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05/05/1992City Council Meeting Page 2 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. 6:45 P.M. Council convened in closed session to discuss personnel matters. 7:00 P.M. City Council adjourned to regular session / n APPROVED BY COUNCIL- 6/16/92 U Pa Voges, City PV:cm MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. COMMUNITY ROOM - CITY /COUNTY LIBRARY - 995 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; Wayne Peterson, Acting Public Works Director, Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Bill Statler, Finance Director; Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Terry Sanville, Bicycle Program Manager; Craig Anderson, Bicycle Coordinator PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD There was no public comment. CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Raona /Roalman the Consent Agenda was unanimously approved as recommended by the City Administrative Officer with the exception of C -3, C-4, C-5, C -10, and C -11 as noted. C-1 COUNCIL MINUTES Moved by Rappa / Roalman (5-0) the following minutes were approved as amended. Monday, March 9, 1992 at 8:30 A.M., and Tuesday, March 24, 1992 at 7:00 P.M. 11 City Council Meeting Page 3 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. C-2 CONTRACT PAY ESTIMATES Council considered contract pay estimates and change orders Moved by Raooa /Roalman (5-0) to approve contract pay estimates and change orders and ordered paid as recommended. C-3 MASS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS (File No. 123) Council considered final passage to an ordinance amending the Mass Transportation Committee (MTC) membership requirements (continued from 4/21/92 - 4:00 P.M. meeting). Moved by Roalman /Raooa (5-0) to continue this item without discussion to the next Regular Meeting. C-4 GP /R 1537 - 399 FOOTHILL BOULEVARD (File No. 462) Council considered final passage to an ordinance amending the Zoning Map to change the designation from Neighborhood Commercial (C-N) to Neighborhood Commercial - Special Considerations (C -N -S) for property located at the southwest comer of Foothill Boulevard and Tassajara Street (399 Foothill Boulevard) - (continued from 4/21/92 - 4:00 P.M. meeting). Moved by Rama /Roalman (4-1, Councilwoman Pinard voting no) Ordinance No. 1208 was given final passage rezoning the site from C-N to C-N-S, and identifying the special considerations which are the basis for the overlay zone as recommended. C-5 WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE (File No. 517) Council considered final passage to an ordinance adopting the City's Water Efficient Landscape Standards (continued from 4/21/92 - 4:00 P.M. meeting). Rom He expressed concern about the requirement that a landscape architect would be required by this ordinance for all projects including single family residences. After brief discussion, moved by Ranpa /Roalman (4-1, Mayor Dunin voting no) Ordinance No. 1209 was given final passage adopting the City's Water Efficient Landscape Standards as recommended. C-6 LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (File No. 526) Council considered the designation of the San Luis Obispo County Health Department - Division of Environmental Health as Local Enforcement Agency to carry out provisions of the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. Moved by Raooa /Roalman (5-0), Resolution No. 8007 was adopted approving the designation of San Luis Obispo County Health Department - Division of Environmental Health as Local Enforcement Agency as recommended. City Council Meeting Page 4 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. C-7 INSTREAM FLOW STUDY AGREEMENT (File No. 521) Council considered an agreement with Thomas R. Payne and Associates for Instream Flow Study of San Luis Creek for the Water Reclamation Program in an amount not to exceed $14,305. Moved by Rappa /Roalman (5-0) to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement (A-43- 92-CC) with Thomas R. Payne and Associates in the amount not to exceed $14,305 for completion of an Instream Flow Study of San Luis Creek as recommended. C-8 WILDFLOWER PROGRAM (File No. 815) Council considered accepting a $500 check from Texaco Oil Company to initiate the planting of wildflowers. Moved by Raooa /Roalman (5-0) to accept a donation of $500 from Texaco Oil Company to the City of San Luis Obispo for wildflower propagation as recommended. C-9 OPEN SPACE ELEMENT (File No. 462) Council considered a status report and revised schedule for the Open Space Element. Moved by Raoea /Roalman (5-0) to receive and Tile the May 5, 1992 Open Space Element status report and Element schedule as