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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

JUNE 16, 2015

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 special meeting of June 1, 2015.

 

2.            Subject:  Adoption of Ordinance For Extension of Fire Managment Memorandum of Understanding to June 30, 2018 (440.02)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Ordinance No. 5260, the Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Fire Managers Association and Extending the Term of the Agreement Through June 30, 2018.

 

3.            Subject:  Reclassification Of Police Technician Positions In The Police Department (410.06)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Resolution No. 14-046, the Position and Salary Control Resolution for Fiscal Year 2015, Affecting the Police Department, Effective December 27, 2014.

 

4.            Subject:  Professional Services Agreement For The Police Memorial Statue Project  (520.04)

Recommendation:  That Council approve a Professional Services Agreement with Genesis Bronze in the amount of $60,000, for the creation of a bronze memorial statue to honor fallen Santa Barbara Police Officers.

 

5.            Subject:  Contract For Construction Of High School Well Raw Water Main Project (540.10)

Recommendation:  That Council award a contract to Tierra Contracting, Inc., in their low bid amount of $472,310 for construction of the High School Well Raw Water Main Project, Bid No. 3757; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $47,231 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.

 

6.            Subject:  Transfer Of All Grant Activities From The Streets Capital Fund To The Streets Grants Fund (230.05)

Recommendation:  That Council approve the changes to the Streets Capital Fund and Streets Grants Fund as presented in the Schedule of Proposed Streets Budget Adjustments in order to transfer all grant-related activity for Fiscal Year 2015 into the Streets Grants Fund.

 

7.            Subject:  Community Action Commission CalGRIP Grant Funding For Youth Employment (570.06)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Accept a disbursement from the Community Action Commission (CAC) in the amount of $38,028 for the Youth Employment Program in the Parks and Recreation Department; and

B.        Increase appropriations and estimated revenues in the Fiscal Year 2015 Parks and Recreation Department Miscellaneous Grants Fund in the amount of $38,028.

8.            Subject: Request For Funding The Buellton Library As Part Of The Santa Barbara Public Library System (570.04)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Increase estimated revenues by $35,000 in Fiscal Year 2015 representing the expected balance in County reserves for the benefit of the Buellton Library to be transferred to the City of Santa Barbara;

B.        Increase appropriations by $20,000, funded from the expected receipt of the reserves in the City of Santa Barbara County Library Fund Fiscal Year 2015 budget to cover expected costs to operate the Buellton Library through June 30, 2015; and

C.        Increase estimated revenues and appropriations totaling $191,000 in the County Library Fund Fiscal Year 2016 budget for ongoing operations at the Buellton Library.

NOTICES

9.            The City Clerk has on Thursday, June 11, 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.

10.         A City Council site visit is scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. to the Franceschi House, located at 1510 Mission Ridge Road, which is the subject of a Council Administrative Item on June 23, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

11.         Subject:  Stage Three Drought Update (540.05)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Receive an update on the status of the current drought and related efforts; and

B.        Approve extending three Water Resources Specialist positions that were authorized only through June 30, 2015, and temporarily increasing hours for two regular part-time Water Resources Specialist positions, through June 30, 2016.

12.         Subject:  Award Of Contract For The Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant - Final Design Phase (540.10)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Appropriate $3,755,884 from the Water Operating Fund reserves for the transfer to the Water Drought Fund for reactivation of the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant;

B.        Increase appropriations and estimated revenues in the Water Drought Fund by $3,755,884 to cover the costs of the proposed contracts and City staff costs related to the reactivation of the Desalination Plant, funded from a transfer of reserves from the Water Operating Fund;

C.        Authorize the Public Works Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, with IDE Americas, Inc. in the amount of $1,320,000 for the planning phase of the design/build/operate project for the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant;

D.        Authorize the Public Works Director to execute a contract, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, with Carollo Engineers in the amount of $2,032,622 for owner support services, and approve expenditures of up to $203,262 for extra services of Carollo Engineers that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work;

E.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Replacing Resolution No. 15-017 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 Reactivation of the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant; and

F.         Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara, Approving an Addendum to the 1991 Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse No. 9010859) and 1994 Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse No. 91121020) in Support of the Reactivation of the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant in Santa Barbara, California.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

13.         Subject:  Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Utility Rate Increases For Fiscal Year 2016 (540.13)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Hold a public hearing, as required by State law, regarding proposed utility rate increases for wastewater and solid waste collection services for Fiscal Year 2016; and

B.        Provide direction to staff regarding any changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 utility rates for wastewater and solid waste collection services.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS (CONT’D)

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

14.         Subject:  Fiscal Year 2016 Recommended Operating And Capital Budget (230.05)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Hear and consider the proposed balancing plan based on City Council direction provided to staff at the June 1, 2015 special budget hearing regarding the Fiscal Year 2016 Recommended Budget; and

B.        Provide final direction in preparation of Council's approval of adopting budget resolutions scheduled for approval on June 23, 2015 for Fiscal Year 2016 that begins on July 1, 2015.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

15.         Subject:  Potential Ballot Measure On Sales Tax Increase For Infrastructure Needs (110.03)

Recommendation:  That Council consider direction to staff to place a possible sales tax measure on the November 3, 2015 ballot, including the amount of the tax, and size, composition, and duties of an independent oversight committee.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

16.         Subject:  Elings Park Foundation Annual Report Presentation (570.05)

Recommendation:  That Council receive a presentation by the Elings Park Foundation on the 2013-2014 Annual Report for the Las Positas Tennis Courts and the 2014 Annual Report for Elings Park.

 

17.         Subject:  Appeal Of Parks And Recreation Commission Action To Deny The Removal Of The Street Tree At 3740 Pescadero Drive (570.08)

Recommendation:  That Council deny the appeal filed by Carey Ludford, and uphold the Parks and Recreation Commission decision to deny the removal of one Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree) located in the parkway at 3740 Pescadero Drive.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

ADJOURNMENT

To Monday, June 22, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Franceschi House at 1510 Mission Ridge Road.  (See Item No. 10)