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09/12/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 12, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 ROLL CALL: 1 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; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Kim Condon, Assistant City Clerk; Paul LeSage, Recreation Director, Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, John Mandeville, Long - Range Planning Manager PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C. 1. Susan Winkle, 1450 Marsh Street, asked for solution to parking shortage around her home due to bicycle lane installation. Referred to staff. P.C.2. Astrid Gallagher. El Mirador, presented a copy of a petition containing 1260 signatures presented to the City Council two years ago requesting installation of a stop sign and crosswalk at the comer of Leff and Santa Barbara Streets. Referred to staff. 1 COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS LRA. Council Member Williams reported that she had attended a meeting of the BIA Board and summarized the issues addressed at that meeting. 1-11.2. Council Member Smith said she had attended a meeting of the County Water Resources Advisory Committee and reported they would be issuing a Request for Proposal for an update of the County Water Advisory Plan. COMMUNICATIONS Comm. 1. Council Member Williams referred to a letter from the Decemberfest Committee requesting use of the City's back -up trolley during this year's activities. Referred to staff. Comm. 2. Mayor Settle said that he had met with Dan Krieger regarding supporting the donation from Southern Pacific of a locomotive for display near the railway station, and a timeline for preservation work on the Historical Museum. Referred to staff. STUDY SESSION 1. . OPEN SPACE VALUES (File No. 462) Council continued review of the San Luis Obispo County Land Conservancy Report on open space values entitled "Saving Special Places." (Continued from July 25, 1995.) John Dunn. City Administrative Officer, said the major issues this evening would be to develop a list of priority properties and to decide how to proceed with financing. Paul Le Sage, Parks and Recreation Director, introduced the Executive Director of the Land Conservancy. City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 12, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 Ray Belknap. Executive Director of the Land Conservancy, gave an overview of the properties that had been identified by the Conservancy as available for acquisition. Brian Stark, Land Conservancy Greenbelt Project Manager, outlined the methods used by the Conservancy to make its evaluation, and identified each property as to land ownership, resource mapping, assigned value and consideration priority, and price of parcel. Mr. Belknap told Council of the importance of discussing interest in properties with several land owners at one time. Paul Le Sage said the Parks and Recreation Commission had recommended acquisition of Parcel # 6 (Morganti), #8 (Maino) and #4 (Bunnell). Scott Gregory . Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Representative, said that the Chamber was supportive of the City's efforts, but they hoped that the financing methods would not include increased fees or sales tax. Ernie Sebbv, President of the Edna Farm Center, was against expansion of the greenbelt on parcels that were so far outside the City limits. Bob Vessels asked Council to add the Bowden Adobe and the parcel next to it to the list of properties for potential acquisition. Susan Stimson -Cower said she did not want property owners to bear the financial burden of ' acquiring open space. Gary Felsman, Sierra Club, said this plan was only a first step and that funding sources still need to be established and the entire process should be in full view of the public. Amy Shore , ECOSLO, complimented the Conservancy on the excellent job they had done on the study and hoped Council would return in an open forum for further public input prior to making any acquisitions. Christine Mulholland emphasized the critical importance of a coordinated policy between the City and the County of San Luis Obispo on long -term coordinated land use policies. Loren Brown applauded the efforts of the Land Conservancy and suggested that the Council solicit input from the public on their preferences in funding sources. Phil Ashley. La Cite Court, said that saving scenery was not always synonymous with wildlife protection. After discussion, moved by Roalman/WiIliams to direct staff to begin preliminary negotiations with the Land Conservancy for parcel Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 working and, at the appropriate time, return to Council in Closed Session; motion carved (5 -0). Moved by RoalmaMNilliams to direct staff to come back to Council with a status report on the Bowden Adobe property and recommended options on acquisition at the earliest possible date; motion carried (5-0). ' Moved by Roalman/Smith to direct staff to bring back timeline for placing financing mechanisms on the November 1996 ballot; motion carried (5 -0). Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, announced that the job announcement for the Natural Resource Manager and Economic Development Manager positions were ready and the recruitment had begun. City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 12, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 9:30 p.m. There being no further business to come before the City Cafncil,,Mavor Settle adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, September 19, 1995 at 7:00 .m. i the Coun amber. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: Kirp(CondaLz istant City Clerk KC:dr MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1995 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBER - 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: Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Kim Condon, Assistant City Cleric; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director, Paul LeSage, Recreation Director, John Moss, Utilities Director, Jeff Hook, Associate Planner, Bob Neumann, Fire Chief; Viv Dilts, Fire Department Administrative Assistant; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director Mayor Settl e presented a proclamation to the Pediatric Specialists Medical Group in recognition of their program for children in need. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C.I. Klaus Schumann, Paso Robles, enumerated the dangers of the transport of hazardous waste through the County. P.C.2. Sheila Baker, San Luis Obispo, expressed concerns regarding conveyance of hazardous waste over the County's highways and railways. P.C.3. Mary Mitchell- Leitcher. San Luis Obispo, said she would be bringing an appeal before the Council on October 3, 1995, regarding deferral of fees for the demolitionlrehabilitation of the Soda Water Works. P.C.4. Eric Greening. Atascadero, reiterated fears expressed by earlier speakers regarding the transport of hazardous waste. CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Roalman/Romero to approve the Consent Agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer with the exception of C -10 and C-13; motion carried (5-0).