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01/28/1992174 MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1992 - 7.00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: Councilmembers Peg Pinard, Penny Rappa, Jerry Reiss, Bill Roalman, and Mayor Dunin Absent: None City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney, Pam Voges, City Clerk, Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Glen Matteson, Associate Planner PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD There was no public comment. STUDY SESSION 1. LAND USE ELEMENT UPDATE (File No. 463) Council continued its consideration of the draft Land Use Element update (continued from 7/31/90,8/28/90, 9/35/90,1/22/91, 5/6/91, 7/8/91, 7/29/91, 8/5/91, 9/16/91,10/21/91, and 1/13/92). Mayor Dunin reviewed a suggested format for use this evening which would include a 15- minute public input period, Councilmembers to provide a 2- minute overview on each chapter rather than reviewing, page by page, have a 1- minute comment follow -up, with motions on any amendments. Upon general consensus, Council supported this format (4 -1, Councilwoman Pinard voting no). GROWTH MANAGEMENT Moved by Pinard /Roalman to approve the draft document as is and send to the consultant. for the environmental analysis. Motion failed (14, Councilmembers Rappa, Reiss, Roalman and Dunin voting no). Mayor Dunin opened discussion to the floor. Bert Forbes, 140 Twin Ridge and owner of Ziatech, stated that he did not support the non - residential growth section in the document. He felt that it was extremely limiting and would hurt the City sales tax. He cited a variety of numbers in the document and staff report that he did not feel validated the policy statements. Greg Hind also urged the Council to support the business community by not placing limits on growth. 175 City Council Meeting Page 2 Tuesday, January 28, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Charles Senn, 2840 El Cerrito, felt that the growth controls within the document were too restrictive, and that the construction of the County Government Center and the TelegramlPribune in the next year alone would stifle any possible additional growth for the City for the rest of the year given the proposed parameters in the LUE. Carla Sanders, representing Citizens Planning Alliance, again expressed concern that Council follow the will of the people as expressed through the advisory ballot measure by limiting growth. Council then began the review of the document beginning with the Growth Management Section, pages 9 - 22. Councilwoman Pinard saw this is as a "how to" document and not a "not" document. She supported the non- residential growth limitations and felt that Council needed to consider ways to limit pollution and provide additional residential growth in the community. Councilman Roalman supported the proposed non - residential growth rate. He reminded the Council that they also supported it with a 4-1 vote before with only Councilman Roalman voting no because he did not feel it was strict enough. Councilwoman Ranna expressed concern about this chapter, was concerned it wasn't going to get the City where it needed to go; and acknowledged that the City needed to grow and be enhanced. She was not sure if all the statements related to the limitations needed to be outlined in this document. She also felt that more emphasis should be placed on regionalism. Councilman Reiss stated he had difficulty in seeing how this would achieve the regionalism that had been ' discussed and supported deleting the Jobs /Housing Balance from this section. Mayor Dunin was concerned about the citizens being able to sustain their quality of life without needed jobs and services. He supported managing growth and protecting the housing stock. Moved by Reiss /Dunin to strike any reference to the Jobs /Housing Balance as listed in the draft Land Use Element. Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Rappa, and Roalman voting no). Moved by Ranna /Reiss to replace Section 12A subsection 4 with "that the demand for housing and need for jobs be balanced through a regional cooperative effort ". Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Roalman and Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Reiss /Ranna to remove from the draft Land Use Element all specifics related to non - residential growth limits and address same in the Growth Management Ordinance in conjunction with residential growth. Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Roalman and Mayor Dunin voting no). Councilmembers Rapna and Reiss explained they would support amending the Growth Management Ordinance to include some discussion relative to the residential and non - residential growth limitations. They did not feel that it was appropriate in this document. 830 P.M. Mayor Dunin declared a recess. 