CITY OF SANTA MONICA
                      CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

                        FEBRUARY 25, 1997


A regular meeting of the Santa Monica City Council was called
to order by Mayor O'Connor at 6:35 p.m., on Tuesday, February
25, 1997, in the Council Chambers.

Roll Call:     Present:    Mayor Pamela O'Connor
                           Mayor Pro Tem Robert T. Holbrook
                           Councilmember Ruth Ebner
                           Councilmember Michael Feinstein
                           Councilmember Ken Genser
                           Councilmember Asha Greenberg
                           Councilmember Paul Rosenstein

               Also Present:City Manager John Jalili
                           City Attorney Marsha Jones Moutrie
                           City Clerk Maria M. Stewart

Councilmember Rosenstein led the assemblage in the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

INSPIRATION: A moment of inspiration was provided by the Santa
Monica High School Madrigals.

STUDY SESSION

SS-1: STUDY SESSION/PREFERENTIAL VOTING: Presented was the
study session on preferential voting, with Steve Hill of the
Center for Voting and Democracy.



At 7:10 p.m., a Special City Council/Housing Authority/Parking
Authority Special Joint Meeting was convened. 



Housing Authority
Roll Call:     Present:    Chair Pam O'Connor
                           Vice Chair Robert T. Holbrook
                           Commissioner Ruth Ebner
                           Commissioner Michael Feinstein
                           Commissioner Ken Genser
                           Commissioner Asha Greenberg
                           Commissioner Paul Rosenstein

               Also Present:       Secretary John Jalili
                           Authority Attorney Marsha Jones
Moutrie
                           Authority Clerk Maria M. Stewart

Parking Authority
Roll Call:     Present:    Chair Pam O'Connor
                           Chair Pro Tem Robert T. Holbrook
                           Authority Member Ruth Ebner
                           Authority Member Michael Feinstein
                           Authority Member Ken Genser
                           Authority Member Asha Greenberg
                           Authority Member Paul Rosenstein

               Also Present:       Executive Director John
                                   Jalili
                           Authority Attorney Marsha Jones
Moutrie
                           Authority Clerk Maria M. Stewart

The Mayor/Chair announced that the next matter to be considered
would be Item No. CC/HA/PA-2, which in turn will be combined
with Item No. 10-A.

CC/HA/PA-2: MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW: Presented was the
recommendation that the City Council, Housing Authority, and
Parking Authority adopt their respective resolution amending
the budget for the Fiscal Year 1996-97; that the City Council
adopt the resolution containing changes in job classifications
and salary levels, and the resolution revising the public ride
fee for the Santa Monica Pier Carousel.
       Staff Report

10-A: PUBLIC HEARING/TRANSIT SERVICES: Presented was the public
hearing to receive public comment regarding the five-year
Service Improvement Plan for transit services; approval of the
cancellation policy and elimination of subscription service for
Westside Independent Services for the Elderly (WISE)
Paratransit service; authorization of the implementation of the
proposed fixed route service improvements; and, adoption of a
resolution adjusting the fares for the Santa Monica Municipal
Bus Lines, TIDE shuttle service, and WISE Paratransit service.
       Staff Report

The resolution revising the public ride fee for the Santa
Monica Pier Carousel was withdrawn at the request of staff.

On order of the Mayor/Chair, the public hearing was opened.

Member of the public Joi Fullmer expressed her concerns.

Member of the public Kristy Finzer stated her disagreement with
the recommendations being made with regard to the WISE
paratransit.

Member of the public Kecia Weller spoke in support of the use
of electric buses and the metro cars as well as the changes
proposed for the Big Blue Bus; however, expressed concerns with
the treatment of disabled persons.

Members of the public Mary Booth, Jose Melendez, and Anthony
Loui spoke in support of the staff recommendation.

Members of the public Robert Murray, Madeleine Dawn-Warner,
Jennafer Waggoner, and Marshall M. expressed concerns with
proposed changes.

Member of the public Lynn Bronstein urged Council to extend the
service of the TIDE to 12:00 Midnight.

Motion by Councilmember/Commissioner/Authority Member
Rosenstein, seconded by Councilmember/Commissioner/Authority
Member Ebner, to hear late speakers.  The motion was
unanimously approved by voice vote.

Members of the public Nancy Desser and Maria Arechederra spoke
in support of the staff recommendation.

