Susanville City Council Discusses Homeless Encampments, Budget, & More

The City of Susanville holds a second monthly meeting this Wednesday during which the council will hold one public hearing on top of a packed agenda. The council will be addressing the appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to rescind a Use Permit allowing for an ARCO AM/PM located at the corner of Robbs way and Main. The council may either deny or accept the commission’s recommendation, though that was made based on the potential of selling the property to a more suitable developer.

Council will also consider adding a new platform at an annual cost of 10,000 dollars that can automatically identify, collect, and analyze data from the community to build a better relationship between the community and local government. The platform, call Zencity, pulls from hundreds of external and internal channels and feedback sources, to create insights and reports to measure and improve resident satisfaction with city dealings.

Also on the agenda will be a discussion on the budget for the new fiscal year to which the council will also Consider approving an increase in the general fund budget by $30,000 to address citywide monitoring of homeless encampments and to conduct encampment closures.

The council meets at City Hall this Wednesday at 5 pm.