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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 8, 2014

AGENDA

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

CEREMONIAL ITEMS

1.            Subject:  Employee Recognition - Service Award Pins (410.01)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the City Administrator to express the City's appreciation to employees who are eligible to receive service award pins for their years of service through April 30, 2014.

 

2.            Subject:  Proclamation Declaring April 2014 As Fair Housing Month (120.04)

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

CONSENT CALENDAR

3.            Subject:  Minutes

Recommendation:  That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 18, 2014.

 

4.            Subject:  Adoption Of Ordinance For Municipal Code Title 17 Amendments Related To Waterfront Parking (550.08)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending the Municipal Code by Amending Chapter 17.36 of Title 17 Pertaining to Parking in the Waterfront Parking Lots.

 

5.            Subject:  Adoption Of Municipal Code Amendments Regarding Fences, Screens, Walls And Hedges (640.02)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Sections 28.87.170 and 28.90.050 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code Relating to Fences, Screens, Walls and Hedges; and

B.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara to Approve Fences, Screens, Walls and Hedges Guidelines Consistent with Santa Barbara Municipal Code Section 28.87.170.

6.            Subject:  Authorization For The Allocation Of Transportation Development Act Funds (670.05)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Filing of a Claim with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments for Allocation of $69,742 in Transportation Development Act Funds for Fiscal Year 2015.

 

7.            Subject:  Fiscal Year 2014 Interim Financial Statements For The Seven Months Ended January 31, 2014 (250.02)

Recommendation:  That Council accept the Fiscal Year 2014 Interim Financial Statements for the Seven Months Ended January 31, 2014.

 

8.            Subject:  Contracts For Design For On-Call Engineering Services For Groundwater Well Development (540.10)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Authorize the Public Works Director to execute a City Professional Services contract with Pueblo Water Resources, Inc., in the amount of $250,000 for on-call hydrogeologic engineering design services for various groundwater well development projects, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $25,000 for extra services that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work; and

B.        Authorize the Public Works Director to execute a City Professional Services contract with Kear Groundwater in the amount of $250,000 for on-call hydrogeologic engineering design services for various groundwater well development projects, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $25,000 for extra services that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

9.            Subject:  Approval Of License Agreement With Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Inc. (180.02)

Recommendation:  That Council approve and authorize the City Administrator to execute a new License Agreement with the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Inc., for the operation of the Downtown Farmers Market located in the Cota Commuter Parking Lot at 119 East Cota Street, the Old Town Farmers Market located in the 500-600 Blocks of State Street, and the Coast Village Road Farmers Market located in the 1100-1200 Blocks of Coast Village Road.

 

10.         Subject:  Execution Of A License Agreement For Parking Purposes At The Granada Garage (550.05)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the Public Works Director to execute a License Agreement with the Trustees of the Lesley J. Alexander Trust for use of three parking spaces within the Granada Garage for five years.

 

11.         Subject:  Rejection Of The Safe Routes To School Cleveland Project Bids (530.04)

Recommendation:  That Council reject all bids for construction of the Safe Routes to School Cleveland Project and direct staff to re-bid the Project.

 

12.         Subject:  Police Department Explorer Program Funds (520.04)

Recommendation:  That Council increase appropriations and estimated revenues in the Police Department Explorer Program by $5,666.

 

13.         Subject:  Sole Source Purchase Order For Versaterm, Inc., Computer Aided Dispatch Paging Module Software (520.03)

Recommendation:  That Council find it in the City's best interest to waive the formal bid procedure as authorized by Municipal Code Section 4.52.070(k), and authorize the General Services Manager to issue a purchase order to Versaterm, Inc., for a Versadex CAD 7.3 Paging module in an amount not to exceed $35,000.

 

14.         Subject:  Bulletproof Vest Partnership Award (520.04)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Accept $17,731 from the U.S. Department of Justice's 2013 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant; and

B.        Increase appropriations and estimated revenues by $17,731 in the Police Miscellaneous Grants Fund for the purchase of forty-six (46) bulletproof vests.

