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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

MAY 22, 2012

AGENDA

 

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

11:00 a.m. - Special Finance Committee Meeting, David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street

2:00 p.m. - City Council Meeting Begins

5:00 p.m. - Recess

6:00 p.m. - City Council Meeting Reconvenes

 

 

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SPECIAL FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING - 11:00 A.M. IN THE DAVID GEBHARD PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, 630 GARDEN STREET (120.03)

Subject: Special Finance Committee Agenda

1. Subject: Finance Committee Review Of The Fiscal Year 2013 Recommended Budget, Including Citywide Reserve Balances And Policies, Funding Of Infrastructure And Capital Maintenance, And Proposed Adjustments To The Recommended Budget

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee:

A. Hear a report from staff on citywide reserve balances and policies, and capital infrastructure and capital maintenance; and

B. Receive, and forward to Council for approval, adjustments to the Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2013, which are the result of new information and/or changed circumstances since the filing of the recommended budget on April 17, 2012.

2. Subject: Grants For Rental Assistance

Recommendation: That Finance Committee recommend that Council approve three grants totaling $585,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to establish rental assistance programs targeted to homeless persons and to persons in danger of becoming homeless: one grant to the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara for $300,000, one grant to Transition House for $150,000, and one grant to Casa Esperanza for $135,000.

 

 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 2:00 P.M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

CEREMONIAL ITEMS

1.            Subject: Proclamation Declaring May 20-26, 2012, As National Public Works Week (120.04)

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

CONSENT CALENDAR

CITY COUNCIL

2.            Subject: Minutes

Recommendation: That Council waive the reading and approve the minutes of the special meeting of April 23, 2012, the regular meeting of April 24, 2012, the special meeting of April 26, 2012, the regular meeting of May 1, 2012, and the special meeting of May 2, 2012.

3.            Subject: Records Destruction For Administrative Services Department (160.06)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Relating to the Destruction of Records Held by the Administrative Services Department in the City Clerk's Office and Human Resources Division.

4.            Subject: April 2012 Investment Report (260.02)

Recommendation: That Council accept the April 2012 Investment Report.

5.            Subject: Acceptance Of Easements For Waterline Construction In Sycamore Vista And Canon View Roads (330.03)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Accepting Easements for the Construction, Use and Maintenance of Public Waterlines, and for All Necessary Appurtenances, Including Any Necessary Water Service Connections, and for All Related Purposes on Portions of Certain Real Properties Commonly Known as 557, 570, 575, 585, 595, and 598 Sycamore Vista Road; 151 and 161 Sierra Vista Road; and 62, 85, 125, 150, and 155 Canon View Road.

6.            Subject: Contract For Construction Of The Sycamore Vista Waterline Project (540.06)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Award a contract with Lash Construction, Inc., waiving minor irregularities, in its low bid amount of $312,266, for construction of the Sycamore Vista Waterline Project, Bid No. 5034;

B. Authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $46,840 to cover any cost increases that may result from contract change orders for extra work and differences between estimated bid quantities and actual quantities measured for payment; and

C. Authorize the Public Works Director to execute a contract with Penfield & Smith in the amount of $128,770 for construction management support services, including materials testing, and approve expenditures up to $12,877 for extra services of Penfield & Smith that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

7.            Subject: Contract For Professional Services Involving Right-Of-Way Acquisition And Relocation Assistance For The Mason Street Bridge Replacement Project (330.03)

Recommendation: That Council authorize the Public Works Director to execute a Professional Services Contract with Hamner, Jewell & Associates in the amount of $71,500, for right-of-way acquisition and relocation assistance services for the Mason Street Bridge Replacement Project, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $7,150 for extra services of Hamner, Jewell & Associates that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

8.            Subject: Youth Watershed Education Program Contract With Art From Scrap (540.14)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director, or designee, to execute a 12-month professional services contract with Art From Scrap in the amount of $57,724.60 in Measure B funds, for the provision of Creeks Program youth and community watershed education programs in Fiscal Year 2013; and

B. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director, or designee, to execute annual professional services contracts, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, with Art From Scrap for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015, in an amount not to exceed $60,000 per year.

9.            Subject: Professional Services Agreement For Safety Element Update (650.06)

Recommendation: That Council authorize the Assistant City Administrator to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Rodriguez Consulting, Inc., in the amount of $101,171 (including up to $9,197 in contingency funds for extra services if deemed necessary) for preparation of the General Plan Safety Element update.

10.         Subject: Appropriation Of Federal Asset Forfeiture Funds To The Investigative Division For Radio Purchase (520.04)

Recommendation: That Council appropriate $11,000 in Federal Asset Forfeiture Funds in the Police Asset Forfeiture Fund from available reserves for purchase of radios to be installed in surveillance vehicles.

11.         Subject: Approval Of Airport Sewer System Management Plan (560.01)

Recommendation: That Council approve the Airport Sewer System Management Plan and authorize the Airport Operations Manager, as the City's authorized representative, to file a Notice of Completion with the State Water Resources Control Board.

12.         Subject: Challenge Cost Share Agreement With The United States Department Of Agriculture, Forest Service Los Padres National Forest And Acceptance Of Santa Barbara County Contribution For The Front Country Trails Program (150.01)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to enter into a Five-Year Challenge Cost Share Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service Los Padres National Forest for implementation of the Front Country Trails Program;

B. Accept a contribution from the Santa Barbara County Community Services Department in the amount of $10,000 for the Front Country Trails Program;

C. Transfer $10,000 from the Parks and Recreation Department's Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget from existing appropriations available from savings in the Department to the Fiscal Year 2012 Miscellaneous Grants Fund; and

D. Increase revenues and appropriations by $30,000 in the Parks and Recreation Department's Fiscal Year 2012 Miscellaneous Grants Fund for the Front Country Trails Program, funded from $10,000 in contributions each from the Parks and Recreation Department, the Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, and the Forest Service, whose $10,000 contribution will be paid on a reimbursement basis.

