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                                                 AGENDA
         CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
                                               MAY 6, 2002
                                    Closed Sessions 5:30 P.M.
                                     Public Meeting 6:30 P.M.
                              Public Hearings begin at 8:00 P.M.
                             Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall
                               100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room 247

                                        
5:30 P.M.  CLOSED SESSIONS
(To be heard at 5:30 p.m., and/or at the conclusion of the meeting)
A. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - PENDING
    LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)
    Name of Case:   In the Matter of the Application of the Los Angeles to
    Pasadena Metro Blue Line Construction Authority
    P.U.C. Application No. 00-10-012
   
B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS
    pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8  
    Property:   4488 Don Milagro Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008
    City Negotiator: Cynthia Kurtz
    Negotiating Party:   Robbin Marie Randolph
    Under Negotiation:   Price and terms
C. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - POTENTIAL
    LITIGATION - CONSIDERATION OF INITIATION OF LITIGATION pursuant to
    Government Code Section 54956.9(c):   One potential case
D. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - POTENTIAL
    LITIGATION - SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE TO LITIGATION pursuant to
    Government Code Section 54956.9(b):   One potential case   
6:30 P.M.  PUBLIC MEETING
1. ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ANNUAL REORGANIZATION
   A.  MAYOR ANNOUNCES REORGANIZATION
   B.  MOTION TO ADJOURN COUNCIL - SINE DIE
   C.  MAYOR CONDUCTS ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR
   D.  REMARKS BY ELECTED VICE MAYOR
   E.  REMARKS BY COUNCILMEMBERS
3.     CEREMONIAL MATTERS
4. PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA - Public comment
    will be limited to a total of 20 minutes at the beginning of the meeting and will
    continue under Item 12 (below) "Public Comment (continued)". Please limit
    comments to 3 minutes each.
5. OLD BUSINESS:   None
6. CONSENT CALENDAR
    (The Consent Calendar consists of routine items which will be approved by one
    motion and one vote unless removed for separate discussion) 
   A.  City Manager
      (1) AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO ROAD
           RESCUE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $117,956 TO
           PURCHASE ONE REPLACEMENT RESCUE AMBULANCE
           Recommendation of City Manager:  
           (1)    Authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Road Rescue in the
           amount of $117,956 for the purchase of one rescue ambulance to
           replace Equipment No. 1280.  The proposed purchase is exempt from
           competitive bidding pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(H), contracts
           with other governmental entities or their contractors for labor, material,
           supplies or services.
           (2)    Grant this contract a partial exemption (vendor outreach only) from
           the Affirmative Action in Contracting Ordinance pursuant to Pasadena
           Municipal Code Section 4.09.060(C), contracts for which the City's best
           interests are served.
	191k
      (2) APPROVAL OF FINAL TRACT MAP NO. 53310, BEING A 15-UNIT
           CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 742-748 LOCUST STREET
           Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a resolution to approve final
           Tract Map No. 53310 and authorize the City Clerk to execute the
           certificate on the map showing the City's approval of said map.
	155k
      (3) APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH LABORATORY CORPORATION
           OF AMERICA (LABCORP) FOR PROVISION OF CLINICAL
           LABORATORY SERVICES TO THE PASADENA PUBLIC HEALTH
           DEPARTMENT
           Recommendation of City Manager: 
           (1)    Authorize a contract with Laboratory Corporation of America
           (LabCorp) for a period of one year or $90,000, whichever occurs first,
           for the provision of clinical laboratory services to the Pasadena Public
           Health Department; and
           (2)    Authorize the City Manager to extend the contract for up to two
           additional years provided any requested cost increases do not exceed
           the change in the Consumers Price Index for the latest available 12-
           month preceding period.
	229k
      (4) ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION FOR THE APPLICATION TO THE
           CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION FOR
           THE MURRAY-HAYDEN GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE ROBINSON
           PARK RECREATIONAL FACILITY PROJECT
           Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City
           Council adopt a resolution to the California Department of Parks and
           Recreation for the Murray-Hayden grant program in the amount of
           $3,000,000 for the Robinson Park recreational facility project.
           Recommendation of the Recreation and Parks Commission: The
           Recreation and Parks Commission reviewed and unanimously endorsed
           approval of the Competitive Park Grant Application Plan, authorizing
