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03/20/2001MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2001 - 5:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBER, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Council Members Jan Howell Marx (arrived 5:12 p.m.), 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, Community Development Director; 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; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Paul LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director PUBLIC COMMENT Patricia Wilmore, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, presented the new San Luis Obispo Visitors' Guide to Council. She noted that the Visitors' Guide was produced entirely in San Luis Obispo at no taxpayer expense. Richard Schmidt expressed concerns about the length of time it will take to repair the Foothill Boulevard Bridge and noted that it is impacting traffic on Chorro and Broad Streets. He encouraged Council to install a stop sign at the corner of Murray and Broad Streets in the interim to help slow traffic. Council referred the matter to staff. CONSENT AGENDA ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Schwartz to approve the consent agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer, motion carried 5:0. C1. MINUTES OF MONDAY. FEBRUARY 26.2001 AND TUESDAY, MARCH 6.2001. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to waive oral reading and approve as presented; motion carried 5:0. C2. 2001 STREET SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, SPECIFICATION NO. 90138A. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to approve plans and specifications for 2001 1 Street Slurry Seal Project, Specification No. 90138A. 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the contract if the lowest responsible bid is within the engineer's estimate of $177,400. 4) Authorize City Council Meeting Page 2 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. transferring $55,600 from the Street Reconstruction and Resurfacing project budget to the Street Resealing project budget; motion carried 5:0. 1 C3. JOHNSON AVENUE REHABILITATION, SPECIFICATION NO. 90136. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to approve plans and specifications for "Johnson Avenue Rehabilitation." 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the contract if the lowest responsible bid is within the engineer's estimate amount of $700,000; motion carried 5:0. C4. SPRING 2001 UTILITY TRENCH REPAIR. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to approve specifications for "Utility Trench Repair — Spring 2001, Specification No. 99801" 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder within the engineer's estimate of $58,000. 4) Approve transferring $66,770 into the Utility Trench Repair project account; motion carried 5:0. C5. FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE NO. 1384 AMENDING THE WATER ALLOCATION REGULATIONS. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Schwartz to grant final passage to Ordinance No. 1384; motion carried 5:0. C6. FOOTHILL BLVD CULVERTS AT STENNER CREEK, SPECIFICATION NO. 90197. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to: 1) Direct staff to request the State to hold a load limit hearing, 2) Direct staff to continue monitoring effort, 3) Direct staff to temporarily close Foothill Blvd. if a large storm event is forecast, 4) Direct staff to close Foothill Blvd. if monitoring indicates rapid settlement and/or instability, 5) Appropriate $50,000 from the General Fund and $200,000 in grant funding for design and environmental services, 6) Authorize staff to proceed with advertising of a proposal for consultant services for environmental and design work, 7) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the design and environmental services contract if the proposal cost is within the fee estimate of $250,000; motion carried 5:0. APPOINTMENTS Al. DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to appoint Tom Swem, Lynn James, Dave Kastner, Landy Fike, Bill Walter and Bob Seeley to the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association Board.of Directors; motion carried 5:0. A2. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE. Council Member Mulholland voiced objection to the appointment of Zeljka Howard. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to appoint Zeljka Howard to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001, expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Reappoint Chuck Stevenson to a four -year tern beginning. on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, City Council Meeting ' ' Page 3 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. 2005; motion carried 3:2 (Mulholland and Marx opposed to the appointment of Zeljka Howard). A3. BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Appoint Keith Miller to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint Jean Anderson (Seay) to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 3) Appoint Mark Grayson to a two -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. A4. BOARD OF APPEALS. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Randy Rea and Bob Vessely to four -year terms to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2005. 2) Reappoint John Kellerman and Bryan Gingg to three -year terms to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2004. 3) Reappoint Randy Dettmer and appoint Greg King to two -year terms to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. A5. CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Paula Carr to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and ending on March 31, 2005. 2) Reappoint Steven McMasters to a three -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and ending on March 31, 2004; motion carried 5:0. A6. HOUSING AUTHORITY. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Jamie Daniel, tenant representative, to a two -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2003. 2) Reappoint Alice Martin, tenant representative, to a two -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2003. 3) Reappoint Steven Nelson to a four -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2005. 4) Reappoint Janet Kourakis to a four -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. A7. JOINT RECREATIONAL USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Steve Sales to a two -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2003. 2) Reappoint Rick May to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. A8. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint James Neville to a three -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint William Pyper to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. A9. PERSONNEL BOARD. ' ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Michael Harkness to a four - year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint City Council Meeting Page 4 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. Dodie Williams to a two -year term beginning immediately and expiring on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. ' A10. PLANNING COMMISSION. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Stephen Peterson to a four - year term beginning April 1, 2001 and ending on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint James Caruso to a four -year term beginning April 1, 2001 and ending March 31, 2005. 3) Appoint Michael Boswell to a one -year term to begin immediately and end on March 31, 2002; motion carried 5:0. A11. PROMOTIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint George Newland to a four - year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint Deborah Nicklas to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring March 31, 2005. 3) Appoint Greg Dillman to a one -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring March 31, 2002; motion carried 5:0. Al2. TREE COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Appoint Linda Hauss to complete Jane Worthy's unexpired term to begin immediately and end on March 31, 2002. 2) Appoint Laura Rice to a four -year term to begin April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. PUBLIC HEARINGS 2001 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. 1. Jeff Hook provided the staff report. Public Comments: Floyd Butterfield, Chair of Board of Directors of Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, spoke in support of the funding request and responded to questions from the Council. Mike Pastoreli. Founding Board Member of Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, also spoke in support of the Food Bank's grant request. Deborah Holley. Downtown Association Administrator /Friends of the Prado Day Center, spoke in favor of staff recommendations. Bob Vesley, Friends of Las Casas de Adobe, encouraged the Council to accept the recommendation of staff for funds for the Rodriquez Adobe. George Movlan. Executive Director of the SLO Housing Authority, spoke in support of requests for funding for the Womens' Shelter and Judson Terrace. He argued against funding for Peoples Self Help Housing and proposed that the $25,000 recommended for PSHH be awarded to the Women's Shelter. —end of public testimony — Council comments followed. Council Member Marx voiced objection to the use of block grant money for adobe and museum restoration. She said that while she is a fan of both, they don't address housing and homelessness and she would rather see those projects ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to adopt Resolution No. 9164 approving the 2001 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program activities and funding in the amount of $946,205, as revised by not approving $25,000 for Peoples's Self Help Housing for an affordable housing site study and adding $25,000 to the grant award for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County; motion passed 3:2 (Mulholland and Marx opposed). ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Settle to amend the previous years' CDBG programs; endorse the Urban County's Draft One -Year Action Plan, including HOME and Special Urban Projects funding; and referring back to staff the process to see how the Council can be involved sooner and to include getting input from the Human Relations Commission; motion passed 5:0. Mayor Settle called a recess at 6:20 p.m. At 7:07 p.m. the meeting resumed. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to continue the appeal of the Marsh Street Garage to the meeting of April 3, 2001; motion passed 4:1 (Schwartz opposed). PRESENTATIONS DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS. Downtown Association Administrator Deborah Holley and Downtown Association Beautification Awards Chairman Marshall Ochylski gave an overview of the Downtown Association Beautification Awards. Chairman Ochviski also presented the Chairman's Award to the City of San Luis Obispo for the retrofit of the County Historical Museum as well as the Signage Award of Excellence to Moondoggies Beach Club and Awards of Merit to Mission Grill and Wells Fargo Bank. Mayor Settle presented the Mayor's Award to Mission Office Plus. Council Member Ewan presented the Interior Remodel Excellence Award to Moondoggies Beach Club as well as Awards of Merit to Avanti and LiLi Clever Clothing and Jewelry. Council Member Schwartz presented the Exterior Remodel Excellence Award to Aaron Brothers; and Awards of Merit to Moondoggies Beach Club and Thai Palace Restaurant. Council Member Mulholland presented the Merchandising Awards to California Blond, Raingrass and Muzio's Grocery and Deli. She also presented the Awards of Maintenance to Anderson Barbershop, Karlen Design and Mother's Tavern. City Council Meeting Page 5 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. funded out of General Fund money. Council Member Mulholland agreed and proposed that the recommended amounts be moved to the Food Bank Coalition, the Women's Shelter and/or the Housing Authority. Council Member Schwartz voiced support for grant funding for preservation of the adobes. Council Member Marx suggested that a Council subcommittee be formed to consider the grant applications earlier on in the process and to make recommendations to the full Council. Vice Mayor Ewan recommended that the Council seek input from the Human Relations Commission on the grant awards. She also noted that Council Member Marx doesn't want to change the goals /priorities. Council Member Schwartz asked that Council just ask that staff bring the matter to the Council sooner in the process and confirm priorities at that time. Council Member Ewan asked if it can go to a Commission hearing before it comes to Council. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to adopt Resolution No. 9164 approving the 2001 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program activities and funding in the amount of $946,205, as revised by not approving $25,000 for Peoples's Self Help Housing for an affordable housing site study and adding $25,000 to the grant award for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County; motion passed 3:2 (Mulholland and Marx opposed). ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Settle to amend the previous years' CDBG programs; endorse the Urban County's Draft One -Year Action Plan, including HOME and Special Urban Projects funding; and referring back to staff the process to see how the Council can be involved sooner and to include getting input from the Human Relations Commission; motion passed 5:0. Mayor Settle called a recess at 6:20 p.m. At 7:07 p.m. the meeting resumed. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to continue the appeal of the Marsh Street Garage to the meeting of April 3, 2001; motion passed 4:1 (Schwartz opposed). PRESENTATIONS DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS. Downtown Association Administrator Deborah Holley and Downtown Association Beautification Awards Chairman Marshall Ochylski gave an overview of the Downtown Association Beautification Awards. Chairman Ochviski also presented the Chairman's Award to the City of San Luis Obispo for the retrofit of the County Historical Museum as well as the Signage Award of Excellence to Moondoggies Beach Club and Awards of Merit to Mission Grill and Wells Fargo Bank. Mayor Settle presented the Mayor's Award to Mission Office Plus. Council Member Ewan presented the Interior Remodel Excellence Award to Moondoggies Beach Club as well as Awards of Merit to Avanti and LiLi Clever Clothing and Jewelry. Council Member Schwartz presented the Exterior Remodel Excellence Award to Aaron Brothers; and Awards of Merit to Moondoggies Beach Club and Thai Palace Restaurant. Council Member Mulholland presented the Merchandising Awards to California Blond, Raingrass and Muzio's Grocery and Deli. She also presented the Awards of Maintenance to Anderson Barbershop, Karlen Design and Mother's Tavern. City Council Meeting Page 6 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. Council Member Marx presented the Interior Remodel Excellence Award to Mission Grill as well as Awards of Merit to Le Fandango Bistro and Gigi's Mediterranean Cafe. ' Council took item Number 3 ahead of item Number 2. 2. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MID - HIGUERA STREET ENHANCEMENT PLAN. Associate Planner Hook provided the staff report. City Attorney Jorgensen mentioned that the City had received a communication from Marty Tangeman, attorney representing Alex Madonna (letter on file in the Office of the City Clerk). He recommended that real property owned by Mr. Madonna at the terminus of Bianchi Lane, and the McNamara Realty property, between San Luis Creek and Highway 101 be retained in their current zoning and General Plan designation until such time as they are acquired or otherwise developed. Public Comments: Speaking in opposition to adoption of the Plan: Roy Parsons, President, Hayward Lumber (236 Higuera Street) Dennis Law, registered municipal advocate and attorney representing property owners of Hayward Lumber and The Tire Store Gerard L. Parsons, Secretary of the Mid - Higuera Property Owners Association Mary Beth Schroeder, 2885 Wilding Lane Jim Morabito, 214 Higuera Street (Paul's Dry Cleaning) Sabrina Ross, 175 Brooke Street Fred Ratliff, Ratliff Welding (245 Higuera Street) Dave Hite. The Tire Store (252 Higuera) Buzz Neilsen, Manager of Hayward Lumber David Nord. 200 & 208 Higuera Street Michael Taylor, Martin's Towing (207 Higuera) Raymond Hanson, 3960 S. Higuera Dave Romero. 2057 Skylark Tony Orz, Owner of Glacier Ice Co (526 South Street) Richard Ferris, 365 Branch Street (property owner 303, 295 and 283 Higuera Street) --end of public testimony— Staff responded to questions and comments. City Attorney Jorgensen advised the Council to consider modifying Page 35 of the Plan (Public Policy, Item #6) as it relates to the common parking and access way. He proposed that the language be modified to make it permissive rather than mandatory, for example: "New development between South. Street and Bianchi Lane, west of Higuera Street, shall Include a private eommen-driveway or E ntereenneeting parking le should consider providing an interior access.driveway..." Mayor Settle called a recess at 9:12 p.m. The meeting resumed at 9:20 p.m. Council Discussion ensued. The Council agreed to accept the revisions proposed by the City Attorney, as follows: 1) The enhancement plan should be modified, where appropriate, to reflect that while the long -term goal is to return the Madonna and the McNamara Realty properties between San Luis Creek and Highway 101 to an open space condition, they will be retained in their current zoning and General Plan designation until acquired or otherwise developed; and 2) Revise Item 6 on Page 35 of the Draft Plan as it relates to the implementation of a common parking and access way, and any other references in the Plan to make it permissive. City Council Meeting Page 7 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 MOTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to adopt Resolution No. 9165 which: 1) Approves the mitigated negative declaration of environmental impact; 2) Approves the Council Hearing Draft Mid- Higuera Street Enhancement Plan, as revised; 3) Amends the General Plan and initiates rezoning of the Mid - Higuera District as recommended in the Plan; motion passed 3:2 (Mulholland and Settle opposed). 3. LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT MAP WITH MINOR EXCEPTIONS TO THE SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS FOR PEOPERTY LOCATED AT 2201 LAWTON (LLA 01 -01) SCOTT LATHROP APPLICANT AND CHURCH OF CHRIST INC.. PROPERTY OWNER. Development Review Manager Whisenand provided the staff report. Public Comments: Applicant's representative Erik Justesen, RRM Design, spoke in support of the staff recommendation. Dan London, neighboring property owner, pointed out that the residences in the neighborhood are single story and inquired about what height standards would be imposed. Staff advised that the matter has not yet gone to the Architectural Review Commission. Betty Kulp, 2362 Meadow Street, asked what, if any, impacts there will be on the existing church parking lot and on the yard size of the adjacent pastor's home. Staff replied that there will be no impacts to the parking lot and no parking loss. The project will comply with all yard and setback standards. ACTION: Schwartz/Mulholland to adopt Resolution No. 9166 approving the lot line adjustment map including minor exceptions to the Subdivision Regulations, based on required findings and subject to conditions. Motion passed 5:0. 4. APPEAL OF THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION DECISION REGARDING MARSH STREET PARKING GARAGE EXPANSION. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to continue the appeal of the Marsh Street Garage to the meeting of April 3, 2001. Motion carried 4:1 (Schwartz opposed). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS Council Member Mulholland reported on the Mass Transportation Committee (MTC) meeting of March 14, 2001. Council Member Mulholland presented an update of the Student Community Liaison Committee (SCLC) meeting of March 15, 2001. Council Member Mulholland updated Council on the ad hoc committee meetings regarding long -term funding for the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Council Member Marx gave an account of the recent Zone 9 meetings. Council Member Marx announced that the Economic Opportunity Commission recognition banquet was held in Paso Robles on March 15th. Council Member Ewan distributed the latest Integrated Waste Management Association (IWMA) recycling guide. City Council Meeting Page 8 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. COMMUNICATIONS Mayor Settle reported on the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) meeting of March 15, 2001. Mayor Settle reported that an advisory petition from Cal Poly students has been received requesting that certain provisions of the new College Highlands Parking District be reconsidered. The matter was referred to staff. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Ma r the adjourned the meeting at 10:25 p.m. to Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 7 00 p.r�. in a Council hamber, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo. i Lee Price, C.M.C. City Clerk APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 4103101 LP:mk I 1 City Council Meeting Page 7 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. - MOTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to adopt Resolution No. 9165 which: 1) ' Approves the mitigated negative declaration of environmental impact; 2) Approves the Council Hearing Draft Mid - Higuera Street Enhancement Plan, as revised; 3) Amends the General Plan and initiates rezoning of the Mid- Higuera District as recommended in the Plan; motion passed 3:2 (Mulholland and Settle opposed). 3. LATHROP APPLICANT AND CHURCH OF CHRIST INC.. PROPERTY OWNER. Development Review Manager Whisenand provided the staff report. Public Comments: Applicant's representative Erik Justesen. RRM Design, spoke in support of the staff recommendation. Dan London, neighboring property owner, pointed out that the residences in the neighborhood are single story and inquired about what height standards would be imposed. Staff advised that the matter has not yet gone to the Architectural Review Commission. Betty Kula. 2362 Meadow Street, asked what, if any, impacts there will be on the existing church parking lot and on the yard size of the adjacent pastor's home. Staff replied that there will be no impacts to the parking lot and no parking loss. The project will comply with all yard and setback standards. 1 ACTION: Schwartz/Mulholland to adopt Resolution No. 9166 approving the lot line adjustment map including minor exceptions to the Subdivision Regulations, based on required findings and subject to conditions. Motion passed 5:0. 4. APPEAL OF THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION DECISION REGARDING MARSH STREET PARKING GARAGE EXPANSION. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to continue the appeal of the Marsh Street Garage to the meeting of April 3, 2001. Motion carried 4:1 (Schwartz opposed). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS Council Member Mulholland reported on the Mass Transportation Committee (MTC) meeting of March 14, 2001. Council Member Mulholland presented an update of the Student Community Liaison Committee (SCLC) meeting of March 15, 2001. Council Member Mulholland updated Council on the ad hoc committee meetings regarding long -term funding for the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Council Member Marx gave an account of the recent Zone 9 meetings. Council Member Marx announced that the Economic Opportunity Commission recognition banquet was held in Paso Robles on March 15th. 1 Council Member Ewan distributed the latest Integrated Waste Management Association (NVMA) recycling guide. City Council Meeting Page 8 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. - COMMUNICATIONS Mayor Settle reported on the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) meeting of March 1 15, 2001. Mayor Settle reported that an advisory petition from Cal Poly students has been received requesting that certain provisions of the new College Highlands Parking District be reconsidered. The matter was referred to staff. There being no further business to come before the City meeting at 10:25 p.m. to Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 7:00 p: Street, San Luis Obispo. —�7 City APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 4103/01 LP:mk icil, Mayor Settle adjourned the the Council Chamber, 990 Palm ( PIC �I City Council Meeting Page 5 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. - funded out of General Fund money. Council Member Mulholland agreed and proposed that the recommended amounts be moved to the Food Bank Coalition, the Women's Shelter and/or the Housing Authority. Council Member Schwartz voiced support for grant funding for preservation of the adobes. Council Member Marx suggested that a Council subcommittee be formed to consider the grant applications earlier on in the process and to make recommendations to the full Council. Vice Mayor Ewan recommended that the Council seek input from the Human Relations Commission on the grant awards. She also noted that Council Member Marx doesn't want to change the goals /priorities. Council Member Schwartz asked that Council just ask that staff bring the matter to the Council sooner in the process and confirm priorities at that time. Council Member Ewan asked if it can go to a Commission hearing before it comes to Council. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to adopt Resolution No. 9164 approving the 2001 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program activities and funding in the amount of $946,205, as revised by not approving $25,000 for Peoples's Self Help Housing for an affordable housing site study and adding $25,000 to the grant award for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County; motion passed 3:2 (Mulholland and Marx opposed). ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Settle to amend the previous years' CDBG programs; endorse the Urban County's Draft One -Year Action Plan, including HOME and Special Urban Projects funding; and referring back to staff the process to see how the Council can be involved sooner and to include getting input from the Human Relations Commission; motion passed 5:0. Mayor Settle called a recess at 6:20 p.m. At 7:07 p.m. the meeting resumed. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to continue the appeal of the Marsh Street Garage to the meeting of April 3,2001; motion passed 4:1 (Schwartz opposed). DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS. Downtown Association Administrator Deborah Holigy and Downtown Association Beautification Awards Chairman Marshall Ochvlski gave an overview of the Downtown Association Beautification Awards. Chairman Ochvlski also presented the Chairman's Award to the City of San Luis Obispo for the retrofit of the County Historical Museum as well as the Signage Award of Excellence to Moondoggies Beach Club and Awards of Merit to Mission Grill and Wells Fargo Bank. Mayor Settle presented the Mayor's Award to Mission Office Plus. Council Member Ewan presented the Interior Remodel Excellence Award to Moondoggies Beach Club as well as Awards of Merit to Avanti and ULi Clever Clothing and Jewelry. Council Member Schwartz presented the Exterior Remodel Excellence Award to Aaron Brothers; and Awards of Merit to Moondoggies Beach Club and Thai Palace Restaurant. Council Member Mulholland presented the Merchandising Awards to California Blond, Raingrass and Muzio's Grocery and Deli. She also presented the Awards of Maintenance to 1 Anderson Barbershop, Karlen Design and Mother's Tavern. City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. Page 6 Council Member Marx presented the Interior Remodel Excellence Award to Mission Grill as well as Awards of Merit to Le Fandango Bistro and Gigi's Mediterranean Cafe. Council took item Number 3 ahead of item Number 2. 2. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MID- HIGUERA STREET ENHANCEMENT PLAN. Associate Planner Hook provided the staff report. City Attorney Jorgensen mentioned that the City had received a communication from Marty Tangeman, attorney representing Alex Madonna (letter on file in the Office of the City Clerk). He recommended that real property owned by Mr. Madonna at the terminus of Bianchi Lane, and the McNamara Realty property, between San Luis Creek and Highway 101 be retained in their current zoning and General Plan designation until such time as they are acquired or otherwise developed. Public Comments: Speaking in opposition to adoption of the Plan: Roy Parsons, President, Hayward Lumber (236 Higuera Street) Dennis Law, registered municipal advocate and attorney representing property owners of Hayward Lumber and The Tire Store Gerard L. Parsons. Secretary of the Mid - Higuera Property Owners Association Mary Beth Schroeder, 2885 Wilding Lane Jim Morabito, 214 Higuem Street (Paul's Dry Cleaning) Sabrina Ross, 175 Brooke Street Fred Ratliff, Ratliff Welding (245 Higuera Street) Dave Hite. The Tire Store (252 Higuera) Buzz Neilsen, Manager of Hayward Lumber David Nord. 200 & 208 Higuera Street Michael Taylor, Martin's Towing (207 Higuera) Raymond Hanson. 3960 S. Higuera Dave Romero, 2057 Skylark Tony Orz. Owner of Glacier Ice Co (526 South Street) Richard Ferris. 365 Branch Street (property owner 303, 295 and 283 Higuera Street) —end of public testimony— Staff responded to questions and comments. City Attorney Jorgensen advised the Council to consider modifying Page 35 of the Plan (Public Policy, Item #6) as it relates to the common parking and access way. He proposed that the language be modified to make it permissive rather than mandatory, for example: "New development between South Street and Bianchi Lane, west of Higuera Street, M nteFeenneeting parking lo should consider providing an interior access driveway...." Mayor Settle called a recess at 9:12 p.m. The meeting resumed at 9:20 p.m. Council Discussion ensued. The Council agreed to accept the revisions proposed by the City Attorney, as follows: 1) The enhancement plan should be modified, where appropriate, to reflect that while the long -term goal is to return the Madonna and the McNamara Realty properties between San Luis Creek and Highway 101 to an open space condition, they will be retained in their current zoning and General Plan designation until acquired or otherwise developed; and 2) Revise Item 6 on Page 35 of the Draft Plan as it relates to the implementation of a common parking and access way, and any other references in the Plan to make it permissive. 