CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
AUGUST 2, 2016
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)
Recommendation: That Finance Committee consider and recommend that Council:
A. Approve Assignment and Assumption Agreement that assigns all contractual rights, duties, and obligations of all City documents to the Housing Authority;
B. Increase appropriations in the amount of $122,000 in the Housing Successor Agency Fund, from reserves, to cover the cost of the additional loan amount;
C. Increase the allocation to City Loan Agreement No. 18,701 account by $122,000 from the Housing Successor Agency Fund;
D. Approve the Amendment to the City Loan Agreement No. 18,701, including forgiveness of $592,000 of accrued interest;
E. Approve the Additional Advance of $122,000 to the City Deed of Trust;
F. Approve the Amendment of the Affordability Control Covenant Imposed on Real Property; and
G. Authorize the Community Development Director to execute such agreements and related documents, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney, as necessary.
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING – 2:00 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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 August 31, 2016.
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
Recommendation: That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 14, 2016.
Recommendation: That Council introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving An Encroachment Permit Agreement with Child Abuse Listening Mediation, Inc., a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, Ensemble Theatre Company, Inc., a California Nonprofit Corporation, and Luria-New Vic, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, Affecting the Properties Known as 1236 Chapala Street and 33 West Victoria Street, and Approving An Encroachment Permit Agreement With Ensemble Theatre Company, Inc., a California Nonprofit Corporation, Affecting the Property Known as 33 West Victoria Street, Each Agreement Intended to Terminate and Supersede Encroachment Permit Agreement 24,521, Approved by Ordinance 5621, and Adopted by Council on June 4, 2013, for Portions of Site Improvements That Were Authorized to Encroach Along and Into the Frontage of Victoria Street, and a Portion of City Parking Lot No. 5, and Authorizing the Public Works Director to Execute Both Encroachment Permit Agreements.
Recommendation: That Council adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Granting An Easement to Southern California Edison for Public Utilities In and Under the City-Owned Property at 125 State Street, and the Execution and Recording of Said Easement Deed for This Property.
Recommendation: That Council approve and authorize the City Administrator to execute and record Final Map Number 20,813 and standard agreements relating to the approved subdivision at 1298 Coast Village Road, and authorize the City Engineer to record, upon completion of any required public improvements, a recital document stating that the public improvements have been completed and that the previously recorded Land Development Agreement may be removed from the title document.
Recommendation: That Council authorize the City Administrator to execute an annual community promotion contract with Summer Solstice Celebration, Inc., in the amount of $68,000 to support year-round administrative expenses for the community event.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Consider and adopt the findings and recommendations in a letter to the Honorable James Herman, Presiding Judge, Santa Barbara Superior Court (Attachment 1) as the City's response to the 2015-2016 Grand Jury report entitled "Lake Cachuma, Protecting a Valuable Resource, You Can't Drink Paper Water" (Attachment 2);
B. Authorize the Mayor to sign and forward the letter and responses to the Presiding Judge of Santa Barbara County Superior Court; and
C. Determine, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines section 15378(b)(5), that the above actions are not a project that is subject to the California Environmental Quality Act review, because they are organizational or administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes to the environment.
Recommendation: That Council review and approve a draft letter in response to the findings and recommendations of the 2015-2016 Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury report titled, City of Santa Barbara, Commissions, Committees, and Boards and authorize the City Administrator to sign the response letter and forward it to the Presiding Judge.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Increase appropriations and estimated revenues in the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan by $3,950,000 to cover the costs of the proposed contracts and City staff costs related to the reactivation of the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility, funded from an expected increase in the SRF loan;
B. Authorize an increase in the Public Works Director's Change Order Authority to approve expenditures for extra work for the contract for the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility with IDE Americas, Inc., Contract No. 25,221, in the amount of $3,750,000, for a total Project expenditure authority of $51,351,654; and
C. Authorize an increase in the Public Works Director's Change Order Authority to approve expenditures for extra services for the contract for Owner Support Services for the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility with Carollo Engineers, Inc., Contract No. 25,222, in the amount of $125,000, for a total Project expenditure authority of $2,423,782.
Recommendation: That Council authorize the City Attorney to execute a legal services agreement with Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC, in an amount not to exceed $75,000, for special counsel services relating to utility rates.
11. The City Clerk has on Thursday, July 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.
This concludes the Consent Calendar.
REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Recommendation: That Council accept the Capital Improvement Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016.
COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS
PUBLIC COMMENT (IF NECESSARY)
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 Santa Barbara City Employees' Association, Local 620 Service Employees' International Union.
Scheduling: Duration, 30 minutes; anytime
Report: None anticipated