City Council Meeting Wrap Up for January 10, 2017

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COMPLETED AGENDAS
CITY OF SANTA MONICA
REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1685 MAIN STREET, ROOM 213
TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2017
MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30 PM



CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL


(Please note that Agenda Items may be reordered during the Council meeting at the discretion of the City Council.)


1. CLOSED SESSIONS

1.A. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
Property: 1337/1345 7th St.
City Negotiator: Andy Agle, Dir., Housing and Economic Dev.
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms
Owner of Record: 1337 7th Street LLC

ACTION: Not heard.

1.B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) - 120 Hart Avenue

ACTION: Heard. No action taken.

1.C. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Atwood v. City of Santa Monica et al, United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division, Case Numbers 2:16-cv-04114-PA-AGR

ACTION: Heard. No action taken.

1.D. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Federal Aviation Administration v. City of Santa Monica, Notice of Investigation, Part 16 FAA Docket No. 16-16-13

ACTION: Heard. No action taken.

1.E. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): City of Santa Monica v. Atlantic Aviation, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number SC 126 653

ACTION: Heard. No action taken.

1.F. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): City of Santa Monica v. American Flyers, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number 16RO5422

ACTION: Heard. No action taken.

1.G. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): City of Santa Monica v. United States of America, U. S. District Court Case Number CV 13-08046

ACTION: Heard. No action taken.

The following is the order of business for items to be heard no earlier than 6:30 p.m.

2. SPECIAL AGENDA ITEMS

2.A. Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association (LAAFCA) Recognition of Chief Walker for Completion of His Term as LAAFCA President

ACTION: Presented.

2.B. Proclamation: Declaring January 24-26, 2017 as National Homeless Count Week

ACTION: Presented.

3. CONSENT CALENDAR
(All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a Councilmember for discussion.)

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

ROLL CALL

3.A. Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule: July 2017 through June 2018 and Administrative Budgets

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the Redevelopment Successor Agency adopt resolutions approving the Agency’s draft recognized obligation payment schedule and administrative budget for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

ACTION: Adopted.

ADJOURNMENT

3.B. Appointment of Interim City Attorney and Approval of Employment Agreement and Side Letter Modifying the Public Attorney's Union Memorandum of Understanding

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Adopt the employment agreement appointing Joseph Lawrence as the interim City Attorney; and 
  2. Adopt the side letter modifying the Public Attorney’s Union Memorandum of Understanding.

ACTION: Approved and adopted.

3.C. Award of Agreements for Surveying Services and Environmental Consulting Services at the City Yards

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Award Bid #2351 to Dudek, a California-based company for environmental consulting services for the City Yards Modernization Project; 
  2. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Dudek for a total amount not to exceed $426,484 (including a 10% contingency); 
  3. Award Bid #2396 to Hahn and Associates, Inc., a California-based company for site survey services for the City Yards Modernization Project;
  4. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Hahn and Associates, Inc. for a total amount not to exceed $131,560 (including a 10% contingency);
  5. Award Bid #83 to Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company (HDCC), a California-based company, for professional services to aid Arup North America in design and development of the proposed microgrid at the City Yards; and
  6. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company (HDCC) for a total amount not to exceed $372,857, forgoing competitive bidding.

ACTION: Approved.

3.D. Award Bid for Purchase of Up to Five Fire Engines and Two Ladder Trucks

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Authorize the City Manager to award Bid No. 4237 to Kovatch Mobile Equipment (KME) Corporation, a Pennsylvania-based company, for the purchase of one Type 1 Aerial Ladder Truck and four Type 1 Fire Engines with options to purchase one additional Type 1 Aerial Ladder Truck and one Type 1 Fire Engine over a five-year option period; and
  2. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with KME, in the amount not to exceed $6,366,513 (which includes a 10% contingency) over a five-year period, with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

ACTION: Approved.

3.E. Real Estate Broker Services

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in an amount not to exceed $310,000 for a one-year term with a one-year option; and
  2. Authorize the budget changes outlined in the Financial Impacts and Budget Actions section of the report.

