Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Council cancels Feb. 17 meeting
This past Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council canceled
the Tuesday, Feb. 17, meeting for lack of agenda items. The Council usually
meets on Monday night, but was scheduled to move the meeting to Tuesday because
of President's Day on Feb. 16.
The Council is next scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 23, at 7
Also at Monday night's meeting, Mayor Ed Prilucik and
Councilman Bruce Ricks were absent. The two councilmen had received an excused
absence at last week's meeting.
Councilwoman wants to change way city implements ordinances
Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar brought up the
issue this past Monday night of changing the way the city deals with businesses
when implementing new ordinances.
Aguilar had brought up the issue of the city contacting
businesses directly before implementing any new ordinances during a discussion
that resulted in the passage of a new graffiti ordinance banning the sale of
such material to anyone under 21. Aguilar felt Council or city staff should
check and see what kind of effect new ordinances would have on businesses and
gain their input before passing any such ordinances. Aguilar said she also
expressed similar concerning dealing with mobile vending and landscaping
ordinances. Aguilar said she wants to have letters sent directly to business
owners instead of relying just solely on newspaper articles to get the word out
to business owners telling them of any new ordinances.
"It values the business owners," said Aguilar.
"I think we need to talk about the process."