City Council Meeting 6-23-09                                                               Santa Monica, California

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NUMBER ____ (CCS)

 

 

(City Council Series)

 

 

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF SANTA MONICA SETTING THE AMOUNT OF FEES TO BE

CHARGED FOR THE USE OF COMMUNITY

AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE

COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA, FOR THE RENTAL

OF CIVIC AUDITORIUM PARKING SPACES, AND FOR

THE USE OF BEACH PARKING LOTS AND A DEFINITION OF

FACILITY USER CATEGORIES

 

 

WHEREAS, the municipal facilities managed by the Community and Cultural Services Department of the City of Santa Monica are for use by the public; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the City of Santa Monica to charge for the use of City facilities when such use benefits individuals rather than the community as a whole; and

WHEREAS, the Santa Monica Municipal Code authorizes the City to establish user fees for services, for opportunities provided by the City to individuals rather than the general public, and for commercial and other uses of public property by individuals and groups, and further authorizes setting the amount of such fees by resolution; and

WHEREAS, the City has calculated the cost of making various facilities available for use by individuals and groups; and

WHEREAS, the City makes various recreational facilities, fields, courts, parking lots, swimming pools, rooms, auditoriums, and patios, which are sited in City parks, Santa Monica beach and other locations available for recreational activities and events pursuant to City guidelines; and

WHEREAS, the City makes plots in the community gardens available for individual use; and

WHEREAS, the City makes rooms at the Ken Edwards Center available for various types of meetings; and

WHEREAS, fees for use of City recreational facilities by the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District and the Santa Monica Community College are established by separate facilities agreements between the City and those entities; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the City to establish its user fee schedules so as to promote use of its limited facilities by this community and by groups working to promote this community’s welfare;

WHEREAS City recreational facility users are further defined in the Facility User Categories listing shown in Exhibit G,

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  Facility rental fees for use of facilities located in City parks and at the Ken Edwards Center shall be as specified in Exhibits A and B which are attached to and are part of this Resolution.

SECTION 2.  Fees for the rental of sports facilities shall be as specified in Exhibit C which is attached to and is part of this Resolution.

SECTION 3.  Permit fees for filming and photography in Ken Edwards Center, buildings and sports facilities in City parks, at Santa Monica State Beach, and in beach parking lots shall be as specified in Exhibit D which is attached to and is part of this Resolution.  Additional beach filming permit information is specified in Resolution 9862 (CCS).

SECTION 4.  Fees for rental of the Santa Monica Swim Center pools and meeting room shall be as specified in Exhibit E which is attached to and is part of this Resolution.

SECTION 5.  The City of Santa Monica has garden plots that are licensed to Santa Monica residents only in accordance with conditions set forth in the Community Gardens License Agreement, on an annual basis at a rate of $60 per year.  License Agreements are valid January 1 – December 31.

Gardeners licensed plots for a partial year will pay the following:

1.            $60 if licensed January – March

2.            $45 if licensed April – June

3.            $30 if licensed June – August

4.            $15 if licensed September – December

 

SECTION 6.  The fee for renting available Civic Auditorium parking spaces shall not exceed Seven Dollars and Twenty-Seven Cents ($7.27) per automobile space per period of occupancy, not to exceed twelve (12) hours.  Parking for Auditorium events shall have precedence over parking for the general public, including City employees.  Notwithstanding any provisions contained herein, the City may grant free use of said parking spaces to the general public.

SECTION 7.  Beach parking lots may be rented for community events as follows:

2030 Barnard Way lot:         1/6 of the lot:            $4,000 per day

                                                1/3 of the lot:            $8,000 per day

 

2600 Barnard Way lot:         1/6 of the lot:            $2,000 per day

                                                1/3 of the lot:            $4,000 per day

 

1550 PCH lot:                        1/8 of the lot:            $2,000 per day

                                                ¼ of the lot:              $4,000 per day

                                                ½ of the lot:              $8,000 per day

 

SECTION 8.  The fee for use of volleyball courts at Santa Monica State beach for volleyball tournaments is $500 per day.

SECTION 9.   Permits for Miles Memorial Playhouse shall be granted according to the priority usage categories listed below:

1.         City of Santa Monica Cultural Classes, Workshops, Activities and Productions

The City of Santa Monica offers a range of cultural classes, workshops, activities and productions for youth (defined as toddler through college age).  Programming must be appropriate and accessible for these age ranges and meet the goal of offering culturally diverse programming.  These classes, workshops, activities and productions are offered in conjunction with the Department of Community and Cultural Services.  Rental fees are not applicable.

 

2.         Non-Profit Organizations

This category consists of organizations with a documented 501(c)3 non-profit status that provide unique cultural programming geared toward the target youth audience as defined in category 1 above. 

 

3.                  General Use Guidelines

Miles Playhouse permits are limited to performances with associated production rehearsals and other approved cultural activities.  Organizations may charge a fee to the public to assist with costs of production.  User groups must comply with the application process and follow all rules and regulations regarding facility use.  Other criteria for evaluating and approving applications for potential user groups are as follows:

 

-         Groups must be financially sound and able to independently market the approved event or program

 

-         Groups must provide sufficient staffing and organization to fully implement the approved event or program

 

-         Groups must have a documented, proven track record

 

SECTION 10.  Fees for the rental of the Miles Memorial Playhouse shall be as specified in Exhibit F, which is attached to and is part of this Resolution.  Fees to be charged for use of the Miles Memorial Playhouse which are not included in Exhibit F shall be determined by the Community and Cultural Services Director based upon the costs incurred in providing the facility or program.

SECTION 11.  Organizations using City recreational facilities may be charged additional fees beyond those listed on the attached Exhibits when:

1.            Use of the facility by any organization requires facility coverage or maintenance beyond that normally provided.

 

2.            Use of the facility results in damage to the facility interior, exterior or its furnishings.

 

SECTION 12.  Fees to be charged for the use of community and recreational facilities but which are not listed in this Resolution shall be determined by the Community and Cultural Services Director and shall be based upon the costs incurred in providing the facility or program.

SECTION 13.  The charges and rental rates set forth in this resolution shall also be subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases each subsequent July 1st when noted on attached exhibits. The CPI increase factor shall be the annual rate increase from February to February of the Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners and Clerical Workers published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics except that any such administrative revision shall not be less than any annual cost of living adjustment provided to the employees of the City of Santa Monica through Memorandums of Understanding entered into between the City and the employees’ bargaining representatives for the comparable fiscal year, but in no event shall the annual administrative revision be less than zero percent (0%). 

SECTION 14.  Effective July 1, 2009, Resolution Number 10310 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 15.  The fees set forth in this Resolution shall be effective July 1, 2009.

SECTION 16.  The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Resolution, and thenceforth and thereafter the same shall be in full force and effect.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

 

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MARSHA JONES MOUTRIE

City Attorney