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03/18/1974Pledge 1 Roll Call City Staff MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA Monday, March 18, 1974 - 7:00 P.M. City Hall PRESENT: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz ABSENT: None PRESENT: R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer; A. J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney; Pat Gerety, Associate Planner; David Williamson, Assistant Adminis- trative Officer; D.F. Romero, City Engineer; W.E. Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation Dept.; Don Englert, Police Captain; R.A. Paul, Water Dept. Director 1. Council consideration of FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE NO. 609• An ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo amending the Municipal Code to permit.the operation of card game businesses on a twenty -four hour basis by repealing previous provisions against operation between 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. The City Council discussed the ordinance briefly. Mayor Schwarts declared the public hearing open. No one appeared for or against the ordinance. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris, Ordinance No. 609, an ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo amending the Municipal Code to permit the operation of card game businesses on a twenty -four basis by repealing previous provisions against operation between 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., was finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Norris, Brown, and Mayor Schwartz NOES: . Councilman Graham ABSENT: None 2. 7:00 P.M. -- PUBLIC HEARING -- on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone, application No. R -0444; Pacific Home 1 Improvement Center to rezone the block between High, Emily, Roundhouse and Santa Barbara Avenue from M to C -H. Pat Gerety, Associate Planner, reviewed this application for the City Council. He stated the subject property was located within the block bounded by High, Emily, Roundhouse and Santa Barbara Avenue. The current zoning of the property was M. The property was developed with a home improvement center, beer distributorship, and warehouse which were heavy commercial uses, and the Building Contractors: Association office, a City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 2 neighborhood commercial use. He continued that surrounding land uses included mixed residential and heavy commercial uses to the west and heavy commercial uses to the north, east and south. The San Luis Obispo General Plan indicated the general area in which the subject property was located as being appropriate for heavy commercial land use. He concluded that it was the opinion of the Commission that the requested rezoning would not adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of persons living and working in the vicinity and would be appropriate to existing and surrounding land use. No E.I.R. was required. Councilman Gurnee asked what the impact of the rezoning would be on water flows, sewer, and other City services. D.F. Romero, City Engineer, stated that there would be no change in the sewer system. He was serving the M zone now. R.A. Paul, Water Department Director, stated that adequate water service was available to the site and could be developed by the applicant for adequate fire protection. Mayor Schwartz asked if the property was under one ownership: Pat Gerety answered that the property was owned by two people. Councilman Graham inquired about fire hydrants. Chief Schlobohm replied that there was no main on the railroad side. However, there was a fire hydrant on each corner. He continued that additional construction would need re- evaluation, and this would , come with any application for permit. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing open. No one appeared for or against the rezoning. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Gurnee., seconded by Councilman Brown, the following ordinance was introduced and passed to print: ORDINANCE NO. 611, an ordinance amending the official map of the City of San Luis Obispo. Passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee and Norris, and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None 4. Presentation by the City Engineer of various alternatives for improving Meinecke Street between Broad and Chorro Streets (continued from March 4, 1974). 1 D.F. Romero, City Engineer, reviewed four alternates: A. Provided for 4' sidewalks, 8' parking and 13' travel lanes. B. Provided for 6' sidewalks, 8' parking and 11' travel lanes; this cost would be $13,700. and the Engineering Staff recommended "B ". City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 3 C. Provided for 8' sidewalks, 8' parking and 9' travel lanes, the cost of this project would be $15,500. D. Provided for an 8' sidewalk only on one side, 8' parking lane and 13' travel lanes. After discussion, Councilman Gurnee moved that staff approach the property owners on option "B" with proposal that the property owners pay.for cost of driveway modifications. They were also to be polled on whether o:r'not they wished to participate in neighbor- hood tree program. Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and carried. 