CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Clearlake City Council will discuss a proposed new naming policy for city parks, a visitors’ center and code enforcement when it meets this week.
The council will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, for a closed session conference with legal counsel regarding two cases, Sean Pryor vs. City of Clearlake and James Smiley Harris vs. City of Clearlake, as well as a conference regarding labor negotiations with the Clearlake Municipal Employees Association, Clearlake Middletown Management Association, Clearlake Police Officers Association and Clearlake management employees.
The open portion of the meeting will convene at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Clearlake City Hall, 14050 Olympic Drive.
Under council business, council members will consider a proposed naming policy for city parks. Currently there isn’t one, and City Manager Joan Phillipe is proposing to establish guidelines and a process.
Council members also will discuss an agreement with the Clearlake Chamber of Commerce for use of the Highland Park building as a visitors’ center.
Also on the agenda for Thursday, the council will discuss proposed changes to municipal code regarding code enforcement.
Phillipe’s report explained that she is preparing a new ordinance for consideration that will repeal existing sections of code and replace them “with a single ordinance that is reflect of current laws and procedures.”
The goal, she said, is to consolidate code enforcement into a single area of city code so that regulations aren’t interspersed through several code chapters “and to streamline where possible to be more effective and reduce opportunity for error.”
Among the considerations are placing unpaid abatement and administrative costs on the tax rolls as a way of the city more quickly recouping those costs. Currently, the city uses liens, which can take a long time to collect, she reported.
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