There being no other speakers, the Mayor/Chair closed the
public hearing.

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, seconded by Councilmember
Ebner, to adopt the five-year Service Improvement Plan as a
blueprint for guiding the development of Big Blue Bus transit
services; approve the cancellation policy and elimination of
subscription service for Westside Independent Services for the
Elderly (WISE) Paratransit Service; authorize implementation of
those fixed route service improvements outlined in the staff
report scheduled to take effect on March 2, 1997; and adopt
Resolution No. 9928(CCS) entitled: "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA REPEALING RESOLUTION NO.
8241(CCS) PERTAINING TO FARES ON THE SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL BUS
LINE AND ESTABLISHING A NEW FARE STRUCTURE," reading by title
only and waiving further reading thereof.  The motion was
approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, seconded by Councilmember
Ebner, to adopt Resolution No. 9924(CCS) entitled: "A
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1996-97," reading by
title only and waiving further reading thereof.  The motion was
approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

Motion by Vice Chair Holbrook, seconded by Commissioner Ebner,
to adopt Resolution No. 71(HAS) entitled: "A RESOLUTION OF THE
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA AMENDING THE
BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1996-97," reading by title only and
waiving further reading thereof.  The motion was approved by
the following vote:

     Ayes:     Commissioners Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Vice Chair Holbrook, Chair O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

Motion by Chair Pro Tem Holbrook, seconded by Authority Member
Ebner, to adopt Resolution No. 228(PAS) entitled: "A RESOLUTION
OF THE PARKING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA AMENDING
THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1996-97," reading by title only
and waiving further reading thereof.  The motion was approved
by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Authority Members Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Chair Pro Tem Holbrook, Chair O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None





Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, seconded by Councilmember
Ebner, to adopt Resolution No. 9923(CCS), entitled:  "A
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
ESTABLISHING NEW CLASSIFICATIONS AND ADOPTING SALARY RATES FOR
ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL, EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR,
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ASSISTANT, FIRE INSPECTOR, ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SENIOR COMBINATION BUILDING INSPECTOR,
SENIOR FIRE INSPECTOR, TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION MANAGER, AND
TRANSIT MAINTENANCE MANAGER," reading by title only and waiving
further reading thereof.
The motion was approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

HA/PA-1:  MINUTES: Motion by Commissioner/Authority Member
Greenberg, seconded by Vice Chair/Chair Pro Tem Holbrook, to
approve the minutes of the Parking Authority and Housing
Authority special joint meeting of September 10, 1996. The
motion was unanimously approved by voice vote.

At 8:55 p.m., the Special City Council/Housing
Authority/Parking Authority Special Joint Meeting was adjourned
and the City Council Meeting was reconvened.

6.   CONSENT CALENDAR:  The Consent Calendar was presented,
whereby all items are considered and approved in one motion
unless removed from the calendar for discussion.

Member of the public Joi Fullmer expressed her concerns.

Councilmember Genser declared a potential conflict of interest
on Item No. 6-F and requested that it be removed from the
Consent Calendar.

At the request of Councilmember Genser Item No. 6-I was removed
from the Consent Calendar.

Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by Councilmember
Feinstein, to approve the Consent Calendar, with the exception
of Item Nos. 6-F and 6-I, reading resolutions and ordinances by
title only and waiving further reading thereof.  The motion was
approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Ebner, Rosenstein, Greenberg,
               Genser, Feinstein,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

6-A: MINUTES APPROVAL:  The City Council minutes of the City
Council meetings of January 21, and January 28, 1997, were
approved as submitted.

6-B:  CONTINUING EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY (JANUARY 1994
EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE):  Resolution No. 9925(CCS) entitled:  "A
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF A CONTINUING LOCAL EMERGENCY," was
adopted.
       Staff Report

6-C: CANCELLATION OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING/MARCH 11, 1997:
The regular Council meeting of March 11, 1997, was canceled due
to lack of a quorum.
       Staff Report

6-D: AGREEMENTS/HOUSING AUTHORITY/MULTI-FAMILY EARTHQUAKE
REPAIR LOAN PROGRAM DIVISION: Contract No. 6621(CCS), a three-year agreement, was approved with Eri S. Kroch and Yona K.
Kroch, in an amount not to exceed $5,610 per month, for the
Housing Authority; and Contract No. 6622(CCS), a two-year lease
agreement, with Eri S. Kroch and Yona K. Kroch in an amount not
to exceed $2,750 per month, for the Multi-Family Earthquake
Repair Loan Program Division.
       Staff Report

