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11/04/19741 I ROLL CALL - PRESENT MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL NOVEMBER 4, 1974 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL, SAN LUIS OBISPO Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz ABSENT: None STAFF PRESENT: J. Fitzpatrick, City Recreation Director; Officer;:E. Rodgers, Engineer; A. J. Shaw, Planning Director Clerk; W. Flory, Parks & R. Miller, City Administrative Police Chief; D. Romero, City . Jr., City Attorney; R. Strong, I. At this time the City Council held a PUBLIC HEARING on_the. recommendation'of the Planning Commission to amend the Zoning Ordinance to permit student housing dining facilities to sell meals to non - residents subject to a use permit as follows: . "Communal dining facilities in. student housing complexes shall not serve or sell meals to non - residents except (1) occasional guests of residents, or (2) pursuant to, and in conformance with the terms and conditions of a use permit granted by the City:" Public Hearing would also consider:amending Sections 9200.29, 9200:31, 9200.33, amending the zoning chart in the R -3, R -H, and R =C residential districts to allow Communal Dining Facilities in student housing complexes, etc. A. °J:'Shaw, City Attorney,.reviewed.the conditions of the proposed ordinance for the City Council's consideration, explained what was to be accomplished and what the ordinance.contained.. Robert Strong, Planning Director, reviewed for the City Council's consideration the proposed ordinance which would amend the zoning ordi- nance to allow non - resident meal'service at student, housing dining facilities subject to use permit approval in the.R -3, R -H, R= C,.R =4 and the R -0 Zones. He stated that, although the staff initially opposed this amendment, the Planning Commission and City Council apparently. considered the use permit procedure adequate control to prevent parking, traffic, commercial intrusion and other possible neighborhood problems from occurring. He concluded by saying that while.he did not recommend the ordinance, he did not oppose its adoption if adequate guidelines were clarified for control by the City Planning Commission, although he felt that the use would be quite limited if the applications of.the guidelines were made a part of the use permit. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing open: WI-IIlam McKenzie, attorney, representing Stenner Glen, spoke in support of adoption of the ordinance which would allow non- residents to use the communal dining facilities in the student housing complexes-: He was City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 2 opposed to the five conditions set by thelCity Council for use permit consideration by the Planning Commission'. He felt the Planning Commission should be allowed to establish its'own conditions for use permits for each application. He was also opposed to limiting the use permit so that only poverty applicants would be allowed to use the communal facilities. Mike Aimola, Manager of Stenner Glen, also spoke in support of the ordi= nance but opposed the five conditions set for the use permit by the Council. He fe-It they were interested 'in feeding non- resident students at these facilities and that they had fed non - resident students since the opening of the facility, not realizing they were in violation of any ordinances. Carl Hensley, Cal Poly student, was which would allow him more selection consumption off campus. in support of the proposed ordinance in finding adequate food for his Mel Hahn, Jr., representing the City's Restaurant Association, stated that they were opposed to the passage of this-:ordinance which would allow non - resident patrons to eat at student housing complexes as he felt it was unfair to local business men to :allowi restaurants to operate in residential zones without the same requirements forced upon other businesses. Kevin O'Connor', representing the Associate'd.Students;' Inc. of Cal Poly,l stated that the AS[ Board recommended that the City Council adopt this ordinance to allow a small number'of students to eat wholesome food provided by these housing units. Without'being allowed to take advantage of these- establishments',lmany students world not have a healthy or adequate diet. _ Joe Madison, Cal Poly student, spoke in support of the ordinance whichi would allow non - resident students to eat at student housing complexes. He felt food was better at these facil-lties than food provided in the campus cafeteria. R. E. Barrows, Meinecke Avenue, spoke in support of adoption of an ordinance to allow only students-toitake part in food provided at these facilities. Roger Johanson, Arctic Circle Drive -In, was opposed to the adoption of this ordinance as he felt it was unfair competition to his already established business.! Bert Larson, operator of the Sizzler, also was opposed to thelordinance as he felt it was unfair competition to his- lestablishment. Mayor Schwartz declared the Public Hearing closed.' Councilman Gurnee stated that he was in support of the ordinance with the use permit conditions which would look at the parking, nei'ghborhood' congestion, etc. i Councilman Norris stated that he was opposed toithe adoption of the ordi- nance as he could not see how the City could enforce the regulations -of the use permit. While the idea was commendable, he was opposed to allowing restaurants in residential zones. Councilman.Brown stated that he, too, was opposed to the adoption of.the ordinance. He felt that theluse permit conditions would be difficult to control if granted and further felt that any:use permits for future student housing would allow restaurant uses in the R zones which he felt was a poor precedent for the City of San Luis Obispo. 1 1 City Council Minutes November 4; 1.974 Page 3 Councilman Graham stated that he was in support of the proposed ordinance on the basis of.nutr.itious foods be'ing.provided for the student's. He would not support competition to commercial restaurants but would . sup'port.meal ticket p roposaIs .for students.not resi.dents 'of the complex. Mayor Schwartz stated he was in support of the proposed ordinance provided that. meals be.sold only on a meal ticket basi's (by the 'month or quarter only), not by an individual meal... He felt the Planning Commission could condition the use permit to establish conditions''for use by the housing complexes and they shoul.d be extremely careful regarding the conditions under which they granted the use.permit for non -resident meal. facilities. On motion of Councilman Gurnee,. seconded by. Mayor Schwartz, the fol'lowing ordinance was introduced: - ORDINANCE NO. 627, an ordinance 'of the City of 'San Luis Obispo amending the zoning ordinance to permit student: housing dining facilities to sell_. meals to non- residents subject to a use permit. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Graham and Mayor Schwartz . NOES: Councilmen Brown and Norris .ABSENT: None On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Mayor. Schwartz..' that the City Planning staff be directed to submit to the City Planning Commission a list of "guidelines" to'.be considered when reviewing a use permit application 1 under, this ordinance. Motion carried, all "Ayes '. 2. At this time., the City Council held a.PUBLIC HEARING to consider the re -draft of ORDINANCE NO. 604,'an.ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo adding provisions to the Municipal' Code requiring the maintenance of, current. -data on the .City,ls bas i'c resources, establishing two levels of impact by said resources. upon development, prohibiting development prior to the availability of 'adequate level one resources and providing a mandatory procedure for City. rev.iew.and correction or' resource deficiencies. A. J.. Shaw, City. Attorney„ reviewed the re-draft of Ordinance .604 as required. by the City Council after consideration of the report by the Ad Hoc Task Force on. Overburdened Facilities, stating that. he had tried to incorporate the. provisions. of. the task force recommendations which seemed to be agreed to by.the.City Council.. He also stated that he had added the.provision that no permi.t.should be delayed for.the' reason that the City Council had not yet adopted a particular criteria or, As further 'suggested , by the Ad Hoc Task Force',. he added provisions whereby a department.could..make localized i.nvestigati.ons of the adequacy of the City.s resource inventory. ' The City Attorney continued that he also added provisions to the , ordinance concerning the City's responsibility for providing facilities to support future growth, but he wished to remind. the City Council that there was no agreement by the CounciI'on the matter and he was not sure if. ..this provision would satisfy, the desires of the City. Counci I. He then reviewed the various se'cti'ons of the ordinance amended since the last meeting. City Counci.l.Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 4 David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, submitted a report to the City Council on the status of 604 studies re.lati'ng to the ordinance as presently drafted .and being ..cons_i_dered by the City Council. Resoure6e inventories could only be estimated at this time. He then briefly described the various resource inventories and their status. He conluded ' by stating that Ordinance 604 -.A studies had placed a tremendous work load on the department staffs, especially when taking into consideration concurrent efforts in establishing a new accounting system, in developing the planning studies currently under way, the reorganization of City departments. and normal work load requirements. He felt that .future efforts in this area would place a great deal of pressure on several departments in work load and the necessity of making tough evaluations and decisions. He also felt the. Council should recognize that they would be faced with many critical decisions involving budgeting and additional staff or consultants to complete the inventories and finance the improvements. He felt the Council should be aware that this conceivably could change the emphases of the Capital Improvement Program away from recreation and open space priorities to some basic public works projects in order to accommodate desired improvements in the community. Councilman Gurnee then submitted. a, further draft. of Ordinance 604 with several clarifying additions and amendments for the Council's consideration. He suggested that in the section on "Resource Capability C, General ", that item 2 be added "Air quality and air shed capacity "; in the section "Report to the Planning Commission" he suggested the addition.of item 2 "a detailed graphic and written description of the total area affected by said facility inadequacies" and in the section on "Review by the Planning Commission ",;in Line 7 h suggests the-.addition of the word - "mitigation" between remedial and measures; and in the section on "Review by the City Council ", under Findings "If the Council approves a requested authorization or entitlement without the aforesaid certifi- cation by the responsible department head, the Council shall state in. the minutes: I. The specific reasons for said Council action; 2. The specific mitig'at.ion measure designed to alleviate said..i'nadequate facilities; . .3.: That the Council is, of the date of approval,.financiall,y committed to said specific mitigation-measures and.that . said measures will be completed and. the overburdened facility corrected within 'six months of said date of approval." Under. section "Exemptions ".,.add on the following under (4)- "'Fully improved' shall mean that curbs., gutters., streets, sidewalks, and all utilities have been already installed." Under the section , "Criteria and Standards" he suggested. the wording ".....and Policies" in both instances. 11n the same section,_paragraph 2 "the absence of any.particular.criteria, standards or policies shal.l. not, in .itself., be the reason for denial ot. permits.., If said particular criteria, standards and policies•were nonexistent'-.-. or incomplete, the responsible department..head shall deny_permits_if_;_i_n his professional judgment the granting_ofi_ said . permit would cause the overloading of one or more of the City's level I resources." Councilman Gurnee concluded that., with these changes in.wording and additions, he felt that the .ordinance would.be more easily understood and possibly more easily administered. Frank Exter, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee, again reviewed the 'activities of the Committee on Overburdened Facilities and.the studies that they felt had been completed by the committee. He stated that he felt that the City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 5 Frank Exter continued that.he felt the staff was fearful. of being required to make the necessary reports to the City Council on the inability to provide facilities to applicants. He also felt that the Committee would oppose the two sets of standards and criteria as proposed by David Williamson. He felt that this was-just a "cop out ". He asked the City Counci.l...to..p. lease stop delaying the adoption of this ordinance and to move ahead and. f.ind out exactly where the Ctty of.San Luis Obispo was and what.the cbnd.it.ions'of the facilities were. And if they.were found.to be deficient.they should move ahead and'get them corrected as rapidly as possible but at least the City Council and the people of San Luis Obispo .wou.1d.know..where they were and how they got there. Mrs. Joyce Pederson, President of the League of Women. Voters of San. Luis. Obispo County, submitted a. prepared statement to the Council on the ' League of Women Voters' position in regard to the proposed .faciI!ties ordinance commonly known as "604 ". .She stated that the membership . supported all.measures. for . planned and. orderly growth and development of_ the City.of San Luis Obispo. She stated..that the League supported without qualification.the concept of the.City's.developing and maintaining information on the capabilities of.its support systems and then using this information to evaluate development proposals. One of the major jobs of a. City was to provide.. adequate services and they saw no reasonable alternative to the concepts of. the. proposed Ordinance 604. She continued that the League of Women Voters had. one concern with the way the ordinance was written. This concern is engendered by paragraph five, of the introductions, page. 1. "Whereas, this Council believes that it should be the responsibility of the City to assure that there are adequate City. faciIiti.es to serve expected and reasonable ,growth i.n accordance' with. the. policies adopted in the General Plan" and "Section..... Review by City Council Responsibi'lity to Resolve Deficiencies" the last sentence. The.reasons.for.t.he League's concern are: I. Adequate services are mentioned.only in..connection with future. growth. Does this.mean,that replacing or updating inadequate facilities in existing would always take second place to future needs? 