Monday, May 7, 2018

UPDATE. Today, Monday, May 7th. Press/Media Alert Level: MODERATE.

Over the weekend the Press/Media Alert Level (PMAL) was HIGH. The PMAL is now MODERATE. However, an alert remains in place so please remain vigilant.

Following the migratory Season and prior to the Snowbirds returning later this year is typically a very slow time of year for the press and news media. Things have been going so very well in this City and for the most part we’ve fallen off the radar of the press and news media. However, because a City meeting later today has two of the five major elements to grab the interest of the press and news media the Alert Level is MODERATE. That could change to VERY HIGH or even HIGH once again this afternoon. So “Stay Tuned” as they say.

Ahead of tonight’s Finance Advisory Board (FAB) meeting (see agenda below) please take a few moments and refresh your memory: “How to do press/media interviews”. Click on this link for all that information with tips and two instructional videos.

You may also find it helpful to review “The 4 things you need to know for good meeting etiquette” by Mr. Joshua Borgmann. Along with a short video there is also very good advice and helpful tips from Mr. Borgmann “so you don’t look stupid”.

And most importantly! Be courteous at public meetings and always be respectful of the Chair.

Wearing a prom dress with a banner “Miss Congeniality” isn’t necessary. Just being charming and graceful is enough.
There will be public comment at the FAB tonight; three-minute maximum per participant. All comments, questions, and requests must be directed to the Chair of the fabulously FAB!

FAB agenda follows:

Finance Advisory Board
Monday, May 7th [TODAY]
City Hall Conference Room

[Note: One of more members of any board or the City Commission may attend and speak at this meeting of FAB.*]

Roll Call: 6:00.
Agenda: Additions/deletions/reordering.
Approve minutes: February 5, 2018.
Unfinished Business.
New Business:
  • Open Meeting — Michael Bornstein, City Manager.
  • Update on Finance Director.
  • Update on Vacancies in Finance.
  • FY 2019 Budget Calendar of Events.
  • Set next meeting date (proposed June 4, 2018).

Public Comment: Please remember, three-minutes maximum per participant [Helpful tip: it’s a good idea to compose your written comments and time yourself ahead of meetings].
Closing Comments.

*Please be advised: If a person decides to appeal any decision made by FAB with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.