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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

APRIL 12, 2016

 

 

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

 

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)

Finance Committee Agenda

Subject: Streets Fund Capital And Grant History (120.03)

Recommendation: That the Finance Committee hear a presentation regarding the Streets Fund Capital Improvement Program and grant history.

 

 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 2:00 P.M.

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

CEREMONIAL ITEMS

1.            Subject: Proclamation Declaring April as National Poetry Month (120.04)

 

2.            Subject: Proclamation Declaring April 10-16 as National Library Week (120.04)

 

3.            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 April 30, 2016.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

4.            Subject: Minutes

Recommendation: That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the adjourned regular meeting of March 7, 2016, and the regular meeting of March 8, 2016.

5.            Subject: Adoption Of Ordinance For The Approval Of Extension For The South Coast Energy Efficiency Partnership Agreement (380.01)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Public Works Director to Execute a Third Amendment to the 2010-2015 Energy Partnership Agreement Between Southern California Edison, the Southern California Gas Company, and the City of Santa Barbara to Cover the 2016 Transition Period.

6.            Subject: Introduction Of Ordinance To Increase Loan Amount For Wastewater Plant Upgrades From $20,000,000 To $31,388,033 (540.13)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Approval and Execution by the Public Works Director of Amendment No. 1 to the Installment Sale Agreement for the Air Process Improvement Project Clean Water State Revolving Fund Project No. 7857-110 Agreement No. 14-809-550; and

B. Transfer $50,000 from the Wastewater Capital Fund to the Air Processing Improvement SRF Loan Fund for ineligible loan proceeds for extended warranty costs for equipment.

 

7.            Subject: Introduction Of Ordinances Approving Sales Of Excess City Lands Related To The Cota Street Bridge Replacement Project (330.01)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving and Authorizing the City Administrator to Execute the Land Purchase Agreement, Escrow Instructions, and Grant Deed for the Sale of Certain City Excess Land, Located at 221 West Cota Street, to Sarintha Bell in the amount of $701,550; and

B. Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving and Authorizing the City Administrator to Execute the Land Purchase Agreement, Escrow Instructions, and Grant Deed for the Sale of Certain City Excess Land, Located at 230 West Cota Street, to Ashley Nicole Mines and Brad Travis Moore in the amount of $736,032.

 

8.            Subject: Agreement With The County Of Santa Barbara For Mobile Crisis And Recovery Emergency Services (520.02)

Recommendation: That Council approve, and authorize the City Administrator to execute a three-year agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for mobile Crisis And Recovery Emergency Services (CARES) to the City of Santa Barbara for Fiscal Year 2016 through Fiscal Year 2018, for an amount not to exceed $62,521 in Fiscal Year 2016, $64,084 in Fiscal Year 2017, and $65,686 in Fiscal Year 2018.

 

9.            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.

10.         Subject: Records Destruction For Finance 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 Finance Department in the Accounting, Administration, General Services, Risk Management, and Treasury Divisions.

11.         Subject: Resolution To Vacate An Offer Of Pedestrian Easement At 109 West Ortega Street (530.04)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Find that the subject Irrevocable Offer of a Pedestrian Easement is not necessary for public purposes; and

B. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Ordering the Summary Vacation of the Irrevocable Offer of a Pedestrian Easement Over a Portion of the Real Property Commonly Known As 109 West Ortega Street (APN 037-123-002), as Described in Said Irrevocable Offer.

 

12.         Subject: Contract For Construction Of Water Distribution Office Improvements (540.01)

Recommendation: That Council award a contract with Tomar Construction, Inc., in their low bid amount of $48,937, for modernization of the Water Distribution Office, Bid No. 3807; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $4,894 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.

13.         Subject: Measure A Five-Year Local Program Of Projects For Fiscal Years 2017 - 2021 Public Hearing (530.01)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Adopting the Measure A Five-Year Local Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2017 - 2021.

14.         Subject: Airport Master Plan Contract Amendment for Traffic Analysis (560.09)

Recommendation: That Council approve and authorize the Airport Director to execute an Amendment to Contract 23,903 with Coffman Associates for Preparation of additional traffic impact analysis for the Airport Master Plan in an amount not to exceed $14,000 for a total contract amount of $1,186,204.

