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08/31/1982M I N U T E S ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 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, Ron Dunin, Robert Griffin, Allen Settle and Mayor Melanie C. Billig Absent: None City Staff Present: Paul Lanspery, Administrative Officer; Geoff Grote, Assistant Administrative Officer; George Thacher, City Attorney; Pamela Voges, City Clerk; Toby Ross, Community Development Director; Wayne Peterson,.City Engineer; Don Englert, Police Captain; Dave Romero, Public Services Director;.Bob Mote, Utilities Engineer ------------------------------------------------------------------ C O N S E N T C A L E N D A R ' C -1 CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, claims against the city for the month of August 1982 were ordered paid subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer. Motion carried, all ayes. C -2 COUNCIL MINUTES On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, the following minutes be approved as amended: Monday, March 8, 1982 - 12:10 p.m.; Monday, March 15, 1982 - 12:10 p.m.; Tuesday, July 13, 1982 - 6:40 p.m.; Tuesday, August 3, 1982 - 7:00 p.m.; Monday, August 9, 1982 - 12:10 p.m.; Tuesday, August 10, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Motion carried, all ayes. C -3 MOU'S - POLICE AND FIRE A. On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4934 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo adopting and ratifying the memorandum of understanding with the San Luis Obispo Police Officers' Association for the period July 1, 1982.- June 30, 1984. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dunin, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None B. On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4935 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo . adopting and ratifying the memorandum of understanding with the San Luis City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 Obispo Fire Fighters' Association for the period July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1984. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dunin, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None C -4 MANAGEMENT - SALARIES AND BENEFITS On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4936 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo establishing new salaries and benefits for certain management personnel and superseding previous resolutions in conflict. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dunin, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None C -5 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS - EXPANSION OF POLICE FACILITY On motion of Councilman - Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, plans and specifications for "EXPANSION OF POLICE FACILITY "; city plan No. G -34; bid estimate $348,500, without contingencies be approved and staff authorized to call for bids. Motion carried, all ayes. C -6 MASS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REAPPOINTMENT On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, to reappoint Rose Honerkamp to the Mass Transportation Committee for a two -year term to expire March 31, 1984. Motion carried, all ayes. C -7A PRETREATMENT PROGRAM Councilman Griffin stated he would prefer to see ordinances, when they are introduced to print, on the regular business calendar. Further, when the ordinance is inacted and materials are forwarded to the Regional Quality Control, staff report back on what the treatment status is. . This could also come back as a budget objective next year but he would like to see a status report on the implementation program reporting. After brief discussion it was moved by Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to receive and file the report prepared by the Natural Resources Management Department at Cal Poly with certificates of appreciation to be prepared for Dr. Vilkitis, Sorrel Davis and partici- pants. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Settle, Dunin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilwoman Dovey C -7B On motion of Councilman Griffin, seconded by Councilman Dunin, the following ordinance was introduced to print in synopsis form: Ordinance No. 935 (1982 Series), an ordinance of the City of San Luis Obipso modifying the existing waste discharge ordinance. 1 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 Introduced and passed to print in synopsis form on the following roll vote: AYES: Councilmembers Griffin, Dunin, Settle and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: Councilwoman Dovey ' Upon general consensus staff was directed to bring back status report on implementation (4 -1). C -8 REQUEST FOR MISSION -STYLE SIDEWALK - VALLEY FEDERAL SAVINGS After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to continue this item for additional staff report. Motion carried, all ayes. P U B L I C H E A R I N G S 1. FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE NO. 934 - SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS Council held a public hearing to consider the final passage of Ordinance No. 934, an ordinance adopting new - subdivision regulations and repealing the previous regulations in the Municipal Code. Toby Ross, Community Development Director, stated the recommendation was final adoption of the ordinance which would repeal previous subdivision regulations. It would further affirm the Community Development Director's approval of a Negative Declaration and adoption of the new subdivision regulations. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. Upon question, Toby Ross, Community Development Director, stated that the hillside lot standards were flexible enough to provide for narrower Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. T. Keith Gurnee,.representing himself, felt that the subdivision ordin- ance was long overdue as well as the solar orientation provisions and trade -offs for park -in -lieu fees. He did have two basic areas he felt needed further attention, 1) street standards, and 2) the issue of park -in -lieu fees. 1) Regarding the street sections, he felt Council needed to take a closer look in the residential areas and especially hillside areas. He showed examples of what it could look like by showing examples from the City of Fremont. He was primarily concerned with park -in -lieu fees; he stated that when the Quimby Act was passed, it allowed park -in -lieu fees to be charged which the city adopted as well as the utilities tax. He used as an example a recent development he was involved with, Victora Square. He stated that if these had been built as apartments instead of condominiums, it would have only cost the developer $1,500 for the ten units instead of $25,800. Likewise, another development that he was working on for a 119 units near Sinshiemer Park will be costing park -in -lieu fees of over $200,000. He did not feel this was equitable, and the current policy would also not encourage infill but this unintentional, requirement would reverse the trend. He would propose reexamination of this concept, including looking at trade -offs whereby the developer could build the required park amenity and be given credit for the additional park -in -lieu fees. The developer can usually build for at least half the price it would cost if the city was doing the construction. He was also concerned as to what body Community Development Director, Planning Commission, City Council, would make the determination with regard to what an equitable trade -off would ' be. Sandy Merriam, MDW, agreed with Keith Gurnee's comments in that the ordinance was long overdue and also that the park -in -lieu fees and street standards should be given a second look. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. Upon question, Toby Ross, Community Development Director, stated that the hillside lot standards were flexible enough to provide for narrower City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 roads in the steeper slope areas.. Regarding the park -in -lieu fees, staff has offered to come back with a review of in -lieu fees for indivi- dual project, but they had not planned to revise the ordinance at this stage. Councilman Settle stated he would like to see the discussion of park -in -lieu fees brought back at a future study session but he could support the ordinance as it now stood. He did feel the ordinance could discourage infill. 1 Councilwoman Dovey could support the ordinance as presently submitted but requested staff stay aware of the concerns mentioned and if anything turns up, bring it back for further.discussion. Councilman Griffin felt the ordinance did allow Council to establish by resolution a means of mitigation, which was the vehicle by which to address the problem. He, therefore, could support the ordinance. Councilman Dunin could support the ordinance as proposed., He agreed with comments made by Mr. Gurnee. He would also like staff to come back with the resolution concerning this item. After brief discussion it was moved by Councilman Dunin, seconded by Councilman Settle, to direct staff to prepare as a priority a resolution regarding park -in -lieu fees and street standards, primarily hillside streets. Motion carried, all ayes. On motion of Councilman Dunin, seconded by Councilman Settle, that Ordinance No. 934 be given final passage. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dunin, Settle, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None 2. FINAL MAP APPROVAL FOR MINOR SUBDIVISION NO. 80 -121 Council held a public hearing.to consider a resolution granting,final map approval for minor subdivision No. 80 -121 located at 2675 Johnson Avenue, Rob Rossi, subdivider. Dave Romero, Public Services Director, recommended Council adopt the resolution amending condition 5 to reduce the easement width to 19 feet, and approve the final map for the minor subdivision, subject to all conditions and findings-listed therein. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. Tom Masten, surveyor of the project, stated he was available for any questions. . Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Dunin, seconded by Councilman Griffin, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4937 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo granting final approval for minor subdivision No. 80 -121, located at 2675 Johnson Avenue. