City Council Meeting Wrap Up for July 22, 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 DRAFT AGENDA

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

(REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY CANCELLED)

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 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): Redden v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 545 191

 

            ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-B:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Micon Construction, Inc. v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number SC 121 865

 

            ACTION:        Approved a settlement adjustment in the amount of $3,517.

 

1-C:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) - 2 cases:   1)  ACLU challenge to noise ordinance  2)  1 case

 

            ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

 

 

 

1-D:     Conference with Labor Negotiator

City Negotiator:     Donna Peter, Director of Human Resources

Bargaining Unit:   SM Firefighters Local 1109 IAFF (Fire)

 

            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 the June 24 and July 8, 2014 City Council meetings.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

3-B:     Award Construction Contract and Construction Management Contract for the Parking Structure 2, 4 and 5 Elevator Replacement Project - recommendation to award Bid #SP2262 for the Parking Structure 2, 4, and 5 Elevator Project to Icon West, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $5,230,544; authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Icon West, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $5,230,544 for the Parking Structure 2, 4, and 5 Elevator Project and a professional services agreement with Kitchell in an amount not to exceed $435,242 for the Parking Structure 2, 4, and 5 Elevator Project; and, authorize any necessary changes within budget authority.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-C:     Colorado Esplanade Tree Selection - recommendation to approve the Mexican sycamore (Platanus mexicana) as the framing tree to be used along Colorado Avenue for the Colorado Esplanade project, and approve the California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) as an alternative framing tree to be used along Colorado Avenue for the Colorado Esplanade project in case there are availability and cost issues with the Platanus mexicana.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-D:     Approve the 2013 Updated (Approved February 2014) Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan - recommendation to approve the attached resolution to adopt the 2013 Updated (Approved February 2014) Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan; and authorize the City Manager or his designee to vote as a member of the Regional Water Management Group for the Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Program to adopt this Plan in accordance with Sections 10530 to 10546 of the California Water Code.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-E:     Resolution Approving Final Parcel Map No. 72477 for a 3-Unit Condominium Project at 1136 18th Street

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

3-F:     Award Contracts for Annual Paving and Sidewalk Repair Project  - recommendation to award Bid #SP2296 for the Annual Paving and Sidewalk Repair Project to Sully-Miller Contract Company, in amount not to exceed $4,006,588; to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Sully-Miller Contracting Company, in amount not to exceed $4,006,588 for the Annual Paving and Sidewalk Repair Project and a contract with Civic Source, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $386,804 for construction management and inspection services for the annual Paving and Sidewalk Repair Project; and, authorize any necessary changes within budget authority.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-G:     Modification to Contract No. 9438 (CCS) to Provide Emergency Ambulance and Billing Services - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a first modification to Contract No. 9438 (CCS) with Ameri-Care Ambulance, a California-based company, to provide emergency ambulance and billing services,  resulting in a four year  amended contract for services through June 30, 2015 with one additional one-year renewal option extending the contract through June 30, 2016.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-H:     Revision of City Boards and Commission Applications - recommendation to authorize modifying the City Boards and Commissions applications to request more specialized questions for specific groups of Boards and Commissions, and recommends that the Social Services Commission applicants be Santa Monica residents.

            ACTION:        Approved.

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

 

ROLL CALL

 

3-I:       Canceled, no business to consider.

 

4.  STUDY SESSION:

 

4-A:     Update On Status and Enforcement of City's Tenant Harassment Ordinance - recommendation to review and comment on the current state of the City's Tenant Harassment Ordinance, staff's enforcement procedures for the law, and proposed future actions by staff to educate the public and increase compliance.

 

ACTION:        Direction provided.

