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10/16/2001J 1 MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2001 - 5:00 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 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; Bill Statler, Finance Director; Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Bob Neumann, Fire Chief; John Moss, Utilities Director; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Paul LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director; Betsy DeJarnette, Assistant to the City Administrative Officer; Linda Asprion, Revenue Manager; Michael Codron, Associate Planner; Glen Matteson, Associate Planner; Jeff Hook, Associate Planner; Tim Bochum, Deputy Public Works Director; and Mary Kopecky, Assistant City Clerk NEW EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTIONS Community Development Director Mandeville Introduced Michael Draze, Deputy Director of Community Development Long Range Planner; and Phil Dunsmore, Associate Planner. Assistant City Administrative Officer George introduced Melissa Ellsworth, Administrative Assistant. Public Works Director McCluskey introduced David Yun, Geo Data Informational Systems Specialist; Doug Nelms, Field Engineering Assistant; Rob Livick, Principal Civil Engineer; Michael McGuire, Assistant Engineer; and Brian. Lindsey, Maintenance Worker II. CONSENT AGENDA ACTION: Moved by SchwarbJMulholland to approve the consent agenda as recommended by the City Administrative Officer, motion carried 5:0. C1. MINUTES OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2.2001. ACTION: Moved by SchwartdMulholland to waive oral reading and approve as presented; motion carried 5:0. City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2001- 5:00 p.m. Page 2 C2. APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO FURNISH DIGITAL MAP CONVERSIONS AND DATABASE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES, SPECIFICATION NO. 99228. ACTION: Moved by SchwartrJMulholland to: 1) Approve "Request for Proposals to Furnish Digital Map Conversion and Database Enhancement Services, Specification No. 99228." 2) Authorize Public Works to distribute the Request for Proposals. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award a contract if the contract cost is less than the $70,000 cost estimate; motion carried 5:0. C3. APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE CONTRACT EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES WITH CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY (CAL POLY). ACTION: Moved by Schwartz/Mulholland to approve a five -year contract with California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) for emergency response services to the University and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract; motion carried 5:0. C4. FINAL ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR TRACT 2338, A 10-LOT SUBDIVISION AT 680 FOOTHILL BLVD, WEST OF FERRINI (MORRO VISTA LLC, SUBDIVIDER). C5. ACTION: Moved by SchwarizJMulholland to adopt Resolution No. .9237 (2001 Series) accepting the public improvements and releasing bonds for Tract 2338; motion carried 5:0. ACTION: Moved by SchwartrJMulholland to: 1) Approve plans and specifications for the "Rodriguez Adobe Neighborhood Park Improvements." 2) Authorize staff to solicit bids. 3) Authorize the City Administrative Officer to award a contract if the lowest responsible bid is within the engineer's estimate; motion carried 5:0. APPOINTMENTS Al. STUDENT APPOINTMENT TO THE MASS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. ACTION: Moved by Mulholland/Ewan to appoint Andy Rubin to a two -year term to begin immediately and expire on March 31, 2003; motion carried 5:0. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. HOUSING AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR CONDUIT FINANCING. Finance Director Statler presented the staff report and responded to questions from Council. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. There were no public comments. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. ACTION: Moved by Mulholland/Marx to adopt Resolution No. 9238 (2001 Series) allowing the Housing Authority to Issue tax- exempt bonds to assist in financing the Pacific Street senior apartments project; motion carried 5:0. 1 1 City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2001- 5:00 p.m. Page 3 2. MILLS ACT PROGRAM APPLICATION FEES. Finance Director Statler presented the staff report. He noted that this is a one -time fee and a detailed analysis has been completed by staff. Council questions and comments followed. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. Dave Hanninus, Mills Act Program applicant and resident of 642 Monterey, expressed concern regarding the proposed fee and staffs estimate of the time needed to process these applications. Stephen Sicanoff, owner of the Judge's House at 1720 Johnson Avenue, encouraged the Council to continue to support the Mills Act Program. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Marx to adopt Resolution No. 9239 (2001 Series) setting fees for Mills Act program applications in the amount of $612; motion carried 5:0. 3. REFUNDING 1999 LEASE REVENUE BONDS. Finance Director Statler presented the staff report. Public Comments: Residents Patty Taylor, Ann Alers, and Bill Wilson raised questions about reference to the Damon - Garcia Youth Sports Field in the bond document and expressed concerns about the possible extension of Prado Road. —end of public comments— ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Mulholland to adopt Resolution No. 9240 (2001 Series) approving the refunding of outstanding 1999 Lease Revenue Bonds; motion carried 5:0. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BOARD The Council convened at the Capital Improvement Board. 4. MEETING OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BOARD. Finance Director Statler presented the staff reporL 1 City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2001- 5:00 p.m. Page 4 ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Marx to: 1) Approve minutes of the meeting held on June 6, 2000. 2) Elect officers for the Capital Improvement Board (Mayor Settle ' President and Vice Mayor Ewan Vice President). 3) Adopt Resolution No. 9241 2001 Series) approving the refunding of the 1999 Lease Revenue Bonds; motion carried 5:0. Public Comment: Patty Taylor asked questions regarding bonds she is currently purchasing for a client Mayor Settle referred her to Bond Counsel Chick Adams from Jones -Hall. At 5:55 p.m. the Council Improvement Board adjourned. The Council reconvened at 7:00 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Ritchie Ray Walker. La Entrada Street resident, expressed concerns regarding the long waiting period between arrival times of City buses. Chris lvev. Arroyo Grande resident, discussed the square footage of Costco's in other cities in the United States. Mary Beth Schroeder, Wilding Lane resident, reiterated hopes that the Senior Center could be relocated to 1341 Nipomo Street. PRESENTATION Mayor Settle presented a proclamation to D.Gordon Mullin, proclaiming October 21, 2001 — October 27, 2001 as National Population Awareness Week PUBLIC HEARINGS 5. CONSIDERATION OF 1) A PROJECT TO DEVELOP AN EIGHTEEN UNIT CONDOMINIUM SUBDIVISION AND-2) THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROJECT (TR/ER 115 -00): 3051 AUGUSTA, AUGUSTA PARTNERS LLC, APPLICANT. Community Development Director Mandeville and Associate Planner Codron presented the 'staff report Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. Hamish Marshall, applicant's representative, summarized direction from the Planning Commission and asked Council to approve the project Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. Council questions and comments followed. City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 16,2001- 5:00 p.m. Page 5 Council Member Schwartz expressed support for the project but shared concerns about the design of guest parking and the amount of impervious material throughout the project ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to adopt Resolution No. 9242 (2001 Series) as recommended by the Planning Commission, approving the proposed tentative tract map and mitigated negative declaration; motion carried 5:0. 6. INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING BUILDING SETBACK LINES FOR SANTA BARBARA AVENUE BETWEEN HIGH AND BROAD STREETS. Vice Mayor Ewan refrained due to a potential conflict of interest (business located in the immediate vicinity of the project). Public Works Director McCluskey and Deputy Public Works Director Bochum presented the staff report. Council questions and comments followed. - Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. There was no public testimony. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. 1 , 1 ACTION: Moved by SchwartdMulholland to introduce Ordinance No. 1401 (2001 Series): 1) Approving a mitigated negative declaration of environmental impact (including amendments and supplemental mitigation); and, 2) amending Section 17.74 of the Municipal Code to establish official building setback lines along the east side of Santa Barbara Avenue between High Street and Broad Street to expand the Santa Barbara Avenue right -of -way by seven (7) feet; motion carried 4:0. Associate Planner Matteson presented the staff report and summarized a memorandum from staff (on file in the Office of the City Clerk) providing and clarifying policy language. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. Phil Ashley, 1586 La Cita Court, asked Council to consider revising ordinance language as It relates to uncovered parking spaces for single family dwellings, patios and walkways. He also proposed the elimination of the word "few" on page 7 -7 (Section 4.a.) of the staff report. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. Council Member Marx proposed adding a colon following the words "single family dwelling" on page 7 -7 (Section 2. b.) of the staff report. Council comments and questions followed. City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 16,2001- 5:00 p.m. Page 6 Council mutually agreed to the following modifications to the following sections: 17.16.025G2b. amend as follows: PaFkIng spaces !OF GIR9194amlly dwellings; patlesi walkways. For single - family dwellings: uncovered parking spaces, patios and walkways (pedestrian paths and bicycle paths require a discretionary exception as provided In part 4). 