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CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
NOVEMBER 21, 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
COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code
Agency Designated Representatives: Mary Ellen Schubel and Michael J. Beck
Employee Organizations: Unrepresented Management Top, Middle & Professional Employees, Technical & Administrative,
Confidential & Clerical, Non-Represented, Hourly, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local
858, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501,
Pasadena Association of Clerical & Technical Employees, affiliated with the Laborer’s International Union of North America
(PACTE/LIUNA) Local 777, Pasadena Management Association (PMA), Pasadena Firefighters Association (PFFA) Local 809, Pasadena
Firefighters Management Association (PFMA), Pasadena Police Officers Association (PPOA), Pasadena Police Sergeants Association
(PPSA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING PENDING LITIGATION pursuant to
Government Code Section
Case Name: Pasadena Coalition for a Responsible Development v. City of Pasadena and City Council of Pasadena; Real Parties in
Interest Park Place Commercial, LP, and Does 1 through 25
Case No.: Los Angeles Superior Court No. BS 130039
City Manager/Chief Executive Officer
AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT NO. 20,701 WITH MARTIN A. ROGERS, INC., TO INCREASE
THE TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT BY $50,100 FROM $108,000 TO $158,100 FOR THE
2011 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – BRIDGES, MARENGO AVENUE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
(1) Find that on July 11, 2011 the City Council acknowledge the project to be categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act in accordance with Title 14, Chapter 3, Class 1, Sections 15301 and 15302; minor alteration of existing public facilities involving a negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination; and that there are no changed circumstances or new information which would require further environmental review; and
(2) Authorize the City Manager to amend Contract No. 20,701 with Martin A. Rogers, Inc., to increase the contact amount by $50,100 for a total not to exceed amount of $158,100 for additional work as part of the 2011 Preventive Maintenance – Bridges, Marengo Avenue Pedestrian Bridge project.
TO STEINY AND COMPANY, INC., FOR THE MODIFICATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT LOS
ROBLES AVENUE AND UNION STREET, AND AT WASHINGTON BOULEVARD AND HILL AVENUE,
FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $226,000
(1) Find the project proposed in the agenda report to be categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Section 15301(Class 1), subsection (c). This exemption includes minor alterations of existing public facilities (including streets) involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination, and there are no environmental reviews; and
(2) Accept the bid dated October 12, 2011, submitted by Steiny and Company, Inc., in response to the Project Specifications for the Modification of Traffic Signals at Los Robles Avenue and Union Street, and at Washington Boulevard and Hill Avenue, reject all other bids received, and authorize the City Manager to enter into such contract as is required for an amount not to exceed $226,000.
REJECTION OF ALL BIDS RECEIVED FOR PROVIDING LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR DEEP
WELL AND PUMP MAINTENANCE TO THE WATER AND POWER DEPARTMENT
Recommendation: Reject all bids received on October 26, 2011 in response to Specification WD-11-03 for Providing Labor and Materials for
Deep Well and Pump Maintenance to the Water and Power Department.
LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE:
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SB 184 TO PROTECT LOCAL AFFORDABLE
INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAMS
(1) Find that the recommended action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines per Section 15061 (b)(3); and
(2) Adopt a resolution in support of Senate Bill 184 to protect local affordable inclusionary housing programs.
EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH WITTMAN ENTERPRISES, LLC FOR PARAMEDIC BILLING
SERVICES FOR AN ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $240,000
(1) Authorize the City Manager to execute a five-year contract with Wittman Enterprises, LLC for paramedic billing services. The estimated annual fee will be approximately $240,000 per year and is based on 5.25 percent applied against net receipts. The proposed contract is exempt from competitive bidding pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(F), contracts for professional or unique services; and
(2) Grant the proposed contract an exemption from the competitive selection process of the Competitive Bidding and Purchasing Ordinance pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code Section 4.08.049(B), contracts for which the City’s best interests are served.
PURCHASE ORDER WITH WONDRIES FLEET GROUP FOR PURCHASE OF EIGHT NEW
REPLACEMENT POLICE VEHICLES FOR A TOTAL OF $197,722
(1) Find that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), the General rule that CEQA only applies to projects that may have an effect on the environment;
(2) Authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Wondries Fleet Group in an amount not to exceed $197,722 for the purchase of eight replacement Police Vehicles; Competitive bidding is not required pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(H), contracts with other governmental entities or their contractors for labor, material, supplies or services; and
(3) Grant the proposed contract an exemption from the competitive selection process of the Competitive Bidding and Purchasing Ordinance pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code Section 4.08.048(B), contracts for which the City’s best interests are served.