2. Basically, they.see.this.ordinance _ as a housekeeping measure and feel these growth statements are irrelevant and confusing.. The League also sees, on the other hand, the concern of those who advocate the statements. They do point out, however, that the-City Council has set up very specific and .open procedures for future planning' in its General Plan program and its Capital Improvement Program. It is through these avenues that these concerns should be expressed. Shaw, draft meets the criteria,for facilities by the committee and.he also supported the suggestions made by Councilman Gurnee as he under- stood them, although he would oppose, on behalf of the Committee, item 7 which was the amendment.by "Criteria, Standards and Pol.i.cies ", Councilman Gurnee dealing with . the additional paragraph. He told the City Council that the Ad Hoc .Commi.ttee had had ".this problem for over a year and he boped.that.the Council would adopt the ordinance with item 7 left out. He did not agree with the staff report by David Williamson as he felt it was just being_ reported to the City Council to further delay adoption o.f the ordinance, and relieve the City'staff. of making any definite decisions and recommendations to the City Council. Frank Exter continued that.he felt the staff was fearful. of being required to make the necessary reports to the City Council on the inability to provide facilities to applicants. He also felt that the Committee would oppose the two sets of standards and criteria as proposed by David Williamson. He felt that this was-just a "cop out ". He asked the City Counci.l...to..p. lease stop delaying the adoption of this ordinance and to move ahead and. f.ind out exactly where the Ctty of.San Luis Obispo was and what.the cbnd.it.ions'of the facilities were. And if they.were found.to be deficient.they should move ahead and'get them corrected as rapidly as possible but at least the City Council and the people of San Luis Obispo .wou.1d.know..where they were and how they got there. Mrs. Joyce Pederson, President of the League of Women. Voters of San. Luis. Obispo County, submitted a. prepared statement to the Council on the ' League of Women Voters' position in regard to the proposed .faciI!ties ordinance commonly known as "604 ". .She stated that the membership . supported all.measures. for . planned and. orderly growth and development of_ the City.of San Luis Obispo. She stated..that the League supported without qualification.the concept of the.City's.developing and maintaining information on the capabilities of.its support systems and then using this information to evaluate development proposals. One of the major jobs of a. City was to provide.. adequate services and they saw no reasonable alternative to the concepts of. the. proposed Ordinance 604. She continued that the League of Women Voters had. one concern with the way the ordinance was written. This concern is engendered by paragraph five, of the introductions, page. 1. "Whereas, this Council believes that it should be the responsibility of the City to assure that there are adequate City. faciIiti.es to serve expected and reasonable ,growth i.n accordance' with. the. policies adopted in the General Plan" and "Section..... Review by City Council Responsibi'lity to Resolve Deficiencies" the last sentence. The.reasons.for.t.he League's concern are: I. Adequate services are mentioned.only in..connection with future. growth. Does this.mean,that replacing or updating inadequate facilities in existing would always take second place to future needs? 2. Basically, they.see.this.ordinance _ as a housekeeping measure and feel these growth statements are irrelevant and confusing.. The League also sees, on the other hand, the concern of those who advocate the statements. They do point out, however, that the-City Council has set up very specific and .open procedures for future planning' in its General Plan program and its Capital Improvement Program. It is through these avenues that these concerns should be expressed. City Council, Minutes November 4,, 1974 Page 6 Mrs. Pederson continued that the League of Women Voters asked that the City Council support Ordinance 604 wi -th deletion of the sentences referred to above. An alternative to deletion would be to rewrite these sentences to speak of total City needs, existing and future. Arthur Hawthrone, Pref,umo Canyon Road, felt that the ordinance requirement ' for a five -day limit for department heads to report to the Planning Commission was too short a time for adequate deliberation. He felt that less than 30 days.but more than five days should be allowed.. Fred Strong ,.Executive Director of.CEBES,- stated that they were in support of Ordinance.604 and the Ad Hoc Committee's-recommendations and.hoped. that the City Council would adopt the ordinance as presented with the suggestions of the Chairman, Frank Exter, made earlier in the meeting. David Hughes, attorney, spoke in support of Ordinance 604 in general for adoption by the City Council but he felt that there were some. procedural , conceptual and constitutional defects in the construction of the wording of the ordinance. These he felt were I. No, appeal from determination of the department.heads on deficient.facilities; , . 2. No time limit for - action decided by the department heads; 3. No time limit-for the Planning Commission to hold hearings on. adverse determination of the department heads; and,. 4. No time limit for Council action on adverse determination by the Planning Commission. He also, .felt that.there should be some clarification of terms and definitions used in Ordinance 604. He also .felt that if adverse'deter- minations were made by a department head, he felt that a developer should be allowed to rectify the deficiency. at his expense if he so desired, before approval. by the:.`City. Hughes' main objection was the lack of standards and.criteria being in Ordinance 604. for guidance not - only of developers and the citizens.of San Luis Obispo but also for.. the guidance.of the department_ he ad.s,.;_,He felt that this lack was a weakness of the.'ordinance. He a.lso'felt that Ordinance 604 should be - included with the City's Capital Improvement Program. He then listed what he felt were legal constitutional deficiencies in Ordinance 604. He also agreed with the amendments made b.y Councilman Gurnee numbered . one through six but was opposed to number seven as was Frank.Exter, Chairman of the Ad Hoc'Committee.. J. B. MacDonald,...Rea.ltor, _ ,. felt that due.to the importance of Ordinance 604, that more.copies..shou.ld have been.made available to the public for their input. He stated that .without a.doubt as he read the ordinance, it was a no- growth ordinance following a policy set down by the majority of the. City Council presently in office and sitting at this time. He urged that the.City Council take the tax money they collected and start updating the public faci.Iit.ies now. i6 the' City and for which the City's citizens had already paid and possibly not spend as much on parks and beautification until the basic City structure had been updated. Don Smith, Prefumo Canyon Road, stated he was in support of the adoption of Ordinance. 