City Council Meeting Wrap Up for February 24, 2015

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COMPLETED AGENDAS 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

 

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):  Harris v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 341 569

 

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): Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 563 050

 

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): Korolyov v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 522 762

 

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:     Proclamation Declaring March 2015 as Women's History Month

ACTION:        Proclamation provided.

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 February 10, 2015 City Council meeting.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-B:     Cancellation of a regular Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - recommendation that the City Council vote to cancel the regular meeting scheduled for March 10, 2015, due to lack of a quorum and schedule a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in City Hall.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

 

3-C:     Police Department Purchase of Ammunitions -recommendation to authorize the Purchasing Services Manager to issue a purchase order to Dooley Enterprises, Inc. for Police Department Ammunitions, with a sole source purchase in an amount not to exceed $75,000 for one year, with two additional one year renewal options to extend on the same terms and conditions for a total not to exceed $225,000, with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-D:     Windward School Lease Agreement Amendment - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to the Windward School lease agreement to allow a covenant to be recorded on City-owned property and require its removal at the time of lease termination.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-E:     Purchase of Mobile Training Building Prop for Fire Department - recommendation to award RFP #18 to Fire Training Structures, LLC (FTS) for the purchase, delivery and installation of one new mobile Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) building prop for the Fire Department Training Center; authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contractual service agreement with FTS, in an amount not to exceed $805,044; and, authorize the budget changes.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-F:     Memoranda of Understanding with SMART T-D, formerly the United Transportation Union, Local 1785 and Revised Executive Pay Plan - recommendation that the City Council: 1) adopt the attached resolution accepting the tentative agreement and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Memoranda of Understanding with SMART T-D, formerly the United Transportation Union, Local 1785; 2) adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Revised Executive Pay Plan; and 3) approve the revised salary schedule effective as a result of the negotiated tentative agreement reached for by the classifications represented by SMART T-D and certain specific classifications covered by the Executive Pay Plan.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-G:     Furnish and Deliver Four Para-Transit Accessible Vans - recommendation to award Bid #4177 to Creative Bus Sales Inc., for the purchase of four CNG-powered Mobility Ventures (MV-1) paratransit accessible vans, and authorize a purchase order in an amount not to exceed $242,314; authorize the Purchasing Services Manager to issue a purchase order with Creative Bus Sales., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $242,314; and authorize the budget changes.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-H:     Execute Enabling Agreements to Procure Electricity Through Direct Access - recommendation that City Council authorize the City Manager to: 1) approve 3 Phases Renewables, Constellation NewEnergy Inc., and, Shell Energy North America, to be a part of the pre-qualified list of vendors to procure electricity through Direct Access; 2) select the best bidder from the pre-qualified list on an annual basis and negotiate and execute a purchase agreement with that vendor in order to procure power for that year, based on the best bid; this could be the same vendor each year, or another pre-qualified vendor, based on the bids received; and 3) negotiate and execute a purchase agreement with one of the vendors on the pre-qualified list on an annual basis: 3 Phases Renewables; Constellation NewEnergy Inc.; and, Shell Energy North America, in an amount not to exceed $3 million for one year, with four additional one year renewal options in the amount of $3 million, for a total amount not to exceed $15 million over a 5 year period with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-I:       Bid Award for the Purchase of 16 Ford F-250 Compressed Natural Gas Pick-up Trucks - recommendation that the City Council: 1) award Bid #4172 to Fritts Ford for the purchase and delivery of 16 Ford F-250 compressed natural gas (CNG) pick-up trucks; 2) authorize the Purchasing Services Manager to issue a purchase order with Fritts Ford for the purchase and delivery of 16 Ford F-250 CNG pick-up trucks in an amount not to exceed $698,177, with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval; and 3)

authorize budget changes.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-J:      Acceptance of 2014 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Funds - recommendation that City Council authorize the City Manager to accept a grant awarded in the amount of $308,507 from the 2014 Urban Area Security Initiative and execute subrecipient agreement and related documents to purchase equipment and training that supports regional homeland security goals; and authorize budget changes.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-K:     Bid Award for Purchase of Three ¾ Ton Extended Cab Service Body Compressed Natural Gas Pick-up Trucks - recommendation that the City Council: 1) award Bid #4174 to Frontier Ford for the purchase and delivery of three ¾ ton, extended cab, service body, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pick-up trucks; and 2) authorize the Purchasing Services Manager to issue a purchase order with Frontier Ford for the purchase and delivery of three ¾ ton, extended cab, service body, CNG pick-up trucks in an amount not to exceed $240,782 with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

