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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

OCTOBER 7, 2014

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)

Subject: Finance Committee Agenda

Subject: Financial Status Of The Golf Fund

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee hear a report on the status of the Golf Fund, including a review of both short-term and long-term trends in the number of rounds played, financial projections, and options the City might consider for the continued operation of the municipal golf course.

 

 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 2:00 P.M.

 

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 Acting City Administrator to express the City's appreciation to employees who are eligible to receive service award pins for their years of service through October 31, 2014.

2.            Subject: Proclamation Declaring October 2014 As Bullying Prevention Month (120.04)

3.            Subject: Proclamation Declaring October 2014 As Dyslexia Awareness Month (120.04)

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

CONSENT CALENDAR

4.            Subject: Minutes

Recommendation: That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 23, 2014.

5.            Subject: Approval Of Benefit Plans Effective January 1, 2015 (430.06)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Approve renewal of the Aetna and Kaiser Permanente medical plans, Delta Dental Plans, Vision Service Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Accounts, and Hartford Life and Disability Insurance Plans; and

B. Authorize the Acting City Administrator to execute any necessary agreements for renewals with current carriers, and with Wells Fargo Insurance Services for benefits broker/consulting contract services.

6.            Subject: Grant From California Department Of Parks And Recreation, Division Of Boating And Waterways, For Removal Of Vessels Per The State's Vessel Turn-In Program (570.03)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Waterfront Director to execute an agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways, accepting an $8,800 grant for the disposal of recreational vessels per the state's Vessel Turn-In Program; and

B. Increase Fiscal Year 2015 estimated revenue in the amount of $8,800 and appropriate the funds to the Waterfront Department's Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget.

7.            Subject: Donation For Animal Control Program Equipment (520.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Accept a donation of $4,500 from the Deborah K. Oldham Trust of 2001; and

B. Approve an increase in appropriations and estimated revenues in the amount of $4,500 in Fiscal Year 2015 to the Police Department Miscellaneous Grants Fund for Animal Control equipment which will enhance safety and service.

8.            Subject: Contract For Santa Barbara Airport Wildlife Hazard Assessment And Wildlife Hazard Management Plan Update (560.01)

Recommendation: That Council approve and authorize the Airport Director to execute a contract with Dudek, Inc., for preparation of a Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Wildlife Hazard Management Plan update in an amount not to exceed $133,507.

9.            Subject: Amendment To Agreement With Jarvis, Fay, Doporto & Gibson, LLP, For Legal Services Relating To Jacks v. City Of Santa Barbara (160.03)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the City Attorney to execute an amendment to the professional services agreement (Contract No. 24,107) with the law firm of Jarvis, Fay, Doporto & Gibson, LLP, to amend the Compensation and Costs provision, increasing the contract amount by $25,000, from $50,000 to $75,000; and

B. Allocate $25,000 from the General Fund appropriated reserves to the City Attorney's Office Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

NOTICES

10.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, October 2, 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.

11.         Receipt of communication advising of vacancy created on the Parks and Recreation Commission with the resignation of Olivia Uribe. The vacancy will be part of the current City Advisory Groups Recruitment.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

12.         Subject: Consideration Of Potential Amendment To The Municipal Code, Title 5, Affecting Business License Taxes Payable By Artists (210.01)

Recommendation: That the City Council direct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to amend Title 5 of the Municipal Code pertaining to business license taxes to add an exemption for artists with annual gross receipts of less than $5,000.

13.         Subject: Launch Of Online Financial Transparency System (210.01)

Recommendation: That Council receive a report and demonstration of OpenGov, the City's new Online Financial Transparency System.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

14.         Subject: Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program Review Process (640.02)

Recommendation: That Council introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Section 22.22.133 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code Regarding Historic Landmarks Commission Referral to Planning Commission and Amending Chapter 28.20 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code Establishing Planning Commission Review of Certain Rental Housing Projects Proposed in Accordance with the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program.

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

ADJOURNMENT