15.         Subject:  Proposed Lease Agreement With Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative For Community Arts Workshop At 631 Garden Street (180.02)

Recommendation:  That Council approve a five-year lease agreement with the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for the development and use of City-owned property at 631 Garden Street as a Community Arts Workshop.

 

NOTICES

16.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 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.

17.         Recruitment For City Advisory Groups

A.        The City Clerk's Office will accept applications through Monday, May 5, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. to fill scheduled vacancies on various City Advisory Groups and the unscheduled vacancies resulting from resignations received in the City Clerk's Office through Wednesday, April 16, 2014;

B.        The City Council will conduct interviews of applicants for vacancies on various City Advisory Groups on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. (Estimated Time), Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. (Estimated Time), and Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.; and

C.        The City Council will make appointments to fill vacancies on various City Advisory Groups on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

18.         Receipt of communications advising of vacancies created on the Community Development and Human Services Committee with the resignations of Rocky Jacobson and Michael Just, the Community Events and Festivals Committee with the resignation of Rebekah Altman, and the Harbor Commission with the resignation of Frank Kelly. The vacancies will be part of the current City Advisory Groups Semiannual Recruitment.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

19.         Subject:  Urban Forest Management Plan (570.05)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Adopting the Urban Forest Management Plan.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

20.         Subject:  Ordinance To Establish Air Quality Design Standards For Development Near Highway 101 (630.05)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Title 22 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 22.65 Establishing Air Quality Design Standards for New Development Near Highway 101 to Implement Policy ER7 of the 2011 General Plan; and

B.        Repeal City Council Resolution No. 12-013 upon the effective date of the Ordinance Adopting Chapter 22.65 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS (CONT'D)

21.         Subject:  Appointment Of Council Members To The New Zoning Ordinance (NZO) Joint  Council And Planning Commission Committee (640.09)

Recommendation:  That Council consider the appointment of two members to the New Zoning Ordinance Joint Council and Planning Commission Committee.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

CLOSED SESSIONS

22.         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(d)(1) of the Government Code and take appropriate action as needed. Pending litigation considered is a workers' compensation claim: Guy Robles v. City of Santa Barbara, WCAB case number ADJ7188245.

            Scheduling:  Duration, 10 minutes; anytime

            Report:  None anticipated

 

23.         Subject:  Conference With Legal Counsel - Potential Litigation (160.03)

Recommendation:  That Council hold a closed session to consider potential litigation pursuant to section 54956.9 (d)(2) and (e)(2) of the Government Code arising out of a contract dispute with Continental Casualty, and take appropriate action as needed.

            Scheduling:  Duration, 10 minutes; anytime

            Report:  None anticipated

 

24.         Subject:  Conference With Real Property Negotiators (330.03)

Recommendation:  That Council hold a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 to consider a possible long-term lease to the Montecito Water District of a portion of the Charles Meyer Desalination Plant owned by the City of Santa Barbara and located on real property owned by the City of Santa Barbara.

Real Property:  A portion of the Charles Meyer Desalination Plant located at 525 East Yanonali Street (Assessor's Parcel No.: 017-540-007) in the City of Santa Barbara.

City Negotiators:  James Armstrong, City Administrator; Joshua Haggmark, Acting Water Resources Manager; Ariel Calonne, City Attorney; Sarah Knecht, Assistant City Attorney.

Negotiating Parties:  Montecito Water District, Darlene Bierig, Board President.

Under Negotiation:  Instructions to negotiators concerning the price and terms of payment of a possible ground lease of a portion of the Charles Meyer Desalination Plant by the Montecito Water District.

            Scheduling:  Duration, 30 minutes; anytime

            Report:  None anticipated

 

25.         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 Kristine Schmidt, Acting Administrative Services Director, regarding negotiations with the Treatment and Patrol Bargaining Units, Hourly Bargaining Unit, Police Management Association, and Firefighters Association, and regarding salaries and fringe benefits for certain unrepresented management and confidential employees.

            Scheduling:  Duration, 30 minutes; anytime

            Report:  None anticipated

 

ADJOURNMENT