ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL
BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Council Chambers, 1175 E Main Street
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5:00 P.M. Executive Session - The Ashland City Council will hold an Executive Session for the following:
1. To conduct deliberations with persons the City of Ashland has designated to negotiate real property transactions pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e).
2. Consultation with the City Attorney on current or likely litigation pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h).
6:00 P.M. Regular Business Meeting*
II. CALL TO ORDER
1. Land Acknowledgement**
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
IV. ROLL CALL
V. MAYOR’S/CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS
VI. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES ***
VII. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS & AWARDS
1. Travel Ashland Quarterly Report
VIII. CITY MANAGER REPORT
IX. PUBLIC FORUM (15 minutes) (Public input or comment from the audience on City business not included on the agenda.)
X. CONSENT AGENDA
XI. PUBLIC HEARINGS (Hearings shall conclude at 8:00 p.m. and be continued to a future date to be set by the Council, unless the Council, by a two-thirds vote of those present, extends the hearing(s) until up to 9:30 p.m. at which time the Council shall set a date for continuance and shall proceed with the balance of the agenda.)
XII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
XIII. NEW BUSINESS
XIV. ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND CONTRACTS
XV. OTHER BUSINESS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS/REPORTS FROM COUNCIL LIAISONS
XVI. ADJOURNMENT OF BUSINESS MEETING
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Manager's office at 541.488.6002 (TTY phone number 1.800.735.2900). Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I).
* Items on the Agenda not considered due to time constraints are automatically continued to the next regularly scheduled Council meeting [AMC 2.04.030.(D)(3)]
** LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We acknowledge and honor the aboriginal people on whose ancestral homelands we work—the Ikirakutsum Band of the Shasta Nation, as well as the diverse and vibrant Native communities who make their home here today. We honor the first stewards in the Rogue Valley and the lands we love and depend on: Tribes with ancestral lands in and surrounding the geography of the Ashland Watershed include the original past, present and future indigenous inhabitants of the Shasta, Takelma, and Athabaskan people. We also recognize and acknowledge the Shasta village of K'wakhakha - "Where the Crow Lights" - that is now the Ashland City Plaza.
***Agendas and minutes for City of Ashland Council, Commission and Committee meetings may be found at the City website, ashland.or.us/Agendas.asp.