Work Groups

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The Keystone to the Citizen Engagement Program 

Work groups are a crucial part of what makes this program successful -- they are task-oriented groups that function as an advisory board and work directly with staff on topics and issues that need public input. The idea is that when asked to be on a work group, you know how many times they will meet and for how long, making it easy to commit.

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Dena Greenwood of The Dells Land Use Work Group surveys the 200 acres at the wastewater treatment plant on a site visit.

The following work groups have either concluded, are actively meeting, or are upcoming. Sign up here via a volunteer questionnaire if you think you would be an asset to upcoming groups:

Concluded:

  1. Mural at Posse Grounds Work Group to review a design for a possible new mural.
  2. Service Contract Review Work Group to help the City Manager’s Office evaluate the service contract funding requests from the City’s major contracts.
  3. Financial Transparency Website Beta Testers Work Group to give feedback on the Finance Department’s new website that increases financial transparency.
  4. Citizens Budget Work Group to give feedback on the City’s FY15 budget.
  5. Roundabout Art Selection Work Group to help decide the art piece for the Schnebly Hill roundabout.
  6. Small Grants Work Group to assist in the 2014 Small Grants Program.
  7. Development Review Process Work Group to streamline the City’s process for moving developers through the design and project approval process.
  8. Community Benefits Work Group to review the process for identifying “community benefit" requirements in applications such as a rezoning.
  9. Prohibiting Portable Communication Devices Work Group to help develop a City enforcement philosophy for the new code.
  10. Alcohol at City Facilities Work Group to move forward the idea of allowing alcohol at City facilities including parks.
  11. Youth Programs Committee Work Group to explore youth issues in Sedona, including social services issues related to youth, and how to best service the youth in the community.
  12. Posse Grounds Park Operation Plan Work Group to update the Posse Grounds park's Operating Plan.
  13. Citizens Budget Work Group to give feedback on the City’s FY16 budget.
  14. The Dells Land Use Work Group to evaluate options and recommendations for land use at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  15. Arts and Culture Initiatives Work Group to help brainstorm arts initiatives that the City could explore.
  16. Small Grants Work Group to assist in the 2015 Small Grants Program.
  17. Citizen Engagement Program Assessment Work Group to assess how the program has been working in its first year of operation. This group will look at how effective the work groups and other aspects of the program have been.
  18. Temporary Use Permit Ordinance Work Group to redraft/amend the City's ordinance for temporary use permits.
  19. Police Sergeant Testing Work Group to assist the Police Department in testing for two police sergeant positions.
  20. Wetlands Citizens Expert Advisory Group (CEAG) to advise on the design of the wetlands park and now that the park is in place, to make recommendations for improvements.
  21. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance Work Group to review and make recommendations regarding the City’s ADU ordinance.
  22. Sedona Airport Noise Abatement Work Group to gather information and form a plan of action to investigate the issue of noise abatement at the airport.
  23. Off Road Vehicles Work Group to address noise and safety issues.
  24. Soldier’s Pass Community Focus Area Work Group to give input on future development and redevelopment at the 89A – Soldier’s Pass intersection.
  25. Ranger Station Master Plan Work Group to give input on the future of the city-owned property off Brewer Road, the old Forest Service Ranger Station.
  26. Citizens Budget Work Group to give feedback on the City’s FY17 budget.
  27. Financial Audit Service Selection Work Group to help evaluate the selection of a financial audit service firm for the City.
  28. Small Grants Work Group to assist in the 2016 Small Grants Program.
  29. Wetlands Maintenance Work Group to review the pressing maintenance issues at the wetlands park.
  30. Police Chief Interview Panel Work Group to give input on the best candidate for the Police Chief position.
  31. Western Gateway Community Focus Area Work Group to give input on future development in the vicinity of the Cultural Park, high school, Yavapai College, and Medical Center.
  32. Communications and Public Relations Manager Interview Panel Work Group to give input on the best candidate for the Communications and Public Relations Manager position.
  33. Barbara’s Park Design Jury Work Group to advise on the park’s design.
  34. Citizens Budget Work Group to give feedback on the City’s FY18 budget.
  35. Revenue Forecasts Work Group to review revenue forecasts and test them for reasonableness.
  36. City Wide Green Team Work Group to brainstorm realistic City-wide sustainability initiatives the City could pursue.
  37. Bike Safety Work Group to come up with short term bike safety solutions for the Sedona's streets.
  38. Traffic Community Engagement Work Group to advise the best way to inform and engage the community during the public outreach process of the Transportation Master Plan.
  39. Mayor’s Arts Awards Work Group to give input on awardees.
  40. Bike Park Work Group to raise the money for and choose the design of the bike park.

Active:

  1. Uptown Parking Work Group (formerly Uptown Parking Advisory Committee) to advise on parking issues in Uptown.  
  2. Fiscal Sustainability Work Group to look at the City’s long-range capital needs and to make recommendations for how to fund those infrastructure projects over time.
  3. Off Road Vehicles (OHV) Work Group 2.0 to address noise and safety of OHVs and assist the Forest Service in a grant received from the State Parks to address these issues.

Upcoming:  

  1. OHV Work Group 3.0 to evaluate the feasibility of potential OHV noise strategies and develop a report of the findings. 
  2. Future Community Focus Area (CFA) land use planning work groups, to give input on future development or redevelopment of CFA areas.
  3. Revenue Generation Work Group for Parks and Recreation Master Plan to help brainstorm revenue generation ideas for the Parks and Recreation Department.

See more details of the work groups, their members, etc. in this PDF document.

If you would like to attend a work group meeting, please get in touch with the staff lead of each group to see when the next meeting will occur. See this list of each work group's staff lead.

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