CITY OF SANTA MONICA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
(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) – City of Santa Monica et al. v. California Department of Finance et al., Sacramento Superior Court Case Number 34-2013-80001383
1-B: Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) – City of Santa Monica v. Roesling Nakamura Terade Architects, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number 121060
1-C: Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) – 1 case: Claim of Dunn and Robhana
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
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 24, 2013 City Council meeting.
3-B: Professional Services Agreement for OPCC – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a sole source professional services agreement with OPCC (formerly known as Ocean Park Community Center), in an amount not to exceed $16,805 per year, with four additional one-year renewal options in the amount of $16,805 for a total not to exceed $82,540, to provide domestic violence advocacy services for victims in domestic violence cases prosecuted by the City Attorney's Office.
3-C: Professional Services for Removal of Two Underground Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks at BBB Facility - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Charles E. Thomas Co., in an amount not to exceed $383,910 to provide professional services to remove two 40,000-gallon underground diesel fuel tanks at Big Blue Bus Facility, and authorize budget changes.
3-D: Bid Award and Establishment of a Pre-Qualified Vendor List for Roofing Contractor Services – recommendation to award Bid #4097 for roofing contractor services to a pre-qualified list of three contractors: Apex Roofing Contractors, Best Contracting Services, and TECTA America Southern California, in a cumulative amount not to exceed $325,000 for FY 2013-14, with two one-year options to renew, for a total not to exceed amount of $975,000 over a three-year period.
3-E: Disposition of City-Owned Property at 1122 22nd Street – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to proceed with sequential negotiations with the two highest and best bidders for the sale of City-owned property located at 1122 22nd Street, as follows: 1) negotiate and execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Pezhman Firoozfam in the amount of $1.067 million; 2) In the event of unsuccessful negotiations with Pezhman Firoozfam, authorize to negotiate and execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Maryland Estates, Inc. in the amount of $1.025 million; direct staff to set aside sale proceeds for affordable housing and preservation; and, authorize any budget changes.
3-F: 223 Broadway Sublease - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a sublease agreement with California Love, LLC for the retail space at 223 Broadway, beginning November 1, 2013 and extending through June 30, 2017, in accordance with the terms described in the report, and authorize budget changes.
3-G: Revisions to the Agency Funding Levels within the Approved FY 2011-15 Human Services Grants Program for St. Joseph Center and Hospitality Training Academy – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a first modification to Grant Agreement No. 9415, in the amount of $147,000 with St. Joseph Center, to implement coordinated and interdisciplinary services in support of the most vulnerable older youth and their families via the Youth Resource Team (YRT 2.0); and, authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Grant Agreement with Hospitality Training Academy, in an amount not to exceed $92,688 in FY 2013-14 for vocational training and placement targeted to opportunity and other at-risk youth.
6. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS:
6-A: Appeal of Conditional Use Permit (13CUP004) and Parking Variance (13VAR005) to allow the operation of an exercise facility, and to allow a parking variance to satisfy off-street parking requirements associated with the proposed use at 2433 Main Street – recommendation the City Council deny the appeal and uphold the Planning Commission’s approval of Conditional Use Permit 13-004 and Variance 13-005 for a new exercise facility at 2433 Main Street based on the draft findings and conditions of approval contained in this staff report.
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: Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance Amending Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Chapter 4.55 Related to Commercial Fitness or Athletic Instruction, Classes or Camps in Parks and the Beach; and Adopt a Fee Resolution Establishing Permit Fees and Use Charges.
7-B: Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 9.04.10.08 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code in order to implement the proposed Parking In-Lieu Fee Program within the City’s Downtown Parking Assessment District.
7-C: Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance approving Development Agreement 12-006 for Amendment to Development Agreement 11-001 for the Mixed-Use Project at 401 Broadway.
7-D: Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance Modifying Section 3.16.120 of Santa Monica Municipal Related to Exemption of Payment at Parking Meters for Clean Air Vehicles.
13. COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:
13-A: Request of Councilmembers Davis, McKeown, and Vazquez that Council direct staff to make available a loan from the City's General Fund to the Santa Monica Housing Authority, if necessary to assure that no Santa Monica resident section 8 voucher renters are evicted due to the cut-off of Housing and Urban Development Department funds as part of the federal government shutdown, with the expectation the loan will be repaid once the HUD revenue stream is renewed.
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.)
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