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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 14, 2012

AGENDA

 

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

12:30 p.m. - Finance Committee Meeting, David Gebhard Public Meeting Room,

630 Garden Street

2:00 p.m. - City Council Meeting

 

 

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING - 12:30 P.M. IN THE DAVID GEBHARD PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, 630 GARDEN STREET (120.03)

Finance Committee Agenda

Subject: Fiscal Year 2012 Mid-Year Review

Recommendation: That Finance Committee recommend that Council:

A. Hear a report from staff on the status of revenues and expenditures in relation to budget as of December 31, 2011;

B. Accept the Fiscal Year 2012 Interim Financial Statements for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2011; and

C. Approve the proposed mid-year adjustments to Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations and estimated revenues..

(See Council Agenda Item No. 14)


REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 2:00 P.M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

CITY COUNCIL

1.            Subject: Minutes

Recommendation: That Council waive the reading and approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 24, 2012.

2.            Subject: Designation Of Deputy CIty Clerk (170.02)

Recommendation: That Council approve the designation of Sarah L. Fox, Records Technician, to function as a Deputy City Clerk.

3.            Subject: Agreement For Skofield Park Resident Caretaker (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to execute a Caretaker Rental Agreement for Skofield Park with Steven Spencer through February 28, 2013.

4.            Subject: Update To Records Management Policies And Procedures Manual (160.06)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving the City of Santa Barbara Records Management Policies and Procedures Manual, and Rescinding Resolution No. 09-098.

5.            Subject: Resolution For Licenses For Water Service Meters And Introduction Of Ordinance For Easements On Tunnel Reservoir Property (330.08)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving and Accepting the Private Water Main Construction and Water Meter License Agreement for the Placement, Maintenance, and Reading of Public Water Service Meters, and for All Related Purposes, on Portions of Certain Real Properties Commonly Known as 2825, 2845, 2875, 2885, and 2895 Spyglass Ridge Road, and Authorizing the Public Works Director to Execute Said Agreement with William Pasich, George V. Valois and Sherry R. Valois, Trustees, Carolyn V. Cooper, Trustee, Frederica McKay Thompson, Trustee, and Joel J. Berti and Georgia E. Berti, Trustees, Relating to the Placement of a Private Water System Within Spyglass Ridge Road Located in the County of Santa Barbara; and

B. Introduce, and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving and Authorizing the Public Works Director to Execute a Certain Private Road Easement Agreement with William Pasich, George V. Valois and Sherry R. Valois, Trustees, Carolyn V. Cooper, Trustee, Frederica McKay Thompson, Trustee, and Joel J. Berti and Georgia E. Berti, Trustees, Granting and Acknowledging Private Easements for the Continuing Use and Maintenance of Spyglass Ridge Road, Including Public Utilities, Located on a Portion of the Tunnel Trail Property, Sometimes Known as Tunnel Reservoir Property, Owned by the City of Santa Barbara, For Ingress and Egress to Properties Located in the County of Santa Barbara Known as 2825, 2845, 2875, 2885 and 2895 Spyglass Ridge Road.

 

 

6.            Subject: Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund Grant Funds In The Amount Of $40,000 For The Shoreline Park Safety Improvement Project (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to enter into an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, to receive Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) grant funds; and

B. Increase appropriations and estimated revenues by $40,000 in the Fiscal Year 2012 Parks and Recreation Capital Program.

7.            Subject: Adoption Of Ordinance For Extension Of MOU With Hourly Bargaining Unit (440.02)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Extending the Term of the Existing Memorandum Of Understanding Between the City Of Santa Barbara and the Hourly Employees' Bargaining Unit through December 31, 2012.

8.            Subject: Adoption Of An Ordinance For The Rezoning Of 415 Alan Road Parcel B (640.07)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Chapter 28.12 (Zone Map) of Title 28 of the Municipal Code Pertaining to the Rezoning of Property at 415 Alan Road - Parcel B.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY

9.            Subject: Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Year 2012 Interim Financial Statements For The Six Months Ended December 31, 2011

Recommendation: That Council, acting as the Successor Agency to the City of Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency, accept the Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Year 2012 Interim Financial Statements for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2011.

NOTICES

10.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, February 9, 2012, posted this agenda in the Office of the City Clerk, on the City Hall Public Notice Board on the outside balcony of City Hall, and on the Internet.