17.16.025G4a. amend as follows: In the case of pedestrian paths, bridges, and bicycle paths, the site may be large, but there are no options for avoiding a crossing of the creek or encroaching into the creek setback. Council Member Marx requested that in the future legislative drafts of ordinances clearly indicate the original wording, as well as proposed changes. Council Member Schwartz indicated that the sectional creek diagram Is confusing in regard to the end of riparian vegetation and proposed a revision. ACTION: Moved by Ewan/Marx to: Introduce Ordinance No..1402 (2001 Series) as revised amending the Zoning Regulations as they relate to creek setback standard's (TA 38-01) and further directed staff to amend the creek section illustration to eliminate the ground cover portion of the illustration to avoid confusion about riparian vegetation; motion carried 5:0. BUSINESS ITEMS 8. CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR ABANDONMENT OF THE DESERET PLACE STREET RIGHT -OF -WAY BETWEEN CASA STREET AND ITS WESTERLY - TERMINUS: ABAN 45-01, SIERRA VISTA HOSPITAL. Communitv Develooment Director Mandeville oresented the staff reoort. John Knight, RRM Design Group, summarized the proposed project and urged Council approval. Public Comments: George Movlan, Executive Director of the Housing Authority, provided a brief history of the property and noted that the affordable housing once located on the site was demolished. end of public comments — Council questions and discussion followed relevant to a fair method of compensation. Council Member Marx voiced support for having the property assessed to determine value and further, to consider appropriate compensation or exchange. Mayor Settle suggested that a contribution to the Housing Authority might be an option. City Attorney Jorgensen provided additional advice. 1 City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 16,2001- 5:00 p.m. Page 7 Mr. Knight asked Council to consider postponing action until he has an opportunity to meet with Mr. Moylan and to review other options. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to continue to a date uncertain; motion carried 5:0. 9. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS ( SLOCOG) REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ALLOCATION PROCESS AND METHODOLOGY. Associate Planner Hook presented an overview of the SLOCOG's proposed method for projecting countywide housing needs and allocating total needs among the jurisdictions in the County. He recommended that the Council provide conceptual support for a preferred methodology for determining regional housing needs that would Include a "development suitability factor." City Administrative Officer Hampian reported that the SLOCOG'S Housing Task Force will meet again on October 23, 2001 to finalize their recommendations to the SLOCOG. He noted that the SLOCOG Board Is expected to consider the Task Force recommendations on November 7, 2001. He proposed that Council action to adopt a resolution formalizing the City's recommendation be postponed until November 6, 2001. Council questions and comments followed. Public Comments: Steve Devencenzi, SLOCOG Deputy Director, responded to additional questions from the Council and indicated support for delaying formal Council action until after the Task Force finalizes their recommendations. He reported that the SLOCOG Board, at its last meeting, gave direction for staff to research General Plan growth rates throughout the County and emphasized that the State is forcing SLOCOG to look for water. In response to the inquiry, Mr. Devencenzi explained that all five members of the Board of Supervisors sit on SLOCOG and each represent the unincorporated areas of the County within their district. George Moylan. Executive Director of the Housing Authority, voiced frustration about State mandates relative to housing and encouraged the Council to work with State legislators to make changes in the law. ACTION: Moved by Marx/Mulholland to conceptually- endorse the concept of developing a preferred methodology for determining regional housing needs that includes a "development suitability" factor and bring a resolution with a recommendation back to Council on November 6, 2001; motion carried 5:0. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS Council Member Mulholland gave an update of the most recent County Water Resources Advisory Committee. Council Member Marx reported on the current activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission. Council Member Marx reviewed the October 9, 2001 Downtown Association meeting. City Council Meeting Page 8 Tuesday, October 16, 2001- 5:00 p.m. Council Member Ewan updated Council on the North County Purveyors Group meeting of October 12, 2001. Council Member Marx reported on the October 10, 2001 Zone 9 meeting. Vice Mayor Ewan discussed light standards In the downtown. Council directed staff to ask the Architectural Review Commission to review standards and colors of downtown poles as outlined in his memo (on file in the Office of the City Clerk). Public Works staff directed to address the ongoing maintenance implications of the suggestion. If new pole standards are desired, they are likely to occur through "attrition." Council Member Marx announced that Ernie Dalidio will make a presentation to Good Morning San Luis Obispo regarding the proposed development of the Dalidio property. Staff was directed to prepare a letter for the Vice Mayor's signature encouraging the Dalidio family to withdraw their development application from the County and explore with the City other alternatives for developing the property within the City. Council Member Mulholland announced that she will attend the "Making Cities Liveable" conference during the week of October 22, 2001— October 26, 2001. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Settle adjourned the meeting at 10:15 p.m. to Thursday,October 18, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. at 1850 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 11/0612001 Mary I spec Assistant City Clerk 1 1