City Council Meeting Wrap Up for October 14, 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, OCTOBER 14, 2014

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

 

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):  Devermont v. City of Santa Monica, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV 12-6772 DDP (MRWx)

 

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: 713 Ashland Avenue

 

ACTION:        Approved settlement in the amount of approximately $24,000.

 

1-F:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential Litigation - Consideration of whether to initiate litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(4) - 1 case

 

ACTION:        Approved settlement in the amount of $5,250,000.

 

1-G:     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)

                                    Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-H:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to the Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Craig R. Miller et al. v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 492 621

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-I:       Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1):  New Cingular v. City of Alameda, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 462 270

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 23, 2014 City Council meeting.

ACTION:        Approved.

3-B:     Operations, Maintenance, and Management Services (OMMS) for the Charnock Well Field - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contractual services agreement with Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC, in the amount of $278,024 to provide operations, maintenance, and management services for the Charnock Well Field for one year, with two additional one-year renewal options for $278,024 per year for a total amount not to exceed $834,072 over a three-year period, with funding contingent upon Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-C:     Professional Service Agreement for Phase II of the Resource Recovery & Recycling (RRR) Rate Study - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional service agreement with HF&H Consultants, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to conduct Phase II of the RRR rate study, with the cumulative amount for phases I and II not exceeding $115,000

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-D:     Purchase of Microsoft Software Licenses - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Professional Services Agreement with Insight Public Sector, for the purchase of Microsoft software licenses, software license upgrades, and license tracking services in an amount not to exceed $402,450 for one year, with four additional one year renewal option(s) in the amount of $1,609,800 on the same terms and conditions for a total amount not to exceed $2,012,250 over a five year period with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-E:     Public Safety Software Maintenance and Support Agreement Modification - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a first modification to the Software Maintenance and Support Agreement #9087-CCS, in the amount of $693,390 with Public Safety Systems, Inc., to provide software maintenance and support for the public safety dispatch, records management and mobile data systems, resulting in a 10 year amended Software Maintenance and Support Agreement with a new total amount not to exceed $1,217,945, with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-F:     Purchase of a Mobile Command Center for the Police Department - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contractual service agreement with LDV, Inc., for the purchase of a Mobile Command Center in an amount not to exceed $657,509.

 

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 an Ordinance Amending Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.56.050 to Establish Minimum Occupancy Standards for Affordable Housing Units

 

ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-B:     Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapters 4.44 and 4.45 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code on Smoking to Regulate Electronic Smoking Devices Similarly to Tobacco Products

 

ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-C:     Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 9.74 to the Santa Monica Municipal Code Establishing the Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee Program, the Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee, and Establishing an Adjustment and Waiver Provision

 

ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-D:     Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 9.75 to the Santa Monica Municipal Code Establishing the Parks and Recreation Development Impact Fee Program, the Parks and Recreation Development Impact Fees, and Establishing an Adjustment and Waiver Provision

ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-E:     Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance Adding Disability to the List of Classes Protected Against Housing Discrimination by Local Law

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

7-F:     Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance Restricting Presence in Hospital Emergency Room Waiting Areas

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

7-G:     Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance adding Section 4.08.810 to the Santa Monica Municipal Code Prohibiting Selling, Leasing or Reserving for Compensation Public Spaces in the City

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

8-A:     Float-up discussion of Concept Plans for a proposed Development Agreement at 500 Broadway - recommendation to review the applicant's Development Agreement proposal for a 7-story, 330,344 square foot mixed-use development project consisting of approximately 39,600 square feet of ground floor commercial area, 262 residential units, and 577 parking spaces within a four-level subterranean parking garage and provide direction regarding the appropriateness of the site development and potential community benefits; and direct staff to initiate the Development Agreement negotiation and review process between the City and DK Broadway, LLC.  

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

 

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 23, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Sabrina Fields appointed.

 

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

            (Continued from September 23, 2014)

           

Boards/Commission

No. of Appts.

Term Ending

Architectural Review Board

2

6/30/2018

Arts Commission

2

6/30/2018

Commission for the Senior Community

3

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

Landmarks Commission

3

6/30/2018

Library Board

2

6/30/2018

Planning Commission

1

6/30/2018

Recreation & Parks Commission

2

6/30/2018

Social Services Commission

2

6/30/2018

 

ACTION:        Architectural Review Board: Margaret Griffin and Maegan Peterson                                    appointed.