           staff to apply for the various grants, which included the above grant, at
           their special meeting held on January 16, 2002.
	336k
   B.  City Clerk
       (1) Approval of Minutes  -  March 4, 2002
                                             March 11, 2002
       (2) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena
           Claim No. 8999     Debbie & Alexandra Rodriguez    $    9,000.00  
           Claim No. 9000     Dr. Mujtaba Bhat                              1,700.00  
           Claim No. 9001     United Pumping Service                    1,876.06  
           Claim No. 9002     Larry E. Byrnes                               Unknown  
           Claim No. 9003     Maxine Howes                                    108.18  
           Claim No. 9004     Suzanne Ziesche & Shannon Miller   Unknown  
       (3)     Public Hearing Scheduled
           June 3, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Noise Element
7. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
   A.  Economic Development and Technology Committee
      (1) JET PROPULSION LABORATORY(JPL)/CALTECH FIBER OPTIC
           NETWORK PLAN
           Recommendation of City Manager:
           (1) Approve the plan for creation of a JPL/Caltech fiber optic network
           using the City's fiber optic backbone; and
           (2) Authorize the City Manager to enter into license agreements with
           JPL and Caltech for use of a portion of the City's fiber optic backbone to
           link the two campuses and JPL subcontractors.
	360k
      (2) TELECOM HOTEL DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY
           Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City
           Council concur with the staff's findings that the feasibility of developing
           a telecom hotel in Pasadena is low at this time and should be revisited
           in 2 years.
	467k
      (3) PROPOSED "WOMEN'S GOLD CUP" SOCCER TOURNAMENT AT
           THE ROSE BOWL ON OCTOBER 27, 2002 AND NOVEMBER 9, 2002
           Recommendation of Rose Bowl Operating Company:
           (1)   Authorization of a license agreement with Inter/Forever Sports, Inc.
           (IFS) for the hosting of the 2002 "Women's Gold Cup" Soccer
           Tournament, consisting of two doubleheaders at the Rose Bowl,
           including a preliminary game on Sunday, October 27, and the finals on
           Saturday, November 9, 2002.
           (2)    Make the required findings, pursuant to Arroyo Seco Ordinance
           Section 3.32.270, to authorize the presentation of the proposed
           November 9, 2002 doubleheader to be held at the Rose Bowl as a
           displacement event. 
	337k
      (4) SELECTION OF ROSE BOWL MITIGATION PROJECTS
           Recommendation of Rose Bowl Operating Company:   It is
           recommended that the City Council approve the mitigation projects
           listed in the agenda report.
	288k
   B.  Finance Committee
      (1) AMENDMENTS TO THE FY 2002 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
           PROGRAM BUDGET
           Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City
           Council approve a journal voucher amending four projects in the Fiscal
           Year 2002 Capital Improvement Program as detailed in Attachment A of
           the agenda report.
	288k
   C.  Legislative Policy Committee
   D.  Municipal Services Committee
      (1) PROPOSAL TO MODIFY COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REFUSE
           RATES AND REFUSE FRANCHISE FEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003
           Recommendation of City Manager:
           (1) Increase refuse rates for both residential and commercial collection
           services by 3.0% effective July 1, 2002, and amend the General Fee
           Schedule so that in the future these rates will be reviewed for annual
           Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases.
           (2) Modify the billing cycle so that residents will pay refuse fees 30
           days in arrears rather than the current 60 days in arrears.  This will
           result in one-half of the bi-monthly bill being paid in arrears and will
           reduce the accounts receivables from approximately $1.3 million to
           $672,000.
           (3) Adopt a resolution increasing the franchise fee charged to
           commercial refuse and recycling haulers from the current 11% to 12%
           with the revenue generated as a result of that 1% increase going to the
           Refuse Fund to cover the increased cost of providing services, as
           outlined in the City's Integrated Waste Management Plan.  
           (4)    Authorize the waiver of any interest charges that would otherwise
           accrue against the Refuse Fund's negative cash balance and instead
           have the General Fund cover this cost.
	1189k
   E.  Public Safety Committee
   F.  Reports from Representatives
8. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
   A.  City Council
      (1)     CONSIDERATION OF CALL FOR REVIEW TO THE CITY COUNCIL
               OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 4010 (COMMERCIAL
               RECREATION USE - ARCADE), 319 SOUTH ARROYO PARKWAY
               (Councilmember Madison) 
	571k
   B.  City Manager
      (1) OVERVIEW OF GENERAL PLAN ELEMENT UPDATES, ZONING
           CODE REVISION, AND CENTRAL DISTRICT SPECIFIC PLAN (To be
           heard at 7:15 p.m. or thereafter)
           Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City
           Council review and receive the informational material.