6-E: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
SERVICES/PARKING STRUCTURE NOS. 1 THROUGH 6: Contract No.
6623(CCS) was approved with C.M.I. Engineering Consultants, in
an amount not to exceed $48,000, to perform additional
construction management services for the Parking Structure Nos.
1 through 6, Improvement Project.
       Staff Report

6-G: FINAL PARCEL MAP NO. 24457/SUBDIVISION REVERSION/2715
FOURTH STREET: Resolution No. 9926(CCS) entitled: "A RESOLUTION
OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA ACCEPTING AND
APPROVING A REVERSION TO ACREAGE PURSUANT TO FINAL PARCEL MAP
NO. 24457 AT 2715 FOURTH STREET," was adopted.
       Staff Report

6-H: ONE-TIME WAIVER/MULTIFAMILY EARTHQUAKE REPAIR LOAN PROGRAM
GUIDELINES/1438-1444 16TH STREET: Contract No. 6626(CCS), a
one-time waiver of the per-unit Multifamily Earthquake Repair
Loan Program (MERL) Guidelines to approve $535,000 as a bridge
loan and/or permanent gap financing for a housing project at
1438-1444 16th Street, was approved.
       Staff Report

6-J: DONATION/PARKING SCOOTERS/SECURITY/SANTA MONICA HIGH
SCHOOL: Donation of two used Cushman parking scooters to the
Santa Monica-Malibu School District for use by security staff
at Santa Monica High School was authorized.
       Staff Report

6-K: ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT: Contract No.
6627(CCS) was approved with Southern California Edison (ENVEST)
for implementation of Phase Two of an energy efficiency
demonstration project for City facilities.
       Staff Report

6-L: RULES OF ORDER/CLOSED SESSION: Resolution No. 9927(CCS)
entitled: "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
SANTA MONICA AMENDING RESOLUTION 8525(CCS) TO MODIFY THE RULES
OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCT OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TO
REQUIRE THAT THE CLOSED SESSION BE HELD AFTER ALL OTHER
AGENDIZED ITEMS ARE CONSIDERED AND THE CLOSED SESSION IS LISTED
AS THE LAST ITEM ON THE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA," was adopted.
       Staff Report

6-M: TELECOMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP: The recommendation to
seek applications from interested individuals to serve on the
Telecommunications Working Group was approved.
       Staff Report

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

6-I: ACCEPTANCE OF ARTWORK/JACQUELINE DREAGER: Councilmember
Genser advised that he removed this item from the Consent
Calendar in order to highlight it and thank all parties
involved.
       Staff Report

Motion by Councilmember Genser, seconded by Councilmember
Greenberg, to accept the gift of the artwork by Jacqueline
Dreager from the Santa Monica/Malibu Education Foundation for
installation on the Third Street Promenade.  The motion was
approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Ebner, Rosenstein, Greenberg,
               Genser, Feinstein,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

Councilmember Genser, Councilmember Rosenstein, and Mayor Pro
Tem Holbrook declared potential conflicts of interest on Item
No. 6-F and left the dias at 9:02 p.m.

6-F: STREET IMPROVEMENTS: Motion by Councilmember Feinstein,
seconded by Councilmember Greenberg, to 1) award a contract to
perform the annual street improvement project and miscellaneous
paving work to Damon Construction Company, the lowest
responsible bidder, in the amount of $2,899,851; 2) authorize
the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional
services contract with C.M.I. Engineering Consultants for
construction management services for the street resurfacing
work in an amount not to exceed $200,000; 3) authorize the City
Engineer to issue any necessary change orders to complete
additional work in conformance with the Administrative
Instructions on change orders.  The motion was approved by the
following vote:
       Staff Report

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Ebner, Greenberg, Feinstein,
               Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   Councilmembers Rosenstein, Genser, Mayor Pro Tem
     Holbrook

On order of the Mayor, the City Council recessed at 9:10 p.m.,
and reconvened at 9:40 p.m., with all members present.

