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04/06/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, April 4, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 Amy Shore , representing ECOSLO, requested permanent environmental staff to provide education and outreach, and reviewed the goals of the Environmental Quality Task Force (EQTF). Carla Sanders, San Luis Obispo, urged Council to acquire open space and hire a natural resources executive with expertise. Kurt Kupper, San Luis Obispo, urged Council to implement.the EQTF's recommendations. Pat Veesart, 976 Buchon Street, supported the comments made by previous speakers, and reviewed specific suggestions. Phil Ashley. 1586 La Cita Court, stated the City needed the expertise of a biologist. Moved by Williams /Romero to continue this item to Thursday, April 6, 1995 at 3:00 p.m.; motion carried (5 -0). 11:05 PM there being no further business to come before the City Council, Ma or a adjourned the meeting to Thursday, April 6, 1995 at 3:00 PM. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: lane R. Glad well" City Clerk DRG:jsb ' MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1995 - 3:00 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: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Diane Gladwell, City Clerk; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Ken Hamplan, Assistant City Administrative Officer, Bill Statler, Finance Director PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD There were no Public Comments. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT City Council Meeting Tuesday, April 6, 1995 - 3:00 p.m. There were no Council Liaison Reports. BUSINESS ITEM Page 2 1. COUNCIL GOAL SETTING FOR FY 1995 -97 (File No. 233) Council considered a review of work programs for accomplishing City Council goals for Fiscal Years 1995 -97. John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, reviewed his memorandum dated April 6, 1995. Council discussed the proposed expanded Economic Development Program and Environmental Director. Andrew Miriam, San Luis Obispo, reviewed the County consolidation and urged Council that if they did adopt an environmental position, it be located in Community Development. Dave Garth, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and registered municipal advocate, stated the status quo would be better than adopting the two positions, expressing fears that the positions would polarize City staff and the community. Bill Thoma. President of the Chamber of Commerce, stated the City did not have the land resources to attract businesses to San Luis Obispo. John Belsher, representing the San Luis Obispo Property Owners and the Business Coalition, spoke about staffing and policy issues. He proposed a business license surcharge to fund the Economic Development Coordinator position. Carla Sanders , San Luis Obispo, stated community surveys had shown they wanted to protect the environment. Christine Mullholiand, San Luis Obispo, urged Council to provide a staff member to protect natural resources. Pat Veesart, San Luis Obispo, expressed concerns about the proposed expanded economic development program and annexation. He urged funding of an Open Space Manager and biologist. Council discussed general plan implementation, staffing, and fiscal Impact issues. Moved by Settle /Roalman that the proposal adding an Environmental Resources Coordinator position reporting to the City Administrative Officer be adopted; the salary range to be determined at a later date; motion carried (3 -2, Council Member Williams and Vice Mayor Romero voting no). Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, stated that he recommended a single position be added for the Economic Development Program, and urged Council not to split the position in halves. Moved by Smith/Settle to accept and implement an expanded Economic Development Program, including a full -time professional in that role to take over duties from the Assistant City Administrative Officer to take a pro- active approach to recruit Industries; motion was lost (2-3, City 1