE BETTER HELD TILL NEXT WEEK. IS THAT Chasten? >> THAT’S REALLY UP TO THEM TO BE ASKED. >> YEAH, INTERPRETS THEM. Expressed appreciation for. AND I AND I. LET ME SAY EVERYTHING I SHARED COUNSELOR ABLES BRINGS OUT MY UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THIS WOULD BE TONIGHT AS AN AGENDA ITEM AS IS AS THE CITY MANAGER DESCRIBED SORT OF A DRESS REHEARSAL. THIS IS WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE NEXT TIME. THESE ARE THE FACTORS YOU’RE GOING TO BE CONSIDERING. YES, THE INFORMATION IS PRESENTED IN THE IN THE LIGHT FAVORABLE TO THE APPLICANT I’D SAY. BUT FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROCESS OF THE JUDGE HOW WE’RE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT THIS LIKE SITUATION THAT WE’VE TALKED ABOUT FOR SUCH A LONG TIME.SO IT’S A SAMPLE IT’S REAL SIMPLE. IT’S A REAL CASE BUT IT’S A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE. AND WHAT I WAS GOING TO INTERJECT WITH WAS TO ENCOURAGE QUESTIONS AND COMMENTARY ABOUT THE PROCESS, ABOUT THE CRITERIA AND NOT ABOUT THE MERITS OF WHETHER THIS PROJECT MEETS THOSE CRITERIA BECAUSE WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO IS HAVE YOUR DECISION MADE TIMES TONIGHT EVEN IF THERE’S NO VOTE. YOU DON’T WANT TO ALL HAVE YOUR MIND’S MADE BEFORE YOU’VE HEARD MANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OR EVEN A FULL PRESENTATION BY THE APPLICANT OR STAFF. SO I Fantasize COUNCILOR ABEL WAS RIGHT MONEY. THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO HEAR IT TWICE.IT’S THIS GET UP TO SEE WHAT THIS WILL LIE AND THEN BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THAT AT NEXT WEEK’S MEETING. >> CAN YOU KIND OF BE OUR GOALTENDER ON THAT? MR COX IT STARTS WANDERING THE LAW WRONG WAY. CAN YOU REDIRECT US TO THE CORRECT PATH? >> GLAD TO DO THAT, COUNSEL. THANK YOU. >> OK. WE COUNCILOR FRANKS WILL BE HERE VINCENT AND HARRISON, COUNCILOR FRANKS, MIGHT CONCERNS WERE VOCALIZED? >> THE ANSWER I’M COMFORTABLE WITH PROCESS QUESTIONS TONIGHT IN A GENERAL OVERVIEW NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ANY PROJECT DETAIL. >> SO THANKS COUNCILOR BEER. YEAH, I WAS Really GONNA SAY THE SAME THING. I Recollect TAM ADDED SOME COLOR TO THAT PRETTY WELL.I JUST THINK IF WE HEAR FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER TODAY IT’S PROBABLY BEST WE JUST LISTEN TO PUBLIC COMMENT NOT ANSWER OR ASK AN QUESTIONS. THANKS COUNCILOR VINCENT. >> YS. I Simply Demand TO MAKE IS IS THE APPLICANT AWARE OF THIS PROCESS TONIGHT AND FOR NEXT WEEK THAT WE WON’T BE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROJECT ITSELF? ARE THEY AWARE OF THAT MR WE HAVE TALKED WITH THE GAP OF THE APPLICANTS ABOUT THIS PROCESS AND ABOUT WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THIS STUDY SESSION THIS EVENING AND THERE WERE CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR SPECIFIC PROPERTY OBVIOUSLY ARE OUR TOP OF MIND.THEY HAVE A BLIND STUDY THAT IS SPECIFIC PROPERTY BUT WE DID TALK ABOUT THIS BEING A AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COUNCIL TO LISTEN AND LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS TO HAVE THE CONSULTANT TALK ABOUT HOW THE METHODOLOGY OF THIS IS IS Related AND IT’S APPLIED TO A SPECIFIC THING. SO I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN ABOUT BEING TOO CLOSE TO THE THIS WILL COME BACK NEXT WEEK WITH THOSE QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIFICS OF THE PROPERTY THERE AFTER THE PRESENTATION NEXT WEEK AS WELL. SO THEY ARE IN THE WAITING ROOM SO PRESUMABLY THEY’VE BEEN LISTENING TO THIS CONVERSATION THAT THE COUNCIL’S HAVING. SO I ASSUME THAT THERE’S SOME UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH TONIGHT AND WE CAN MOVE FORWARD FROM THERE. WELL, THANK YOU. >> I AGREE THAT WE SHOULD WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH THE APPLICANT TONIGHT. THAT WOULD CERTAINLY RUN AFOUL OF WHAT MR ABELL AND MR COX HAVE DISCUSSED. SO I Ponder AT THIS Stage WE CERTAINLY WANT TO HEAR IN PUBLIC COMMENT WE ARE MR STAND EARLIER I’M SURE HE WILL BE BACK ON THE LINE.LET’S AVOID SPECIFIC Q AND A WITH THE APPLICANT. I DON’T THINK THAT’S APPROPRIATE TONIGHT FOR A GENERAL EDUCATION DISCUSSION. THOSE QUESTIONS ABOUT METHODOLOGY THAT SHOULD DRIVE BE DIRECTED TO MR SMITH TONIGHT WHO I’M SURE YOU CAN SHARE WITH US THAT METHODOLOGY. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OBVIOUSLY CAN BE ANSWERED NEXT WEEK’S SPECIFIC QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE SUBSTANCE OF THE STUDY OK. WELL ALSO WITH THAT WE OWN COUNCILOR JOHNSON. Sorry. >> ALL RIGHT. I’D LIKE TO SAY COUNCILOR ABLE FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD AND SPAKING TO THIS AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SUGGEST IF THIS KIND OF PROCESS WAS THE GOAL TONIGHT IT MAY BE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE EASIER IF COUNCIL WOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD EDMOND VANCE THE WAY IT CAME ACROSS IT ON THE AGENDA IT WAS CONFUSING .>> I CAN APPRECIATE WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW BUT I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE KNOWN AHEAD OF TIME. THANK YOU. >> OKAY. LET’S GO TO PUBLIC COMMENT. DO WE HAVE ANYBODY ON THE LINE? >> YES, WE DO. A CALLER WHOSE NUMBER ENDS AND FOR 8 0 9. >> OK. CALLER 4 8 0 9. IF YOU’LL GIVE US YOUR NAME AND YOUR AWARD YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A 30 SECOND WARNING WHEN YOUR TIME IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE. WELCOME 4 8 0 9. 9 1 OK I THINK THAT’S ME. CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU. OK, WELL I’M CALLING MORE ON A EITHER I’M FOR IT ONLINE. OH YEAH WE CAN USE THEH YEAH WE CAN GO ON OK I HEAR A BUNCH OF ACKGROUND NOISE. >> I’M CHARLES OLSON 1 8. IT’S ME IT’S THAT THEY NEED ME. I’LL Echo YOU. OK. WELL I’M CALLING FOR MAYBE FOR IT ON NO THERE IS A BIG DELAY. >> YEAH YEAH YEAH JUST JUST GO AHEAD YOU CAN EITHER TURNED OUT IF YOU JUST WANT TO START YOUR COMMENTS NOW WE CAN HEAR YOU JUST FINE. >> THERE’S A BIG DELAY BUT LET YOU START TALKING. >> I TRIED TO GET WHEN YOU GAVE OUT THE PHONE NUMBER 3 4 6 2 4 8 7 7 9 9 YOU GAVE OUT THE MEETING. NO I Apply THAT IN AND BY THE TIME I GOT IN THERE WAS NO COMMENT. SO YOU NEED TO DO THIS A LITTLE SLOWER SO WE CAN GET A COMMENT AND. OK. MIKE, LET ME START. OK. MY COMMENT WAS ON YOU GIVE OUT THE PHONE NUMBER. 3 4 6 4 7 9 9 YOU GAVE OUT THE MEETING NUMBER. I Gave THAT IN. AND BY THE TIME I GOT IN THERE WAS NO COMMENT. SO YOU NEED TO DO THIS A LITTLE SLOWER SO WE CAN GET A COMMENT. >> SIR, IF YOU TURN DOWN OR TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU’RE USING A PHONE TO CALL IN WILL GO AHEAD AND DO IT THAT WAY BECAUSE MY BACK WE ARE GETTING IS ON YOUR END THERE. >> OK, I TURNED OFF MY COMPUTER. MY COMMENT IS IS ON THE BLADE AMENDMENT. I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET OR DOWN THE ROAD THERE FROM WHITE SANDS FARM SO I DRIVE BY THAT THREE OR FOUR TIMES A DAY AND THEY ARE DEFINITELY JUST TRYING TO LIGHT THAT PLACE. THE PLACE WAS NEVER CLOSED UP. WINDOWS WERE BROKEN DOORS WERE BROKEN INTO. WE HAD THE HOMELESS LIVING THERE, NO Irrigate. THEY URINATED ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE PROPERTY OWNER MADE NO ATTEMPT TO PROTECT HIS PROPERTY. FINALLY HE DID BOARDED UP. IT WAS FULL OF GRAFFITI. HE Scattered THE GRAFFITI. IF I LEFT M LAWN MIKE IS IT WAS NEVER MOWED, NEVER WATERED. TREES ARE DEAD FALLING DOWN. THERE’S A STREAM THAT RUNS THROUGH THEIR PROPERTY.IT’S ALL PLUGGED UP. HE’S NEVER MADE ANY ATTEMPT TO UNPLUG IT. JUST BASIC HIS NAP NEVER KEPT CARE OF THE PROPERTY. AND IF IT’S A DEFINITION OF BLIGHT ON PURPOSE THIS IS SURELY ONE. SO I Envision MR. BEATTIE’S AMENDMENT IS APPROPRIATE FOR PEOPLE WHO ABANDON THEIR PROPERTY, DON’T PROTECT IT. THEY Finally HAVE PRIVATE PROPERTY. DO NOT APPROACH. THEY DIDN’T HAVE THAT BEFORE. BUT I Dislike TO THINK WHAT LOOKS LIKE INSIDE THE BUILDING AFTER HOMELESS WILL LIVE THERE FOR TWO OR THREE. SO I’M IN SUPPORT OF THE COUNCILMAN’S BIEDA AMENDMENT FOR PEOPLE PURPOSELY RUNNING DOWN THEIR PROPERTY. Expressed appreciation for. THANK YOU SIR. OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE? >> WE HAVE ANOTHER CALLER. BUT THEY HAVE NOT Parent THEIR HAND. MAYOR PRO TEM OKAY. >> WHICH IS WAIT A FEW SECONDS. I KNOW THAT WE HAD MR. STAN WAS THAT ONE OF THE FOLKS THAT WAS IN THE WAITING, MR. SMITH? WERE THEY WITH THE DEVELOPER? YES. MR. STAN IS PART OF THE OWNERSHIP OF THE UPPER TEAM. FORTY SEVEN AND HIS PRESENCE ALONG WITH ON HIS STAFF IS AS THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS FROM A PROPERTY OWNER STAN POINT AS WELL.WE DO HAVE A CONSULTANT FOR MATRIX WHICH WOULD OSTENSIBLY WHOSE DESIGN IS READY TO MAKE A PRESENTATION LIKE STUDY AND HOW THAT COMES ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY USED IN THOSE AREAS OF APPLIED. BUT IF THEY ARE SPECIFIC TO THAT 13 FORTY SEVEN PROPERTY. BUT THE IDEA WAS TO HAVE THE PROCESS COME FORWARD OR THE METHODOLOGY COME FORWARD AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM IF THEY WANT TO DO THAT AND PROVIDE SOME CONTEXT METHODOLOGY. >> AS MR. STAN WILL DO I SUPPOSE JUST GIVE A THREE MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT WITH THAT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WE CAN GET THROUGH NEXT WEEK. WE HAVE MR .. DO WE HAVE ANYONE ELSE? MADAM CLERK, WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE ELSE HAS RAISED THEIR HAND, OK? MR.BIEDA, DID YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP? YES, I DID. Expressed appreciation for. IF WE’RE DONE WITH PUBLIC COMMENT, I WOULD JUST WANT TO ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS REGARDING METHODOLOGY. FIRST OF ALL, THE FINE I UNDERSTAND THIS THE STUDY IS IS DONE BY SOMEONE WHO IS CHOSEN AND HIRED AND PAID FOR BY THE PROPERTY OWNER AT CORRECT? >> THAT IS CORRECT.SO THE CITY HAS NO SAY IN WHO THEY CHOOSE TO SET. NO, WE DO NOT. THAT’S ONE OF THE Differences BETWEEN THE 14 TWENTY SEVEN DESIGNATION AND AN URBAN RENEWAL DESIGNATION IN THE CASE OF URBAN RENEWAL. THE CITY WOULD BE THE ONE THAT WOULD CONTRACT WITH THE CONSULTANT IN THIS CASE IT’S THE PROPERTY, OK. AND THAT REALLY LEADS INTO MY NEXT QUESTION WHICH IS WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS PROCESS AND THE PROCESS OF A NORMAL BLIGHT DESIGNATION DETERMINATION UNDER STATE STATUTE THE PRINCIPAL DIFFERENCE IS IS THAT ONE THERE? >> BUT IT’S Likewise THE OUTCOME WHILE THE DEFINITIONS ARE IDENTICAL TO THE URBAN RENEWAL BECAUSE THAT’S THE THE DEFINITIONS THE COUNCIL WANTED TO USE FOR URBAN OUR EXCUSE ME FOR BLIGHT DEFINITION FOR 14 TWENTY SEVEN THE DEFINITIONS ARE IDENTICAL THE METHODOLOGY IS IDENTICAL IN THOSE CASES BUT THE OUTCOME ONCE OF THE PROPERTY DESIGNATED AS BLIGHT BLIGHTED UNDER A FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN DESIGNATION IT DOESN’T JOIN AN URBAN RENEWAL AREA.IT DOESN’T CHANGE TAX STATUTE. IT DOESN’T CHANGE IN ITS ABILITY TO TO UTILIZE EMINENT DOMAIN TO AFFECT CHANGE ON THE PROPERTY. WHAT IT DOES DO IS IT CREATES THAT EXEMPTION TO FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN BECAUSE THE PROPERTY IS BLIGHTED AND COUNCIL BASICALLY HAS SAID THAT THE RATE OF INVESTMENT AT THAT PARTICULAR PROPERTY PROBABLY NEEDS TO BE FASTER THAN SLOWER WOULD WANT THAT TO HAVE THERE IS ONE DIFFERENCE PROCESS AND THAT IS IN THE PROCESS UNDER FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN THE PROPERTY OWNER HIRES AN CELESTE AND PAYS FOR THE CONSULTANT WHEREAS UNDER THE PROCESS UNDER STATE STATE LAW THAT WOULD BE DONE BY THE CITY. THAT’S CORRECT. AND DO YOU SEE THAT AS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE IN THE OUTCOME? WHAT WE WHAT WE WHEN WE DRAFTED THAT POTENTIAL FO THE PROCESS, THE IDEA WAS TO NOT MAKE THE CITY RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FINANCIALLY FOR BRINGING THE DESIGNATION FORWARD.SO THE IDEA WAS IS THAT IF THEY WANTED THE PROPERTY OWNER WANTED TO DO THIS, THEY CAN CONTRACTED UNDER THEIR THEIR OWN METHODS AND BRING THAT FORWARD TO THE TO THE COUNCIL. THE METHODOLOGY REMAINED IDENTICAL AS THEIR URBAN RENEWAL AREA. AND SO THE IDEA IS IS THAT WHEN YOU EXAMINE THAT THAT THAT REPORT DOES IT REFLECT THAT IDENTICAL ALIGNMENT WITH THE URBAN RENEWAL AREA PROCESS? >> SO BASICALLY WHAT WE HAVE IN THIS CASE AS WE SAY IN THE COURT SYSTEM IS WE’VE GOT A HIRED GUN RIGHT. NOT CERTAIN WHAT THE HIRED GUN DESIGNATION BUT ESSENTIALLY THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS HIRED A CONSULTANT TO BRING THE REPORT FORWARD. >> I Symbolize YOU’RE NOT CASTING ASPERSIONS ON ANYBODY OR ANYTHING BUT I’M JUST SAYING IS IT A MATTER OF AS A CONCEPT? WELL, WE’VE GOT SOMEONE HIRED BY BY THE OWER TO COME IN AND PERSUADE COUNCIL THAT THIS IS A BLIGHTED AREA. CORRECT. SO WE DON’T HAVE A NEUTRAL NEUTRAL PRESENTATION OR PARTY HERE. >> WE HAVE WE DON’T HAVE A PARTY THAT’S BEEN THAT’S BEEN HIRED BY SOMEONE ELSE IN ORDER TO DO THAT ANALYSIS. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, COUNSELOR SPRINGSTEEN. AND THEN I WANT JUST CHECK BACK IN AFTER THAT WITH PUBLIC COMMENT AND THEN CLOSE THAT IF YOU NOBODY ELSE COUNSELOR SPRINGSTEEN BIEDA KIND OF JUST MIGHT I? >> I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU HAVE A QUOTE UNQUOTE INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS IF IT IS PAID FOR AND HIRED BY THE PERSON WHO WANTS THEM TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT THEM TO. AND SO TO ME THAT’S AN OXY IT’S LIKE IF YOU’VE GOT AN APPRAISAL ON YOUR HOUSE AND THERE WERE TWO PARTIES WHO WANTED IT THAT VALUE BUT ONLY ONE PARTY GOT TO HIRE THE APPRAISER. THERE MIGHT BE A TENDENCY FOR THAT APPRAISAL TO COME IN THE WAY THAT PARTY WANTS.AND SO I JUST DO NOT SEE HOW HOW THIS WORKS AT ALL. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU’RE STARTING THE PROCESS WITH A BIAS BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING PAID FOR BY THE PROPERTY OWNER. AND MY GUESS IS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME PROPERTY OWNERS WOULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO GAME THE SYSTEM EVEN MORE AND MORE THEY WOULD KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO HIRE A WORD SPREAD AROUND. I Only DON’T SEE HOW IT WORKS. I DON’T UNDERSTAND. SO THANKS COUNTS HARRISON LIBYA ABLE TO WIN AND JOHNSON COUNSELOR THERE SOME PART OF MY CONCERN. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. PRO TEM WHO ELSE WOULD PAY FOR IT? THAT’S MY QUESTION IS THAT IF A PROPERTY OWNER WOULD THE CITY PAY FOR THIS? IT’S NOT RIGHT FOR THE CITY TO PAY FOR THAT. SO WHO ELSE WOULD BE PAYING FOR IT IF A PROPERTY OWNER ISN’T? You are familiar with, I GET YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THE HIRED GUN CONCEPT BUT WE SEE APPLICANTS COME IN FRONT OF US ALL THE TIME WITH PAY PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.AND THE ASSUMPTION IS YEAH, THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS. THEY DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. BUT THERE ARE SPECIFIC CRITERIA WE CAN VOTE YES. WE CAN Elect NO WHETHER WE ACCEPT THAT. BUT THOSE PEOPLE COMING TO OUR PROFESSIONALS, THEY THEY DO THIS ALL DAY LONG EVERY DAY FOR VARIOUS DIFFERENT ENTITIES. >> I DON’T KNOW WHO ELSE WOULD PAY FOR THAT. SO Expressed appreciation for GENERAL VILLA BEER. >> THANK YOU. >> YEAH. I Simply Require TO POINT OUT PARTICULARLY FOR MAYBE VIEWERS OR CONSTITUENTS OR PEOPLE WATCHING THAT THE COUNCIL WHOLLY AND SINGULARLY DECIDED THIS PROCESS. SO I Consider WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY WHO VOTED ON THAT TO SAY THAT THIS IS THE PROCESS WE CHOSE AND IT IS THE WAY IT IS BECAUSE OF US AND I JUST WANT OUR OUR CITIZENS TO Is a well-known fact that AS FAR AS CONSULTANTS.YOU KNOW, I Envision I ASSUME THEY GET PAID EITHER WA NO MATTER WHAT WAY THEY DECIDE TO TELL THE DEVELOPER THAT THEY’RE GOING TO DETERMINE THEIR PROPERTY. I Acquire THEY’RE GETTING PAID EITHER WAY. BUT I Also Time WANT TO MENTION THAT, YOU KNOW, I’S WHOLLY UP TO COUNCIL. COUNCIL CAN VOTE DOWN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE BLIGHT DESIGNATIONS IF THEY SO CHOOSE. I DON’T Judge IT’S WISE TO DO SO BECAUSE I THINK THERE ARE SERIOUS AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT NEED THESE TYPE OF DESIGNATIONS TO MAKE PENCIL OUT OR MAKE IT PALATABLE TO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP IN THESE TYPE OF PROPERTIES AND I THINK WE’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT NEXT WEEK. BUT You are familiar with IT IS WHOLLY COUNCIL’S ABILITY TO SAY NO ALL DAY LONG IF THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT ON THIS THING. I Fantasize THE LAW WAS VAGUE ENOUGH TO GIVE US THAT LATITUDE TO DO THAT. SO I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE SAYING NO IF I FEEL LIKE THE DEVELOPER IS DOING SOMETHING THAT GOES AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW AND I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE VOTING NO ON THOSE. BUT ANYWAY, I JST WANT TO MENTION A COUPLE OF THOSE THINGS. THANKS KEVIN FULLER ABEL LAUREN JOHNSON AND THEN COUNSELOR SPRINGSTEEN COUNSELOR ABEL. >> LIKE RECENT COMMENTS I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO GO INTO THIS WITH BLINDERS ON. THERE IS THERE IS A VERY GOOD MEASURE AND I THINK IT WOULD BE THAT STAFF COULD VET THESE CONSULTANTS. BUT You are familiar with, IF SOMEONE HAS APPROVED AS FUND BLIND AND 100 PERCENT OF THE CASES THEY HAVE EVER LOOKED FOR BITE THAT WOULD CONCERN ME.WHAT CONCERNS ME MUCH LESS IF THAT Percentage WAS EVEN 95 PERCENT THAT SO THERE IS SOME BALANCE HERE. BUT I DON’T KNOW IF I Considered that WITHOUT KNOWING THOUGH THE TRACK RECORD OF THE CONSULTANT PROVIDING THE STUDY I THINK WE’RE WEARING BLINDERS WHEN WE ACCEPT IT AS VALID BLIGHT SURVEY WHEN A CITY DOES A BLIND SURVEY SAID HE PAYS FOR IT AND THEY’RE GONNA PAY FOR IT EITHER WAY AND THESE COMPANIES Is a well-known fact that STILL I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH ANY BLIGHT STUDY EVER CONDUCTED BY A CITY IN COLORADO THAT DIDN’T HAVE A CONSULTANT SAY YEP WAS RIGHT THERE .>> EVEN IF WE HAVE TO LIE IN THE CASE OF COLD FACTS FOR INSTANCE THE SURVEY ASSEMBLED PROPERTIES SO THERE WERE FOUR OR FIVE PROPERTIES IN A SURVEY BLOCK EVEN IF YOUR PROPERTY WAS ON BLIGHTED BUT THE PROPERTIES NEXT DOOR AND AROUND YOU IN THE THEN YOUR PROPERTY WAS ASSUMED- TO BE BLIGHTED. >> SO THERE ARE ALL Styles OF Directions THESE THINGS CAN BE DESIGNED SO AS TO COME UP WITH A PREDETERMINED RESULT. AND I WOULD Only LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE TRACK RECORD OF THESE COMPANIES THAT ARE THESE CONSULTANTS WHO DELIVER THESE THINGS TO OUR DOORSTEP. WHAT TRACK RECORD THEY HAVE I Considered that IS SOMETHING THAT STAFF COULD EASILY CHECK. THANK YOU GO FOR DO ON. >> THANK YOU. A COUPLE THOUGHTS ON THIS AND FIRST I DO JUST WANT TO ECHO WHAT COUNCILOR LABURE SAID THAT THIS PROCESS WAS CREATED BY US AND WE VOTED FOR IT KNOWING THAT THERE THERE ARE SOME FLAWS IN THIS PROCESS AND ONE OF THEM IS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT WHICH IS THAT THERE REALLY ISN’T A PERFECT WAY TO ADDRESS THIS SITUATION BECAUSE IF THE CITY PAYS FOR WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE CITY HAVE TO PAY FOR THI? >> WHY SHOULD THE TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS? THAT’S NOT A GOOD SCENARIO. IF THE INDUSTRY PAYS FOR IT, YOU KNOW THAT Promotes SOME QUESTIONS AND I Considered that I WILL SAY THAT I FEEL THAT OUR COUNCIL IS NOT EASILY FOOLED OR TRICKED AND I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS UP HERE. SO I Considered that IT WOULD BE HARD TO PUT SOMETHING PAST ALL OF YOU. I Considered that SO THAT’S ONE OTHER THING IS THAT I Conceive THIS IS FAIRLY COMMON IN OTHER INDUSTRIES, ONE THAT I KNOW Sure as shooting THAT DOES THIS THIS WAY IS AIR EMISSIONS TESTING IS PAID FOR BY THE INDUSTRY AND THEN THEY HAVE TO SUBMIT THEIR TEST TO THE STATE.AND SO I I DON’T THINK THIS IS ENTIRELY UNCOMMON BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE CONCERN. I THINK THAT IF THIS IS GOING TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM FURTHER FROM THERE BEING ANY SORT OF VALUE FOR MEMBERS COUNCIL THEN MAYBE WE DO NEED TO LOOK INTO HAVING AN APPROVED LIST OF APPROVED BY, You are familiar with, AUDITORS. I WOULD Likewise BE INTERESTED IN JUST HEARING AM FROM THE COMPANY ABOUT You are familiar with HOW THEY REMAIN OBJECTIVE ETC. IN TERMS OF PERCENTAGE OF FINDINGS. I Was informed that. THE POINT IS JUST TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE’S OBJECTIVE BUT ESPECIALLY WITH THE CITY TYPICALLY ONLY GOING TO GO AFTER OR INITIATE A BLIGHT STUDY ON AN AREA THAT YOU’RE PROBABLY PRETTY CONFIDENT IS BLIGHTED.SO THAT MAY OR MAY NOT SWAY ME. BUT I THINK THAT HAVING AN APPROVED LIST AND KNOWING A GOOD TRACK RECORD AND THAT THIS IS OBJECTIVE IS FAIR. >> THAT’S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU, JOHN. >> WHOM SAYING HE REALLY IS MAKING VERY GOOD POINTS AND I Have appreciated COUNCILMAN ABLES INPUT. >> IT SCARES ME, CHARLIE. SOMETIMES WE REALLY SEE HE’S PUT THIS I THINK ONE OF THIS THINGS I’D LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANY ACTUALLY ANY DATA THAT WE COULD HAVE REGARDING ANY OF THESE CONSULTANTS WHAT THEIR OUTCOMES ARE. >> ANOTHER WAY TO APPROACH THIS WOULD BE THAT THE CITY HAVE A LIST OF WHAT COUNCILMAN GOODWIN SAID APPROVED VENDORS IF YOU WILL THE CITY FIND THE VENDOR AND THEN THE DEVELOPER PAY FOR IT. THAT’S KIND OF A HYBRID. I Belief THE CONCERN IS IS THAT IT’S ACTUALLY A LITTLE BIT OF A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WHEN YOU ARE PICKING THE PERSON TO CREATE THE BLIGHT STUDY OR TO DO IT AND THEN YOU’RE ALSO PAYING FOR THEM.SO IF THERE’S ANY DOUBT IF THERE’S ANY LISTS OF THESE CONSULTANTS AND WE CAN FIND OUT WHAT THEIR TRACK RECORD WOULD BE, You are familiar with, IF COUNCIL CREATED THIS, THEN WE CAN ALSO TRY TO REMEDY IN THESE ANY LOOPHOLES AND IT’S NOT CAST IN STONE. I GUESS THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. THANK YOU. COUNCILOR SPRINGSTEEN’S NAME. You are familiar with, I DON’T Completely UNDERSTAND PROCESS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW GET TO KNOW A THING AS CONSULTANTS WHETHER THERE’S LIKE ONE OR TWO IN THE STATE OR YOU I DIDN’T CONSIDERED CHOOSING THAT CONSULTANT. WHAT MAKES YOU VIABLE? WHAT MAKES THEM AN EXPERT? ONE IDEA I HAD WAS IN IN IN. I Agree, COUNCILOR HARRISON THAT THE CITY SHOULDN’T PAY PAYING FOR THIS. THE TAXPAYERS SHOULDN’T BE THE PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD BE PAYING BUT THEY SHOULDN’T NECESSARILY BE CHOOSING WHO THESE QUOTE UNQUOTE INDEPENDENT PEOPLE ARE. AND SO ONE IDEA I HAD WAS HAVING PERHAPS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT HAVE A PANEL OF THREE THAT COME FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE SOMEHOW OR HAVE A PANEL OF CITIZENS WHO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO GET TO CHOOSE WHO GOES ON TO THAT PANEL.IN YEAH. I MEAN I I THINK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD EVEN BE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS BEING THE ONES TO BACK THESE CONSULTANTS BECAUSE YOU KNOW, WE SITUATIONS LIKE WHEN SGI WAS ABOUT TO COME ABOUT AND PEOPLE WERE TOLD HOW TO GET AROUND WHAT THE