5. At this time R.C. Muravez, Operations Officer, reviewed the request from the San Luis Obispo Garbage Company for a rate increase. (Continued from 12/17/73). Councilman Norris asked when the last raise was requested by the garbage company. R.C. Muravez stated the last raise was in 1970. He also added that there would be no change in the mode of service. A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, suggested that the matter be referred to the City Attorney for preparation of an ordinance. Councilman Graham asked if ECOSLO had made a `proposal to the garbage company. Mr. Cattaneo said "no ". He also made some brief comments regarding the rate increase. He verified that there would be no change in the mode of service. Mayor Schwartz opened the meeting to public input. No-one appeared for or against the increase. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Gurnee, that the City Attorney be directed to.prepare the draft of an ordinance for consideration by the Council. Motion carried, all ayes. 6. Memo from A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, regarding "Bike Package" from the City of Davis continued from 3/4/74). A.J. Shaw, City Attorney reported that he had obtained the Davis Ordinance and suggested that the Council might wish to refer it to the Traffic Committee. Mayor Schwartz felt it should go to the Planning Commission before it came back to the City Council. Councilman Norris agreed with the Mayor's views. Councilman Brown also agreed with the Mayor. There being no objection, Mr. Williamson was asked to review this with the Planning Commission and Citizens' Advisory Committee with particular reference to bike lanes on Los Osos Valley Road north of Madonna. 7: Memorandum from Mayor Schwartz regarding proposed Ad Hoc Task Force on Resource Inventory continued from'3 /4/74). Mayor Schwartz reviewed for the City Council his memorandum. He felt that it would inform the people of the City as to what was happening. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 4 Councilman Brown agreed entirely with the contents-of the memo and felt it should.be implemented as soon as possible. Councilman Graham agreed. Councilman Gurnee stated that he had given the matter great thought and that he had come to the opinion that he did not think this ad hoc committee would have as beneficial an effect as the other Council members felt it would: He then recalled the Los Osos Valley water crisis and resulting moratorium. He did not see how this talking could help while the problem con- tinued to get worse. He felt the City would be asking a group of people to do the Council's work. He concluded that he felt that the hearing should be scheduled for next.month and that these pro- cedures be processed. Councilman Norris stated that he was enthusiastic about the Task Force Committee and felt that standards would have to be set. He did have some suggested changes in the Mayor's memo: 1) Under Task Force Purpose, Mr. Norris, wanted to exclude item No. 6 (Storm Drainage System). 2) Under Membership Qualifications, Mr. Norris wanted to add No. 5 to include those citizens who participated in the public hearing held on the matter and who showed interest. 3) Under Task Force Representation, Mr. Norris felt that a minister should not be included and possibly a member from the Parks and Recreation Commission should be included. Councilman Brown felt that the City must go slowly and was very much in favor of the Task Force Committee. Councilman Graham felt that anyone who was vitally interested should be able to attend. He also stated that he felt it was a good point that the Park & Recreation factor.was left out and he felt it should be included. He also felt that the storm drainage system should be included. Mayor Schwartz stated he had different feelings on this Task Force than either Councilman Gurnee or Councilman Norris. He felt that an educational feature would be the opportunity to explain physical conditions to the citizenry. He commented that.he did not neces- sarily want the committee to zero in on Ordinance No. 604, but to look at the overall problem. He also stated that he felt.strongly about land inventory and resources must be controlled more carefully. Councilman Gurnee again expressed his desire not to hesitate on this matter and to go ahead and process Ordinance No. 604. Councilman Norris supported the Task Force concept. Mayor Schwartz stated this task force would assist the Council in reviewing the criteria. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham that the Mayor's memo be adopted on the Ad Hoc Task Force and Resources Inven- tory and proceed with the task force as scheduled. Motion carried, Councilman Gurnee voting no. Discussion was opened to the public. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974. Page 5 Mrs. Maritha Hughes, Contractors' Assn., said she would be happy to work with the City on this matter. She also agreed that there was a need to look over these facilities and stated that the contractors know there was a problem. Mr. Robert Barrows, 770 Meinecke Street, spoke in support of the Mayor's suggestions. Hal Boyle, Building Trades Council, felt this was a good idea, long overdue, and he was behind the City Council in their. efforts. J.B. McDonald felt the ad hoc committee was a good idea, but that the ordinance should provide for some population growth. The big question was what the Council was going to do about facilities. He asked why the City had not completed the Foothill loop. He said the only growth going on was Cal Poly. At this time, the hearing was closed. 