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dunin, Griffin, Dovey, Settle and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 3. TENTATIVE MAP APPROVAL FOR TRACT 1068 Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommen- dation to approve the tentative map for Tract 1068 (Higuera Technology Tract) creating five industrial lots from 3 lots, located at 150 Tank Farm Road, Howard Strausbaugh, Inc., subdivider. Toby Ross, Community Development Director, recommended Council approve the tentative map for Tract 1068 subject to the findings and conditions recommended by the Planning Commission and conditions noted in the draft resolution (file no. 410 - 1068). Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. Councilman Settle questioned whether or not it was wise to have an over -sized sewer line for future needs. Toby Ross responded that he felt it should be required so that the city would not have to come back later to tear this section up. Rob Strong, Planning Mill, was concerned with condition 19, which read, "Final map shall show 15 -foot yard setbacks along all common access driveways to the approval of the Community Development Director." He felt that the 15 -foot requirement was too restrictive and would cause additional problems. He felt it would be sufficient to require no more than five to ten -foot setbacks which would also be consistent with the Specific Plan. What staff has now proposed would be in addition to what was discussed at the Specific Plan level. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. Toby Ross explained that staff's recommendation was to maintain the 15 -foot setback to keep it consistent with the building height which is an unknown at this time. Upon question, he felt that street dedication offer was an irrevocable-offer. Upon:question, he stated he probably wouldn't be opposed to lowering those standards, except-he had:no assurance that he would be dealing with the current developer as the back lots could be subdivided, in which case, he would have no control as to plan and design. He also felt that this could interfere as far as visual purposes as well as safety. Councilman Dunin stated he was simply not in favor of the straight line for the development fr6ntages. He felt it was too severe, and he would like to see it broken up a little. Councilwoman Dovey agreed with Councilman Dunin; we already held hearings for the Specific Plan and agreed and now we're going back and suggesting a change. Mayor Billig stated she could understand the rational but she was afraid of getting into problems with new owners if reduced yard setbacks were given. After brief discussion it was moved by Councilman Dunin, seconded by Councilman Griffin, to adopt the following resolution: Resolution No. 4938 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving the tentative map for Tract 1068 with the amendment to condition 19 to allow for 10 to 15 -foot yard setbacks. Passed and adopted on the:following.roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dunin-, Griffin.and Dovey NOES: Councilman Settle and Mayor Billig ABSENT: None 4. TIME EXTENSION FOR TRACT 915 City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommen- dation to approve a 12 -month time extension to submit the final map for Tract 915 creating a 14 -lot industrial subdivision located at 3570 . Sacramento Drive; John A. Robison, subdivider. Toby Ross, Community Development Director, stated it was the recom- mendation of the Planning Commission to grant approval of the requested one -year time extension subject to all the findings and conditions contained in City Council Resolution No. 4208, which approved the original tentative tract map. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing open. No one spoke for or against the proposed time extension. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, the ._ following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4939 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo granting a 12 -month time extension for Tract 915. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dunin, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None 5. FINAL ACCEPTANCE OF TRACT 703 Council considered a staff recommendation to adopt a resolution granting final acceptance of the public improvements for Tract 703, project located at 3701 South Higuera Street (Higuera Commerce Park), Robert Hibschman and Charles Baker, applicants, and further, considered a 1 resolution approving a sewer easement agreement with August Meissner and authorizing the recording. Dave Romero, Public Services Director, briefly reviewed the acceptance and amendment to the agreement for Higuera Commerce Park and recommended Council's adoption of the resolutions. Robert Hibschman, applicant, asked for clarification with regard to the occupancy requirement and urged Council's approval to allow them to occupy prior to the fencing requirement. After brief discussion it was moved by Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilwoman Dovey, to adopt the following resolution: Resolution No. 4940 (1982 Series) a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obipso adopting final acceptance of Tract 703. 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 Councilwoman Dovey, seconded by Councilman Settle, the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 4941 (1982 Series), a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving sewer easement agreement with August Meissner. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dovey, Settle, Dunin, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 6. REPORT ON BUCHON STREET TRAFFIC STUDY Council considered a 6 -month report of the Buchon Street traffic study. Wayne Peterson, City Engineer, reviewed operations during the last six months (file no. 462) and stated that of January 15 of this year traffic pattern on Buchon was changed from a one -way to a two -way street. The department had conducted studies including volume, speed and collision ' patterns. The Engineer's Office would recommend that Buchon Street remain a two -way street; however, the Police Department and Fire Depart- ment had submitted additional input. The Police Department had concurred with the Engineering recommendation with an additional recommendation that parking on one side of the street be prohibited in those sections where the curb -to -curb width was 34 feet, which would take in High to Broad Streets and Osos to Chorro Streets. The Fire Department, however, would recommend that this street be returned to one -way. The Engineering Department would further recommend that staff be directed to install a four -way stop at Buchon and Santa Rosa Streets, as well as scheduling a public hearing to consider removing parking on Buchon Street at Chorro and at Nipomo Street, 200 feet and 100 feet respectively. Mayor Billig explained that the action this evening was to receive and file the report and to schedule a formal hearing on October 5 for discussion of removing parking on Buchon Street, installing stop sign and whether or not Buchon Street should remain two -way. Councilman Dunin requested that staff bring back for that meeting how much it had'cost for the original conversion and what it would cost to reconvert Buchon to one -way street. Councilwoman Dovey also requested staff prepare numbers of what the street widths are for Pacific and Pismo as well as Mill and Palm Streets. ' After brief discussion and upon general consensus, report by the Engine- ering Department was received and filed and staff directed to schedule a public hearing for October 5; 1) to consider removing parking on Buchon at Chorro and Nipomo Streets; 2) for determination to install a 4 -way stop at Buchon and Santa Rosa; and 3) for determining whether Buchon should remain-a two -way or be reconverted to 'a one -way street. 7. ZONING REGULATIONS AMENDMENTS Council held a public hearing to consider several revisions to the Zoning Regulations concerning procedures, property development standards and uses allowed in various zones. Toby Ross, Community Development Director, reviewed 15 "clean -up" amendments to the Zoning Regulations including: 1) Slope Density Reduction; 2) Non - conforming Lots, 3) On -site and Off -site Parking; 4) Central Commercial Zone Parking Requirement; 5) Intersection Visibility, 6) Underground Utilities; 7) Temporary Uses; 8) Administrative Hearings for Home Occupations; 9) Drive - through Facilities; 10) Vending Machines; 11) Utility Company Offices in the PF Zone; 12) Organizations and Medical Offices in the PF Zone; 13) Florists in the C -N Zone;-14) Retail Sales Categories; and 15) Format for Use Regulations. Patrick Gerety, Planning Commissioner and representing the Commission, reviewed several items for clarification to the Council. 1) Page 1 -1 - Slope Density Reduction, staff was recommending use permit; not a variance. This was not discussed at the Planning Commission level; he felt certain that if it was to come back to the Planning Commission, they would agree with the staff approach. Page 7 -4, with regard to on -site and off -site parking, the Planning Commission had received many applications requesting parking requirements variances in the C -C zone and generally they were denied. The tenant had no choice but to agree as usually the owner was not willing.: If the parking program was not established, this would not be a workable solution. Page 7 -6, Temporary City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 8 Uses - the Planning Commission made no recommendation because they had previously taken a stand which they still concur with. Page 7 -10, Vending Machines - the Planning Commission is somewhat confused because staff had originally sent the request to the Planning Commission to look at vending machines as they could possibly be a problem. Staff was now questioning whether or not vending machine regulations were warranted. Most of the discussion had centered around the question of.newspaper racks and the need for them to be more aesthetically pleasing. Page:_. 7 -11, PF zone - they felt that two categories of offices for customer account services and engineering and administrative offices should be. allowed by a use permit of the Planning Commission. Page 7 -12, Retail Sales - he wished to amend wording used by staff from "general merchan- dise sales" to "general retail sales." Page 7 -13, he felt the matrix was extremely good and was unanimously supported by the Planning Commis- sion. Further, there were five different sets of minutes where the Planning Commission had discussed these zoning regulations, and it was a unanimous decision by them to forward the minutes to the Council to be read very carefully, as many of the votes on specific amendments were . not unanimous. Rob Strong, speaking as an individual, explained one reason the Planning Commission had made no additional recommendation on a temporary use provision was that he-had raised a concern and suggested that both the Chamber of Commerce and the B.I.A. look at this and process it for