WILL OF THE VOTERS WAS GOING TO BE. >> AND NOW WE’RE IN A WHOLE MESS OVER THAT FIGHT SINCE FARM AND OTHER THINGS. SO I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S THE ANSWER ALTHOUGH THAT’S THAT’S WHAT WE PAY TO HAVE A PLANNING DEPARTMENT FOR. BUT I JUST THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE OF A MUTUAL CHOICE SOMEHOW MAYBE A PANEL OF THREE IS IN IT’S ONE WAY TO GO WITH THAT BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN EXPERT IN HOW TO BLIGHT SOMETHING. SO I’M SPEAKING FROM IGNORANCE ON THAT PART OF IT. SO THANKS DIRECTOR SMITH. >> YOU CAN YOU SPEAK ON THAT AND MORE IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK ON THAT POINT THAT SPRINGSTEEN WAS ASKING ABOUT YOUR METHODOLOGY AND FIRST GETTING THESE CONSULTANTS HOW THEY’RE CHOSEN AND SO FORTH. >> YES, ESSENTIALLY MOST OF THE MOST OF THE FOLKS THAT DO THESE KINDS OF LIFE STUDIES HAVE SOME DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTIES. THEY’RE PLANNING Folks THERE THERE Folks THAT DO UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES. I WOULD Likewise MENTION THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF TIMES WHEN OWNERS PAY FOR STUDIES THAT GO INTO THE DESIGNATION WITH THE URBAN RENEWAL AREA EVEN THOUGH THE CITY WOULD WIND UP PAYING CONSULTANT TO THE COUNCIL WOULD STILL BE THE ONES MAKING THE DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER THE CONSULTANT’S REPORT WAS VALID OR NOT OR HELP WATER OR WAS WAS RELIABLE SOME SENSE OF THE OF THE WORD. IF THE COUNCIL OR THE CITY WERE TO PAY FOR IT THAT WOULD BE EQUALLY AS UNBALANCED SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU’D BE THE PARTY THAT WOULD CONSIDERING IT WOULD ALSO BE PAYING FOR THE STUDY. SO IT’S ALSO THAT THAT SORT OF UP MY ASTHMA WHEN YOU GET THAT. SO MOST OF THE CONSULTANTS THAT ARE SELECTED FOR THIS ARE FOLKS THAT DOING THIS KIND OF WORK FOR SOME TIME. THE STATUTE IS FAIRLY CLEAR IN THE URBAN RENEWAL STATUTE THERE ARE ELEVEN CRITERIA FOR BLACK AND HOW YOU DETERMINE THOSE IS FAIRLY CLEAR IN THE STATUTE. AND SO GOING AND ASSESSING THAT AGAINST THAT CRITERIA IS SOMETHING THAT EXPERIENCED CONSULTANTS DO AND THEN THEY PRESENT RISK FINDING IN THE REPORT. BUT ULTIMATELY AT THE END OF THE DAY THOSE THOSE COUNCILS THAT ARE DETERMINING REGARDLESS OF WHO PAYS OR WHETHER THAT DETERMINATION IS IS ACCURATE OR NOT. SO AGAIN IT’S THAT THE CREDIBILITY OF THE STUDY IS IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE STATUTE IS WELL-WRITTEN, THE ELEMENTS OF BLIGHT OR WELL WRITTEN AND THEY SHOULD BE APPARENT FROM THE REPORT THAT THOSE CRITERIA. THERE SHOULDN’T ANY PARTICULARLY GRAY ZONE AND SHOULD BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU IT CLEARLY Meet THAT PARTICULAR STANDARD.AND AGAIN, THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES WHERE FOLKS PAPER THAT NO SPRINGSTEEN MENTIONED AN APPRAISAL FOR A PROPERTY IF YOU WERE SELLING A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. ONE Defendant Liquidates FOR THAT FOR THAT IN THAT TRANSACTION. SO THE GOAL HERE IS TO HAVE CONSULTANTS THAT ARE CREDIBLE, WORTHY AND ABLE TO DO THAT. I HEAR THAT THE COUNCIL’S CONSIDERATION. HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT WE DETERMINE THAT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE MATRIX HAS DONE A NUMBER OF THESE STUDIES OVER THE YEARS.IN FACT THEY WERE THE ONES THAT DID THE STUDY FOR THE Happening AREA. SO THEY’RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH COLFAX. THEY’RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH LAKEWOOD. THEY DID THAT 15 Times AGO AND THAT WAS THE STUDY ON WHICH WE FORMED THE WITHDRAWAL AREA AT THAT TIME. >> THANK YOU. >> COX AND YOU HAVE SOMETHING AT I DO. >> AND I Contemplate WE NEED TO GET EVERYBODY ON THE SAME PAGE HERE BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT THIS PROCESS WOULD BE LIKE. ONE IS AN OBJECTIVE Cost. VALUATION OR EVALUATION. AND THE OTHER IS A PRESENTATION BY AN ADVOCATE FOR AN APPLICANT. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. THIS IS MUCH MORE LIKE A REZONING CASE WHERE AN APPLICANT COMES IN FOR OPPORTUNITY COMES IN. MAYBE THEY HAVE A PLANNER, MAYBE THEY HAVE AN ENGINEER, MAYBE THEY HAVE AN ATTORNEY, MAYBE THEY HAVE A TRAFFIC PERSON.THEY HAVE ALL THE SKELETONS THEY’RE PAYING PEOPLE TO REPRESENT AND PRESENT THAT INFORMATION TO PERSUADE YOU THAT THEY SHOULD GET WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF THAT APPLICATION. THIS IS THE SAME THING. THIS IS NOT THE OBJECTIVE DETERMINATION. THIS IS NOT THE CITY’S DESIGNATION OF A BLIGHT AREA AS IN URBAN RENEWAL. THERE IS A PARALLEL URBAN RENEWAL. THE CITY IS IS REALLY THE APPLICANT MAKING THE ARGUMENT THAT THIS AREA SHOULD BE DECLARED AN URBAN RENEWAL AREA. BLIGHT IS PART OF THIS PROPHETESS HERE WITH 14 27. WE HAVE TWO TWO WAYS HE Certified BLIGHTED. ONE IS IF YOU’RE ALREADY BLIGHTED UNDER URBAN RENEWAL THEN YOU QUALIFY YOUR BLIGHTED UNDER 14 TWENTY SEVEN. THIS PROCESS IS FOR THE VOLUNTARY OWNER DRIVEN REQUEST APPLICATION FOR A BLIGHT DESIGNATION. THIS IS NOT A CITY APPLICATION. IT IS AN APPLICANT SAYING I WANT YOU TO FIND THAT MY PROPERTY IS BLIGHTED AND HERE IS THE INFORMATION I WANT YOU TO RELY ON.I BROUGHT IN THIS CONSULTANT AND THEY’RE GONNA DO THE PRESENTATION. WHEN PEOPLE DO THAT REZONING CASES WE DON’T STOP AND ASK THEM HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THESE KINDS OF CASES? HOW MANY REZONING HAVE YOU DONE IN LAKEWOOD AND HOW MANY ELSEWHERE? YOU JUDGE THEIR CREDIT AND YOU CAN ASK THOSE QUESTIONS YOU OBVIOUSLY CAN’T ASK THIS QUESTIONS. YOU JUDGE THE PRESENTATION, THE APPLICATION IN PART BY THE CREDIBILITY OF THE PRESENTERS. BUT WE DON’T CONCERN OURSELVES THERE WITH HOW MANY TIMES SOMEONE HAS DONE THIS. >> YOU COULD HAVE AN ENGINEER COME IN ON ONE OF THESE AND SAY I’VE NEVER DONE A A BLAKE STUDY BEFORE BUT AN ENGINEER IN THIS COUNTY FOR 30 Years I’VE DONE MANY REZONING CASES BEFORE YOU COULD HAVE OUTSTANDING CREDENTIALS BUT NEVER HAVE DONE A BLANK DESIGNATION BEFORE. YOU C TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION THAT PART OF THE EVALUATION IS AN ADVOCATE. MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS NOT A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY. THIS IS AN ADVOCATE IT’S COMING IN A I’VE DONE THIS ANALYSIS AND YOU AGREE WITH ME. YOU’LL SEE THAT THE BLAKE CRITERIA HAVE BEEN MET. THAT’S I HOPE TAT THAT’S CLEAR. THIS IS TYPICAL PROCESS, NOT AN ATYPICAL PROCESS AT ALL. Expressed appreciation for. MR. COX, WE’RE HERE TO YOU ON RESPOND. BEEN ACTUALLY I WANTED TO MAKE A SUGGESTION I THINK WE’VE KIND OF THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT WE’VE DONE NOW I’M WONDERING IF WE COULD GO AHEAD AND GET INTO THE PRESENTATION AND THEN MAYBE HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT PROCESS AND WHATNOT AFTER THE PRESENTATION BECAUSE IT MAY FILL IN SOME QUESTIONS FOR US BECAUSE WE HAVE THE PEOPLE HERE TO DO THE PRESENTATION CORRECT WOULD GO THROUGH THE HANDS. WE’VE GT COUNSELOR FRANKS GOOD LINE ABEL AND JOHN PHILLIPS. LET’S GET THROUGH THIS FIRST ROUND. COUNSELOR FRANKS, THANKS. MAYOR PRO TEM. I’M I Simply WANTED TO WEIGH IN DAMAGE BASICALLY CHECK MY AND YOU’RE STANDING SO MY UNDERSTANDING OF THIS IS THAT AN APPLICANT MAY BE REQUESTING THIS BLIGHTED STATUS BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT ONLY TO THE PROPERTY THEY BELIEVE Meet ALL THOSE CONDITIONS BUT THEY HAVE DETERMINED THAT EITHER TE AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS OR THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH MAYBE A MULTI-YEAR BANKING PLAN JUST A RATE THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT MAKES THE PROJECT MORE PROBLEMATIC. SO WE’RE ASSESSING AND AGAIN CHECK ME IF I’M WRONG IS AGAINST THAT THAT 1 PERCENT GROWTH TO SAY SHOULD THIS PROJECT BE EXEMPTED FROM THAT BASED ON ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS AND IT’S REALLY SEPARATE BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT GETTING ANY FINANCIAL TAX BREAKS. THEY’RE NOT GETTING ANY OTHER INCENTIVES. IT’S IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE’RE GOING TO SET ASIDE AND SAY IT DOESN’T TAKE ALLOCATIONS AWAY FROM THE OVERALL ALLOCATION POOL OR DOES IT SOCIALLY TO CHECK MY UNDERSTANDING AT SOME POINT CERTAINLY IT HAS TO MEET THE CRITERIA WE’VE ALL AGREED AGREED ON THAT. BUT IT’S Genuinely ARE THEY GOING TO BE EXEMPTED FROM DRAWING AGAINST THAT POOL, YES OR NO? AND THAT ALSO TAKES INTO ACCOUNT WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS LOOK LIKE YEAR TO YEAR? IS IT IS THERE ENOUGH AVAILABLE ALREADY? SO I Believe IT’S MORE I Simply Demand TO CHECK MY UNDERSTANDING IF ANYBODY SEES IT DIFFERENTLY, PLEASE PLEASE CHIME IN.I’M JUST TRYING TO CHECK MY UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT OUR GOAL AND GOALS ARE AS WE LOOK AT THESE APPLICATION AND CERTAINLY TONIGHT WHEN WE HEAR THE PRESENTATION AND HEAR A GENERIC FORM OF IT NOT THE MERITS OF THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY, I’D BE INTERESTED TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS A DIFFERENT UNDERSTANDING THAT MAYBE DOESN’T ALIGN WITH MINE. SO THANK YOU FOR DOING. >> I’LL ACTUALLY JUST WAIT AND WE’D LOVE TO HEAR THE PRESENTATION. THANK YOU. >> ABEL, I’D JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT MR. COX MAKES A REALLY GOOD POINT BUT IN ORDER FOR THAT PONT TO WORK WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE NEED TO BE SKEPTICAL OBSERVERS DON’T JUST ACCEPT WHAT IS SAID BY THESE CONSULTANTS AS THE GOSPEL AND LOOK AT IT LOOK AT IT CRITICALLY ASK QUESTION BUT DON’T DON’T JUST ACCEPT THIS AS A COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE FORM OF VIEW BECAUSE IT’S NOT AS TIM SAID IT IS SUBJECTIVE. >> SO WE NEED TO FULFILL OUR ROLES AS QUESTIONERS, AS FOLKS WHO HAVE TO HAVE IT PROVED TO US AS OPPOSED TO JUST TAKING THINGS ON FACE VALUE. THANK YOU, DAVID. >> JOHN FUND, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND WITH THAT FROM BEFORE? NO, ACTUALLY I Flunked TO ASK ONE QUESTION BUT IN THE MEANTIME I Have appreciated WHAT TIM COX SAID. >> IT’S ACTUALLY THE ADVOCACY THAT’S PRESENTING INFORMATION TO US AND THAT’S THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT. I’D LIKE TO KNOW USUALLY WITH THESE CONSULTING FIRMS ARE THE FOLKS ARCHITECTS OR THE ENGINEERS WHAT KIND OF CRITERIA DO THEY HAVE TO DO THIS? DO WE KNOW OR IS THIS SOMETHING I COULD DO TO YOU KNOW, I DON’T Is a well-known fact that THAT QUESTION GENERALLY THERE FOLKS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY OR SOME KIND OF ENGINEERING SORT CAPACITY EITHER REMOTE PLANNING STANDPOINT OR AN ARCHITECTURAL STANDPOINT OR HYDRO GEOLOGY OR THOSE SORTS OF THINGS THEY UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTIES BUT THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND THE METHODOLOGY OF THE STATUTE AND WHERE THE STATUTE IS WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR THE LIGHTING UP OF THOSE PROPERTIES AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE ELEVEN CRITERIA AND THOSE 11 CRITERIA ENCOMPASS A GREAT NUMBER OF DISCIPLINES ALONG THE WAY .