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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY COUNCIL

 

FEBRUARY 28, 2017

AGENDA

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

         12:00 p.m.   -     Special Finance Committee Meeting, David Gebhard Public Meeting

                                    Room, 630 Garden Street

           2:00 p.m.   -     City Council Meeting Begins

           4:00 p.m.   -     Consideration Of A Temporary Restriction On Average Unit-Size

                                    Density Incentive Program Applications (Estimated Time)

 

 

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SPECIAL FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING - 12:00 P.M. IN THE DAVID GEBHARD PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, 630 GARDEN STREET (120.03)   

Special Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

1.            Subject:  Fiscal Year 2017 Mid-Year Review (120.03)

 

Recommendation:  That the Finance Committee recommend that Council: 

A.        Hear a report from staff on the status of revenues and expenditures in relation to budget for the six months ended December 31, 2016;

B.        Accept the Fiscal Year 2017 Interim Financial Statements for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2016; and

C.        Approve the proposed mid-year adjustments to Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations and estimated revenues as detailed in the attached schedule of Proposed Mid-Year Adjustments.

(See Council Agenda Item No.12)

2.            Subject:  Options For Enhanced Abandoned Waste Collection Service (120.03)

 

Recommendation:  That the Finance Committee:

A.        Receive a report on the options available to the City to provide enhanced abandoned waste collection service; and

B.        Provide direction to staff on whether to include the cost of enhanced abandoned waste collection service into the City's proposed trash and recycling rates for Fiscal Year 2018.

3.            Subject:  Termination Of Article XV-A Fire And Police Service Retirement Plan (120.03)

 

Recommendation:  That the Finance Committee recommend that Council:

A.           Adopt, by reading of title only, a Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the City Administrator to Take All Necessary Actions to Distribute the Plan Assets of, and Subsequently Dissolve, the Article XV-A Fire and Police Service Retirement Plan In Accordance With the Approval of Such Action by the Fire and Police Pension Commission and Plan Beneficiaries; and

B.        Consider a request from the Fire and Police Pension Commission that City Council authorize a contribution of approximately $160,000 to address the unfunded liability in the Plan prior to liquidation and, if approved, increase appropriations in the General Fund by $160,000 from reserves to cover the cost of funding the deficit in the Plan.

(See Council Agenda Item No. 13)

 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING – 2:00 P.M.

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

CEREMONIAL ITEMS

1.            Proclamation: Healthy Heart Month - February 2017 (120.04)

Recommendation:  That Council proclaim February as "Healthy Heart Month" with special recognition to Soroptimist of Camino Real Region for their service, advocacy, and public education efforts.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

CONSENT CALENDAR

2.            Subject:  Minutes

Recommendation:  That Council waive further reading and approve the minutes of the cancelled regular meeting of February 21, 2017.

 

3.            Subject:  Contract For Final Design Of El Estero Drain Restoration Project (540.13)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the Public Works Director to execute a Professional Services contract with Arcadis U.S., Inc., in the amount of $65,500 for final design services of the El Estero Drain Restoration Project, and authorize the Public Works Director to approve expenditures of up to $6,500 for extra services of Arcadis U.S., Inc. that may result from necessary changes in the scope of work.

 

4.            Subject:  Contract For Construction Of Corporate Yard Aboveground Fuel Storage Tank (530.01)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Award a contract with Western Pump, Inc., in their lowest acceptable bid amount of $148,664.41 for construction of the Corporate Yard Aboveground Fuel Storage Tank Project, Bid No. 3847; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $14,866 to cover any cost increases that may result from contract change orders for extra work; and

B.        Award a contract with Berry General Engineering Contractors, Inc., in their lowest acceptable bid amount of $445,397.68 for construction of the Corporate Yard Pavement Improvements Project, Bid No. 3849; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute the contract and approve expenditures up to $44,540 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.

5.            Subject:  Proposed Changes To Parks And Recreation Department Fiscal Year 2017 Fees And Charges Schedule (570.06)

Recommendation:  That Council approve proposed changes to the Fiscal Year 2017 Parks and Recreation Department Schedule of Fees and Charges for implementation March 1, 2017.

 

6.            Subject:  Resolution Approving Santa Barbara County’s Drought Relief Projects Submittal To The State (540.05)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, a Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Approving the City of Santa Barbara’s Support of the Santa Barbara County’s Governor’s Drought Task Force Letter and Project List Developed by Local Water Agencies, and Include in Distribution the State Senate, State Assembly, and Cal OES Office.

 

7.            Subject:  January 2017 Investment Report (260.02)

Recommendation:  That Council accept the January 2017 Investment Report.

 

8.            Subject:  Proposed Changes To Parking Violation Penalties And Related Fees (550.01)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, a Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Resolution No. 16-044 Establishing Certain City Fees Adjusting Parking Violation Penalties and Related Fees.

 

NOTICES

9.            The City Clerk has on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 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.         Cancellation of the site visit scheduled for March 6, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. to the property located at 6100 Hollister Ave.

 

11.         Recruitment For City Advisory Groups:

A.        The City Clerk's Office will accept applications through Monday, May 1, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. to fill scheduled vacancies on various City Advisory Groups and the unscheduled vacancies resulting from resignations received in the City Clerk's Office through Tuesday, April 4, 2017;

B.        The City Council will conduct interviews of applicants for vacancies on various City Advisory Groups on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. (Estimated Time), Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. (Estimated Time), and Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.;

C.        The Santa Barbara Youth Council will conduct interviews for vacancies on the Santa Barbara Youth Council on Monday, May 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.; and

D.        The City Council will make appointments to fill the vacancies on various City Advisory Groups on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

12.         Subject:  Fiscal Year 2017 Mid-Year Review (230.04)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Hear a report from staff on the status of revenues and expenditures in relation to budget for the six months ended December 31, 2016;

B.        Accept the Fiscal Year 2017 Interim Financial Statements for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2016; and

C.        Approve the proposed mid-year adjustments to Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations and estimated revenues as detailed in the attached schedule of Proposed Mid-Year Adjustments.

13.         Subject:  Termination Of Article XV-A Fire And Police Service Retirement Plan (430.08)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Authorizing the City Administrator to Take All Necessary Actions to Distribute the Plan Assets of, and Subsequently Dissolve, the Article XV-A Fire and Police Service Retirement Plan In Accordance With the Approval of Such Action by the Fire and Police Pension Commission and Plan Beneficiaries; and

B.        Consider a request from the Fire and Police Pension Commission that City Council authorize a contribution of approximately $160,000 to address the unfunded liability in the Plan prior to liquidation and, if approved, increase appropriations in the General Fund by $160,000 from reserves to cover the cost of funding the deficit in the Plan.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

14.         Subject:  Public Hearing For The 2017 Downtown And Old Town Business Improvement Districts Assessments (620.05)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Conduct a public hearing and consider appropriate protests to the renewal of the Downtown and Old Town Business Improvement Districts Assessments for 2017, as required under the California Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989; and

B.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Confirming the Fiscal Year 2017 Downtown and Old Town Business Improvement District Annual Assessment Report and Renewing the Downtown Business Improvement District and Old Town Business Improvement District Assessments for 2017.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

15.         Subject:  Consideration Of A Temporary Restriction On Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program Applications  (640.01)

Recommendation:  That Council consider options to implement a temporary restriction on development projects proposed under the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program, and provide direction to staff.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

PUBLIC COMMENT (IF NECESSARY)

CLOSED SESSIONS

16.         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

 

ADJOURNMENT