PHOENIX, Ore. — Both Phoenix City Council and the Phoenix Urban Renal Agency’s Council will meet Thursday night to try to see how they can make improvements for the future, after frustrations spilled over on Tuesday.
In that meeting, discussion of current project priorities were discussed, but then the meeting shifted and focused on ways to improve the current structure and communication.
Combining the two councils into one 12-person committee was proposed, which Mayor Jeff Bellah said upset some of the members on the Phoenix Urban Renewal Council.
After the meeting, one member of the Phoenix Urban Renewal Council was said to have resigned as a result of the discussion. On Thursday night, the mayor will present an idea he says will be a compromise and move the city in the right direction.
“What we’re hoping is to put some actions in place that will get us all in the same, not just mind-set, but on the same page in terms of what the plans are for the future,” said Mayor of Phoenix Jeff Bellah.
Currently, two members of the Phoenix City Council also sit on the Urban Renewal Board, but that could change depending on Thursday night’s proposals.