>> SO ESSENTIALLY FIRMS THAT HAVE THOSE KINDS OF EXPERTS WITHIN THEIR WHEELHOUSE YOU CAN ANALYZE IT FROM A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PLACES. >> OK. SO THEY DO HAVE STANDARDS BECAUSE IF IT WAS SAY FOR INSTANCE AN ENGINEER OR AN ARCHITECT THEY CAME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT WAS REALLY INAPPROPRIATE, OUTRAGEOUS I WOULD IMAGINE THAT THEIR LICENSE WOULD BE ON A MINE. >> IS THAT Correct? >> DEPENDS ON THE KIND OF LICENSE THEY HAVE AND WHAT OUTRAGEOUSNESS THEY’RE TRYING TO PULL IN THAT HYPOTHETICAL THAT YOU’RE YOU’RE BRINGING UP THEIR AS FAR AS A DESIGNATION IN THE STATE OF POLITE CONSULTANT AND THERE’S SOME LEVEL OF STANDARD THAT YOU CAN GET A LICENSE BACK.NO, THERE’S NO LICENSURE FOR THAT SPECIFIC CRITERIA. JUST MOST OF THE FIRMS THAT DO IT SUCCESSFULLY AND I BELIEVE CREDIBLY OUR FOLKS THAT Background IN THAT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FROM AN ENGINEERING STANDPOINT AND FROM A PLANNING STANDPOINT. OK, THANKS. THANKS, MR. SMITH. >> TWO MORE AND THEN WE’LL CONTINUE TO PRESENTATION. WE CAN FOLLOW THE BEER AND THEN WE’LL FINISH COUNSELORS SPRINGSTEEN YEAH. >> I Time WANTED TO MENTION THAT I APPRECIATE TEN YOUR POINT ABOUT THE ADVOCACY PIECE AND I THINK WE’LL HEAR FROM SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS NEXT WEEK.BUT I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO JUST KEEP IN MIND WHAT THE NEIGHBORS THINK ABOUT THIS PROPERTY OR ANY POTENTIAL PROPERTY WHEREVER THAT WARD OR AREA IS. I KNOW I PLAN ON ADDING SOME COLOR TO MY THOUGHTS ON THIS PROPERTY AS IT’S TWO BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE AND I DRIVE BY IT EVERY DAY. SO I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING SOME COMMENTS ON IT AS WELL.SO I’M SURE A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORS WILL ALSO IF THEY CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK OUR PHONE SYSTEM. THANKS AGAIN FOR SPRINGSTEEN. >> AND THEN WE’LL CONTINUE THE PRESENTATION. QUESTION WHAT HAPPENED IF A PROPERTY IS DECLARED BLIGHTED AND THEN WE DON’T APPROVE DEVELOPMENT ON THAT PROPERTY. AND THEN THE PROPERTY IS WORTH LESS AND THEN I JUST I’M NOT QUTE SURE HOW THAT WOULD Run IF THAT HAPPENS IT SEEMS LIKE PEOPLE COULD GET IN A MESS THAT MAYBE SOMEBODY HAS AN ANSWER ON THAT DISREGARDS MR.SMITH AND THEY WOULDN’T TAKE A BREATH. I THINK THAT’S A QUESTION FOR MR. COX. CAN YOU TAKE A RUN AT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF IF IT WAS DENIED? Expressed appreciation for. IF DEVELOPMENT WERE DENIED, HOWEVER, THE QUESTION THERE’S NO APPLICATION FOR BLAKE BLAKE’S APPROVED BLAKE IS FOUND AND THEN THE APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IS NOT APPROVED. THAT’S I THINK THAT’S CERTAINLY A RISK FOR SOMEONE WHO’S TRYING BECAUSE YOU LOOK AT THIS IN THE SCHEME OF OF APPROVALS NORMALLY YOU’RE SAYING LOOK AT MY WONDERFUL PROPERTY, LOOK AT MY WONDERFUL PLAN, LOOK, IT’S GOING TO FIT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT’LL BE GREAT FOR THE CITY. IN THIS CASE YOU’RE SAYING LOOK HOW AWFUL HE IS. PLEASE DECLARE IT SO AND SO YOU’RE GOING TO END UP WITH A SITUATION WHERE IT’S OFFICIALLY DEEMED LET’S JUST FOR SIMPLICITY’S SAKE PLEASANT TO LOOK AT PROPERTY. SO REMEMBER THAT THE PURPOSE OF DISPLACED DESIGNATION IS JUST AS IT’S APPLIED FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN FORTY TWENTY SEVEN SAYS BLIGHTED PROPERTIES TREATED IN THE ALLOCATION PROCESS AND SO IF YOU GET THAT LIKE DESIGNATION WE NOW KNOW THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS FOR ALLOCATIONS.IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE GONNA HAVE YOUR REZONING PROPOSAL APPROVED OR YOUR SITE PLAN OR WHATEVER APPLICATION MIGHT BE THE NEXT IN LINE. IT’S IT’S A RISK AGENDA. TAKE BUT PRESUMABLY IF YOU FOUND THE COUNCIL TO BE A BLIGHTED PROPERTY TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION COUNCILOR, AS A CRITERIA FOR HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THAT WAY? HOW DID IT GET TO BE THAT WAY? WHY IS IT THAT WAY? IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT THOSE CRITERIA AS TO WHY IT IS OR IS NOT IT, YOU’RE GOING TO FIND THAT IT’S BEEN AN ONGOING CONDITION FOR SOME TIME AND THOSE PROPERTIES CAN BE HARD TO DEVELOP.THEY COULD ALSO BE EASY TO DEVELOP BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THEM IMPROVE AND UPGRADED. SO JUST TO REFLECT WHAT COUNCILOR FRANKS SAID A LITTLE WHILE AGO. THE ULTIMATE REPERCUSSION OF ALL THIS IS IS WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS PROPERTY? DOES IT FIT THAT 1 PERCENT? DOES IT MEET THE GOALS OF THE ORDINANCE? THIS IS ONE STEP BEFORE THAT WHERE YOU DESIGNATED BLIGHTED SO YOU KNOW WHETHER IT Croaks THROUGH THE ALLOCATION PROCESS OR NOT. THE ULTIMATE DECISION IS IS IT BLIGHTED THAT IF IT IS THIS IS WHAT IT Necessitates FOR ALLOCATION PURPOSES IF IT’S NOT, THIS IS WHAT IT NEEDS.SO IT’S IT’S IT’S DIFFERENT IN CHARACTER FROM A LOT OF APPLICATIONS. BUT REALLY THE RISK IS THE SAME FOR ANYBODY GOING THROUGH AND I THINK THAT CREATE LIABILITY ON OUR PART. >> IF IF IF A FAIL FAIL THEN BECAUSE IT’S BLIGHTED I WOULD HOPE NOT BECAUSE WHEN YOU SET A SALE RIGHT. IS OUT YOU’RE ASKING ABOUT. YEAH. YEAH. YOU KNOW ANYBODY LOOKING AT IS GOING TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO A DID MAKE A DETERMINATION OF WHAT KIND OF CONDITION THE PROPERTIES IN AND B C THE CITY RECORDS AND UNDERSTAND WHAT PROCESS PROCESSES IT’S BEEN THROUGH AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE THEY’RE GOING TO WANT TO KNOW WAS IT IS IT BLIGHTED AT THE TIME THAT THEY’RE BUYING IT? AND DO I WANT THE CIRCUMSTANCES? NO, I THE COUNCIL MAKING OFFICIAL DETERMINATION REGARDING BLIGHT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT’S GOING TO BE GOING TO CEATE LIABILITY FOR THE CITY WITH ANYBODY ELSE.YOU’VE GOT THAT SORT OF IMMUNITY IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS AND THEN IT’S ALL OUT IN THE OPEN AND ABOVEBOARD. WHEN SOMEONE’S MARKETING THE PROPERTIES WELL MORE THERE’S MORE RISK FOR SOMEONE MARKETING THE PROPERTY FOR SALE WHO DOESN’T DISCLOSE A CONDITION LIKE THIS THAT EXISTS ON THE PROPERTY COUNCIL’S SPRINGSTEEN OR ANYTHING ELSE WHERE WE DON’T. ALL RIGHT, MR. SMITH, YOU GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THE PRESENTATION? >> YES, I’D BE HAPPY TO INTRODUCE THE CONSULTANT. THEY’VE OBVIOUSLY BEEN IN THE WAITING AREA LISTENING TO THIS CONVERSATION AND HAD IN MIND TO DO THE PRESENTATION THEIR EXPERTS IN THE PROCESS AS WELL AS THE SPECIFICS OF THIS SITE. AND SO WE WERE LOOKING TO THIS SITE TO GIVE A VERY SPECIFIC SORTS OF DEFINITIONS DONE ON HOW THE PROCESS COMES TOGETHER AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE MAKING THAT PRESENTATION UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVEN THE CONVERSATION SO FAR.SO LET’S LET’S DO THIS LET ME INTRODUCE IN OUR WAITING ROOM MR. CHAD COKER, THE MATRIX DESIGN GROUP. AS I MENTIONED, THE MATRIX IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ENTREPRENEURIAL PLANNING ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING FIRM. THE SCOPE HAS BEEN WITH HIM FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS. SO Ogles LIKE HE IS EMPLOYMENT’S GOING TO STICK AND HE’S GOING TO BE THERE FOR A WHILE. I Likewise MENTIONED THAT MATRIX IS THE THE CONSULTANT THAT DID THE ORIGINAL STUDY FOR THE WEST COLFAX URBAN RENEWAL AREA BACK IN 2005 WHERE THE COUNCIL FOUND THE URBAN RENEWAL AREA TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THOSE CONDITIONS.WE ALSO HAVE THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY AVAILABLE IF THERE IS A QUESTION IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK THEM BOTH OF THEM. I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH REDEVELOPMENT FOR QUITE SOME TIME 40 PLUS YEARS OF THEIR LOCAL AND THEY HAVE A SUCCESS RECORD. SO WITHOUT FURTHER I DO I WILL PUT THE FOUR TO MR. CHAD COKER FROM MATRIX DESIGN GROUP. SIR. >> HI, EVERYBODY.NICE. NICE TO SEE YOU ALL TODAY. GOT MY WORK CUT OUT FOR ME. IT SEEMS SO I AS WHAT I UNDERSTAND LET ME KIND OF GIVE YOU A BACKGROUND ON HOW THIS PROCESS WORKS AND ADDRESS SOME OF YOUR CONCERNS. I Suppose Originally I WAS Only UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT I WAS GOING TO BE PRESENTING THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY BUT I DON’T MIND CHANGING COURSE AND JUST KIND OF GOING OVER A QUESTION AND ANSWER ON THE PROCEDURES AND HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT CONSULTING IS. AND I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 20 YEARS NOW 15 AT MATRIX. I’VE DONE NUMEROUS STUDIES IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.I’VE DONE THE BROOMFIELD CIVIC CENTER WESTERLY CREEK BLIGHT STUDY MONTAGUE CORRIDOR. I DID THE FITZSIMMONS CAMPUS. I DID A CORRIDOR STUDY FOR THE RTD AT EAST COLFAX AND AND PEORIA AND I WAS ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN THE BLIGHT STUDYING ALONG COLFAX AVENUE THAT IT WAS Subdivided INTO A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT STUDIES AND I WAS INVOLVED WITH THE WHOLE CORRIDOR OR ALL THE WAY EAST WEST. SO I’M VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA THIS HOWEVER WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH THE BLIGHT STUDY HERE IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT A NORMAL REASON FOR BLIGHT STUDY IS AND BLIGHT STUDIES ARE JUST TOOLS. ALL THEY ARE IS IT HELPS A COMMUNITY OR HELPS A MUNICIPALITY FIGURE OUT A BETTER WAY TO DEVELOP AREAS AND I BELIEVE IT WAS ONE OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS I THINK COUNCILMAN ABEL SAID SOMETHING ABOUT A BLIGHT STUDY HAVING ONE PROPERTY THAT’S GOTTEN, You are familiar with, ABSOLUTELY NO FACTORS OF BLIGHT RIGHT NEXT TO ONE THAT DOES HAVE BLIGHT AND SOON AND SO FORTH ALL ALONG THE CORRIDOR WHERE YOU MAY HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PROPERTIES AND SEVENTY FIVE OF THOSE ARE BLIGHTED. AND HOW DOES SEEM FAIR THAT THE OTHER SEVENTY FIVE GET THROWN INTO THAT DESIGNATION AND THE ANSWER TO THAT IS I THINK FIRST OF ALL BLIGHT STUDIES HAVE VERY BAD REPUTATION. THEY’RE NOT WHAT WHAT THE BLIGHT STUDY IS SAYING IS NOT THAT YOUR PARTICULAR PROPERTY IS BLIGHTED. IT IS SAYING THAT THIS WHOLE AREA AS A WHOLE COULD BE BETTER AND WE COULD USE BLIGHT STUDIES TO MAKE THOSE AREAS BETTER AND THAT’S WHY IT’S A DEVELOPMENT TOOL. EVERY STATE HAS THEIR OWN REGULATIONS AND I’VE DONE BLIGHT STUDIES AND BOTH ARIZONA HE AND HERE IN COLORADO AND EACH STATE HAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT MAKES A FACT FOR BLIGHT IN THIS INSTANCE THE WAY THAT YOU ARE USING THIS TOOL IS YOUR KIND OF INSTEAD OF USING THE BLIGHT STUDY AS A DEVELOPMENT METHOD, You are familiar with HOW TO GET FINANCING FOR THE TAX INCREMENTAL FINANCING OR YOU KNOW WAYS TO STICK TO GET OTHER PROPERTIES INTO THE FOLD. YOU’RE Expend THIS AS A AS A GO NO GO ON DEVELOPMENT. SO WHAT YOU’RE WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS YOU’RE YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE A 1 PERCENT GROWTH CAP BUT YOU’VE YOU’VE STATED IN THAT GROWTH CAP THAT YOU ARE YOU’RE OK WITH THAT. WE’RE GOING AROUND THAT GROWTH CAP IF A PROPERTY IS IS PROPERLY BLIGHTED. ONE OTHER QUESTION A Very interesting ONE THAT COUNCILMAN ABEL MADE IS THAT A CONSULTANT THAT DOES BLIGHT STUDIES WHAT’S OUR TRACK RECORD? AND I CAN TELL YOU HONESTLY WHEN SOMEBODY HIRES US TO DO A BLIGHT STUDY AS USING IT AS A TOOL, OUR RECORDS ARE VERY CLOSE TO 100 PERCENT FINDING BLIGHT.IT’S THAT THAT IS ABSOLUTELY THE CASE. MR. ABELL AND YOU’RE DEAD ON ON THAT AND EVERY BLIGHT CONSULTANT OUT THERE DOES THE SAME THING. AND THE THE REASON I CAN SAY THAT AND MAINTAIN INTEGRITY IS BECAUSE THE WAY THE STATUTES ARE WRITTEN THEY DO HAVE ELEVEN FACTORS IN WORKING. IF YOU REALLY IF WE WANT WE CAN GO BACK INTO THIS PRESENTATION I HAD PREPARED AND WE KIND OF USE THIS PROPERTY AS AN EXAMPLE PROPERTY IN THIS PROPERTY WOULD ACTUALLY BE A PRETTY GOOD EXAMPLE PROPERTY BECAUSE IT’S NOT THE TYPICAL. NO BROKEN WINDOWS CAVED IN ROOF TYPE OF BLIGHT THAT YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU THINK OF BLIGHT. THIS IS MORE OF A DEVELOPMENTAL TYPE OF BLIGHT THAT DOES TAKE