recommended. C-10 CITY CLERK RECRUITMENT (File No. 601) Council considered a contract with Ralph Anderson and Associates for the recruitment of a City Clerk. Roy Man ff expressed concern about the expense involved. He felt that for $17,000 contract the recruitment could be done in another fashion. Moved by Raooa /Roalman (5-0) to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute a contract (A- 44-92- CC) for the recruitment of the City Clerk with Ralph Andersen and Associates as recommended. C-11 STREET ABANDONMENT -MITCHELL DRIVE (File No. 535) Council considered the Planning Commission's recommendation to abandon a portion of Mitchell Drive, west of Meadow Street to the city limits; Robert Takken, owner /applicant. Councilman Roalman expressed concern about being sure there is a full evaluation of this issue prior to its coming to hearing, particularly as it related to Exhibit A as being a part of the Stoneridge 11 project. After discussion, moved by Roalman /Raoaa. Resolution of Intention No. 8008 was adopted to set a public hearing for Tuesday, June 16, 1992 at 7:00 P.M. to consider abandonment as recommended. City Council Meeting Page 5 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. 1 C-12 TRANSIT OPERATING AGREEMENT (File No. 541) Council considered the San Luis Obispo Transit Service Agreement providing transit services from July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1995 with a maximum contract cost of $639,600 for 1992/93; $716,800 for 1993/94; and $801,000 for 1994/95. Moved by Raooa /Roalman (5-0) to award the SLO Transit Service Agreement (A- 01- 92 -CC) to Mayflower Contract Services, Inc., and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement as recommended. C-13 FINAL MAP APPROVAL -VILLA ROSA (File No. 410) Council considered approving the final map for Tract No. 2066, an 85-unit residential planned unit development (condominium) and two commercial lots at 843 Mutsuhito Avenue; Villa Rosa Co., subdivider. Moved by Rappa /Roalman (5-0) Resolution No. 8009 was adopted approving the final map for Tract No. 2066 as recommended. Presentation was made by Oliver Carter, Marketing Consultant for Texaco Oil Company who submitted a $500 check to Mayor Dunin on behalf of the City from Texaco for use in promoting a Wildflower Program for Spring 1993. ADVISORY BODY APPOINTMENTS A1. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION (File No. 123) The report of the Council Subcommittee for recommending appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission was continued without discussion to a future meeting. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS There were no Council Liaison Reports. BUSINESS ITEM BIKE LANE IMPROVEMENTS (File No. 462) Council considered the Bicycle Advisory Committee's list of recommended projects to be funded from the $400,000 allocated for bicycle projects in the 1991 -93 Capital Improvement Projects account. Tent' Sanville. Bicycle Program Manager, reviewed the agenda report (File No. 462) with the recommendation that the Council, after it considers the Bicycle Advisory Committee's list of recommended projects to be funded from the $400,000 allocated for bicycle projects, adopt a resolution to: A) approve the Bicycle Program Budget described in Section III of the Bicycle Committee Progress Report; B) concur with the Community Development Director's environmental determination to grant negative declarations for the Foothill Boulevard, Higuera Street (between High City Council Meeting Page 6 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. and Marsh Streets), Santa Barbara Street, and Laurel Lane projects; and C) direct the Finance Department to carry over unexpended capital improvement funds earmarked for bicycle improvements from the 1989 -91 Financial Plan to implement the proposed bicycle program. He stated that over the past four months the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee had held seven meetings to decide on a list of projects to be funded by the $400,000 allocated in the 1991 -93 CIP projects. The Bicycle Program Budget identifies the bicycle program's funding sources and breaks the recommended list of projects into three categories plus funding for railroad bike path, design study, and contingencies. A funding level of $400,000 is required to fully fund the recommended list of projects. Category 1 - allocation of $280,000 will fund bike lane improvement projects. Category 2 - allocation of $25,000 will fund promotional and educational programs. Category 3 - allocation of $20,000 will fund bicycle parking facilities. The Council previously approved $6,620 for the funding of Bike Fest which is a part of .Category 2. An additional $75,000 has been budgeted for completion of a design study for the railroad bike path. The biggest concern is that bicycle installation on some segments will require the removal of on- street parking and on other streets the number of vehicle lanes will need to reduced in order to allow enough space for bike lanes. The primary projects being recommended are: 1. The southern side of Foothill Boulevard between Tassajara and the Foothill Plaza (an estimated 33 spaces). 