JOINT MEETING WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

 

ROLL CALL

 

3-L:     Annual Update on City Investment Policy - recommendation that the City Council and Successor Agency Governing Board: 1) Review and approve the City Investment Policy for the City and the Successor Agency Investments; 2) Extend the delegation of investment authority to the Director of Finance as City Treasurer/Treasurer of the Successor Agency, from March 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016; and, 3) Adopt a resolution authorizing the establishment of bank and brokerage accounts and approving the list of persons authorized to conduct transactions with the State Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) on behalf of the City and the Successor Agency.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

9.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:


 

9-A:     Public Hearing to Adopt Water Rates - recommendation that the City Council: 1. hold a public hearing; 2. receive public comment pursuant to Proposition 218 requirements; 3. Consider all protests against the proposed water rate increases that have been submitted in accordance with Proposition 218; 4. adopt the attached resolution establishing a five year schedule of water rate adjustments comprising a 9% maximum increase in the first year and 13% maximum rate increases in the following four years; and 5. authorize budget changes as outlined in the Financial Impacts & Budget Actions section of this report.

 

 

ACTION:        Approved as amended.

 

 

6.  ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS:

 

6-A:     Appeal by International Workers of the World of the City's Decision Denying the Union's Petition To Be Recognized As The Exclusive Representative of Eleven Labor Trainee As-Needed Employees Assigned to Beach Maintenance - recommendation that the City Council: 1. review the information supplied by this report, including the record of the petition for recognition filed by the International Workers of the World (IWW) to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining representative of eleven labor trainee-as needed City employees assigned to beach maintenance; 2. conduct a public hearing on the IWW's petition, pursuant to the Council Rules, Ordinance 801, and other requirements of law; and 3. based upon the law, the record supplied with this report, and any additional information and evidence provided before and at the hearing, make a decision on the appeal.

 

ACTION:        Appeal denied.

 

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 modifying Chapter 4.12 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code updating the City's noise regulations to better protect the community's health and welfare and to ensure compliance with applicable legal standards.

 

ACTION:        Adopted.

 

7-B:     Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance adding Section 4.04.162 to the Santa Monica Municipal Code prohibiting certain animals from the Beach, Ocean Front Walk, the Pier and Pier ramp, the Third Street Promenade, the Downtown Transit Mall, and all City parks and adjacent sidewalks.

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

7-C:     Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance reducing the membership of the Arts Commission from thirteen to eleven members.

 

ACTION:        Introduced.

 

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

8-A:     Concept Design Approval for the Proposed Interim Use of the City-Owned Property at 4th St. and Colorado Ave. to Facilitate Expo Connectivity; and Approval of Funding for Construction Documents and Continued Long Term-Use Analysis and Site Studies - recommendation that the City Council: 1) approve the revised interim use concept design for the City-owned property at 4th and Colorado Station Site (Option C) and direct staff to proceed with schematic design, design development and construction documents for an interim use at the 4th/Colorado Station Site at a cost of $2.0 million; 2) approve the concept design for 16th Street to improve immediate Expo Station and Memorial Park access, to be implemented with existing maintenance and project funds; and, 3) authorize budget changes.

 

ACTION:        Approved and staff direction provided.

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:   Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Commission on the Status of Women for a term ending on June 30, 2015.(Continued from the January 27, 2015 meeting)

 

ACTION:        Continued to a date uncertain.

 

13-B:   Request of Mayor McKeown, Mayor Pro Tem Vazquez, and Councilmember Winterer that the Council allocate from its contingency fund $10,000 to the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association/Vocal Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, to support scholarships enabling all members of the Samohi Madrigal Ensemble and Chamber Singers, including those from lower-income families, to participate in this April's ten-day tour of cathedrals and historic venues in Brussels, Amsterdam, and Paris.

 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

13-C:  Request of Mayor McKeown, Mayor pro tem Vazquez, and Councilmember Winterer that the Council allocate from its contingency fund $20,000 to the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association/Samohi Band Parents Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, to support scholarships enabling all members of the Santa Monica High School Wind Ensemble, including those from lower-income families, to participate in this April¹s Sounds of Spring International Music Festival and perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 

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 11:44.

 

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