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04/20/1982M I N U T E S REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1982 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS,,CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: GlennaDeane Dovey, Robert Griffin, Allen Settle and Mayor Melanie C. Billig Absent: Ron Dunin City Staff Present: Paul Lanspery, Administrative Officer; George Thacher, City Attorney; Pamela Voges, City Clerk; Geoff Grote, Interim Community Development Director; Roger Neuman, Police Chief; Dave Romero, Public Services Director; Ken Bruce, Senior Planner; Dave Elliott, Public Services Administrative Assistant CONSENT _I_TEMS C -1 CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY On motion.of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle,..the claims against the City for the month of April 1982 be approved and ordered paid subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. C -2 CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY - TIM HEDGES On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the claim against the City by Tim Hedges in the amount of $295.70 plus for property damage to his motorcycle when the cycle stand sunk into soft asphalt causing it to fall over in the police department's parking lot, be denied. Motion carried. Councilman Dunin absent. C -3 TRAFFIC WORK ORDERS On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4800 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving traffic work orders for the period January 1, 1982 to March 31, 1982. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin C -4 GROWTH MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, that the growth management regulations for the first quarterly report of 1982 be received and filed. Motion carried. Councilman Dunin absent. 1 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 C -5 MANAGEMENT SALARY RESOLUTION On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4801 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo amending management salary Resolution No. 4580 to increase the Community Development Director's salary. 1 Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin C -6 MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL BUILDING AND SOLAR HEATING Councilman Griffin suggested an additional recital, authorizing the Mayor to sign the agreement. On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4802 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving an agreement between the City and Ross, Levin and Maclntyre to prepare plans and specifications for the municipal swimming pool building and solar heating package with amendment to add section 3 authorizing the Mayor to sign. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin C -7 LEASE AGREEMENT FOR SEWER FARM On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to terminate the lease agreement with Fred Figone for the sewer farm lease as of May 1, 1982 and authorize staff to advertise for public auction at the May 18th meeting. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. C -8 PLANS AND SPECIFICATION - FOOTHILL /CHORRO /SANTA ROSA STORM DRAIN (PHASE II) On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to approve plans and specifications for- "Foothill - Chorro -Santa Rosa Street Storm Drain, Phase II "; city plan No. E -04A; bid estimate $80,620 without contingencies and authorize staff to call for bids. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. C -9 REPORT ON CHEMICAL BIDS On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, that the low bids be accepted and staff be-authorized to issue purchase orders at time of purchase for "various chemical bids "; bids opened April 6, 1982 as follows: ALLIED CHEMICAL, Liquid Aluminum Sulphate; MCKESSON CHEMICAL CO., Soda Ash and Activated Carbon; JONES CHEMICALS, INC., Liquid Chlorine; VAN WATERS & ROGERS, Glassy Phosphate; MCKESSON CHEMICAL CO., Sodium Silico Flourine. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. C -10 REPORT ON BIDS FOR THE LINCOLN AND BEACH STREET WATERLINES On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4803 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo awarding the "Water Line Improvement Project at Lincoln Street from Broad to Chorro", City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 city plan No. F -08; bid estimate $18,357 to Fred Julian & Associates in. the amount of $14,531. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4804 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo awarding the "Beach Street, Pacific to Pismo Water Line Improvement Project "; city plan No. F -09, bid estimate $17,365 without contingencies, to Fred Julian & Associates in the amount of $14,180. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin C -11 POLICE FACILITY HVAC BIDS On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to award the low bid for "Police Facility HVAC Modification" to R. P. Richards in the amount of $17,707. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. C -12 TURBINE GENERATOR BIDS On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, that bids received for furnishing turbine generator, specification No. 1 for a small hydro - electric plant; city plan No. F -25; bids opened February 9, 1982, be rejected and staff be authorized to readvertise. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. i C -13 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS /OSOS STREET SIDEWALK RECONSTRUCTION On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, that plans and specifications for "Osos Street Sidewalk Reconstruction "; city plan No. F -29; bid estimate for mission -plaza style sidewalk $16,700, without contingencies, be approved and staff be authorized to call for bids. Motion carried. Councilman Dunin absent. C -14 YEAR - END BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS Councilman Griffin requested that in the future budget appropriations be discussed at a study session or at a regular meeting. On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4805 (1982 series) A resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving year -end budget appropriations for various departments within the City in the amount of $317,899. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin • I' .1' City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 There was general consensus that future year -end budget appropriations be discussed at Council study sessions. (4 -0 -1) P U B L I C H E A R I N G S ;1.` FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE -NO. 925 -ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS City Council held a public hearing to consider the final passage of Ordinance No. 925, an ordinance establishing standards and regulations for adult entertainment enterprises. George Thacher, City Attorney, briefly reviewed changes made to the ordinance by the Council at its first reading. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. Walter Wolf, 650 Tank Farm Road, questioned section 4813.6. George Gunds, 649 Pismo Street, questioned how far Emerson School was from one of the locations. John DeVincenzo, had four comments for Council's consideration: 1) the City Attorney had done a terrific job on the ordinance; 2) he was concerned with the term "adult entertainment establishment ", he would prefer to see language such as lewd or smut adult establishment instead; 3) he wished to be sure that all statutes cited in the ordinance were constitutional; 4) stated that he had contacted several attorneys and would suggest the Council require a "socialability" environmental impact report before the project be approved. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. George Thacher responded that the Section 4813 clause was a protective clause for the City. Emerson School would not be in danger as there was a provision in the ordinance that no adult establishment could be approved within one thousand feet of the school, which would leave no possibility of such an establishment located there. He stated he had also included grammatical changes to section 4803 as submitted by Councilwoman Dovey.. It would not have to be reintroduced to print as these were not substantial changes. On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to give final passage to Ordinance No. 925 with the amendments submitted by Councilwoman Dovey. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council directed to prepare an "abatement procedure" for future!Council review. Motion carried, all ayes. Councilman Dunin absent. 2. TENTATIVE•MAP APPROVAL FOR TRACT 1034 /LELAND TERRACE Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommendation to grant tentative map approval for Tract 1034, located at 2200 Florence Avenue to create a 40 -unit residential planned development condominium (lots 1 and 2 of Tract 758); R -1 -PD zone; Cuesta Valley Properties, subdivider. Ken Bruce, Senior Planner, briefly reviewed the project and explained the Planning Commission had also reviewed the tentative map request and on a 4/1 vote recommended Council approve it subject to findings and City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 conditions listed in the attached resolution.as well as adding.condition No. 19, which read, "Subdivider shall soundproof the interior of the dwelling units to a 45 DB level, consistent with the General Plan noise element ". Staff was also recommending that additional language be added to condition 13B as follows "...for expenses incurred, and the right to inspect the premises at any reasonable time to insure improvements are maintained in a safe manner." Mayor Billig suggested revised wording to condition 13B,to read "...and the right to inspect the premises at mutually agreeable times to insuure that all conditions of the CC &R's and final map are complied with." She also requested that a condition be added requiring the homeowners association keep a current list with association representatives current with the City. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. Mike Yeoman, representing the applicant, spoke in support of- the - project and urged Council's approval. He stated they had no problems with any of the recommended conditions. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilwoman Dovey, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4806 (1982 series), a Resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, approving the tentative map for Tract 1034 with the following amendments: Condition 13B to read "A. Grant to the City of San Luis Obispo: 1) the right to maintain common area if the Homeowner's Association fails to perform; and 2) assess the Homeowner's Association for expenses incurred, and the right of the City to inspect the site at mutually agreed times to assure that conditions of CC &R's and final map are being met." Condition No. 19 added to read as follows, "Subdivider shall soundproof the interior of the dwelling units to a 45 db level . consistent with the General Plan noise element." Condition No. 13H to read, "Homeowner's Association shall file with the City Clerk the names and addresses of all officers of the Homeowner's Association and within 15 days a notice of any changes in that list. Said change shall be filed with the City Clerk." Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dovey, Settle, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin 3. CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION City Council held a public hearing to consider a request to allow conversion of 7 apartment units at 1120 Leff Street to residential condominium units, R -3 zone; Joseph Lindsay applicant. (Continued from the March 16, 1982 Council Meeting) Ken Bruce, Senior Planner, stated that the owner had filed a condominium conversion application for this property in 1981 which the Council had denied. Their current application is slightly different from the earlier one in the way the applicant proposes to meet the density requirements. Also, since this was the only application filed this year, the Planning Commission is not involved in the review process and the ranking system would not be used. He explained the four 2 bedroom and three 1 bedroom units would be converted to two 2 bedroom and five one bedroom units. The remodeling would bring the project into conformance with current density allowed. Further, the applicant would increase lockable storage outside the units, and provide separate water metering to meet requirements of the conversion ordinance. To allow the conversion the Council must make a finding that a significant number of low income or moderate income households or senior citizens would not be 1 1 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 displaced at a time when no equivalent housing was readily available. Staff had no information available to determine if the units were occupied by senior citizens or low or moderate income tenants. He explained that tenants in five of the seven units had objected to the conversion and although the ordinance requires the owners to give tenants at least 120'days notice before they must vacate 'due to conversion, the notice of intent allows more than 6 months for relocation. If the ranking system had been used it would give credit for weather proof bicycle storage cabinets at least 25% larger than the minimum required or screened outdoor storage. This project would not incorporate any of those features, however, some additional storage space was proposed. Staff would recommend.Council approval of the conversion request. If approved, staff should be directed to prepare the necessary resolution with findings. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. David Brannon, representing the applicant, stated that in response to the staff report submitted to the Council, it was his understanding that the conversion ordinance only require he provide: .1) 200 cubic feet of storage, which he had done; 2) if a future resident desired to put in an additional partition making an additional bedroom, this would be illegal and should not be the responsibility of the applicant but rather the City's responsibility to police this; and 3) he did not know the income level of the people living in the apartment units but it was predominately students. To his knowledge there were no elderly tenants. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. Councilman Griffin stated that he could support the conversion although he was not enthusiastic about the project,: it.did meet requirements of the ordinance marginally; and he would therefore support it. Councilman Settle agreed. It did meet all City requirements and was in conformance with the conversion ordinance. Councilwoman Dovey explained that she was opposed to the conversion as it did not allow for open space. She was still uncomfortable with the ease that a partition could be installed, making another bedroom. She felt the project only barely met the City's requirements and just because it did not have to compete with another project the City should not automatically approve it. Mayor Billig stated she agreed with comments made by Councilwoman Dovey and also could not support the project. Councilman Griffin stated that as long as the project met the minimum standards he did not feel he could turn the project down. He would feel more comfortable by implementing a change to the ordinance that would require higher standards than those conditions presently placed in the ordinance. He did feel this was an appropriate neighborhood for this type of a conversion. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, it was moved by Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to continue this item to the May 4, 1982 Council Meeting for full Council attendance. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin 4. TENTATIVE MAP APPROVAL FOR MS 82 -37 Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommendation to grant the tentative map for MS 82 -37 to combine two City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 lots into one lot located at 3001 Broad Street-and 655 Sweeney Lane; C -S -S zone; Jonathan Lindenthaler, subdivider. Ken Bruce, Senior Planner, stated the Planning Commission had reviewed the map and on a 3 -0 vote recommended Council approve the minor.subdivi- sion, subject to findings and condition listed in the resolution. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. No one spoke for or against the proposed map. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. On motion on Councilman.Settle, seconded by Councilwoman Dovey, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4807 (1982 series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo granting approval of the tentative map for Minor Subdivision 82 -37, located at 3001 Broad Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin 5. TENTATIVE MAP APPROVAL FOR MS 82 -31 Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommendation to grant approval of the tentative map for minor subdivision 82 -31 to combine two lots into one lot located at 951 . Higuera Street; C -C zone; Jonathan Lindenthaler, subdivider. Ken Bruce, Senior Planner, stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval on a 3 -0 vote subject to the findings listed in the attached resolution. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. No one spoke for or against the proposed tentative map.. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Griffin, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4808 (1982 series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo granting tentative map approval for minor.subdivision 82 -31 located at 951 Higuera Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote:. AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Griffin,. Dovey and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin 8:20 P.M. Mayor Billig declared a recess. 8:30 P.M. City Council reconvened. Councilman Dunin absent. 6. ZONING REGULATIONS AMENDMENT Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommendation to amend the Public Facility zone of the Zoning Regulations to include utility company offices as a conditionally allowed use, subject to Planning Commission approval; MDW Associates, applicant. Ken Bruce, Senior Planner, briefly reviewed the history of the request and stated the Planning Commission had reviewed the amendment request and on a 3 -0 vote recommended Council approve amending the zoning 1 I 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 8 regulations to include the utility company offices. Staff was also supportive of this amendment request because it was consistent with the general plan. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. Sandy Merriam, representing himself, urged Council approval to allow utility company offices in a public facility zone as he felt it would keep utility companies from being scattered all over the downtown area, which has been a real problem. The proposed ordinance would conform to City requirements and would still give control to the City to see it conformed to the General Plan. Second, this issue does not have any relationship to the PG &E issue that recently came before:.the Council. That is a non -issue at this point because PG &E has notified Mr. Walters that they would not be interested in coming into the Social Services complex. He explained that previous commitments by County and Feds to rent at this location had since reduced their requirement to 40% of the original commitment. Additionally, the Telephone Company is currently on a temporary use in a portion of the Padre Plaza neighborhood shopping center building but when their use permit expires next year, he would like to have them relocated in the Social Services complex. He would urge Council approval of the ordinance amending the zoning regulations. Councilman Griffin questioned if Mr. Merriam would have had any problem if staff could compose a standard list of conditions. Mr. Merriam responded he would not be opposed to such a list. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilwoman Dovey, seconded by Mayor Billig; to deny the request. Councilwoman Dovey stated that she was tired of requests to change zoning for individual properties. She felt either the entire area should be rezoned or the City should deny requests submitted piecemeal. Councilman Settle felt that the use was appropriate in the PF zone and he could support the request. He felt it allowed enough flexibility for the City to control permitted uses. - Councilman Griffin stated that with the exception of the customer services operations he found the proposal for such uses was reasonable and he could support it. Mayor Billig stated that she was concerned that unless the City could tie down the definition of regional offices, she might support the project but at this time she would agree with comments made by Mrs. Dovey and unless the City could provide customer services downtown she could not go along with the proposal. Councilman Settle stated he could go along with Mayor Billig's comments to support regional uses in the PF zone with customer services in the urban core. Councilman Griffin hoped that the City could adopt a resolution setting standards. He felt that they were being too restrictive to deny it. There was general discussion as to whether it would be more appropriate to have a separate resolution with standards or to include it as a part of the ordinance. Mayor Billig then withdrew her second and the motion died for.a lack of a second. Mayor Billig suggested that this item be continued to a study session and direct the City Attorney, together with the..Comiaunity Development Director, to come back with a rewording of the ordinance including definition according to function of "Regional -type facility" and to City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 9 include a statement that customer services should be retained in the downtown area. Upon general consensus Council concurred to continue this item for a future study session with staff to include a colored map of the areas zoned public facility in the City along with background of past Council's actions on public facilities with alternative approaches (4 -0 -1). 7. FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE NO 924 - -TRUCK ROUTES On motion of Councilwoman Dovey, seconded by Councilman Settle, to give final passage to ordinance 924 establishing new maximum gross weight limits of vehicles on certain streets. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dovey, Settle, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin 8. TRANSIT BIDS - -SLO TRANSIT AND NORTH COASTAL Dave Elliott reported on bids received for "contracts for vehicle operations on San Luis Obispo Municipal Transit and North Coastal Transit "; bids opened April 2, 1982. Dave Elliott, Administrative Assistant, then read into the record a lengthy memorandum which addressed concerns submitted by Pat Lennington, owner of San Luis Transportation and his request not to have the.low bid accepted (copies of Mr. Lennington's reports as well as Dave Elliott's available in the City Clerk's office for inspection). Primarily, San Luis Transportation felt that it faced unfair competition from Cal Coast Charter (low bidder) as it would have no ties to the community, would have no financial investment in capital equipment, would pay lower wages to its coach operators, provide less maintenance for its equipment, provide less dispatch, would have no public utilities commission authority and would operate a fleet that would not fit the route structure. It was staff's recommendation that the.Council approve the contract for vehicle operations to Cal Coast Charter for their low bid of $1.51 price per route mile. Dave Romero, Public Services Director, stated that the Mass Transportation Committee had also submitted comments which were supportive of the award to the low bidder. Since that time a fifth member who had not been present has also written a letter of support of low bidder: Mildred Moore, 585 Leff Street, former bus driver of Cal Coast, stated the staff report was inaccurate regarding the issue that Cal Coast had not increased wages but rather they cut hours and benefits when they took over the Morro Bay route. She would support the award for.San Luis Transportation. Mr. Ellis; bus driver for San Luis Transportation, explained the drivers had to organize in order for Cal Coast Charter to increase their wages. Pat Linnington, however, had honored the raises of the former owner. He also stated that there was a problem with the new 35 foot buses because the City streets are not designed to accommodate them. He felt it was a very dangerous situation, the vehicles were overweight, they would also require retiming of the street signals as the diesel driven buses had too slow a start up time over the gas vehicles. He urged Council's support to award the contract to San Luis Transportation. l CI 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 10 Bill Schultz, General Manager of San Luis Transportation, also spoke in support of the second bidder. He explained that San Luis Transportation also provided the Yellow Cab, the Beach Bus, an additional route, and felt that because these only received a marginal profit increase they were going to become a real liability. He explained that San Luis Transportation offers tailor made amenities. They also provide local management and because Cal Coast is not local the report writing will cause an additional staff member as a result. He also had a problem with staff interpretation of depreciation. He did not feel that figure represented a correct number. Mr. Blank, bus. driver with San Luis Transportation, felt the City would be required to change at least two of the bus routes because of the 35 foot buses. He also questioned what the City would do if the low bidder did not perform according to the contract requirements. Pat Linington, President of San Luis Transportation, stated that his company had transported over 2 million passengers, been 99 percent on time, had no accidents, had been extremely responsive to the needs of the City and had always maintained the equipment. He was also very supportive of his manager Bill Schultz. He explained that although he, himself, would be leaving the area Bill Schultz would do a commendable job running the transportation system. He submitted the lowest bid that he could with a very small margin of profit and the only way in which he could have had a smaller one was to show no profit at all. He felt the low bid of 45% less than even the engineer's estimate would prove fatal for that company. Don Ernst, speaking in support of San Luis Transportation, stated he had an office'across the street from the primary depot and that if a company can be judged primarily by what the City does not hear, i.e. complaints that speaks for itself. He feels an out of town agency is going to be into problems and inside of 6 to 9 months they'll be coming back to the City for help. They're-going to be letting a lot of people go. San Luis Transportation would be taking the contract at less than a 10% profit, but they have the proper management so he would urge Council approval of their bid. Mr. Burkett, San Luis Transportation driver, also spoke in support of the award of bid to San Luis Transportation. Lorna Zigwing, frequent bus rider, also spoke in support of San Luis Transportation, stating that the existing bus system was a good one. Diana Wolf, employee of San Luis Transportation, stated how detrimental this would be to the employees. Fifty -two jobs would be lost if.San Luis Transportation did not receive the contract. Few would be hired by the new company and those that were would be paid at a much lower wage. She said she would like staff to look again at the recommendation by Simi Valley and talk with those employees who are familiar with Cal Coast Charter and the Council would learn some of the problems connected with this company. She felt that it was hard enough to get a job in San Luis because the market place was filled with the student population and she would urge the Council to award the contract to San Luis Transportation. Peter Dworkis and Earl Andriese, President and Manager respectively, of Cal Coast, were available for any questions the Council might have. Mr. Dworkas agreed that the present transportation company was a good one and they did not intend to disrupt service. They planned to take on some of the current drivers, however they would be bringing in some employees from their Oxnard office.- Dave Romero, Public Services Director, agreed that the present system was an extremely good one, and felt that the management of Pat Linington and Bill Schultz had been superb. The equipment proposed by the low bidder was, however, acceptable. Further, three of the 35 foot buses would only be a minimal problem as the new buses would be coming on in September. By going to the larger buses, and using diesel, it would be City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 11 much more efficient that.the present gas ones. He explained that.the City does require a performance bond, which the City could call in if there was a problem with Cal Coast Charter. Dave Elliott also responded to some of the questions raised by the public. He stated that the $200,000 performance bond would be sufficient if there was a problem with Cal Coast. The hours that were cut back by Cal Coast employees in Morro Bay have since been reinstated, in fact some are working more than they were before. The larger buses are only a temporary problem as new buses would be on line by September. The hours stated for maintenance only involved the San Luis Transportation portion of the bus contract and did not refer to the North Coastal. There would be additional people for maintenance there. Dave Romero stated that Cal Coast was also the low bidder for the North Coastal route which would be awarded at tomorrow's North Coastal Transportation meeting. Councilman Griffin questioned how easy it is to go back on a performance bond. George Thacher, City Attorney, stated although a bond is difficult, it was sufficient and many other similar contracts had performance bond requirements. Councilwoman Dovey stated she could support the low bidder. She stated the argument that it was an out of town agency was inadequate as this was State -wide advertised according to the city's bidding policies. There is a twelve month contract clause that should the low bidder be unable to perform he has to give twelve months notice. She was sympathetic to the employees of San Luis Transportation and the effect this would have on some of them losing their jobs, however, the City is governed by the City Charter which states that the City must-accept the lowest responsible bid in an effort to save the taxpayers' money. She 1 stated that although the City had no control over driver's pay, she would hope the low bidder would offer fair wages. Councilman Settle stated that this was a very difficult decision to make, however, the low bidder did meet all specifications. It would save the City a considerable amount of money and he would reluctantly support the low bid to Cal Coast Charter. Councilman Griffin stated he was also sympathetic to the employees of San Luis Transportation, however the low bidder did seem to be responsive, had a fair bid and it would be unfair not to award the low bid to them. s Mayor Billig stated she did share many of the Council's comments and concerns for the employees of San Luis Transportation, however the City must honor the bidding system through competitive bids and Cal Coast had satisfied the criteria of a responsive bid. She would hope they would provide job security and provide fair wages according to employee's responsibility and seek out a high level of service to the community. She would not expect the Cal Coast Charter to come back for an increase in the bus route mileage rate should they experience difficulty in maintaining the system. On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilwoman.Dovey, to adopt the following resolution: Resolution No. 4809 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo awarding the contract to Cal Coast Charter. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Dovey, Settle and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin City Council Minutes Tuesday, April 20, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 12 C O M M U N I C A T I O N S A -1 After brief discussion it was moved by Councilwoman Dovey, seconded by Councilman Griffin, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4810 (1982 series), a resolution supporting temporary suspension of nuclear weapons production as amended by comments submitted by Councilwoman Dovey. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dovey, Griffin, Settle and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilman Dunin 10:20 P.M. Mayor Billig adjourned the meeting to closed session. 11:00 P.M. City Council reconvened in regular session. Councilman Dunin absent. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Billig adjourned the meeting at 11:05 P.M. to Monday, May 3, 1982, at 3:30 P.M. for the purpose of a field trip for Hillside Planning. P mela Voges, C' Clerk APPROVED BY•COUNCIL: 6/1/82 M I N U T E S ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO MONDAY, MAY 3, 1982 - 3:30 P.M. COUNCIL HEARING ROOM, CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: GlennaDeane Dovey, Ron Dunin, Robert Griffin, Allen Settle and Mayor Melanie C. Billig Absent: None City Staff Present: Paul A. Lanspery, City Administrative Officer; Geoff Grote, Acting Community Development Director; Terry Sanville, Senior Planner 1. HILLSIDE PLANNING PROGRAM FIELD TRIP At 3:45 p.m. the City Council, staff and various members of the public took a field trip to review the eastern fringe of the City as part of the Hillside Planning Program. A field trip to review the western fringe of the City was scheduled for Wednesday, May 5th at 3:30 p.m.