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01/12/1982r� 1 ri M I N U T E S ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1982 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL HEARING ROOM, CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA STUDY SESSION ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: GlennaDeane Dovey, Ron Dunin, Robert Griffin, Allen Settle and Mayor Melanie C. Billig Absent: None City Staff Present: Paul Lanspery, Administrative Officer; Pamela Voges, City Clerk; Wayne Peterson, City Engineer; Terry Sanville, Senior Planner; Geoff Grote, Legal Assistant 1. REPORT OF ACTIVITIES BY STANDING COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEES A. Area Council of Governments Councilwoman Dovey No report at this time. B. County Water Advisory Committee Mayor Billig Mayor Billig stated that the Committee took a field trip to Lopez Lake this month and that next month they would look at Salinas. They are continuing to discuss the Salinas Dam. C. North Coastal Transit Councilman Settle Councilman Settle stated there had been some confusion when a contract had been drawn up that allowed!for, the purchase of a bus that was without a handicapped lift, for use on the Atascadero /San Luis Obispo run. If was, however, agreed upon to'proceed with the purchase as this would be for a trial period only. He stated that other contracts were under way to get this in motion. D.• Parking Committee Councilman Dunin Councilman Dunin explained that the Parking Committee was also having trouble. There was confusion with the B.I.A. because of the new leader- ship. The Parking Program was not, in his opinion, heading where it should be. He stated that the Administrative Officer and himself would be getting together with both supporters and opponents to see if they could come to some common ground. He would be reporting back when he had something definite. Mayor Billig stated that she would hope that this subcommittee would sit down and have a real "brain storming" and informational meeting because there were so many new people involved and all the issues and the personalities should be discussed. E. Whale Rock Commission Mayor Billig Mayor Billig stated that the Commission had taken affirmative action on the award of bid for the turbine generator. The Commission still had the continuing problem regarding charging of fees of excess water, with City Council Minutes January 12, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 part of the Commission desiring to do so, and some members not. The Commission had looked to other water districts to see how they handled similar problems. She was very supportive of Commissioner Muravez's proposal, which she felt was extremely fair for charging for excess use by agencies. The other problem was that the two State agencies had to settle how their allotment was determined. Should it be split three ways between the City, Men's Colony and Cal Poly, or a dual split between the City and the State. The Safe Annual Yield Study was still in a discussion stage. She stated that the basic problem, in her opinion, was that the fundamental strategy should be a fair, objective study which was being hampered as some members were pushing their own approach. They had agreed to continue this item to look at proposals submitted by herself and another commissioner. F. Zone 9 Advisory Committee Councilman Dunin Councilman Dunin stated that there had not been much activity at this time, and there had been no recommendation. Wayne Peterson, City Engineer, explained that the creek widening policy would be coming to the Council at their first meeting in February. There would be a public hearing on the adequacy of the EIR and comments on the Nolte creek-design by the middle.of February. He would hope that the Council could certify the EIR by late April and then Council could adopt the creek setback ordinance by their first meeting in May. 2. CIRCULATION ELEMENT Council then considered the draft Circulation Element of the City's General Plan (continued from 7/14/81, 9/22/81, 11/16/81). Wayne Peterson, City Engineer, apprised the Council that Buchon Street would be changed to a two -way street on Friday, January 15, 1982, at noon. He also stated that the Area Council of Governments were discus- sing two important issues. He stated that TTAC was continuing 1) the "unmet needs" hearing which the Council should be looking at and 2) how the transportation program would be administered. Terry Sanville, Senior Planner,.explained that on November 16, 1981, the City Council had completed their initial review of the draft Circulation Element. The Council had asked Councilwoman Dovey to work with staff so that Council consensus items were included in the rewritten Circulation Element draft. The Council also asked that the rewritten draft be reviewed at a study session before public hearings were scheduled. Staff was recommending that the Council review the draft, make any final revisions, and schedule a public hearing for its formal review. Councilwoman Dovey stated she hoped that the Council would see this as a guide to say what the City may do down the line; that this was not to be construed as a firm plan that allowed for no flexibility. She was very comfortable with the document, and she hoped the Council could also appreciate it. The City Council then proceeded to go through the draft Circulation Element on a page -by -page basis. There were considerable grammatical and syntax changes made to the document. More notable changes,were as follows: (Page 5, part 2) Traffic Reduction Program Councilman Settle stated that he would like to see wording changes to reflect that the automobile