604 and urged that the Council take action now.' Frank Exter, again urged the adoption of Ordinance 604 as amended this evening by Councilman Gurnee and input from the public. Mayor Schwartz.dec.lared the ,public hearing closed, City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 7 Various members of the City Council discussed with staff, particularly the City Attorney, the wording of Ordinance 604 and the.amendments recommended to the Council by Councilman Gurnee, the Leegue of Women Voters.and other public input. Mayor Schwartz suggested that Ordinance 604's consideration should be continued for inclusion of criteria for execution by the City staff, Including the so- called; Life Standard Criteria, and urged that this matter be continued to 12 Noon, November 14, 1974, for staff clarifi- cation of criteria, policies and standards. Councilman Gurnee stated that he was opposed'to further delay on the adoption of this ordinance. He said it had been two'years since November 1972 when the Los Osos Valley Water crisis involving over- burdened facilities was brought to the Council's attention and caused a.two year moratorium. Further, it had been two years since the Mayor sent his directive to the staff to begin establishing a resource. inventory and make it available to the City Council and to developers. He stated it was eleven months since he :had submitted his policy and ordinance on the overburdened facilities for:CounciI consideration. He stated it was ten and•one -half months since four men of the Council recognized the need for the measure and directed the. preparation of 604. It was thirty -nine weeks since the majority voted to pass it to print, thirty -five weeks since the Mayor.changed his vote and postponed the ordinance to consider a task force, thirty -three weeks since the Council,.at the Mayor's urging and over his objection, postponed 604 .'to have a task force study.it, thirty - two.weeks had passed since the Council selected, in a secret session, a slate of proposed task force members pushed by the Mayor for consideration of the ordinance. He ' stated it was fifteen weeks since the task force. made its recommendation to the Council, taking seventeen weeks'for study instead of the.eight prescribed by the Council and it had now been twelve weeks since the Council directed the City Attorney to prepare a new draft of Ordinance 604 accommodating many of the changes and amendments brdught to the Council's attention at this meeting and others. During all of this period.of time, the C.it-i.had no.-measure or ordinance, no policy or criteria,.or no way to as the citizens of San Luis'Obispo that growth would . not outstrip or exceed the City's ability to serve_ their basic public facilities. He felt there was absolutely nothing wrong with the measure as presented and•that the.City should move ahead and adopt this ordinance. He concluded by stating that the proposed Ordinance 604 had already served a major purpose. in showing that very little was known about the City's facilities and the City's ability to absorb additional growth or even fill in within the boundaries of the present City. He urged the Council to proceed. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham, that final consideration of Ordinance 604 be continued for inclusion of criteria by the City staff.and that the City Council then bring the Ordinance back with their standards, criteria and policies for final adoption at the November 18 City Council meeting. Motion passed on the following roll call vote: ' AYES:. Councilmen Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: Councilman Gurnee ABSENT:. None City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 8 3. At this time, the City Council held a PUBLIC HEARING on.the proposal to prohibit on- street parking on both,sides of Broad Street from Orcutt Road and Capitolio Way upon the completion of the widening and reconstruction of Broad Street, State Route 227, by the State Department of Transportation. Robert Strong, Planning Director, reviewed for the City Council the fact that the State of California was acquiring a.110- foot -wide. right -of -way for widening of State Route 227 and would.reconstruct that segment of. Broad Street to a four lane road with eight -foot shoulders and a sixteen - foot paved, two -way left turn.median. He stated that the City Council had considered, as a part of a Broad Street preliminary specific plan, the elimination of .on- street-parking on both sides of Broad Street to enable bike lanes and possib.le landscaped median islands within the proposed . right- of- way....On street parking could -be_ provided only if add-itional.. right -of -way were obtained or either the bike lanes or the median eliminated. He continued that the State did not propose to:construct frontage .imp.rove- ments in this segment.at this time. As an a.Iternative to permanent. prohibition of on- street parking, the -City Council could consider adopting a plan line requiring abutting properties to dedicate additional rights -of -way and provide for set -back placement of curbs, gutters and . sidewalks when developmett. occurred to enable on- street parking.. Mayor Schwartz declared the pub.Iic.hearing open. E. L. Carpenter, 3355 South Broad Street, appeared before the City Council, objecting to the possible elimination of parking in front of his residence on Broad Street. No one.else appeared before the City Council, for or against the proposed prohibition. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Gurnee, the following resolution was introduced:. RESOLUTION NO. 2695,.a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo restricting parking on Broad Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee,. Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT:..None 4. At this time the City Council considered the FINAL PASSAGE of ORDINANCE.NO. 626, an ordinance of the City of.San Luis Obispo requiring Gasoline Service Stations to post gasoline prices. A. J. Shaw, City Attorney, briefed the City Council on the requirements of the new ordinance which would make it mandatory for every person operating a service station to post in public view the prices for the various grades or petroleum products sold by their establishment. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing open. L. A. Schumacher appeared before the City Council objecting to the proposal of posting of gasoline prices within the City of San Luis Obispo. He stated that he was not opposed to posting of prices but he was opposed to the mandatory requirement. He then gave several reasons why he felt that 1 1 I I City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 9 the prices should not be posted and that the motoring public should be allowed to drive in to the station as they would to any mercantile establishment and compare the prices of petroleum products. Jeff Sanders, representing "Penney Pincher" Publishers, spoke in-support of the ordinance as a service to the consumers who would save time looking for prices of gasoline. At the present time a motorist drove in; found the gasoline was too high and possibly could be intimidated by the operator to purchase it. Fred Strong, CEBES, spoke in support of the proposed consumer protection ordinance regarding the posting of gasoline station prices: He felt it was a good ordinance for the citizens of San Luis Obispo and would hop6.that the City Council would adopt it as another step in protection of the consumers. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing closed. Councilman Graham stated that he was opposed to the adoption of the ordinance as he did not feel it was right to require product prices to be posted in the front of all business establishments. Councilman Gurnee stated that he was in support of the ordinance in the spirit of consumer protection for the citizens of San Luis Obispo. Councilman Norris stated that he, too, was in support of the ordinance. He felt the prices should be posted for the information of the citizens. Councilman Brown stated he supported the adoption'of the ordinance ash he thought it would help the purchasing public to know what they were paying before they drove into the station. 