8-A: CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE CONNECTION: The ordinance was
presented for second reading and adoption.
       Staff Report

Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by Councilmember
Feinstein, to adopt Ordinance No. 1873(CCS) entitled: "AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
AMENDING ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 9.04.08.15.060 TO ALLOW FOR
BRIDGE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN LEGAL NONCONFORMING BUILDINGS IN THE
BSC-2 ZONING DISTRICT," reading by title only and waiving
further reading thereof.  The motion was approved by the
following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

8-B: TENANCY RIGHTS/TENANTS DISPLACED AND RELOCATED/SEISMIC
SAFETY RETROFITTING: The ordinance was presented for second
reading and adoption.
       Staff Report

Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by Councilmember
Feinstein, to adopt Ordinance No. 1874(CCS) entitled: "AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4.36.120 TO REITERATE TENANCY
RIGHTS OF TENANTS DISPLACED AND RELOCATED FOR SEISMIC SAFETY
RETROFITTING," reading by title only and waiving further
reading thereof.  The motion was approved by the following
vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Ebner, Rosenstein, Greenberg,
               Genser, Feinstein,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

8-C: ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING/EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY ACT:
Presented was an ordinance for introduction and first reading
amending and reenacting the Earthquake Recovery Act.
       Staff Report

On order of the Mayor, the public hearing was opened.

Members of the public Joi Fullmer and Brian Hutchings expressed
their concerns.

Member of the public Dale Goldsmith spoke in support of the
proposed ordinance.

Motion by Councilmember Feinstein, seconded by Councilmember
Rosenstein, to hear a late speaker.  The motion was unanimously
approved by voice vote.

Member of the public Nancy Desser expressed concern with the
proposed removal of the North of Wilshire Construction Rate
Program.

There being no other speakers, the Mayor closed the public
hearing.

Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by Councilmember
Feinstein, to introduce for first reading an ordinance
entitled: "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
SANTA MONICA AMENDING AND REENACTING THE EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY
ACT," reading by title only and waiving further reading
thereof.  The motion was approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Feinstein, Genser, Greenberg,
               Rosenstein, Ebner,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None


10-B: ANNUAL REVIEW/COORDINATED PLAN FOR HOMELESS SERVICES:
Presented was the public hearing to receive public input on the
Annual Review of the City's Coordinated Plan for Homeless
Services, and recommendation to approve establishing a schedule
for conducting subsequent annual reviews and corresponding
public hearings in September of each year, beginning in 1997.
       Staff Report

On order of the Mayor, the public hearing was opened.

Member of the public Joi Fullmer expressed her concerns.

Members of the public Kent McGregor, Daniel Ehrler, Darlene
Lasher, Vivian Rothstein, Kathryn Turpin, Holly Irwin, Denise
Mantele, Maria Aragon, Donté Villeroy, Michael Morciglio,
Rhonda Meister, Maxine Hogan, a reader for Pony Gayle, and
Bruce Rankin spoke in support of the City's efforts with its
Coordinated Plan for Homeless Services.



Members of the public Ron Taylor, Terry Scharton, Susan
Dempsey, Debbie Baxter, David Bolog, Marty Martins, Christine
Schanes, Jennafer Waggoner, Moira La Mountain , Ken Ross, David
Patterson, Mark Donovan, Lianne Audette, Mike Davis, Marshall
M., William Vanderlinden, and James Skeie discussed the needs
of the homeless, particularly the need for the showers at
Memorial Park.

Members of the public Sam Zivi, Jacqueline Moore, and Lenora
Hill spoke in support of the City's efforts with its
Coordinated Plan for Homeless Services.

Member of the public John Medlin discussed problems experienced
with homeless individuals.

Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by Councilmember
Ebner, to approve the schedule for conducting subsequent Annual
Reviews and corresponding Public Hearings each September,
beginning in 1997.

Amendment to motion by Councilmember Genser, accepted as
friendly, to conduct a public hearing in January and present
the written Annual Review each September, beginning in 1997. 
The motion, as amended, was approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Ebner, Rosenstein, Greenberg,
               Genser, Feinstein,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

Motion by Councilmember Feinstein, seconded by Councilmember
Genser, to continue the meeting past 11:00 p.m.  The motion was
unanimously approved by voice vote.

11-A: PROGRESS REPORT/TASK FORCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE
CITY PROGRAM: The Progress Report from the City's Task Force on
the Environment and recommendation to direct staff to review
the report and return to Council with any recommendations for
modifications or actions related to the Sustainable City
Program was continued to the meeting of March 18, 1997.