will always be with us as opposed to refer- ence to the elimination of the automobile. After brief discussion, it was general consensus that the Mayor be directed to rewrite the top of page 5 to reflect those concerns. Subheadings throughout the document would be referred to as "Basic 1 City Council Minutes January 12, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 Objectives" vs. "Basic Program Objectives." Additionally, under Policies and Programs, that subheading would remain, however, the Programs outlined would be prefaced with wording to indicate they were examples of possible programs and not something the city was locked into. There was considerable discussion whether or not cross walks should be used in non - signalized intersections. Terry Sanville stated that he would like to see the busy intersections striped whether they had a signal or not. Wayne Peterson stated he would be opposed to this with the exception of possibly in the downtown area. It was agreed that crosswalks would be required at busy signalized intersections. Councilman Settle suggested leaving the South Street Extension as a possibility in the plan because should the County make major changes in the General Hospital area, this could alter the existing situation. After brief discussion it was agreed that this item be left out of the plan. (3 -2) Mayor Billig stated that she would like to see a stronger statement made regarding the widening of arterial streets. Wayne Peterson questioned what a major street project was. Terry Sanville stated that they were also listed in the Appendix A. It was his feeling that the Circulation Element should be amended if any additional major streets were to be included at a later date. There was considerable discussion at this point as to whether this list should be only an example of the major streets involved or to be made a part of the plan that would require an amendment to the Circulation Element if an additional street were to be included. Councilman Dunin felt that this was a City Engineer call, not a Planning one, and would support Mr. Peterson's request. Upon general consensus, it was agreed to leave Appendix A remain as submitted. Upon general consensus, staff was also directed to consider revision =of the zoning ordinance to include stronger language to discourage large trucks in residential areas making deliveries to home occupations. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, it was agreed that the Mayor be directed to write 'a letter to Jesus Garcia regarding the number of freeway ramps on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo and the City's concern regarding safety, etc. Councilman Griffin expressed the desire to have the City make a strong statement on its position with regard to the airport. Additionally, he would like to see a strong statement on the transport of hazardous materials through the City. There was general discussion on the fact that the City has no control over the County or the State in these areas, but there should be some- thing outlined explaining that the City would support and encourage the safe transportation of industrial and hazardous materials through the community as well as tightening up the noise and safety objectives. Councilman Griffin suggested referencing this back to the safety element from some place within the document. City Council Minutes January 12, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 Staff directed to incorporate changes made this evening and.bring back final draft of the Circulation Element for public hearing. 10:15 p.m. -Mayor Billig declared a recess. 10:25 p.m. City Council reconvened, all Councilmembers present. 3. NUCLEAR RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS Council considered a resolution expressing the need for earthquake planning as an essential -part of nuclear response preparedness and a draft letter submitted by staff to the Board of Supervisors requesting time to review the standard operating procedures pertaining to the City to be included as a part of the County Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Response Plan. Geoff Grote, Legal Assistant, briefly outlined the four plans currently being reviewed by City staff. The plan being discussed by the Board of Supervisors on January 13 was with regard to the County Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Response Plan, which was prepared for the County by the P.R.C. Voorhees Company which included approximately 40 "Standard Operating Procedures ". The Voorhees Company wrote an SOP for the City of San Luis Obispo which City Staff has found inadequate. As a result, the staff has informed the County that we would prepare our own SOP and request that it be substituted for the P.R.0 Voorhees SOP. The Council then discussed at great length if the City should adopt a resolution or simply prepare a letter expressing the City's concern and need for earthquake planning as an essential part of Nuclear Response Preparedness. Councilman Griffin felt that a strong statement must be made to this effect and felt that the best manner would be the adoption of a resolu- tion. He stated that similar resolutions were adopted by the City of Pismo Beach and by the County of Santa Barbara, and he felt a similar resolution adopted by the City would best accomplish this. Councilman Dunin felt that the resolution was too strong and that it would sound as if the City was chastising the County and that the same point could be made by way of a letter which would be more polite and would result in less friction and bad feelings between City and County Government. He also felt this would serve to express the City's concern more