1 Mayor Schwart z stated that he was opposed to -the adoption of the ordinance as he felt it was just one more municipal control over private industry. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris, ORDINANCE NO. 626 was introduced for final passage: Adopted on the'following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Norris and Brown NOES: Councilman Graham and Mayor Schwartz ABSENT: None 5. Memorandum from John P. Quirk reporting on the high water bill from Berta Lang, 3219 Broad Street, reporting that a review of the billings and the meter at the location show that there was no problem and that the bill should be paid by -the La.hgs. Mayor Schwartz asked if there was anyone present.to speak on this matter. No one appeared before the Council on behalf of Mrs. Lang. ' On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris, that they be requested to pay the bill but be .al lowed to pay it over a three month period due to its abnormal amount. Motion carried, all "Ayes ". City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 10 6. Communication from Alan Peterson requesting that the City Council reconsider h i s -request, that City water service be served to h i s property located on Foothill Boulevard outside the City of San,Luis Obispo. He based his appeal on the fact that he was - purchasing a three - acre parcel of land, that the existing well was found to be uns ,6tisfactory for human use, that there was no available water -on the property,-two test holes had been drilled and no water was found, and secondly, that he was not notified by the City Council of their meeting when he, originally requested this water service. He stated he was willing to assume the financial responsibility of connecting his prope rty to the City water : service which was at present located across Foothill Boulevard inside the City Limits. He hoped the City Council would reconsider the denial.of his request. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown, that the City Council reaffirm their decision in denying the request of Alan. Peterson for City water service to supply a-three -acre parcel outside the City Limits.- Motion carried, all "Ayes ". - 7. Memorandum from the Planning staff regarding. Glick- McKibben Planned Development_ Application PD- 0460 /Tentative Subdivision..Map.Tract 539, 1121 Ella Street, called Barnhill One. Robert: Strong; Director, of Planning, reviewed the history. of this proposed development on Ella Street for the City Council, the approval by the City Planning Commission, the reduction of number of units proposed and the .subsequent referral by the City Council -back to the Planning Commission for reconsideration. He concluded that the Planning Commission had .a regular meeting held October 15, 1974, again reviewed the planned development. project and surrounding neighborhood and determined by.a unanimous decision that a second recommendation for approval should be forwarded to the City Council. The basis for the Planning Commission. decision was that the planned development project displayed good design and was appropriate and suitable for the location proposed. ,He. stated that the Planned Development Ordinance permitted, without. specific limitation, an increase in permitted density. The Planning Commission felt that the project warranted the requested• increase in density and. that, further, the density incentive as granted, would not set a precedent for other equal increases nor erode the integrity_of the slope criteria, inasmuch as all planned developments were reviewed on an individual basis with respect to excellence of design, effecient use of the land, the suitability of the project, location, the slope and other design factors. He then reviewed the Planning Commission recommendation for Council approval, subject to the following conditions: I. Covenants, conditions and restrictions be approved by the City Attorney prior to their recordation. 2. That the referenced covenants, conditions and restrictions contain the following: a. Provisions specifying that each. property. owner own 'in fee title a 1/6 undivided interest in Lot 7 Open Space. b. Provisions to ensure, in perpetuity, the nonseverabi I ity of. all or any portion of Lot 7 from the rest of the project. c...The establishment and continued operation of a home- owner's association. d. Provisions to ensure continued professional maintenance of the open space areas, exteriors of the buildings and all structures owned in common. [1 1 1 City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 11 The staff recommended that in addition to the Planning Commission recommendation that the applicant be advised that the Subdivision Agreement would contain provisions for the developer bearing the following costs: I. In -lieu park dedication fees as per City Subdivision ' Regulations. 2.• Street tree planting. 3: ;A W other off -site improvements required by City Code. • i A. J ": Shaw,.City:Attorney, stated that a review of the Glick- McKibben proposal showed that this site'was designated as low- density resi'd'ential on the General Plan and that what was being proposed was contrary to uses authorized by the General" ;Plan. He suggested that this matter be referred to him for written comment in view of the various new State laws dealing with zoning con "sistency to-the City's General Plan. He discussed with the City Council the'proposed subdivision in light of the -Attorney General's opinions in several other instances, and referred to the lawsuit recently filed by the City against the County for alleged County rezoning contrary to the County's General Plan. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by-Councilman Gurnee, this matter was - continued for a written report by the City Attorney. Motion' carried. City Engineer Dave Romero stated that the Waterways Planning Board requirements for sizing equivalent to the railroad bridge were greater than adopted City Standards and much greater than the capacity of the culvert immediately downstream. 'He also explained that the six =foot clearance was not necessary for maintenance purposes since the City would never place a tractor in this particular section of channel. 1 Counoilman Gurnee stated, as chairman of the Waterways Planning Board, that the City Council approve a span bridge built to a 100 -year storm criteria rather than that equivalent to the railroad bridge upstream from the Volny property. Councilman Brown spoke on behalf of the Waterways Planning Board recommendation for spanning this creek. 8. Memorandum from the City Engineer on behalf of the Waterways Planning Board stating that the Waterways Planning Board at its meeting of October 29, 1974, in approving Arnold Volny's request to bridge a creek on McMillan Lane would require a "specific approval'on behalf of the City Council. Application No. 087; addition to Volny's Industrial Park on McMillan Lane. The Waterways Planning Board recommended that; the Board accept a box culvert or bridge of a cross sectional area equal to that required to carry a flood of the magnitude of the 1973 flood or the same as the railroad bridge "directly upstream whichever was greater with a minimum height of six feet for maintenance purposes and further that the applicant prepare precise plans for presentation to the City: Arnold Volny "appeared before the City _Council stating that the size culvert required by the Waterways Planning Board for creek crossing at 2701 McMillan Lane should not be equal in cross sectional area to . the raiIroad- crossing upstream.. stated that he felt that the sizing of this culvert-should be done according to proper and professional hydro- engineering practices, taking into consideration the current capacity requirements set forth by the City of San Luis Obispo. He felt that it would show that the size established by the above mentioned meeting was excessive, based on invalid criteria and placed an additional ,and unnecessary burden'of cost on the developer. City Engineer Dave Romero stated that the Waterways Planning Board requirements for sizing equivalent to the railroad bridge were greater than adopted City Standards and much greater than the capacity of the culvert immediately downstream. 