additional revisions prior to recommendation to the Council. Sandy Merriam, MDW, concerned with page 7 -11 under Utility Offices, would agree with staff recommendation and urge Council support. Penny Rappa would urge support of the Planning Commission recommenda- tions in all cases. Vance Weber, 16100 Walnut Street and operator of a florist stand, spoke to the outdoor sales, provision and.stated that only four use permits had been issued, three for florists and one for the orange man. He felt it was important for the Council to understand there is sufficient criteria to protect the city from stands popping up all over on various corners. Primarily, Council had to look at the traffic flows and off - street parking; and there are very few locations that were condusive to this. These stands only do business three days a week and he does dependent on the permit for his livlihood. He felt Planning staff had developed good criteria and had shown discretion in issuing permits. His business does contribute to the city both with sales tax revenue and the fact that he and his employees spend their money here. He felt the stands were aesthetically pleasing, and would urge Council's support. The orange man had been with the city for over 20 years and he had operated his three stands for the last four years. Pat Gerety, 685 Higuera Street and speaking as an individual, was concerned with pages 7- 14,.7 -15 Section 9203.A8. The staff stated these were minor changes; he felt they represented a major change. He would be opposed to allowing more than 60,000 square feet gross floor area per establishment for retail sales which consists of general merchandise of drug, hardware, discount and variety stores in the downtown area. He did not feel this was appropriate. Mayor Billig declared the public hearing closed. The City Council then reviewed each of the areas taking consensus on each: 1. Slope Density Reduction Councilman Griffin agreed with staff recommendation that slope density should be relaxed only for infill lots surrounded by residential-uses that are as dense as the development being proposed. Such relaxation should be with use permit approval rather than variance, in part because the three required findings for variances will not always allow the city to deal with these situations equitably. City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 9 Councilman Dunin questioned why the slope calculations were made prior to grading. He felt it would be more proper and equitable that the buildable area be determined after grading. Councilmembers Dovey and Settle agreed with staff recommendation. Upon general consensus, Council agreed to approve staff recommendation (4 -1). 2. Non - Conforming Lots Councilwoman Dovey agreed with the recommendation by the Planning Commission and staff.that the non - conforming lots provisions should be revised to make them more clear and to allow development of individual R -1 and R -2 lots having the required area in at.least 80 percent of the required width, depth and frontage without merger or resubdivision with commonly owned, contiguous lots. Upon general consensus, Council approved Planning Commission recommen- dation (5 -0). 3. On -site and Off -site Parking After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to approve the Planning Commission recommendation that the parking provi- sions should be revised to cover the issues of required on -site and off -site parking (5 -0). 4. Central Commercial Zone Parking Requirement Councilman Dunin disagreed with the Planning Commission recommendation that the parking requirement for the C -C zone be eliminated. He would like to defer this item and continue it taking a closer look at the parking requirements. He felt the businesses in the C -C zones have been getting along with a free ride for too long now. Councilmembers Settle, Dovey and Griffin agreed with staff recommenda- tion to retain the parking requirement and /or defer this item as they were not prepared to waive the requirement. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, to continue this item for further staff report (5 -0). 6. Intersection Visibili After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to the Planning Commission and staff recommendation that the requirements be more explicit; that there be no special requirements for intersections with-stop signs or signals. 7. Underground Utilities After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to approve the Planning Commission recommendations that the requirements for underground utilities be included in the property development standards of the zoning regulations (5 -0). 8. Temporary Uses Upon question, Toby Ross stated that two or three of the current vendors would-be able to operate with the suggested recommendation by staff, which would limit to the types of retail sales allowed or allowed with administrative use permit approval in the zone. This change would eliminate most temporary sales in motels, those in the Veteran's Memorial building and one of the cut - flower vendors locations now in operation. Further, temporary sales should be defined as those occurring less than 90 calendar days in any.calendar: year.. City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 10 After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to continue this item until reports had been received from the B.I.A. and Chamber of Commerce. Staff directed to request both entities to submit their reports within 30 days (5 -0). 