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09/19/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 C -1 COUNCIL MINUTES Council considered the minutes of: Friday, August 25, 1995 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 1995 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Moved by Roalman/Romero to waive oral reading and approve minutes as amended; motion carried C -2 ANNUAL STATEMENTS OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES (File No. 9662.542.552) Council considered annual statements of revenues and expenditures from water and wastewater impact fees for 1994 -95. Moved by Roalman/Romero receive and file annual statements; motion carried (5 -0). C-3 FIREFIGHTERS' MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (File No. 624) Council considered a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Obispo Firefighters' Association for the period July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1997. Moved by Roalman/Romero to adopt Resolution No. 8456 approving the Memorandum of ' Agreement; motion carved (5-0). C-0 LEAGUE CONFERENCE VOTING DELEGATE (File No. 362) Council considered designating Mayor Settle as voting delegate to the League of California Cities Annual Conference, and Vice Mayor Romero as alternate. Moved by Roalman/Romero to approve designation; motion carried (5 -0). C-0 STOP SIGN POLICY (File No. 533) Council considered establishing a policy for installing stop signs. Moved by Roalman /Romero to adopt Resolution No. 8457 establishing policy and direct the Public Works Department to implement it; motion carried (5-0). C-0 PUBLIC SAFETY & FINANCIAL SERVICES EVALUATION (File No. 203) Council considered a Request for Proposal (RFP) for public safety and financial management system evaluation and selection services. Moved by Roalman/Romero to approve RFP and authorize the CAO to award the contract if the best overall proposal is within budget; motion carried (5-0). C -7 OPEN SPACE IMPLEMENTATION (File No. 462) Council considered a contract in the amount of $20,000 with the San Luis Obispo County-Land Conservancy for Open Space Implementation. Moved by Roalman/Romero to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute contract; motion carried (54)• City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 C-8 ECOSLO CONTRACT (File No. 484) Council considered a two -year agreement with ECOSLO in the amount of $20,500 for fiscal year 1995 -96 and $21,100 for fiscal year 1996-07 for the operation of the Environmental Center. Moved by Roalman/Romero to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute agreement; motion carried (5-0). C -9 AREA AGENCY ON AGING (File No. 1012) Council considered endorsing the County's application to the California Dept of Aging to form a separate Area Agency on Aging. Moved by Roalman/Romero to adopt Resolution No. 8458 endorsing the County's application; motion carried (5 -0). C40 DOWNTOWN PHYSICAL CONCEPT PLAN (File No. 418) Council considered the Bi- annual Planning Commission review of the Downtown Plan. Moved by Roalman /Smith to concur with Planning Commission recommendations to: 1) continue discussion with property owners to identify feasible improvement projects; 2) modify the plan to show the Court street parking lot redeveloped with a substantial public park/plaza with any mixed - use building as incidental to the park; 3) add a footnote to property development standards to indicate that additional setbacks may be required to comply with provision of adopted City plans; and, 4) continue to review all capital improvement projects for consistency with the Downtown Plan and include plan implementation in the Capital Improvement project; motioned carried 3-2 (Council Members Romero and Williams voting no). C -11 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (File No. 242) Council considered a Planning Commission report finding that the 1995 -97 Capital Improvement Plan is in conformance with the General Plan. Moved by Roalman/Romero to 1) receive and file Planning Commission report; 2) determine that the 1995 -97 Capital Improvement Plan is in conformance with the General Plan; and, 3) direct staff to bring the Montalban Street Bridge Project to the Council for review and consideration of neighborhood issues, prior to the preparation of detailed plans and specifications, and environmental review; motion carried (5-0). C -12 PUBLIC ART PROJECT (File No. 478) Council considered a Cultural Heritage Committee recommendation that the City Council Initiate a Chinatown public art project in connection with the Palm Street Public Parking Garage, and authorize the use of up to $10,000 from the Parking Fund to fund the project Deborah Holley. BIA Administrator, opposed the use of parking funds for the Chinatown Public Art project Moved by Roalman/Romero to 1) initiate project; and, 2) refer funding of project of BIA Parking Committee for review; motion carried (5 -0). C -13 JENNIFER STREET DESIGN SERVICES (File No. 94-03A) Council considered additional design services for the Jennifer Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 Moved by RoalmanfWilliams to 1) approve amendment No.1 to the agreement for "Design Services: Jennifer Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, Specification No. 94-03A" with RRM Design Group, Inc. in the amount of $29,740; 2) authorize the Mayor to execute the amendment; and, 3) transfer $34,000 from the unappropriated balance of the general fund to the project account. Staff directed to work with RRM to defer design work on stairs pending Council review; motion carried (5-0). C -14 RAILROAD CAR DONATION (File No. 452) Council considered expressing support for the donation of a Southern Pacific locomotive, to be displayed at Railroad Square, and indicating a willingness to accept additional railroad Items that may become available in the future. Moved by Roalman/Romero to authorize the Mayor to send a letter expressing support; motion carried (5-0). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS There were no Council Liaison Reports. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT (File No. 457) Council held a public hearing to consider a Cultural Heritage Committee recommendation that the City designate a portion of the downtown the "Chinatown Historic District." Jeff Hook. Associate Planner, summarized the agenda report. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. There were no speakers. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. After discussion, moved by Smith/Williams to establish district with amended boundaries as recommended by Vice Mayor Romero; motion carried (5 -0). 2. AFFORDABLE HOUSING AMENDMENTS (File No. 425) Council held a public hearing to consider a recommendation by Planning Commission to revise the City's affordable housing incentives and standards. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. There were no speakers. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. After discussion, moved by Roalman/Williams to 1) introduce Ordinance No. 1282 to print amending the Municipal Code to revise the City's affordable housing incentives and standards; and, 2) direct staff to initiate an amendment to the Housing Element for consistency with State law with regard to term of housing affordability; motion carried (5 -0). City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 3. ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVATION GUIDELINES (File No. 457) Council held a public hearing to consider Cultural Heritage Committee recommendation to adopt Archaeological Resource Preservation Guidelines. Moved by Romero/Smith continue this item to Tuesday, October 3, 1995; motion carried (5-0). 4. HAZARDOUS WASTE COST RECOVERY (File No. 706) Council held a public hearing to consider a new Chapter 8.32 of the Municipal Code for the purpose of the recovery of costs related to hazardous waste or substance spills, releases and other incidents. Viv Dilts, Fire Department Administrative Assistant, presented the agenda report. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. No one wished to speak. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. Moved by Williams /Smith to introduce Ordinance No. 1283 to print; motion carried (5-0). 5. TRIP REDUCTION (File No. 556) Council held a public hearing to consider adopting a Trip Reduction and Travel Demand Ordinance as required by the 1994 Congestion Management Program (CMP) in accordance with State Government Code § 95089 and 95089.3. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. No one spoke. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. After discussion, moved by Romero/Smith to introduce Ordinance No. 1284 to print; motion carried COMMUNICATIONS Comm. 1. Council Member Roalman reported that he had met with Mystic Krewe of Carnival regarding PCC funding and suggested that a Council Subcommittee be appointed to work with Mystic Krewe. Mayor Settle nominated Council Members Roalman and Williams who agreed to serve. BUSINESS ITEMS 6. NORTH COUNTY WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES (File No. 517) Council considered a presentation from the North County Council on water management strategies for north San Luis Obispo County. John Moss. Utilities Director, reviewed the report before Council tonight. Supervisor Harry Ovitt said he was presenting the report on behalf of Steven Martin, Chairman of the North County Council, whose earlier correspondence to Council indicated his own council meeting in Paso Robles precluded his attendance here this evening. Mr. Ovitt reiterated