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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

DECEMBER 16, 2014

AGENDA

 

 

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

1.            Subject: Minutes

Recommendation: That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the adjourned regular meeting of November 24, 2014, and the regular meeting of November 25, 2014.

2.            Subject: Adoption Of Ordinance For Business Tax Exemption For Artists Earning Less Than $5,000 In Annual Gross Receipts (210.01)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Adding Section 5.04.735 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code to Create a Business Tax Exemption For Artists Earning Less Than $5,000 in Annual Gross Receipts.

3.            Subject: Adoption Of Ordinance For Hotel And Related Commerce Zone Amendment (Clean-Up Amendment) For Area A Of The Cabrillo Plaza Specific Plan (640.09)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Section 28.22.030 of Chapter 28.22 of Title 28 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code.

4.            Subject: November 2014 Investment Report (260.02)

Recommendation: That Council accept the November 2014 Investment Report.

5.            Subject: Fiscal Year 2015 Interim Financial Statements For The Four Months Ended October 31, 2014 (250.02)

Recommendation: That Council accept the Fiscal Year 2015 Interim Financial Statements for the Four Months Ended October 31, 2014.

6.            Subject: Contract For Construction Of The Alameda Park Well Relocation Project - Infrastructure And Site Restoration (540.10)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Reject the apparent low bid for construction from Aguilera Brothers Construction, Inc., as non-responsive for the Alameda Park Well Relocation Project - Infrastructure and Site Restoration; and

B. Award a contract with Brough Construction, Inc., in their lowest responsive bid amount of $180,855 for construction of the Alameda Park Well Relocation Project - Infrastructure and Site Restoration, Bid No. 3728; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $18,100 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.

7.            Subject: Contract For Construction Of Voluntario Street Curb Cuts Project (530.04)

Recommendation: That Council award a contract with Lash Construction, Inc., in their low bid amount of $210,890 for construction of the Voluntario Street Curb Cuts Project, Bid No. 3739, and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $21,089 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.

8.            Subject: Contract For El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Stormwater Master Plan (540.13)

Recommendation: That Council authorize the Public Works Director to execute a City Professional Services contract, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, with CDM Smith in the amount of $134,728 for design services of the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Stormwater Master Plan, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $13,472 for extra services of CDM Smith that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

9.            Subject: Contract For Final Design Of El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Process Improvements Project - Phase II (540.13)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Public Works Director to execute a City Professional Services contract with Brown and Caldwell in the amount of $788,683 for final design of the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Process Improvements Project - Phase II, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $78,868 for extra services of Brown and Caldwell that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work; and

B. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Finding that the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Process Improvements Project is Substantially Complex and, Therefore, Requires a Construction Contract Retention of Ten Percent.

10.         Subject: Armored Car Transportation Services Agreement (210.03)

Recommendation: That Council authorize the Finance Director to negotiate and execute a one-year contract, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, with Brinks Security Services to provide Armored Car Transportation services for the period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, for an annual amount of $36,120.

11.         Subject: Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Appeal Of Planning Commission Approval For 511 Brosian Way (640.07)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Set the date of January 27, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. for hearing the appeal filed by Patricia Foley of the Planning Commission approval of an application for property owned by John Park and located at 511 Brosian Way, Assessor's Parcel No. 047-030-011, A-1 One-Family Residence Zone, General Plan Designation: Low Density Residential. The project proposes construction of a two-story, 5,886 square-foot, single-family residence and attached three-car garage on a vacant 2.2-acre lot in the Hillside Design District. The project includes 3,870 cubic yards of fill grading and 510 yards of cut grading. The discretionary application required for the project is a Coastal Development Permit to allow the proposed development in the Appealable Jurisdiction of the City's Coastal Zone; and

B. Set the date of January 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. for a site visit to the property located at 511 Brosian Way.

CONSENT PUBLIC HEARINGS

12.         Subject: Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) Hearing For Cottage Health Systems Debt Issuance (280.01)

Recommendation: That Council hold a public hearing and adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving the Issuance of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority Revenue Bonds (Cottage Health System Obligated Group), Series 2015, in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not to Exceed $150,000,000 for the Purpose of Financing and Refinancing the Acquisition, Construction, Improvement, Equipping, Renovation, Rehabilitation and Remodeling of Certain Health Support Facilities of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Certain Other Matters Related Thereto.

13.         Subject: Request For Designation Of 400 Hitchcock Way (Tesla Motors, Inc.) As A Community Benefit Project (640.09)

Recommendation: That Council find the proposed development at 400 Hitchcock Way for Tesla Motors, Inc., a Community Benefit Project pursuant to Santa Barbara Municipal Code Section 28.85.020.A.3 and allocate 8,700 square feet of nonresidential floor area to the project from the Community Benefit Project category.

NOTICES

14.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, December 11, 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.

15.         Cancellation of the regular City Council meetings of December 23 and December 30, 2014, and January 6, 2015.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

16.         Subject: Public Hearing On The Proposed Modification Of The 2011-2015 Santa Barbara South Coast Tourism Business Improvement District (290.00)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Modifying the Santa Barbara South Coast Tourism Business Improvement District; and

B. Adopt the Modified Santa Barbara South Coast Tourism Business Improvement District Management District Plan.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

17.         Subject: Stage Two Drought Update (540.05)

Recommendation: That Council receive an update on the status of the current drought and related efforts.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

18.         Subject: Consideration Of Drought-Related Restrictions And Regulations (640.02)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Receive a report outlining possible water use and development restrictions to be considered in response to drought;

B. Direct Planning Division staff to further develop options for development-related regulations in consultation with the Planning Commission, and return to Council for action in 2015 pending persistent or worsening drought conditions; and

C. Direct Water Resources staff to work with the Water Commission on further water use restrictions and return to Council for action in 2015 pending persistent or worsening drought conditions.

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

CLOSED SESSIONS

19.         Subject: Conference With City Attorney - Pending Litigation (160.03)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session to consider pending litigation pursuant to subsection (d)(1) of section 54956.9 of the Government Code and take appropriate action as needed. The pending litigation is Frank Banales, Sebastian Aldana Jr., Jacqueline Inda, Cruzito Herrera Cruz, and Benjamin Cheverez, v. City of Santa Barbara, et al., SBSC Case No.1468167.

Scheduling: Duration, 15 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

ADJOURNMENT