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                                                AGENDA

         CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

                                        DECEMBER 3, 2001

 

                                     Closed Session 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 SESSION

(To be heard at 5:30 p.m., and/or at the conclusion of the meeting)

 

1. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED

   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, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND CEREMONIAL MATTERS

 

2. 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.

 

  A.  MS. SUSAN N. MOSSMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PASADENA

       HERITAGE, TO INTRODUCE MR. CHARLES LOVEMAN AS THE NEW

       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HERITAGE HOUSING PARTNERS AND

       PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES OF

       HERITAGE HOUSING  
    83k

 

3. OLD BUSINESS:

 

  A.  APPROPRIATION OF AN URBAN PARK AND RECREATION RECOVERY

       (UPARR) GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $130,357 AND THE TRANSFER

       OF FUNDS TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO

       CONDUCT A SENSITIVE LAND SURVEY AND A POTENTIAL POCKET

       PARK INVENTORY, AND TO THE PARK IMPROVEMENTS TO MEET ADA

       COMPLIANCE - PHASE V, WEST DISTRICT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT

       (CIP) PROJECT 

       Recommendation of City Manager:

       (a) Recognize an Urban Park and Recreation Recovery program grant

       in the amount of $130,357 and appropriate $112,140 to the Park Play

       Equipment Replacements - West District (Budget Account No. 78028) and

       $18,217 to the Park Play Equipment Replacements - Central District (Budget

       Account No. 78026) as detailed in Attachment A of the agenda report;  

       (b) Transfer $102,433 of General Fund Revenue from the Park Play

       Equipment Replacements - West District (Budget Account No. 78028) and

       the Park Play Equipment Replacements - Central District (Budget Account

       No. 78026) as follows: $60,000 to the Planning and Development

       Administration Operating Budget to conduct a sensitive hillside lands survey

       (Budget Account No. 8115-101-444100) and $42,433 to the Park

       Improvements to Meet ADA Compliance - Phase V, West District project

       (Budget Account No. 78031);

       (c) Approve a journal voucher appropriating $80,000 from the

       unappropriated General Fund Fund balance to the Planning and

       Development Administration Operating Budget (Budget Account No. 8115-

       101-444100) to conduct a potential pocket park inventory; and

       (d) Return $12,023 in Residential Development Fees (Central District), and

       $15,901 in Proposition 12 to the unencumbered fund balances.
    388k

 

4. 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) APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE OF A PROPOSED EASEMENT

           DEDICATION FOR SIDEWALK PURPOSES AT 801 EAST WALNUT

           STREET

           Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a resolution approving and

           accepting the proposed easement dedication for sidewalk purposes at

           801 East Walnut Street.
    163k

 

      (2) APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE OF PROPOSED EASEMENT

           DEDICATIONS FOR STREET AND SIDEWALK PURPOSES AT 1055

           EAST COLORADO BOULEVARD

           Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a resolution approving and

           accepting the proposed easement dedications for street and sidewalk

           purposes at 1055 East Colorado Boulevard.  
    171k

 

      (3) ADDENDUM TO PASADENA ASSOCIATION OF CLERICAL AND

           TECHNICAL EMPLOYEES (PACTE) MEMORANDUM OR

           UNDERSTANDING (MOU) TO IMPLEMENT CIVILIAN CAREER

           LADDER IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

           Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt an addendum to the PACTE

           MOU to implement a Civilian Career Ladder for non-sworn

           classifications in the Police Department.  The Civilian Career Ladder will

           create the classifications of Police Specialist I through VI, as well as a

           revised salary structure for these classes.  
    288k

 

      (4) RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASADENA

           DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO REIMBURSE ITSELF FROM THE

           PROCEEDS OF ONE OR MORE TAX-EXEMPT FINANCINGS FOR

           CERTAIN EXPENDITURES MADE AND/OR TO BE MADE IN

           CONNECTION WITH THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND

           EQUIPPING OF CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

           Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City

           Council adopt a resolution:

           (a) Declaring its intention to reimburse itself from the proceeds of one

           or more tax-exempt financings for certain expenditures made and/or to

           be made in connection with the acquisition, construction and equipping

           of certain capital improvements within the Light and Power Fund; and

           (b) Declaring its intention to reimburse itself from the proceeds of one

           or more tax-exempt financings for certain expenditures made and/or to

           be made in connection with the acquisition, construction and equipping

           of certain capital improvements associated with the Pasadena Center

           Operating Company.  
    229k

 

      (5) APPROVAL TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL CONSULTANT FEES IN

           EXCESS OF AUTHORIZED CONTRACT AMOUNT

           Recommendation of City Manager: Authorize the City Manager to pay

           Christensen Associates, Inc. $4,482.00 in excess of the authorized

           contract amount for performance of an electric cost of service study and

           rate design update supplied to Pasadena Water and Power (PWP)

           under Contract No. 17,144, thus bringing the total cost to $145,482.00.  
    193k

 

       B.  City Clerk

 

       (1) Approval of Minutes  - October 1, 2001

                                            October 8, 2001

 

       (2) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena

 

           Claim No. 8894          Linda Wade                      $25,000.00

           Claim No. 8895          Barbara J. Brunston              7,000.00

           Claim No. 8896          Kenneth B. Richmond          Unknown

 

       (c) Public Hearings Set:

  

           December 10, 2001, 8:00 p.m. - Raymond Theater, 121-129 North

           Raymond Avenue, Variance No. 11319

 

           December 17, 2001, 8:00 p.m. - Tax Equity Financial Responsibility Act

           (TEFRA) hearing on behalf of Retirement Housing Foundation for the

           proposed acquisition of Pilgrim Towers North and other related

           improvements

 

           December 17, 2001, 8:00 p.m. - To amend the General Plan

           designation from Low Density Residential (0-6 units/acre) to General

           Commercial (CG), and Change the Zone from Single Family

           Residential, 6 units/acre (RS-6) to General Commercial, Lincoln

           Corridor (CG-1), Corridor (CG-1) for a Portion of the Property located at

           the Northwest Corner of Lincoln Avenue and Montana Street

 

           December 17, 2001, 8:00 p.m. - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning

           Code to lower the existing thresholds for design review along "Major

           Corridors" in the City of Pasadena

 

5. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

 

   A.  Economic Development and Technology Committee

 

   B.  Finance Committee

 

      (1) REJECTION OF PROPOSAL FROM CITY LIGHT AND POWER TO

           TAKE OVER THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF THE CITY

           OF PASADENA'S STREET LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL

           OPERATIONS

           Recommendation of City Manager: Reject the proposal of City Light

           and Power to take over the maintenance and operations of the City of

           Pasadena's Street Lights and Traffic Signal Operations.
    194k

 

   C.  Legislative Policy Committee

 

   D.  Municipal Services Committee

 

      (1) PASADENA WATER AND POWER ELECTRIC RATE

           RESTRUCTURING PLAN AND ELIMINATION OF STRANDED

           INVESTMENT SURCHARGE (To be heard at 8:30 p.m. or thereafter)

           Recommendation of City Manager:

           (a) Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance in conjunction with

           Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) to restructure electric rates as

           described in the agenda report, to be effective in February 2002.

           (b) Eliminate collection of the non-bypassable, non-taxable Stranded

           Investment Surcharge (SIS) of $0.0137 on each kWh delivered to all

           customers, effective with the implementation date of the new rate

           design.

           (c) Authorize PWP to refund all SIS charges collected from each

           customer since July 1, 2001 through the implementation date of the new

           rates.

           (d) Recognize the Reserve for Stranded Investment (Reserve) balance

           of approximately $150 million as of June 30, 2001, and authorize

           withdrawals from the Reserve to pay debt associated with the

           Intermountain Power Project (IPP), effective with the implementation of

           the new rates.