15.         Subject: Contract For Construction Of The Stretch Equipment Area At The Andree Clark Bird Refuge (570.05)

Recommendation: That Council award a contract to Shaw Contracting Inc. in their low bid amount of $32,318 for construction of the Stretch Equipment at the Bird Refuge Project, Bid No. 5435, and authorize the Parks and Recreation Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $3,231 for any unanticipated work.

16.         Subject: Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Appeal Of The Planning Commission's Approval of Project Design For 251 South Hope Ave. (Housing Authority of the City of SB)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Set the date of May 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. for hearing the appeal filed by Rick Frickmann, representing the Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council, of the Planning Commission's approval of proposed project owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, 251 S. Hope Avenue, APN 051-240-008, E-3/PD/SP-4/SD-2 (One-Family Residence, Planned Development, Rancho Arroyo Specific Plan and Upper State Street Area Overlay) Zones, General Plan Designation: Commercial/Medium High Density Residential (15-27 DU/ACRE) (MST2014-00142). The project consists of a proposal by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara for a new, four-story affordable housing development for very-low income senior residents on a vacant 1.76 acre lot adjacent to Arroyo Burro Creek. The proposal would be developed under the City's Average Unit-Sized Density (AUD) Incentive Program and the City's Density Bonus Program with a proposed density of 51 dwelling units per acre. The project includes 89 studio apartments, one-bedroom manager's unit, kitchen, dining facilities, storage, and common areas. The total building area is 52,858 square feet (gross) and has a maximum height of 43'-6" (excluding the elevator tower). The average unit size is 332.5 square feet. The proposal included 24 uncovered vehicular parking spaces and 5 bicycle lockers.

The discretionary applications required for this project are: an Amendment to the Rancho Arroyo Specific Plan, Zone Change, Modifications (Front Setback, Interior Setback, Lot Area, and Parking). The project requires an environmental finding for a CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 Exemption (Project Consistent with the General Plan).

B. Set the date of May 2, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. for a site visit to the property located at 251 S. Hope Avenue.

 

NOTICES

17.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 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.

18.         Receipt of communication advising of a vacancy created on the Santa Barbara Youth Council with the resignation of Ali Mikles. This vacancy will be part of the current recruitment.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

19.         Subject: Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Water Rates (540.13)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Hear a presentation on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Water Rates;

B. Set a Public Hearing date for June 14, 2016, at 2:00 PM, in the Council Chambers for Council's consideration of increases in City water rates for Fiscal Year 2017; and

C. Direct staff to send a Notice of Public Hearing to customers informing them of the hearing and proposed changes to water rates.

 

20.         Subject: Memorandum Of Understanding For The Cabrillo Boulevard Union Pacific Railroad Underpass Project (530.04)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Approve and authorize the City Administrator to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments for Design and Environmental Approval of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge over Cabrillo Boulevard; and

B. Increase appropriations and estimated revenues in the Streets Capital Fund by $800,000 for design phase services of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge over Cabrillo Boulevard to be funded via reimbursement from Santa Barbara County Association of Governments.

 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

21.         Subject: Request From Councilmembers White And Rowse Regarding A Recent Legal Ruling On The Highway 101 Widening Project (160.01)

Recommendation: That Council consider the request from Councilmembers White and Rowse regarding the City's interest in the next phase of the Environmental Impact Report preparation for the Highway 101 Widening Project.

22.         Subject: Request From Councilmembers Dominguez And White Regarding Staff Review Of Mobile Home Park Conversion Regulations (640.04)

Recommendation: That Council consider the request from Councilmembers Dominguez and White regarding request staff review of the Mobile Home Park Conversion Regulations.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT (IF NECESSARY)

 

 

CLOSED SESSIONS

23.         Subject: Conference With Labor Negotiator (440.03)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session pursuant to the authority of Government Code Section 54957.6 to consider instructions to City negotiator Kristine Schmidt, Administrative Services Director, regarding negotiations with the Firefighters Association and Police Officers Association.

Scheduling: Duration, 30 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

ADJOURNMENT