City Council Meeting Wrap Up for September 9, 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 AGENDAS

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 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 - Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2): 1 case - 402 Colorado

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):  In re Transient Occupancy Tax Cases, California Supreme Court Case Number S218400

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

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

 

ACTION:        Heard. No reportable action taken.

 

1-E:     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. City of Santa Monica et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number SC 122 897

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 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.

 

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

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3-A:     Approve the minutes of the August 26, 2014 City Council meeting.

 

ACTION:        Approved, as amended.

 

3-B:     Professional Services Agreement for the Reed and Ozone Parks Improvements Project - recommendation that City Manager negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Katharine Spitz Associates, Inc. to provide design services for the Reed Park and Ozone Park Improvements Project, in an amount not to exceed $116,637, and authorize budget changes.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

3-C:     Professional Services Agreement Modification for the Buffer Park Project - recommendation that the City Manager negotiate and execute a fourth modification to Professional Services Agreement No. 9639 (CCS) with Mia Lehrer and Associates, to provide additional design services for the Buffer Park Project, in the amount of $50,413, resulting in a two-year amended agreement with a new total not to exceed $360,868, and authorize budget changes.

ACTION:        Approved, as amended.

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY:

ROLL CALL OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESSOR AGENCY

3-D:     Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule - recommendation that Santa Monica Redevelopment Successor Agency (Agency) adopt resolutions approving the Agency's Draft Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule and administrative budget for January 2015 through June 2015.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

8.  ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

 

8-A:     Bergamot Station Arts Center Policy and Process - recommendation that the City Council affirm or identify modifications to the current vision and plan for the Bergamot Station Arts Center; and if Council affirms the current vision, authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement  with 26Street TOD Partners LLC to implement the vision for the City-owned property located at 2525 Michigan Avenue, home to the Bergamot Station Arts Center.

 

ACTION:        Approved, as amended.

 

 

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 from June 24, 2014)

ACTION:        Continued to September 23, 2014 Council meeting.

 

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

            (Continued from July 8, 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:        Continued to September 23, 2014 Council meeting.

 

 

13-C:  Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Arts Commission for a term ending on June 30, 2015. (Continued from July 8th meeting)

 

ACTION:        Continued to September 23, 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 July 8, 2014)

 

ACTION:        Continued to September 23, 2014 Council meeting.

 

13-E:   Request of Mayor Pro Tem O'Day and Councilmember Winterer to allocate $20,000 of Council discretionary funds to Grades of Green Trash Free Lunch program to enroll three new Santa Monica schools in the two-year program, continue three Santa Monica schools into a second year of the program and initiate yearlong leadership program called Youth Corps, where students are empowered by seeing their green ideas turned into action as they create real change on their school campus.

ACTION:        Approved.

 

13-F:   Recommendation to accept Tanya Brown Merriman's resignation from the Arts Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

ACTION:        Accepted with regrets.

 

 

 

13-G:  Recommendation to accept Joan Robey's resignation from the Arts Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

ACTION:        Accepted with regrets.

 

 

13-H:  Request of Mayor O'Connor and Councilmember Davis that the Council direct staff to follow and analyze Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposal to raise the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles.  If Los Angeles raises its minimum wage, staff is further directed to analyze the effect that raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles will have on the City of Santa Monica and to place a discussion regarding the possibility of raising the minimum wage in Santa Monica on the Council agenda. 

ACTION:        Approved.

 

13-I:    Request of Councilmembers Davis and Winterer that, in anticipation of the expiration of the current contract at this site, the City Manager issue an RFP for children's-oriented activities at the ingress/egress of the Main Street Farmers Market that gives preference to partners in our Buy Local initiative and non-animal activities, such as painting, arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, food preparation and decoration. If the bids do not meet with Council's approval, Council may reserve the entrance to the Main Street market for open space or dining.

ACTION:        Approved, as amended.

 

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 1:47 a.m.

 

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