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02/21/1995CLOSED SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1995 - 6:00 PM 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 Settle Absent: None City Staff Present: Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer A. CONFERENCE WTH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) Agency Negotiator: Bill Avery Employee Organization: San Luis Obispo Firefighters' Association 6:45 PM Mayor Settle declared a recess to open session in the Council ChamberizYAihere� a public report of the action taken in closed session would be given. j APPROVED BY COUNCIL: ian ladyr� 1, City Clerk DRG:jsb U MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1995 - 7:00 PM CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 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 Settle Absent: None City Staff ' Present: Diane Gladwell, City Clerk; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; John Moss, Utilities Director City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney, reported that Council had met in Closed Session with labor negotiator Bill Avery and the SLO Firefighters' Association. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C.1. Evelyn Talmadge spoke about dangerous traffic congestion on the comer of Pismo Street and Johnson Avenue. P.C.2. Gary Fowler urged the City and ECOSLO to clean trash from Prado Road, and spoke about the risks of accidents from bike lanes on the southeast side of Marsh Street. Jack Gatz. Chair of the Promotional Coordinating Committee presented highlights of the 1995 Promotional Program, including the "A World Apart" promotion provided by Bame% Cox and Associates. An appearance was made by Mardi Gras committee members with an invitation to participate in the festivities. CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Romero/Williams to approve the Consent Agenda as recommended by the City 1 Administrative Officer with the exception of Item C-6; motion carried (5-0). C-1 ZONE 9 AGREEMENT (File No. 591) Council considered an agreement between the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Zone 9 and the City of San Luis Obispo for Streambed Clearing Program, Giant Reed Eradication Program, and Streambed Improvement Program for 1994195. Moved by Romero.11iams to 1) Approve Agreement No. A -06 -96-CC between San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Zone 9 and the City of San Luis Obispo for Streambed Clearing Program, Giant Reed Eradication Program and Streambed Improvement Program; 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement, and 3) Approve the amendments to the budget which bring the 1994195 budget into conformance with the Zone 9 agreement; motion carried (5 -0). C -2 POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION MOA (File No. 625) Council considered approving the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the San Luis Obispo Police Officers' Association for the period July 1, 1994, through June 30, 1996. Moved by Romero/Williams to adopt Resolution No. 8392 approving the MOA; motion carried (5-0). C-3 ORCUTT ROAD GENERAL PLAN AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS (File No. 463) Council considered giving final passage to an ordinance amending the zoning map for three lots on the comer of Femwood Drive and Orcutt Road from Medium - Density Residential (R -2) to City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 Medium -High- Density Residential (R-3); City of San Luis Obispo, applicant (Continued from 2/7/95.) Moved by Romero/Williams to give final passage to Ordinance No. 1276; motion carried (5-0). C-0 DISASTER COST RECOVERY Council considered appropriating $423,600 In the General Fund and $205,500 in the Water Fund for the direct costs of emergency response and permanent disaster recovery from the January storms with an estimated $615,300 to be reimbursed by the FEMA/OES; the balance ($13,800) to be funded from Unappropriated General Fund ($9,200) and Water Fund ($4,600) balances. Moved by Romero/Williams to 1) Adopt Resolution No. 8393 designating the Mayor and Assistant City Administrative Officer as agents for the City for the purpose of applying for cost recovery from FEMA and DES, and 2) Appropriate $423,600 in the General Fund and $205,500 in the Water Fund for the direct costs of emergency response and permanent disaster recovery from the January storms. Of these amounts, it is estimated that $615,300 will be reimbursed by FEMA/OES; the balance ($13,800) will be funded from unappropriated General Fund ($9,200) and Water Fund ($4,600) balances; motion carried (5 -0). ' C-5 TK ANNEXATION TAX SHARING AGREEMENT (File No. 441) Council considered accepting an agreement with the County of San Luis Obispo regarding the property tax revenues