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH REWARDS STRATEGY GROUP, INC., TO
PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES RELATED TO A CLASSIFICATION STUDY
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rewards Strategy Group, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $213,030 to conduct a City-wide classification study.
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SALARY RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH
COMPENSATION FOR VARIOUS CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE NON-REPRESENTED TOP, MIDDLE
AND PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT GROUPS
Recommendation: Adopt the salary resolution to implement salary and benefit adjustments for classifications in the Non-Represented Top, Middle and Professional groups.
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SALARY RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH
COMPENSATION FOR VARIOUS CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE NON-REPRESENTED,
TECHNICAL-ADMINISTRATIVE, CONFIDENTIAL-CLERICAL AND HOURLY GROUPS
Recommendation: Adopt the salary resolution to implement salary and benefit adjustments for classifications in the Non-Represented, Technical-Administrative, Confidential-Clerical and Hourly groups.
AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
CONTRACTING COMPANY TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL UPGRADES TO THE JONES BOOSTER
STATION FOR THE WATER AND POWER DEPARTMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED
(1) Find that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction); and
(2) Accept the bid dated September 27, 2011 submitted by Southern California Contracting Company, in response to Specification WD-07-08 for providing labor and materials for electrical upgrades at Jones Booster Station for the Water and Power Department; reject all other bids received; and authorize the City Manager to issue a Labor and Materials Contract to Southern California Contracting Company for an amount not to exceed $455,250.
11. VACATE THE INCUMBENCY OF LINDA SCHULTZ FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY COMMISSION (District 7 Nomination)
12. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
November 7, 2011 (City
13. RECEIVE AND FILE CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF PASADENA
Claim No. 11,492
Claim No. 11,493
Edith A. Hightower
Claim No. 11,494
Alliance United Insurance Co.
Claim No. 11,495
Southern California Gas Co.
Claim No. 11,496
Claim No. 11,497
14. PUBLIC HEARINGS SET
December 5, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Designation of Raymond-Esther Landmark District Overlay
January 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Open Space and Conservation Element of the General Plan
Economic Development and Technology Committee
Legislative Policy Committee
Municipal Services Committee
Public Safety Committee
Reports from Representatives
Appeal of Historic Preservation commission Decision – Approval with
conditions of a front-yard fence and gaTes at 1116 Armada Drive (prospect
(1) Find that the proposed project is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 19, Section 15301 (Class 1, Existing Facilities);
(2) Find that no protected native, specimen, or landmark trees under the tree protection ordinance (Pasadena Municipal Code, Chapter 8.52) will be removed by the new construction;
(3) Find that the project, when modified by the proposed conditions, complies with the Design Guidelines for Historic Districts in the City of Pasadena and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings;
(4) Approve the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a new front-yard fence, pedestrian gate, and motorized driveway gate with the following conditions to be reviewed and approved by staff before a building permit is issued:
(a) Modify the proposal to indicate a satin, rather than glossy, finish for the pickets.
(b) To improve the aesthetics, transparency, and overall proportions, revise the design to increase the picket height and reduce the solid base.
(c) To improve the quality of compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood and existing house, replace the tubular steel pickets with wrought iron pickets and a smooth troweled stucco finish rather than the proposed light sand finish.
Recommendation of Historic Preservation Commission: On Monday, October 3, 2011, the Historic Preservation Commission voted to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with the following conditions;
(1) The fence shall be fabricated from wrought iron (not tubular steel).
New fence design and materials that are similar to those used historically are appropriate. (Design Guidelines for Historic Districts 10.7) The design and materials of a new fence should be compatible with the character of the house and neighborhood. (Design Guidelines for Historic Districts 10.7)
(2) Remove the low masonry wall from the design.
Fence designs that incorporate a short masonry or concrete wall as the base of the fence are inappropriate. (Design Guidelines for Historic Districts 10.7)
(3) Remove the pilasters from the fence design.
Masonry or concrete piers that are part of a fence design are not appropriate. (Design Guidelines for Historic Districts 10.7)
(4) The typical height of the pickets shall be reduced to 3 feet but the arch is allowed a maximum of 4 feet.
