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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

MAY 3, 2016

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

 

 

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 Review Of The Fiscal Year 2017 Recommended Budget (120.03)

Recommendation: That Finance Committee hear a report from staff regarding General Fund non-departmental revenues and assumptions contained in the Fiscal Year 2017 Recommended Budget, and an updated multi-year financial forecast of the General Fund.

 

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 May 31, 2016.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

2.            Subject: Minutes

Recommendation: That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 5, 2016 (cancelled), and the special meeting of April 7, 2016.

3.            Subject: Adoption of Ordinance to Amend the Water Supply Agreement between the Central Coast Water Authority and the City of Santa Barbara (540.10)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the Approval and Execution by the City of the First Amendment to the Water Supply Agreement.

4.            Subject: Adoption Of Ordinance Approving Sale Of Excess City Land At 536 Bath Street Related To The Cota Street Bridge Replacement Project (330.03)

Recommendation: That Council 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 536 Bath Street to NGC FUND 1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, in the amount of $579,000.

5.            Subject: Increase In Appropriations In The Self-Insurance Fund To Cover Increased Workers' Compensation Costs (350.08)

Recommendation: That Council approve an increase in appropriations in the amount of $700,000 in the Self-Insurance Fund from reserves to cover the cost of workers' compensation claims in the current fiscal year.

6.            Subject: Donation Of Equipment For The Police Department (330.05)

Recommendation: That Council accept a donation of three covered shields with upgraded ballistic plates valued at $4,600 from the Santa Barbara Police Foundation for placement in the three Police Department marked supervisor patrol vehicles.

7.            Subject: Introduction Of Ordinance For Rayne Santa Barbara, Inc., Brine Discharge Agreement (540.13)

Recommendation: That Council introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving a Ten-Year Agreement with Two Consecutive Five-Year Options with Rayne Santa Barbara, Inc., for Salt Brine Conveyance at the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant, Effective June 9, 2016.

8.            Subject: Approval Of Emergency Purchase Order For Eastside Lighting Repairs (530.04)

Recommendation: That Council approve an Emergency Purchase Order, pursuant to Santa Barbara Municipal Code Section 4.52.080, to Imperial Electric Co. in the amount of $55,000.00 for emergency repairs to a failed high-voltage street light system on Lou Dillon Lane.

9.            Subject: Contract For Installation Of Radio Equipment On University Of California, Santa Barbara Property, To Serve City Beach Areas (520.02)

Recommendation: That Council authorize the City Administrator to enter into a four-year license agreement with the Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara, for the installation and operation of radio equipment on University of California, Santa Barbara, property.

10.         Subject: Set A Date For Public Hearing Regarding Renewal Of Levy For Fiscal Year 2017 For The Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment (290.00)

Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Declaring Its Intention to Continue the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment Within the Foothill and Extreme Foothill Zones; Declaring the Work to Be of More Than General or Ordinary Benefit and Describing the District to be Assessed to Pay the Costs and Expenses Thereof; Preliminarily Approving the Updated Engineer's Report; Stating Intention to Continue Assessments for Fiscal Year 2017; and Establishing a Time of 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the City Council Chambers for a Public Hearing on the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment.

NOTICES

11.         The City Clerk has on Thursday, April 28, 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.

12.         City Council site visits are scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. to the properties located in the 300 block of Grove Lane and at 118 N. Milpas Street; these properties are the subjects of appeal hearings set for May 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

 

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

13.         Subject: Presentation From Santa Barbara County Association Of Governments On Rail Safety Education (150.04)

Recommendation: That Council receive a presentation from the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) on Rail Safety education.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING RULES APPLY TO THIS AGENDA ITEM

14.         Subject: Appeal Of Planning Commission Approval And Introduction Of An Ordinance And Adoption Of Resolution For 251 S. Hope Avenue Project (640.07)

Recommendation: That Council:

A. Deny the appeal of Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council of the application of RRM Design Group, architect for the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, and uphold the Planning Commission's approval of the project and Zoning Modifications, with the proposed revised condition;

B. Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Chapter 28.12 (Zone Map) of Title 28 of the Municipal Code Pertaining to Assessor's Parcel Number 051-240-008;

C. Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Adopting an Amendment to Specific Plan No. 4 (Rancho Arroyo), for Specific Plan Area A-2, Assessor's Parcel Number 051-240-008, Subject to Environmental Findings and Findings of Consistency with the General Plan;

D. Determine that the project is exempt from further environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 (Projects Consistent with the General Plan); and

E. Direct Staff to return to Council with Decision and Findings reflecting the outcome of the appeal.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

 

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

 

PUBLIC COMMENT (IF NECESSARY)

 

CLOSED SESSIONS

15.         Subject: Conference With Labor Negotiator (440.05)

Recommendation: That Council hold a closed session pursuant to the authority of Government Code Section 54957.6 to consider instructions to City negotiators Kristine Schmidt, Administrative Services Director, and Bruce Barsook, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, regarding negotiations with the General Bargaining Unit, Firefighters Association, and Police Officers Association.

Scheduling: Duration, 30 minutes; anytime

Report: None anticipated

ADJOURNMENT

To Monday, May 9, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. to the properties located in the 300 block of Grove Lane and at 118 N. Milpas Street. (See Agenda Item No. 12)