clearly, leaving out the wheras's and resolves that the resolution sets forth. Mayor Billig stated that it was her reading of the Councilmembers that either a letter or a resolution be forwarded to the County. Her concern was that it go to the County with the unanimous vote by the Council, whether it be by resolution or letter, as a split vote would not have the same impact; and she felt it was imperative that the Council reach unanimity on this issue. She would suggest the Council consider both approaches by writing a cover letter with the resolution. After further discussion, it was moved by Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilwoman Dovey, to direct the Mayor to write a cover letter and introduce the following resolution: Resolution No. 4718 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo expressing the need for earthquake planning as an essential part of Nuclear Response Preparedness. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dovey, Dunin, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Griffin, to approve the draft letter prepared by staff to the Board of Supervisors 1 fj 1 City Council Minutes January 12, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 regarding submittal of "Standard Operating Procedures" for the City of San Luis Obispo to be included as a part of the Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Response Plan as amended. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Griffin, Dovey, Dunin and.Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None 4. ADVISORY BODY HANDBOOK REVIEW The Council reviewed the Advisory Body Handbook adopted on 6/16/81. Councilwoman Dovey then reviewed for the full Council the recommenda- tions reached by Councilman Dunin and herself as a subcommittee taking into account comments and suggestions received from Councilmembers and Advisory Bodies. The subcommittee would recommend that two items, terms of office and number of members in an advisory body, not be discussed as part of the handbook revisions as these issues were policy changes. If the Council then made a change of policy on those matters, the handbook could be revised to be brought into conformity with policy (copy of the memorandum submitted by the subcommittee with their recommendations available in the City Clerk's'office for review as amended). Also made a part of the recommendations was a submittal by Councilman Griffin of three suggested paragraphs to be included and a memorandum submitted by the City Clerk to include a statement regarding the filing of Economic Interests. Upon general consensus the subcommittee was requested to incorporate these changes and bring back a revised handbook to the Council for adoption. (5 -0) After brief discussion and upon general consensus, the Council agreed that no member of an advisory committee could serve more than four terms or a total of eight consecutive years which would be applied retroactively to all members currently. serving. The City Council then discussed increasing the number of members of the Planning Commission from five to seven. Councilmembers Griffin, Dovey, and Settle stated that they could support a seven - member committee. Councilman Settle felt that a seven - member committee would help to prevent the lack of quorum that the Commission has been plagued with in the past. He also felt that it would be more persuasive vote when there were more members voting instead of the common 3 -0 and 3 -1 -1 votes. Councilman Dunin disagreed. He felt that the Planning Commission worked better with five members. They settled their issues quicker, the Planning Commission likes it better; and there is less chance of little groups getting together lobbying the issues. After brief discussion, it was moved by Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to direct staff to prepare an ordinance changing the number of members on the Planning Commission from five to seven. Motion carried, (4 -1). Councilman Settle then raised the issue of having terms be for three years instead of two years. After brief discussion, it was agreed to continue with the two -year term. (4 -1) City Council Minutes January 12, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 Annp.n TTF.MC E -1. Mayor Billig stated that staff had requested she poll the Council again regarding the phasing period for the Edna -Islay Project. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed that the Edna -Islay phasing be limited to 11 years. (5 -0) E -2. PRETENTATIVE CONCEPT OF YANCY'S Mavor Billig stated that she had been approached by owners of Yancy's with regard to the Council interest in hearing a second pretentative concept review of their plan. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed that a pretentative concept review by owners of the Yancy's property to be discussed only upon submittal of a significantly.revised plan. (4 -1) E -3. Councilman Settle stated that William Hamm had agreed to-come down from San Francisco to speak to the League of California Cities Meeting to be hosted by the City of San Luis Obispo on February 19, 1982. The question that remained was who was to pay the travel expenses. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed that the City of San Luis Obispo would pay half the travel expenses for William Hamm with the other half to be paid for by the League of Calif- ornia Cities. (5 -0) There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Billig adjourned the meeting at 12:55 a.m. to Thursday, January 14, 1982, at 12:00 noon for Closed Session to discuss Litigation Matters. - � ✓llnris�lr " /�,�5 Pamela Voges, �City Clerk APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 2/2/82 1