Important City Council Votes

This is a newly added page where I will be posting on votes that happen in regards to financial issues. This will allow the community to stay aware of what is happening and to be an educated voter next time we vote for council members in 2022.

Council Meeting June 22, 2021

Budget was voted on. 3-2 vote with Fadelli, Abelson, and Quinto voting yes and Rudnick and Motoyama voting no.

Council Meeting June 15, 2021

Vote to return the library hours made by Rudnick and seconded by Fadelli. Vote- was 4-1. Councilperson Motoyama was the lone no vote.

Vote to begin the process to establish a Section 115 reserve fund unfunded pension liabilities. At this point the City Manager will issue a request for proposals and get a cost estimate. The City Council still has to identify where the funding for this fund will come from.

Council Meeting June 1, 2021

Vote on issuing TRAN for 21/22. 4-1 Vote. Fadelli, Quinto, Motoyama, Abelson vote yes and Rudnick votes no.

Motion on cutting the library hours brought up by Councilperson Motoyama and seconded by Quinto.

Nos Fadelli, and Rudnick

Yeses- Quinto, Motoyama, Abelson-passed. 3-2

Councilperson Motoyama brought up a motion for Council members to voluntarily take a 10% cut in their pay. There was no second to the motion and it failed.

Councilperson Motoyama stated a motion that following FAB recommendations we will have a minimum of 1 million a year surplus funds each year. 5-0 Vote.

Council Meeting April 20, 2021

Vote to approve item 7A-The City’s response to the State Auditor. Pending

Council Meeting February 17, 2021

Council votes 5-0 (with Councilperson Rudnick voting yes reluctantly) to approve the budget amendments as presented to them by the City Manager. The City Manager proposed an alternative that was scorched earth and the council did not push her for any middle ground. Voting were Fadelli, Quinto, Abelson, Rudnick, and Motoyama.

Video and Packet are here

Council Meeting December 1, 2020

5-0 Vote to extend the City Manager’s contract by 2 years despite many letters to the contrary. Voting were Lyman, Abelson, Quinto, Fadelli, and Pardue-Okimoto

Video here-starts at 3:15-you can link to it as an agenda item.

Packet with letters here.

Council Meeting October 6, 2020

4-1 Vote to pass the budget. Lyman, Abelson, Fadelli, and Quinto vote yes and Pardue-Okimoto votes no. Here is a blog post I wrote at the time.

The video and packet are found here. It is item 7A for the agenda and video.

Council Meeting-June 2, 2020

City Council votes 5-0 to approve 8.5 million dollars in loans to stay afloat. Voting Lyman, Abelson, Quinto, Pardue-Okimoto, and Fadelli. This happens at 2:30 in the video.

Council Meeting-June 4, 2019

The TRAN approval happened without discussion and with a 5-0 vote. Lyman Abelson, Qunito, Pardue-Okimoto, and Fadelli voted. Councilperson Lyman made a motion as soon as he could and then there was a quick vote.

The Budget vote for 19/20 also happened during this meeting. 3:56 is when the votes happen. It is broken into a few votes. All are 5-0 votes.

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