13.         Subject: Parma Park Trust Funds For The Maintenance Of Parma Park (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council increase appropriations and estimated revenues by $74,859 in the Parks and Recreation Department Fiscal Year 2012 Miscellaneous Grants Fund for maintenance of Parma Park funded from a donation from the Parma Park Trust.

14.         Subject: Revised 2011 Housing Element (650.06)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving a Revised 2011 General Plan Housing Element Incorporating Revisions to the Needs Assessment, Constraints, and Suitable Sites Inventory Chapters as Requested by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

15.         Subject: Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Renewal Of Levy For Fiscal Year 2013 For The Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment (290.00)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Declaring its Intention to Renew the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment Within the Foothill and Extreme Foothill Zones; Declaring the Work to be of More Than General or Ordinary Benefit and Describing the District to be Assessed to Pay the Costs and Expenses Thereof; Preliminarily Approving the Updated Engineer's Report; Stating Intention to Levy Assessments for Fiscal Year 2012-2013; and Establishing a Time of 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the City Council Chambers for a Public Hearing on the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment.

16.         Subject: Parking And Business Improvement Area Annual Assessment Report For Fiscal Year 2013 - Intention To Levy (550.10)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Approve the Parking and Business Improvement Area Annual Assessment Report for Fiscal Year 2013; and

B. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Declaring Council's Intention to Levy Parking and Business Improvement Area Assessment Rates for Fiscal Year 2013 at a Public Hearing to be Held on June 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.

17.         Subject: Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Appeal Of Architectural Board Of Review Approval For 336 N. Milpas Street (640.07)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Set the date of June 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. for hearing the appeal filed by Tony Fischer, Attorney representing the Mary Z. Frangos Trust, of the Architectural Board of Review's approval decision involving an application for property owned by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market and located at 336 N. Milpas Street, Assessor's Parcel No. 031-371-021, C-2 Commercial Zone, General Plan Designation: General Commerce. The Board approved Review After Final revisions to the project under construction for the as-built relocation of perimeter site walls and an associated reduction in landscaping planting area, as well as a waiver to provide less than the required depth of perimeter planters; and

B. Set the date of June 18, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. for a site visit to the property located at 336 N. Milpas Street.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY

18.         Subject: Response To Grand Jury Report Regarding "Requiem for Redevelopment" (150.04)

Recommendation: That Council, acting as the Successor Agency to the City of Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency, review and approve a draft letter in response to the findings and recommendations of the 2011-2012 Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury report titled, "Requiem for Redevelopment: The Life and Death of Redevelopment Agencies in Santa Barbara County," and authorize the City Administrator to sign the response letter and forward it to the Presiding Judge.

NOTICES

19.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, May 17, 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.

20.         Cancellation of the regular City Council meeting of May 29, 2012.

21.         On June 26, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Santa Barbara City Hall, as part of the regularly scheduled council meeting, City Council shall by its own initiative hear evidence of all interested parties pertaining to the non-summary vacation of a small portion of Ealand Place (near the end of the cul de sac at 17 and 22 Ealand Place), a public street. The vacation proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the California Streets & Highways Code, Division 9, Part 3, Chapter 3 (General Vacation Procedure).

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

22.         Subject: Proposition 29 - State Ballot Initiative That Imposes Additional Tax On Cigarettes For Cancer Research (160.02)

Recommendation: That Council consider taking a position on Proposition 29, which will impose an additional five cent tax on each cigarette distributed ($1.00 per pack), and an equivalent tax increase on other tobacco products, to fund cancer research and other specified purposes.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

23.         Subject: Loan To Habitat For Humanity For New Affordable Housing Project At 822-824 East Canon Perdido (660.04)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Approve a $515,000 loan of federal HOME funds to Habitat for Humanity for the construction of twelve new residential ownership units affordable to low income persons located at 822-824 East Canon Perdido; and

B. Authorize the Assistant City Administrator to execute a loan agreement and related documents and make nonsubstantive changes with approval by the City Attorney.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

24.         Subject: Single-Use Bag Ordinance (630.01)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Review the draft Single-Use Bag Ordinance as referred to the Council by the Ordinance Committee on April 24, 2012; and

B. Consider declaring the draft ordinance as a project for the purposes of environmental review and as a possible "model" suggested ordinance to be considered and possibly adopted by other BEACON cities and counties with BEACON staff overseeing the CEQA environmental review process.

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

CLOSED SESSIONS

25.         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. Pending litigation considered is a workers' compensation claim: Janet Sackett v. City of Santa Barbara, Case Number ADJ3865678.

Scheduling: Duration, 10 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

26.         Subject: Conference With Labor Negotiator (440.05)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session, per Government Code Section 54957.6, to consider instructions to City negotiator Kristy Schmidt, Employee Relations Manager, regarding negotiations with the City's General bargaining unit, the Supervisory bargaining unit, the Police Officers Association, and the Police Management Association, and regarding discussions with confidential City employees and unrepresented management about salaries and fringe benefits.

Scheduling: Duration, 45 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

RECESS

EVENING SESSION

 

EVENING SESSION

 

RECONVENE

ROLL CALL

PUBLIC COMMENT

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

27.         Subject: Interviews For City Advisory Groups (140.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Hold interviews of applicants to various City Advisory Groups; and

B. Continue interviews of applicants to June 5, and June 12, 2012.

ADJOURNMENT