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11/14/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. December 31, 1995. Page 2 Moved by Romero /Smith to accept the Gift Deed; motion carried (4 -04; Council Member Roalman absent). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS There were no Council Liaison Reports. BUSINESS ITEMS 1. RAILROAD BIKE PATH PROPERTY ACQUISITION (File No. 168) Council considered entering into a contract for the purchase of 13.89 acres from the Southern Pacific Railroad in the amount of $731,900 to provide a bicycle and pedestrian pathway. Mike McCluskey. Public Works Director, reviewed the agenda report. After discussion, moved by Romero/Williams to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract for purchase of the property; motion carried (4-0-1; Council Member Roalman absent). STUDY SESSION 2. AMBULANCE CONTRACT (File No. 725) Council considered a report regarding alternatives for ambulance operations within the City. Bob Neumann, Fire Chief, Viv Dilts. Administrative Assistant, and Dave Redel. Fire Captain, presented the history of the ambulance system and outlined the four alternatives before the Council this evening. Mayor Settle asked for public input. Jeff Hamm, County Administrative Analyst, stressed the County's concern with Alternative #3, a Fire Department based transportation system, due to potential conflicts and said that the County could support Alternative #2, private provider -based transportation with cost reimbursement to the Fire Department. C Bob Fuller. Executive Vice President of San Luis Ambulance Service, said according to his calculations the figures proposed by the Fire Department would result in a net loss of $24,000 the first year and that San Luis Ambulance would welcome a private /public partnership (Alternative #2). Bob Wilkinson. President of the City Fire Fighters' Association, supported Chief Neumann's recommendation that Alternatives 3 and 4 be developed. Gary Fowler, a resident of San Luis Obispo, said both the City and San Luis Ambulance provide excellent service though he felt there were too many emergency personnel responding to emergency calls and urged Council to look at where cost recovery will be coming from. Dennis Murray, San Luis Ambulance, stated that the alternative of the fire-based transport could ' put San Luis Ambulance out of business and ten to fifteen people could lose their jobs, and said he did not agree with the reimbursement figures presented by the Fire Department. Mayor Settle returned the discussion to the dais. City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 Moved by Romero/Williams to direct staff to further develop Alternatives 3 & 4 and continue to consider Alternative 2; motion carried (4-0-1; Council Member Roalman absent). BUSINESS ITEM 3. MODIFICATION TO MARSH STREET CONTRACT (File No. 9532.520.552) Consideration of a contract modification on the Marsh Street project to replace the 17 stamped concrete crosswalks with thermoplastic crosswalks; and expend the money saved by applying paving blankets on adjacent downtown streets. This item was withdrawn and not discussed. Council Member Smith, for the record, expressed concerns regarding political maneuvering by two Council Members attempting to put this item on the agenda without approval of a Council majority, and possible favoritism of individuals with political clout. She also stated that she had read the California Code of Regulations and it was her judgement that her ownership of the Garden Street Inn did not represent a conflict of Interest in relation to this project. PUBLIC HEARING 4. APPEAL OF BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION (File No. 407) Public hearing to consider an appeal by Elaine Simer of a determination by the Chief Building Official that a transient occupancy use, including an existing residential structure and an additional one to be moved onto the property located at 1292 Foothill Boulevard, must comply with requirements of the California State Building Code disabled handicap accessibility. Ms. Simer withdrew her appeal prior to the meeting. Moved by Romero/Williams to accept withdrawal of the appeal; motion carried; (4-04; Council Member Roalman absent). Comm. 1. Council Member Williams said that she and Council Member Smith would be presenting their report on the City Clerk position to the Council at their meeting of December 5, 1995. Comm 2. Mayor Settl e communicated his concerns about the Unocal Avila Beach clean -up and the contamination that might result at the Unocal property which is within the Airport Annexation area. Comm. 3. Mayor Settle suggested that Council keep in mind the months of April or May of 1996 for a follow -up meeting with North County on the Nacimiento Water Project Comm. 4. Mayor Settle suggested that the December 19, 1995 meeting be cancelled unless something of significant consequence arises. (General consensus.) Comm. S. Mayor Settl e shared correspondence from the Channel Counties Division of the League of California Cities concerning vacancies on the Employment Relations and Environmental Quality subcommittees. Comm. 6. Mayor Settle announced that the League of Women Voters would be celebrating their 75th anniversary on Saturday, November 18, 1995, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the City/County Library. City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 1995 -7:00 p.m. Page 4 8:55 p.m. There being no further business to come before the Council, Mayor Settle adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, November 21, 1995 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: Kim Condon, Acting City Clerk kc MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1995 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBER - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Council Members Kathy Smith, Dodie Williams, Vice Mayor Dave Romero and Mayor Allen Settle Absent: Council Member Bill Roalman City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Ken Hampian, Assistant. City Administrative Officer; Kim Condon, Acting City Clerk; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Tom Baasch, Chief Building. Official; Bob Neumann, Fire Chief. Report on Action Taken in Closed Session: Jeff Jorgensen. City Attorney, reported that Council had met in Closed Session re: Sunset Auto Sales v. Cit t of San Luis Obispo and the Bowden- Lal-oma Adobe. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C.I. Nima Niakan, representing the Cal Poly ASI, asked Council If there were any volunteer projects that students can get involved in. He was referred to Recreation Director Paul LeSage. P.C.2. Heidi Hill of the California Public Interest Research Corporation (CALPIRG) asked Council to endorse the Anti- Corruption Act of 1996 which calls for the reform of State laws regarding . campaign contribution and expenditure laws. CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Williams/Romero to approve the Consent Agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer, motion carried (4-0-1; Council Member Roalman absent). C1. LEASE AGREEMENTS SLO LITTLE THEATRE AND SLO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM (File No. 851) Council considered lease agreements with San Luis Obispo Children's Museum and San Luis Obispo Little Theatre. Moved by Williams /Romero to: 1) approve the "Agreement for Lease of Property at 1010 Nipomo Street" (A- 19- 95-CC) with San Luis Obispo Children's Museum; 2) approve the "Agreement for