(Printable Agenda)

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MAY 6, 2008

AGENDA

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

         12:30 p.m.   -     Special Finance Committee Meeting, David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street

           2:00 p.m.   -     City Council Meeting

 

 

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SPECIAL FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING - 12:30 P.M. IN THE DAVID GEBHARD PUBLIC MEETING ROOM (120.03)

Subject:  Special Finance Committee Agenda

1.                  Subject:  March 31, 2008, Investment Report And March 31, 2008, Fiscal Agent Report

Recommendation:  That the Finance Committee recommend that Council:

A.        Accept the March 31, 2008, Investment Report; and

B.        Accept the March 31, 2008, Fiscal Agent Report.

                                    (See Council Agenda Item No. 5)

2.                  Subject:  Finance Committee Review Of The Recommended Budget For Fiscal Year 2009

Recommendation:  That the Finance Committee hear a presentation on Community Development's proposed increases to planning and building and safety fees, and revenue estimates in connection with the review of the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2009.

 

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, 2008.

 

2.                  Subject:  Proclamation Declaring The Week Of April 27 - May 3, 2008, As Cover The Uninsured Week  (120.04)

3.                  Subject:  Proclamation Declaring May 2008 As Historic Preservation Month  (120.04)

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

CONSENT CALENDAR

CITY COUNCIL

4.                  Subject:  Minutes

Recommendation:  That Council waive the reading and approve the minutes of the special meeting of April 21, the regular meeting of April 22, and the special meeting of April 23, 2008.

 

5.                  Subject:  March 31, 2008, Investment Report And March 31, 2008, Fiscal Agent Report  (260.02)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Accept the March 31, 2008, Investment Report; and

B.        Accept the March 31, 2008, Fiscal Agent Report.

6.                  Subject:  Request For Change Order To Professional Services Contract For Elings Park Improvement Plan  (570.05)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the General Services Manager to issue a change order in an amount not to exceed $29,100, for a total of $59,690, to the consulting firm of Dudek and Associates, Inc., to provide professional services for the Development Review section of the Planning Division.

 

7.                  Subject:  Capital And Operating Funds Transfer For The Los Baņos Deep End Wall Replacement And Re-Plastering Project  (570.07)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the additional appropriation of $139,692 to the Los Baņos Deep End Wall Replacement and Re-Plastering Project in the General Fund Capital Outlay Fund by transferring $100,000 from the Oak Park Bridge Replacement Project, $29,692 from the Playground Replacement Project, and $10,000 from the Parks and Recreation Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget.

 

8.                  Subject:  Authorize The Purchase Of Dell Computer Equipment  (540.13)

Recommendation:  That Council find it in the City's best interest to waive the formal bid process, as authorized by Municipal Code 4.52.080 (k), and authorize the City's General Services Manager to issue a purchase order with Dell Computers, Inc. (Dell), in an amount not to exceed $39,000, to purchase computer hardware equipment for use in the Wastewater Lift Station Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Computer and Communications Upgrade Project.

 

9.                  Subject:  Agreement With The County Of Santa Barbara For The Provision Of Library Services  (150.04)

Recommendation:  That Council approve and authorize the Library Director to execute a three-year agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the Cities of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc for the operation of a Countywide Free Library System for Fiscal Years 2008-2010.

 

10.             Subject:  Predevelopment Loan To Transition House For New Affordable Units At 421 East Cota Street  (660.04)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Approve a $100,000 loan of federal Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to Transition House for predevelopment of a new low-income rental housing project located at 421 East Cota Street; and

B.        Authorize the Community Development Director to execute a loan agreement and related documents in a form acceptable to the City Attorney and to make non-substantive changes.

11.             Subject:  Authorization For Agreement For Legal Services  (540.10)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the Public Works Director to execute a professional services agreement with the law firm of Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan (BKS) in a form acceptable to the City Attorney in the not-to-exceed amount of $100,000 for special legal services to the City on matters related to the City's water rights.

 

12.             Subject:  Introduction Of Ordinance Amending The Municipal Code Pertaining To Slip Permit Assignment Of Twenty-Foot Slip Permits In Santa Barbara Harbor  (570.03)

Recommendation:  That Council:

A.        Introduce and subsequently adopt, by reading of title only, An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Amending Santa Barbara Municipal Code Section 17.20.005.C Pertaining to Assignment of Slip Permits for Twenty-Foot Slips Through a Twenty-Foot Slip Lottery; and

B.        Adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Relating to the Process for Assignment of Twenty-Foot Slip Permits in Santa Barbara Harbor.

13.             Subject:  Purchase Of Property At 434 And 436 De La Vina Street For The Haley/De La Vina Street Bridge Replacement Project  (530.04)

Recommendation:  That Council adopt, by reading of title only, A Resolution of the Council of the City of Santa Barbara Accepting Real Property Located at 434 and 436 De La Vina Street, and Authorizing the Public Works Director to Execute an Agreement for Acquisition of Real Property with Escrow Instructions and all Related Documents that may be Required, Including Possibly Among Others, any Interim Rental Agreements, Subject to Review and Approval of the Form by the City Attorney, all Relating to the Proposed Haley and De La Vina Street Bridge Replacement Project, and Consenting to the Recordation of the Related Grant Deed in the Official Records, County of Santa Barbara.

 

NOTICES

14.             The City Clerk has on Thursday, May 1, 2008, 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.

15.             Cancellation of the regular Redevelopment Agency meeting of May 6, 2008, due to a lack of business.

 

This concludes the Consent Calendar.

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND ATTORNEY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

16.             Subject:  Letter Of Interest For Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Feasibility Study  (630.01)

Recommendation:  That Council authorize the City Administrator to send a letter to the Community Environmental Council (CEC) to participate in a feasibility study to pursue a model of Community Choice Aggregation to buy and sell electricity to the community, contingent on specified conditions being met.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

17.             Subject:  Preliminary Economic Development Designation For 101 East Victoria Street Project  (640.09)

Recommendation:  That Council make a preliminary finding that the project proposed for 101 East Victoria Street meets the definition of an Economic Development Project and grant the proposed project a Preliminary Economic Development Designation for 2,707 square feet of non-residential floor area.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

18.             Subject:  Appeal Of The Fire and Police Commission's Approval Of The Dance Permit For The James Joyce  (520.01)

Recommendation:  That Council deny the appeals of Thomas and Linda Byrne, and Tamara Erickson, thereby upholding the Fire and Police Commission's decision to approve the dance permit with conditions for The James Joyce, at 513 State Street.

 

COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

COUNCILMEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

CLOSED SESSIONS

19.             Subject:  Public Employee Appointment  (440.05)

Recommendation:  That Council hold a closed session, pursuant to Section 54957 of the Government Code to consider a public employee appointment.

            Title:  Public Works Director

            Scheduling:  Duration, 20 minutes; anytime

            Report:  Anticipated

 

ADJOURNMENT