8. Presentation by the City Engineer of bike lane and bike routes study on Los Osos Valley Road between Madonna Road and South Higuera Street. D.F. Romero, City Engineer., presented to the City Council the plans for bike lanes. Mayor Schwartz felt that his recommendations should be accepted. Mayor Schwartz opened the discussion to the public. No one for or against the recommendations of the City Engineer. ' Mayor Schwartz closed the discussion to the public. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Mayor Schwartz, the following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2561 1974 Series) a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo establishing parking restrictions and bicycle lanes on Los Osos Valley Road. Passed and adopted on the-following roll.call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown,.Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None Mayor Schwartz stated that each Councilman should look at the City of Davis Report and further discussion should be scheduled for.the next meeting. 9. Memo from the City-Engineer of alternate possibilities for bikeways, South Broad Street., in conjunction with Department of Transportation widening project. ' D.F. Romero, City Engineer,.presented three alternates for bikeways between Rockview and High Street. PLAN A -- 10' parkways, 8' bikeways, four 12' travel lanes, 16'.tw6- way.lef.t turn lane in the middle. PLAN B -- Two 10' parkways, one 5' bikeway on the left -hand side, one 8' parking lane on the right -hand side, four 12' travel lanes, and 14' in the center for two -way left turn lane. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 6 PLAN C -- 6' parkway on the left, 10' parkway on the right, 8' parking lanes inside this, 5' bikeway inside this, four 11'1/2' travel lanes and 12' in the center for two -way, left -hand turn lanes. From a safety standpoint, the City Engineer preferred Plan A, but stated it would eliminate parking. Councilman Norris said he was against eliminating parking. Councilman.Graham did not like Plan A. D.F. Romero stated that the City was holding up construction plans. It was originally planned to start the project a year from now. The Council began a discussion on zoning, setback, and relative problems in connection with the widening. David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, suggested deferring any discussion until receipt of the Planning Commission recommendation. Mayor Schwartz stated that the City should start with the premise that parking would be eliminated and utilities undergrounded even if finances would be.out of phase. David Williamson continued to explain implications of adjustments to meet the physical widening and that the result would.involve signifi- cant.policy decisions. Mayor Schwartz asked if the Planning Commission considered eliminating parking. Pat Gerety, Associate Planner, said the Planning Commission was not really looking at one street but at the broader picture. Councilman Brown felt time was not that important and the City should wait for Planning Commission recommendation. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, asked if the decision of the Planning Commission would.affect negotiations and values. Pat Gerety agreed that it would affect these matters. It was generally agreed that the City Council should wait for a Planning Commission set of recommendations before making a decision on this matter. In the meantime, John Williams would be invited to go to work for the City on a part -time basis and would be asked to determine whether Broad Street was the only feasible route in this vicinity. 10. At this time, the Council considered the communication from John Holley, President, ASI, Cal Poly,:suggesting agreement with the City to purchase a specified number of tickets for resale to students at a discount for San Luis Obispo Bus System to.begin. approximately April 1. Mr. Holley suggested procedures for the Cal Poly student organization to purchase bus tokens and resell them to the students for .10C. One of the ground rules would be that no one could resell the tokens for a profit and they would be good for only one year. D.F. Romero, City Engineer,explained the procedures and costs in connection with the tokens and said that the ones which could be obtained from the dog tag company could be obtained in a few days. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 7' Mayor Schwartz asked about handling a 100 year storm. D.F. Romero replied in the affirmative. Councilman Brown who had missed the last Waterways Planning Board meeting said he had no strong feelings regarding the free span bridge. Mayor Schwartz stated he would like to see it higher in elevation. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the free span bridge be approved but raised one foot with a 2 to 4 foot increase in width allowed. A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, suggested reclarification of the overall policy on this type of development and the Council agreed that he should look into the matter. Mr. Ethan Jennings, representing R. Burke, gained approval from the Council allowing Burke the option of building the free span bridge if he finally decided this was more desirable. D.F. Romero then went into the matter of priority two structures and priority three (natural obstructions to be abated). Councilman Norris asked if any of the structures were put in with a building permit. D.F. Romero was asked to bring back a staff report on this. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, the City Engineer was authorized to proceed with category 3, natural obstruc- tion abatements. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, that before taking action of Priority 2, structural abatements, the staff report should come in on whether a building permit was involved. Motion carried. 12. At this time there was a personal appearance by representatives of the Civic b Fine Arts Association presenting a report on the current status of the proposed auditorium project on Cuesta College Campus. Jack Fabbri, representing the Civic & Fine Arts Association, pointed out'that the Council had committed itself to the idea of a community center at Cuesta College. He and Francis McNamara had met with Mr. Rogoway and determined there would be no adverse effect on the County development north of Highway 1 if the auditorium were placed on the campus. The Civic b Fine: Arts Association had contacted State and Federal authorities to see if funds were available. Nothing was available except general revenue sharing funds. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the City Engineer be authorized to order the tokens from the dog tag company.. Motion carried. 11. Memo from the City Engineer regarding actions of the water- ways Planning Board at meeting of March 14, and requesting action on the part of the City Council. ' D.F. Romero, City Engineer, had a request for a pipe arch bridge for Richard Burke whereas two members of the Waterways Planning Board, Councilman Gurnee and Richard Schmidt preferred a free -span bridge. In the discussion it was pointed out that there was no problem in capacity with the pipe arch bridge. There were questions of aesthetics and economics, but Mr. Burke said he wanted to put aesthetics in the building construction rather than the bridge. The pipe arch bridge would be less conducive to vandalism and 1/2 the cost. Mayor Schwartz asked about handling a 100 year storm. D.F. Romero replied in the affirmative. Councilman Brown who had missed the last Waterways Planning Board meeting said he had no strong feelings regarding the free span bridge. Mayor Schwartz stated he would like to see it higher in elevation. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the free span bridge be approved but raised one foot with a 2 to 4 foot increase in width allowed. A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, suggested reclarification of the overall policy on this type of development and the Council agreed that he should look into the matter. Mr. Ethan Jennings, representing R. Burke, gained approval from the Council allowing Burke the option of building the free span bridge if he finally decided this was more desirable. D.F. Romero then went into the matter of priority two structures and priority three (natural obstructions to be abated). Councilman Norris asked if any of the structures were put in with a building permit. D.F. Romero was asked to bring back a staff report on this. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, the City Engineer was authorized to proceed with category 3, natural obstruc- tion abatements. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, that before taking action of Priority 2, structural abatements, the staff report should come in on whether a building permit was involved. Motion carried. 12. At this time there was a personal appearance by representatives of the Civic b Fine Arts Association presenting a report on the current status of the proposed auditorium project on Cuesta College Campus. Jack Fabbri, representing the Civic & Fine Arts Association, pointed out'that the Council had committed itself to the idea of a community center at Cuesta College. He and Francis McNamara had met with Mr. Rogoway and determined there would be no adverse effect on the County development north of Highway 1 if the auditorium were placed on the campus. The Civic b Fine: Arts Association had contacted State and Federal authorities to see if funds were available. Nothing was available except general revenue sharing funds. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 8 He had asked Supervisor Kidwell to have the County-set aside $125,000. per year. The Association had also looked at the possibility of obtaining foundation funds. The Association had gotten each group together to discuss the type of facilities. Data was being gathered for floor plans. The Association also planned on getting together with the City 1 of Morro Bay to see if they could help. He asked that the City of San Luis Obispo consider advancing preliminary planning funds. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, stated there would be a major policy decision coming up in connection with the C.I.P. on whether the auditorium would be built on the Cuesta College or in the vicinity of the Mission Plaza. Mayor Schwartz asked several questions on whether the location on Cuesta College would affect the County hold on property north of the highway, the time schedule for commissioning of an architect and so on. After extensive discussion on the whole matter the Mayor thanked Mr. Fabbri for his presentation.and invited him to join with the Planning Commission and Council on consideration of the C.I.P. update. 