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03/07/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 6, 1995 -10:45 a.m. Page 2 Council Member Williams called the meeting to order at 10:45 a.m. The following candidates were interviewed: 10:45 a.m. - Dan Krieger 11:00 a.m. - Victoria Wood 11:15 a.m. - Dennis Howland 11:30 a.m. - Alice Loh 12:45 a.m., there being no further business to come before the Council Subcommittee, Council Member Williams adjourned the meeting. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: :klc MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1995 - 7:00 PM CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Absent: City Staff Council Members Bill Roalman, Kathy Smith, Dodie Williams, Vice -Mayor Dave Romero and Mayor Allen Settle None Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Diane Gladwell, City Clerk; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Ken Hamplan, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director;Bob Neumann, Fire Chief; Paul LeSage, Recreation Director; John Moss, Utilities Director PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C.I. Wanda Strassbura, of San Luis Sourdough, thanked Council, staff and Ken Hamplan for their roles in preventing San Luis Sourdough from expanding their operation outside San Luis Obispo. The company mascot presented bagels to the Council. P.C.2. Jeff Wanner stated the installation of the traffic- calming crosswalk at the comer of Chorro and Mission Streets had been delayed. ' P.C.3. Carol Tangeman spoke about the need for traffic calming on Chorro Street. P.CA. Steve Boyer spoke about increasing traffic on Chorro Street. City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 7, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Romero/Smith to approve the Consent Agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer with the exception of C-3 and C-4; motion carried (5-0). C4 COUNCIL MINUTES Council considered the minutes of: Tuesday, January 24, 1995 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February 7, 1995 at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February 7, 1995 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February 14, 1995 at 1:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 14, 1995 at 1:30 p.m. Moved by Romero/Smith to waive oral reading and approve minutes; motion carried (5 -0). C -2 1994/95 TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT CLAIM (File No. 1155.1) Council considered approving the 1994 -95 annual claim for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funding totaling $913,584. Moved by Romero/Smith to adopt Resolution No. 8397 approving the 199495 annual Transportation Development Act and authorize the Transit Manager to execute claims; motion carried (5 -0). C-0 BICYCLE LANE STRIPING PROGRAM (File No. 9418) Council received notification that contingency funding will be fully expended and considered a request for supplemental contingency funding in the amount of $30,332 to completely cover the various bike lane cost increases. Mike McCluskev Public Works Director, reviewed alternatives and past direction given for Southwood Drive. Mike Momensen. Director of the YMCA, stated they wanted parking the west side of the street Moved by Smith/Roalman to approve the redesign of bike lanes on Southwood Drive between Laurel Lane and Sinsheimer Park to allow parking on the west side of Southwood Drive (bike lanes on both sides), and authorize supplemental contingency funding in the amount of $30,332 from funds already available in the Completed Projects Account; motion carried (5 -0). C-0 SOLID WASTEIRECYCLING CONSULTING SERVICES (File No. 524) Council considered approving a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Solid WastelRecycling franchise consulting services in the amount of $40,000. John Moss. Utilities Director, reviewed the revised staff recommendation and community impacts of the services. a City Council Meeting ' Tuesday, March 7, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 Penny Raaaa. San Luis Obispo, urged Council to approve the staff recommendation. Mary Whittlsev, San Luis Obispo, stated Council needed two opportunities for input and urged the Council to be specific. Moved by RomerolWilliams to approve allocation of $15,000 funding from the general fund for Solid Waste Consulting Services, approve the Request for Proposals for Solid Waste Consulting Services, and authorize staff to advertise and CAD to award if contract proposal is within staff estimate of $25,000; motion carried (5 -0). C-0 CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER (File No. 9412) Council considered a contract change order with Madonna Construction to add fire sprinkler laterals at specific locations on Marsh and Higuera Streets as part of the "Waterline and Seweriine Improvement Project," Specification No. 9412, and a budget amendment request to transfer $57,505 from the Fire Sprinkler Lateral Reimbursement Fund to the project account. Moved by Romero/Smith to approve Contract Change Order No. 3, and approve transfer $57,505 from the Fire Sprinkler Reimbursement Fund to the project account; motion carried (5 -0). C-0 LEGISLATIVE ACTION PROGRAM (File No. 335) Council considered establishing the City Legislative Action Program and Priorities for 1995. Moved by Romero/Smith to adopt Resolution No. 8398 establishing legislative priorities for 1995, and appoint Council Member Smith to serve as the City's delegate to the League of California Cities "City Legislative Delegate Program"; motion carried (5-0). APPOINTMENTS A -1 BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (BIA) (File No. 123) Council considered approving the appointment of five newty elected BIA Board Members whose terms expire on March 31, 1997. Diane Gladwell, City Clerk, stated Peter Terhune, Pierre Rademaker, Correne Cotta, Mike Spangler and Ann Reeves - Tolbert had been