1 City Council Meeting Page 3 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. 2005; motion tamed 3:2 (Mulholland and Marx opposed to the appointment of Ze,ka ' Howard). A3. BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Appoint Keith Miller to a four -year tern beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint Jean Anderson (Seay) to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 3) Appoint Mark Grayson to a two -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. A4. BOARD OF APPEALS. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Randy Rea and Bob Vessely to four -year terns to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2005. 2) Reappoint John Kellerman and Bryan Gingg to three -year terms to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2004. 3) Reappoint Randy Dettmer and appoint Greg King to two -year terms to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. A5. CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Paula Carr to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and ending on March 31, 2005. 2) Reappoint Steven McMasters to a three -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and ending on March 31, 2004; motion carried 5:0. ' A6. HOUSING AUTHORITY. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Jamie Daniel, tenant representative, to a two -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2003. 2) Reappoint Alice Martin, tenant representative, to a two -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2003. 3) Reappoint Steven Nelson to a four -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2005. 4) Reappoint Janet Kourakis to a four -year term to begin on April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. AT. JOINT RECREATIONAL USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Steve Sales to a two -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2003. 2) Reappoint Rick May to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. A8. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint James Neville to a three -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint William Pyper to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005; motion carried 5:0. A9. PERSONNEL BOARD. ' ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Michael Harkness to a four - year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint City Council Meeting Page 4 Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. - Dodie Williams to a two -year term beginning immediately and expiring on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. A10. PLANNING COMMISSION. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint Stephen Peterson to a four - year term beginning April 1, 2001 and ending on March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint James Caruso to a four -year term beginning April 1, 2001 and ending March 31, 2005. 3) Appoint Michael Boswell to a one -year term to begin immediately and end on March 31, 2002; motion carried 5:0. Al 1. PROMOTIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Reappoint George Newland to a four - year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring March 31, 2005. 2) Appoint Deborah Nickles to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring March 31, 2005. 3) Appoint Greg Dillman to a one -year term beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring March 31, 2002; motion carried 5:0. Al2. TREE COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to: 1) Appoint Linda Hauss to complete Jane Worthy's unexpired term to begin immediately and end on March 31, 2002. 2) Appoint Laura Rice to a four -year term to begin April 1, 2001 and expire on March 31, 2005; motion carved 5:0. PUBLIC HEARINGS 2001 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. Jeff Hook provided the staff report. Public Comments: Floyd Butterfield. Chair of Board of Directors of Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, spoke in support of the funding request and responded to questions from the Council. Mike Pastoreli. Founding Board Member of Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, also spoke in support of the Food Bank's grant request. Deborah Holley. Downtown Association Administrator /Friends of the Prado Day Center, spoke in favor of staff recommendations. Bob Vesiev. Friends of Las Cases de Adobe, encouraged the Council to accept the recommendation of staff for funds for the Rodriquez Adobe. George Moylan, Executive Director of the SLO Housing Authority, spoke in support