                       

                        Arts Commission: Lisa Jassim and Frederick Fiddmont appointed.

                       

                        Commission for the Senior Community: Paul Fern, Elizabeth Wilson and

                        Kathryn Keitzman appointed.

 

 

 

 

                        Convention and Visitor's Bureau: Raphael Lunetta and Rosemary Regalbuto                         appointed.

 

                        Disabilities Commission: Thomas Hill, Marielle Kriesel and Neil McLean                            appointed.

                       

                        Downtown Santa Monica, Inc: Rob Rader, Johannes Von Tilberg and Juan                         Matute appointed.

                       

                        Landmarks Commission: Margaret Bach, Laura O'Neill, and Dolores Sloan                         appointed.

                       

                        Library Board: Marc Morgenstern and Anne Pearson appointed.

                       

                        Planning Commission: Jennifer Kennedy appointed.

                       

                        Recreation and Parks Commission: Kurt Schwengel and John Smith                                 appointed.

                       

                        Social Services Commission: Pedro Fuentes and Jacqueline Kalish                                   appointed.

 

13-C:  Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Arts Commission for a term ending on June 30, 2015. (Continued from September 23, 2014)

 

            ACTION:        Corin Kahn appointed.

 

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 23, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Leigh Brumberg appointed.

 

13-E:   Recommendation to accept Jenna Linnekens resignation from the Recreation and Parks Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

            ACTION:        Accepted with regrets.

 

13-F:   Recommendation to accept Christopher Knauf's resignation from the Disabilities Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

            ACTION:        Accepted with regrets.

 

 

 

 

13-G:  Request of Mayor Pro Tem O'Day and Councilmember Davis that staff agendize for a future council meeting a discussion of Big Blue Bus advertising policy and that staff include in its report for the item possible policy modifications that would allow non-profit corporations to advertise on the Big Blue Bus.

            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.)

 

ADJOURNMENT in memory of John M. Bohn, Maynard Ostrow and John Sturges at 11:25 p.m.

 

Any documents produced by the City and distributed to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on this agenda will be made available at the City Clerk's Counter located at City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, and at the City's public libraries during normal business hours.  Documents are also available at http://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx.

For a free subscription to City Council Agendas sign up at http://www01.smgov.net/win or call the City Clerk's Office at (310) 458-8211.

 

Any member of the public unable to attend a meeting but wishing to comment on an item(s) listed on the agenda may submit written comments prior to the meeting by mailing them to: City Clerk, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA  90401.  Comments may also be e-mailed to:  clerk@smgov.net

 

Si desea comunicarse con alguien en español, llame a nuestra oficina al (310) 458-8211 y pida hablar con Esterlina Lugo.

 

City Hall and the Council Chamber is wheelchair accessible.  If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 458-8211 or TDD: (310) 917-6626 at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.  This agenda is available in alternate format upon request by calling the City Clerk's Office.

 

Parking is available in front of City Hall and on Olympic Drive and in the Civic Center Parking Structure (validation free).


 

Any documents produced by the City and distributed to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on this agenda will be made available at the City Clerk's Counter located at City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, and at the City's public libraries during normal business hours.  Documents are also available at.

 

For a free subscription to City Council Agendas sign up at http://www01.smgov.net/win or call the City Clerk's Office at (310) 458-8211.

 

Any member of the public unable to attend a meeting but wishing to comment on an item(s) listed on the agenda may submit written comments prior to the meeting by mailing them to: City Clerk, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA  90401.  Comments may also be e-mailed to:  clerk@smgov.net

 

Si desea comunicarse con alguien en español, llame a nuestra oficina al (310) 458-8211 y pida hablar con Esterlina Lugo.

 

City Hall and the Council Chamber is wheelchair accessible.  If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 458-8211 or TDD: (310) 917-6626 at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.  This agenda is available in alternate format upon request by calling the City Clerk's Office.

 

Parking is available in front of City Hall and on Olympic Drive and in the Civic Center Parking Structure (validation free).

 
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