Sunday, June 21, 2009

The coming week - everybody but the lege edition

As usual, all info gathered from the relevant websites and subject to change without notice...

...In the U.S. House, this week's agenda has the usual memorials, housekeeping, and non-controversial bills (such as H.R. 1016, the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 (cosponsored by AZ'ers Mitchell, Kirkpatrick, Grijalva, and Pastor). It also has H.R. 2892, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 and H.R. [no number assigned as yet], the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010. There will be bickering over debate rules, earmarks, and occasionally, policy.

And money. Oh yeah.

The Defense Authorization Act will have a Rules Committee hearing on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. EDT; the Homeland Security Appropriations Act will also have a Rules hearing on Tuesday at 5. The Interior and Environment Approps Act doesn't have a Rules hearing scheduled as yet, but the deadline for submitting amendment proposals is Wednesday at 3 p.m., so the hearing will probably be on Thursday with floor consideration on Friday. Though it could be a day earlier for each.

...The Arizona Corporation Commission has a number of hearings scheduled this week, as well as two days of a full Commission meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. That agenda is here. This one is a utilities meeting, so it is loaded with water, power, and communications-related items, including some water rate hikes.

...The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has a Special Meeting scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. This meeting truly will be "special" - the agenda is short but significant. They will be considering final approval of the county's property tax rate (reduced from $1.0327 to $0.9903, but resulting in a revenue increase of $9,687,492), the FY2010 budget for Maricopa County ($2,136,275,386), County Improvement Districts (varies by district), the Flood Control District ($96,730,311), the Library District ($31,524,526), and the Stadium District ($10,555,364).

Immediately after that meeting will be another Special Meeting related to a number of IGAs (InterGovermental Agreements) relating to the Sheriff's office.

After that one, there will be a third Special Meeting to "amend the FY 2009-10 Schedule of Premium Pay Rates applicable to all employees paid through the Maricopa County payroll system."

And while it is as yet unscheduled, an Executive Session meeting on Wednesday or Thursday isn't out of the question.

They've had one pretty much every week for months now.

...The Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Project doesn't have quite as eventful a week - on Thursday, there will be a Maintenance Orientation meeting, a Work/Study session related to power, and a meeting of CAP's Strategic Planning Task Force. No votes will be taken at any of the meetings.

...The Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District will meet on Tuesday. There will be an executive session at 5:30 p.m. for "Discussion for legal advice with attorney of the Governing Board--A.R.S. Section 38-431.03(A)(3) -- Payment of assessment," followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

...The Board of Directors of the Maricopa Integrated Health System has meetings scheduled for both Monday and Wednesday.

Monday's Special Meeting has the usual items for "special" meetings at this time of the year - a legislative update, approval of the District's tax levy, and, oh yeah, approval of the District's FY2010 budget.

Wednesday's Formal Meeting (aka - MIHS's regular meeting) is much more mundane. The highlight of that agenda looks to be Item 2 - Reports to the Board and Item 6 - Financial Report. You've got to be a geek/numbers junkie to get into those, though. :)

...The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. No agenda posted yet.

...The Tempe City Council isn't scheduled to meet this week.

...The Scottsdale City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to interview and appointment community members to some of the City's boards and commissions, authorize adjustments to the FY2008/9 budget, and to consider citizen petitions to remove the City Attorney, reconsider the City's Retirement Incentive Program, and to go after former City Manager Jan Dolan over some projects she was assigned after her termination that were part of the separation agreement.

That meeting actually looks like it could be the most colorful of the week (non-legislature category). The City Attorney, Deborah Robberson, has been on the Council's shit list since the regime change in January, so the long knives could be out at this meeting. Since Jan Dolan is already gone, she'll just be an after dinner mint. Robberson will be the main course.


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