'He also explained that the six =foot clearance was not necessary for maintenance purposes since the City would never place a tractor in this particular section of channel. 1 Counoilman Gurnee stated, as chairman of the Waterways Planning Board, that the City Council approve a span bridge built to a 100 -year storm criteria rather than that equivalent to the railroad bridge upstream from the Volny property. Councilman Brown spoke on behalf of the Waterways Planning Board recommendation for spanning this creek. City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 12 On motion of Councilman Gurnee. by!Councilman Brown, that the City Council approve the,Waterways Planning Board: culvert, recommendation subject to a 100 -year storm criteria, and rescind the requirement for.a six -foot vertical clearance. Motion carried, all "Ayes ". 8C. The City Council considered the minutes of the Waterways Planni.nq Board meeting of 10/29/74 and discussed the item dealing with discussion:of creek pollution issue. : :The'Waterways Planning Board recommended that the City Council in an attempt to clear up the problems of petroleum products being washed into.creeks from large apartment complexes and gas stations adopt the following six -point proposal: I.. A reward of $100 for the. arrest and conviction;of persons polluting the creek. .2. Ban the wash -off of petroleum: waste from the - grounds of.. gas stations or.related businesses. 3. A recommendation from the engineering staff .that they. research the ideas of grease.traps at driveway locations, in.gas stations which would intercept pollutants. 4. Proposed that all new gas stations and remodelings be required.to grade their lot.to.a center drain with :a ..grease trap or to, install a grease .trap in perimeter drains. 5. A clean -up program for pollution providing the possibility of a lien against the violating property. 6. The possibility of a nuisance abatement against properties which continue to pollute. The City Counci -1 discussed the recommendation of the Waterways Planning Board and authori.zed.the City Attorney and Waterways Planning Board to. prepare an ordinance.and resolution to-accomplish the six items recommended by the.Waterways Planning Board. The City Council also cons! -dered Application No. 074, the Creamery at 570 Hi -guera Street. It was reported that the Waterways. Planning Board. discussed the proposal for work in San, Luis Creek behind the:Creamery with possible financial participation by the City and that the Waterways Planning Board would meet with the Design Review Board and City Staff for study of this cooperative project. .However, the Waterways Planning Board discussed the fact that a wall had already been constructed,in; the creek behind the Creamery despite disapproval by the Waterways Planning Board and the Waterways Planning.Board took formal action.that,the. wall and fill would be removed next spring as -part ot.the approval of, any further plan for this project. The City Council accepted the recommendation of the Waterways Planning Board that no further work or cooperation be done until the property owner complied with the requirements of the Waterways Planning. Board. 9. The' City Council discussed-the commun i cation from Verne Orr, Director of Finance State: of California,: regarding change in membership of the Whale Rock Commission from the Director; of Finance's membership, to that o.f.the Secretary.of the Resources Agency with .the ,Resources. Agency in turn designating the Director of the Department of Water Resources; as the appropriate program manager.:; . Mayor Schwartz stated that in reading the letter; this would app.a,rently be a good .idea but the proposed amendment forwarded by -the State to supplement the existing Agreement for ope.ration.of the Whale -Rock Project did not specify the Director of Water Resources, alone. Instead, it permits the Resource Agency Department or his designee, and this could include the Department of Fish and Game which he felt was not amicable to the Whale Rock operation at this time. I 1 1 City Council Minutes November 4, 1974. Page 13 On motion of Mayor Schwartz., seconded by Councilman Brown, that the amendment be returned to the State of California with a recommendation that under no conditions would the Fish and Game Commission be a part of..the Whale -Rock Commission as.a.substitute.to the Department of Finance. :Motion. carried, all "Ayes ". ' 10. City- Engineer - Romero presented plans and specifi-cation's on the following p rojects.for, the Public.Works Department:.. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, SLUDGE DIGESTER NO. 2 REPAIR PROJECT, City Plan-No. 45 -74, cost estimate $12,250.' On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Brown, that the plans and speci- fications: for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sludge Digester No. 2 Repair Project be approved. Motion carried, all "Ayes" STREET RESURFACING PROJECT, SS 202 and LOCAL STREETS, City Plan No. 9 -75, cost estimate $51,500. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the pl:ans and specifications for the Street Resurfacing Project be approved. Motion carried, all "Ayes ". POLICE FACILITY.FUEL STORAGE TANK,. City Plan No. 8 -75, cost estimate $3,200: On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the plans• and specifications for the Police Facility Fuel 'Storage Tank be approved. Motion carried, all "Ayes ". FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING SITE IMPROVEMENTS, City Plan No. 2 -75, cost estimate $9,500. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the plans and specifications for the Fire Department Training Site Improve- ments be approved. Motion carried. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT -- INSTALL GAS -FIRED WATER HEATER AND:GAS SERVICE.LINE, City Plan No. 4- 75,..cost estimate $3,000 On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Brown, that the p.lans and specifications for the installation of Gas -Fired Water Heater and Gas Service Line at Wastewater Treatment. Plant be approved. Motion carried. FURNISH THREE - AUTOMATIC WATER SAMPLE COLLECTORS, cost estimate $5,400 On motion of Councilman.Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham, the plans and specifications -.for furnishing three. automatic Water. Sample Collectors be approved. Motion carried. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT - FLOOD PROTECTION.AT.HEADWORKS, City Plan No. 3 -75, cost estimate..$4.,985. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the plans and-specifications for Flood Protection at Headworks for the.Waste- .wate r. Treatment Plant be approved. Motion carried. H. Consideration of plans and specifications for RESERVOIR SITE IMPROVEMENTS, Six -Foot High.Chain Link Fence at Reservoir No. [,.City Plan No. W -74-6, estimated cost $9,655. City Council Minutes November 4, 19.74 Page 14 On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded ..by`CounciIman Brown, the plans and specifications were approved and the call for bids was authorized. 