Tuesday, December 13, 2011

 

6:00 p.m.                                                 SPECIAL MEETING                            Council Hearing Room

990 Palm Street

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Jan Marx

ROLL CALL:              Council Members John Ashbaugh, Andrew Carter and Kathy Smith, Vice Mayor Dan Carpenter and Mayor Jan Marx

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION TOPICS

PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation

Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9 (a)

Pacific Mechanical Corp. v. City of San Luis Obispo, CV100030

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation

Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9 (a)

Secrest v. City of San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Case No. CV 060225

 

ADJOURN TO A SPECIAL MEETING



7:00 p.m.                                                REGULAR MEETING                                   Council Chamber

990 Palm Street

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Jan Marx

ROLL CALL:              Council Members Dan Carpenter, Andrew Carter and Kathy Smith, Vice Mayor John Ashbaugh and Mayor Jan Marx

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CLOSED SESSION REPORT.  (DIETRICK)

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS MEMORIAL DAY.  (MARX - 5 MINUTES)

PROCLAMATION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF CHIEF OF POLICE DEBORAH LINDEN. (MARX – 10 MINUTES)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:  You may address the Council on any item described in this agenda by completing a speaker slip and giving it to the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  The Mayor will invite public comments before the Council takes action on each item. (Gov. Code Sec. 54954.3(a))  Your speaking time is limited to three (3) minutes. (CC&P Sec.1.3.7)

 

CONSENT AGENDA

The Consent Agenda is approved on one motion.  Council Members may pull consent items to be considered after Business items.  The public may comment on any item on the Consent Calendar.

C1.      APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM (CHC 103-11).  (JOHNSON/DUNSMORE)

RECOMMENDATION:  As recommended by the Cultural Heritage Committee, adopt a resolution approving the application and authorize the City Manager to sign the certification agreement for the Certified Local Government program.

C2.      AUTHORIZATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON A 38 ACRE PROPERTY AT 2877 SOUTH HIGUERA STREET.  (CODRON/HAVLIK)

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor to accept an offer to donate a conservation easement covering approximately 38.3 acres at 2877 South Higuera Street, offered by Katherine Foster and Michael Spangler, subject to a finding by the Planning Commission that acceptance of the conservation easement is consistent with the City of San Luis Obispo General Plan.

C3.      ACCEPT NEW EXTRICATION SYSTEM.  (HINES/COX)

 

RECOMMENDATION:  1) Authorize the Fire Chief to accept new extrication system valued at $23,300; and 2) Approval for the Fire Chief to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Cambria Fire Department.

C4.      HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE GRANT REQUESTS FOR FEMA.  (HINES/COX)

 

RECOMMENDATION:  1) Authorize staff to submit grant applications for $64,712 each to two FEMA programs for Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update; and 2) If a grant is awarded, authorize the City Manager to accept and appropriate the funds to the Fire Department.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS

1.            UPDATE ON THE CITY’S FISCAL STATUS AND STATUS OF MAJOR CITY GOALS.  (BOURBEAU/MALICOAT – 45 MINUTES)

RECOMMENDATION:  1) Review and discuss an update on the City’s fiscal status based on interim 2010-11 year-end financial results and first quarter trends in 2011-12; and 2) Review and discuss status on the City’s progress in accomplishing the Major City Goals adopted by Council for 2011-13.

2.            2011 CITIZEN SATISFACTION SURVEY RESULTS.  (LICHTIG/CODRON – 45 MINUTES)

RECOMMENDATION:  1) Receive a presentation from Richard Maullin of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates (FM3) on the results of the 2011 City of San Luis Obispo Citizen Satisfaction Survey; and 2) Consistent with the Council’s Major City Goal for preservation of essential services and fiscal health, direct staff to continue to evaluate placing the reauthorization of the City’s half cent sales tax (Measure Y) on the general election ballot in November 2012, and return to the City Council during Spring 2012 with an update.

3.            LEASE OF 1123 MILL STREET BY THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL.  (STANWYCK – 15 MINUTES)

RECOMMENDATION:  Give staff direction to finalize the negotiations of a lease agreement for 1123 Mill Street by San Luis Obispo County Arts Council in the amount of $1,294 for one year and authorize the City Manager to execute the finalized agreement subject to approval by the City Attorney and receipt by the tenant of a use permit.

4.            REFINANCING 2002 WATER REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS.  (BOURBEAU – 15 MINUTES)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt a resolution authorizing the issuance of 2012 Water Revenue Refunding Bonds to refinance the 2002 Water Revenue Refunding Bonds.

5.            APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF PROPERTY BETWEEN THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SLO CHINATOWN, LLC REGARDING THE CHINATOWN PROJECT.  (LICHTIG/DIETRICK/CODRON/CLARK – 1 HOUR)

RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the Purchase and Sale of Real Property with SLO Chinatown, LLC (hereinafter “Copeland”) related to the Chinatown project, contingent upon a finding of General Plan conformity by the Planning Commission; and 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute agreements, as well as associated leases and other documents (hereinafter “Agreements”) required to formalize the transactions on the terms and condition approved, in substantially the form presented to Council, subject to final approval by the City Attorney of any modifications directed by Council; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute escrow documents on behalf of the City; and 4) Direct staff to return to Council to consider and take action on the Planning Commission’s determination in the event that the Planning Commission does not find the transactions conform to the General Plan; and 5) Approve an automatic extension of the Third Modification to the Option Agreement (hereinafter “Option”) to suspend expiration of the Option until such time as Council has had the opportunity to consider and take action on the Planning Commission’s determination only in the event that the Planning Commission does not find the transactions conform to the General Plan.

 

COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS (not to exceed 15 minutes)
Council Members report on conferences or other City activities.  Time limit—3 minutes.

 

COMMUNICATIONS (not to exceed 15 minutes)
At this time, any Council Member or the City Manager may ask a question for clarification, make an announcement, or report briefly on his or her activities.  In addition, subject to Council Policies and Procedures, they may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back to the Council at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Gov. Code Sec. 54954.2)

ADJOURN.

 

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