SOME OF THE OTHER FACTORS THE SIX FACTORS WE DID IDENTIFY IT TICKS THE BOXES ON THOSE BUT YOU STILL AT THE END OF THE DAY NEED TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ON WHETHER YOU’RE HAPPY WITH THOSE BOXES BEING TICKED OR OR NOT. SO I CAN Vanish ANY WAY YOU GUYS WANT IF YOU JUST WANT TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT PROCEDURE IF YOU WANT ME TO PUT THE PRESENTATION ON THE SCREEN AND AND GO THROUGH THAT.I CAN’T. I KNOW WE’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TONIGHT AND I’M SURE MOST OF YOUR You are familiar with, I DON’T Visualize YOU EXPECTED IT TO BE THIS LONG. SO HOWEVER YOU WANT ME TO PROCEED, I WILL BE HAPPY TO PROCEED WITH YOU GUYS. >> GO AHEAD. THANK YOU FOR THAT. BUT I Reflect BEFORE WE GET INTO ANY QUESTIONS AGAIN WE WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM SPECIFICS. THAT WAS KIND OF THE GROUND RULES WE STARTED THE BEGINNING OF THIS SESSION. I APPRECIATE THAT YOU KIND OF GIVEN US THAT 30000 FOOT VIEW.LET’S STAY AWAY FROM SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. BUT I’M TOLD THAT WE HAVE A CALLER ON OUR PUBLIC COMMENT AND YOU’LL NOTE THAT WE LEFT IT OPEN A LITTLE LONGER JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY GOT WE’VE HAD SOME PHONE ISSUES IN THE PAST. SO I Conclude NOW OF COURSE WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE CALLER. >> WE DID ACTUALLY THEY JUST HUNG UP. HOPEFULLY THEY CALL BACK AT OUR PROMPT TO US. THEY DO CALL BACK. HE JUST TEXTED ME AND SAID HE’S GOTTEN KICKED OFF. >> SO I Merely ENCOURAGED HIM TO CALL AGAIN. SO I Conceive IT’S IMMINENT. I AM NOT SURE WHAT’S HAPPENING. BUT HE SAYS HE’S GETTING KICKED OFF SO IT SHOULD BE IMMINENT MOUTH CLEAR WHEN THEY Be called. CAN YOU JUST INTERRUPT? NO, JUST INTERRUPT AND GO TO THAT. OK. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS NOW? COUNCILOR HARRISON AND THEN WE HAVE COUNCILOR ABEL. WHAT I WOULD LIKE MR. KUCHAR IF THAT WOULD BE POSSIBLE IS KIND OF JUST A SIXTY THOUSAND FOOT LEVEL TALK.WALK US THROUGH THE PROCESS THAT AS YOU AS A CONSULTANT WHEN YOU SEE A PIECE OF PROPERTY, WHAT ARE YOU WHAT OF UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS? IND- THANK YOU, SIR. >> WOULD YOU GUYS MIND ME PUTTING THE PRESENTATION UP JUST TO SHOW YOU THE ELEVEN FACTORS OF BLIGHT AND THEN WE CAN KIND OF GO OVER THAT DEADLINE? OKAY. IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY, DIRECTOR SMITH TO SHARE A SCREEN THAT ANSWERS THE QUESTION. OK. SO I’LL JUST KIND OF SKIP THROUGH THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY BECAUSE IT Announces LIKE YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT DECISION NEXT WEEK AND THIS IS MORE OF A INFORMATIONAL SECTION ON HOW BLIGHT STUDIES ARE DONE .>> MAYOR PRO TEM YES. BEFORE WE START WE HAVE THE CALLER BACK. OK. MR. COOPER, YOU EXCUSE US FOR JUST A MOMENT. ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT? YES, SIR. DO YOU NEED ME TO TURN OFF MY SHARE SCREEN? NO, IT’S FINE. I Foresee COUNCIL CAN LOOK AT THAT. MAYBE THEY CAN GENERATE SOME QUESTIONS BASED ON THAT. THAT’S JUST THE GENERIC CPRS. THAT’S THE REVISED STATUTE FACTORS. THAT’S GREAT. THAT’S GREAT.OKAY. MADAM CLERK. >> YES. COLOR ENDING AN 8 0 7 8, OK. >> ALL RIGHT. YOUR 7 8 THIS IS MIKE MOLLER OK. >> YEP. >> WE’VE Get YOU. >> WELL, I WANT TO I Miss TO COMPLIMENT MR. SKILLING THAT THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST PLEASANT, INFORMATIVE AND REASONABLE MEETING I’VE HEARD IN A LONG, LONG TIME. AND Congratulations ON TAKING IT MAKING A VERY GOOD MEETING. THE ONE QUESTION I HAD WAS WHY DOES THIS WHY DOES THIS DEVELOPER WANT TO BLIGHT TO PROPERTIES BESIDES THE REASONS OF GETTING AROUND 200? Are currently A HUGE TAX BREAK ON HIS PROPERTY TAXES ON THIS AND I’M I’M SORRY THAT I DIDN’T GET ALL THE INFORMATION THAT I’VE BEEN REALLY FIGHTING COMPUTER IN AND TRYING TO GET ON THIS PHONE CALL.BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT HE ONLY HAS TO PAY TAX PROPERTY TAX ON THE UNIMPROVED PROPERTY WHICH WOULD ELIMINATE A LOT OF MONEY TO THE SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES AND ALL THE COUNTY FUNCTIONS AND I WAS WONDERING IF THAT IS THE CASE AND AND WHY WOULD WE WANT TO BLIGHT IT IF THERE ISN’T THAT BIG A DEAL ON IT EXCEPT FOR HIS BENEFIT? Expressed appreciation for VERY MUCH. OK. >> Expressed appreciation for. OKAY. I See WE MAY ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS ON THAT AS FAR AS TAXES AND KIND OF THOSE 30000 FOOT VIEW ON WHY SOME OF THE REASONS FOLKS WOULD WANT TO BUY PROPERTIES. BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, LET’S JUST CONTINUE ON WITH WHAT MR. COKER WAS ABOUT TO PRESENT AND I’M GOING TO GO IN JUST CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT NOW MADAM CLERK, MUST WE HAVE ANYBODY ELSE ON? >> WE DO NOT. OK, WELL WITH THAT LET’S GO TO MR. COKER. >> OK. SO THE OTHER THING THAT NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD HERE IS THAT WHAT I PROVIDE IS THE STUDY I PROVIDE IS MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION AND IT DOES NOT.IT IS NOT A DESIGNATION OF BLIGHT. A Moniker OF BLIGHT COMES FROM THE MUNICIPALITY. SO WHEN YOU WHEN WHEN I DO PREPARE A REPORT BASICALLY I’M TELLING YOU ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I’VE SEEN AND THEN WHAT I BELIEVE CLICKS OFF THE FACTORS BLIGHT AND THEN YOU AS A CITY COUNCIL WOULD MAKE THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT THIS PROPERTY WAS BLIGHTED AND THAT IS IN NO WAY OUT OF THE ORDINARY. I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH PROBABLY 20 OR 30 BLIGHT STUDIES AND NONE OF THEM SO FAR HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN DENIED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND THEN HONESTLY IT’S USUALLY BECAUSE THE BLIGHT STUDIES THAT I DO ARE FOR COMMUNITIES VALLEY OR FOREST CITY. AND SO THE CITY HAS MOTIVES FOR DOING THE BLIGHT STUDY AND MOTIVES FOR HAVING A BLIGHT DESIGNATION WHETHER IT’S DEVELOPMENT RELATED OR TAX RELATED OR WHATEVER THIS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT Throws THE CITY IN A POSITION OF BASICALLY RULING ON A BLIGHT STUDY ON BEHALF OF SOMEBODY ELSE AND NOT THEMSELVES.AND SO THAT’S KIND THE DIFFERENCE A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENCE IN THE PROCESS THAT YOU HAVE GOING ON HERE AND BEING THE FIRST FIRST ONE OF THESE. I DO UNDERSTAND THE EVERYBODY’S POINT OF VIEW AND I AND I TOOK EVERYTHING THT YOU SAID AND I AGREED WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID. IN FACT, I Agree WITH BOTH OF YOU. ALL OF YOU THAT ARGUED ONE WAY AND ALL OF YOU THAT ARGUED THE OTHER. SO I SEE BOTH SIDES AND I DO TRY TO BE A NEUTRAL PARTY AND MY PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION IS AT STAKE. SO I WOULD HOPE THAT THE Intellects I COME UP WITH ARE EITHER ADEQUATE OR You are familiar with, IF YOU HAVE A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO VOTE AGAINST THEM THEN I WOULD TOTALLY HONOR THAT AS WELL.SO AT ANY RATE, DOES THE COLORADO STATUTES LIST ELEVEN FACTORS? AND THAT IS THE CRUX OF THIS WHOLE ISSUE IS THAT THERE ARE ELEVEN FACTORS AND A CERTAIN NUMBER OF FACTORS MUST BE MET FOR PROPERTY TO BE CONSIDERED BLIGHTED IN THIS INSTANCE BECAUSE THE OWNER OWNS A PROPERTY BY COLORADO URBAN RENEWAL LAW ONE OF THESE FACTORS TICKED OFF WOULD CONSTITUTE IN THE CALLER THAT JUST CALLED AND ASKED WHY ANYBODY WOULD WANT THEIR PROPERTY BE CONSIDERED BLIGHT. AND YES IT’S ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SO THAT THEY CAN DEVELOP THIS PROPERTY IS RESIDENTIAL OUTSIDE OF THAT 1 PERCENT GROWTH CAP. THAT’S WHY THIS PROPERTY. HE WOULD LIKE THIS PROPERTY TO BE DESIGNATED AS BLIGHT. SO LET’S GO THROUGH THE THE ELEVEN AND I I’M I’M PRETTY SURE YOU PROBABLY HAVE ALL READ THROUGH THE THE REPORT I SUBMITTED. BUT THE Influences OF BLIGHT ARE THE FIRST ONE IS A SLUM DETERIORATED DETERIORATE STRUCTURES. THAT’S ONE THAT EVERYBODY THINKS ABOUT WHEN THEY THINK OF BLIGHT. SO THAT’S THE BUILDINGS WITH THE BROKEN WINDOWS OF THE BOARDED UP WINDOWS OR THE CAVED IN ROOFS, THAT KIND OF STUFF.SO THAT ONE’S PRETTY EASY TO SEE AS YOU’RE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND YOU’RE IDENTIFYING VARIOUS THINGS. The second largest ONE IS IS IS A LITTLE BIT HARDER AND THAT’S A PREDOMINANCE OF DEFECTIVE OR INADEQUATE INADEQUATE STREET LAYOUT. AND THAT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM, You are familiar with, TIGHT TURNING RADIUS IS OR STREETS THAT ARE NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE FOR THE AMOUNT OF PRODUCT FOR THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC THAT RUN THE STREETS WITHOUT SIDEWALKS. IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE THIS ONE WAS PART OF THE BLIGHT DESIGNATION AND THAT WAS BECAUSE THERE WERE THERE WAS NO ACCESS TO THE STREET. SO YOU’VE GOT A PROPERTY WITH NO STREET ACCESS SO THAT’S AN INADEQUATE STREET LAYOUT. NOW THIS NEXT ONE IS FAULTY LOFT LAYOUT IN RELATION TO SIZE ADEQUACY ACCESSIBILITY OR USEFULNESS. AND IT ACTUALLY TIES TO TO BE NOW ANYBODY THAT’S A. COLORADO URBAN STATUTE. I COULD I COULD Receive SOMEBODY ARGUING WHY OR B C SEPARATED AND THEY BOTH GET A VOTE ON THIS. YOU KNOW HOW MANY FACTORS OF BLIGHT ARE THERE BECAUSE ALMOST ALWAYS WHEN YOU SEE A B YOU ALSO GET A C BECAUSE THERE’S SO CLOSELY RELATED.SO THOSE TWO BASICALLY DID TAKE TWO OF THE BOXES UNSANITARY OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS THAT COULD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH, You are familiar with, WHETHER YOU WERE IN A FLOODPLAIN OR A HIGH CRIME AREA OR EVEN NOT HAVING SIDEWALKS ALONG THE STREET. THOSE ARE ALL CONSIDERED UNSANITARY, UNSAFE HOMELESSNESS CAN BE CONSIDERED UNSANITARY, UNSAFE. THOSE TYPES OF THINGS ALL TICK THE BOX FOR UNSANITARY UNSAFE CONDITIONS, DETERIORATION OF SIGHT OR OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. THAT’S THAT’S FOR THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT BUILDING RELATED. SO THAT WOULD BE OVERGROWN LAWNS OR YOUR FENCES THAT ARE FALLING DOWN OR NOT REPAIRED OR OR THAT KIND OF STUFF.UNUSUAL TOPOGRAPHY THERE WERE INADEQUATE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. WHY THOSE TWO WERE PUT TOGETHER IN THE SAME THE SAME FACTOR IS I DON’T KNOW BECAUSE UNUSUAL TOPOGRAPHY JUST MEANS A PROPERTY IS A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT DEVELOP BECAUSE THE DEVELOPER WOULD EITHER HAVE TO BRING IN PHIL OR DO A LOT OF CUT BASICALLY THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO AN AWFUL LOT OF EXTRA WORK JUST TO GET THE PROPERTY READY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INADEQUATE PUBLIC PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS ARE IF THAT PROPERTY HAS EVEN BEEN HOOKED UP TO THE TO THE UTILITY SYSTEM OR WOULD THE DEVELOPER HAVE TO GO TO A MOUNTAIN EXPENSE TO BRING IN UTILITIES TO THAT PROPERTY TO ACTUALLY DEVELOP IT? SO THAT’S THOSE ARE THROWN INTO THE SAME FACTOR OF BLIGHT. THE NEXT ONE IS DEFECTIVE OR UNUSUAL CONDITIONS OF TITLE. NOW THAT ONE’S MORE DIFFICULT AND MOST CONSULTANTS DON’T EVEN THEY DON’T EVEN GO LOOKING FOR THAT BECAUSE IT Makes A LOT OF LOT MORE EFFORT TO GO BACK THROUGH TITLE AND FIND PROBLEMS WITH TITLE. SO WE TYPICALLY DON’T EVEN LOOK FOR THAT ONE. SO WE’RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO FIND THE FOUR FIVE BLIGHT FACTORS ON 10 OF THE ELEVEN BECAUSE WE DON’T DO THE THE TITLE RENDERING THE TITLE NOT MARKETABLE THE EXISTENCE OF CONDITIONS THAT ENDANGER LIFE OR PROPERTY BY FIRE OR OTHER CAUSES THAT COULD BE A Deterioration Publish WHERE YOU KNOW AN OLDER BUILDING DOESN’T HAVE ANY SPRINKLER SYSTEMS OR IT COULD BE NOT BEING ABLE TO