	1561k
9. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 P.M.
   A.  PUBLIC HEARING:  ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 16 (SUBDIVISIONS)
        AND TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO
        ALLOW FLAG-LOT SUBDIVISIONS ONLY IN THE HILLSIDE
        DEVELOPMENT (HD) OVERLAY DISTRICT, AND THE ADOPTION OF
        DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR FLAG-LOT SUBDIVISIONS (To be
        heard following Item 8.B.1)
        Recommendation of City Manager:  
        (1)    Acknowledge that the proposed amendments are exempt from the
        requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to
        CEQA Guidelines, Section 15061(b)(3); 
        (2)    Find that the proposed amendments (see Attachments 2 and 3 of the
        agenda report) are consistent with the policies of the General Plan and the
        purposes of Title 16 (Subdivisions) and Title 17 (Zoning) of the Pasadena
        Municipal Code, as stated in the body of the report; 
        (3)    Approve the proposed amendments to Title 16 (Subdivisions) and
        Title 17 (Zoning) of the Pasadena Municipal Code; 
        (4)    Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amending Title 16
        (Subdivisions) and Title 17 (Zoning) of the Pasadena Municipal Code; and
        (5)    Direct the City Clerk to file a Notice of Exemption (Attachment 3 of the
        agenda report) with the Los Angeles County Recorder.  
        Recommendation of Planning Commission: The Planning Commission
        considered the proposed amendments at its meeting of March 13, 2002, and
        voted to recommend approval of the proposed actions with the following
        changes:
           Require that flag lots only be created through subdivision maps, not by
           lot-line adjustments.
           Require that pavement on the pole portions of flag lots be the minimum
           width allowed by the Municipal Code. 
           Increase the area to be considered for purposes of defining
           neighborhood character to a radius of 1,000 feet.
           Require that new buildings located on flag lots be oriented in a manner
           that provides the maximum privacy to surrounding (existing and future)
           residential structures.
           Request that the Planning Commission receive periodic reports on flag-
           lot development proposals from staff, and review the amendments after
           one year.  
        Requested changes have been incorporated into the current proposal.  As
        requested, staff will submit periodic reports to the Planning Commission on
        the status of flag-lot development proposals in the City, and return to the
        Planning Commission to review the amendments after one year of the
        effective date of the ordinance.  In addition, the Notice of Exemption (see
        Attachment 1 of the agenda report) has been adjusted to match the language
        utilized in the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) findings, as requested by the
        Planning Commission.
	628k
  B.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: ZONING CODE AMENDMENT TO
       REVISE THE SIGN REGULATIONS, AND MODIFY THE SIGN DESIGN
       GUIDELINES IN OLD PASADENA AND THE CENTRAL DISTRICT AND
       CONSOLIDATE THE GUIDELINES INTO ONE SET OF CITY-WIDE SIGN
       DESIGN GUIDELINES (To be heard following Item 8.B.1)
       Recommendation of City Manager: 
       (1)    Find that the proposed code amendment is consistent with the General
       Plan as outlined in the report;
       (2)    Adopt a negative declaration of environmental impacts indicating that
       there are no significant adverse impacts associated with the proposed code
       amendment; 
       (3)    Approve the proposed amendments to the Draft Sign Regulations, and
       the changes to the Sign Design Guidelines consolidating the existing
       guidelines into one set of city-wide Sign Design Guidelines; and
       (4)    Direct the City Attorney's Office to draft an ordinance amending the
       Zoning Code to revise the Sign Regulations and Sign Design Guidelines as
       set forth in the agenda report.
       Recommendation of Design Commission and Planning Commission:  At
       the February 11, 2002 meeting, the Design Commission reviewed the Final
       Draft of the Sign Ordinance.  At that meeting, the Commission recommended
       that the Planning Commission and City Council approve the revised Sign
       Ordinance and Sign Design Guidelines.
           At the February 13, 2002 meeting, the Planning Commission also
       reviewed the Final Draft of the Sign Ordinance.  At that meeting, the City
       Attorney's Office recommended minor changes to the draft ordinance due to
       issues related to First Amendment concerns.  The Planning Commission
       recommended that the City Council approve the Sign Ordinance and Sign
       Design Guidelines subject to changes related to First Amendment issues,
       clarification to the number and size of signs permitted in single-family
       residential districts, and minor modifications to the sign maintenance
       provisions to differentiate between what constitutes general maintenance and
       alterations of existing signs.  Staff concurred with the Planning Commission's
       recommended changes and has included these changes into the proposed
       Sign Ordinance.
	942k
  C.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: ADOPTION OF THE FY 2003-2008
       CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET 
       Recommendation of City Manager:  Receive public comment and continue
       this public hearing to 8:00 p.m., May 13, 2002, or such other date as the City
       Council may determine, and at which time the City Council will be asked to
       close the public hearing and formally adopt the FY 2003-2008 Capital
       Improvement Program Budget.       
  D.  PUBLIC HEARING: FISCAL YEAR 2003 RECOMMENDED OPERATING
       BUDGET
       Recommendation of City Manager:   It is recommended that the City
       Council continue the public hearing to May 13, 2002, at 8:00 p.m.
   E.  PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER GRANTING NON-EXCLUSIVE SOLID
       WASTE FRANCHISES 
       Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the public
       hearing be continued to May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
10.    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING
   A.  Approval of Minutes  -  March 4, 2002
                                          March 11, 2002
11.    ORDINANCES
   A.  First Reading:
      (1) Conduct First Reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
           PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 17 (THE ZONING CODE) TO LOWER
           THE THRESHOLDS FOR DESIGN REVIEW ALONG MAJOR
           CORRIDORS AND ARTERIALS"
	346k
   B.  Second Reading:
      (1) Adopt "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING
           CHAPTER 2.80 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE (DESIGN
           COMMISSION) REGARDING AN ADDITIONAL DUTY OF THE
           DESIGN COMMISSION AND CREATING THE URBAN FORESTRY
           ADVISORY COMMITTEE"   (Introduced by Councilmember Tyler)
	215k
      (2) Adopt "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING
           TITLE 17, THE ZONING CODE, TO ADD PD-26 COLORADO-LOS
           ROBLES AND TO RECLASSIFY CERTAIN PROPERTY KNOWN AS
           PLAZA LAS FUENTES IN THE CD-16 ZONING DISTRICT TO PD-26" 
           (Introduced by Councilmember Holden) 
	840k
      (3) Adopt "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING
           CHAPTER 8.52 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE, ENTITLED
           'CITY TREES AND TREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE' AND
           AMENDING RELATED SECTIONS OF TITLE 17 AND CHAPTER 1.25"
           (Introduced by Councilmember Tyler)   
	3890k
12.    INFORMATION ITEMS: None
13.    COMMUNICATIONS:   None
14.    PUBLIC COMMENT (Continued)
15.    CLOSED SESSIONS (Continued, if necessary)

