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04/15/1968MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL April 15, 1968 - 7 :00 P.M. CITY HALL Invocation by Dr. Paul Ray of the First Baptist Church. Roll Call Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Staff Present: R. D. Young, Planning Director; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director; H. Johnson, City Attorney; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; D. F. Romero, City Engineer; L. Schlobohm, Fire Chief; E. L. Rodgers, Police Chief; E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the minutes of the meetings of March 26, April 1 and 10, 1968 were approved. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, claims against the City for the month of April 1968 were approved and ordered paid subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. Motion carried. 1. Communication from John Ross, Architect, forwarding preliminary plans for the proposed Police Facility Building at Walnut and Santa Rosa Streets. Mr. Ross also forwarded a copy of a letter from the Department of Corrections relative to the jail layout in the proposed building. ' Chief Rodgers explained to the City Council that the present plans were the results of studies by the Council Committee with the architect and that these represented the seventh revision of the plans. Chief Rodgers continued that the architect, Council Committee and himself, visited a number of new police facilities in the State of California built in the last few years to get their reaction and to incorporate the advantages into our building. John Ross, Architect, appeared before the City Council and presented drawings and renderings showing the proposed Police Building including interior construction, .-office location, etc. He stated the estimated cost of the project including some landscaping would be . approximately $325,000. Councilman Gallagher stated that as a member of the Council Committee he felt that Mr. Ross had done an excellent job in preparing these plans and that he had been very cooperative in making adjustments so that the building would serve the City of San Luis Obispo adequately for many years. He continued that he hoped the City Council would authorize Mr. Ross to'proceed with the final plans so that bids could be called for and the project could be started in July. Councilman Miller'questioned the plot plan of the proposed police facility and criticized particularly the off site parking layout'for- visitors. He felt that it was improper to mix the visitors' cars with the police -cars in the parking lot. He also questioned the toilet facilities being separated as he felt that stacking the toilets on each floor would bring saving in plumbing costs. Councilman Miller suggested that the Council meet with the architect some time this week to go over these plans. Councilman Gallagher stated that he felt that enough studying had been put into these plans and that most of the Council had been consulted on the layout and he felt that the City should proceed immediately. Councilman Spring stated that he had visited three of the other police stations visited by the architect and he felt that John Ross had incorporated all the City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 2 advantages of these facilities and some of the disadvantages. Councilman Blake asked Mr. .Ross to explain the additional cost involved in not placing the plumbing facilities on each floor above each other. John Ross explained that if the toilet facilities were placed one above the other a slight saving might be realized, but the layout of the building would not be as adequate. Councilman Blake stated that he was familiar with the plan proposed by John Ross ' as he had gone over them in detail with him and also felt that a good job had been done in their preparation. Councilman Miller, using the drawings of the architect, explained his questions regarding plumbing,. office layout, etc. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the Council authorize the architect to proceed with the final plans for the Police Building to be put out to bid in June 1968. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. John Ross, upon question, stated that once the bid were let, it would take seven or eight months to complete the structure. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the City accept the revised cost estimate-for the - Police Building of $325,000. Motion carried.. Councilman Miller voting no. 3. Communication from the San Luis Coastal Unified School District asking the City Council to consider the purchase of the 23 acres of school property on Madonna Road. Communication from the Hotel -Motel Association asking that the City Council not purchase the Madonna Road property from the School District for use as a Convention , Center as they felt it was too far out of the downtown area to be of any economic value to the City. They urged that the Convention Center be built as near to the center of the City as possible. Communication from the Civic and Fine Arts Association informing the City Council that they felt the 23 acre school property on Madonna Road would be a good location for the proposed Civic and Fine Arts Building. Mr. Walter Owens, Grass Roots Organization, reminded the City Council of its , ry to develop a park and recreational facility for the southside residents of the City. He stated that he, his friends and his neighbors.wanted a park on the southside of town for use of all the people of th ity and further demanded that