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01/23/2001MINUTES STUDY SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2001 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBER, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Council Members Jan Howell Marx, Christine Mulholland, Ken Schwartz, Vice Mayor John Ewan, and Mayor Allen K. Settle All Council Members were present. City Staff: Present: Ken Hampian, City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Lee Price, City Clerk; Wendy George, Assistant City Administrative Officer; John Moss, Utilities Director; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Tim Bochum, Deputy Public Works Director; Keith Opalewski, Parking Manager; and Mary Kopecky, Assistant City Clerk ICLOSED SESSION CONFERENCE REGARDING PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.8 1 Property: Negotiation Parties Negotiation: Hays- Lattimer Adobe 642 Monterey Street City of San Luis Obispo: Neil Havlik Property Owner Representatives: Kathleen Vargas Whether to Negotiate/Acquire City Attorney Jorgensen announced the Council authorized further negotiations. PUBLIC COMMENT Sifu Kelvin Harrison reported that since 1992 many establishments within the community have discriminated against him. City Council Meeting Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 7:00 p.m. C1. CONSENT AGENDA Page 2 ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Mulholland to adopt Resolution No. 9145 supporting the Governor of California's request to reduce energy consumption and the City's commitment to ongoing energy conservation; motion carried 5:0. STUDY SESSION PARKING AND DOWNTOWN ACCESS PLAN (PDAP). Public Works Director McCluskev and Principal Transportation Planner Sanville presented an overview of the PDAP. Public Comments: Dave Romero and Brett Weaver support increased parking in the downtown. Stan Rvington, Ron Tilley, Eugene Jud, Jean Seav, Mark Schafer, Brett Cross, and Richard Lee do not support increased parking in the downtown and asked Council to consider other alternatives. Bill Storm asked Council to consider parking structures that are more accessible to the disabled. Debra Holley, Downtown Association Administrator, urged Council not to raise fees and to allow the Downtown Association Parking and Access Committee to review proposals. Mike Spangler, Downtown Association Member, urged Council to simplify the PDAP. John French, pondered how the PDAP will be affected by the County's recent decision to increase their offices in the downtown. ---end public comments— Council discussion followed. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to direct staff to return within 90 days with recommendations for proceeding with the following PDAP implementation activities, after seeking input from the Downtown Association: • Eliminating the maximum charge limit for garage parking. • Reducing free parking in garages from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. • Providing transit pass subsidies for downtown employees. • Advertising the availability of preferential parking spaces in garages for car pools and provide sufficient spaces to meet demand. • Considering an increase parking fines for overtime violations. Motion carried: 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to include as part of the request to return to Council in 90 days, direct staff to provide recommendations on the next tier of implementation U City Council Meeting Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 activities. Council further directed postponing a decision on triggers and targets until a decision has been made on the Marsh Street Garage expansion and more is known regarding other plans in the downtown such as County Government building plans and the Chinatown Court/Court Street project; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Settle/Ewan to direct staff to add, "Increasing the in -lieu parking fees charged to new development to better reflect the cost of downtown parking," to the PDAP implementation activities, but to bring this item back to Council within 120 days; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to direct staff that as part of any PDAP that focuses on the downtown, a secondary effort should be made to expand the Parking Demand Reduction Activities citywide; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to direct staff that the issue of paying for the Parking Demand Reduction Measures out of the Parking Fund be brought back to the Council in 90 days as part of the initial PDAP implementation activities and discussed in the Fiscal Impact section of the staff report; motion carried 3:2 (Settle, Schwartz). Mayor Settle reported that at a recent meeting of mayors he learned that the United States Navy is planning to use Fort Hunter - Liggett as a target range. ACTION: Moved by SchwartrJEwan to direct staff to prepare a resolution protesting the use of Fort Hunter - Liggett as a bombing range; motion carried 5:0. ' Council adjourned to a closed session at 10:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Settle adjourned the meeting at 10:20 p.m. