City Council Meeting Wrap Up for September 23, 2014

NOTE: Council Wrap-Ups are a summary of meeting topics and events provided by the City Clerk's Office as a public service.  This wrap-up is not an official record of Council action. The official record is posted by the City Clerk on this website with other meeting documents as soon as possible after the meeting.

 COMPLETED AGENDA

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

(CANCELED REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

 

MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.

 

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:     PublicEmployee Evaluation:

            Title of Employee: City Clerk

 

ACTION:        Not heard.

 

1-B:     Conference with Labor Negotiator.

City Negotiator:     Donna Peter, Director of Human Resources

Bargaining Units:  Municipal Employees Association (MEA) 

California Teamsters Local 911 (Teamsters)

United Transportation Union (UTU)

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-C:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1):  Express Pipe and Supply v. FAME, City of Santa Monica et al., 

Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number SC 122 897

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

 

1-D:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1): Redden et al. v. Kokotakis et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 545 191 

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-E:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation - Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2): 1 case

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-F:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1):  Riel v. City of Santa Monica, United States District Court, Central District, Western Division Case Number 2:14-CV-04692

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-G:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Craig R. Miller et al.  v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 492621

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

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

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

 

3-A:     Approval of minutes of September 9, 2014 City Council meeting.

ACTION:        Approved, as amended.

3-B:     Purchase and Delivery of Seven 60' Low-Floor Articulated Compressed Natural Gas Powered Buses - recommendation to execute an assignment agreement with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and New Flyer of America, Inc., to release seven 60' low-floor articulated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered transit buses from SDMTS contract B0570.02-12 and assign them to the City; to negotiate and execute a contract agreement with New Flyer of America, Inc. to furnish and deliver seven 60' low-floor articulated CNG-powered transit buses in an amount not to exceed $6,825,464, including base bus, delivery, tax, spare parts and contingency; and to issue a Notice to Proceed (NTP) to New Flyer of America, Inc. to furnish and deliver seven 60' low-floor articulated, CNG-powered transit buses. 

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-C:     Second Modification to Agreement with TransFirst Health and Government Services, Inc. for Credit Card Processing Services - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a second modification to contract 9082 (CCS) in the amount of $1,000,000 with TransFirst Health and Government Services, Inc. to continue to provide merchant account processor services for credit card payments related to City fees and services, resulting in a five-year amended contract with a new total not to exceed amount of $7,350,000, with future year funding contingent on City Council budget approval.

ACTION:        Approved.

3-D:     Reject Proposals for the Design, Manufacture, Delivery and Installation of Catch Basin Connector Pipe Screens Project - recommendation to reject all proposals received on July 3, 2014, for professional and general contracting services, to design, manufacture, deliver and install catch basin connector pipe screens; and direct staff to issue a request for bids (RFB) to obtain the best bidder for general contracting services for sizing, manufacture, delivery, and installation of catch basin connector pipe screens at various catch basins throughout the City.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-E:     Agreement with HR&A Advisors, Inc. to Provide Consulting Services in Conjunction with the Civic Auditorium Planning Process and the Civic Working Group - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a first modification to Professional Services Agreement No. 2659(CCS) with HR&A Adivsors, Inc. to provide consulting services in conjunction with the planning efforts of the Civic Working Group and will include a full team of specialized sub-consultants, in the amount of $377,665, resulting in a two year amended agreement with a total amount not to exceed $452,695; and authorize budget changes.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-F:     Award and Modify Agreement for Ride Attendant Services for Older Adults and Persons with a Disability - recommendation to award federal New Freedom funds for "Door Through Door Ride Attendant Services" to WISE & Healthy Aging; and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a second modification to Funding Agreement No. 9875 (CCS) in the amount of $146,544 for ride attendant and outreach services, resulting in a three year agreement for a total amount not to exceed $176,676.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-G:     2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to accept a grant awarded in the amount of $31,585 from the U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for interoperable communications equipment; and authorize budget changes.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-H:     Public Safety Radio System Maintenance Agreement - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a sole source Radio Maintenance Agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., for maintenance of the public safety radio system in an amount not to exceed $200,000, with four additional one-year renewal options in a cumulative amount of $800,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,000,000 over a five-year period with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-I:       Expo Compensation for City-owned Property - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to accept compensation of $44,800 from the Exposition Construction Authority (Expo) for the City's grant of an easement for 160 square feet of City-owned property located at 1800 Stewart associated with the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project; and dedicate a 950-square foot portion of City-owned property located at 502 Colorado Avenue as public right-of-way to address vehicular and pedestrian access.

ACTION:        Approved.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

 

ROLL CALL

 

3-J:      Canceled, no business to consider.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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:     Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance Amending the Anti-Smoking Law toRegulate Electronic Smoking Devices The Same As Traditional Cigarettes.

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

7-B:     Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee and Parks and Recreation Impact Fee - recommendation that Council introduce for first reading ordinances that create an affordable housing commercial linkage fee and a parks and recreation impact fee to facilitate developer contributions to affordable housing and parks and recreation and achieve Council objectives in those areas.

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

 

8-A:     Interim Update On Enforcement Of City's Tenant Harassment Ordinance, Status Of Law, And Proposed Change In Staffing - update on staff's prior recommendation that the City Council review and comment on the administration and enforcement of the City's Tenant Harassment Ordinance and proposed future actions to educate the public, improve investigations and increase compliance with the law and direct staff to return with proposals related to additional staffing.

 

            ACTION:        Staff direction provided.

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:   Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Social Services Commission for a term ending on June 30, 2016.(Continued fromSeptember 9, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Continued to October 14, 2014 Council meeting.

 

13-B:   Annual Appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:

            (Continued from September 9, 2014)

 

           

Boards/Commission

No. of Appts.

Term Ending

Airport Commission

1

6/30/2018

Architectural Review Board

2

6/30/2018

Arts Commission

2

6/30/2018

Commission for the Senior Community

3

6/30/2018

Commission on the Status of Women

2

6/30/2018

Convention and Visitors Bureau

3

6/30/2018

Disabilities Commission

3

6/30/2018

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.

3

6/30/2018

Housing Commission

2

6/30/2018

Landmarks Commission

3

6/30/2018

Library Board

2

6/30/2018

Personnel Board

1

6/30/2019

Planning Commission

1

6/30/2018

Recreation & Parks Commission

2

6/30/2018

Social Services Commission

2

6/30/2018

 

            ACTION:        Suzanne Paulson appointed to Airport Commission; Rebecca Lantry and                         Sylvia Ghazarian appointed to Commission on the Status of Women;                                 Joanne Leavitt and Michael Soloff appointed to Housing Commission; and                         Elliot Gordon appointed to Personnel Board. Other appointments                                        continued to October 14, 2014 Council meeting.

 

           

13-C:  Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Arts Commission for a term ending on June 30, 2015. (Continued from September 9, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Continued to October 14, 2014 Council meeting.

 

13-D:  Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Commission for the Senior Community for a term ending on June 30, 2015.(Continued from September 9, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Continued to October 14, 2014 Council meeting.

 

13-E:   Recommendation to accept Pamela Burton and John Ellis' resignation from the Architectural Review Board and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

ACTION:        Accepted with regrets.

 

13-F:   Recommendation to accept Brian Chase's resignation from the Social Services             Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

ACTION:        Accepted with regrets.

 

 

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.)

 

ADJOURNMENT at 11:26 p.m.

 

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