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CITY COUNCIL, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND
THE 457 DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN TRUSTEES
MARCH 14, 2011
Closed Sessions 5:30 P.M.
Public Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Public Hearing 7:30 P.M.
Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall
100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
REGARDING PENDING LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)
Case Name: Pasadena Coalition for Responsible Development v. City of Pasadena, City Council of Pasadena; Real Party in Interest Park Place Commercial, LP, and Does 1-25
Case No.: Los Angeles Superior Court No. BS 130039
B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING PENDING LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)
Case Name: Pasadenans for a Livable City and Pasadena Heritage v. City of Pasadena and Pasadena City Council; Real Parties in Interest: Pasadena Office, LLC, IDS Real Estate Group; and Does 1 to 5
Case No.: Los Angeles Superior Court No. BS 124250
1. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GRANT FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Pasadena Community Development Commission adopt a resolution approving the submission of a grant application to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to fund the Northwest Pasadena Community Planning Project in a total amount not to exceed $250,000 to develop a strategic plan to improve the public right-of-way to increase transit, pedestrian, and bicycle access.
Recommendation of Northwest Commission, Community Development Committee, and Fair Oaks Project Area Committee:
On February 22, 2011, the Fair Oaks Project Area Committee recommended that the City Council approve the staff recommendation of approval.
2. APPROVAL OF KEY BUSINESS TERMS OF AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL COMMUNITY RENAISSANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECT LOCATED AT 131-135 NORTH MAR VISTA AVENUE; CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT – AFFORDABLE HOUSING EXEMPTION; FINDING OF BENEFIT – CALIFORNIA REDEVELOPMENT LAW SECTION 33334.2(G); APPROPRIATION OF $2,600,000 LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING TRUST FUNDS
It is recommended that the City Council take the following actions:
(1) Acknowledge that the proposed affordable permanent supportive housing project located at 131-135 North Mar Vista Avenue (the Mar Vista Project) is exempt from environmental review, pursuant to the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(9), Administrative Code Title 14, Chapter 3, Class 1, Section 15194, affordable housing exemption, and authorize the City Clerk to file with the County Clerk a Notice of Exemption for the project;
(2) Approve key business terms of a Predevelopment, Acquisition, Disposition, Development and Loan Agreement, as set forth in the agenda report, for the development by National Community Renaissance of the Mar Vista Project; and
(3) Authorize the City Manager to approve any documents necessary to implement the Mar Vista Project.
It is recommended that the City Council and Pasadena Community Development Commission (Commission) take the following actions:
(1) Adopt a joint resolution finding that the expenditure of monies from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Trust Fund for the Mar Vista Project will be of benefit to the Commission’s redevelopment project areas; and
(2) Approve a journal voucher appropriating $2,600,000 from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Trust Fund balance for the Mar Vista Project.
Recommendation of Community Development Committee: At its
regular meeting on February 24, 2011, the Community Development Committee
considered and unanimously recommended that the City Council/ Commission
approve the subject recommendation.
3. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SALARY RESOLUTION RELATED TO SALARY CONTROL RATES FOR UNREPRESENTED TOP, MIDDLE, AND PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT CLASSIFICATIONS
the resolution amending the Salary Resolution to eliminate the salary
increase originally scheduled for April 2011 for the unrepresented Top,
Middle, and Professional Management classifications.
4. FINANCE COMMITTEE: ACCEPTANCE OF THE CALIFORNIA GANG REDUCTION, INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION (CalGRIP) GRANT, 2010/2011; AND AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE FLINTRIDGE CENTER FOR RELATED GANG REDUCTION, INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION SERVICES
(1) Recognize and appropriate to the Police Department’s Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Budget a grant from the State of California, Emergency Management Agency-CalGRIP in the amount of $369,309;
(2) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Flintridge Center in an amount not to exceed $343,965, without competitive bidding, pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(F), contracts for professional or unique services, to operate the CalGRIP grant; and
(3) Grant the proposed contract an
exemption from the competitive selection process of the Competitive Bidding
and Purchasing Ordinance, pursuant to Section 4.08.49(B), contracts for
which the City’s best interests are served.
5. FINANCE COMMITTEE: QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT –
QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010
report is for information only.
Quarterly Investment Report - Part 1 2550k
6. FINANCE COMMITTEE: RECOGNIZE AND APPROPRIATE STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $135,900 TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY’S FISCAL YEAR 2011 OPERATING BUDGET, COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND 501
Approve a journal voucher recognizing $135,900 from the Fiscal Year 2008
State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) and appropriate these funds to
the Fiscal Year 2011 Department of Information Technology Operating Budget,
Computing and Communications Fund 501.
