City Council Meeting Wrap Up for October 28, 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 AGENDAS

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND A

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING WITH CITY COUNCIL, THE SANTA MONICA

REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY, HOUSING AUTHORITY

AND PARKING AUTHORITY

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 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:     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:        Approved Settlement in the amount of $70,000.

 

1-B:     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-C:     Conference with Labor Negotiator.

City Negotiator:     Donna Peter, Director of Human Resources

            Bargaining Units:  United Transportation Union (UTU)

                                                Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees

 

ACTION:        Not heard.

 

1-D:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1): Harris v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 520 427

 

ACTION:        Approved Settlement No. ____ (CCS) in the amount of $40,000.

 

1-E:     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-F:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): United States of America, ex rel Mark Baird, Individually, Justin Frith, Individually, Rick Jerome Larson, Individually, and David Moran, Individually v. City of Santa Monica and Gerber Ambulance Company, Inc., United States District Court, Central Division Case Number CV11-06632 RSWL (CWX) 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

1-G:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation:  Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) - 1 case: 402 ColoradoAvenue, Santa Monica, California 90401

 

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

2.  SPECIAL AGENDA ITEMS:

 

2-A:     Presentation of Graduating Class of The People's Academy

ACTION:        Accepted.

 

2-B:     Proclamation regarding "Start by Believing" Public Awareness Campaign

 

ACTION:        Accepted.

 

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 October 14, 2014 City Council meeting.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-B:     Incorporation of a Non-Profit Organization - recommendation that the City Council approve the proposal to incorporate a non-profit entity to partner with the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, direct staff to establish articles of incorporation and bylaws, and nominate a board.

 

            ACTION:        Approved as amended.

 

3-C:     Big Blue Bus Short Range Transit Plan and Applications for Funds - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to file the Fiscal Year 2015-2017 Short Range Transit Plan with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro); and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for and to execute grant agreements and to execute related Certifications and Assurances with the Federal Transit Administration, Metro, or other federal, regional or local agencies; and, enter into agreements for transit funds for the pass-through of funds and agreements for planning, programming and implementing transit services and capital projects during FY 2015 through FY 2017.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-D:     Adoptresolutions authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute Historic Property Preservation Agreements (Mills Act Contracts) between the City of Santa Monica and the property owners of five designated City Landmarks at 1602 Georgina Avenue, 1047 9th Street, 225 Santa Monica Boulevard, 947-953 11th Street and 401 25th Street

           

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-E:     Award Construction Management Agreement for the FY 2013-14 Water Main Replacement Project - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with SA Associates for construction management and inspection services for the FY 2013-14 Water Main Replacement Project in an amount not to exceed $356,400; and authorize the issuance of change orders to complete additional work.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-F:     First Modification to Professional Services Agreements #2590 with Cotton, Shires & Associates, Inc. and Professional Services Agreement #2591 with Koury Geotechnical Services, Inc. to provide geotechnical engineering services to the Building and Safety Division - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute: 1)  a first modification to Professional Services Agreement #2590 with Cotton, Shires & Associates, Inc., to provide geotechnical review services, in the amount of $135,000, and to extend the term of the agreement by two years, resulting in a five year amended agreement with a new total amount not to exceed $205,000; and 2) A first modification to Professional Services Agreement #2591 with Koury Geotechnical Services, Inc. to provide geotechnical review services, in the amount of $135,000, and to extend the term of the agreement by two years, resulting in a five year amended agreement with a new total amount not to exceed $205,000.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-G:     2013 and 2014 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grants - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to accept a grant awarded in the amount of $23,372 from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) 2013 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Award; accept a grant awarded in the amount of $30,152 from the US DOJ 2014 BVP Award, and authorize budget changes.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-H:     Amend Purchase Order for One Additional Ford Transit Connect Vehicle for the Animal Control Unit - recommendation to approve a change order to Purchase Order 383429-OP in the amount of $65,665 with South Bay Ford Lincoln, for the purchase and delivery of one additional Ford Transit Connect vehicle for the Santa Monica Police Department Animal Control Unit, resulting in an amended purchase order with a new total amount not to exceed $262,658.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-I:       Award Bid for Police Department Vehicle Up-fitting Services - recommendation to award Bid #4158 to Airwave Communications Enterprises to provide labor and equipment associated with up-fitting Police Department vehicles; and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contractual services agreement with Airwave Communications Enterprises in an amount not to exceed $792,000 for one year, with two additional one-year renewal options in the amount of $792,000, on the same terms and conditions for a total amount not to exceed $2,376,000 over a three year period, with future year funding contingent upon Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, AND THE PARKING AUTHORITY:

 

ROLL CALL

 

3-J:      Approval of minutes of various meetings of the Redevelopment Successor Agency, Housing Authority, and Parking Authority in 2014.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF JOINT MEETING

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 adding Section 4.08.810 to the Santa Monica Municipal Code Prohibiting Selling, Leasing or Reserving for Compensation Public Spaces in the City

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-B:     Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance Adding Disability to the List of Classes Protected Against Housing Discrimination by Local Law

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-C:     Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance adding Section 4.08.098 to the Santa Monica Municipal Code Restricting Presence in Hospital Emergency Room Waiting Areas Except for Medical Services

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

8-A:     Downtown Parking Structure Advertising Program Update - recommendation that the City Council authorize the continuation of the advertising and signage project with the expansion of the program to include 28 additional signs on the upper floors of parking structures 1-8 through August 31, 2018, and appropriate budget increases.

