CITY OF SANTA MONICA AGENDAS

 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND SPECIAL JOINT MEETING

 

OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

 

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

 

 

MEETING BEGINS AT 5:45 P.M.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

 

 

1.  CONSENT CALENDAR:  (All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a Councilmember for discussion.)

 

1-A:     Approval of minutes of the April 8, April 22, and April 29, 2008, City Council meetings.

 

            MINUTES

 

1-B:     Purchase of Hybrid Sport Utility Vehicles - recommendation to award Bid No. 2943 to Toyota of Santa Monica, in the amount of $111,504, to furnish and deliver three sport utility vehicles. 

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

1-C:     Approval of Statement of Official Action denying appeals of the Landmarks Commission denial of Landmark Applications for the ficus trees on 2nd and 4th Streets.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

1-D:     Approval of Statement of Official Action denying appeal of Landmarks Commission approval of Certificate of Appropriateness application for the property at 2642 2nd Street.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

1-E:     Project management services for various capital improvement projects - recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Wildan Group, in the amount of $189,500, to provide temporary project management services to various CIP projects; and, authorize the proposed budget changes.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

1-F:     Support for transportation infrastructure legislation - recommendation to confirm support for transportation infrastructure legislation proposed by Assembly Member Mike Feuer that creates new financing tools to fund needed transportation projects, and direct staff to advocate for their passage.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

1-G:     Location and operation of the Museum of Flying - recommendation to designate 3090/3100 Airport Avenue as the new location for the construction and operation of the Museum of Flying; and, authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a lease agreement with the Museum of Flying for its operation.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY:

 

ROLL CALL OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

1-H:     Property-based Assessment District (PBAD) in Downtown Santa Monica - recommendation that Council accept petitions submitted in favor of a PBAD representing more than 40% of the proposed assessments from property owners in proposed District; adopt a resolution of intention to consider establishment of the PBAD, set a public hearing for July 8, 2008, accept the Engineer's Report, and authorize the mailing of ballots to the property owners within the District.  Recommendation that the Redevelopment Agency and the City Council authorize the Executive Director and the City Manager, respectively, to cast appropriate ballots in support of the District.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING

 

2.   CLOSED SESSIONS:

 

2-A:     Conference with Real Property Negotiator

            Property:  1701 - 25 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

            City Negotiator:  Andy Agle, Director, Housing and Economic Dev.

            Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

            Owner of Record: Santa Monica Redevelopment Agency

 

2-B:     Threat to Security of Public Facility

            Consultation with: Police Chief

 

2-C:     Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b): 161 Ocean Park Boulevard.

 

2-D:     Anticipated Litigation: Anticipate significant exposure to litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b): 2300 Wilshire Boulevard.

 

2-E:     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: In the Matter of Compliance with Federal Obligations by the City of Santa Monica, California, FAA Docket No. 16-02-08

 

2-F:     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: United States of America and Peters v. City of Santa Monica, USDC, Case No. CV08-02695 CW(Ex)

 

2-G:     Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation: Treesavers v. City Of Santa Monica, SC Case No. BS 111 346.

 

6:45 P.M.  RETURN TO AGENDA ACTION ITEMS:

 

INSPIRATION:  Presentation of poem by Annie Griffin from St. Monica High School, for the California Poetry Out Loud contest.

 

3.  STUDY SESSION:

 

3-A:     Homeless Update Report.

            POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

 

4.  SPECIAL AGENDA ITEMS:

 

4-A:     Proclamation declaring May 2008 as Mental Health Month in the City of Santa Monica.

 

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:     Adoption of resolution to amend the Land Use and Circulation Element to allow neighborhood serving uses in the Civic Center Area; Adoption of resolution to amend the Civic Center Specific Plan related to the proposed housing development; and, introduction and first reading of an ordinance of the City of Santa Monica amending the Zoning Ordinance to allow neighborhood serving uses in the Civic Center Area and approving the Development Agreement between the City of Santa Monica and related/Santa Monica Village, LLC for the mixed use project known as The Village at Santa Monica.

 

            STAFF REPORT

            MEMORANDUM & ERRATA SHEET

            PROPOSED RESOLUTION – CIVIC CENTER

            PROPOSED RESOLUTION - LUCE

            POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

 

7-B:     Introduction and first reading of an ordinance modifying Municipal Code Section 9.04.08.28.040 to permit the incidental sale of merchandise at the Main Street Farmers Market by individual businesses in the CM Main Street Commercial District.  (Continued from April 22, 2008).

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

7-C:     Introduction and first reading of an interim ordinance extending the interim ordinances modifying zoning regulations pertaining to automobile dealerships, associated automobile parking structures and automobile storage lots, including allowing development of automobile parking structures and automobile storage facilities associated with an adjacent dealership on certain residentially zoned sites, establishing development standards, design standards, review processes and operational standards, authorizing automobile dealerships in the M1 District, adjusting the F.A.R. calculation methodology, authorizing employee parking on existing inventory lots in the BCD Zoning District and modifying the temporary use permit provisions for dealerships, until August 8, 2010.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

7-D:     Introduction and first reading of an ordinance amending Municipal Code Chapter 6.104 to clarify and update the City’s massage regulations to better conform them to community needs and current case law.  (Continued from April 22, 2008.)

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

           

8-A:     Five-Year rate schedules for water and wastewater - recommendation that Council approve a five-year plan to increase water and wastewater rates; a revision of the rate structure for both water and wastewater to a commodity-only structure to promote water efficiency and conservation; a discounted low income customer wastewater rate for usage; enhanced funding levels for capital, operating, and rate stabilization reserve funds; adopt a resolution setting a public hearing on July 8, 2008 to hear any protests or objections to the proposed increases for water and wastewater rate increases.

 

            STAFF REPORT

            POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

 

9.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:


 

9-A:     Proposed FY 2008-09 One-Year Action Plan allocation federal CDBG and HOME funds - recommendation to approve the proposed One-Year Action Plan; authorize staff to submit required documents to receive CDBG and HOME entitlement grant funds.

 

            STAFF REPORT

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:   Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Pier Restoration Corporation Board of Directors for a term ending November 10, 2009.  (Continued from April 22, 2008)

 

13-B:   Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Architectural Review Board for a term ending June 30, 2010.

 

13-C:  Request of Councilmember Holbrook to support AB 811 (Levine and Beall), a bill to assist in financing the upfront costs of solar power and other energy efficiency improvements through an existing public improvement assessment program, by authorizing cities and counties to provide low interest loans to free and willing property owners with long-term repayments added to their annual property taxes bills. (Continued from April 22, 2008.)

 

13-D:  Request of Councilmember Genser and Mayor Pro Tem Bloom that the Council adopt a resolution opposing cuts to education in the State of California's proposed 2008-2009 budget.

 

            PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

14.  PUBLIC INPUT:  (Public comment is permitted only on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City.  Please note that State law prohibits the City Council from taking any action on items not listed on the agenda, including issues raised under this agenda item.)

 

Any documents produced by the City and distributed to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on this agenda will be made available at the City Clerk's Counter located at City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, during normal business hours.

 

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ADJOURNMENT.

 

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