9. Administrative Hearings.for Home Occupations Councilman Griffin agreed with staff recommendation to support the change as presented. The home occupation provisions had been essen- tially self- enforcing with very few problems with the many permits issued in the last few years. The proposal would result in minimal delay or expense for the applicant. The potential problems of uses changing or expanding after approval would remain. This would enable the Community Development Director to require administrative hearings for any home occupation permit which he determined to be warranted. Councilman Dunin was concerned with the growth of home occupations being experienced is the R -1 zone. He felt staff needed to take a closer look; definite requirements and enforcement were required. Councilman Settle disagreed. He could agree with staff recommendation allowing the Director to require an administrative hearing for any home occupation permit, as determined warranted, but he did not want to see stricter enforcement and criteria for home occupations. Councilwoman Dovey and Mayor Billig agreed-with comments..made by Council- man Dunin. After brief discussion, Council agreed.to defer this item for further, staff report. 10. Drive - through Facilities Councilman Settle agreed with staff recommendation which states staff had originally favored prohibiting drive - through facilities. The Commission's recommended requirements are quite stringent and may have the same effect. Staff had no objection to adding them to the regula- tions. Councilman Dunin stated he was not in favor of drive - through facilities; however, if there were special circumstances, approval should be given by Council. Councilman Griffin was more concerned that specific standards and criteria be set rather than who would be responsible for approval. Councilwoman Dovey wished to defer this matter for closer review. Mayor Billig agreed to have the item continued. She was opposed to- drive-through facilities but would like staff come up with additional criteria for exceptions, if any. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to . defer this item for additional report. 11. Vending Machines Councilman Settle agreed with staff recommendation: question whether regulation of vending machines was warranted. Automatic tellers and telephone booths should not be included with vending machine regulations. If the Council were to decide regulations were required, adoption of the four standards recommended by the Planning Commission would be sufficient. He did not feel it was a function of government to get into this kind of detail. Glen Matteson, Associate Planner, stated the concern at the Planning Commission level was primarily aesthetic and there were no current applications pending. City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 11 Councilman Dunin disagreed with comments made by Mr. Settle. He felt vending machines were a potential problem, and he would rather have staff obtain additional reports from various other cities as to problems and solutions. Councilman Griffin agreed to defer this item. Conceptually, he had no problem with the four standards set by the Planning Commission but he would agree to take a closer look. Mayor Billig agreed with Councilman Griffin; she wanted to look at the safety problem, vandalism and aesthetics. Councilman Dunin suggested instructing the Administrative Officer to direct the Police Chief to gather additional information, especially in the small communities regarding vandalism, etc. Mayor Billig requested that.the Community Development Director also look at land use. Councilman Settle stated he could in no way support any recommendation to restrict vending machines. After brief discussion and upon general consensus, Council agreed to defer this item for additional report (4 -1). Mayor Billig also requested staff review the.legal aspects of the regulations including enforcement and looking at other communities, both by Police and Community Development Departments. 12. Utility Company Offices in the PF•Zone On a 4 -1 vote Council supported the Planning Commission and staff recommendation to establish two categories of offices, customer account services (bill paying and inquiries), engineering and administrative offices, both of which should be allowed in the PF zone with approval of a use permit by the Planning Commission allowing payment drop points in several zones, Later discussion suggested this item be deferred with item #13 immediately following (5 -0).' Councilwoman Dovey stated she could not support utility offices in the PF zone under any circumstances.. 13.' Oiganizations and Medical Offices in the PF Zone Councilwoman Dovey disagreed with the recommended action to allow organizational offices and meeting rooms and medical offices in the PF zone with approval of administrative use.permit. Councilmembers Griffin and Settle could support staff and Planning Commission recommendation. Councilman Dunin and Mayor Billig suggested deferring this item for a closer look. After brief discussion.and upon general.consensus, Council agreed to defer this item for additional staff report including Item No. 12. (3 -2) Councilman Dunin suggested staff also give thought to categories in the ' PF zone, existing businesses, as well as vacant lots, and consideration to review the South Higuera and the Madonna /Calle Jouquin area. 14. Matrix Toby Ross requested the Council give their opinion as to.whether or not the matrix was helpful. Upon general consensus Council agreed the matrix was much needed and made it much simpler to understand. City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m: Page 12 After brief discussion and.upon general consensus; Council agreed to defer all zoning regulations items be.continued to the September 21 Council meeting for additional staff report. 