12. Communication from the City Clerk regarding.the filing of the Notice of Completion on the Addition to the Senior Citizens' Center 'subject to the retenti.on of $164.69 for completion of minor items by. the City and 1 also a retention of $500 in lieu of the one-year contractor's guarantee and the two -year water tight construction guarantee. The City Clerk recommended that the City Council accept the addition to the building, authorize the filing of the Notice of Completion and withhol.d the sum.. of $664.69. On motion of Mayor'.Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Norris, the City Council accepted the recommendation and authorized the City Clerk to file the Notice of Completion. 'Motion carried. 13. Memorandum from- the,Human Relations Commission dated October 30, 1974, regarding Project COPE, a research and .project proposal for the elimination of architectural barriers for the handicapped: RECOMMENDATION #2: The Human Relations Commission of the.City of San Luis Obispo recommends that the City Council adopt the recommendation.as follows: That the.survey of needs and list of priorities for the systematic elimination of architectural barriers to the physically handicapped in already existing public structures be included in the comprehensive General Plan for.the community now being conducted in research;' analysis, and recommendation by.the Architectural and Planning firm of Kennard, Delahousie and Gault (KDG). RECOMMENDATION #2: In the event Recommendation. #I cannot be implemented under the terms of the KDG contract, the Human ' Relations Commission recommends the adoption of #2 as follows: That one -half time Coordinator recommended'by.the latest C.A.P.H. proposal be contracted by the City for the stated" amount of $1600.00 for four months. That the survey team of volunteers be.trained and coordinated in their activities by the COPE Coordinator. That.a secretary in the Planning Department be assigned approximately one -half time to the project thus eliminating the need for outside clerical and office- .expenditures: .This would also facilitate in- house coordination. This is the recommendation of the.Director of Planning and Building Department, Robert Strong. Further recommendation is made that mileage at 12¢ per mile be allocated to reimburse the volunteers and coordinator up to the amount of $400. As to materials, we recommend that the City Council consider allocating an immediate budget amount to cover some initial stages of barrier elimination as determiried.by the survey and-make this•.'a regular- budget item in forthcoming City budgets'until there is no further need. The Human Relations Commission concluded that they further recommended(. that the necessary funds for the survey come from sources other than the Human Relations Commission budget. 1 Finally, they recommended that this and other action by the City Council in planning for elimination of architectural barriers to the physically handicapped be. incorporated..into this City's General Plan. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Gurnee, that the City Council approve the Human Relations Commission Recommendation #2 with money to come from the present Human Relations Commission budget with funds to be reimbursed by the City Council if further or additional needs are shown, the Planning Director to coordinate this program. Motion carried, all "Ayes ". 1 1 City Council Minutes November 4; 1974 Page 15 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, consent items C -I," C -2, C -3, C -4, C -5, C -6, C-7,-C-8, C-9, C-10 were approved as presented. C -1 The claims against the City of San Luis Obispo were approved for payment subject to the app roval -of the - Administrative Officer. C -2 Minutes of Council Meetings of July I, 8 and 16; and August 5, 6, 12, 15; and 19 were approved. C -3-; The following contract pay estimates were approved: R. Baker Construction Est. #1 $49,046.17 LOS OSOS VALLEY -OLD TOWN WATER TRANS. CP #03 -10 R. Burke Corp. Est. #1 STREET RECONSTRUCTION; SERRANO DR. & MISSION ST. CP #5 -74 STREET'RESURFACING CP #47 -74 Conco Engineering CULVERT REPLACEMENT CP #16 -74 MISSION PLAZA RETAINING-.WALLS CP #21 -74 Jack S. Foster MUSTANG VILLAGE GRADING CP $43 -74 Madonna Construction Co. EDNA SADDLE RESERVOIR CP #W -73 -8 Charles Pratt Construction PARALLEL SEWERLINES CP $46 -74 Smee's Plumbing & Heating SEWER SIPHONS CP #13-74 G. L. Douglas Const. Co. WATER LINE IMPROVEMENTS CP #W -74 -2 Fred Julien & Associates . WATER MAIN PROJECT CP #W -74 -3 Est. Est. CCO Est. CCO CCO CCO #2 #3 FINAL #2 + #3 #1 - #2 + #3 + Est. #3 Est. #4 FINAL CCO #1 + CCO #2 + Est. #3 Est. #4 FINAL Est. #3 Est.. #1 Est. #3 Est. #4 FINAL CCO #1 - Est. #1 CCO #I + $ 2,988.45 $' ' 46.83 14,171.25 52.03 $19,748.20 2,000.00 1,495.84 1,558.00 $ 4,721.99 5,789.05 196.65 4,400.00 $ 8,436.28 1,844.57 $12,432.60 $11,880.22 $ 2,538.90 5,826.00 850.00 $10,365.68 $ 830.00 C -4 I The Council supported and will notify the Board of Supervisors of their support of a memorandum from the County Clerk regarding a hearing to establish agricultural preserve on property located east of Johnson Avenue and Orcutt Road, east side of San Luis Obispo (Lilli M. Perozzi, et a1'). City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 16 C -5 Approved ..a: memo ..from Wayne Peterson for the.Mass Transportation Committee asking Council to initiate letter to media. Chamber of Commerce, and P.C.C. thanking them for their help in publicizing information -,on the bus system. C -6 A claim against the City of San Luis Obispo from Delphis J. Archambault for an injury which occurred when a tree limb hit his scalp while he was walking close to the Great Western Building, was denied and referred to insurance carrier. C -7 Claim against the City of San Luis Obispo by Daryl G. Andrews for damage done to his vehicle was denied and referred to insurance carrier. C -8 Claim against the City of San Luis Obispo by Charles B. Gonzales, Sam W. Berry, and Henry L. Battle was denied and referred to insurance carrier. C -9 Council acknowledged the appointment of Elwyn D. Littlefield as Mechanic I, starting at Step 1 or $784, effective November 4, 1974. C -10 Set for hearing the matter of transferring $36,894.00 of 1973 Revenue Sharing Funds from Account No. 50 33- 5062 -708 (enlarge the Madonna Road outlet from Laguna Lake and related work) to Account No. 55 33- 5361 -614 (improvements to water system, Los Osos Valley -Lower Higuera Streets). On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris., the following bids were awarded to the Lowest responsible bidder as recommended by the staff. B -1 City Clerk reported on the following bids received for AUTOMATIC IRRIGATION - MARGARITA ISLANDS. Bids opened 10/3/74 at 3:00 P.M. Budget Karleskint -Crum, Inc. 1422 Monterey Street SLO, CA 93401 Heatherwood Landscaping, Inc. 1328 W. Betteravia Road Santa Maria, CA 93454 Vincent Sullivan Route I, Box 180 Templeton, CA 93465 The bid was awarded to KARLESKINT -CRUM, INC. $11,000.00 $ 9,553.00 $12,257.00 $34,000.00 B -2 City Clerk reported on the following bids received for WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS, LAGUNA LAKE GOLF COURSE, City Plan No. W -74 -5. Bids opened 10/29/74 at 2:30 P.M. Engineer's Estimate Charles A. Pratt Construction Co. P.O. Box 1295 SLO, CA 93406 Boyd Construction Co. 163 Ramona Drive SLO, CA 93401 $ 6,700.00 $ 6,554.00 $ 8,614.00 The bid was awarded to Charles A. Pratt Construction Company. 