13A. Communication from Edward Jorgensen, Mens' Physical Educa- tion Department, Cal Poly, (Tennis SLO ) requesting Council considera- tion of construction of tennis courts in the Sinsheimer Recreation Park Complex. A letter was also presented from the Park & Recreation Commission. Mr. Jorgensen turned the discussion over to Robert Neal who said his group had a petition with 700 signatures urging the City to build tennis courts now. . $2,500. was donated by the Day Lions Club for a grading project to be conducted by the EGCA, and the tennis group was anxious not to lose this opportunity. W.E. Flory, Director, Park & Recreation Department, was asked to comment on the proposal. Drainage was the primary concern and other problems involved the E.I.R. approval, development of and grading, design of the facilities, and so on. Mr. Neal indicated that his group had the offer of an architect for design purposes without charge. The Tennis Club was anxious to get courts and were not concerned with the lights. After short discussion it was generally agreed by the Council that the first unit of courts should be constructed in the near future. 14. At this time, the Council considered a memo from W.E.Flory for the Park & Recreation Commission regarding proposal for Master Planning of Laguna Lake Park and surrounding areas. Approved by ' Park & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission -- final draft. Mayor Schwartz said he was very impressed with the program presented and added that possibly students could help on the topography and facility model. Councilman Gurnee also was impressed with the plan and was concerned with the environment and felt this was a major consideration. After discussion, on motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 9 Councilman Graham, that staff be authorized to start screening consultants. 15. Memorandum from the planning staff regarding Airport Land Use Plan. Planning Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the County Airport Land Use Plan and procedures guidelines. It was pointed out that the plan was not in conformance with the City's General Plan and Pat Gerety, Planning Associate, suggested the Council not adopt it formally but merely acknowledge it. It was agreed that the City Planning Director to be engaged shortly, should give this matter consideration. In answer to a question on procedure, Joan Buckley from the County Planning Commission staff said that the Airport Land Use Commission would solve any disputes. However, the County Planning Commission had not considered the plan yet. She went on to say that one of the problems which caused conflict - between the City and County was the prevalence of higher densities in the City. The discussion con- cluded with the Council's agreement to acknowledge the Airport Land Use Plan. The Mayor suggested that an overlay be prepared to cover the General Plan and serve as a warning to developers in the airport area. 16. Presentation of the City Engineer of plans and specifica- tions for STREET RESURFACING PROJECT, City Plan No. 35-74• (Cost estimate $59,500. - money budgeted under'Sales Tax Street Money.) D.F. Romero, City Engineer, reviewed the streets to receive major maintenance. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, that staff be authorized to proceed. Motion carried. 17. Council consideration of a memo from A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, regarding pending legislation to limit access to criminal records (discussion requested by Councilman Norris). A.J. Shaw, City Attorney,. indicated he would like to examine more thoroughly implications, current amendments, etc. The matter was held over. At this time, the hiring.of the KDG Firm was discussed. Councilman. Norris questioned whether the contractor would be asked to prepare an initial report on a trial basis, but it was indicated the Council had decided against this because of time constraints. After a short discussion, on motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Brown, that the firm be hired and the staff authorized to negotiate detailed programs, costs, etc., motion was carried. CONSENT ITEMS: On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following consent items were approved. C -1. The claims against the City of San Luis Obispo were City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 10 authorized approved subject to approval by Administrative Officer. C -2 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2576 1 _19T Series), a resolution increasing the 1973 -74 budget. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Brown_, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -3 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2577 1974 Series), a resolution increasing the 1973 -74 budget. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -4 Council consideration of a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo granting an easement for public utility purposes across City owned land at the City Recreation Center. This item was continued for staff analyses. C -5A The memorandum from William E. Flory, Director of Parks & Recreation requesting permission to advertise for bids on new furnishings for the Senior'Citizens Center Addition was approved. C -5B On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2578 71-9-77 Series), a resolution increasing the 1973-74 budget. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -6A The communication from J. Warren Gardner, State Department of Parks & Recreation, regarding Laguna Lake Park Development - Phase III, Project #06- 00335, and enclosing agreement was approved and authorization given to execute the agreement upon adoption of a resolution. C -66 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2579 19 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving and providing for the execution of a project agree- ment for land and water conservation fund project No. 06- 00335, Laguna Lake Park Development, Phase III, between the City of San Luis Obispo and the State'of California Resources Agency. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: Ir 1 r-- �I City Council Minutes March 18; 1974 Page 11 AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor .Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -7 The QUITCLAIM DEED from Chorro Lodge No. 168, I.O.O.F., a corporation, for setback line widening purposes'on the corner of Higuera and Elks Lane was accepted and the Mayor was authorized to record. C -8 The request from the Planning Commission to appoint an ad hoc committee for the purpose of studying feasibility of City acquisition of access easements along the creek system for mainten- ance and flood control was referred to the Waterways Planning Board. It was agreed that the Waterways Planning Board would make recommen- dations to the Planning Commission on the matter of City access easements and the Planning Commission would report to the Council later. C -9 Council consideration of the following salary step increases: Nancy E. Brady - Typist -Clerk II From Step 2 or $536 to Step 3 or $568 Yvonne Hampton - Secretary From Step 3 or $636 to Step 4 or $670 1 Douglas L. Marks - Utility Plant Operator I From Step 1 or $636 to Step 2 or $670 Kathleen T. Michel - Legal Secretary From Step 3 or $730 to Step 4 or $772 These salary step increases were approved effective April 1, 1974. C-10 The communication from La Fiesta de San Luis Obispo requesting Council consideration and approval of necessary require- ments was approved and the following.resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2580 (1974 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving the closing of State Highway for La Fiesta Parade. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -11 The communication from Pat Barlow, Human Relations Commission regarding the Senior Citizens' Bus Request and T.G.I.F.'s was ordered received and filed. The communication regarding Taxicab Drivers' Permit Ordinance was set for a public hearing. C -12 The communication from Pat Barlow, Chairwoman, Human Relations Commission, requesting reimbursement of $40 per month to Campus Christian Center for office space for the Social Services Coordinator retroactive January 1, 1974, was approved. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 12 C -13 The communication from Sam Cathcart, Commander, 425th Civil Affairs Company, proposing assistance to the community through surveys, reports, documents, physical assistance, etc. and requesting April 9, 1974 to discuss the proposal with selected personnel to be held at Camp San Luis Obispo Officers' Club was ordered received and filed. C -14 The communication from Jeffrey R. Bynes, Coordinator of the Japanese Visitation Program, extending invitation to the City Council to join at opening ceremony on Saturday, March 23,.1974, was referred for individual Council response. C -15 The communication from Everts L. Horton, Committee for Education on Alcoholism, requesting opportunity to address appro- priate City agency to secure funds for Middlehouse was referred to the Human Relations Commission. C -16 The communication from Sinsheimer P.T.A. Board including petition signed by 106 residents asking for no parking on both sides of Augusta Street, and requesting public hearing on the matter, was referred to the Traffic Committee. C -17 The communication from John King, Davis -King Development, suggesting Architectural Review Commission consideration of ordinances to provide practical ways of resolving desirable or imaginative planning was referred to the Planning Commission and to the Archi- tectural Review Commission for study. TRAFFIC COMMITTEE ITEMS TC -1 74 -3 -1C At the request of the Council, the Traffic Committee has considered the recommendation of the Waterways Board that Mt. View and Mission Streets be closed at Old Garden Creek. Based on reports from the Fire Chief and City Engineer, the Traffic Committee in a split vote recommends that these streets not be closed. However, we also suggest that a public hearing be held on the proposal to allow all City residents as well as nei•.ghbors to comment. David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, was authorized to see that area plan was prepared in the vicinity of 101, edge of San Luis Mountain, Broad and Chorro and .then to present it to the Planning Commission to evaluate the proposed closing of Mountain View and Mission at Old Garden Creek. TC -2 74 -3 -2T We have received letters from the Principal and President of the PTA for the Pacheco School requesting that the crossing guard at Monterey and Grand be reinstated in view of the awkward traffic situation and an increasing number of students crossing Monterey at this location. The Traffic Committee recommends approval subject to a survey by the City Engineer and provided that the intersection meets City standards (warrants) for crossing guard locations. This item was held over pending