 

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 approving the Development Agreement Between the City of Santa Monica, a Municipal Corporation, and Q6 Real Estate, Inc, a California Corporation, Regarding a Mini Auto Dealership

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-B:     Second Reading and Adoption of an Ordinance amending SMMC Section 9.36.270(g) Regarding Historical Property Contracts (Mills Act)

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-C:     Second Reading and Adoption of an Ordinance Granting Franchise Agreement to Operate, Maintain, Inspect, Repair, Remove, Replace and Abandon an Existing Ten (10) Inch Diameter Crude Petroleum Pipeline and Appurtenant Facilities in Certain Public Streets of the City of Santa Monica

 

            ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-D:     First Reading and Introduction of an Ordinance Amending and Extending Interim Zoning Ordinance No. 2460(CCS), which sets forth interim development standards and procedures pending implementation of the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) through adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance. The three proposed amendments would: 1)expand the allowable outdoor merchandise displays that may be located on private property along Main Street south of Pico Boulevard subject to certain criteria; 2) re-classify businesses of 2,500 SF or less along Main Street south of Pico Boulevard with a food service component that meet certain criteria as a "restaurant, full-service", "restaurant, limited-service and take-out", or "accessory food service" with a parking requirement of one (1) space per 300 SF of floor area; and 3) modify development standards applicable to proposed projects in the Multiple Family Residential Districts (R2, R3, R4) in certain areas of the Pico Neighborhood and Mid-City Neighborhood. The Interim Zoning Ordinance is recommended for extension until July 24, 2015.

 

            ACTION:        Introduced, as amended.

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

8-A:     Disposition of City-Owned Properties at 419 and 1616 Ocean Avenue - recommendation that Council authorize staff to request proposals from nonprofit affordable housing organizations to acquire the occupied, City-owned apartment buildings at 419 Ocean Avenue and 1616 Ocean Avenue and to operate the sites as affordable housing.

 

            ACTION:        Approved.

8-B:     Future Use of Beach Property Leased by the Beach Club - recommendation that the City Council approve findings that there has been no material change in the need for public use of two beach parcels currently leased to the Beach Club for private, authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute two lease extensions, each for an additional ten years with a five option, for the two beach parcels, and appropriate budget increases.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

8-C:     Proposed Ballot Measure Amending the City Charter to Establish A Maximum Registration Fee of $288 Per Controlled Rental Housing Unit and Allowing a Pass Through of Fifty Percent of the Fee - recommendation to adopt the resolution placing a measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot that would amend Title XVIII of the City Charter (The Rent Control Law), to provide for a maximum annual registration fee of $288 per controlled rental unit and to allow landlords to pass through to tenants 50% of the annual registration fee.

 

ACTION:        Approved, as amended. Mayor Pro Tem O'Day and Councilmembers Winterer, Vazquez, and Davis authorized.

 

8-D:     Proposed City Initiative That Would Amend The City Charter To Assure Voter Control Of The Airport Land, If And When The Airport Is Closed, But Would Also Preserve The City Council's Current Authority To Manage Or Close The Airport And That Would Directly Compete With The Initiative Proposed By Aviation Interests - recommendation that the Council approve the attached resolution that would place on the November 2014 ballot an initiative measure amending the City Charter to: (1) expressly preserve the Council's authority as airport proprietor to both manage the Santa Monica Airport ("Airport") for however long it remains open and close all or part of the Airport to aviation use subject to applicable legal restrictions; (2) prohibit new, non-recreational development of the Airport land until the voters approve parameters for how the land will be used and those parameters are effectuated through an adopted specific plan; and (3) compete with the initiative proposed by aviation interests.

 

ACTION:        Approved, as amended. Mayor Pro Tem O'Day and Councilmembers Winterer, Vazquez, and Davis authorized.

 

8-E:     Certification of Qualification of Initiative Petition Relating to the Santa Monica

Airport - recommendation that the Council receive and file the attached Certification of Qualification regarding an initiative measure that would amend the City Charter by adding provisions relating to the  Santa Monica Airport ("the Airport"); and  adopt the attached resolution requesting and directing the actions necessary to place the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

 

ACTION:        Approved.  Mayor Pro Tem O'Day and Councilmembers Winterer, Vazquez, and Davis appointed.

 

9.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:


 

9-A:     Public Hearing and Approval of the Stormwater Parcel Reports, and Stormwater Management User Fees and Clean Beaches and Ocean Parcel Taxes for Fiscal Year 2014-15

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:   Request of Councilmember McKeown that the Council support efforts by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to create for people with mental illness diversion programs out of inhumane and expensive jails and into effective community-based treatment, as described in the July 2014 report "A Way Forward" by the ACLU of Southern California and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

 

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.)

 

Adjourned at 11:35 p.m. in memory of Daniel Archuleta, Sheri Olmon, and Dee Olrich.

 

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