Tuesday, January 7, 2014

 

 

4:30 PM

 

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

Council Hearing Room

990 Palm Street

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Jan Marx

 

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEM

 

 

CLOSED SESSION – Based on the advice from the City Attorney discussion in open session of the following described matters would prejudice the position of the City in existing and anticipated litigation.

 

 

A.        CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation, Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9

 

City of San Luis Obispo v. CBS Outdoor Inc., San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Case No. CV130172

 

 

B.        CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Anticipated Litigation, Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9

 

One (1) potential case: Kip Holland v. City of San Luis Obispo

 

 

C.        CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL –Anticipated Litigation, Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9

 

One (1) potential case: April Stewart v. City of San Luis Obispo

 

 

Adjourn to the Regular Meeting of January 7, 2014

 

6:00 p.m.

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

Council Chamber

990 Palm Street

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Jan Marx

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Council Member Carpenter

 

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

 

INTRODUCTIONS

 

 

NEW HIRE – GAMALIEL ANGUIANO, TRANSIT MANAGER (GRIGSBY – 5 MINUTES)

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA (not to exceed 15 minutes total)

The Council welcomes your input.  You may address the Council by completing a speaker slip and giving it to the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  At this time, you may address the Council on items that are not on the agenda.  Time limit is three minutes.  State law does not allow the Council to discuss or take action on issues not on the agenda, except that members of the Council or staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by persons exercising their public testimony rights (Gov. Code Sec. 54954.2).  Staff may be asked to follow up on such items.

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

A member of the public may request the Council to pull an item for discussion. Pulled items shall be heard at the close of the Consent Agenda unless a majority of the Council chooses another time. The public may comment on any and all items on the Consent Agenda within the three minute time limit.

 

 

C1.      WAIVE READING IN FULL OF ALL RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES (MEJIA)

 

RECOMMENDATION: Waive reading of all resolutions and ordinances as appropriate.


 

C2.      MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF NOVEMBER 19, 2013, DECEMBER 3, 2013, AND DECEMBER 10, 2013 (CODRON/MEJIA)

 

RECOMMENDATION: Waive oral reading and approve the City Council Minutes of November 19, 2013, December 3, 2013, and December 10, 2013, as presented.

 

 

C3.      SANTA ROSA SKATE PARK PROJECT - SPECIFICATION NO. 90752 (GRIGSBY/FRASER)

 

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve plans and specifications for the "Santa Rosa Skate Park Project, Specification No. 90752”; and 2) authorize staff to advertise for construction bids.

 

 

C4.      ADOPTION OF 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING AND FIRE CODES WITH LOCAL AMENDMENTSORDINANCE (JOHNSON/OLSON/LEASE/MAGGIO)

 

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 1595 (2013 Series) entitled “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code to adopt and amend the latest editions of the California Building Standards Codes and adopting findings of fact to support the amendments.”

 

 

C5.      ADOPTION OF MOBILE VENDOR ORDINANCE (JOHNSON/DAVIDSON)

 

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 1594 (2013 Series) entitled “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending Mobile Vendors Regulations of the Municipal Code (TA 62-12).”

 

 

C6.      ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT APPLICATION FOR 2013 (OLSON/COX)

 

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize staff to submit a grant application for an estimated $153,000 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to fund Rescue Systems – II training for 25 firefighters; and 2) if awarded, authorize the City Manager to accept and appropriate the funds to Fire Department Training Division.


 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

 

PH1.   LAND USE and CIRCULATION ELEMENTS UPDATE (GPI/ER 15-12) (JOHNSON/MURRY – 30 MINUTES)

 

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive a progress report on the Land Use and Circulation Elements update; and 2) provide direction to staff regarding special meetings on January 14th and 28th for consideration of the draft Elements for further evaluation through an Environmental Impact Report.

 

 

 

BUSINESS ITEMS

 

 

B1.      2014 LEGISLATIVE ACTION PLATFORM (DIETRICK – 15 MINUTES)

 

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt a resolution entitled “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, establishing the City Legislative Action Platform for 2014 and appointment of Council Member and staff persons to act as liaisons between the City of San Luis Obispo and the League of California Cities”; and 2) appoint the Mayor, City Attorney, and City Manager to act as the primary legislative liaisons between the City of San Luis Obispo and League of California Cities.

 

 

B2.      ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS PROGRAM (DIETRICK/VISVESHWARA/ROSEN – 60 MINUTES)

 

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Provide direction on the form and process of administrative review for administrative citations; 2) provide direction on who should conduct the administrative review; and 3) consider whether direction should be provided on how to allocate additional funds to the appeals program, if they are needed.

 

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)

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Adjourn to a Special Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California.

 

A Study Session will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss Infrastructure Financing Alternatives.  The Regular meeting will commence at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California.

 

 

 

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