1 1 1 1 1 City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 17 B -3 City. Clerk reported on the. following_bids received for MISSION PLAZA CREEK -BANK PLANTING PLAN. Bids opened 10/30/74 at 4:00 P.M. Engineer's Estimate Greenearth Landscape Construction P.O. Box 580 Atascadero, CA 93422 I Heatherwood Landscaping, Inc. 1328 W. Betteravia Road Santa Maria, CA 93454 Karleskint -Crum, Inc. The bid was awarded to Heatherwood Landscaping, Inc. $ 1,800.00 $ 890.00 (error in bid as submitted; withdrawn; security NOT forfeited) $ 2,435.00 $ 2,656.00 B -4 City Clerk reported on bids received for AUTOMATIC IRRIGATION AND LANDSCAPING THROOP PARK. Bids opened 10/30/74 at 3:30 P.M. Engineer's Estimate Greenearth Landscape Construction P.O. Box 580 Atascadero, CA 93422 Karleskint -Crum, Inc. 1422 Monterey Street SLO, CA 93401 Heatherwood Landscaping 1328 Betteravia Rd. Santa Maria, CA 93454 Vincent Sullivan Route I, Box 180 Templeton, CA 93465 $ 6.,456.00 $ 6,800:00 $ 7,082.00 $ 8,017.00 $14P994.00 The bid was awarded to Greenearth Landscape Construction. B -5 City Clerk reported on bids received for IRRIGATION AND LAND - .SCAPING•FOR SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER. Bids.opened.1.0 /30/74 at 2:30 P.M. Engineer's Estimate $ 7,600.00 Karleskint -Crum, Inc. $10,737.00 1422 Monterey Street SLO, CA 93401 Vincent Sullivan $297492.00 Route ],.Box 180. • Templeton, CA 93465 The bid was awarded to Karleskint -Crum, Inc.. . On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris the following resolution was introduced: RESOLUTION NO. 2681, a resolution increasing the 1974 -75 budget. Capital Outlay Account No. 60740 -5961 -608 was increased by $3,000 to cover costs of certain irrigation and landscaping projects and Account'No. 60A -14- 5762 -000 was added to the Utility Tax Budget in the amount of $7,000'to cover water meter project at golf course. Passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None City Council Minutes November 4,-!1974 Page 18 B -6 City. Clerk reported on bids received for PEPPER STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND RESURFACING PROJECT, City Plan No. 49 -74. Bids opened 10/29/74 at 3:00 P.M. .._Engineer's Estimate R. Burke Corporation P.O. Box 957 SLO, CA 93406 L. D. Folsom, Inc. Box 556 Coalinga, CA 93210 Walter Bros. Const. Co., Inc. P.O. Box 809 SLO, CA 93406 Madonna Construction Co. P.O. Box 910 SLO, CA 93406 $16,813.50 $16,813.50 $17,983.51 $17,999.99 $20,825.00 The bid was awarded to R. Burke Corporation. B -7 City Clerk reported on bids received for WATERLINE IMPROVEMENTS City Plan No. 7 -75 (W74 -4). Bids opened 10/29/74. at 2:00 P.M. Engineer's Estimate R. Baker Construction Co., Inc. P.O. Box 419 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Charles A. Pratt Construction Co.. P.O. Box 1295 SLO, CA. 93406 Madonna Construction Co. P.O. Box 910 SLO, CA. 93406 The bid was .awarded to R. Baker Construction Co., Inc. $17,533.28 $19,965.06 $24,105.00 B -8 The City Council voted to continue the bid consideration on HIGH VELOCITY SEWER CLEANING MACHINE AND ENGINE ANALYZER to November 18, 1974. ----------------- - - - - -- TRAFFIC COMMITTEE ITEMS TC -I 74 -11 -IC The Council will recall that the Police Chief submitted a written report dated September 26, 1974, regarding parking and traffic conditions on lower Higuera Street in the general vicinity of Chumash Village. This was referred back to the Traffic Committee for further study and recommendation. This has been done, and our recommendation is that parallel rather than angle parking be mandated on both sides of Higuera from Elks Lane to Prado Road. Mr. Romero is also planning on providing a left hand turn pocket at Chumash. As far as the reduction of the present 40 mph speed limit is concerned, Mr. Romero pointed out that previous speed zone studies have indicated a pattern of higher pre- vailing speeds rather than lower. 1 1 1 1 1 i City.Council Minutes November'4, 1974 Page 19 TC -4 74- II- 4T..Donald Kahn,, President of the Mission,- Nativity School Board of Education, has requested 6b-:foot passenger loading zones at the following locations: North side of Palm extending westerly from Broad, west side of'Broad . extending northerly from Palm, and west side of Broad extending northerly from Mill. He also. requests pe rm i ss i on.' to. place temporary barricades across Mill Street just west of Broad Street during school hours. the school's problem is aggravated this.year by facility changes which have.p_I,aced . students in grades one through nine on this campus. We. have reviewed this request and recommend approval TC -5 74 -II -5T The Traffic Committee has received a note from Kathie Michel, 1667 Patridge Drive, asking about some solution to the parking of large.trucks on the west side of Los Osos Valley Road _north of Royal Way, particularly at night and on weekends. The Traffic Committee feels that visibility at this location would be greatly improved if 100 feet of red zone were painted on the west side extending northerly from Royal Way. The property at this location is currently not built upon. We recommend installation of this. red zone. TC -6 74 -II -6T The Mass Transportation Committee has requested a bus loading zone on the north side of Orcutt Road west of Fernwood Drive. We concur with this request and suggest that the exact location be just west of the low rent housing units. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following resolution was introduced: RESOLUTION NO. 2694, a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo establishing parallel parking on S. Higuera Street, adopting passenger loading zones on Broad Street, establishing a parking restriction on Los Osos Valley Road and a bus loading zone on Orcutt Road. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None TC -2 74 -II -2T The City has received a letter from the secretary of the State Public Utilities Commission asking whether or not the City would be agreeable to the installation of automatic gates on Marsh Street at the SP railroad tracks under either one of two alternates, the cheaper of the two involving an expenditure of $3,000 by the City. The City's share of maintenance on the gates would be paid by the State. This is the only grade crossing in the City which is not protected with automatic gates and the Marsh Street crossing is on the Federal priority list for fiscal 1974 -75. It, therefore, appears there would be very little difficulty in processing our application for grant funds. The Traffic Committee recommends that we proceed because of the traffic safety aspects and also because of the minimum investment required. Recommendation was approved. City Council Minutes November 4, 1974 Page 20 TC -3 74- .II -3T Some time ago Amtrak wrote a letter to the Mayor asking, that the, City install off -site directional signs pointing out the location of the railroad depot. Presumably, Amtrak would pay for these signs and would tailor them to our specifications. The Design.Review Board has discussed this and suggested that such-signs be mounted.on the City's standard "pennant type" standard and .measure 24" x 24 ". App rox1 mate Iy a dozen .Iocations were suggested by Amtrak. It is recommended that these signs be installed, subject to detailed review by Mr. Romero as to location and assuming that Amtrak will pay all costs involved in the pennant -type signs. Recommendation was accepted. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Norris, the meeting was adjourned'. APPROVED: February'.18,..1975 H-.-FjOFATRICK, CITY CLERK 1 1 1