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02/26/1974Minutes Adjourned Meeting of the City Council City of San Luis Obispo Tuesday, February 26, 1974, 12:15 P.M. Roll Call Present: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz City Staff Present: J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; A. J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney; David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer; Pat Gerety, Associate Planner. 1. The City Council met in adjourned session to hear a review by David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, on a lengthy analysis of the City of San Luis Obispo's Department of Planning and Building and a recommendation from the Assistant Administrative Officer on various methods of improving the management and operation of the Planning and Building Department. David Williamson reviewed the background of the existing department organization and presented his conclusions and recommendations on the Planning and Building Department. The City Council discussed with Mr. Williamson various aspects of his report and asked for clarification of his recommendations and his analyses in several instances. ' Councilman Gurnee stated he objected to the report and the recommend- ations included. He felt that nothing new had been added to the report which had been previously made to the City Council over a year ago on the reorganization of the Planning and Building Department. He then reviewed what he felt were areas lacking discussion in the proposed reorganization. Councilman Brown felt the report was acceptable as a first step for organizing a viable Planning and Building Department. Councilman Graham felt that the Williamson report was a good first step to the organization of an adequate planning function for the City. He also felt that Mr. Williamson should continue to coordinate the community development activities of the City. Councilman Norris stated he would give full support to the Williamson report and recommendation. He felt that this would make for a stronger City organization for future development for planning and for develop- ment. Mayor Schwartz felt that the Williamson report was well done and to the point for developing a community development organization. But he continued that the Council was still looking for a more comprehensive re- evaluation of the development function of the City, but felt that the City should ' implement the recommendations made today. Councilman Gurnee then submitted a report to the City Council on what he felt were failings in City organization as he saw it today and reviewed some of the problems that have occurred in the past which would not have occurred with proper organization. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, commented on several of the items brought up by Councilman Gurnee in his criticism of the City operation including the fact that in the interest of economy an earlier push had not been made for qualified assistance. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Brown, that the City accept the Williamson report and recommendations as presented and authorize implementation of the recommendations. Motion carried with Councilman Gurnee voting "no." 2. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was introduced: RESOLUTION NO. 2583, a resolution authorizing the Administrative Officer to purchase certain Police safety equipment from Account 219, General Fund - -Prior Year Commitment. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Graham, and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None 3. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Norris, the meeting adjourned to 12:10 P.M. on Friday, March 1, 1974. Motion.carried. APPROVED: May 20, 1974. _F' atrick, City Clerk: Li J J