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CITY OF PASADENA NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AUGUST 5, 2002 4:30 P.M.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, August 5, 2002, at 4:30 p.m., at the City Hall Council Chamber, 100 North Garfield, Room 247, to discuss the following items:
1. ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. PUBLIC COMMENT - LIMITED TO ITEMS ON THIS SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
3. RECOMMENDATION ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY TASK FORCE Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council: (1) Direct the Housing Affordability Task Force to provide recommendations and a plan for implementation that will address the issues listed in the agenda report and present this plan to the City Council. An interim report will be submitted within four months including any completed recommendations, and a final report presented within nine months. (2) Appropriate $10,000 from the unappropriated Affordable Housing Fund balance to Account No. 810-684120-51011 to the support the work of the Task Force. (3) Appoint a Task Force with membership which reflects the broad variety of sectors involved in affordable housing (Housing Advocates/Service Providers, Developers/Architects/Builders/Investors, Financial, Business/Realtors, Commissioners, Residents & Others). (4) Consider one or more appointments to the Task Force from the Community Development Committee. 389k
4. CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY TASK FORCE
5. CLOSED SESSION:
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Name of Case: James and Cynthia Nelson v. City of Pasadena, et al., Appellate Case Nos. 2 Civil No. B153868 and 2 Civil No. B17239, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 273319
A. PUBLIC HEARING: REVISIONS TO OBJECTIVES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN UPDATE OF THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE ELEMENT Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council, following a public hearing, approve in concept the revised Objectives and Policies and the revisions to certain procedures in the Land Use Element Update, as described in the agenda report. Recommendation of the Planning Commission: The Planning Commission recommended conceptual approval of the revised Objectives and Policies, with modifications that have been incorporated in the staff recommendation. The Commission considered proposed revisions to various procedures contained within the General Plan as well. The Commission's recommendations concerning the procedures are also reflected in the staff recommendation. 976k
B. PUBLIC HEARING: REVISION OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE ORDINANCE Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council: (1) Find that the adoption of a revised historic preservation ordinance is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, Class 8: An action by a regulatory agency for protection of the environment; (2) Acknowledge that Policy 6.2 of the Land Use Element of the General Plan (protection of historic and cultural resources) directs the City to update its historic preservation ordinance and strengthen its protections for historic resources; (3) Approve the following policy changes and other regulatory and administrative changes listed on the attached "Summary of Revisions" (Attachment A of the agenda report) for inclusion in a revised historic preservation ordinance: ▪ Update and simplify the existing classification system for historic resources and the regulatory procedures based on the classification system. ▪ Protect properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places from demolition and inappropriate alterations by treating them equally with locally designated landmarks and landmark districts. ▪ Authorize the Cultural Heritage Commission to deny demolitions and alterations to designated historic resources, including properties listed in the National Register; authorize the Commission or Planning Director to delay demolitions and major alterations to undesignated historic resources (if eligible for designation). ▪ Authorize the City Council to designate a historic resource as a landmark over the objection of the property owner. ▪ Streamline procedures to designate landmark districts. ▪ Add penalties to deter demolition by neglect. ▪ Update the ordinance to ensure compliance with California Environmental Quality Act and consistency with other State and Federal historic preservation programs. ▪ Authorize review and protection of historic resources that are less than fifty years old. (4) Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amending Chapter 2.75 of the Pasadena Municipal Code to implement these policy changes.
Recommendation of Cultural Heritage Commission: On June 17, 2002, the Cultural Heritage Commission reviewed and forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to approve the above policy changes. Recommendation of Design Commission: On July 8, 2002, the Design Commission reviewed and forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to approve the above policy changes. Recommendation of Planning Commission: At a public hearing on July 18, 2002, the Planning Commission reviewed and forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to approve the above policy changes. 1351k
C. PUBLIC HEARING: APPROVAL OF REVISIONS TO THE ZONING CODE FOR RS (SINGLE FAMILY), RM-12 (TWO UNITS ON A LOT), COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICTS Recommendation of City Manager: (1) Adopt a finding that the proposed amendments are consistent with the General Plan as outlined in the agenda report; and (2) Approve the proposed amendments for the RS and RM-12 districts (including an amendment to prohibit chain-link fences in the front yard), and the commercial and industrial districts as contained in the agenda report. Recommendation of Planning Commission: The Planning Commission recommends approval of the proposed Zoning Code amendments in RS and RM-12 districts, and the commercial and industrial districts. On the issue of fences, the Planning Commission adopted staff's recommendations for fences relating to materials and setbacks, but recommends that chain-link fences not be prohibited in front yards, as recommended by staff. 1236k
D. PUBLIC HEARING: ADOPTION OF UPDATED DESIGN GUIDELINES AND NEW GUIDELINES FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT SPECIFIC PLAN Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended the City Council continue the public hearing to October 14, 2002, at 8:00 p.m.
7. ADJOURNMENT ________________________ Bill Bogaard, Mayor City of Pasadena
I HEREBY CERTIFY that this notice, in its entirety, was posted on the Council Chamber Bulletin Board, Room 247, City Hall, on August 1, 2002 at 5:30 p.m., and that copies hereof were faxed or delivered to each member of the City Council and faxed to each local newspaper of general circulation, radio or television station requesting notice in writing, all of which media recipients are identified on the distribution list set forth herein below.
_______________________ Jane L. Rodriguez, CMC City Clerk
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