the City Council show some support to their ytaking action tonight to develop a community park in the general area of South Street. Further, he stated that he and his group would oppose the City purchasing the school property on Madonna Road if it meant that no park would be developed on the southside of the City even if they.must picket to show,their disapproval of this purchase. Mayor Whelchel informed Mr. Owens that the matter of the southside park would be the next item discussed by the.Council and he felt that the matter of the school property on Madonna Road and the southside recreational complex had nothing in common, that each was a separate item and would be discussed by the City Council. W. Woolpert, School Board Member, introduced Mr. Nagano and Mr. Hysen of the Unified School District Board, and stated that the School District was interested in selling its property on Madonna Road as it was surplus to its needs and they needed funds immediately to continue developing properties needed by the School District. The School Board felt that the City Council should have the first right of refusal on this property. He also stated that the City.Council could buy all or any part of this property that it desired and the School District would then sell the balance on the open market. 9 City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 3 He stated that the School Board had set a price of $138,000 on the land and they would be happy to cooperate with the City on making payments over several years but the School District was in desparate need of $90,000 at this time and hoped that the City Council could make this initial payment early next fiscal year. . He also suggested that in order to allow the City time to buy this property that they could postpone the balance of the improvements on San Luis Drive. Councilman Gallagher stated he felt that this purchase was a good investment for the City in order to keep the integrity of the Laguna Park complete for future development. Councilman Blake felt that the purchase of this property by the City was a good idea as it was needed for the-master plan of the park. Councilman Miller read the following prepared statement: The Council is being asked to purchase 23 acres of land from the School District. This land•is being offered for $138,000. Historically this land belonged to the City and was a part of the Laguna Park property.. In 1960, the then San Luis Obispo School Board asked the City to trade this property for the Mitchell Park property in downtown San Luis Obispo. The City had a 99 year lease on the Mitchell property for $1.00 a year. At the time the local School Board was having financial difficulties due to the condemnation of several schools under the State Field Act. The trade, according to the School Board, was necessary in order for the Board to qualify for State.aid. The trade was made. I was the single dissenting vote. Today the School Board claims they are in financial difficulty. Again they present themselves to the City offering to sell the property for $6,000 an acre or a total of $138,000. At one time I considered the purchase of this property.. After.reviewing this request from the School Board_I have taken a position of opposition. My reasons are: (1) The.City has other priorities which are critical to the public need. There is need for a park with recreation facilities in the southside of our City. This is a critical need.. I ask any citizen to drive about our City and view the location of our parks. You will find the southside area of town does not have a park.or adequate playground. :Hawthorne School-land is the closest area to a park. Most of the area.is.used by the - Little- League -Ball Diamond. The people in this area asked the Council in February if the City would provide them with a park. The Council and the Park and Recreation Commission have indicated a willingness to give these citizens a recreational area, The purchase of the Laguna property will set this project behind -- how long we do not know. There is the problem of qualifying for.Federal Aid.._If the City spends $138,000 for 23 acres of vacant land with no prospects for development, then we must ask how can we approach the Federal Government for money when we seem generous with our money for the purchase of vacant land. Land which is not near the area needing a park. (2) My second reason for objecting is .property to private investors competitive b The Board tells the City we are receiving a ' probably- correct. However, if this is true for the best possible price? The City owns addition of 23 acres is not.critical to the the School Board should sell the Ldding thus receiving the best price. good offer for $6,000 an acre. They are ought not the Board sell the property over 400 acres in the area now. The City. (3) Reason No. 3 is the City is not supposed to be in the real estate business. Some of the Council members have theorized the City can buy the land, rezone it then turn the property for a higher price. Should this be the role of the City? Was zoning established so the City could speculate? May I remind.the Council we purchased the Cornet property -- and almost got stuck. Fortunately we came out even financially. Let's not enter the same trap. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 4 That the Laguna site is usable for the Civic Auditorium is my fourth reason for opposing the purchase of the area. This area in my opinion is not the area suitable for such a facility, assuming the City decided to construct a Civic Auditorium. These are my reasons for opposing the purchase of this property. Councilman Spring stated that he would oppose the purchase of the School District property on Madonna Road if it hindered the development of the southside park. 1 Mayor Whelchel stated he was opposed to the purchase of this land for.a Convention Center but he felt that it should be owned by the City to be incorporated into the Master Plan for the full development of the Laguna Lake Park. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City notify the School Board they wish to buy the property on Madonna Road and that the City Attorney be instructed to prepare documents for this purchase. Reverend Smith, Pastor of St. Luke Church, urged that the City Council develop the southside park which was needed by the residents of the area more than a park on Madonna Road. F. Molina, Grass Ro6ts Organization, urged the development of the southside park before the City-purchased land from the School Board because he felt it was needed by the young people.of the area. Mr. Rogers urged that the Council proceed with the development of a southside park which is a dream of the residents of the area and needed for the youth and hoped the City Council would proceed with this development. Myron Graham stated he felt the City Council would do the right thing for all the residents of the City in proper development for the entire area. Reverend A. J. Banks,.Springfield Baptist Church, stated he was sure the City Council would -do the right thing for the citizens in the southside part of the City. Mr. W. Woolpert, representing the School Board, stated in defense of the School Board that it only brought this matter to the City Council as they had showed a prior interest in purchasing this property. Further, if the City Council did not wish to buy the property, the School Board would put it up for sale to the general public. Further, the School Board was not.trying to force the City Council into doing anything that they did not feel was a proper step to take. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel. NOES: Donald Q. Miller ABSENT: None K. Councilman Miller reported for the Council Committee that met with the Park and Recreation Commission regarding the development of a park and recreational complex for the southside of the'City, stating that as a result of the meeting with representatives of the Federal Government, they felt that Federal Funds could be made available on a matching basis for acquisition and development. The Committee recommended that the City Council authorize the preparation of an application for Federal Funds for this park to be started immediately. Councilman Spring stated that the Council Committee is also negotiating with a private property owner for possible exchange of City owned property for a large parcel of privately owned property in the general area for development of a park. Mayor Whelchel stated he 'felt the City Council should proceed with the development of a park in the southside of the City without waiting for receipt of Federal Funds as it may take years to get help from the Government. Councilman Gallagher suggested that rather than develop a park along South Street 1 I� l_ City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 5 where there are no homes or built up area, perhaps some land in the center of the proposed area should be developed so that it would have easy access to all the citizens of the general area. Walter Owens stated he felt.that buying land in the developed areas would be more expensive than buying unimproved land along South Street. He felt the City should plan on buying more land for future development of the full park of 10 acres. He continued that what the residents of this area wanted is the park land with utilities so that it could be improved by the residents of the area and in that way they would feel that the park belongs to them. He also stated he has been promised labor and materials to improve the park once acquired by.the City.. He asked that the City Council start negotiations with property owners for a park site... On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City take immediate steps to investigate a possible park site in the southside of the City. Motion carried. 7. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone from R -2 to R -1 the northerly 100 feet of Lots 1 through 9, Buena Vista Tract, on the southside of Ella Street between Henry and Ruth Streets. R. D. Young, Planning Director, made the recommendation for the following reasons: (1) The application was initiated by the Planning Commission to correct a situation where.a zoned district boundary bisected a number of lots which front on Ella Street. The front one half of the lot is R -.2, the rear is zoned R -1. (2) The lot sizes vary from 7600 to 9500 square feet. (3) That the rezoning from R -2 to R -1 would be logical and desirable for development of single family residential homes. Mayor Whelchel declared the.public hearing open. No one appeared before the City Council. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Gallaghery seconded by Councilman Miller, the following ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 412, an ordinance to rezone from R -2 to R -1 the northerly 100 feet of Lots 1 through 9, Buena Vista Tract, on the southside of Ella Street between Henry and Ruth Streets. Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None ' 8. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone from R -1 and R -3 to R -H Lots 13, 14, 15 and a portion of Lot 16, Block 23 of the Phillips Addition. R. D. Young, Planning Director, reported on the recommendation of the Planning Commission as follows: 1. . (1) The subject property is. approximately 29,400 square feet in area and could be developed with 24.multiple family units under the requested R -H zoning. (2) The surrounding properties to the north, south and east are presently zoned for high density multiple uses. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 6 (3) The General Plan proposes that this general area be developed.for residential commercial use. (4) It was the opinion of the Commission that the requested R -H zoning is in accord with the recommendations of the Master Plan. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. No one appeared before the City Council. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 413, an ordinance to rezone from R -1 and R -3 to R -H Lots 13, 14, 15 and a portion of Lot 16, Block 23 of the Phillips Addition. Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: . AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 2. Mr. Dave Ethridge appeared before the City Council stating that as a member of a local Railroad Club, they would'like to purchase a Pacific Coast Railroad Box Car and give it to the City if the City will find some place to put it so that it can be viewed by visitors and railroad enthusiasts. He continued that this particular car was built in 1900 and served on many railroads prior to coming to San Luis Obispo to serve the Pacific Coast Railroad for 28 years. 1 He stated he felt the car was in excellent condition and that if the City would move it to a City park location the Railroad Club would refurbish it, place trucks under it and put the car in as near original condition as possible. He stated that he hoped when this was done that the Railroad Club could use the car as a club House. B. Leitcher suggested that the box car be placed in the Mission Plaza as a tourist attraction. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City accept the offer of the Railroad Club, to acquire.the boxcar and that the car be placed in Mitchell Park. Motion carried. 9:00 P.M. Mayor Whelchel called a recess. 9:10 P.M. the meeting reconvened with all Councilmen present. 5. Communication from Mrs. P. J. McClenahan requesting a traffic signal at La Entrada and Foothill Boulevard for the safety of children crossing this dangerous intersection. The request was referred to the Traffic Committee for investigation and to the City Engineer for a survey of pedestrians and motor traffic. , Continued to the May 6, 1968 meeting. 6. Communication from the San Luis Obispo County SPCA requesting an increase in fees due primarily to the new method of disposing of animals at the animal shelter. The matter was referred to the Council Budget Study Session and the Administrative Officer was requested to get a financial statement from the animal shelter. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 7 9. Communication from the Planning Commission recommending that the City Council abandon the City's interest in a•portion of Woodbridge and a portion of Krebs Streets, said property owned in fee by Tognazzini and Whitehead. The purpose of the City's abandonment would-be to clear title for the property owners. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented a sketch showing what parcels of land were involved in this request. Mayor Whelchel suggested possibly the City Council at some time should negotiate with the property owners on the possibility of realignment of Woodbridge Street in order to make a right angle intersection with Higuera Street connecting with Madonna Road. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1809, a resolution of intention to abandon a portion of Krebs and Woodbridge (formerly Short Street) Streets. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 10. Report from Police Chief, E. L. Rodgers; on the application of Mr. Charles. Willis for transfer of a card room license from the Stag Billiard Parlor to 1815 Osos Street. The Chief said he had no objection to the transfer of this license and so ' recommended to the City Council. , As far as the second request by E. B. Lewelling to operate at 676 Higuera:.Street in the rear of the establishment called the Golden West, he objected to the issuance of this license at this location as this bar has been a Police problem for a long period of time and has been closed on numerous occasions for infraction of the ABC Law. He also stated that he is protecting the issuance of the present beer and wine license that has been issued on a temporary basis for this location. He then presented a petition signed by 24 business operators in the vicinity of the Golden West Tavern protesting the issuance of a card room license for this location. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City Council grant the transfer of license to Charles R. Willis to the Park Hotel, 1815 Osos Street. Motion carried. Councilman Spring voting no. Councilman Spring stated he was opposed to this transfer of license only because it would place a second card room in the same building as an existing operation. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City deny the application of E. B. Lewelling for a card room license at 676 Higuera Street. Motion carried. 1 11. Communication and resolution from the Chamber of Commerce asking that the State of California take no action on the new Cuesta Highway construction until the following are completed: (1) Route 46 from Route 101 to Route 1 is completed. (2) A route is adopted for Highway 41 from Route 101 to Route 46, near Cholame. (3) The new route of Highway 1 from .8 mile west of Pennington Creek to Route 101 at Marsh Street is budgeted. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 8 (4) Firm assurance is received of early budgeting of the realignment.-of Route 166 from Cottonwood Creek to Gifford Creek. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, stated to the City Council that he objected to the wording of this resolution when it was presented to the Highway Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He continued that he felt the recommended improvements were based on political considerations and not on need as one project was approved for the North County area, the North Coast area, City of San Luis Obispo.and South County area. He also felt the resolution was worthless in that it attempted to determine at this time highway needs of the County at some time in the relatively distant future. . The City Council discussed the resolution and felt that'it did not follow the Council's thinking but felt that some resolution should.be forwarded to the Highway Commission with the best thinking of the City Council. The matter was referred to the-Mayor and City Attorney to prepare a resolution for the Council's consideration. 12. Communication from the San Luis Obispo Junior Chamber of Commerce requesting a parade permit for the annual La'Fiesta Kiddie Parade to be held on Friday, May 17, 1968 was approved on motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Motion carried. Y. Communication from John H. Reid on behalf.of.the shop owners and operators on the Mission Plaza.for permission to use the flag holders located on parking meters and in the sidewalks to display banners and pennants for the grand opening of the new stores and for future special events. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the request was approved provided that the merchants cap the holes in the sidewalks after use. Motion carried. 13. Councilman Gallagher reported to the City Council on behalf of the City Cable Television Committee stating that the Committee had met with representatives of the Cable To Company and now that the change of the pickup point had been moved closer to L.A. it was felt that most of the problems had been taken-care of and that the Committee asked to be dissolved and only be reactivated if some new problem arose. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the report of the Cable TD Committee be accepted and the Committee be dissolved. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 14. E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director, requested Council permission to call for bids for a meter to be installed on the supply main from Salinas Reservoir. E. P. Thompson explained that the reason for this request was that the existing meter was too small and did not allow enough water to come through the pipes to meet peak demands. He stated that the new meter would allow maximum use of the pipe line and storage facilities. He estimated the cost of the meter to be $4200 and would be installed by City forces. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the request was approved and the call for bids was authorized. Motion carried. 15. H. Johnson, City Attorney, reported to the City Council that he was still negotiating and discussing with several owners the acquisitions of easement for a walkway along the Creek in the Mission Plaza area. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 9 16. on motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Mayor was authorized to sign the agreement on behalf of the City with Richard T. Taylor and Associates, Architect for the landscaping of the Mission Plaza: Motion carried. 17. Recommendation of the Planning Commission for a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to reduce the parking requirements for convalescent hospitals and rest homes in the R -0 District from 1 space for each 2 beds to 1 space for each 3 beds was set for public hearing on May 6, 1968. 18. Communication from the Planning Commission requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance to eliminate covered parking in the R -2 District was set for public hearing on May 6, 1968. 19. Communication from W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, requesting permission to transfer and promote the department's Janitor to Groundskeeper upon retirement of one of the Groundskeepers and be authorized to advertise for replace- ment of the Janitor. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the request was approved. Motion carried. 20. The City Council discussed the continuation of the Youth Corps Program for 1968. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, explained the 1967 Youth Corps Program as follows: Last year's program included 20 boys in the 16 to high school completion age group. Four boys with previous experience were paid $1.35 per hour, the others $1.25 per hour. Emphasis was placed on hiring boys from needy families. Supervision was by full time City employees, insofar as possible. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, upon question, explained that his Department could use three boys to work at the sewer plant chopping weeds and painting and possibly four boys on the Street Crew. He stated it was very difficult to keep these boys busy without supervision. He felt that this number could be integrated into his program. W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, stated that he could use about five boys in the Park Department due to a supervision problem. on motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City continue the program with a limii of 15 boys to be hired with three to have previous experience. Program to be limited to needy boys. Motion carried. Councilman Spring voting no. 21. The City Clerk reported that no bids were received for the Rifle Range Building, City Plan No. 19 -68. The matter was referred to the City-Engineer for preparation of bid 'on a force account basis with contributions of labor and material. 22. The City Clerk reported that no bids had been received for demolition of the building at 1020 Broad Street (Ledson Building). The matter was referred to the City Engineer for review to see if something could be done to get bids. 23. On motion of Councilman Miller; seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following ordinance was introduded for final passage. Ordinance No. 411, an ordinance amending -the Municipal Code to add certain special speed zones and modify speed limits previously established. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 10 Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: -None 24. Communication from the California Mission Trails Association requesting the annual appropriation from the City of San Luis Obispo for promotion during the 1968/69 season was referred to'the Council Budget Study Session. 25. Request from Lewis Santos, Street Department, for a leave of absence without pay from June 3 through 7, 1968 was approved on motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Motion carried. 26. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following salary step increases were approved. Motion carried. BLELL, Nancy Ann, Account Clerk I, from Step 3 at $385 to Step 4 at $405 per month, effective May 1, 1968. BUDGE, Duane Stewart, Planning Assistant, from Step 1 at $600 to Step 2.at $635 per month, effective May 1, 1968. IOPPINI, Robert Henry, Maintenance Man II, from Step 2 at $455 to Step 3 at $480 per month, effective May 1, 1968. LUNSFORD, Larry G., Police Officer, from Step 3 at $617 to step 4 at $652 per month, effective May 1, 1968. SIMMONS, Preston Joe, Police Officer, from Step 2 at $582 to Step 3 at $617 per month, effective April 1, 1968: 27. Memorandum from the City Engineer regarding the estimated cost to install a corrugated metal -pipe across the George Martines property at Foothill Boulevard.and Tassajara Street was referred.to the City Attorney. 28. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following contract payments were approved and ordered paid:,including Change Order. No. 1. Motion carried. MC BRIDE'S PLUMBING Est. #3 $ 391.14 Sewage Treatment Plant Sludge (100% complete) . Pump and Sludge Line MC BRIDE'S PLUMBING Est. 14 (Final) 1,001.29 Sewage Treatment Plant Sludge (100% complete) pump and Sludge Line Change Order No. 1 279.90 29. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, announced the appointment of William Parsons, as Utility Plant Operator I at the sewer plant effective April 16, 1968 at $430 per month. 30. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the City. approved the change in ownership of the contract for'the San Luis Auto Wrecking Company subject to the final approval of the Police Chief and City Attorney. Motion carried. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 11 31. H. Johnson, City Attorney, reported to the City Council on AB 273 which would change State Law making unemployment insurance mandatory for public agencies. . H. Johnson stated that it was his feeling that the City Council should oppose this law as it should be a voluntary program and not mandatory. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1806, a resolution opposing AB 273. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 32. H. Johnson, City Attorney, brought to the Council's attention SB 425. It was explained that this bill, popularly known as the Home Rule Bill and co- authored by Assemblyman Ketchum and introduced by Senator Grunsky among others, is designed to cope with the problem of preemption. While not a solution to all of the problems in this field, it was recommended by the City Attorney that the Council support the bill as it appears to be a step in the right direction. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1807, a resolution endorsing and supporting SB 425. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: I AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 33. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer and H. Johnson, City Attorney, brought to the Council's attention AB 202 regarding extension of the provisions of the Brown Act. It was explained that the bill had already passed the Assembly despite the opposition of the League of California Cities. The effect of its adoption would obviously be to require even subcommittees of any local agency or subcommittee of advisory groups appointed by any body supported by tax funds to comply fully with the Brown Act. On motion of Mayor Whelchel, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1808, a resolution opposing AB 202 as an unreason- able extension of the Brown Act. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel 1 NOES: Emmons Blake ABSENT: None 34. The City Council adjourned to Executive Session to discuss acquisition of property involving possible litigation. City Council Minutes April 15, 1968 Page 12 35. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the meeting adjourned. Motion carried. APPROVED: May 6, 1968 . H. FIT`L ATRICK CITY CLERK 1 1