8:45 P.M. City Council reconvened; all Councilmembers present. Moved by Reiss /Ranna to reintroduce the previous motion to include a revised Growth Management, Section 12 A subsection 4 on page 10 to read "The gap between housing demand (due to more jobs and college enrollment) and supply should be addressed on a regional basis and should also be addressed as part of the Growth Management Ordinance; plus amendment to page 15 to delete section 1.8 entitled 176 City Council Meeting Page 3 Tuesday, January 28, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. "Jobs /housing relationship" and renumber subsection 1.9 to read "Growth Management" rather than "Residential Growth Management" with reference to be included that "All forms of development be regulated by the City's Growth Management Ordinance. The City's housing supply shall grow no faster than one percent per year on average." and then continuing with the rest of the statement as previously agreed upon. On page 16 Section 1.10 entitled "Non - residential growth management" be deleted up to Section 1.11. Motion carried (3 -2, Councilmembers Pinard and Roalman voting no). Moved by Rappa/Roalman that the Growth Management Ordinance be put on a time frame coinciding with when the Land Use Element comes back. Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). Moved by Pinard /Dunin to delete subsection 1.12 D the words "except as explained in part E below". Motion Wed (14, Councilmembers Rappa, Reiss, Roalman and Mayor Dunin voting no). CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS Mayor Dunin again requested that a definition be provided for "wetland ". After discussion, moved by Pinard /Dunin that the Council change Table 5 on page 27 to amend the category of Medium under maximum dwelling density for units per acre from 12 to 10. Motion failed (14, Councilmembers Rappa, Reiss, Roalman and Mayor voting no). Moved by Roalman /Ralipa to put back into policy 2.20 Planning Commission's previously recommended wording which excludes sensitive areas from net site area in determining density. Motion carried unanimously Moved by Rappa /Reiss to amend page 28 Section currently entitled "Student housing" to read "Campus housing ". Also Section 230 Item A to read "California Polytechnic State University campus should provide housing opportunities for both faculty and students. Existing on- campus housing should be retained." The remainder to A and B to remain. Add a new section 231 entitled "Student Housing" Item A to read "multifamily housing likely to be occupied by students should provide the amenities which students seek in single- family areas, to provide an attractive alternative. B. Housing likely to attract faculty and /or students should be encouraged to locate within close proximity of Cal Poly to reduce commute travel." Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). Mayor Dunin urged the Council to direct staff to provide a new zone for property that would be contiguous to the campus to provide housing for the students and faculty. Council did not support this request. Page 30, upon general consensus, Council supported Councilwoman Pinard's request to amend Section 2.9 Item D to read "Provide appropriate staff support, possibly including a single staff cat toe t person for neighborhood issues, and train all staff to be sensitive to issues of neighborhood protection and enhancement." Upon general consensus, Council directed staff to provide definitions for wetland and for creeks COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT Moved by Reiss /Dunin to delete on page 31 Section 3.6 subparagraph F in its entirety. It currently reads "Provide indoor or outdoor space for public use, designed to provide a focus for some neighborhood activities. Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Rappa and Roalman voting no). Moved by Roalman / Pinard to direct staff to change the zoning designation of property near Madonna Road and Highway 101 from commercial to interim open space. Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Reiss, Rappa and Mayor Dunin voting no). 177 City Council Meeting Page 4 Tuesday, January 28, 1992 - 7.00 P.M. Moved by Rapp /Dunin to delete on page 31 second paragraph 33 that read "Further, the plan must follow an analysis demonstrating that the projected commercial expansion is not likely to significantly impact existing retail areas or the balance between jobs and housir% I. San Enos Obispo and that the major components of the expansion cannot likely be accommodated in the existing retail areas. Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Reiss and Roalman voting no). Moved by Roalman /Pinard to amend the second paragraph under 33 to read "Further, the plan must follow an analysis demonstrating that the projected commercial expansion is not likely to significantly impact existing retail areas and that the major components of the expansion cannot likely be accommodated in the existing retail areas. Motion carried (3 -2, Councilmembers Reiss and Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Rapp /Pinard page 31 subparagraph 3.4 amended to read "Most specialty retail stores should locate downtown or Madonna Road area: some may be located in neighborhood shopping centers so long as they are a minor part of the centers and they primarily serve a neighborhood rather than a citywide or regional market. Motion carried (4 -1, Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Ranua /Pinard to amend on page 32 Section 3.10 subparagraph B to read "Government offices enrphaiizing inclu in social services and regional offices of state and federal agencies should be located near South Higuera Street, aid Prado Road, and Highway 101 " Motion carried unanimously (S -0). Moved by Roalman to include in the text any reference or deletion of motel uses in the airport area. Motion failed for lack of a second. ' DOWNTOWN Moved by Reiss /Dunin to amend language on page 40 subparagraph 4.17 Item D to delete language to allow buildings to W larger than 1 or 2 stories by deleting the words "one or" in that paragraph. Motion carried (4 -1, Councilman Roalman voting no). Moved by Pinard /Dunin to amend on page 37 subparagraph 4.4 the sentence "Entertainment facilities, such as nightclubs an private theaters should be in the downtown, too." Motion failed (14, Councilmembers Rappa, Reiss, Roalman and Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Pinard to add an additional statement on page 37 subparagraph 4.4 that referenced "when the downtown plan is adopted, that the LUE should be referenced when considering objectives for the downtown. Motion failed for lack of a second. Moved by Ranpa /Pinard page 40 a new Section 4.20 to add a reference as part of the Program Section which identifies the Downtown Plan. Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). PUBLIC & CULTURAL FACILITIES No amendments were made. RESOURCE PROTECTION - OPEN SPACE No amendments were made. Councilwoman Pinard stated she would like to see an expression that open space is for the public. 178 City Council Meeting Tuesday, January 28, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT Page 5 Moved by Reiss / Dunin to amend on page 51 subparagraph K under the Maino /Madonna Area to delete the following sentence: "Before this area is developed, the road cut on the east and south faces of San Luis Mountain should be restored to a natural slope and replanted." Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Rappa and Roalman voting no). Moved by Pinard /Reiss to amend on page 52 adding additional language in Section 7.4 to mad'Me City needs to provide guidelines for mitigation of size of hillside structures.' Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). REEKS AND FLOODING Moved by Pinard/Roalman to add language on page 55 amending the Program Section &7 to read "The City will coordinate with the County on erosion control for creek tributaries. Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). Moved by Pinard /Roalman to add language on page 55 new Section &9 to read "The City shall work with other state and local agencies to restore the native plants and remove and replace plants which are harmful. Motion carried (4-1, Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Ranna /Reiss to add on page 53 Section 8.1 paragraph D to read "Recognize and distinguish between urban and natural section of the creeks and Laguna Lake " Motion carried (3-2, Councilmembers Pinard and Roalman voting no). Moved by Roalman /Pinard to add on page 53 "The City encourages the use of porous paving." Motion carried (4-1, Mayor Dunin voting no). COMMUNITY HERITAGE No amendments were made. AIRPORT AREA Councilman Reiss expressed concern in Section 103 on page 59 that the paragraph concerning annexing airport area land inside the urban reserve and the County not approving urban development there is not realistic and should probably be reworded After discussion, moved by Ranna /Roalman to delete paragraph 10.6 which reads "Rural development may continue under County jurisdiction, with land uses that can be supported by on -site water - supply and waste disposal systems. All such systems should be designed to facilitate future connection to and integration with the City's water and sewer systems." Motion carried (3 -2, Councilmembers Pinard and Mayor Dunin voting no). Councilman Reiss objected to the language on page 61 Section 10.10 using the comparison of Higuera Commerce Park as being of high quality design that other public and private facilities should aspire to. Moved by Rappa/Reiss to delete in paragraph 10.10 the words "similar to Higuera Commerce Park ". Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). 1 1 City Council Meeting Page 6 Tuesday, January 28, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Moved by Ranna /Reiss to add a new Section 10.13 to read "The City shall initiate discussions with the County Board of Supervisors and Airport Area Property Owners to approve a phased -in spec plan ". Motion carried (3 -2, Councilmembers Pinard and Roalman voting no). Moved by Pinard /Roalman to add an additional Section 10.14 to read "The City shall work with the County to identify conditions that impede airline services." Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). Moved by Roalman / Pinard on page 61 to add Section 10.15 to read "Annexations shall be phased with the City's ability to provide utility services" Motion carried (4-1, Mayor Dunin voting no). SPECIAL DESIGN AREAS Moved by Rauna /Roalman on page 64 to delete under Section 11.5 the following sentence from the second paragraph: "Commercial recreation (such as a skating rink or a bowling alley); Large, free - standing retail outlets such as discount department stores, factory outlets, or home improvement stores" Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). Moved by Reiss /Dunin to delete on page 63 Section 113 under Maino /Madonna Area the words "Before this area is developed, the road cut on the east and south faces of San Luis Mountain should be restored to a natural slope and replanted." Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Pinard, Rappa and Roalman voting no). Moved by Pinard /Roalman that all annexations be voted upon. Motion failed (2 -3, Councilmembers Rappa, ' Reiss and Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Roalman /Reiss on page 63 Section 11.1 to read wMis 5.7 -acre site is may be suitable for a neighborhood park development oF high density housh g, o a combination oF the too. Traffic noise must mifigated and the creek coixidar must he ptotecied: Motion carried unanimously (5 -0). Moved by Pinard /Roalman that the uses listed are for discussion purposes only and major vacant properties be shown as interim open space until a decision on appropriate urban use is made. Motion carried (4 -1, Mayor Dunin voting no). Councilman Roalman asked that Council attempt to clarify the zoning designation for the Broad Street /Orcutt area. Councilman Reiss stepped down due to a possible conflict of interest. Moved by Roalman /Rama to show this portion of the map as service commercial -light industrial not residential. Motion carried (3 -1 -1, Councilmember Pinard voting no and Councilmember Reiss absent). Moved by Roalman /Reiss that the property known as Irish Hills be shown as interim open space. Motion carried (4 -1, Mayor Dunin voting no). John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, stated that staff had identified some concerns in the section entitled Flood and Creek Policy, and staff was recommending this item come back for Council discussion on February 4, 1992. Upon general consensus, this item was continued to Tuesday, February 4, 1992 as recommended. 1 179 City Council Meeting Page 7 Tuesday, January 28, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. COMMUNICATION COMM1. FOLLOW -UP HOMELESS ISSUES Upon general consensus, Council supported Councilwoman Pinard's request to agendize the issue of setting up a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement Association, Economic Opportunity Commission, City staff and neighboring property owners to the Orcutt Road Homeless Shelter to review concerns and explore ways to mitigate them. Also consideration be given to having a Counc7member serve on the committee. Upon general consensus, the two additional requests to agendize the possible temporary exemption of five churches identified in the URM Ordinance discussed from the January 21, 1992 meeting and writing a letter to the Ministerial Association and all churches to actively support homeless facilities or provide funding contributions be dropped from consideration. 12:05 A.M. there being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Dunin adjourned to the meeting to Saturday, February 1, 1992 at 8:30 A.M. for Joint Cities /County Meeting to be held at Embassy Suites. APPROVED BY COUNCIL- 3/3/92 V PV.cm Pa Voges, City k ' MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present Councilmembers Peg Pinard, Penny Rappa, Jerry Reiss, Bill Roalman and Mayor Dunin Absent None City Staff Present John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, Ken Hampian Assistant City Administrative Officer, Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Pam Voges, City Clerk, Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Bill Studer, Finance Director, Bob Neumann, Fire Chie[- Cyndi Butterfield, Solid Waste Coordinator, Tom Baasch, Chief Building Inspector, Jan DiLeo, Open Space Planner