ACTION: Approved.

3.F. Authorization to Continue with the Bloomberg Finance L.P. Agreement for Investment Related Services

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council authorize the City Manager to continue Agreement No.1948 with Bloomberg Financial L.P., a New York-based company, to provide subscription services for its real-time electronic investment and financial market information and investment trade order management system for a period of five years with an option to extend the authorization for an additional five years. This recommendation is made as an exception to the competitive bidding process pursuant to Section 2.24.080(d) and is for a total estimated amount of $273,000 with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval. The current annual payments for the subscription services are approximately $26,000 per year with biennial adjustments based on Bloomberg’s prevailing rates. 

ACTION: Approved.

3.G. Construction Services for the Fire Training Center Lot Improvements

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council:

  1. Award Bid #SP2401 to West Valley Investment Group, a California-based company, for construction services of the Fire Training Center Lot Improvements project;
  2. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with West Valley Investment Group, in an amount not to exceed $399,630 (including a 10% contingency); and
  3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to issue any necessary change orders to complete additional work within contract authority.

ACTION: Approved.

3.H. Purchase of New Parking Access and Revenue Control Equipment

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that City Council:

  1. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Sentry Control Systems, Inc., a California based company, in an amount not to exceed $4,700,000 for the purchase, installation, and up to 7 years of maintenance of the Parking Access and Revenue Control System for various City owned parking facilities, with future year maintenance funding contingent on Council approval; and 
  2. Authorize the budget changes as outlined in the Financial Impacts and Budget Actions section of the report.

ACTION: Approved.

3.I. Approval of Minutes for the City Council - Regular Meeting - Nov 22, 2016

ACTION: Approved.

7. ORDINANCES
(Public comment is permitted on ordinances for introduction and first reading. No public discussion is permitted on ordinances for second reading and adoption.)

7.A. Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinances Amending and Extending Taxicab Franchises Granted to L.A. Taxi Cooperative, Inc., Doing Business as Yellow Cab Company, All Yellow Taxi, Inc., Doing Business as Metro Cab, Bell Cab Company, Inc., TMAT Corporation Doing Business as Taxi! Taxi! and Independent Taxi Owners' Association

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt the Ordinances.

ACTION: Adopted.

7.B. Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Santa Monica Municipal Code Sections 4.04.162 Prohibition of Certain Animals on Public Property; 4.55.010 Parks and Beach - Purpose and Findings; 4.55.020 Park and Beach - Definitions; and 4.55.400 Authority of Department of Community and Cultural Services to Regulate Parks, Beaches, Park Facilities, and Beach Facilities

Recommended Action 

Staff recommends that the City Council introduce for first reading an ordinance (Attachment pending) which would amend Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Sections 4.04.162, 4.55.010, 4.55.020 and 4.55.400 related to the use of City parks, park facilities, the Beach, and beach facilities.

ACTION: Introduced for first reading.

7.C. Home-Sharing Program Amendments

Recommended Action

Staff recommends that the City Council introduce for first reading an ordinance to amend Santa Monica Municipal Code Chapter 6.20, Home Sharing and Vacation Rentals, to clarify regulations governing online booking services for short-term rentals.

ACTION: Introduced for first reading, with amendments.

13. COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS

13.A. Request of Mayor Winterer, Mayor Pro Tem Davis, and Councilmember Vazquez that the Council allocate $12,000 of discretionary funds to the Mid City Neighbors, to be matched 4-1 with a contribution of $3000, and additionally disburse $10,000 to the Pico Improvement Organization, to be matched 1:1 with another $10,000. In both instances these funds are to be used in conjunction with Beautify Earth to paint murals on sites already identified and approved by property owners in the Mid City neighborhood and on Pico Boulevard.

ACTION: Approved.

14. PUBLIC INPUT
(Public comment is permitted only on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City. State law prohibits the City Council from taking any action on items not listed on the agenda, including issues raised under this agenda item.)

ACTION: Held.

ADJOURNMENT at 9:48 p.m. in memory of John Chelew.


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