 

ACTION:        Adopted.

 

Please note that Items 8-B and 8-C may be heard together.

 

8-B:     Stage 2 Water Supply Shortage Implementation - recommendation that City Council: review and comment on the proposed updates to the Water Supply Shortage Plan (WSRP) Water Use Allowances; review and comment on a proposed drought surcharge; review and comment on staff's proposed outreach plan; direct staff to return with a revised WSRP for adoption incorporating Council directives; and review and comment on proposed changes to the Municipal Code and direct staff to return with related ordinances.

 

ACTION:        Staff direction provided.

 

8-C:     Sustainable Water Master Plan Status Update, Presentation of Rate Analyses, and Discussion of Proposed Rate Options - recommendation that the City Council: review and comment on the proposed rates studies and recommendation; direct staff to proceed with rate structure Option 3 which provides full funding for proposed capital and conservation programs in support of the Sustainable Water Master Plan; direct staff to outreach to the community and proceed with steps necessary for rate consideration and adoption; and adopt the Sustainable Water Master Plan pursuant to the categorical exemption at CEQA Guideline section 15307 and 15308.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY, AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY:

 

ROLL CALL

 

8-D:     FY 2013-14 Year-End Budget Changes; FY 2014-15 Budget, Position and Compensation Changes; and Rate Changes for the Rental of the Santa Monica Pier Carousel - recommendation that City Council, Housing Authority, and Successor Agency to the Santa Monica Redevelopment Agency approve changes to the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Revised Budget as detailed in Attachment A1 to the item, and approve changes to the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Adopted Budget as detailed in Attachment A2; and that City Council review the City's year-end financial status, adopt a Resolution establishing classification and salary rates for various positions detailed in Attachment B to the item; approve the position and classification changes detailed in Attachment C to the item; and adopt a resolution of the City of Santa Monica revising the rate schedule for the rental of the Santa Monica Pier Carousel detailed in Attachment D to the item.

 

ACTION:        Approved as amended.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF JOINT MEETING

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:   Appointment to two unscheduled vacancies on the Arts Commission for terms ending on June 30, 2016.

 

ACTION:        Carl Cheng and Analia Saban appointed.

 

13-B:   Annual Appointment for one seat to the Convention and Visitors Bureau for a term ending June 30, 2018.  (Continued from October 14, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Albin Gielicz appointed.

 

13-C:  Request of Councilmember McKeown that Council direct staff either to relocate events scheduled for beach lots near residences to other locations where they will be less disruptive, effective immediately, or take other immediate action sufficient to protect residents against unacceptable impacts; and return to Council in timely fashion with permanent revised guidelines that will limit use of our beach lots such as to eliminate unacceptable impacts on residents and protect the quietude of adjacent neighborhoods.

ACTION:        Staff document received and filed.

13-D:  Request of Councilmembers McKeown, Vazquez, and Winterer that the Council, because the current draft zoning ordinance does not yet include updates to our landmarks ordinance, and pending property sales of buildings in the San Vicente garden apartment neighborhood may indicate development pressure on these singular historic and community resources, direct staff to immediately evaluate and return with options for better protecting historic resources in the potential preservation district of courtyard garden apartments between Ocean Avenue and 7th Street along San Vicente Boulevard.

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

13-E:   Request of Mayor O'Connor and Councilmember Davis that the Landmarks Commission review criteria for historic districts and make recommendations regarding options for districts including recommendations regarding thresholds of owner approvals, if any, for historic districts.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

13-F:   Request of Councilmembers Davis and Winterer that the City Council allocate $5000 in discretionary funds to sponsor the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) and its collaboration with the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, Santa Monica College and the Santa Monica Community Orchestra to produce The Nutcracker at the Broad Stage and to provide free admission to SMMUSD classes. This program will enhance the SMMUSD arts curriculum by providing the opportunity to see a full-length ballet with a live orchestra and students will have the chance to interact with both dancers and musicians.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

13-G:  Request of Mayor Pro Tem O'Day that the city take the LA Waterkeeper "Dirty Car Pledge" to not wash its cars for 60 days to help raise awareness about water conservation.  This would apply to city-operated vehicles.  Staff would return to council with an information item updating the city about number of vehicles and public promotion and announcements.

 

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 at 12:43 a.m. in the memory of Jane Whiting.

 

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