elected to the Board of Directors. Moved by Romero/Roalman to appoint Peter Terhune, Pierre Rademaker, Correne Cotta, Mike Spangler and Ann Reeves - Tolbert to the BIA Board of Directors; motion carried (5-0). A -2 ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION (File No. 123) Council considered approving reappointments to the Architectural Review Commission, one to a four year term expiring on March 31, 1999, and one to a three year term to expire March 31, 1998. Council Member Smith reviewed the subcommittee's recommendation to reappoint Woody Combrink and Ron Regier. City Council Meeting Tuesday, Mardi 7,1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 Moved by SmitlURomero to reappoint Woody Combrink to a four year term, and Ron Regier to a three year term; motion carried (5 -0). A-3 PROMOTIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE (File No. 123) Council considered approving a reappointment to the Promotional Coordinating Committee to a four year term to expire March 31, 1999, and an appointment to a three year term to expire March 31, 1998. Council MemberWilliams reviewed the subcommittee's recommendation to reappoint Dianne Long and appoint Sandy Baer. Moved by Williams /Smith to reappoint Dianne Long to a four year term, and appoint Sandy Baer to a three year tern; motion carried (5 -0). A-4 BOARD OF APPEALS (File No. 123) Council considered approving reappointments to the Board of Appeals for four yearterms to expire on March 31, 1999. Vice Mayor Romero presented the subcommittee's recommendation to reappoint Randy Rea and Robert Stevens. Moved by Romero/Williams to reappoint Randy Rea and Robert Stevens to four year terms; motion carried (5-0). A-0 PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION (File No. 123) Council considered approving reappointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission; one for a three year term to expire March 31, 1998, and one to a four year term to expire on March 31, 1999. Vice Mayor Romero presented the subcommittee's recommendation to reappoint Wendy Pyper and Ron Regan. Moved by Romero/Williams to reappoint Wendy Pyper to a three year term, and Ron Regan to a four year term; motion carried (5-0). A-6 MASS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (File No. 123) Council considered approving a reappointment to the Mass Transportation Committee to a four year term expiring on March 31, 1999. Vice Mayor Romero presented the subcommittee's recommendation to reappoint Walter Vance. Moved by Romero/Williams to reappoint Walter Vance to a four year term to serve as disabled representative as stipulated by the MTC bylaws; motion carried (5 -0). 1 City Council Meeting ' Tuesday, March 7, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS C.L.R.1. Council Member Smith reported on California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) earthquake preparedness program attended by Council Members and staff. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS (File No. 542) Council held a public hearing to consider requests from the public regarding new, expanded or modified transit services. Mike McCluskey. Public Works Director, reviewed the process. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing open. Blair London, 4436 Sunflower Way, stated busses were late frequently and schedules never accommodated for rain delays or large crowds. Route 5 was always late. Dorothy Sham, 1105 Laurel Lane #4, spoke about lifts being broken and not repaired. Benny Martin. 899 Mission, complained about the discontinuation of bus service on Chorro. Laura Morgan, 3000 Augusta #249, spoke in opposition to delays and required transfers to reach the Senior Center from Judson Terrace. Louie Scogains, San Luis Obispo, requested a direct bus to the Senior Center, stating it was unsafe for seniors to cross the street to transfer buses. Lenore Lowy. 721 Johnson, stated wheelchair lifts were not always properly operated. Mike Bambaum, San Luis Obispo, urged the formation of a County Transit District, with the goal to combine SLOCOG, CCAT, and other regional transit boards. Gloria Pautz. 371 Lincoln, asked Council to reconsider the elimination of bus service on Chorro St. Mayor Settl declared the public hearing closed. Council discussed new schedules and bus service on Chorro Street. No action was required; staff will analyze requests using the City's adopted definitions of "unmet transit need" and reasonable to meet" and will return to Council with recommended findings. 2. NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT (File No. 422) Council held a public hearing to consider amendments to the zoning regulations, including regulating the use of furniture, vehicles, equipment and other items In street yards, limit paving in front yards, requiring maintenance of fences, and allowing limited RV camping in driveways, to improve and simplify enforcement procedures. City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 7, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 Arnold Jonas. Community Development Director, reviewed requirements, including the compromise reached on pavement percentages. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing open. Ray Nordguist. Chair of Residents for Quality Neighborhoods (RON), stated the ordinance was needed to combat blight created by absentee landlords and dilapidated houses. RQN was unhappy with the 72 hour restriction and requested landscaping and building maintenance requirements. Henry Case, representing the Alta Vista Area Neighborhood, stated he did not approve of Recreational Vehicle (RV) parking in residential areas. Patrick Newbold, 876 Vendable Street, spoke in support of the ordinance, requested a landscape maintenance requirement, and stated Rvs should not be stored in residential areas. John Dunn. Sr., spoke about RVs in residential areas. Lee Burkett. 1304 Oceanaire, spoke in support of RV storage restrictions. Roy Hanff. 