8. STENNER CANYON HYDRO PROJECT - INFORMATION UPDATE Paul Lanspery, Administrative Officer, reviewed three alternative , . projects for the installation and implementation for a hydroelectric project at Stenner Canyon. He recommended alternative I -A as being the most cost - effective project, although any three would be an excellent investment yielding over three times as much revenue in 20 years as a like amount of capital invested at 14 percent simple interest. It would appear that project I -A would yield the greatest return to the city and sufficient funds.for its construction.are presently budgeted. .Addition- ally, all necessary permits, contracts and.approvals would be obtained before the bid opening dates. He was recommending Council approval of project I -A in concept and that staff -be authorized to proceed with the consultant and the completion of the plans, specifications and estimates for project I -A, which would involve the installation of a 750 kw generator and 20 -inch penstock at a :cost of $1,055,000. 9:35 p.m. Mayor Billig declared a recess. 9:45 p.m. City Council reconvened, all Councilmembers present. Councilman Griffin questioned the estimated condition of the existing penstock. Bob Mote, Utilities Engineer, stated it was in fairly good condition considering how old it was; however, in the areas they had originally looked at, it appears there were several other pipes in the ground;.and they may have only looked at the more favorable areas. Dave Romero, Public Services Director, explained that an additional advantage would be that should the existing line rupture, the city would be able to go to the other line. Councilman Griffin questioned provisions of the P.G.& E. contract, length of term and whether or not the city would be able to renegotiate from time to time. Bob Mote stated it was a 110 -year contract. The rates are established on a quarterly basis by a formula that is reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission and published on a quarterly basis. He did not think that the city would have any control. George Thacher, City Attorney, stated that even though this 10 -year contract, he did not feel an extension of the contract would not pose any problem. Councilman Griffin questioned if the city were to proceed, what would be the life expectancy of the new penstock. Bob Mote stated it would be between 60 and 70 years for both. Councilman Griffin acknowledged the-thoroughness of staff's evaluation of the project. It did impose a significant step towards energy conser- vation in concept. He would still be more comfortable, however, if the comprehensive water management plan was in place prior to the actual installation. This represented a significant expenditure of funds and without such a management plan in place, he was uncomfortable. Councilwoman Dovey also complimented the staff on its report felt that an established policy, as well as a financial analysis of the use of this revenue, should be outlined first. Councilman Dunin was supportive of the project. Mayor Billig agreed. 1 City Council Minutes Tuesday, August 31, 1982 - 7:00 p.m. Page 13 Councilman Settle stated the economic analysis looked sound. It would also utilize the maximum,of our resources and is a cost - effective project. He felt the staff had done an excellent job; he felt if it had been done this way initially, Council would not have had the problems that they did. On motion of Councilman Settle, seconded by Councilman Dunin, to author- ize staff to proceed with project I -A, the installation of a 750 kw generator and 20 -inch penstock at a cost of .$1,055;000. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Settle, Dunin, Dovey, Griffin and Mayor Billig NOES: None ABSENT: None 10:00 p.m. City Council convened to Closed Session to discuss Personnel Matters. 1:00 a.m. City Council reconvened in open session, all Councilmembers present. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Billig adjourned the meeting 1:05 a.m. to Friday, September 3, 1982, at 12:00 for a field trip to look at the property involved with the Bailey/ Hamlin appeal. Pamela es, ity Clerk APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 10/5/82 M I N U T E S ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982 - 12:10 P.M. COUNCIL HEARING ROOM, CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA STUDY SESSION . Councilmembers Present: GlennaDeane Dovey, Ron Dunin, Robert Griffin, Allen Settle and Mayor Melanie C. Billig Absent: None City Staff Present: Paul A. Lanspery, Administrative Officer; Toby Ross, Community Development Director 12:10 p.m. City Council adjourned to Field Trip to look at property, location of appeal by Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin located at 1775 Conejo Avenue.