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 2/6101 MK:dr 1 Mary Cope y Assistant ty Clerk 1 I.J MINUTES STUDY SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2001 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBER, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Council Members Jan Howell Marx, Christine Mulholland, Ken Schwartz, Vice Mayor John Ewan, and Mayor Allen K. Settle All Council Members were present. City Staff: Present: Ken Hampian, City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Lee Price, City Clerk; Wendy George, Assistant City Administrative Officer; John Moss, Utilities Director; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Tim Bochum, Deputy Public Works Director; Keith Opalewski, Parking Manager; and Mary Kopecky, Assistant City Clerk CLOSED SESSION CONFERENCE REGARDING PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.8 Property: Negotiation Parties: Negotiation: Hays- Lattimer Adobe 642 Monterey Street City of San Luis Obispo: Neil Havlik Property Owner Representatives: Kathleen Vargas Whether to Negotiate /Acquire City Attorney Jorgensen announced the Council authorized further negotiations. PUBLIC COMMENT Sifu Kelvin Harrison reported that since 1992 many establishments within the community have discriminated against him. City Council Meeting Page 2 Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 7:00 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA C1. SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA'S REQUEST TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND THE CITY'S COMMITMENT TO ONGOING ENERGY ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Mulholland to adopt Resolution No. 9145 supporting the Governor of California's request to reduce energy consumption and the City's commitment to ongoing energy conservation; motion carried 5:0. STUDY SESSION PARKING AND DOWNTOWN ACCESS PLAN (PDAP). Public Works Director McCluskey and Principal Transportation Planner Sanville presented an overview of the PDAP. Public Comments: Dave Romero and Brett Weaver support increased parking in the downtown. Stan Ryington, Ron Tilley, Eugene Jud, Jean Seay. Mark Schafer, Brett Cross, and Richard Lee do not support increased parking in the downtown and asked Council to consider other alternatives. Bill Storm asked Council to consider parking structures that are more accessible to the disabled. Debra Holley, Downtown Association Administrator, urged Council not to raise fees and to allow the Downtown Association Parking and Access Committee to review proposals. Mike Spangler, Downtown Association Member, urged Council to simplify the PDAP. John French, pondered how the PDAP will be affected by the County's recent decision to increase their offices in the downtown. —end public comments — Council discussion followed. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to direct staff to return within 90 days with recommendations for proceeding with the following PDAP implementation activities, after seeking input from the Downtown Association: • Eliminating the maximum charge limit for garage parking. • Reducing free parking in garages from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. • Providing transit pass subsidies for downtown employees. • Advertising the availability of preferential parking spaces in garages for car pools and provide sufficient spaces to meet demand. • Considering an increase parking fines for overtime violations. Motion carried: 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to include as part of the request to return to Council in 90 days, direct staff to provide recommendations on the next tier of implementation I activities. Council further directed postponing a decision on triggers and targets until a decision has been made on the Marsh Street Garage expansion and more is known City Council Meeting Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 regarding other plans in the downtown such as County Government building plans and the Chinatown Court/Court Street project; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Settle /Ewan to direct staff to add, `Increasing the in -lieu parking fees charged to new development to better reflect the cost of downtown parking," to the PDAP implementation activities, but to bring this item back to Council within 120 days; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to direct staff that as part of any PDAP that focuses on the downtown, a secondary effort should be made to expand the Parking Demand Reduction Activities citywide; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to direct staff that the issue of paying for the Parking Demand Reduction Measures out of the Parking Fund be brought back to the Council in 90 days as part of the initial PDAP implementation activities and discussed in the Fiscal Impact section of the staff report; motion carried 3:2 (Settle, Schwartz). Mayor Settle reported that at a recent meeting of mayors he learned that the United States Navy is planning to use Fort Hunter - Liggett as a target range. ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Ewan to direct staff to prepare a resolution protesting the use of Fort Hunter - Liggett as a bombing range; motion carried 5:0. Council adjourned to a closed session at 10:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Settle adjourned the meeting at 10:20 p.m. Mary K ec Assistant City Clerk APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 216/01 MK:dr L