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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br /> REGULAR MEETING MINUTES <br /> TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 <br /> CALL TO ORDER— Mayor Beck called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. <br /> ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br /> PRESENT: Council Member Amundson, Chandler, Tay, Verlato, and Beck <br /> ABSENT: None <br /> PUBLIC COMMENTS — No one appeared. <br /> Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director Kruckeberg introduced Assistant to the <br /> City Manager Michael Bruckner. <br /> STUDY SESSION <br /> a. Report, discussion and direction regarding the Proposed 2016-17 Fiscal Year <br /> Budget. <br /> Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director Kruckeberg and Administrative Services <br /> Director Quach presented an overview of the proposed 2016-17 Fiscal Year budget which <br /> included General Fund estimates, General Fund revenues, property taxes, sales taxes, Utility <br /> Users Tax, Vehicle License Fees, Transient Occupancy Tax, and licenses and permits, and <br /> proposed new programs; he spoke about the Citywide Design Guidelines, outreach and <br /> promotional efforts, the Capital Improvement budget, and the Equipment Replacement Fund. <br /> Administrative Services Director Quach presented and explained General Fund revenues and <br /> expenditures, and the various cost allocations; and provided an overview of the Other Post <br /> Employment Benefits ("OPEB") Trust Fund which will be on a future agenda for discussion and <br /> action. <br /> Council Member Chandler proposed that City staff should meet with the race track to figure out <br /> how the City can make more money from either wagering or taxes at the race track. <br /> Mayor Beck noted that he would like to see the existing race track banners replaced because <br /> they are weathered; and would also like to see banners put up down Santa Anita from the <br /> freeway to Huntington Drive just like on Baldwin Avenue. <br /> Police Chief Guthrie spoke about the established Police Foundation which has received <br /> donations to assist with a canine program; he explained the need for a canine program and <br /> indicated that the Foundation already has collected $25,000; and explained the cost for a canine <br /> • would be about $45,000 to $50,000. Chief Guthrie spoke about the various personnel costs <br /> associated with running a canine program which he feels should not be paid for by the <br /> Foundation, but rather the Department. <br /> Administrative Services Director Quach explained the proposed outsourcing of the billing and <br /> collection of parking citations due to out-dated software for Fiscal Year 2016-17; and also <br /> 1 05-17-2016 <br />
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