13-A: MARLENE GORDON/JOANIE GORDON: The request of Marlene
Gordon and Joanie Gordon to have their attorney, Peter Rosen,
speak on their behalf relative to the lease agreements between
their businesses Beachcomber Gift Cart/George Gordon
Enterprises, and Pacific Park was withdrawn at the request of
Marlene Gordon and Joanie Gordon.

14-A: APPOINTMENTS/BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: Mayor O'Connor
opened the floor to nominations to the Airport Commission.  

Councilmember Ebner left the dias at 11:50 p.m.

Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook nominated John Joyce.  The nomination
was unanimously approved by voice vote, Councilmember Ebner
absent, and John Joyce was appointed to the Airport Commission
for a term ending June 30, 2000.

Councilmember Ebner returned to the dias at 11:52 p.m.

14-B: APPOINTMENTS/BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: Mayor O'Connor
opened the floor to nominations for the Commission on Older
Americans.

Councilmember Greenberg nominated William Coleman. 
Councilmember Rosenstein nominated Victor Ludwig. 
Councilmember Genser nominated Harold Weiss.  On a call for the
vote, no candidate received a majority of the vote. 
Councilmember Genser asked to change his vote to Victor Ludwig,
who was therefore appointed to the Commission on Older
Americans for a term ending June 30, 1999, on a 4-3 vote.

The appointment to the Architectural Review Board was continued
to the meeting of March 18, 1997.

14-C: SCHEDULING/CITY CEREMONIAL EVENTS: Presented was the
request of Councilmember Rosenstein that Council establish a
policy of scheduling, whenever possible, City ceremonial events
on weekends or evenings when most residents and Councilmembers
are able to attend.  

Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by Councilmember
Feinstein, to direct staff to request that Council establish a
policy of scheduling, whenever feasible, City ceremonial events
on weekends or evenings.  The motion was approved by voice
vote, Councilmember Genser opposed.

14-D: CONSIDERATION OF HOLDING THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE
HOUSING ELEMENT ON MARCH 18, 1997: Presented was the request of
Mayor O'Connor to consider holding the public hearing on the
Housing Element on March 18, 1997, instead of March 4, 1997,
due to scheduling conflicts.

Motion by Councilmember Rosenstein, seconded by Councilmember
Feinstein, that the public hearing on the Housing Element be
held on March 18, 1997, instead of March 4, 1997.  The motion
was unanimously approved by voice vote.

15: PUBLIC INPUT: Member of the public Brian Hutchings
expressed his concerns on various items.



9-A: CLOSED SESSION: At 12:02 a.m., Council adjourned to Closed
Session for the purpose of the following:

1.   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation:
     Bailey v. City of Santa Monica.  Case No. CV 95 5080 RAP
     (RMCx).

     Motion by Councilmember Greenberg, seconded by
     Councilmember Ebner, to approve a settlement agreement,
     the substance of which is as follows:

     1.        The City will pay the firefighters a total of
               $108,544.35, which represents retroactive FLSA
               overtime payments for the period from May 7,
               1991, to present;

     2.        The City will pay the firefighters $10,348,
               which represents attorney's fees incurred by the
               firefighters in connection with the FLSA
               lawsuit;

     3.        The firefighters will dismiss their lawsuits
               against the City and release the City from all
               liability regarding overtime and other
               compensation issues; and

     4.        The City will implement a new FLSA formula which
               is easier to administer and should result in
               cost savings to the City by taking credits for
               bonuses and MOU overtime already paid to the
               firefighters.

The motion was approved by the following vote:

     Ayes:     Councilmembers Ebner, Rosenstein, Greenberg,
               Genser, Feinstein,
               Mayor Pro Tem Holbrook, Mayor O'Connor
     Noes:     None
     Absent:   None

2.   Conference with Legal Counsel - Pending Litigation: City
     of Santa Monica v. Mobil Oil Corporation, Case No. SC
     045788.

     Action: Not heard.

3.   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation: Bean
     & Waco v. City of Santa Monica, Case No. CV 93-0447.

     Action: Not heard.




4.   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation:
     Washington & Hicks v. City of Santa Monica, Case No. CV
     92-1884.

     Action: Not heard.

At 12:07 a.m., Council reconvened with all members present.

ADJOURNMENT:  At 12:08 a.m., the meeting was adjourned to March
18, 1997, in memory of Gary Heath.