569 Lawrence Dr., spoke in opposition of the proposed ordinance. Mac McCullar. 2907 Johnson Ave., spoke in support of storing Rvs in residential areas. Richard Schmidt, 112 Broad St, expressed concern about violation of civil liberties and stated the ordinance was unworkable for small homes. Madi Gates, 125 Serrano Heights, asked Council to defer paving restrictions. Jim Gates. 125 Serrano Heights, spoke in support of the proposed ordinance. Ernest Triple. 3477 Sequoia Dr., supported 'RV parking in residential areas. Harold Miller. 1740 Lee Ann Court, stated the ordinance was unnecessary. Pete Evans. 2040 Rachel Street, spoke against the proposed ordinance. Lam Wright. 515 Lawrence Drive, stated the ordinance was too restrictive. Lam Jones. San Luis Obispo, opposed restrictions on RV parking. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing closed. Council discussed exceptions for outdoor furniture and RV parking language. Rob Bryn. Zoning Enforcement Officer, stated the existing code had been interpreted as not allowing RV storage in yards; the main change in the proposed ordinance was reducing the expense to enforce current regulations. Council discussed enforcement provisions, legal issues, and paving restrictions. 1 City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 7, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 Moved by Williams /Smith to introduce Ordinance No. 1277 as amended (Section 4, strike "72 hours ", insert "seven days ", add "access" before "easement or sidewalk. "; §17.17.040 (A) strike "waste haulers, garbage cans, recycle bins, barbecues'; (B) add "Building" before "Materials "; (0) add "unless exempted in D6 below" after "items.'; (132) add "Building" before "Materials'; §17.17.050 strike "40 %" insert "50 % ", add "not to exceed 26 feet wide" after "front yard "; §17.17.070 add "visible from the public right -of -way" after "missing material. ") concurring with the negative declaration of environmental impact and amending the zoning regulations to clarify and expand existing regulations and to improve and simplify enforcement procedures, based on findings listed in this report; motion carved (5 -0). 10:05 PM Mayor Settle declared a recess. 10:20 PM Council reconvened, all Council Members present 3. LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT - SWAZEY STREET (File No.) Council held a public hearing to consider a request for a lot line adjustment where the resulting lots have a depth less than the minimum depth required by City subdivision regulations; Scott Lathrop, applicant. Arnold Jonas. Community Development Director, reviewed the request. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing open. Scott Lathrop, applicant, stated his request was necessitated by a change in ownership. Pete Evans, 2040 Rachel Street, expressed concern that the lot line adjustment. would lead to development of the property. Mayor Settl e declared the public hearing closed. Moved by RomeroWilliams to adopt Resolution No. 8399 approving the lot line adjustment subject to the recommended findings and one condition; motion carried (5 -0). 4. SONIC CABLE RENEWAL (File No. 143) Council held a public hearing to consider renewing the franchise agreement with Sonic Cable Television of San Luis Obispo for a term of 15 years. Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, reviewed the past negotiation process. Deb Hossii. Assistant to the City Administrative Officer, gave an overview of the proposed franchise agreement Mayor Settle declared the public hearing open. Brad Brown. 475 Pacific Street, made several recommendations for implementation of the Public Education and Government (PEG) access channel. Hank Alberts. 644 Pacific #107, requested opportunities for independent producers. City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 7, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 8 LaVerne Schneider. 1356 Marsh Street, spoke in opposition to the 15 year term. Roy Hanff. San Luis Obispo, opposed the 15 year term, and stated Senior Citizens needed a discount. Clyde Hostetter, 48 Los Palos Drive, spoke about proposed Federal legislation. Mayor Settle declared the public hearing closed. Council discussed the impact of deferring the franchise renewal and expressed regret that they were not able to provide a low- income discount. Moved by Romero/Roalman to introduce Ordinance No. 1278 to print granting a fifteen year franchise agreement; motion carried (5 -0). COMMUNICATIONS COMMA. Council Member Smith requested the 25th Anniversary of Hotline of SLO County be agendized (general consent). COMM.2. Mayor Settle stated that Vice Mayor Romero and staff met with representatives from other jurisdictions to set the agenda for the joint meeting in Paso Robles on April 11th at 7:30.p.m. COMM.3. Council Member Williams requested March 18th be proclaimed as Paul Spangler Day (general consent). COMMA. Council Member Williams requested further discussion of the Highway 41 vote; consensus was reached to bring back a discussion of the process by which Council representatives vote on regional bodies. COMM.S. Mayor Settle expressed congratulations to San Luis Obispo High School and Mission Preparatory for their CIF Championship BUSINESS ITEM 5. COUNCIL GOAL PRIORITY RECONSIDERATION (File No. 233) Council considered a request by Council Member Smith to reconsider the priority for an earlier established Council Goal C.5, "Expand the Economic Development Program." Council Member Kathy Smith'outiined her proposal. Bill Thoma. President of the Chamber of Commence, spoke in support. John Belsher, representing the Business Coalition, offered assistance in implementing the program. Moved by Smith/Williams to move goal C.S, "Expand the Economic Development Program," to the major City goals category, and incorporate the proposal from Council Member Smith into this program; motion carried (4-1, Council Member Roalman voting no).