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03/11/19741 1 1 MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBIPO, Monday, March II, 1974 CITY HALL Pledge P.o I I Ca I I CITY COUNCIL CALIFORNIA 7:30 P.M. Present: Councilmen Myron Graham, T. Keith Gurnee,.: Jesse Norris and Mayor Scwartz Absent: Councilman John C. Brown Citv Staff Present: R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer and City Clerk Pro -Tem; A. J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney; David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer; David F. Romero, Director of Public Works. I. At the request of Mayor Schwartz, Richard Miller reviewed the third quarter CIP progress report of January 29, 1974, making verbal comments to update the status of CIP projects. Among other developments reported were the retention of James Maul to develop plans for a community center building at Meadow Park, the comple- tion of recommendations to be included in a master plan study at Mission Plaza, the fact that bids would be called for in the next two weeks for the tank site preparation in the Edna Saddle and for purchase of pipeline materials for the major water project to serve the lower Higuera and Los Osos Valley areas, and current developments in connection with master planning and further phased construction of improvements at Laguna Lake Park. 2. At this time, Mr. Miller and Mr. Shaw reviewed the status of various legislative proposals at the state and federal levels as called to the attention of our City by the League and as or- ganized and indexed by Mr. Fitzpatrick. As a result of these discussions, the Council asked staff to prepare individual letters for or against several bills, to be signed by the Mayor. The following actions were taken: I. Oppose AB 2259 requiring formalized hearing pro- cedures on rezonings. Motion of Gurnee, seconded by Graham. 2. Support AB 1998 making interest free loans avail- able for bike trails. Motion of Gurnee, seconded by Graham. 3. Support AB 2021 excluding management and confi- dential :_employees from employee groups meeting and conferring under MMB. Motion of Norris, seconded by Graham. 4. Oppose AB 2610 involving damages in connection with down zoning. Motion of Gurnee, seconded by Schwartz. 5. Oppose SB 1210, forcing cities to buy out garbage collectors. Motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Graham. City Council Minutes March 11, 1974 Page 2 6. Oppose ACA 67, taking police and fire personnel out of local control. Motion of Norris, seconded by Graham. 7. Oppose AB 1800, providing Bill of Rights for police I and fire personnel. Motion of Norris, seconded by Graham. Schwartz -Aye, Gurnee, No. Oppose AB 319, mandating overtime provisions for police and fire. Motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Norris. 9. Oppose AB 1112, providing for agency shop. Motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Norris. 10. Oppose AB 1483 providing increased retirement benefits for police and fire. Motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Graham. 11. Oppose AB 16, CHP formula for police and fire. Motion of Mavor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Graham. 12. Support SB 1693, providing for campaign expenditure limitations. Motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, Mayor Schwartz - aye, Councilman Norris-- no. 13. Oppose Ab 2942, reducing in lieu tax allocations by 5 %. Motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Norris. 14. Oppose AB 2041, extending disability benefits for peace officers. Motion of Councilman Norris , second- ed by Mayor Schwartz. The City Attorney was asked to bring back further infor- mation on AB 994 on environmental actions, AB 491 and 3097 on defense of police officers, SB 1372 on earthquake standards for emergency service buildings, AB 2673 on reserving 50% of sales tax on gasoline for transit purposes, SB 522 on employee - employer relations, AB 2090 on low- moderate income housing and SB 1495 on local code enforcement and rehabilitation programs. _. Mr. Miller and Mr. Williamson reviewed the status of negotiations with Woods Animal Shelter and the plans of the County to take over a comprehensive program of animal control. The County task force was inviting representatives of all cities to a joint session Thursday morning at 10:00 A.M. to review progress to date. Robert Leitcher, who was a member of the task force, was asked to comment on the program. He indicated there would be an emphasis on controlling the actions of animal owners rather than the old "dog catcher" approach. The intent of the County was to develop a high quality program on a self supporting basis as much as possible. However, he noted there was a possibility that cities would be ex -. posed to a double taxation situation. In further discussion, the Council agreed that, in view of negotiations by the County to take over the Woods shelter or build a new facility, it_would. not be practical for the City to duplicate facilities. However, City staff were directed to keep options open as much as 1 possible so that, if the county program failed to be responsive, the City could program or the whole operation. It was of time elements, it was possible that might have to continue with Woods for a month to month basis. City Council Minutes March II, 1974 Page 3 got too expensive or take over portions of the also agreed that, because the City and /or County while after July I on a 4. At this time, the Council asked for reports on various phases of flood control in the City. Mr. Williamson reported on the. status of the ?one 9 work program and Mr. Miller reviewed informational material received on the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. The Council asked that the City Attorney and City Engineer review this literature in greater detail and report back April I on its implications as far as ordinance requirements and engineering aspects were concerned. Mr. Romero gave a report on the status of obstruction abatements and indicated this would be discussed at the Waterways board meeting Thursday. Mr. Williamson presented verbally a proposal by the Planning Commission to have an ad hoc committee study the possibility of requiring property owners along the creek to grant drainage maintenance easements to the Citv. It was agreed that this should also be referred to the Waterways Board for recommendation. 5. At this time, Mr. Miller explained that the check list on various elements of the League's Action Plan was developed through a brainstorming session in connection with the City manager's spring meeting held in Newport Beach the end of last month. Some suggestions were not practical but the list did provide some ideas to consider. 6A. Councilman Gurnee presented his proposal regarding bike paths dated February 20, 1974 including a recommendation that the ECOSLO Bike Plan be updated, the subdivision ordinance be amended to require new subdivisions to dedicate space and right of way for bike paths, and an ordinance be drafted governing the establishment of bike paths within the City as recommended by the City Attorney. He then mentioned several groups which might be interested in work- ing on this program. Mayor Schwartz said that eventually a bike plan should be included in the circulation element and this matter should be studied by the Planning Commission. After further discussion, it was agreed that Mr. Williamson should have the bike plan updated as the first step in implementation the program. Mr. Miller said he was including a bike path section in each CIP annual update for several years into the future. 6B. At this time, Councilman Gurnee reviewed his letter of February 20, 1974, regarding discharges into the creek near Tropicana. He pointed out problems of overlapping jurisdiction by several agencies in this type of investigation and suggested some type of control ordinance which would define authority and procedures. The Council agreed it would be a good idea for Councilman Gurnee to continue looking into this problem if he had the time. At this time, the Council authorized Mr. Romero to order ornamental Communication was presented from Mr. Flory asking for authority to accept free use of the driving range adjacent to the Laguna Golf Course as offered by the agent for the property. The Council had no objection and Mr. Flory was authorized to write such a letter on motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Mr. Norris. The motion carried. At this time, the Council authorized Mr. Romero to order ornamental City Council Minutes March II, 1974 Page 4 electroliers for the south side of Monterey between Santa Rosa and California leaving a single overhead wire to serve the street lights. However, Mr. Miller pointed out that wooden poles would still remain across the intersections until District 12 was formed, presumably some time after 1934. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Graham, the Council adjourned to executive session at approximately 11:00 P.M. APPROVED: May 20, 1974 �u itzpatrick, City Clerk 1 i