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03/09/1982City Council Minutes Tuesday, March 9, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 On motion of-Councilman-Griffin, seconded by.Councilwoman Dovey., the . following ordinance was introduced: Ordinance No. 922 (1982 Series),.an interim urgency ordinance of the city of San Luis Obispo establishing a moritorium on the establishment of electronic game amusement centers for a period of four months with an amendment that this would have no effect on applications for electronic game amusement centers made prior to the. effective date of the ordinance.. Passed and adopted on-the-following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Dovey, Dunin and Mayor Billig NOES: Councilman Settle ABSENT: None 1. REPORT OF ACTIVITIES BY STANDING COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEES.. A. Area Council of Governments Councilwoman Dovey Councilwoman Dovey reported on the February and March meetings of the Area Council of Governments. She explained that they had adopted definitions for 1) Unmet Transit Needs and 2) Unmet Transit Needs that are Reasonable to Meet. The COG held hearings on unmet transit needs on February 4. On March 4 Council considered the request for improved transit services in the region and directed staff to come to the May meeting with a report on a projected costs, patronage and feasibility of the requests which the Council had determined to be unmet needs according to the definition just adopted. With this information, the Council would then determine which needs are reasonable to meet, also according to the recently adopted definition. At both meetings COG continued consideration of a final draft of-a social services transportation coordination plan (AB 120 Action Plan). COG further considered projects for inclusion in the California DOT preliminary State transportation program (PSTIP), including the addition of the project entitled "upgrading freeway-ramp system on Highway "101 in the City of San Luis Obispo" to the State's long -range program for construction in 1987 -88. It was her understanding that this meant the possible removal of and the redesigning of some of the freeway ramps which are close together and, therefore, creating traffic hazards, as well as a probable redesign of the Santa Rosa interchange. B. County Water Advisory Committee Mayor Billig Mayor Billig stated she had no additional report other than to say that the Advisory Committee had toured both Salinas and Lopez water supplies and both field trips had been handled well. C. North Coastal Transportation Councilman Settle No report. D. Parking Committee Councilman Dunin Councilman Dunin explained that the Parking Committee had discussed the final report and that this report is now going to be submitted to the B.I.A. for review and then will be submitted to the Council. E. Whale Rock Commission Mayor Billig Mayor Billig explained that no'meetings have been held since the last Council report. She would have more information by the next meeting. City Council Minutes Tuesday, March 9, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 F. Zone 9 Advisory Committee Councilman Dunin Councilman Dunin stated that at the Zone 9 meeting there had been a presentation given by a Nolte representative with a list of projects for the upcoming budget. Bob Lietcher had been elected chairman. He would expect that Zone 9 would benefit the city this year. 2. PARKS'AND RECREATION ELEMENT Council continued its study session to consider the draft Environmental Impact Report of the Parks and Recreation Element of the General Plan (continued from 7/13/81 and 9/14/81). Terry Sanville, Senior Planner, stated that in February of 1982 the Parks and Recreation Commission and Planning Commission reviewed the Parks and Recreation Element and its draft EIR. Both commissions have recommended changes to the draft Element which he outlined. He asked that the Council review the draft EIR, identify any additional informa- tion that it should contain, and schedule a public hearing for the certification. Further, review the draft Parks and Recreation Element and comments made by both commissions, make appropriate changes to the report, and schedule a public hearing for its adoption. Councilmembers Settle, Dunin and Dovey felt that the Environmental Impact Report was adequate. Councilman Griffin stated it was somewhat difficult to follow.the statements from the technological report to the EIR. He felt the technical reports were valuable enough to use as planning documents and should have at least been reflected by reference in the EIR and Element. Upon question, Terry Sanville stated that the Council would need to certify the EIR at a public hearing; however, the time for response had closed on February 5, although staff had extended it for an extra ten days to-allow for additional written comments by the State Fish & Game Department. Upon question by Councilman Dunin as to how park -in -lieu fees were established, Mr. Sanville reported that'in -lieu fees are governed by various State laws, and the program allows for the funds to be used in various ways. It was important to identify the strategy as to how to use the money at the best level and location. Councilman Dunin was concerned about the possibility that the developer could be forced to pay higher in -lieu fees simply because he.has an expensive piece of property, although there may be no park shortages in the area of development at the time of construction. Terry Sanville stated that the city does not have to collect for park -in -lieu fees if there is no need for additional parks; however, a new development would normally be using the existing