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02/14/1995MINUTES JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TASK FORCE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1995 - 1:30 P.M. CITY HALL - COUNCIL HEARING ROOM - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: . Council Members Present: Council Members Bill Roalman, Kathy Smith, Dodie Williams, Vice -Mayor Dave Romero and Mayor Allen K. Settle Absent: None City Staff: Present: Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Kim Condon, Assistant City Clerk; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director; John Mandeville, Long Range Planner; Glen Matteson, Associate Planner; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director, John Moss, Utilities Director Jeff Jorgensen. City Attorney, reported that Council met in closed session to discuss Public Employee Performance Evaluation and Conference with Labor Negotiator. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C. 1 David Greening, Atascadero, complimented the City for providing the agenda information board on Palm Street, but expressed concern that a Special Called meeting of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments on February 15, 1995 at 1:00 P.M. had not been properly noticed. Council Member Roalman announced that meeting had been cancelled due to lack of appropriate notice. Vice Mayor Romero explained that although we do post SLOCOG agendas, it is only as a courtesy and proper posting is the responsibility of that legislative body. CONSENT AGENDA C -1 COUNCIL MINUTES Council considered the minutes of: Tuesday, January 17, 1995 at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, January 17, 1995 at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 21, 1995 at 8:30 a.m. Moved by Romero/Smith to waive oral reading and adopt minutes; motion carried (5-0). City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 14, 1995 -1:30 p.m. Page 2 C-2 SONIC CABLE FRANCHISE (File No. 143) Consideration of adopting a resolution declaring the City's intention to grant a 15 -year franchise to Sonic Cable Leasing Corporation and setting a public hearing for March 7, 1995. Moved by Romero/Smith to adopt Resolution No. 8391 declaring the City's intention to grant franchise and setting a public hearing for March 7, 1995; motion carried (5-0). Mayor Settle adjourned to the joint study session with the Environmental Quality Task Force (EQTF). STUDY SESSION ROLL CALL: Council Members: All present. Environmental Quality Task Force Present: Phil Ashley, David Chipping, Jan Clucas, Ken Haggard, Richard Krejsa, Carla Saunders, Eve Vigil and Chair Kurt Kupper 1 Absent: Jim Merkel, Tom Ruehr, and Richard Schmidt 1. JOINT CITY COUNCIL/ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TASK FORCE STUDY SESSION (File No. 485) The City Council and the Environmental Quality Task Force .(EQTF) held a joint study session in order to have discussion preparatory to the EQTF submission of their vision document and in order for the EQTF to receive additional Input from the Council concerning major goals to be utilized during the preparation of the upcoming City budget. EQTF Chair Kurt Kupper thanked the Council for having the study session and encouraged the Council to complete their debate with the EQTF on the critical issues in the Land Use and Circulation Elements. Dr. David Chipping. Task Force Member, gave an overview of the EQTF's Final Report through the use of overheads and slides of various areas of the City, expressing the Task Force's environmental concerns. The EQTF urged the Council to establish political control and develop a Joint Powers Memorandum Of Understanding with the County and landowners to protect the greenbelt or consider annexation as a means of managing the green belt around the City. Dr. Richard Kresia, Task Force Member, said there was an inequity in the economic, social and environmental triangle and that a sustainable future was first contingent upon a healthy environment. He outlined the three major goals that the EQTF was urging the Council to adopt. The Environmental Quality Task Force expressed their desire that an in -house person be assigned to environmental issues on a half -time basis and asked Council to look at this issue as one of their goals during the budget review process. City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 14, 1995 -1:30 p.m. Page 3 After discussion, moved by Roalman/Smith to adopt EQTF Goal #1, "Inventory, prioritize and fund the acquisition of Open Space, while continuing inventories of natural resources within the City, the urban reserve line and the greenbelt area," as a top priority; motion carved (5-0). Moved by Roalman/Smith to adopt EQTF Goal #2, "prepare and begin implementation of natural resource Protection Plans, including the adoption of a creek setback ordinance which incorporates adequate capability for flood and habitat protection, as a top priority; motion carried (3 -2; Council Member Williams and Vice Mayor Romero voting no). Moved by Smith/Roalman to adopt Goal #3, "To promote public awareness of the City's natural resources" just outside of the major goals category; motion carried (4-1; Vice Mayor Romero voting no). Mayor Settle thanked the EQTF for their exceptional efforts on this project COMMUNICATIONS Comm 1. Mayor Settle said he had received a request from the Mozart Festival to have their banner up the second week. Council agreed to put this item on a future agenda. (General consent) Comm. 2. Mayor Settle asked the Council if the Council could begin their meeting on March 14 at 8:00 p.m. in order to allow him and the Vice Mayor to attend an event at 7:00 p.m. (General consent) Comm. 3. Vice Mayor Romero brought the Council's attention to an error in the "Council Notes" dated February 10, 1995 regarding a miswording pertaining to the bike lane clean -up on Sacramento Drive. Staffs intention was to indicate that bike lanes would not be installed on that portion until Sacramento is extended to Orcutt at some future date. Comm. 4. Vice Mayor Romero said that the issue of bike lanes on Southwood Drive still needs to be addressed and requested that staff come back with a review of this item at some future meeting. (General consent) 3:58 PM there being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayo � a adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, February 21, 1995 at 6:00 p.m. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: Assistant City Clerk :kc 1