Traditionally fences were less than the permitted four feet. Therefore, consider a fence that is three feet in height. (Design Guidelines for Historic Districts 10.7)
(5) Fence shall incorporate Spanish design features that are compatible with the house. Example: twisted wrought iron.
The design and materials of a new fence should be compatible with the character of the house and neighborhood. (Design Guidelines for Historic Districts 10.7)
(6) The redesigned fence shall be reviewed and approved by Design and Historic Preservation staff for compliance with these conditions prior to issuance of a building permit.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL RECEIVED AFTER POSTING OF AGENDA
RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE CONTRACTS PREVIOUSLY EXECUTED BY THE CITY OR
APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL MEET THE STATUTORY DEFINITION AND REQUIREMENTS
TO QUALIFY FOR RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD OBLIGATIONS AND THE PORTFOLIO
CONTENT CATEGORY CRITERIA PURSUANT TO SECTION 399.16(b)(1) OF THE CALIFORNIA
PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE ESTABLISHED BY SENATE BILL X1-2
(1) Find that the proposed action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15061(b)(3);
(2) Find that the renewable electricity resource contracts previously executed by the City of Pasadena (City) or approved by the City Council for Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) listed in Attachment 1 of the agenda report:
(a) Meet the statutory definition and requirements to qualify for Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) obligations; and
(b) Meet the Portfolio Content Category criteria, pursuant to Section 399.16(b)(1) of the California Public Utilities Code (PUC) for the purpose of PWP’s compliance with RPS requirements established by Senate Bill X1-2 (SBX1-2).
CONSIDERATION OF A CALL FOR REVIEW OF A HEARING OFFICER DECISION TO THE
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS, REGARDING HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 5651, TO
ALLOW A 204 SQUARE FOOT FIRST FLOOR ADDITION, A NEW 173 SQUARE FOOT COVERED
PATIO, AND A NEW 1,002 SQUARE FOOT SECOND FLOOR ADDITION TO AN EXISTING
1,623 SQUARE FOOT SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE, AT 1245 WABASH STREET
(PLN2011-000239) (Councilmember Madison)
Conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING
SECTION 10.45.027, OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE, TO ALLOCATE NO FEE
(OFFICIAL CITY BUSINESS) PARKING PLACARDS ON THE BASIS OF NEED BY CITY
DEPARTMENT AND COUNCIL RATHER THAN BY STAFF CLASSIFICATION”
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE(Chair Victor Gordo, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda, Jacque Robinson)
December 7, 2011
January 4, 2012
February 1, 2012
FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Chris Holden,
Victor Gordo, Margaret McAustin, Terry Tornek)
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)
November 28, 2011 (To be cancelled)
December 12, 2011
December 26, 2011 (To be cancelled)
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)
November 23, 2011 (Cancelled)
December 6, 2011 (Special Meeting)
December 28, 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)
November 22, 2011 (Cancelled)
December 13, 2011
December 27, 2011
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair Steve
Madison, Gene Masuda, 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)
November 21, 2011
December 5, 2011
December 19, 2011
FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING DATES
November 28, 2011 (Special City Council Workshop on Strategic Planning, 8:30 a.m.,
Pasadena Conference Center, 300 East Green Street, Room 211)
December 5, 2011
December 12, 2011
December 19, 2011 (To be cancelled)
December 26, 2011 (To be cancelled)
January 2, 2012 (To be cancelled)
January 9, 2012
January 16, 2012 (To be cancelled)
January 23, 2012
January 26, 2012 (Mayor’s State of the City Address, 7:00 p.m., A Noise Within Theatre,
3352 East Foothill Boulevard)
January 30, 2012
February 6, 2012
February 13, 2012 (To be cancelled)
February 20, 2012 (To be cancelled)
February 21, 2012 (Special Joint Meeting with Pasadena Unified School District, Board of Education, 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249)
February 27, 2012
FUTURE PUBLIC HEARINGS:
December 5, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Continued Public Hearing:Appeal of Proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facility at Grand Avenue and California Boulevard (IE 05372C)
December 5, 2011, 7:00 p.m. –Designation of Raymond-Esther Landmark District Overlay
December 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - Consideration to Adopt a Program of Enforcement for the Pasadena Water and Power Department Pursuant to Section 399.30(e) of the Public Utilities Code Revised Recently by Enactment of the California Renewable Energy Resources Act, Senate Bill X1-2
January 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – Open Space and Conservation Element of the
COMMISSION VACANCIES 84k