11.         Received letters of resignation from Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Member Meg West, and Mosquito and Vector Management District Member David Pritchett; the vacancies will be part of the next City Advisory Group recruitment.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

 

 

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

 


CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

12.         Subject: Special City Election Of June 2012 On Veronica Meadows Specific Plan (Road and Bridge Approval Pursuant To Charter Section 520) (110.03)

Recommendation: That Council find and determine as follows:

A. An environmental impact report ("2008 Final EIR") was prepared and certified in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act in connection with the Veronica Meadows Specific Plan Project. The 2008 Final EIR, as duly certified on June 17, 2008, by the City Council (Resolution No. 08-049) is adequate to address a June 2012 City ballot measure seeking voter approval of the Arroyo Burro Road and Bridge aspects of the Veronica Meadows Specific Plan Project as required by City Charter section 520. In accordance with Section 15164 of the state CEQA Guidelines, an Addendum to the Veronica Meadows Specific Plan Project EIR has been prepared to identify the need for voter approval of the bridge across Arroyo Burro Creek and to assess any possible environmental concerns which such voter review and possible approval. Based on this Addendum, the Council finds that a subsequent EIR is not required because the need for voter approval of the road and bridge is a minor change in the Specific Plan Project and, as such, it does not require revisions to the EIR because no new environmental effects would be involved in merely obtaining voter approval or voter rejection of the use of some City undeveloped parkland project for construction of the road and bridge. Further, the Council finds that there would be no change to the severity of potential environmental effects of the Veronica Meadows Project as a result of this ballot measure. Finally, the Council finds that mitigation measures adopted for the Project are still feasible and appropriate and would be unchanged by voter approval. The findings adopted as part of the City Council's prior certification of the EIR are therefore hereby included as part of this Council action as though those findings were fully set forth herein;

B. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Calling and Giving Notice of the Holding of a Special Municipal Election to be Held in the City of Santa Barbara on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, for the Submission of a Proposition Measure to the Voters of the City Pursuant to City Charter Section 520 Concerning the Future Use of Certain Undeveloped City Parkland Property;

C. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to Consolidate a Special Municipal Election to Be Held on June 5, 2012, with the Statewide Primary Election to be Held on that Date Pursuant to Section 10403 of the Elections Code;

D. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Directing the City Attorney to Prepare an Impartial Analysis of the City Measure to be Placed on the Ballot for the June 5, 2012, Special Municipal Election of the City of Santa Barbara; and

E. Determine whether the City Council or any individual member(s) of City Council will file an argument regarding the measure and, if so, adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Filing of a Written Argument Regarding a City Measure to be Placed on the Ballot for the June 5, 2012, Special Municipal Election.

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

13.         Subject: Implementation Of General Plan Interim Policy ER7 For Air Quality Issues (650.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Regarding the Implementation of the General Plan Interim Policy Regarding Air Quality Issues; and

B. Direct Staff to meet with the Council Ordinance Committee to consider project specific criteria to implement air quality policies, and return to Council for adoption of additional criteria.

 

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

14.         Subject: Fiscal Year 2012 Mid-Year Review (230.04)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Hear a report from staff on the status of revenues and expenditures in relation to budget as of December 31, 2011;

B. Accept the Fiscal Year 2012 Interim Financial Statements for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2011; and

C. Approve the proposed mid-year adjustments to Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations and estimated revenues.

 

 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT

15.         Subject: Re-Opening Eastside Library On Mondays (570.04)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Consider a request from Councilmembers Murillo and White to approve funding to keep the Eastside Library open on Monday afternoons for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2012 and consider funding Monday hours at the Eastside Library in Fiscal Year 2013; and

B. If approved by Council, authorize an increase in appropriation of $6,800 to the General Fund Library Department's Fiscal Year 2012 budget, funded from an increase to estimated transient occupancy tax revenues, to cover the increase costs.

 

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

 

 

CLOSED SESSIONS

16.         Subject: Conference With Legal Counsel - Pending Litigation (160.03)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session to consider pending litigation pursuant to subsection (a) of section 54956.9 of the Government Code and take appropriate action as needed. The pending litigation is Luke Brost as Trustee for the Luke Brost Living Trust, et al., v. City of Santa Barbara, Case No. 1342979.

Scheduling: Duration, 15 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

17.         Subject: Conference With Legal Counsel - Pending Litigation (160.03)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session to consider pending litigation pursuant to subsection (a) of section 54956.9 of the Government Code and take appropriate action as needed. The pending litigation is Santa Barbara Channelkeeper v. City of Santa Barbara, USDC Case No. CV-1103624 JHN (AGRx).

Scheduling: Duration, 15 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

ADJOURNMENT