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02/03/2001MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2001 — 8:30 A.M. LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM, 995 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 City Staff: Present: Ken Hampian, City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Lee Price, City Clerk; Wendy George, Assistant City Administrative Officer; John Mandeville, Long Range Planning Manager; Tom Baasch, Chief Building Official; Ron Whisenand, Development Review Manager; Bill Statler, Finance Director; Ann Slate, Human Resources Director; Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Bob Neumann, Fire Chief; John Moss, Utilities Director; Gary Henderson, Water Division Manager; Tim Bochum, Deputy Public Works Director; Wayne Peterson, City Engineer; Paul LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director; Linda Asprion, Revenue Manager, Carolyn Dominguez, Accounts Payable Manager; Neil Havlik, Natural Resources Manager; Shelly Stanwyck, Economic Development Manager 2001 -03 FINANCIAL PLAN: COUNCIL GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP CAO Hampian provided a brief introduction. Finance Director Statler presented the Five Year Fiscal Forecast. Don Maruska, Facilitator, summarized the goal of the workshop and explained the process. Public Comments: Jeff Zimmerman. President of SLO Firefighters Association, requested another firefighter be stationed at Fire Station Three due to the increased call load. Bette Kulp urged the Council to provide more funding for sidewalk improvements. Hank Alberts, ACLU, cautioned the Council that there will be consequences if the Council does not form a citizen oversight committee for public safety complaints, a goal he suggested at the January community forum. Linda McElver, President of the Canaries Foundation, recommended programs for chemical free city parks and public areas; an ordinance preventing any chemical trespass on citizens' property; and, funding for chemical -free accessibility for the Homeless Center, hotel rooms, and public meetings/facilities. City Council Meeting Page 2 Saturday, February 3, 2001 – 8:30 A.M. Eric Greening, Atascadero resident, supports written comments by Richard Schmidt, Sandi Segurdson, Ann Ream, Hank Alberts and Linda McElver (all on file in the Office of the City Clerk). Cliff Swanson, Cal Poly, asked the Council to consider the establishment of an endowment for the Performing Arts Center, or other long -range solution, for ongoing support (see letter on file in the Office of the City Clerk). John Spatafore. President of the Youth Sports Association, asked the Council to adopt of a goal of acquiring and constructing two lighted ball fields in addition the Damon Garcia sports fields complex. Philip Novotny, resident and co -owner of Bob's Trailors, requested that the railroad bike path be considered a major city goal. Pam Marshall Heatherington requested that the Dalidio property be designated as open space for the purpose of preserving groundwater rather than be developed for commercial retail. Richard Schmidt Friends of the Farm, a new citizens organization that seeks green and open space along the Los Osos Valley Road corridor, spoke in opposition to developing the McBride and Dalidio properties and requested they be preserved as open space. Patricia Wilmore, SLO Chamber of Commerce, encouraged the Council to consider projects that will improve sales tax base. Randy Brion, Executive Director of the PAC Foundation, asked Council to make securing the PAC's future a goal. He stated that Council should not miss a major opportunity to mobilize non -city money by tapping into private funds. Linda McElver stated that maintaining the railroad may have an impact on chemically disabled citizens living in the area. ---end of public comments — Review Goals by Category Don Maruska. Facilitator, assisted the Council with an informal discussion of sixty -four candidate goals. The Council formulated 27 goal statements. Council also referred to staff .a review of how water is allocated. Utilities Director Moss indicated that this could be done during the Urban Water Management Plan Update. Council directed staff to review and enforce the creek setback policy. Staff to also look at the possibility of grant funds for Parks & Recreation Commission to dole out for sports/recreational. At 1:15 p.m., the Mayor called a break for lunch. At 2:15 p.m. the Council reconvened to review the modified candidate goals. Individual members of the Council then completed written ballots ranking the goals. Staff tabulated and presented the results, attached as Exhibit A. ACTION: Moved by Settle/Ma rx to designate the top fifteen goals as Major City 1 Goals; motion carried 4:1 (Mulholland). City Council Meeting Saturday, February 3, 2001 — 8:30 A.M. Page 3 ACTION: By mutual agreement, Goals #16 -21 were designated as "other important goals" and Goals #22 -27 were designated as "address as resources permit"; general consent. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Ma or Settle adjourned the meeting at 4:33 p.m. to Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in t Co ncil Chamber, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 3/6/01 LP:dr C Lee Price, City Clerk