           (e) Eliminate the Underground Surtax Rebate Program, effective with

           the implementation date of the new rate design.

           (f) Eliminate the Utility Users Tax Rebate Program of 0.17 percent for

           electric customers, effective with the implementation date of the new

           rate design.  
    1372k

 

   E.  Public Safety Committee

 

      (1) APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AUGMENTATION FUND FOR

           POLICE EQUIPMENT TO ENHANCE TECHNOLOGY, YOUTH

           SERVICES AND FOR OFFICE EQUIPMENT

           Recommendation of City Manager: Approve a journal voucher

           amending the FY 2002 Operating Budget for the Police Department to

           appropriate $184,500 to the State of California 172 Account 202-

           407300.  
    228k

  

      (2) PUBLIC HEARING: PROPOSED UTILIZATION FOR THE LOCAL

           LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND CITIZEN'S

           OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT FUNDS (See Item 6.A., 8:00

           p.m.)

 

   F.  Reports from Representatives

 

6. PUBLIC HEARING - 8:00 P.M.

  

  A.  PUBLIC HEARING: PROPOSED UTILIZATION FOR THE LOCAL LAW

       ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND CITIZEN'S OPTION FOR

       PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT FUNDS

       Recommendation of City Manager:

       (1) Approve a journal voucher recognizing $262,622 in revenue from the

       United States Local Law Enforcement Grant Program and appropriate

       $32,897 to the Police Department FY 2002 Operating Budget Account No.

       8011-107-407600; $229,725 has already been appropriated in the budget for

       FY 2002.

       (2) Approve a journal voucher transferring $29,180 from the Police

       Department's Asset Forfeiture Fund 207 unappropriated fund balance to the

       Local Law Enforcement Block Grant FY 2002 Operating Budget Account No.

       8011-107-407600 to serve as the required 10 percent matching funds.

       (3) Approve a journal voucher recognizing $274,597 in revenue from the

       State of California Citizen's Option for Public Safety Grant and appropriating

       it to the Police Department FY 2002 Operating Budget, identified as the

       Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund, Account No. 201-407400;

       $162,996 has already been appropriated in the budget for FY 2002.

       (4) Approve the addition of two full-time Police Officer positions.
    386k

 

7. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS

 

   A.  City Council

 

      (1) APPOINTMENT OF CHERYL L. HUBBARD TO THE COMMISSION

           ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN (District 1 Nomination)

 

   B.  City Manager

 

      (1) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF

           PASADENA AND PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (PUSD)

           TO WORK COOPERATIVELY TO SUSTAIN AFTER SCHOOL

           PROGRAMS, AS APPROVED BY THE PUSD BOARD OF

           EDUCATION ON OCTOBER 27, 2001  

           Recommendation of City Manager: Approve the Memorandum of

           Understanding (MOU) adopted by the Pasadena Unified School District

           (PUSD) Board of Education on October 27, 2001, with the purpose that

           the City and District work collaboratively to facilitate, sustain funding

           and expand safe programs for school-age children during non-school

           hours.  
    241k

 

      (2) MODIFICATION OF PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION

           10.45.200, CIVIC CENTER PARKING METER ZONE AND

           DESIGNATION OF A PLAYHOUSE PARKING DISTRICT WITH A

           PARKING METER ZONE

           Recommendation of City Manager:

           (a) Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amendment to

            Pasadena Municipal Code Section 10.45.200 for the purpose of

           expanding the Civic Center Parking Meter Zone as shown in Exhibit B of

           the agenda report;

           (b) Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance establishing a

           Playhouse Parking Meter Zone on the street shown in Exhibit C of the

           agenda report;

           (c) Direct the City Manager to establish a Playhouse Parking Fund to

           track on and off-street parking revenues and expenses in the Playhouse

           area;