GET A FIRE TRUCK ONTO THE PROPERTY BECAUSE OF ACCESS ISSUES.BUILDINGS THAT ARE UNSAFE OR UNHEALTHY FOR PERSONS TO LIVE OR WORK BECAUSE OF CODE VIOLATIONS DILAPIDATION DETERIORATION, EFFECT DESIGN, PHYSICAL CONSTRUCTION OR FAULTY OR INADEQUATE FACILITIES. AGAIN WHY ARE A AND I SEPARATED INTO TWO SEPARATE BLIGHT FACTORS? I DON’T KNOW THAT’S JUST THE WAY THAT IT’S WRITTEN AND YOU CAN IF YOU DEFINITELY IF YOU I YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A NOT IT’S NOT NECESSARILY THE OTHER WAY AROUND BUT SOMETIMES You are familiar with IT HELPS TO HAVE THESE TWO TOGETHER AND THEN J AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY AND THAT COULD BE SURROUNDING PROPERTIES WITH POTENTIAL FO CONTAMINATION LIKE AN OLD GAS STATION RIGHT NEXT DOOR IN AN UPGRADING POSITION COULD BE CONSIDERED A POTENTIAL CONTAMINATION OF A PROPERTY OR ASBESTOS BUILDINGS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION OR IT COULD BE, YOU KNOW, IN ANY OF THE OTHER WE BASICALLY DO A FULL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SITE WHEN WE DO THIS WE WE REVIEW GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS TO SEE WHAT KINDS OF OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION IS IN THE AREA AND THEN THE THE MOST OPEN ENDED ONE IS THIS Last-place ONE AND IT’S THE EXISTENCE OF HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE FACTORS REQUIRING HIGH LEVELS OF MUNICIPAL Service OR SUBSTANTIAL PHYSICAL UNDERUTILIZATION OR VACANCY OF SITES. SO THAT’S KIND OF THE CATCH ALL THROW ALL AND I HOPE AS I READ THROUGH THAT LIST ALL OF YOU THINKING IN YOUR MIND WELL IT REALLY EASY TO BLIGHT ALMOST ANY PROPERTY OUT THERE. AND YOU’RE Claim THERE. IT’S IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO COME UP WITH ENOUGH DESIGNATIONS TO BLIGHT A PROPERTY. SO HAVING SAID THAT, YOU WHEN YOU DO SEE A BLIGHT STUDY THAT SOMEBODY’S PREPARED YOU JUST YOU KNOW AND IT’S DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE STATUTES, YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR DECISION JUST KIND OF I GUESS LIKE A JURY SAYING WAS THAT SLUM DETERIORATED OR GENERATING STRUCTURES CRITERIA MET WAS A PREDOMINANCE OF DEFECTIVE OR INADEQUATE STREET LAYOUT MET AND THEN You are familiar with, IF FOUR OF THOSE ARE MET THEN YOU DO HAVE BYE BYE AT LEAST COLORADO URBAN’S LAW A BLIGHT CONDITION AND THAT’S WHAT WHAT WE CAME UP WITH.WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS PROPERTY BUT THAT’S HOW WE DESIGNATE BLIGHT FOR PROPERTIES. AND THEN AT THE END OF THE REPORT WE SAY OUT OF THOSE ELEVEN WE IDENTIFIED FACTORS WITHIN THOSE ELEVEN THAT WOULD WOULD TICK OFF FIVE OF THOSE BOXES ARE SIX OF THOSE BOXES ARE SEVEN OF THOSE BOXES AND THAT’S AND THEN WE WOULD SAY BASED ON THAT WE BELIEVE THAT THIS PROPERTY COULD BE CONSIDERED BLIGHTED. ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> WE DO HAVE COUNCILOR ABEL MIRANDA, THE IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN UP. Expressed appreciation for. PROBABLY FROM WHERE YOU IGNORED ME BEFORE THE TWO I HAVEN’T ALLOWED YOU TO SPEAK AT ALL TONIGHT. >> I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. >> DO WE GUESS JUST MAYBE THIS IS MR.SMITH OR MR. COKER? >> I DID HAVE A QUESTION JUST A FOLLOW UP. WE DID HEAR ON THE CALLER AND THAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT SOME OF THE WHETHER IT BE TAX IMPLICATIONS OF A BLIGHT PROPERTY. CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT MAYBE DIRECTOR SMITH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IF APART FROM JUST TWO HUNDRED WHAT PROPERTY AS FAR AS TAXES AND SO FORTH ONCE IT’S DECLARED BLIGHTED? WELL, IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE BECAUSE THIS IS A 14 27 BLIGHTING CONDITION, IT WOULD NOT HAVE AY TAX AFFECT ON THE PROPERTY OR THE PROPERTY TAX. THAT’S ONE OF THE Concludes WHY WE BRING UP THE FACT THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OWNERS ARE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT BECAUSE IT’S NOT GETTING ABSORBED INTO AN URBAN RENEWAL AREA, THERE’S NO CHANGE IN THE WAY THAT THE TAX CODE DRESSING MR.MUELLER’S A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC QUESTION. EVERY PROPERTY IS ASSESSED BASED ON THE LAND. AND THAT’S LARGELY HAS TO DO WITH THE LOCATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OTHER PROPERTIES AROUND IT. AS You are familiar with, PROPERTIES IN THE AREA TEND TO RISE TOGETHER, KIND OF FALL TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME. BUT THEY Incline TO STAY TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY’RE BASED ON THEIR GEOGRAPHY. THAT LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION THAT YOU HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT. THE OTHER PART THAT’S ASSESSED ON THERE ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS. AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT MR. WAS GETTING AT IS THAT WHEN YOU PUT IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PROPERTY THE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY GOES UP. SO IF YOU BUILD A BUILDING OR YOU DO THOSE THOSE KINDS OF ACTIVITIES WHERE YOU HAVE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE PROPERTY VALUE OF THE PROPERTY GOES UP AN SO THE AMOUNT OF THE TAX DOESN’T CHANGE. PERCENTAGE WISE BECAUSE THE VALUATION IS HIGHER, THE AMOUNT OF TAX IS INCREASED OVERALL BECAUSE THE PROPERTY IS NOW WORTH MORE BECAUSE YOU’VE INVESTED IN IT. AND THAT’S ONE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS TO GET INVESTMENT INTO THE AREA SO THAT PROPERTY VALUES RISE SO THAT WE’RE CLEAR THAT THE BLIGHT DESIGNATION IS JUST A CREATURE. >> WHAT WE’VE BEEN DISCUSSING IS JUST A CREATURE FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN AND DOES NOT EXTEND PAST THE CORRECT. IT DOESN’T HAVE A TAX IMPLICATION IN THIS CASE. >> OK. ANYBODY HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. COKER? OK. WELL, THANK YOU MR. GOVE REJOINING. YES, I GUESS WE WILL SEE 0 8. WE HAVE COUNCILOR VINCENT COMMUTED. >> SORRY. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS IS WHAT THE CITY MANAGER. OK, NEVER MIND. I Foresee THIS IS WHAT WE JUST WANTED FOR THE OVERVIEW. CORRECT. YEAH. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED TO DO. WE Required TO HAVE A CHANCE FOR ACTUALLY I THINK THIS HAS BEEN PRETTY HELPFUL. I HOPE SO TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW BLIGHT IS DETERMINED AND I APPRECIATE MR.COOPER’S PRESENTATION AND HOW CANDID HE’S BEEN ABOUT HOW THIS IS ACTUALLY DONE. SO I THAT’S WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. SO THE QUESTIONS AROUND THE SPECIFIC PROPERTY ITSELF BE THINKING ABOUT THAT FOR OUR MEETING NEXT WEEK A WEEK FROM TODAY WHEN TE YEAR WILL ACTUALLY BE TAKING ACTION ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT. >> THANK YOU. >> COUNCILOR SPRINGSTEEN AND THEN COUNCILOR ABEL, I Crave TO ASK OUR TO THIS LIST OF FACTORS WHICH IN IF WE AS A COUNCIL ARE THEN IF IF WE’RE SUPPOSED TO GET INTO THE MOTIVES OF PROPERTY OWNER AND WHETHER THEY BROUGHT ON THESE FACTORS LIGHT SOMEHOW IS THAT IS THAT Portion OF THE PART OF YOUR REPORT IN SOME WAY PART OF THE DETERMINATION OR JUST OBSERVING WHAT EXISTS AT THE TIME? SO I’M NOT READING IN TO THE MOTIVE BASE AND SO I DON’T KNOW I COULD LOOK AT YOU BOTH FOR YOU KNOW I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, COUNCILWOMAN AND I DO AGREE THAT WE CAN TELL WHEN SOMEBODY HAS LET OUT PROPERTY GO DOWN ON PURPOSE OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS OR SOMETHING THAT THAT’S SOMETHING THAT’S THAT I WOULD NOT NECESSARILY CONSIDER BLIGHT .>> NOW SAY SAY AT 10 OR SOMETHING FOR THE LAST 10 Times THAT THEY WERE LIVING AT THAT HOUSE WAS SLOWLY LETTING IT REGRESS INTO DILAPIDATION THEN YEAH THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED BLIGHT. BUT IF SOMEBODY JUST DECIDED I’M GOING TO STOP MOWING THE LAWN SO THAT I COULD GET BUY PROPERTY BLIGHTED WE DON’T LOOK AT THAT AS BLIGHT. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT ARE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE. SO WE’RE LOOKING AT YOU KNOW LIKE PAINT PEELING PAINT DOESN’T PEEL WITHIN SIX MONTHS. IT’S THAT’S A PROCESS THAT’S TAKEN YEARS TO HAPPEN OR WE’RE LOOKING FOR SHINGLES MISSING, You are familiar with, DUE TO WINDSTORMS AND NEVER BEING REPLACED OR OR THAT KIND OF STUFF. THAT’S THE DILAPIDATION THE SLUM AND DETERIORATING STRUCTURES NOW YES, YOU COULD IF THERE WAS ANOTHER FIRM OUT THERE THAT WAS DOING BLIGHT STUDIES AND THEY ONLY HAD THE FAULT. WHICH ONE IS IT? THE DETERIORATION? WE OF SITE OR OTHER IMPROVEMENTS SOMEBODY COULD COME IN AND SAY THAT BECAUSE THE GRASS IS MORE THAN 18 INCHES HIGH THAT ONE Tickings THE BOX.BUT I WOULDN’T DO THAT BECAUSE THAT WOULD KIND OF ESPECIALLY IF THAT WAS THE ONLY FACTOR OF BLIGHT I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO DO THAT WITH A STRAIGHT FACE AND BE ABLE TO REPORT IT. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? >> SO IS THAT KIND OF A TIME FACTOR LIKE A MODEL YEARS OR IN A WAY IT IS NOW THE VERY FIRST CALLER THAT CALLED AND WAS TALKING ABOUT THE WHITE FENCE PROPERTY AND HOW HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE MOVED INTO IT AND HAVE You are familiar with, HONESTLY REGARDLESS OF WHEN THAT HAPPENED THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE CONSIDERED A FACTOR OF BLIGHT AT THIS POINT IN TIME .>> NUMBER ONE, IT’S A HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUE. AND HE EVEN DID POINT OUT THE FACT THAT HE WOULD HATE TO SEE WHAT THE INSIDE OF THAT BUILDING LOOKS LIKE NOW AND YOU KNOW THAT THAT KIND OF THING CAN HAPPEN PRETTY QUICKLY IF YOU LET THE WRONG KINDS OF PEOPLE ONTO THAT PROPERTY. THEY COULD THEY COULD Motive, YOU KNOW, A AN UNSAFE CONDITION IN THAT BUILDING AND BY JUST, You are familiar with, DESTROYING THE PLUMBING INSIDE OR YOU KNOW, POURING CONCRETE, ALL OF THAT STUFF WOULD START TAKING OFF FACTORS OF BLIGHT PRETTY QUICKLY. SO TAKE TAKE THERE WHEN YOU ARE JUDGING THESE PROPERTIES AND SOMEBODY COMES ACROSS AND I DON’T KNOW THE HISTORY OF THAT WHITE FENCE FARM PLACE BUT IT Seems TO ME LIKE IF I WERE TO GO DO THAT, You are familiar with, TOMORROW OR SOMETHING. IT WOULD YOU KNOW, I HAVEN’T SEEN IT BUT THERE WOULD BE ARGUMENT THAT YOU COULD FIND ENOUGH FACTORS OF BLIGHT EVEN IN SIX MONTHS THAT THAT PROPERTY HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN JUST BASED ON HOW BAD IT’S GOTTEN. NOW HAVING SAID THAT, AGAIN, YOU’RE JUST MAKING IT GO NO GO DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE GOING TO LET THEM REDEVELOP THAT AND IN SO KIND OF WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS IS THIS PROPERTY IN THE CONDITION IT’S IN RIGHT NOW BETTER OFF THAN IT WOULD BE IF WE LET THEM BUILD A HOUSING COMPLEX ON OR IS IT BETTER OFF NOW IF WE OR WOULD IT BE BETTER IF WE LET THEM BUILD AN APARTMENT COMPLEX? SO THAT’S REALLY WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS YOU’RE MAING A GO NO GO DECISION. SO IF YOU VACANT PROPERTY IN THE MIDDLE OF AN AREA THAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE DEVELOPED BECAUSE IT’S RIGHT ALONG THE RTD CORRIDOR, IS IT BETTER TO LEAVE IT VACANT OR IS IT BETTER TO BUILD AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON IT? AND ALL WE’RE DOING WITH THIS BLIGHT STUDY IS GIVING YOU AMMUNITION TO MAKE A NO GO OR NO GO DECISION ON DEVELOPMENT. COUNSELOR ABEL YES. MR. COKER, THANK YOU FOR BEING CANDID AND KNOW YOU HANDLED THIS VERY ADROITLY COMING GIVING US GOOD INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION. I DO WANT TO SEE IF YOU AGREE THAT BY DESIGNATION THE WAY UNDERSTAND THE STATES LEGISLATION AND OURS IS