of requests for funding for the Womens' Shelter and Judson Terrace. He argued against funding for Peoples Self Help Housing and proposed that the $25,000 recommended for PSHH be awarded to the Women's Shelter. —end of public testimony — Council comments followed. Council Member Marx voiced objection to the use of block grant money for adobe and museum restoration. She said that while she Is a fan of both, they don't address housing and homelessness and she would rather see those projects L n L- MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2001 - 5:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBER, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Council Members Jan Howell Marx (arrived 5:12 p.m.), 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, Community Development Director; 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; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Paul LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director PUBLIC COMMENT Patricia Wilmore, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, presented the new San Luis Obispo Visitors' Guide to Council. She noted that the Visitors' Guide was produced entirely in San Luis Obispo at no taxpayer expense. Richard Schmidt expressed concerns about the length of time it will take to repair the Foothill Boulevard Bridge and noted that it is impacting traffic on Chorro and Broad Streets. He encouraged Council to install a stop sign at the comer of Murray and Broad Streets in the interim to help slow traffic. Council referred the matter to staff. CONSENT AGENDA ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Schwartz to approve the consent agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer, motion carried 5:0. C1. MINUTES OF MONDAY FEBRUARY 26.2001 AND TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2001. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Schwartz to waive oral reading and approve as presented; motion carried 5:0. C2. 2001 STREET SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, SPECIFICATION NO. 90138A. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to approve plans and specifications for 2001 Street Slurry Seal Project, Specification No. 90138A. 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the contract if the lowest responsible bid is within the engineer's estimate of $177,400. 4) Authorize City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 5:00 p.m. Page 2 transferring $55,600 from the Street Reconstruction and Resurfacing project budget to the Street Resealing project budget; motion carried 5:0. C3. JOHNSON AVENUE REHABILITATION, SPECIFICATION NO. 90136. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Schwartz to approve plans and specifications for "Johnson Avenue Rehabilitation." 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the contract if the lowest responsible bid is within the engineer's estimate amount of $700,000; motion carried 5:0. C4. SPRING 2001 UTILITY TRENCH REPAIR. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Schwartz to approve specifications for "Utility Trench Repair — Spring 2001, Specification No. 99801." 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder within the engineer's estimate of $58,000. 4) Approve transferring $66,770 into the Utility Trench Repair project account; motion carried 5:0. C5. FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE NO. 1384 AMENDING THE WATER ALLOCATION REGULATIONS. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to grant final passage to Ordinance No. 1384; motion carried 5:0. C6. FOOTHILL BLVD CULVERTS AT STENNER CREEK, SPECIFICATION NO. 90197. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to: 1) Direct staff to request the State to hold a load limit hearing, 2) Direct staff to continue monitoring effort, 3) Direct staff to temporarily close Foothill Blvd. if a large storm event is forecast, 4) Direct staff to close Foothill Blvd. if monitoring indicates rapid settlement and/or instability, 5) Appropriate $50,000 from the General Fund and $200,000 in grant funding for design and environmental services, 6) Authorize staff to proceed with advertising of a proposal for consultant services for environmental and design work, 7) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award the design and environmental services contract if the proposal cost is within the fee estimate of $250,000; motion carried 5:0. APPOINTMENTS Al. DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Mulholland to appoint Tom Swem, Lynn James, Dave Kastner, Landy Fike, Bill Walter and Bob Seeley to the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association Board of Directors; motion carried 5:0. A2. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE. Council Member Mulholland voiced objection to the appointment of Zeljka Howard. ACTION: Moved by Ewan /Schwartz to appoint Zeljka Howard to a four -year term beginning on April 1, 2001, expiring on March 31, 2005. 2) Reappoint Chuck Stevenson to a four -year tern beginning on April 1, 2001 and expiring on March 31, 1 1