Mr. City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 Martin's wish that the City of San Luis Obispo take the lead in working with the North County and approve the alternate water management policies proposed by the NCC and delay the process to complete the transfer of the Salinas Dam. Mayor Settl e asked for public comment. Sharon Ostman, San Luis Obispo, suggested specific controls be placed on water regarding levels of radiation. Eric Greening. Atascadero, was thankful for the staff recommendation to postpone seeking the property transfer until all the information is on the table and that the Environmental Impact Reports on Nacimiento and Salinas Dam are being done in tandem. Pat Veesart, San Luis Obispo, expressed concern about the City raising the Salinas Dam and said he would like to see cooperation between the City and North County focused on the Nacimiento Project. Phil Ashley. a City resident, recalled that the Environmental Quality Task Force's vision document recommended the City should not proceed with the Salinas Reservoir Expansion, Nacimiento Pipeline or water re- use/water supply projects until draft environmental impact reports for all projects were available for consideration, and he supported Nacimiento as the most environmentally acceptable. Pete Cagliero , a North County farmer, opposed raising the Salinas Dam expansion and wanted to see a coordinated effort between North County and the City of San Luis Obispo for a future water stategy. Bill Engels, Templeton Community Services District Board Member and a member of the North County Council Executive Committee, said he would like to see the City go forward with the Nacimiento Project. Herman Schwartz, Paso Robles grape grower, supported the North County Council's presentation and urged Council to move forward to resolve water strategies. Debby Sullivan, York Mountain Road, had very serious concerns about the safety of the Salinas Dam expansion and favored coordinated efforts for the good of all. Mayor Settle returned the issue to Council. Mayor Settle asked that the record reflect Supervisors Bud Laurent and Harry Ovitt, Ken Weathers, Vice Mayor Romero, himself and several other people had met with four representatives from Monterey County, including the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, to clarify water rights, and issues associated with the Nacimiento Reservoir. He added that correspondence would be generated from this meeting as a reaffirmation of the understandings reached. After discussion, moved by Romero/Roalman to direct staff to prepare an analysis of the proposal for Council consideration; motion carried (5-0). Moved by Romero/Smith to direct staff to defer presentation of the Salinas Dam Property Transfer Agreements to the County Board of Supervisors until such time as the EIR for the expansion project is complete; motion carried (5 -0). Moved by Romero/Roalman to direct staff to recommend appropriate strategies for continued development of the Salinas Reservoir Expansion Project; motion carried (5-0). Moved by Romero/Williams that the City indicate its willingness to meet with North County for furtherance of a mutual interest in water development and establish a Council subcommittee or representative; motion carried (5 -0). J Supervisor Ovitt assured Council he would communicate the Council's actions regarding future City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 7 meetings to North County Council Chairman Martin. 1 7. MARSH STREET PAVING PROJECT - PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK (File No. 95-32) Council considered the Marsh Street Paving Project - Pedestrian Crosswalk, Specification No. 95- 32. After discussion, moved by Roalman/Williams to direct staff to proceed with laying conduit but defer foundation work at this time; motion carried (5 -0). 8. WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP (File No. 102) Council considered sponsoring workshop "Changing the Maps - Creating Better Cities for Living." Mayor Settle asked for public comment. Amy Shore. ECOSLO, encouraged Council to sponsor the workshop. Mayor Settle returned discussion to the dais. Moved by Roalman /Smith to approve sponsorship; motion carried 41 (Council Member Romero voting no). Mayor Settle asked the Council if they wished to hold a Study Session immediately following the regular meeting of October 3 in order to consider a report on water supply. Council enthusiastically concurred on holding the study session at their meeting of Tuesday, October 3, 1995. 9:21 p.m. There being no further business to come before the City Council M r Settle adjourned the meeting to September 27,1995 at 7:00 p.m., Morro Bay Communi � ter, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay. / APPROVED BY COUNCIL: / Kim,CondoqLAssistant City Clerk KC:dr 7