CITY OF SANTA MONICA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
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): Kaur v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC542 484
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. United States of America, et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District Case Number 14-55583
1-C: Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1): Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City et al. v. City of Santa Monica et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BS147678.
1-D: Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2): 1 case – 402 Colorado
1-E: 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
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 May 18-24, 2014 as National Public Works Week in Santa Monica
2-B: Recognition of Graduates of the People’s Academy
2-C: Proclamation declaring May 2014 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Santa Monica
2-D: Proclamation declaring May 2014 as Older Americans Month in Santa Monica
2-E: Proclamation declaring May 2014 as Historic Preservation Month in Santa Monica
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 April 22, 2014 City Council meeting.
3-B: Case Closure of Environmental Clean-Up Activities at the Municipal Bus Lines Yard – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Covenant and Environmental Restriction on Property with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region in order to close the low-threat underground storage tank case located at the Municipal Bus Line (BBB) yard.
3-C: Second Modification to Commerce Energy Agreement for the Purchase of Renewable Electricity – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a second modification to Professional Services Agreement #9292 with Commerce Energy to provide renewable electricity for City electrical accounts from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 at a rate not to exceed $0.0846 per kilowatt hour, resulting in a two and one half year amended contract term.
3-F: Purchase of One Additional CNG Side Loader Refuse Packer Unit –recommendation to approve a change order to Purchase Order 360383-OP with Boerner Truck Center, in the amount of $288,717 for the purchase and delivery of one additional compressed natural gas (CNG) side loader refuse packer unit, resulting in an amended purchase order with a new total amount not to exceed $1,115,605.
3-G: Construction of the Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Project – recommendation to appropriate Council contingency funds in the amount of $23,050 for the construction of the Woodlawn Memorial Wall Project.
3-H: Redemption of Wastewater Enterprise Refunding Revenue Bonds Series 2005A – recommendation that the City Council authorize staff to redeem all outstanding Wastewater Enterprise Refunding Revenue Bonds (2005 Series A).
3-I: Supplemental Law Enforcement Services – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with the County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, in an amount not to exceed $260,000 for supplemental law enforcement services for special events occurring in the City of Santa Monica with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval, and appropriate budget increases.
3-J: Transportation of Santa Monica Police Department Prisoners – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract service agreement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, in an amount not to exceed $99,183 for prisoner transportation services from Santa Monica to the Los Angeles Superior Court at Los Angeles Airport, with four additional one-year renewal options, for a total amount not to exceed $548,049.
3-K: Sublease of Retail Space at 223 Broadway – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a sublease agreement with Gelatoro, LLC, or an alternate subtenant, for the retail space at 223 Broadway that would extend through June 30, 2017.
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 proposed Development Agreement 13DEV-010 to allow Construction of a Multi-screen Movie Theater Complex on the 3rd level of Santa Monica Place at 315 Colorado Avenue.
7-B: Introduction for First Reading of an ordinance amending Santa Monica Municipal Code Chapter 4.65 to increase the City’s Living Wage for direct employees and City contractors to $15.37 per hour effective July 1, 2014.
7-C: Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance amending Article VI and Chapter 4.32 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code Reducing Various Business Regulations and Police Permits.
8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:
8-A: Hines Development Agreement – Decision on Referendum – recommendation to hold a public hearing to reconsider and determine whether to repeal Ordinance No. 2454 (the Hines Development Agreement) or to submit the question of repealing the ordinance to the voters; if Council sends the question to the voters, recommendation to place the measure on the ballot of the November general election and that Council direct staff to prepare the necessary resolutions.
11-A: Public Hearing to Adopt Revised Solid Waste Rates – recommendation to hold a public hearing, receive public comment pursuant to Proposition 218 requirements, and to adopt a resolution establishing revised solid waste rates.
11-B: Amendment of Preferential Parking Zone MM – recommendation to amend the regulations to “2 hour parking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily and No Parking between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. daily” for Preferential Parking Zone MM for the following blocks: Bay, Grant, Pacific and Pearl Streets between Lincoln Boulevard and 10th Street; and to adopt a resolution amending Preferential Parking Zone MM and amending Resolution 9344 CCS (Resolution of the City Council of the City of Santa Amending Preferential Parking Zones).
13. COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:
13-A: Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Housing Commission for a term ending on June 30, 2017. (Continued from 4/22/2014)
13-B: Request of Councilmembers Davis and Winterer that the Council allocate $5,000 to the Santa Monica Public Policy Institute Foundation, a 501(3)c, to underwrite the cost of the PPI's 3rd Annual Spring Symposium "Arts and Citizenship: Effecting Public Policy through Personal Narrative" and allocate up to $3500 to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation to defray the costs of providing bus service to K-12 students to the event.
13-C: Request of Councilmember McKeown that the Council support AB 2565 (Muratsuchi), which would allow renters to place electric vehicle charging stations in rented parking spaces, and authorize City staff to convey our support to our City lobbyist, state legislators, and the Governor.
13-D: Recommendation to accept Edward Edwards’ resignation from the Art Commission.
13-E: Recommendation to accept Nishith Bhatt’s resignation from the Recreation and Parks Commission.
13-F: Request of Councilmember Vazquez that the Council allocate $15,000 in Council contingency funds to support the City’s Dia de los Muertos celebration this year. The amount requested would support the City’s efforts for coordinated marketing and outreach for the many other community based celebrations of this important cultural tradition of residents of the Pico Neighborhood. And would fund the City’s event at Woodlawn Cemetery, which includes musicians and workshops for all ages. The event was funded last year out of Council contingency funds as well.
13-G: Request of Mayor O’Connor, Councilmembers O’Day and McKeown to direct staff to draft a proposed amendment to the City Charter concerning the future use of the Santa Monica Airport land that would require voter approval for any significant change in the use of the land but which would protect the City Council’s discretion to manage the Airport, including Council’s authority to limit or terminate particular land uses and leases in order to protect community health and welfare and the environment, and which would contain language to ensure that all provisions of the measure would become effective if adopted by the voters in the November election.
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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