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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

OCTOBER 6, 2015

AGENDA

 

 

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 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, 2015.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

CONSENT CALENDAR

2.            Subject:  Amendment To Professional Services Agreement With Lance, Soll & Lunghard For Independent Audit Services (220.03)

Recommendation:  That Council approve and authorize the Finance Director to execute a First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement (No. 00023809.1) with Lance, Soll & Lunghard for independent audit services, increasing the not-to-exceed total by $8,500 for a total of $120,365.

 

3.            Subject:  Home Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Grant To Transition House (660.01)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Approve a new $60,000 grant to Transition House from federal Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance;

B.        Authorize transfer of remaining funds under Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Agreement No. 24,154 between the City and Transition House to the new grant agreement; and

C.        Authorize the Community Development Director to execute such agreements and related documents, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, as necessary.

4.            Subject:  PATH (Formerly Casa Esperanza) Shelter Agreement (660.04)

Recommendation:  That Council approve, and authorize the Community Development Director to execute, an Agreement with People Assisting the Homeless, or PATH, for the operation of a homeless shelter.

 

5.            Subject:  City Documents Related To Casa Esperanza Homeless Center/PATH Statutory Merger (816 Cacique Street) (660.04)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Approve amending and restating the 1999 Restricted Use Covenant;

B.        Approve a Declaration of Restrictions Established by City of Santa Barbara Conditional Use Permit; and

C.        Authorize the Community Development Director to execute such agreements and related documents, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, as necessary.

6.            Subject:  Service Agreement With Ecco Wireless To Provide Wireless Internet Service To The Harbor Area (570.03)

Recommendation:  That Council approve a five-year service agreement with Ecco Wireless USA, Inc., providing wireless internet service to the Harbor area users on a subscription basis, at no cost to the Waterfront Department.

 

7.            Subject:  Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Appeal Of The Architectural Board Of Review Approval For 806 Alberta Avenue (640.07)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Set the date of November 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. for hearing the appeal filed by Catherine "Lily" Bastug Vicenti, David Hale, James & Karen Hurst, Roberta VanRossen, Susan Lafond, and Brian King, of the Architectural Board of Review's approval of an application for the demolition of an existing 182 square-foot, 1-car garage and chain link fence with gate and construction of a 633 square-foot, 2-story accessory dwelling unit and two attached 1-car garages of 210 square feet each at the rear of the site.  The existing 650 square-foot dwelling unit at the front of the site will remain unchanged.  Total development on this 5,061 square-foot parcel will be 1,703 square feet.  One additional uncovered tandem parking space is proposed for a total of three parking spaces.  This project addresses violations identified in enforcement case ENF2015-00308.  Assessor's Parcel No. 043-241-012, Two-Family Residential Zone, General Plan Designation:  Medium Density Residential (12 du/acre); and

B.        Set the date of November 16, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. for a site visit to the property located at 806 Alberta Avenue.

CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING

8.            Subject:  TEFRA (Tax Equity And Fiscal Responsibility Act) Hearing For 13-21 South Soledad (Pearl Gardens) And 211-221 Sycamore Lane (Sycamore Gardens) 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 Incurring of a Tax Exempt Obligation by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara for the Purpose of Providing Financing for the Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Pearl Gardens and Sycamore Gardens Multifamily Rental Housing Facilities.

 

NOTICES

9.            The City Clerk has on Thursday, October 1, 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.         Receipt of communication advising of vacancies created on the Community Development and Human Services Committee with the resignation of Max Rorty and George Gorga; the Access Advisory Committee with the resignation of Brian Barnwell; and the Parks and Recreation Commission with the resignation of Jim Heaton.  These vacancies will be part of the current City Advisory Groups Recruitment.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

FIRE DEPARTMENT

11.         Subject:  El Nino Preparedness Presentation (520.02)

Recommendation:  That Council receive a presentation on El Niño Preparedness Planning given jointly by the Public Works Department and Fire Department.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

CLOSED SESSIONS

12.         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 Kyle Hickman v. City of Santa Barbara, WCAB case numbers ADJ9314406, ADJ8965284.

            Scheduling:  Duration, 20 minutes; anytime

            Report:  None anticipated

 

ADJOURNMENT