2. Selected locations on both sides of Grand Avenue near the comer of Garfield (an estimated 10 spaces). 3. The eastern side of Santa Barbara Street with the exception of the area directly fronting Railroad Square (an estimated 65 parking spaces). 4. The western side of Laurel Lane between Southwood Drive and Orcutt Road (65 spaces). S. The re- striping of Higuera Street between Marsh and High Streets. This is the alternative that would change four lanes to two lanes. He stated that the Bicycle Committee did not make a recommendation on Santa Barbara Street because it was tied 5-5. A total of 11 projects are included. Mayor Dunin asked for public comment. Jamie Lopes. 2230 Exposition and speaking on behalf of the committee, urged the Council support of all the recommendations. City Council Meeting Page 7 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Mayor Dunin felt there should be some type of environmental report on these recommendations and that a survey be provided for actual usage by bicyclists. Mayor Dunin opened the public portion of the meeting. Jim Merkel. 392 Pismo St., provided a brief slide presentation. He was concerned about including Marsh and Higuera as additional projects that the Bicycle Committee did not make recommendation on. Beth Young spoke in support of bike lanes at Grand, Santa Rosa and California. Gary Felsman. 2234 Santa Ynez, spoke in support of bike lanes. Pat Veesart. 1517 Hansen Lane, spoke in support. Arnold Volnv, #2 Aero Vista Place and part owner of Pacific Home, was opposed to removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street. Mike Wilson. 1642 El Cerrito Ct., also opposed to the removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street and reminded the Council that the Bicycle Committee vote was a tie of 5-5. Geoff Bradley, 1421 A Osos St., read a letter into the record and spoke in support of bike lanes. Matthew Roberts. 1231 Sydney St. and owner of property near Grand and Mill, was opposed to removal of parking in that area. Steve Piokin. 286 Higuera, also opposed to the removal of parking on recommendation #8. Eva Uran. 4320 S. Higuera #6, supported all of the City and staff recommendations. Helen Bates. 175 Foothill, was concerned about the removal of parking near Tassajara to the City limits. Tom Welliver. 424 Foothill, supported part of the recommendations. Eliminating west of Tassajara he felt was good but felt it should be extended all the way to Fer•ini. Roy Hanff. 569 Lawrence Dr., concerned about taking parking off any of these areas and thought it was too expensive. Jack Farris. 2015 Santa Barbara and owner of Farris Lighting, was against removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street. David Maksoudian. 1960 Santa Barbara and owner of S & S Automotive, opposed to the removal of parking on Santa Barbara. Joe Guidetti. 1960 Santa Barbara, concerned about traffic and parking; he was opposed to the removal of parking spaces. Randy Davis. 1534 Osos St., spoke in support of the bike recommendations. City Council Meeting Page 6 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. 1 and Marsh Streets), Santa Barbara Street, and Laurel Lane projects; and C) direct the Finance Department to carry over unexpended capital improvement funds earmarked for bicycle improvements from the 1989 -91 Financial Plan to implement the proposed bicycle program. He stated that over the past four months the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee had held seven meetings to decide on a list of projects to be funded by the $400,000 allocated in the 1991 -93 CIP projects. The Bicycle Program Budget identifies the bicycle program's funding sources and breaks the recommended list of projects into three categories plus funding for railroad bike path, design study, and contingencies. A funding level of $400,000 Is required to fully fund the recommended list of projects. Category 1 - allocation of $280,000 will fund bike lane improvement projects. Category 2 - allocation of $25,000 will fund promotional and educational programs. Category 3 - allocation of $20,000 will fund bicycle parking facilities. The Council previously approved $6,620 for the funding of Bike Fest which is a part of Category 2. An additional $75,000 has been budgeted for completion of a design study for the railroad bike path. The biggest concern is that bicycle installation on some segments will require the removal of on- street parking and on other streets the number of vehicle lanes will need to reduced in order to allow enough space for bike lanes. 