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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br /> REGULAR MEETING MINUTES <br /> TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017 <br /> CALL TO ORDER — Mayor Amundson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. <br /> ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br /> PRESENT: Beck, Chandler, Verlato, Tay, and Amundson <br /> ABSENT: None <br /> PUBLIC COMMENTS — No one appeared <br /> CLOSED SESSION <br /> a. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with legal counsel <br /> regarding the matter of Los Angeles SMSA Limited Partnership, a California limited <br /> partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless v. City of Arcadia (United States District Court, <br /> Central District, Case No.: 2:17-cv-03778 DSF JEMx). <br /> No reportable action was taken on the Closed Session item. <br /> STUDY SESSION <br /> a. Report, discussion and direction regarding potential revenue enhancement through a <br /> voter-approved sales tax measure. <br /> City Manager Lazzaretto presented the staff report. <br /> Mickey Segal, former Mayor, appeared and indicated that the decision to increase the sales tax <br /> should be a decision for the residents, not the City Council; he explained that the bottom line is <br /> how much, maybe add a sunset clause, including questions raised by City Manager Lazzaretto; <br /> he encourage the City Council to let the people decide if they want a sales tax increase; he <br /> talked about the PERS rates and shared that the same issue is happening in the entertainment <br /> world; and again urged the City Council to let the people choose. <br /> Gary Kovacic, former Mayor, appeared and shared Mr. Segal's comments and concerns. <br /> After discussion, it was the consensus of the City Council that this Study Session item be <br /> continued for further discussion to Tuesday, August 15, 2017. <br /> REGULAR CITY COUNTIL MEETING <br /> 7:00 p.m. <br /> CALL TO ORDER — Mayor Amundson called the regular meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. <br /> INVOCATION — Reverend Terry Keenan, The Santa Anita Church <br /> PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE — Mary "Mickey" Ball, United States Navy Veteran (Korean War) <br /> 1 08-01-2017 <br />