THAT WHY DESIGNATION IS INTENDED TO SURE THE BLIGHT IS THAT CORRECT? >> BUT THE DESIGNATION IS TO GIVE YOU A TOOL TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT PROPERTY TO DEVELOP.SO YES, TO CURE THE BLIGHT THAT DEAD. THAT IS CORRECT. Expressed appreciation for VERY MUCH. >> WE’LL TALK FURTHER ABOUT THAT. NEXT WEEK I’M SURE. BUT Expressed appreciation for VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTS TONIGHT. SURE. >> COUNCILOR VINCENT, YOU’RE ON MUTE. DANG, SORRY. >> THANKS. I Time WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T GET TOO MUCH INTO THE PARTICULAR MAMA PROPERTY SIMPLY BECAUSE I THINK THIS IS A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING THAT NEIGHBORS WOULD KNOW, BUSINESSES WOULD KNOW AND ACTUALLY POINT OF FACT THERE’S PROBABLY A COUPLE MEMBERS ON THIS COUNCIL. THEY’RE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR PARCEL. YOU KNOW, WITHIN THE LAST 15 Years OR SO. SO I Only Miss TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN IN A CONVERSATION OF LENGTH OF TIME IN ANY ANY OF THAT. I I WAS FEARFUL THAT WE WERE STARTING TO GO INTO THE PARTICULAR PROPERTY. SO Expressed appreciation for FOR BIEDA AND THEN COUNCILOR JOHNSON, I Reckon Expressed appreciation for MAYOR PRO TEM JUST ONE COMMENT REAL QUICK AND THANK YOU, MR.COKER FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION. >> However, I HAVE TO RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH JUST ONE THING THAT YOU SAID WHICH IS THAT UNDER FOURTEEN TWENTY SEVEN IF WE’RE MAKING A BLIGHT DESIGNATION DETERMINATION THAT THE EFFECT OF THAT DETERMINATION IS NOT TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THAT PROPERTY CAN BE DEVELOPED, THAT’S Really NOT THE EFFECT OF THAT DETERMINATION AT ALL. THE EFFECT WOULD BE IS WHETHER IT CAN BE DEVELOPED OUTSIDE OF THE PROVISIONS OF 200 OR 14 20 CENT WHETHER OR NOT THAT THE PROVISIONS OF OUR STRATEGIC GROWTH INITIATIVE APPLY IF THEY APPLY IT CAN STILL BE DEVELOPED. IT’S JUST GONNA HAVE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SET OF RULES IF IF IT DOESN’T APPLY IT CAN STILL BE DEVELOPED. WHAT REAL RULES ARE GONNA BE A LITTLE MORE RELAXED? SO THAT’S REALLY THE DIFFERENCE NOT A BLACK OR WHITE. YES, YOU CAN DEVELOP. NO YOU CAN’T. SO I Time WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLARIFICATION. THAT’S ALL YOU DARIA. >> I Actually DO AGREE WITH THAT.I PROBABLY DIDN’T SAY THAT WELL ENOUGH. YOU’RE Redres. IT’S NOT WHETHER OR NOT IT’S DEVELOPABLE. IT’S WHETHER IT CAN. YES. COULD DO OUTSIDE OF YOUR TWO HUNDRED. >> COUNCILOR JOHNSON. >> THANK YOU. WELL, THIS HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD PRESENTATION AND Expressed appreciation for, MR. COKER. MY QUESTION IS MORE FOR TIM BASE MAYBE KATHY AND ROBERT WHEN THE CITY IS GETTING INFORMATION MAYBE LIKE THE WHITE FENCE FARMER OR OTHER AREAS THAT FOLKS HAVE GOT CONCERN OF IT. >> DIARY OF A DETOUR RATING. AT WHAT POINT IS CODE ENFORCEMENT CALLED IN AND IF THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT MATTRESSES AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS. WHY WHERE WE ENFORCING SOME OF OUR CODE VIOLATIONS WITH THESE THINGS TO HELP PULL PROPERTY OUT FROM THAT KIND OF DETERIORATION BECAUSE BASICALLY WHEN IT STARTS AT ONE PROPERTY IT JUST STARTS TO GO INTO OTHER AREAS AS WELL.IT’S HARD FOR THE ALL THE ADJACENT PROPERTY. >> I CAN ADDRESS THAT COUNCILOR. FIRST OF ALL, A NUMBER OF THE THINGS THAT WE LIKE THAT WE’VE HEARD ABOUT AS BLIGHT FACTORS OR THAT WE EITHER EXPERIENCE OR UNDERSTAND TO BE BLIGHT AND HOW MANY TIMES TONIGHT WE’VE HEARD BROKEN WINDOWS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO EXAMPLE OF OF A DETERIORATING PROPERTY THAT’S NOT BEING MAINTAINED WELL, SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE NOT CODE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES CODE ENFORCEMENT DEAL WITH MOSTLY THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY AND ACTIVITY ON THE PROPERTY AS OPPOSED TO THE CONDITION OF STRUCTURES. THERE’S A WHOLE CODE OF BUILDING REGULATIONS AND IT’S MY MIND JUST DRAWING A BLANK RIGHT NOW ON THE NAME OF IT AD SAY IT’S A CODE BEYOND THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF RESIDENTIAL CARE. BUT AT THE FIRE CODE KNOW THAT THERE’S ANOTHER CODE FOR PROPERTY MAINTENANCE I GUESS IS ONE ONE NAME FOR IT THAT Necessitates YOU TO TO FIX A BROKEN WINDOW WORDS PORN SCREENING OR A STORM DOOR THAT’S OFF AND SAY THOSE SORTS OF THINGS ARE WITHIN THE SCOPE THAT CODE WHICH WE DON’T HAVE.AND THE REASON WE DON’T HAVE IT IS IT’S IF IT TAKES YOU TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL PUTS YOU IN A DIFFERENT CATEGORY IN TERMS OF OVERSIGHT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. BUT THAT ASIDE WE MAY WELL GET CODE COMPLAINTS ON A PROPERTY THAT’S IN THAT CONDITION IF IT’S GOT BROKEN WINDOWS THERE’S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE THAT THE WEEDS ARE TOO HIGH OR THERE’S MATTRESSES OTHER THINGS STORED OUTSIDE THAT AREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE STORED OUTSIDE AD VIOLATES OUR CODE. SO THERE COULD BE A PARALLEL CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTION GOING ON WHILE THIS PROCESS IS UNDER WA AND IT COULD HAVE SOME IMPACT ONE ON THE OTHER. AND I WOULD Really POINT OUT THAT WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE PROCESS AND HOW WE WE GET TO THIS KNOW THESE QUESTIONS THAT WE ASK THE 11 FACTORS ARE RIGHT THERE FOR THE THE CONSULTANT TO PRESENT. OK. NUMBER ONE IS THIS I FIND I Imagine THERE’S BLIGHT THERE IN MY OPINION BECAUSE OF THESE CONDITIONS AND THEY SHOW YOU PICTURES AND THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THEY GO THROUGH THOSE AT ANY HEARING ON ONE OF THESE. THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE ALL GOING TO BE DOING IS LISTENING TO THAT PRESENTATION. DO I AGREE WITH HIS OPINION THAT NO ONE IS A FACTOR ON THIS PROPERTY ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LIST WHEN YOU GET TO THE END OF THAT YOU’RE PROBABLY GONNA FIND THAT THERE’S MULTIPLE EXAMPLES OF BLIGHT ON THAT PROPERTY.IF THE REPORT IS ANY GOOD AT ALL, THEY’RE GOING TO HELP YOU FIND AT LEAST FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN OF THOSE. IF THEY CAN WHAT ARE WHAT THE AMENDMENT THAT WAS DONE EARLIER TONIGHT WILL DO IS GIVES YOU ANOTHER LAYER OF QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO ASK THE CONSULTANT TO ASK THE APPLICANT TO ASK STAFF AND THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS SET FORTH IN THE RESOLUTION WE PASSED EARLIER WHERE YOU CAN SAY YOU FIND THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS NOT REASONABLE OR NOT. DEPENDING ON WHETHER YOU KEEP THAT WORD IN NEXT WEEK. BUT IF YOU FIND THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS FAILED TO KEEP THE PROPERTY SAFE AND SECURE AND IN GOOD CONDITION, PREPARE THERE THAT COULD BE A FACTOR IN DECIDING WHETHER THIS BLIGHT OR NOT. AND SAME THING WITH THE NEXT CATEGORY IF THEY MAKING A DETERMINATION YOU SHALL CONSIDER THE LENGTH OF TIME A PROPERTY HAS BEEN VACANT OR DETERIORATED. THE REASONS FOR THE NATION, THE CONDITION OF THE SURROUNDING PROPERTIES. SO THIS IS THE THE CHECKMARK THAT THE CHECKLIST YOU’RE ALL GOING TO GO THROUGH ARE THE ONE THERE. WHICH ONES OF THE ELEVEN. AND THEN I’M GOING TO ASK YOU CAN ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO MAKE SURE THERE’S EVIDENCE IN THE RECORD THAT ANSWERS THESE QUESTIONS AND YOU’RE GOING TO DECIDE FROM THERE WHETHER THAT FLIGHT CONDITION EXISTS OR NOT. ULTIMATELY THAT’S THE QUESTION I GUESS I’M CONCERNED THAT SOMEHOW WE’RE NOT INTERVENING SOONER ON SOME PROPERTIES AND ALLOWING THEM TO JUST GO DOWNHILL WHEN WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE STARTING TO LOOK MORE AND MORE AS YOU WOULD SAY BLIGHTED BECAUSE THE WAY THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW IT DOES SEEM TO ME THAT THERE IS A LOOPHOLE THAT CAN BE GAMED AND THE DEVELOPERS Is clear that AS WELL .>> I GUESS I’D LIKE TO SEE MORE PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR ON THE PART OF THE CITY TO SAY HEY, YOU NEED TO CLEAN THIS UP. YOU KNOW YOU’RE AFFECTING OTHER PEOPLE. >> CHARLIE, HELP ME OUT. SEEMS LIKE ON WEST COLFAX THERE WAS SOME LAND THERE THAT LOOKED PRETTY BAD AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING IT CLEANED UP AND IT WAS VACANT LAND AS WELL. >> RIGHT. OR NEURON YOU’RE MUTED. >> CHARLIE IT WAS VACANT LAND. >> YES, IT WAS Also AT A GOOD STRIP OF ASPHALT ON IT. BUT YEAH, I WAS COLLECTING OLD TIRES, OLD TREES, OLD SOFAS, OLD MATTRESSES AND THE PROPERTY OWNER DIDN’T MOVE TO CLEAN IT UP. BUT WHEN I ASKED THEY DID. >> I WOULD ALSO ADD COUNCILOR JOHNSON THAT WE SPENT AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TIME WITH OUR CAT TEAM OVER AT THE WHITE FENCE FARM PROPERTY. IT HAS BEEN CONTINUAL STRUGGLE AND A REAL DRAIN ON Aid. SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE FIXED AS WELL BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME AND ENERGY THAT OUR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT SPENDS OVER AT THE WHITE FENCE FARM PROPERTY AND I KNOW COATS SPENT TIME THERE TO I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THE CITIZEN MR.OLSON SAY THAT HE SEES SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN AS OF LATE. >> I’M GLAD TO HEAR THAT BECAUSE IT Seems LIKE THE PROPERTY IS DOING SOMETHING BUT YEAH, IT REALLY IS A DRAIN ON OUR Riches WHEN THE PD AND CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS TO GO TO A PROPERTY OVER AND OVER AND OVER. SO IT’S A SIGNIFICANT CONCERN. >> Expressed appreciation for. >> FOOD, BEER. YEP. JUST A FEW COMMENTS AND 2018 WE UPDATED OUR BUILDING CODES. >> WE DIDN’T INCLUDE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE IN THAT 20 19. I INTRODUCED US TAKING A LOOK ADDING PROPER PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODES THAT WENT THROUGH OUR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE. OUR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THAT TO THE COUNCIL.WE TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AT LEAST FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE GO. SO I Considered that WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS IN THE WORKS. BUT I Repute IN COVE AND A FEW OTHER THINGS I THINK IS REALLY DELAYED THE PROGRESS ON. BUT I DO THINK THAT’S AN EXCELLENT POINT FROM COUNCILOR JOHNSON THAT YOU KNOW, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SHOULD BE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR AND NOT THAT I DON’T Require TO GET INTO THE SPECIFICS OF THIS PARCEL. BUT I WILL Only SAY BRIEFLY THAT THE NEW OWNERS HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF CLEANING UP. IT WAS QUITE THE MESS FOR MANY YEARS BUT YOU WILL PROBABLY Examine MORE ABOUT THAT ON MONDAY NEXT MONDAY. I Likewise Simply WANT TO MENTION ON DEVELOPING I THINK PART OF THE REASONS THAT WE’LL ALSO HEAR ABOUT MONDAY WHY YOU MIGHT AX SOMEONE PUSHED BACK A LITTLE BIT RESPECTFULLY ON COUNCILOR BIEDA AND MR.COKER ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS A GO OR NO GO AND JUST SAYING IT’S NOT IT MAY NOT BE A GO OR NO GO DETERMINATION BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU BLIGHT THIS OR NOT. BUT IT COULD HAVE THAT AN UNINTENDED EFFECT AND I THINK THE REASON FOR THAT IS FOR ALL SORTS OF REASONS. I CAN TELL YOU THIS PARCEL USED TO BE OWNED BY SOME OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO DEVELOP IT AND WE’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT. I’M SURE ON MNDAY. BUT THERE’S A LOT OF REASONS WHY THIS COULD BE A DIFFICULT PROPERTY TO DEVELOP INCLUDING IT BEING A SMALLER PARCEL, RELATIVELY STRICT ZONING AND A FORMER FORMAL FORMAL INDUSTRIAL AREA. >> SO IT’S Kind OF OUT OF PLACE IN SOME SENSE OR AT LEAST THE FIRST ONE TO TRY TO GO TO CHANGING THE BLOCK. BUT You are familiar with, WE’LL HEAR ALL THAT MONDAY. >> BUT I JUST KIND OF WANT TO YOU KNOW, ADD A LITTLE CONTEXT TO SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS WE’RE ALL THINKS AND I THINK WE LOST GROUND FOR VINCENT AND COUNCILOR VINCENT IF WE LOST YOU IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE COMMENTS YOU CAN GET BACK IN, FEEL FREE JUST TO CALL ME AND WE CAN GET .