1 The primary projects being recommended are: 1. The southern side of Foothill Boulevard between Tassajara and the Foothill Plaza (an estimated 33 spaces). 2. Selected locations on both sides of Grand Avenue near the comer of Garfield (an estimated 10 spaces). 3. The eastern side of Santa Barbara Street with the exception of the area directly fronting Railroad Square (an estimated 65 parking spaces). 4. The western side of Laurel Lane between Southwood Drive and Orcutt Road (65 spaces). 5. The re- striping of Higuera Street between Marsh and High Streets. This is the aftemative that would change four lanes to two lanes. He stated that the Bicycle Committee did not make a recommendation on Santa Barbara Street because it was tied 5.5. A total of 11 projects are included. Mayor Dunin asked for public commeft Jamie Lopes. 2230 Exposition and speaking on behalf of the committee, urged the Council support of all the recommendations. City Council Meeting Page 7 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Mayor Dunin felt there should be some type of environmental report on these recommendations and that a survey be provided for actual usage by bicyclists. Mayor Dunin opened the public portion of the meeting. Jim Merkel, 392 Pismo St, provided a brief slide presentation. He was concerned about including Marsh and Higuera as additional projects that the Bicycle Committee did not make recommendation on. Beth Young spoke in support of bike lanes at Grand, Santa Rosa and California. Gary Felsman. 2234 Santa Ynez, spoke in support of bike lanes. Pat Veesart. 1517 Hansen Lane, spoke in support. Arnold Volnv. #2 Aero Vista Place and part owner of Pacific Home, was opposed to removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street. Mike Wilson. 1642 El Cerrito CL, also opposed to the removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street and reminded the Council that the Bicycle Committee vote was a tie of 5-5. Geoff Bradley, 1421 A Osos St, read a letter into the record and spoke in support of bike lanes. Matthew Roberts. 1231 Sydney St. and owner of property near Grand and Mill, was opposed to t removal of parking in that area. Steve Pipkin, 286 Higuera, also opposed to the removal of parking on recommendation #a. Eva Uran 4320 S. Higuera #6, supported all of the City and staff recommendations. Helen Bates. 175 Foothill, was concerned about the removal of parking near Tassajara to the City limits. Tom Welliver, 424 Foothill, supported part of the recommendations. Eliminating west of Tassajara he felt was good but felt it should be extended all the way to Ferrini. Roy Hanff, 569 Lawrence Dr., concerned about taking parking off any of these areas and thought it was too expensive. Jack Farris. 2015 Santa Barbara and owner of Farris Lighting, was against removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street. David Maksoudian. 1960 Santa Barbara and owner of S & S Automotive, opposed to the removal of parking on Santa Barbara. Joe Guidetti, 1960 Santa Barbara, concerned about traffic and parking; he was opposed to the removal of parking spaces. Randy Davis. 1534 Osos St., spoke in support of the bike recommendations. 1 City Council Meeting Page a Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Randy Knight. 1281 17th, Los Osos and representing the Sierra Club, spoke in support of the committee and staffs recommendations. Bovin Rambuski spoke in support of bike lanes. Cal Massey spoke in support of the business interests and was opposed to the cost of the bike lanes. Charles Allen. 3730 S. Higuera #3, spoke in support of the bike recommendations. Leon Maksoudian, 622 Couper Dr., spoke in opposition of removal of parking on Santa Barbara Street. Sandi Siaurdson. 665 Buchon St. and Business Manager of ECOSLO, spoke in support of the bike recommendations. David Friend. 555 Ramona Dr., opposed. 9:00 P.M. Mayor Dunin declared a recess. 9:15 P.M. City Council reconvened; all Councilmembers present Paul Keating. 1645 Hansen, spoke in support of the bike recommendations. Joanne Kreisa. 189 San Jose Court, spoke in support. Patrick Sumbarsome spoke in support. Brett Cross. 1217 Mariners Cove, spoke in support. Steve Raria. 1998 Santa Barbara and representing Daylight Gardens, was concerned about the loss of parking. Melinda Bradford, 1741 Nipomo St #B, spoke in support of the recommendations. Tom Fulks. Regional Ridesharing Program Coordinator, spoke in support. Paul Allen. 191 Luneta Dr., spoke in support. Julie Milsao. Regional Ridesharing Coordinator, spoke in support. Chuck Malinowski. 1217 Peach SL, spoke in support. Suzanne Smith, 1957 Santa Barbara, spoke in opposition. Matt R. Wall. 584 Patricia Dr., was opposed to spending $75,000 for a study. He offered to donate his time as a professor at Cal Poly. He was opposed to the Foothill recommendation. Lane Souza, 1319 Kentwood Dr., spoke in support. 1 Michael McNamara. 390 Higuera, spoke in opposition to the proposal for Foothill and Santa Barbara. City Council Meeting Page 9 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Doyle Griffith. 1951 Santa Barbara, also opposed. Russell Hodin. 1951 Santa Barbara St., opposed the bike recommendations for Santa Barbara St. Kenneth Brooks, business owner on Santa Barbara, was opposed. He fell that the street needed to be widened. Richard Palmer. 1855 12th St, Los Osos, spoke in support Dann Perkins. 890 B Pacific St and President of the Cycling Club at Cal Poly, spoke in support. Rob Strong. One Buena Vista and former Community Development Director, spoke in support Amy Shore. 1536 Garden St., spoke in support. Matthew Guiffrida, 1533 Phillips Lane, spoke in support of the bike lanes. David Morrow. Air Quality Control District, spoke in support. After discussion, moved by Raooa /Roalman.to adopt the proposed bike lanes as referred to in the staff report Items 2 -6 and 8-11 which would exclude Santa Barbara and Foothill Blvds. Motion carried unanimously (5-0). Moved by Ranea /Roalman to approve Area #1 which was Foothill Blvd. Motion carried (41, Mayor 1 Dunin voting no). Moved by Raoaa /Roalman to approve Santa Barbara Street. Motion carried (3-2, Councilmembers Reiss and Mayor Dunin voting no). Moved by Raooa /Roalman to adopt Resolution No. 8010 to approve the program budget, concur with Community Development Director's environmental determination to grant negative declarations for the Foothill Blvd., Higuera, Santa Barbara and Laurel Lane projects, and directed the Finance Department to carry over unexpended capital improvement funds earmarked for bicycle improvements from the 1989 -91 Financial Plan to implement the programs. Motion carried (3-2, Councilmembers Reiss and Mayor Dunin voting no). Councilman Reiss stated that he could not support it because of negative declaration on Santa Barbara Street He would like to -have this program evaluated over the next year with hard numbers coming back including progress reports. Mayor Dunin concerns were that he did not feel that the businesses could sustain the loss of parking in their area and it would be too detrimental to the community. It was sending the wrong message to the businesses. He would like to see additional surveys regarding the usage of bicycles. Moved by Roalman /Raooa to direct the Bicycle Committee and Engineering staff to evaluate and recommend bike paths for Higuera and Marsh Streets with report back to Council. Motion carried unanimously. Upon general consensus, staff was directed to contact Dr. Wall as to his availability to provide a survey of bike usage. 1 L J� City Council Meeting _ Page 10 Tuesday, May 5, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING 2. MIXED USE ZONE (File No. 463) Council held a public hearing to consider a Planning Commission recommendation to add a mixed - use zone to the Zoning Regulations (CR1538). Moved by Roalman /RagpI to continue this issue without discussion to the next available Regular meeting due to lack of time. 3. LOS NOMADAS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY (File No. 482) Council held a public hearing to consider the City's possible role as lead agency for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a 705 acre recreational planned development known as °Los Nomadas° located at 450 Orcutt Road. Moved by Roaiman /Raooa to continue this item without discussion due to lack of time to the available Regular meeting. 11:40 P.M. there being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Dunin adjourned the meeting to Monday May 11, 1992 at 12:00 Noon in the Council Hearing Room to discuss the Circulation Element. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 6/16/92 PV:cm ROLL CALL Councilmembers MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO MONDAY, MAY 11, 1992 - 12:00 -2:00 P.M. COUNCIL HEARING ROOM, CITY HALL - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 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; Wayne Peterson, Acting Public Works Director; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director; Harry Watson, Transit Manager; Terry Sanville, Principal Planner