and annual tax increment for the TK annexation at 154 Suburban Road. Moved by Romero/Williams to adopt Resolution No. 8394 as amended accepting the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues and annual tax increment that is required as a prerequisite to any jurisdictional change, pursuant to the Revenue and Tax Code Section 99; motion carried (5-0). C-6 ECOSLO LEASE EXTENSION (File No. 484) Council considered extending the lease with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo ( ECOSLO) for an additional six months to August 21, 1995 for a portion of the City's property located at 60 Prado Road. Council discussed operational problems and improving the cleanliness of the site. Moved by Romero/Williams to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the fifth amendment to the Lease Agreement with ECOSLO; motion carried (5-0). APPOINTMENTS A -1 APPOINTMENT TO PROMOTIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE (File No. 123) Council considered an appointment to the Promotional Coordinating Committee (PCC) to fill an unexpired tern ending 3/31196. City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 Council Liaison Subcommittee Members Williams and Smith recommended the appointment of Deborah Holley. Moved by Williams/Smith to appoint Deborah Holley to the Promotional Coordinating Committee; motion carried (5-0). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS C.L.R.1. Council Member Roalman reported the outcome of a SLOCOG "supervote" for the Highway 41 project in Atascadero as 6-5 -1 (motion was lost; the project was not rated as highest priority). As the City of SLO's representative, he had voted against the project being rated as highest priority. C.LR.2. Mayor Settle stated the City had received the Helen Putnam Award from Governor Wilson, at which time he explained the City's position opposing unfunded State mandates, and said the Brown Act should apply to the State Legislature. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. TRACT 2135 -1105 TANK FARM ROAD (File No. 410) A. EXCEPTION TO CONDOMINIUM REGULATIONS Council held a public hearing to consider a request for an exception to the condominium 1 regulations requirement for solar water heaters for 84 dwelling units to be developed on the comer of Tank Farm Road and Brookpine; Farm Road-San Luis, L.P., applicant. Arnold Jonas. Community Development Director, explained the alternatives available and the applicant's request. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing open. Bob Fowler, representing the applicant, supported the staff recommendation. Cheryl Nostrom stated she had performed a study on solar water heaters, and they could be included in the project. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing closed. Council discussed providing affordable housing. Moved by RomeroWilliams to adopt Resolution No. 8395 approving the exception with a condition that plumbing for solar water heaters be installed; motion carried (4-1, Council Member Roalman voting no). Council discussed providing alternatives to solar water heaters to project applicants. Moved by Romero/Smith to direct staff to return with amendments to the condominium regulations to allow alternative energy -saving techniques; motion carried (4-1, Council Member Roalman voting no). City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 B. FINAL MAP APPROVAL Council considered giving final map approval for Tract No. 2135 (Units 1 & 2) at Tank Farm Road and Brookpine Drive. Moved by Williams/Romero to adopt Resolution No. 8396 giving final map approval for Tract No. 2135 (Units 1 & 2); motion carried (5 -0). COMMA. Council Member Smith requested reconsidering the ranking of the budget goal for a pro- active economic development program at the March 7 meeting (consensus). COMM.2. Assistant City Administrative Officer Hampian suggested the Froom Ranch/Madonna discussion be held on March 21 (consensus), and stated the business visitation program on Thursday had been rescheduled to 11:00 a.m. BUSINESS ITEMS 2. HOMELESS SERVICES CENTER (File No. 1046) Council considered endorsing the concept plan for the use of City-owned property at Prado Road 1 for interim use as a homeless services center for at least five years. Jim Gardiner. Police Chief, provided a history of the working committee and overview of the proposed facilities. Bill Thoma, President of the Chamber of Commerce, offered volunteer labor to assist in the relocation, stating this was one of the highest priority projects for the Chamber. Tom Norwood, Co- Director of the People's Kitchen, stated that they anticipated being able to expand their services after the move. Kurt Kupper, ECOSLO Director, stated the site was windy, and expressed concerns about theft and the inability to expand their operations. Dick