>> OH, THERE SHE IS. >> SHE’S BACK TO THE POINT. MR. COUNCIL IS HERE. SHE HAS AN ACCOUNT. WOULD YOU Precisely ME? I DO THINK WE ACTUALLY TOOK PART OF THAT PROPERTY MEANS THAT WE ADDED SOME PRETTY BROAD LANGUAGE TO ONE OF OUR AUDIENCES AND I REMEMBER WE WERE HAVING CONVERSATION FROM THE DIAS WITH CODE. THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF PUSHBACK BECAUSE I THINK WE WERE TRYING TO HAVE A PRETTY WE WERE DOING IT WITH ABSENTEE COMMERCIAL OWNERS IN TOWN AND WE WERE ALL FED UP BY SEEING THAT. AND WE DID ADD LANGUAGE TO ENFORCE THAT’S CORRECT US. WE DID DO SOMETHING FOR THE COMMERCIAL PIECE BUT THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE WHICH I THINK IS ACTUALLY THE TITLE OF IT AT LEAST THE ONES THAT SOME OTHER MUNICIPALITIES USE WE HAVE LOOKED INTO THAT AND IT DID SORT OF IF YOU ADOPTED THE WHOLE THING YOU BASICALLY DID BECOME A CITY AGE AWAY EVERYTHING FROM WHERE SPORES CAN BE LOCATED, A HEIGHT OF GRASS AND ALL THE REST OF IT GOES ON AND ON.BUT JUST TO THAT POINT I THINK WE DID DO IT FOR COMMERCIAL IF YOU DON’T MIND ME RESPONDING. WE Supplemented A COUPLE OF ELEMENTS BUT THAT WASN’T WE DIDN’T WE DIDN’T GET TO THE MEAT OF EVEN THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAIN PIECE BECAUSE WE DIDN’T GET THE RUBBISH AND WRITE, YOU KNOW, CONCRETE SIGNAGE AND DIFFERENT THINGS. BUT YEAH BUT YEAH, YOUR POINT IS WELL TAKEN. WE DID ADD A COUPLE ELEMENTS TO THE NUISANCE ORDINANCE RIGHT. >> OKAY. ANYTHING DIRECTOR SMITH IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT IN THE PRESENTATION? >> NO, I Believe WE’RE DONE WITH THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS EVENING, SIR. Expressed appreciation for. OKAY. WELL, I Considered that WILL CONCLUDE THIS ITEM AND THANK YOU, MR. COKER AND Expressed appreciation for TO ANY OF YOUR ASSOCIATES TO ALSO THINK THERE WAS A COUPLE OF YOU THAT CAME AND WERE WITH US TONIGHT. SO Expressed appreciation for FOR PAYING OUT TONIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. KOGA, FOR BEING A GOOD SPORT. APPRECIATE. HAS MR. ABEL SAID YOU DID ADAPT? QUITE DEFINITELY AND WERE VERY CANDID AND WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT.SO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. >> ALL RIGHT. >> SO I Judge AT THIS Time IN THE Find THAT WE Start TO REPORTS. SO BEFORE I DO THAT, LET’S ASK OUR CITY MANAGER IF SHE HAS ANY REPORTS TONIGHT. >> THANK YOU FOR ASKING. I DON’T HAVE A REPORT TONIGHT AND I’M DELIGHTED THAT IT’S NOT 2:00 IN THE MORNING.SO THANK YOU. >> WE’LL Come THERE. I STILL WANT YOU TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT. I Merely HAVE WHAT FOUR HOURS FIVE HOURS BEFORE WE CAN DO THAT. OK, MR. COX, ANYTHING. >> ALL RIGHT. >> COUNCIL REPORTS AND I’LL DO IT AS ADAM DOES. WE’LL GO WITH WARD 1. A REPORTS CHARLIE DOES YOU WANT Expressed appreciation for. WE HAD OUR BOARD ONE MEETING ON SATURDAY WENT VERY WELL. WE HAD A ROBUST DISCUSSION CENTERED AROUND THE INITIATIVE RETAIL MARIJUANA. IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THERE ARE QUITE A FEW QUESTIONS OUT THERE. SO I APPRECIATE ALL THE FOLKS THAT TUNED IN, EVERYBODY THAT HAD QUESTIONS AND TO FOLKS WHO GAVE PRESENTATIONS. SO Expressed appreciation for VER MUCH. MISS JOHNSON, ANYTHING FROM. >> WELL, I Simply WOULD LIKE TO BACK YOU UP ON THAT. WE TRY VERY HARD TO HAVE BOARD MEETINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT AND ASK PEOPLE WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION THEY WOULD LIKE AND SWELL AND THIS LAST SATRDAY WAS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A POINT COUNTERPOINT PRESENTATION REGARDING MARIJUANA. BOT PRESENTERS WERE ABLE TO HAVE SOME BACK AND FORTH AND THEN WE ALSO HAD SOME EXCELLENT QUESTIONS AND I’M GLAD TO HEAR IT SOUNDS LIKE SOME OF THE OTHER AWARDS MIGHT ENTERTAINERS. I’M CERTAINLY HAPPY TO HELP YOU WITH THAT. THANK YOU. >> COUNCILOR VINCENT IN LIBYA. >> YES, WE WILL BE HAVING A WARD TWO MEETING AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE WE DON’T HAVE SPECIFIC PERSON YET BUT IT WILL BE SOMEBODY FROM THE CAT AND SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING SOME OF THE HOMELESS ISSUES THAT WE’RE HAVING HERE. Slouse OF LAKEWOOD. SO EVERYBODY IS WELCOME TO ATTEND AND THAT’S ALL I HAVE.JACOB MAY WANT TO BECAUSE WE MAY HAVE TO TIGHTEN TIGHTEN OUR ZOOM DOWN A LITTLE SO WE MAY HAVE TO HAVE QUESTIONS IN THE WAITING ROOM BUT I’LL LET HIM ADDRESS THAT. Expressed appreciation for. SURE. YEAH. WE ARE Becoming TO HAVE A WORD MEETING FINGERS CROSSED. GOES WELL AND WE RECOMMEND ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS TO SEND THOSE IN ADVANCE BECAUSE WE WON’T THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WERE GONNA BE ON VIDEO WILL BE COUNSELOR VINCE AND I AND THE CAT TEAM. AND THEN ALSO I JUST WANT TO THANK CHARLIE FOR FINDING ANOTHER SPEAKER ON MARIJUANA FOR HIS WARD MEETING. I WOULD HAVE BEEN ILL PREPARED TO FILL THAT ROLE. SO THANK YOU FOR SPRINGSTEEN AND VITO STAYING WITH YOU. >> EVERYTHING NOW FOR WE CAN’T Genuinely Was told you. >> GOTHAM SPRINGSTEEN WE CAN’T. YOU’RE MAYBE JUST CLOSER TO THE COMPUTER. OH, THEY’RE GOOD. YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. YOU’RE DOING THAT. I WAS Exactly FOLLOWING UP ON MY LAST WEEK. I I DRASTICALLY IN FACT A LETTER GOVERNOR THIS REGARDING YOU SUPPORT ME IN COLORADO AND IT HAS GONE INTO THE PESS IN SEVERAL PLACES.IT WAS COVERED ON FOX 31 AND I’M HOPING TO GET SOME KIND OF RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR JUST TODAY. >> THERE WAS A STORY OUT OF MINNEAPOLIS WHERE KETAMINE WAS USED ON SOMEBODY FOR The second largest TIME AND HE ENDED UP ON A VENTILATOR. THE TREATMENT IS HO I KNOW LAST WEEK REOPENED THE INVESTIGATE ON THE USE OF KETAMINE ON ELYSIAN MCCLAIN AND I WOULD Has indicated that IN THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH IS COMING UP HERE ON AUGUST 20 3RD. SO PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO WRITE 10000 Notes TO THE STATE WITH REGARD TO IT AND I TRYING TO FILE OTHER COMPLAINTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REGARDING THIS ISSUE. I Genuinely, REALLY THINK THAT IT’S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE BEFORE WE GET ANOTHER THAT’S LIKE MY PLANE. THANKS. >> IF I MAY, I’D LIKE TO JUST REMIND EVERYONE TOMORROW THAT THE FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTING FOOD TO NEEDY FAMILIES. THIS WILL START AT APPROXIMATELY 3 O’CLOCK AT THE PHILLIPS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OVER OFF OF PIERCE AND FLORIDA AND SO IF YOU’RE AWARE OF ANY FAMILY NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR AREA THAT NEED SOME HELP, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THIS TO THE FOOD BANK AND WE’RE ALSO GOING TO BE NEEDING VOLUNTEERS LAST MONTH.WE SERVICED OVER 300 FAMILIES SO IT WOULD GET A REALLY BIG TURNOUT. THERE’S A LOT NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW AND THAT NEED IS GROWING. THEY TOLD ME THAT I’LL GET TO I’LL BE THERE AND I’M GOING TO BE DIRECTING TRAFFIC. SO IF ANYBODY HAS A WHISTLE I’D SURE LIKE TO BORROW THAT AND YOU COULD COME AND WATCH ME DIRECT TRAFFIC OR AT LEAST TRY. SO I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. THANKS. >> I HAVE A BLINKY LIGHT COUNCILOR BIEDA IF YOU NEED IT. COUNCILOR RANKS SO MAYOR PRO TEM DID WANT TO LET FOLKS KNOW THAT THIS SATURDAY IS OUR AWARD FOR VIRTUAL ZOO MEETING. SO WE HOPE YOU ALL CAN ATTEND FORMAT. WE’LL BE WE’LL CERTAINLY DO ANNOUNCEMENTS BRINGING PEOPLE UP TO SPEED ON RECENT EVENTS. WE THEN WE’LL FOLLOW WITH THE I’LL GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE HOUSING POLICY COMMISSION, OUR WORK FOR LOOKING INTO SHORT TERM RENTALS AND MAKE SURE FOLKS HAVE A GOOD UPDATE ON THAT AND CERTAINLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE DISCUSSION AND THEN FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN FORUM AND PIGGYBACKING OFF OF COUNCILOR BETAS You are familiar with, NOTICE ABOUT ASSISTANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY.I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS ARE AWARE THAT THERE IS A COLORADO RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO MAYBE ARE GETTING INTO DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES WITH UNEMPLOYMENT MAYBE RUNNING OUT AND WE INCLUDED INFORMATION IN OUR WARD 4 NEWSLETTER. BUT CERTAINLY IF YOU’RE IN A CIRCUMSTANCE WHERE YOU FEEL THAT YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD NEED RENTAL ASSISTANCE REACH OUT TO EITHER MYSELF OR A COUNSELOR SKILLING WE CAN CONNECT YOU TO THAT INFORMATION OR CERTAINLY YOU CAN CALL INTO THE CITY AND I KNOW THEY COULD CONNECT YOU TO THAT INFORMATION. THANK YOU. >> IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I’VE PLOTTED WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE THE CITY CERTAINLY THE STATE’S BEST NEWSLETTER. SO IF YOU DON’T SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER, YOU Genuinely NEED TO DO THAT.YOU WOULD Genuinely KNOW ALL THIS Information AHEAD OF TIME. COUNCILOR, GOOD WINE AND COUNCILOR HARRISON AND WE HAD OUR WARD FIVE MEETING THIS PAST WEEKEND. >> WE WE DID JUST YOU KNOW, PROVIDED UPDATES ON ALL OF THE KIND OF GOING GUNS AND LAKEWOOD AND THEN ALSO TRIED TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ABOUT TRENDS THAT WE’RE SEEING AND JEFF COHEN HIGHLIGHTED SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE’VE BEEN GETTING THROUGH MS. HODSON. SO THANK YOU FOR THOSE REPORTS. THEY’RE VERY, Highly informative. SO UNFORTUNATELY WE DIDN’T HAVE A TON OF GOOD NEWS FOR OUR COMMUNITY AD BUT IT WAS IT WAS GOOD TO SEE EVERYBODY’S FACE AND JUST CHECK IN AND SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE DOING.AND ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS. WE DID HEAR INTEREST FROM OUR WORD IN TALKING ABOUT THE MARIJUANA BALLOT QUESTION. SO WE WILL POTENTIALLY OR PROBABLY DO THT NEXT MONTH. SO THAT’S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU. >> AND I HAVE SOME NAMES FOR US TO USE. >> DANA ALSO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE THAT S LAKEWOOD BUSINESS ASSOCIATE ANN IS GOING TO VENTURE IN TOMORROW MORNING AT 7 15 A REAL LIVE IN-PERSON MEETING AT WESTWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH. SO COME ONE COME ALL KNOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE BUT WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IS A VERY, VERY STRICT SAFETY PROTOCOLS. SO EXPECT HAVING YOUR TEMPERATURE TAKEN AND ALL THE QUESTIONS AND SITTING SIX FEET AWAY FROM EVERYBODY ELSE. YOU MUST HAVE A MASK TO ATTEND AND YOU MUST HAVE IT ON TO ATTEND. SO JUST SO THAT YOU KNOW THAT. AND NOW I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A LOT OF FRIENDS TOMORROW MORNING. THANK YOU. >> OKAY. MOVE MALARD ANYTHING. ALL RIGHT. WELL, THANK YOU AGAIN TO MR. DIRECTOR SMITH. MR. GOLD THEME FOR HANGING OUT AS ALWAYS VERY TALKATIVE MR. COX, THANK YOU AND Expressed appreciation for TO MR.COKER AND ALL OF OUR LISTENERS. AND WITH THAT WE WILL ADJOURN.

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