facilities and, therefore,•staff felt the developer should also contribute to some extent. Councilman Griffin felt that the park development priorities would better be prioritized as follows: l) build new neighborhood parks, 2) complete existing parks and 3) complete design standards. Mayor Billig stated she would like to have a statement added regarding pedestrian and bicycle paths. She would like to encourage paths in neighborhood parks. She would like staff to look at evening sports and entertainment very carefully insofar as noise, lights, etc. Identify Pacheco Park and the Jack House as indoor and outdoor facilities, not landscape projects. Mission Plaza to be shown also as a cultural location being both a park and recreational facility. She would like to see more emphasis on determining the level of intensity of the parks, scale of parks, joint uses, and would encourage small meeting rooms in the park buildings, as well as a trail system along the hillside-and creeks. City Council Minutes Tuesday, March 9, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 Regarding development priorities, Councilman Settle would support the completion of existing parks prior to building of new ones. Councilman Griffin agreed with the exception that if there were areas in the city completely without parks,. then those areas .should be addressed first. - Mayor Billig agreed with both speakers and felt that the development of either one would be dependent upon the funding available. The city needs to balance both of these areas and hopefully by staying flexible, the city can accomplish both. Councilman Dunin would support rearranging the priorities to improve existing parks prior to building new ones. He.felt.that.any mini parks that were not usable could be sold and continue with the existing park developments first. Councilwoman Dovey disagreed and would leave the priorities listed as first outlined, 1) to build new neighborhood parks, 2) improve existing neighborhood parks, and 3) completion of the.recreation facilities in existing parks. Councilman Settle stated he would like to see an economic reporting with regard to the cost of additional water for new parks, etc. He.supported the Park & Recreation Commission recommendation to complete existing parks prior to building new ones. Councilman Griffin felt the city would.be better off purchasing land for the new parks now than later down the line as it will only become more expensive. After brief discussion the Council agreed to leave the development priorities as originally proposed, to build new neighborhood.parks, improve existing neighborhood parks, completion.of.recreational.faci- lities in existing parks and build new district parks and special recreational facility. Dutch VanHarreveld, Parks and.Recreation Commissioner, disagreed.with the adopted priorities as he felt the parks were always.left in a half -done state and if there is not direction.to complete them, this will continue. D. Planning and Design Standards Council made the following changes: Item 2 - to read "Park Space, not park size." Definitions.of neighbor- hood districts and communities to be referenced in this same section. Item 3 - Types of Park Space, *1. amended to read as follows: "In neighborhood parks, half of the area will be developed for active recreation like ballfields.and.ballcour.ts. Half will be developed as 'passive' space such as open space and walkways." Item 4 - Passive Park Land, to read..'.'In meeting the passive park -space requirements, in combination with active requirements, specified in paragraph three above, the following credit will be given to different types of land:" Landscape Character Steep Hillsides - over 20% slope Drainage Ways Flat- rolling Land Flood -plain Land Credit 50% .. . . 25% 100% 150% 1 u 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, March 9, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 Major Creeks 200% Hilltop 200% Page 14 and 15, Item G, Paying for Park and.Recreation Projects After brief discussion, staff was directed to rewrite pages 14 and 15 to be brought back at the next public hearing. Page 13, Item F, Development Responsibilities - the following changes . were made: "The cost of building and maintaining parks system will be shared by the city, people who use the facilities, developers and other government agencies. Table 2 establishes how each of these groups will participate in park projects." Table 2: pttviJil Participation responsibilities for paying for the building and maintenance of parks. Council agreed to add "community parks" to types of parks previously listed and also added under District Parks, that the city and developer would do improvements both for the build passive improvements, as well as build active improvements vs. the city being solely responsible. Page 16, Item H, Recreation Programs.- Rewritten as follows: "The. following principles are guidelines for the development of recreation programs: 1) The city will develop a balanced recreation program that provides activities for all age groups; 2) the city will increase cooperation with the San Luis Obispo Unified School District and the county and promote cooperative use of schools and county facilities for recreation; 3) the city will continuously evaluate its park system and recreation programs to determine how much they are used. The city will support and expand recreation programs for which there is a large demand. The more specialized a recreation program is, the more finan- cially self- supporting it should become. Page 18, Item J, Types of Parks and Recreation- Facilities Item l - Neighborhood Parks Item F - reworded to read "Development of a neighborhood park should consider noise and traffic problems and not be developed so intensely that it creates undesirable noise or traffic problems for adjacent residents." Page 19, Item 4, Related Park Types and Facilities - Item B, Open Space Councilman Griffin agreed to rewrite these two paragraphs. Upon general consensus Council agreed to continue this item to include amendments made this evening and with direction to set for future study session. 