Warren, representing the Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless, expressed their desire to build additional programs for the homeless center. Lark Jursek, San Luis Obispo, expressed concerns for parking availability. Will Alexander, 30 El Mirador, congratulated the collaborative work. Council discussed the timing of program implementation, community involvement and the future process. Moved by Smith/Romero to 1) Endorse the concept plan for the use of City-owned property located 1 on Prado Road for interim use as a homeless services center, 2) Direct staff to work with involved agencies and service groups,. and 3) Direct staff to bring final proposal and agreements back to the City Council for final approval; motion carried (5 -0). City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. 3. TOURIST SIGNAGE (File No. 428) Page 6 Council considered approving the concept, as recommended by the Promotional Coordinating Committee (PCC), of placing a visitor sign at the southerly entrance to the City. Bill Pype r representing the PCC, presented the proposed project, stating the Botanical Gardens had offered to landscape the sign for free. Council discussed illumination, which was clarified as external, and other uses for promotional funds. Jesse Norris. San Luis Obispo, supported the sign and expressed concern about directing motorists to use the Marsh Street exit. Moved by Williams/Romero to 1) Approve the concept of placing a visitor sign at the southerly entrance to the City; 2) Advise the PCC to use the proposed design as a general design guideline for sign development; andi 3) Authorize staff to cant' out the sign project using the $20,000 currently available in the City's promotion budget; motion carried (4-1, Council Member Roalman voting no). 4. SAUNAS RESERVOIR EXPANSION PROJECT (File No. 1104) Council considered the Salinas Reservoir Expansion Project strategy for proceeding with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and other related issues. John Moss, Utilities Director, and Gary Henderson, Water Division Manager, stated the three major issues were water rights, the transfer of facility ownership and certification of the EIR. They reviewed the phased strategy for implementation. David Broadwater. Atascadero, supported the staff recommendation to delay the project until the mitigations are determined. Charles Pritchard, Carrisa Plains, discussed problems in implementing the project, and recommended including all participants in the process. Eric Greening, Atascadero, supported the staff recommendation. Tom Mora. Atascadero, spoke of depleted water reserves and expressed concern that raising the level of the dam would affect the natural flow of the Salinas River. Debbie Sullivan. Templeton, described various water resource Issues. Robert Williams. Cal Poly student, stated a group of six students were writing a mock proposal regarding endangered species impacted by the proposal, and expressed concerns that the mitigations proposed to date were vague. Bob Miller. Templeton, expressed concerns with salt water intrusion, and urged people to put all wells into production. John Tannehill, San Miguel, stated that agriculture along the Salinas River had pre- emptive rights and stated the live stream agreement had not been faithfully administered. 1 7 1 City Council Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 Paul Viborg. Paso Robles, stated that many people depended on the Salinas River for their livelihood. Moved by Williams/Roalman to 1) Endorse the proposed strategy for proceeding with the Salinas Reservoir Expansion Project, and 2) Direct staff to develop a formal amendment to the Woodward - Clyde contract for Phase ill; motion carried (5-0). 9:55 PM there being no further business to come before the City Council, Ma or,S'ettre adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, February 28, 1995 at 7:00 PM in the Council ChpmberC APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 'Dia'ne R Gladwell,�City Clerk DRG:jsb MINUTES COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1995 - 5:00 PM CITY HALL - PERSONNEL CONFERENCE ROOM - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Subcommittee: Council Members Kathy Smith and Vice Mayor Dave Romero Architectural Review Commission Chair: Curtis Illingworth Council Member Smith called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. The following candidates were Interviewed: 5:00 P.M. - Woody Combrink 5:15 P.M. - Ron Regier 5:30 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council Subcommittee, Council Member Smith adjourned the meeting. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: :klc MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1995 - 7:00 PM CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 1 ROLL CALL: