CITY OF SANTA MONICA

 

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

 

 

MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

 

(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 Real Property Negotiator

            Property:                     1338-42 Fifth Street

                                                   1323 Fifth Street

            City Negotiator:         Andy Agle, Dir., Housing & Economic Development

            Under Negotiation:   Interest in Real Property

            Owner of Record:      City of Santa Monica

                                                  

 

1-B:     Conference with Real Property Negotiator

            Property:                     256 Santa Monica Pier

            City Negotiator:         Andy Agle, Dir., Housing & Economic Development

            Under Negotiation:   Interest in Real Property

            Negotiating Parties:  Hospitality Industry Management Group

                                             Quintessential Group

 

1-C:     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: Harriet P. Epstein and Stanley H. Epstein v. City of Santa Monica; ACS State and Local Solutions Inc. and Sheri E. Ross, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BS 132415.

 

1-D:     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation:  Adams v. City of Santa Monica, United States District Court Case Number CV 10-05942 DMG

 

 

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 the January 24 and February 14, 2012, City Council meetings.

 

            Minutes

 

3-B:     Agreement with Surf Diva, Inc. for Surf Camp and Classes – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Surf Diva, Inc. in the amount of $165,000, annually for up to three years to conduct youth surf camps, and youth and adult surf classes.

 

            Staff Report

 

3-C:     Advance Traffic Management System, Phase 5 Project Design – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with RBF Consulting in the amount of $175,000, to provide project design services for the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for the installation of the communication infrastructure for the Advance Traffic Management System, Phase 5; and authorize any necessary changes.

 

            Staff Report

 

3-D:     Farmers Market Rules and Business License Fees – recommendation that the City Council amend the Farmers Market Rules, Regulations, and Policy Guide to clarify language regarding violations, due process, penalties and appeals by Farmers Market participants; and adopt a resolution waiving past due business license taxes, penalties and processing fees for all past fiscal years.

 

            Staff Report

 

3-E:     2322 Michigan Avenue Property Acquisition recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement and other related documents, to acquire the 12,223 square foot property located at 2322 Michigan Avenue, for $2.2M plus associated transaction costs; and appropriate the budget increases.

 

            Staff Report

 

3-F:     Modification agreement to provide Historical Resource Analysis (PCR Services Corporation) – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a modification to Professional Services Agreement 9225(CCS) with PCR Services Corporation, in the amount of $75,000 for a contract total of $232,950, to provide professional services in the field of historic preservation.

 

            Staff Report

 

3-G:     Construction Management Services for Parking Structure 6 – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Kitchell, in an amount not to exceed $1,099,648 for construction management services for the demolition of Parking Structure 6.

            Staff Report

 

3-H:     Contract for Pier Visioning Process – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG), in the amount of $106,020 to design, facilitate and manage the Santa Monica Pier Visioning Process.

           

            Staff Report

3-I:       Executive recruitment services for Records and Election Services (City Clerk) Director – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Alliance Resource Consulting LLC., in the amount of $28,500, to provide executive recruitment services in the search for a new Director of Records and Election Services (City Clerk).

 

            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 and ordinance for Development Agreement 07-006 to allow a 285-room hotel that includes the retention and adaptive reuse of a City Landmark office building and 15,600 square foot of ground-floor retail/restaurant space at 710 Wilshire Blvd; adopt a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report on the mixed-use project; and, adopt a resolution making findings necessary to approve the mixed-use project adopting a Statement of Overriding Consideration, and Mitigation Monitoring Plan.

 

            Staff Report

           
Final EIR

 

            Site Plans

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

8-A:     Consideration of Chain Reaction Sculpture by Paul Conrad – recommendation to approve the removal of the sculpture Chain Reaction by Paul Conrad after six months if private fundraising for repair and restoration is not successful; authorize staff to complete all necessary testing; and appropriate the budget increases.

 

            Staff Report

 

8-B:     Concept and Policy Direction for Bergamot Art Center – recommendation to review and comment on Bergamot Station Art Center preferred concept; and, direct staff to prepare and release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a long-term master lessee/development team at the City-owned Bergamot Station property.

 

            Staff Report

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:   Recommendation to accept David Schaffer’s resignation from the Building and Safety Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

13-B:   Request of Mayor Bloom that the Council authorize the use of City Council travel funds for the purpose of Mayor Pro Tem Davis attending the Business Civic Leadership Center 2012 National Conference – Forecast: Corporate Citizenship and America’s Future, April 16 – 18, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, as a finalist to receive the Siemens Sustainable Community Award.

 

13-C:  Request of Councilmember McKeown that the Council authorize City of Santa Monica support for the California DISCLOSE Act, AB 1648 (Brownley), which would require enhanced public information regarding the true funding of political messages including slate cards, mass mailings, and broadcast advertising; and that our support be conveyed to legislators and the Governor in hopes of speedy enactment.

 

13-D:  Request of Mayor Bloom and Mayor Pro Tem Davis that the Council allocate $15,000 of Council discretionary funds to the Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra to support the group’s April 2012 musical tour of Washington, D.C. The tour provides rich educational experiences and showcases Santa Monica’s music program. Students will perform at a variety of venues, attend concerts, and participate in learning experiences. At the request of the Santa Monica High School Orchestra Parents Association, funds would be directed to the Association’s non-profit umbrella organization, Santa Monica Arts Parents Association, and be allocated to SMAPA – Samohi Orchestras.

 

13-E:   Request of Mayor Bloom that Council waive fees for use of Council Chambers for meetings of the Santa Monica Oversight Board.

 

14.  PUBLIC INPUT:  Public comment is restricted to only items on the agenda.

 

ADJOURNMENT.

 

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