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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

JUNE 23, 2015

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 Begins

5:00 p.m. - Recess

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

 

 

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

1. Subject: Increasing The Claim Settlement Authority Delegated To The City Administrator (120.03)

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee consider and recommend to Council an increase in the claim settlement authority delegated to the City Administrator from $25,000, as established in Resolution No. 96-070, to $35,000 to reflect Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases since 1996.

2. Subject: Proposed Amendments To Purchasing Code (120.03)

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee:

A. Hear a report on proposed amendments to Chapter 4.52, Purchasing, of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code regarding bidding thresholds; and

B. Recommend City Council approval of the proposed changes.

3. Subject: Loan To Housing Authority Of The City Of Santa Barbara For A New Affordable Housing Project At 3869 State Street (Grace Village Apartments) (120.03)

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee consider and recommend that City Council approve a request from Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (Housing Authority) for a $1,000,000 loan to support the development and construction of a new low income senior rental project located at 3869 State Street (Grace Village Apartments).

4. Subject: Benefit Increase For 1927 Police And Fire Employee Retirement Plan (120.03)

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee:

A. Hear a report from staff regarding the funded status of the City's Article XV-A Service Retirement Plan established in 1927 for police and fire employees, which preceded the City's enrollment in the CalPERS retirement plan in the 1960s; and

B. Consider forwarding to City Council a recommendation from the Police and Fire Pension Commission to increase monthly pension benefits paid to the remaining three retirees in the plan by 10%, which would increase the total monthly benefits by $512, from $5,123 to $5,635.

 

 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 2:00 P.M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

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 regular meetings of June 2 and June 9, 2015.

2.            Subject: Fiscal Year 2015 Interim Financial Statements For The Ten Months Ended April 30, 2015 (250.02)

Recommendation: That Council Accept the Fiscal Year 2015 Interim Financial Statements for the Ten Months Ended April 30, 2015.

3.            Subject: Introduction Of Ordinance Approving Supervisors Memorandum Of Understanding And Salary Plans For Unrepresented Management (Safety And Non-Safety) And City Administrator (440.02)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Ratify the labor agreement with the Supervisory Employees bargaining unit through introduction and subsequent adoption of, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending The 2012-2015 Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara City Supervisory Employees Bargaining Unit, adopted by Ordinance No. 5587 and previously amended by Ordinance No. 5623, and extending the term through June 30, 2016;

B. Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Setting Forth and Approving a Salary Plan for Unrepresented Managers and Professional Attorneys for Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017;

C. Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Setting Forth and Approving a Salary Plan for the City Administrator for Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017; and

D. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara For Paying and Reporting the Value of Employer Paid Member Contributions for Sworn Harbor Patrol Employees in the Supervisory Bargaining Unit effective June 27, 2015.

4.            Subject: Santa Barbara Beautiful And Chumash Foundation Grants For The Dolphin Fountain Landscaping Project (570.03)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the receipt of grant funds totaling $5,000 from Santa Barbara Beautiful;

B. Authorize the receipt of grant funds totaling $5,000 from the Chumash Foundation; and

C. Increase appropriations and estimated revenues for Fiscal Year 2016 by $10,000 in the Waterfront Fund for the Dolphin Fountain Landscaping Project.

5.            Subject: Professional Services Agreement With CJM::LA For The Cabrillo Ball Park Renovation Project (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to execute a professional services agreement with CJM::LA, Inc. in the amount of $38,000 to conduct a feasibility analysis, and prepare a preliminary landscape and civil engineering design for Cabrillo Ball Park Renovation Project; and

B. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to approve additional expenditures up to $3,800 to cover any cost increases that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

6.            Subject: Contract For Final Design Of The Las Positas Creek Restoration Project (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Questa Engineering Corporation, in the amount of $140,000 to prepare final design plans and construction specifications for the Las Positas Creek Restoration Project; and

B. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to approve expenditures of up to $14,000 for extra services from Questa Engineering Corporation that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

7.            Subject: Youth Watershed Education Program Contract With Explore Ecology (540.01)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to execute a 12-month professional services contract with Explore Ecology in the amount of $59,719.60 in Measure B funds for the provision of Creeks Program youth and community watershed education programs in Fiscal Year 2016; and

B. Authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to execute annual professional services contracts, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, with Explore Ecology for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018, in an amount not to exceed $65,000 per year.

8.            Subject: Buellton Library Property Lease (570.04)

Recommendation: That Council introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Library Director to Execute a Lease Agreement between the City of Santa Barbara and the City of Buellton for the Buellton Library property.

NOTICES

9.            The City Clerk has on Thursday, June 18, 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.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

10.         Subject: Presentation On The 90th Anniversary Of The 1925 Earthquake From The Santa Barbara Historical Museum (180.01)

Recommendation: That Council receive a presentation from the Santa Barbara Historical Museum on their current exhibit about the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

11.         Subject: Adoption Of The Two-Year Financial Plan For Fiscal Years 2016 And 2017 And The Operating And Capital Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 (230.05)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only:

A. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Adopting the Two-Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017;

B. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Adopting the Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016 by Appropriating Moneys for the Use and Support of Said City from the Funds and to the Purposes Herein Specified;

C. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Establishing the City's Appropriation Limitation for Fiscal Year 2016;

D. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Establishing Certain City Fees and Rescinding Resolution Nos. 14-045 and 14-058;

E. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Establishing Waterfront Harbor Slip, Mooring and User Fees and Rescinding Resolution Nos. 14-048 and 15-001;

F. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing Classified and Unclassified Positions in the City's Service Effective July 1, 2015, and Providing a Schedule of Classifications and Salaries for the Same in Accordance with the Operating Budget for the 2016 Fiscal Year; and

G. A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Continuation of Capital and Special Project Appropriations to Fiscal Year 2016.

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

12.         Subject: Discontinuation Of Efforts To Restore Franceschi House And Recommendation To Demolish (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Receive a report on past efforts to restore the Franceschi House;

B. Conclude the 2002 Grant Agreement #20,312 between the City and the Pearl Chase Society to rehabilitate the Franceschi House, and accept $138,593.02 from the Parks and Recreation Community (PARC) Foundation returning City granted funds for that project;

C. Increase estimated revenues and appropriations for the Franceschi House Rehabilitation project in the Parks and Recreation General Fund capital budget by $138,593.02; and

D. Provide staff direction to proceed with plans to demolish the Franceschi House and develop an alternate project on site to recognize the contributions of Dr. Franceschi and others associated with the park.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

13.         Subject: Appointments To City Advisory Groups (140.05)

Recommendation: That Council make appointments to the City's advisory groups.

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

CLOSED SESSIONS

14.         Subject: Conference With City Attorney - Anticipated Litigation (160.03)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session to consider initiating litigation pursuant to subsection (d)(4) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code and take appropriate action as needed. (one potential case).

Scheduling: Duration, 30 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

RECESS

EVENING SESSION

EVENING SESSION

 

RECONVENE

ROLL CALL

PUBLIC COMMENT

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

15.         Subject: Council Direction On Short-Term Vacation Rental Regulations (640.09)

Recommendation: That Council provide direction to Staff regarding regulation and enforcement of short-term vacation rentals.

ADJOURNMENT