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City Council Meeting Preview, July 6

Donations from Quechan Tribe gaming revenue funds to be presented to two local nonprofits at the start of the Regular City Council meeting, to begin at 5:30 p.m. inside the Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. 

Yuma, Ariz. – The Yuma City Council will consider calling a special election to be held at the same time as the City of Yuma General Election on Nov. 8, 2016, during the regular City Council meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, inside the Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. 

This item is on the introduction of ordinances agenda, which means that once it is introduced before City Council, it will generally be presented for adoption at the next Regular City Council meeting. If the City Council later adopts the calling of a special election, it will then submit to those persons qualified to vote in the City of Yuma the question of increasing the transaction privilege tax levy by 0.3 percent.

The Yuma City Charter allows the City to raise money by levying and collecting taxes. To increase the transaction privilege tax rate above 1 percent, the City must call an election and the rate increase must be approved by a majority of qualified electors voting on the question. 

The 0.3 percent increase will be used to fund public safety and road improvements.

There are several other items on the introduction of ordinances agenda: 

  • Two separate amendments to the Yuma City Code, one regarding the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma and another regarding the Yuma Fire Department.
  • The rezoning of property located on the northwest corner of 34th Drive and 24th Street.
  • A declaration of surplus and real property exchange.

There are no ordinances on the adoption of ordinances agenda.

Council will consider several items on the motion consent agenda, which will be considered and enacted with one motion:

  • A liquor license request.
  • An agreement amendment for professional real estate appraisal services.
  • Two cooperative purchase agreements.
  • An operation and maintenance agreement with the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.
  • A request for proposal for a GIS Centric Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) with integration and implementation services.

There are two items on the resolution consent agenda: One regarding an intergovernmental agreement amendment with the Arizona Department of Transportation and another item to declare a document a public record.

Yuma City Council meetings are open to the public, and can be viewed locally on Time Warner Cable (channel 73 for digital subscribers) and online at

Complete agendas of Yuma City Council meetings are available to members of the public at any time, online, through our City Council Meetings page. From the homepage of the City’s all-new website at, click on "Minutes, Agendas, Notices" on the left. From that page, click on "City Council" from the choices listed on the top section. From there, you can choose between upcoming Council agendas and previous Council agendas. Meeting agendas and supporting documents are published in PDF format.