10:30 p.m. Mayor Billig declared a recess. 10:45 p.m. City Council reconvened, all Councilmembers present. 3. SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE Council considered draft ordinance revising the city subdivision regula- tions. . Glenn Matteson, Assistant Planner, explained that most of the changes and additions to the State law -- the Subdivision Map Act, for regulation of subdivisions had become very complex. Some manners are prescribed by State, others left up to local governments. He explained the city's rules for dividing land had not been revised recently. Over City Council Minutes Tuesday, March 9, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 the years many discrepancies have developed between the city rules and State law, other city regulations, and actual practice. Planning staff was now asking the Council to react to suggested new rules. Council was being asked to resolve any issues they felt important and direct staff to return with a revised draft to be considered.at a public hearing. He then went through a summary of the major changes from the existing regulations. Councilman Settle offered the following suggested amendments: 1) He would like to see the subdivision ordinance be a readable document and eliminate all references to State government code sections that confuse the issue and explain those sections in layman terms and 2) under "types of application" in the procedure summary, he would combine the "minor land division" and "parcel maps ". Councilwoman Dovey would also like to see the ordinance clarified and simplified so that the average layman could read and understand it. The Council then went through the major changes item by item.. Item 1 - New Types of Applications accepted as proposed Item 2 - Different Responsibilities accepted as proposed., Item 3.- Slope Lot Requirements accepted as proposed. Item 4 — Solar Access accepted.as proposed. Item 5 - R -1 Lot Dimensions accepted as proposed.. Councilman Settle questioned 50 feet widths: Item 6 - Lease Maps Staff directed to make recommendations for provisions for maps of.leased 1 sites. Item 7 - Street Standards accepted as proposed. . Item 8 - Park Land Dedication and in -lieu fees were accepted as proposed. Councilman Dunin did not feel that the present ordinance was equitable. He.felt that there should be a straight.fee:for everybody and all. developments to be treated alike. If there is not a need for park space area, a contribution should not be required. Item 9 - References to Other :Regulations. Councilman Settle again requested that.the regulations not make continual reference to the Subdivision Map Act. The average person, when reading this document, should be able to read it and understand without going to several other documents to find what they need. Upon general consensus, Council agreed that this item remain as written After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed that a reference be made somewhere in the subdivision ordinance referencing _ condo conversion regulations (5 -0). Item 10 - Amending Map. Upon general consensus Council agreed that some:reference be.included here with regard to the Map Act (5 -0). Item 11 - Street Trees for lot combinations. L 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, March 9, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 Upon general consensus Council agreed that - street tree requirement be deferred until issuance of a building permit. This should be cross-ref- erenced-somewhere else in the document, as well as referencing the tree ordinance (5 -0). Ron Dunin brought up his concern about lot line adjustments and felt a delineation be made between simple legal lot line adjustments and physical lot line. adjustments. - Upon general consensus Council agreed that on page 28 of the ordinance that a reference be'made to include the sidewalk policy in this section. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed that the subdivision ordinance be revised with amendments made today and set for public hearing. Copies to be available to the public far in advance. 11:45 p.m. Mayor Billig adjourned,the meeting.to Closed Session. 12:00 p.m. City Council reconvened, all Councilmembers present. There being no "further business to come before the City Council, Mayor billig adjourned the meeting at 12:05 a.m. to March 15, 1982. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 4/6/82 ------------------------------ - - - - -- ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: Absent: City Staff 41,2L . "/" P mela,Voges, City AnI eik M I N U T E S ADJOURNED MEETING.OF THE CITY COUNCIL: CITY OF SAN.LUIS OBISPO MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1982. -. 12:10 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA STUDY SESSION GlennaDeane Dovey, Ron Dunin, Robert Griffin, Allen Settle and Mayor Melanie C. Billig. None Present: Paul Lanspery, City Administrative Officer; George - Thacher; City Attorney; Pamela Voges, City Clerk; Steve Henderson, Human Relations Coordinator; D. K. Rowlee, Recording Secretary. 1. MOBILEHOME PARKS George Thacher presented staff report on the drafting of an ordinance for rent stabilization of mobilehomes, indicating the critical areas to be the purpose and intent, and the mechanics of requesting an excessive