Council study of D.F. Romero's communication which indicated that this location did not meet warrants. TC -3 74 -3 -3T A memo from Lieutenant Morrissey indicates that the police department has been giving citations for improper use of loading zones in accordance with Municipal Code provisions since the first of the year. You will recall that in December, the Council decided to allow vehicles using our loading zones to stand more.than five minutes without activity and not receive a citation. However, through a misunderstanding, police department staff thought this only applied 1 1 City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 13 to the Christmas rush and has gone back to the five minute time limit. Lieutenant Morrissey's letter indicates.that longer time frames would make the ordinance unenforceable. We agree and recom- mend that the Council legitimatize the practice currently in effect. Recommendation was approved. TC =4 74-3-4T 4T Mr. Romero has presented a plan for red zones and channelization on Chorro between Palm. and Lincoln Streets designed to provide a safer thoroughfare for motorists and bicyclists. We recommend approval and suggest that the matter be set for public hearing. The matter was set for public hearing. TC -5 74 -3 -5T The Traffic Committee has received a request for a white bus loading zone on the south side of Madonna east of Oceanaire to accommodate school buses. It is reported that a car parks there quite often requiring the school bus to double park. We recommend approval for 40 feet of white zone. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was adopted: RESOLUTION NO. 2582 (1974 Series), • resolution of the Council . of the City of San Luis Obispo establishing • bus loading zone on Madonna Road. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None TC -6 74 -3 -6T Request from a number of citizens.that traffic be stopped on Johnson at Laurel and that existing stop signs on Laurel at Johnson be retained or removed passed on to the Committee'by Councilman Gurnee. The Committee did not feel this would increase traffic safety. However, in accordance with earlier Council action, traffic signals for this intersection have been included for consideration in the CIP update to be considered by the Council in April. This project is listed as item No. 17 in the City Administrator's proposed list. Also, the Committee asked the City Engineer to come back with a report on the desirability of painting more red zone on the west side of Johnson north of Laurel. The recommendation was approved. TC -7 74 -3 -7T Request of Sports Center, corner Higuera and South, for 36 minute time limit parking in front of their establishment on South Street. One of the problems here appears to be the parking of wrecked cars on a long -term basis by an auto repair concern located nearby. We feel the first step is to clear up this problem and then see whether there is still a parking problem in connection with the motorcycle operation. Approve recommendation against 36 minute time limit parking in front of Sports Center on South Street pending clean up of wrecked car on street and further evaluation of problems. City Council Minutes March 18, 1974 Page 14 TC -8 74 -3 -8T Request by Jim Swift, Gusto,.lnc , 1041 Chorro Street for free motorcycle parking in the downtown area. Approve recommendation against proposal to provide free motorcycle parking in C.B.D. TC -9 . 74 -3 -9T Request by Joe Berkemeyer on behalf of Lagomarsino's Wholesale Liquor outlet for permission to block'the sidewalk on Higuera Street for unloading purposes for twenty minutes every week day starting at 9:30 a.m. Approve recommendation that Lagomarsino's not be allowed to block sidewalk daily. TC -10 74 -3 -10T Recommendation by the City.Engineer that the speed limit on Chorro Street be raised to 30 mph. Approve recommendation against City Engineer's suggestion that speed limit on Chorro be raised to 30 mph. TRAFFIC ITEMS HELD OVER TC -11 74 -3 -11T Suggestion by David Romero that traffic conditions could be improved at the Foothill- Chorro-Broad intersection by reducing the number of phases from 7 to 5 at a cost of several thousand dollars.' Mr. Romero is still exploring this matter with the Department of Transportation. Delay in decision approved. TC -12 74 -3 -12T Removal of stop signs on Broad Street. Council decided some time back to consider whether or not this should be done later on in the.spring. Delay'in decision approved. TC -13 74 -3 -13T Recommendation by the City Engineer that the City recon- sider'the adoption of setback lines on Chorro Street. Since his original proposal was made many years ago,.it was felt that Council members on the Traffic Committee should have a chance to study this before attempting to make a decision. Delay approved. TC -14 74 -3 -14T Request by Robison Electronics for restricted parking on Sacramento.(this is a half street) between the entrance to their plant and Capitolio Way. Mr. Romero was asked to bring back a recommendation on this. Delay approved. On motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Gurnee the Traffic Committee items were approved as recommended. At this time D.F. Romero presented information on the Transit System and the Council agreed to release this information to the news media. Mayor Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 12:00 midnight. Approved: July 16, 1974 -G..� s H. FIT7PATRIrK rITY riPRte