16.    ADJOURNMENT


                                                SCHEDULED

                         COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
(Chair Steve Madison)

 

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Council Conference
Room 240

 

May 15, 2002

June 5, 2002

June 19, 2002

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Paul Little)

 

Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Finance Department
Conference
Room 345

 

May 6, 2002 (Special Meeting, 4:00 p.m. Management Conference Room)

May 13, 2002 (Special Meeting, 4:00 p.m. Management Conference Room)

May 20, 2002 (Special Joint Meeting w/City Council, 4:00 p.m. Management Conference Room)

May 27, 2002 (To be canceled holiday)

 

 

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE (Chair Bill Bogaard)

 

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Conference Room 240 

 

May 7, 2002

June 4, 2002

July 2, 2002

 

MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE (Chair Sidney F. Tyler)

 

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Council Conference

Room 240  

 

May 15, 2002 (To be canceled)

June 5, 2002

June 19, 2002

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair Steve Haderlein)

 

Meets the first and third Monday of each month at 4:15 p.m. in the Management Conference
Room 323

 

May 6, 2002 (To be canceled)

May 20, 2002

June 3, 2002

                         FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING DATES

 

May 13, 2002

 

May 20, 2002

 

May 27, 2002   (To be cancelled - Memorial Day Holiday)

 

June 3, 2002

 

June 10, 2002

 

June 17, 2002

 

June 24, 2002

 

July 1, 2002

 

July 8, 2002

 

July 15, 2002

 

July 22, 2002

 

July 29, 2002 

 

FUTURE PUBLIC HEARINGS:    

 

May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Pasadena Community Development Commission Pasadena Housing
Authority Annual Plan (2002-2003)

 

May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Schedule of Taxes, Fees and Charges for FY 2003

 

May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - General Fee Schedule

 

May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Continued Public Hearing:  FY 2003 Recommended Operating Budget

 

May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Continued Public Hearing: Adoption of the FY 2003-2003 Capital
Improvement Program Budget

 

May 13, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Continued Public Hearing:  Granting of Non-Exclusive Solid Waste
Franchises

 

May 20, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Redistricting Ordinance

 

May 20, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Continued Public Hearing:  FY 2003 Recommended Operating Budget

 

May 20, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2000

 

May 20, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Fair Oaks/Orange Grove General Plan Amendments

 

June 3, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Continued Public Hearing:  FY 2003 Recommended Operating Budget

 

June 3, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Noise Element

 

June 10, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Joint Public Hearing (Council & CDC): Approval of Annual Action
Plan 2002-2003 PY

 

June 10, 2002, 8:00 p.m. - Continued Public Hearing:  FY 2003 Recommended Operating Budget