CITY OF SANTA MONICA

 

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 1685 MAIN STREET

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014

 

 

MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

 

(This is a special City Council meeting.  Public comment is restricted to only items listed on the agenda.)

 

1.   CLOSED SESSIONS:

 

1-A:    Public Employee Evaluation:

          Title of Employee: City Clerk

 

1-B:    Consideration of Interim City Manager Appointment

 

1-C:    Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1):  Sully-Miller           Contracting, Inc., v. City of Santa Monica, Claim Case Number 1210031663

 

1-D:    Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Litigation has been initiated formally pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1): Redden et al. v. City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 545 191 

 

1-E:    Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Anticipate significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) - 1 case: Claim of Ray Lee.

 

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 for the November 25 and December 9, 2014, City Council meetings.

 

MINUTES

 

3-B:    Annual Report on the City’s Child Care Linkage Program – recommendation that recommends that the City Council receive the Child Care Linkage Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

3-C:    Increase Purchase Order for Big Blue Bus Security Service – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to increase Purchase Order No. 23924 in the amount of $384,000 with ABM Security, Inc., to provide Big Blue Bus security services, resulting in a four-year amended purchase order with a new total amount not to exceed $2,024,969, with future year funding contingent on Council approval.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

3-D:    Professional Services Agreement for Corporation Yards Parking Study – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with International Parking Design, in an amount not to exceed $95,000 to prepare a parking study for the City Corporation Yards (“City Yards”), and appropriate budges changes.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

3-E:    Annual Report on the Housing Asset Fund – recommendation that the City Council: receive the Annual Summary Report on Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund for Fiscal Year 2013-14 (Report) and direct the City Manager to post the report on the City's website by December 31, 2014; and, direct staff to present the independent audit of the Low and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund to the Council upon completion of the independent audit of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and post the results of the audit on the City's website within five days of presentation to Council.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

3-F:    Award Construction Management and Communication Services Agreement for the California Incline Bridge Replacement Project – recommendation to award RFP# SP2059 to CALTHORP Corporation to provide construction management and communication services for the California Incline Bridge Replacement project; and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Professional Services Agreement with CALTHORP Corporation in an amount not to exceed $2,665,000, and authorize any necessary change orders.

STAFF REPORT

 

3-G:   Amendment to Provide Additional Scope of Work for the Downtown Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report – recommendation to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a third modification to Contract No. 9687, in the amount of $120,000 with AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. to provide additional environmental consulting services for the Downtown Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report, resulting in a two-year amended contract with a new total amount not to exceed $891,000.

STAFF REPORT

 

3-H:    Reject Proposals for an Expandable Training Facility for Fire Department – recommendation that the City Council reject all proposals for RFP #9-22-2014 received on October 20, 2014 for an Expandable Training Facility for the Fire Department.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

4.  STUDY SESSION:

 

4-A:    Big Blue Bus/Expo Service Integration Proposal – recommendation that City Council review and comment on the proposed recommendations for new and restructured BBB routes and schedules that will provide seamless integration with Expo Light Rail at the eight stations in the BBB service area.

 

STAFF REPORT

Proposed Routes

 

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 Proposed Ordinance Modifying the Landmarks Law By Eliminating the Provision Authorizing Automatic Nullification of Petitions for Designation of Historic Districts

 

STAFF REPORT

 

7-B:    Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance, revising certain provisions of Chapter 7.28 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code to ensure full consistency with the requirements of Senate Bill No. 7 governing wages paid on locally-funded public works contracts.

 

STAFF REPORT

 


7-C:    Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 4.56 of The Santa Monica Municipal Code To Clarify And To Expand Protections Under Tenant Harassment Ordinance.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

8. STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

8-A:    Water Rate Analyses and Proposed Water Rate Options – recommendation that City Council: 1) Approve a 13% rate increase option (9% first year) as the proposed five-year plan to raise water rates, to be considered at a public hearing, in accordance with Proposition 218; 2) Adopt a resolution setting the public hearing to increase water rates on February 24, 2015, in accordance with Proposition 218; and authorize the City Clerk to issue notices of the proposed water rate increases and public hearing on February 24, 2015, in accordance with Proposition 218.

 

STAFF REPORT

 

13.  COUNCILMEMBER DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

13-A:  Appointment to one unscheduled vacancy on the Disabilities Commission for a term ending on June 30, 2016. (Continued from November 25, 2014)

 

13-B:  Appointment to three annual vacancies on the Clean Beaches & Ocean Parcel Tax Citizens Oversight Committee for terms ending on December 31, 2016. (Continued from December 9, 2014)

 

13-C:  Request of Councilmembers Winterer and Davis that the City Council direct Staff to prepare and return with a proposed amendment to the Interim Zoning Ordinance allowing designated landmark structures that were originally built for non-residential uses to be occupied for such uses in the multi-family residential zones regardless whether the nonconforming use has been discontinued for greater than one year.  In the event that the Landmarks Commission has not already considered this item, the City Council may direct Staff to obtain the Landmarks Commission’s input on this proposed amendment before the proposed amendment is returned to the City Council.  This amendment will encourage the retention, rehabilitation and productive use of City Landmarks.

 

13-D:  Recommendation to accept Walter Meyer’s resignation from the Arts Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 


13-E:  Request of Councilmembers Davis and Winterer that the City Council direct Staff to prepare and return with a proposed amendment to the Interim Zoning Ordinance allowing small youth-serving arts and exercise facilities (e.g., dance studios, martial arts studios less than 3,000 square feet) in buildings designed and constructed for commercial purposes on multi-family residentially zoned lots located across an alley from a commercially zoned district.  Parking standards for these uses should be broadly consistent with those being proposed in the draft DSP.  This amendment will encourage the retention of affordable youth-serving businesses in the community that provide a vital service to local school children and their families.

 

13-F:  Recommendation to accept Rachel Torres’ resignation from the Commission on the Status of Women and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

13-G:  Recommendation to accept Sue Himmelrich’s resignation from the Planning Commission and authorize the City Clerk to publish the vacancy.

 

13-H:  Request of Mayor McKeown and Councilmembers Himmelrich and Winterer that Council direct staff to prepare an ordinance or other means to protect households who have received a rent subsidy from the City of Santa Monica, including Section 8 or Shelter Plus Care, from income source discrimination, including landlord refusal to accept vouchers.

 

13-I:   Request of Mayor McKeown and Councilmembers Himmelrich and Winterer that Council direct staff to develop a plan to augment AB2222’s affordable housing replacement provisions with local protections providing existing tenants who are displaced interim housing support and the right to return to the new development.

 

13-J:   Request of Mayor Pro Tem Vazquez and Councilmember Himmelrich that the City Attorney present the Council with an ordinance to require lobbyists representing clients who seek benefits or contracts from the City to register with the City and provide other information that will help promote transparency.

 

ADJOURNMENT.

 

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Parking is available in front of City Hall and on Olympic Drive and in the Civic Center Parking Structure (validation free).