           (d) Acknowledge the project to be categorically exempt under the

           California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article

           19, Section 15311 of the State CEQA Guidelines and Pasadena

           Environmental Guidelines, Class II: Accessory Structures, and authorize

           the City Manager to execute and the City Clerk to file a Notice of

           Exemption therefor with the Los Angeles County Clerk; and

           (e) Approve a journal voucher transferring $75,900 in revenues and

           $74,925 in expenses from the Civic Center Parking Meter Fund to the

           new Playhouse Parking Fund.  
    386k

 

      (3) AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH

           CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, ADOPT A REVISED AND UPDATED

           MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND MITIGATION

           MONITORING PROGRAM AND HOLD A FIRST READING TO

           SUSPEND THE NOISE ORDINANCE FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF

           TIME (See related Item 9.A.1)

           Recommendation of City Manager:

           (1) Adopt the revised Mitigated Negative Declaration Mitigation

           Monitoring Program and the De Minimus finding of no impact on fish

           and wildlife.

           (2) Approve the terms and conditions of a License Agreement

           consistent with Attachment A of the agenda report with Cirque du Soleil

           based on these conditions and authorizing the City Manager to take all

           actions necessary to implement this agreement.

           (3) Conduct the first reading of an Ordinance to suspend the Noise

           Ordinance for the five Sundays Cirque will be performing and for hour

           on Friday and Saturday performances.  
    637k

   

8. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING

 

   A.  Approval of Minutes  - October 1, 2001

                                         October 8, 2001

  

9. ORDINANCES

 

   A.  First Reading:

 

      (1) Conduct first reading of "AN UNCODIFIED ORDINANCE OF THE

           CITY OF PASADENA SUSPENDING SECTIONS 9.36.220 AND

           9.36.230 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO

           LIMITATIONS ON HOURS OF OPERATION OF AMPLIFIED SOUND

           AND NOISE SOURCES FOR SPECIFIED HOURS AT THE ROSE

           BOWL ON JANUARY 23 AND 30, 2002 (GOLD CUP SOCCER

           TOURNAMENTS)"      
    302k

 

      (2) Conduct first reading of "AN UNCODIFIED ORDINANCE OF THE

           CITY OF PASADENA SUSPENDING SECTIONS 9.36.220 (AMPLIFIED

           SOUND) AND 9.36.230 (GENERAL NOISE SOURCES) OF THE

           PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON

           HOURS OF OPERATION OF AMPLIFIED SOUND AND NOISE

           SOURCES FOR SPECIFIED DAYS AND HOURS AT PARKING LOT I

           ADJACENT TO BROOKSIDE PARK FOR A PERIOD BETWEEN

           MARCH 6, 2002 TO APRIL 7, 2002 (CIRQUE DU SOLEIL)" (See Item

           7.B.3)

 

   B.  Second Reading: None

          

10.    INFORMATION ITEMS: None

 

11.    COMMUNICATIONS: None

 

12.    PUBLIC COMMENT (Continued)

 

13.    CLOSED SESSION (Continued, if necessary)

 

14.    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

 

December 5, 2001 (To be cancelled)

December 19, 2001

January 2, 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

 

December 10, 2001

December 24, 2001 (To be cancelled)

January 14, 2002

 

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE (Chair Bill Bogaard)

 

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

 

December 18, 2001

January 15, 2002

February 19, 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  

 

December 5, 2001

December 19, 2002

January 2, 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

 

December 3, 2001

December 17, 2001

January 7, 2002



                     
FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING DATES

 

December 5, 2001 (Special Meeting w/Assemblywoman Carol Liu,
8:00 a.m., Council Conference Room)

 

December 10, 2001

 

December 17, 2001

 

December 24, 2001 (To be canceled)

 

December 31, 2001 (To be canceled)

 

January 7, 2002

 

January 14, 2002

 

January 21, 2002 (To be canceled - Holiday)

 

January 28, 2002