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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

MARCH 24, 2015

AGENDA

 

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

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

           5:00 p.m.   -     Recess

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

 

 

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 March 9, 2015, and the regular meeting of March 10, 2015.

 

2.            Subject:  Records Destruction For Parks And Recreation 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 Parks and Recreation Department in the Administration, Parks, and Recreation Divisions.

 

3.            Subject:  Resolution For Grant Application For Las Positas Creek Restoration Project (540.14)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving the Application for a $1,000,000 Urban Streams Restoration Program Grant and Determining the Appropriate Environmental Impact Document; Conditionally Accepting the Grant if Offered, Subject to City Council Approval of the Final Language of the Grant Contract; and Designating the Project Representative, Contract Manager, and Fiscal Agent.

 

4.            Subject:  Adoption Of Resolutions Required For Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Funding Of The Desalination Plant (540.10)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Pledging the Water Fund Net Revenue to Payment of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Financing Agreement; and

B.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Stating the City's Intent to Reimburse Expenditures Paid Prior to Either the Issuance of Obligations or the Approval by the State Water Resources Control Board of the Project Funds for Reactivating the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant.

5.            Subject:  Increase In Professional Services Contract Authority With Godbe Research For Polling Services (530.01)

Recommendation:  That Council increase the City Administrator's negotiating authority to execute a not-to-exceed $41,000 contract for professional services with Godbe Research to conduct a comprehensive opinion poll related to a possible revenue generating ballot measure.

 

6.            Subject:  February 2015 Investment Report (260.02)

Recommendation:  That Council accept the February 2015 Investment Report.

 

7.            Subject:  Fiscal Year 2015 Interim Financial Statements For The Seven Months Ended January 31, 2015 (250.02)

Recommendation:  That Council accept the Fiscal Year 2015 Interim Financial Statements for the Seven Months Ended January 31, 2015.

 

8.            Subject:  Appropriation Of Human Services Grant Funds For Youth Apprenticeship And Santa Barbara Arts Alliance Programs (570.06)

Recommendation:  That Council increase appropriations and estimated revenues in the Fiscal Year 2015 Parks and Recreation Department General Fund, in the amount of $15,000, for two Human Services Grant awards.

 

9.            Subject:  Purchase Order For City Hall Well Repair (540.10)

Recommendation:  That Council approve a maintenance and repair Purchase Order in the amount of $102,164.56 to PCL Construction, Inc., for repairs made to the City Hall Well.

 

10.         Subject:  Contract For Construction Of The Westside Center Bathroom Renovation Project (320.01)

Recommendation:  That Council award a contract with Kinyon Construction, Inc., in their lowest acceptable bid amount of $185,175 for construction of the Community Development Block Grant Westside Center Bathroom Renovation, Bid No. 3769, and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $18,517.50 (10 percent) to cover any cost increases that may result from contract change orders for extra work.

 

11.         Subject:  Contract Amendment For Construction Management And Inspection Services For The Gibraltar Conduit Hydroelectric Plant (540.01)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize an amendment to Contract No. 24,715 with Rockwell Construction Services, LLC, in an amount of $10,960 for additional construction management and inspection services for recommissioning the Gibraltar Conduit Hydroelectric Plant, raising the overall contract amount to $55,178.

 

12.         Subject:  Amendment To Professional Services Agreement With Ruby Carrillo For Accounting Services (210.01)

Recommendation:  That Council approve and authorize the Finance Director to execute a First Amendment to Agreement No. 21400186, Professional Service Contract with Ruby Carrillo for Accounting Services, to increase the agreement by $30,000 for a total of $50,000.

 

13.         Subject:  Resolution Denying The Appeal Of The Single Family Design Board Decision Regarding 1912 Mission Ridge Road (640.07)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Denying the Appeal and Upholding the Decision of the Single Family Design Board Granting Project Design Approval for Additions to the Residence at 1912 Mission Ridge Road.

 

14.         Subject:  Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Appeal Of Single Family Design Board Approvals For 2405 State Street

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Set the date of April 21, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. for hearing the appeal filed by Jim and Debbie Arnesen of the Single Family Design Board Project Design and Final Approvals for property owned by Dan Underwood and located at 2405 State Street, Assessor's Parcel No. 025-071-012, E-3 One-Family Residence Zone, General Plan Designation: Low Density Residential.  The project proposes construction of a 2,101 square-foot, two-story single-family residence with an attached 505 square-foot, two-car garage along with other improvements, and it includes 318 cubic yards of cut and fill grading.  The proposed total of 2,606 square feet on a vacant lot is 85% of the maximum floor-to-lot area ratio; and

B.        Set the date of April 20, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. for a site visit to the property located at 2405 State Street.

NOTICES

15.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 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.

16.         Cancellation of the regular City Council meeting of March 31, 2015.

17.         Receipt of communication advising of vacancy created on the Water Commission with the resignation of Russell Ruiz; the vacancy will be part of the next City Advisory Groups recruitment.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

18.         Subject:  Update On Downtown Electrical Infrastructure Reliability Issues From Southern California Edison (380.01)

Recommendation:  That Council receive a presentation from Southern California Edison on electrical infrastructure reliability issues in the Downtown Corridor area.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

19.         Subject:  Appeal Of Planning Commission Approval Of Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History Conditional Use Permit Amendment (640.07)

Recommendation:  That Council deny the appeal of Mark and Lauren Carey, upholding the Planning Commission's approval of the Conditional Use Permit Amendment and Parking Modification for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta del Sol); and direct staff to return with Decision and Findings, including revised conditions of approval.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

RECESS

EVENING SESSION

EVENING SESSION

 

RECONVENE

ROLL CALL

PUBLIC COMMENT

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

20.         Subject:  Setting Geographic Boundaries For District Elections (110.03)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Receive a report from Doug Johnson, President of National Demographics Corporation, regarding the results of the City public outreach efforts related to district elections and drawing geographic boundaries for electoral districts;

B.        Hold a public hearing pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10010 to consider a proposal to establish district boundaries; and

C.        Provide direction to the City Attorney and the City Administrator on establishing electoral district boundaries; and

D.        Consider adoption of A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Establishing Single Member Districts for the Election of Councilmembers.

 

ADJOURNMENT