7. RECEIVE AND FILE CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF PASADENA
Claim No. 11.315
Yorkshire Development Corporation – Tricom Building
Claim No. 11.316
Mercury Casualty Company as subrogee for Derrick T. Dancer
Claim No. 11,317
21st Century Insurance as subrogee for Anthony Leonard
Claim No. 11.318
Claim No. 11.319
Claim No. 11,320
Andy Mastorakis and Rhonda Mastorakis
Claim No. 11,321
Claim No. 11,322
Claim No. 11,323
Claim No. 11,324
Claim No. 11,325
8. PUBLIC HEARING SET
April 25, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Fiscal Year 2012 -2016 Recommended Capital Improvement Program Budget
Economic Development and Technology Committee
9. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SOLICITATION AND/OR NEGOTIATION OF AND ENTRY INTO ONE OR MORE INTEREST RATE SWAPS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ENTRY INTO ONE OR MORE INTEREST RATE SWAP AGREEMENT(S) AND INTEREST RATE SWAP TRANSACTIONS TO REPLACE DEPFA BANK PLC AS SWAP COUNTERPARTY; AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN ACTIONS RELATING THERETO
Adopt a resolution authorizing entry into one or more interest rate
transactions to replace DEPFA BANK, plc (DEPFA) as swap counterparty, and
authorizing and approving certain actions related thereto; and
(2) Terminate the swap associated with the Conference Center bonds and, on either a negotiated or competitive basis, contemporaneously enter into a replacement swap with a qualified swap provider rated in the AA category by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Aa category by Moody’s.
10. FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 MID YEAR BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Legislative Policy Committee
Municipal Services Committee
Public Safety Committee
Reports from Representatives
11. PUBLIC HEARING: ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS – AMENDMENTS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD (ND) OVERLAY DISTRICT (LOWER HASTINGS RANCH DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS)
(1) Adopt the Initial Study (Attachment A of the agenda report) and the Negative Declaration for the proposed Zoning Code Amendments;
(2) Approve a finding of consistency with the General Plan and a finding that the proposed amendments would not be detrimental to the public interest, health, safety, convenience, or general welfare of the City;
(3) Approve the proposed Zoning Code Amendments as contained in the agenda report, and as amended by the Planning Commission; and
(4) Direct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance within 90 days consistent with the provisions set forth herein.
Recommendation of Planning Commission:
On December 8, 2010, the Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the proposed Zoning Code Amendments with the following clarifications to staff’s recommendations:
(1) That front entries even when they are enclosed shall also comply with the proposed development standards for front porch; and
(2) The amendment includes a proposed
development standard that requires the second story side walls to be setback
a minimum of 5 feet from the existing first floor walls. The existing
first floor walls shall be those walls that existed at the date this
ordinance becomes effective.
Initial Study (Attachment A) 6199k
Map of Lower Hastings Ranch Neighborhood (Attachment B) 1436k
Summary of Proposed Development Standards (Attachment C) 171k
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL RECEIVED AFTER POSTING OF AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION - PRESENTED AT MEETING
OF CALL FOR REVIEW OF A HEARING OFFICER DECISION TO THE BOARD OF ZONING
APPEALS REGARDING HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 5518 FOR THE PROPERTY
LOCATED AT 450 JUNIPER DRIVE (Councilmember
Agenda Material 2700k
13. REQUEST TO ALLOW COMMISSIONER MEREDITH McKENZIE (WHO HAS MOVED OUT OF PASADENA) TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE PASADENA COMMUNITY ACCESS CORPORATION BOARD THROUGH END OF CURRENT TERM PURSUANT TO PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.45.020 (District 1)
14. APPOINTMENT OF TERRY TORNEK TO THE FIRE & POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD (Council Nomination)
15. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES – March 8, 2010
16. CITY OF PASADENA DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN PERFORMANCE REVIEW-PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010
Recommendation of Deferred Compensation Plan Administrator and
Oversight Committee: It is recommended that the Deferred
Compensation Plan Trustees receive the performance review for the City’s
Deferred Compensation Plan for period ending December 31, 2010.
First Reading: None
Second Reading: None
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Chair Victor Gordo, Steve Madison, Jacque Robinson, Terry Tornek)
March 16, 2011 (Special Meeting)
April 6, 2011
May 4, 2011
FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Chris Holden, Victor Gordo,
Steve Haderlein, Margaret McAustin)
Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd floor)
March 14, 2011
March 28, 2011
April 11, 2011
LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE (Chair Bill Bogaard, Steve
Madison, Jacque Robinson)
Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S039 (Fair Oaks Conference Room, Basement)
March 23, 2011 (To be cancelled)
March 30, 2011 (Special meeting)
April 27, 2011
MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE (Chair Margaret McAustin,
Bill Bogaard, Terry Tornek)
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chambers, 2nd Floor)
March 22, 2011
April 12, 2011
April 26, 2011
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair Steve Haderlein, Steve
Madison, Margaret McAustin, Jacque Robinson)
Meets the first and third Monday of each month at 4:15 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S038 (City Hall Grand Conference Room, Basement)
March 21, 2011
April 4, 2011
April 18, 2011
FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING DATES
March 21, 2011
March 28, 2011
March 30, 2011(Special Meeting with Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich,
City Hall Grand Conference Room, Room S038 (basement), 8:00 a.m.)
April 4, 2011
April 11, 2011
April 18, 2011 (To be cancelled)
April 25, 2011
May 2, 2011 (City Council Reorganization)
May 9, 2011
May 16, 2011
May 23, 2011
May 30, 2011 (To be cancelled)
FUTURE PUBLIC HEARINGS:
March 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Ambassador West – Changes to Approved Project to Reset Entitlement Time Limits (Applicant: City Ventures)
March 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Ambassador West – Changes to Approved Project to Reset Entitlement Time Limits (Applicant: Sunrise Senior Living)
April 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Approval and Submittal of the Public Housing Agency Annual Plan (2011) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
April 25, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Major Project Processing Zoning Code Amendment