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10/17/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 1995 - 6:30 p.m. Page 2 2. Conference with Labor Negotiator - Drua /Alcohol Testing (pursuant to Government Code 1 § 54957.6) Agency Negotiators: Employee Organizations: Council discussed negotiations. Ann Slate Wendy George SLOCEA Mid - Management Firefighters 6:55 p.m. Mayor Settle declared a recess to convene in open session in the C ll Chamber, where a public report of the action taken in closed session w as iven. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: dr i" Cctdon, Acting City Clerk MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 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; John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; John Moss, Utilities Director; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Bill Statler, Finance Director; Diane Reynolds, City Clerk Secretary Jeff Jorgenson. City Attorney, requested Council add a Closed Session, concerning urgent anticipated litigation, to the end of the agenda. (General Consensus) Mayor Settle presented a Proclamation to Theresa Barber and Maureen Titus of the San Luis Obispo Dental Hygiene Association recognizing October 1995 as National Dental Hygiene Month Theresa Barber and Maureen Titus explained the Association's activities this month, presented dental gifts to and thanked the Council. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C.I. Michael Lacey. SLO, presented a petition from residents of Lincoln and West Streets opposing any traffic flow restrictions on Chorro Street that would cause increased vehicular 1 1 1 1 I City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. traffic on Lincoln and West Streets. Page 2 P.C.2. Christine Mulholland. SLO, asked Council to agendize "predevelopment" consideration for the Perfumo Creek Homes and Emerald Hills projects. After discussion, staff directed to schedule study session. P.C.3. Richie Ray Walker. SLO, expressed concern over the theft of pylons from the City's raised crosswalks. P.C.4. Pat Veesart, SLO, expressed concern over the La Lomita proposal and the fact that it has come before Council again. Discussion ensued. CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Williams /Smith to approve the Consent Agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer; motion carried (5 -0). C -1 COUNCIL MINUTES Council considered the minutes of: Tuesday, October 3, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Moved by Williams /Smith to waive oral reading and approve minutes as amended; motion carried (5 -0). C -2 REGIONAL NETWORK CONSORTIUM (File No. 179) Council considered supporting City collaboration with other governmental agencies in developing regional computer networks and information technology infrastructures through participation in the Regional Network Consortium. Moved by Williams /Smith to adopt Resolution No. 8460 supporting participation in consortium; motion carried (5 -0). C-3 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX AGREEMENT (File No. 1151) Council considered accepting an agreement with the County of San Luis Obispo on property tax revenues and annual tax increment for the Goldenrod Annexation (4380 Broad Street). Moved by Williams /Smith to adopt Resolution No. 8461 accepting agreement; motion carved (5-0). C-4 HOLIDAY TRANSIT FOOD FARE PROGRAM (File No. 544) Council considered the 1995 Food Fare Program waiving fares in exchange for food donations by passengers during the week of Saturday, December 9 through Friday, December 15, 1995. Council Member Dave Romero requested clarification on whether food donations would be "canned" only, or would include "prepackaged." Staff responded that they would follow SLORTA's lead. Moved by Williams /Smith to approve 1995 Food Fare Program; motion carried (5 -0). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS L.R.I. Council Member Dodie Williams reported that she attended the Joint Cities -County School District Advisory meeting this week; the topic was Youth and Children's Services in the county. City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. A video is available for Council review. Page 3 LR.2. Council Member Kathy Smith reported that she met with the Visitors' and Conference Bureau to address with them the concerns that arise when tax dollars are invested in a membership -based organization. Also, she attended an Economic Summit Conference at Cuesta College where she learned about the many agencies existing in local communities that perform various services. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. PARKING FINE INCREASE (File No. 557) Council held a public hearing to consider a request by Residents for Quality Neighborhoods (RON) to raise the existing $10.00 parking fine for violations related to parking in a residential permit area without a permit to between $30.00 and $35.00. 1 Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director, reviewed the agenda report. Dodie Williams ask Mr. McCluskey to address the issue of a letter from Ray Nordquist that questioned the non - collection of parking fines. Mr. McCluskey stated that fines are being collected. Mayor Settl e opened the public hearing. Ray Nordauist. Chairman of Residents of Quality Neighborhoods, supported the increase in parking fines to $20.00. Tom Kay. SLO, supported the increase in parking fines proposal and would like to see parking on 1 lawns fined $20.00. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. After discussion, moved by Romero /Roalman to introduce Ordinance No. 1285 to print amending Section 10.64.030 (Parking Fines) of the Municipal Code to authorize setting of fines for parking violations to be established by resolution; motion carried (5 -0). Moved by Romero/Roalman to adopt Resolution No. 8462 increasing parking fines to $20.00 for all residential parking permit districts; motion carried (5-0). Council Member Romero requested staff report to back to Council with an evaluation of the fine increase on the neighborhood parking enforcement program. This report will be presented at the Mid -year Budget review. 2. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TRANSITION PLAN (File No. 607) Moved by Smith/Williams to continue this item to a date certain; Tuesday, November 7, 1995; motion carried (5 -0). COMMUNICATIONS Comm. 1. Mayor Settle requested Council approval to place an item on the November 21 agenda to amend Council Policies and Procedures, that would allow individual Council members to place items on the agenda. (General Consensus) Comm. 2. Mayor Settle asked the Council if the Cal Poly Student Liaison Committee could use the Trolley for downtown Homecoming Parade. Council rejected the request due to time and policy constraints. City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 t Comm. 3. Jim Gardiner, Police Chief, reported on the progress of the Homeless Services Center, and the progress on the programming component. Comm. 4. Council Member Kathy Smith reported that Council received a communication from Carla Saunders regarding minutes of July 19, questioning the lack of certain words in the minutes that Kathy Smith had used in the motion with regard to the positions of the Natural Resources Manager and Economic Development Manager. Council moved to amend the minutes of July 19, 1995. (General Consensus) Comm. 5. Vice Mayor Dave Romero reported that Council received a letter from David Moore, the owner of property that was badly flooded this past year. Mr. Romero expressed concern that more money be budgeted for new drainage projects. To be considered at Mid -year Budget Review. Comm. 6. Council Member Dodie Williams reported that she attended the swearing -in of the Americorp program and expressed her support of the program. Comm. 7. Mayor Settle attended the weekend Fire Program and indicated that Bob Neumann, Fire Chief, will bring to the Council a proposal that would make the top of Terrace Hill a helicopter emergency landing site during wild fires. BUSINESS ITEMS 3. LA LOMITA RANCH PROPOSAL (File No. 465) Council approved tabling this item indefinitely, at the request of the proponent. (General Consensus) 4. REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION (File No. 517) Council considered a report regarding regional water management and proposed strategies; appointment of Council and staff representatives, and alternates, to the Regional Water Management Committee. John Moss. Utilities Director, reviewed the agenda report; he agreed with Pat Veesart's letter to the Council that stated an environmental representative should serve on the Committee. Council Member Kathy Smith questioned how agricultural appointments were made to the Committee. Mr. Moss stated that the Committee was ad hoc and recommend that the Committee itself appoint the environmental representative. Eric Greening. Atascadero, recommended that the Council apply for membership, but with the caveat that it should be a planning group, not an incipient JPA. Pat Veesart, SLO, agreed with Mr. Greening's opinions. After discussion, moved by Romero/Roalman to 1) receive report; 2) conceptually approve the recommended strategy outlined in the staff report; and, 3) appoint Mayor Settle and Council 1 Member Dave Romero as representatives, and John Moss and Gary Henderson as alternates to the Regional Water Management Committee. The City will request that an environmental representative be appointed as well; motion carried (5 -0). S. BIA PARKING COMMITTEE STATUS REPORT (File No. 554) City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 Council considered a verbal update from the City Administrative Officer concerning the BIA Parking ' Committee meeting of October 12, 1995. John Dunn. CAD, summarized his report concerning the staff meeting with BIA Parking Committee. Mike Spangler. Chairman of the Parking Committee, stressed the necessity of speeding up the time line on the new parking garage. John French. SLO, urged the Council to push ahead quickly and thoughtfully with the parking program. Deborah Holley, BIA, stated that the lack of parking has escalated and she looks forward to the upcoming study session. Moved by Williams /Smith to 1) receive verbal update; and, 2) direct staff to schedule a future joint City Council -BIA Board of Directors study session to further review these Issues and other Board concerns; motion carried (5 -0). After discussion, Council directed staff to schedule the study session as soon as possible. 8:55 p.m. There being no further business to come before the City Co c/il Mayor Settle adjourned the meeting to November 7, 1995 at 7:00 p.m., i Counc" C APPROVED BY COUNCIL: ,e , Xlqwtondon , Acting City Clerk dr CLOSED SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1995 - 9:00 P.M. 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: Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney A. Conference with Legal Counsel — Anticipated Litigation (pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(c) Initiation of Litigation (pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(c)): one case. Council considered anticipated litigation; no action was taken. 9:12 p.m. Mayor Settle declared a recess to convene In open session in the Council Chamber, where a public report of the action taken in closed session was given. City Council Meeting ' Tuesday, October 17, 1995 - 9:00 p.m. Page 2 APPROVED BY COUNCIL: ' Aim Cndon, Acting City Clerk dr MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1995 - 9:00 A.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: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Diane Reynolds, City Clerk Secretary; Mike ' McCiuskey, Public Works Director, Bill Statler, Finance Director; Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Keith Opalewski, Parking Division Manager BIA Members Present: Pierre Rademaker, Mark Furia, Steve Gilreath, Mike Spangler, Pam Copeland, PeterTerhune, Correne Cotta, Terri Westrope, Eva Young, Gray Ghan STUDY SESSION 1. DOWNTOWN OFFICER Jim Gardiner. Police Chief, introduced the Downtown Officer, Tim Hedges. Tim Hedges gave an overview of the downtown patrol program which included patrolling Mission Plaza and Garden Street 2. PARKING Council held a study session to consider the October 12, 1995 staff meeting with the Business Improvement Association Parking Committee regarding downtown parking. John Dunn. CAO, reviewed the main topics of the meeting of October 12, 1995 set forth in his memo of October 16, 1995. ' Mike Spangler. President of the BIA Parking Committee, spoke on the serious lack of parking. In the downtown, the importance of commercially intensifying the downtown area, and the Enterprise Fund concept Peter Terhune. BIA President, stated that there was some confusion within the BIA regarding the location of the new parking structure, and now that the issue had been resolved, the BIA is looking forward to working with City staff.