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CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
DECEMBER 8, 2003
Closed Sessions 5:30 P.M.
Public Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Public Hearings 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 REGARDING POTENTIAL LITIGATION - CONSIDERATION OF INITIATION OF LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c): One potential case
B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING POTENTIAL LITIGATION - Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b): Claim No. 9303 filed by Pasadena Fire and Police Retirement System
C. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE
WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
Agency Negotiators: Karyn Ezell, Richard Kunz
Employee Organization: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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.
3. OLD BUSINESS:
A. CONSIDERATION OF CITY OF
PASADENA’S WITHDRAWAL FROM PROJECT D.A.Y. (DIVERSION ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUTH)
JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY (Councilmember Little) (Pending
motion by Councilmember Little that the City of Pasadena withdraw from the
Joint Powers Authority and after December 31, 2003, stop our financial
(The Consent Calendar consists of routine items which will be approved by one motion and one vote unless removed for
A. City Manager
RECOGNIZE REVENUE FROM A STATE OFFICE OF
TRAFFIC SAFETY MINI-GRANT FOR
CONDUCTING DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) CHECKPOINTS
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Approve a journal voucher recognizing revenue from the Office of Traffic Safety Driving Under the Influence
grant program in the amount of $41,112.
(2) Approve a journal voucher increasing appropriations to the Police Department Traffic Section overtime
Account No. 8011-101-407800 by $41,112.
(2) AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO INCREASE THE PURCHASE ORDER WITH
GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS FOR AN ADDITIONAL $300,000 FOR ENGINEERING CONSULTING
SERVICES RELATED TO PERCHLORATE GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION
Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council authorize the City Manager to
increase the purchase order with GeoSyntec Consultants (GeoSyntec) for an additional $300,000 for engineering
consultant services related to perchlorate groundwater contamination. Competitive bidding is not required
pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(F), contracts for professional or unique services.
It is recommended that the City Council grant the proposed amendment an exemption from the competitive
selection process, pursuant to Section 4.08.049(B), contracts for which the City’s best interests are
B. City Clerk
Approval of Minutes - November 3, 2003
November 10, 2003 (Cancelled)
(2) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena
Claim No. 9429 Sallie Horn $ 1,950.19
Claim No. 9430 Marcel Stewart Unknown
Claim No. 9431 Wilfred Roberts 581.80
Claim No. 9432 Voided number
Claim No. 9433 William K. Fukutaki Unknown
Claim No. 9434 Alex Harutunian 2,044.37
Claim No. 9435 SBC c/o Diane Mancini 1,054.16
Claim No. 9436 SBC c/o Diane Mancini 13,896.68
Claim No. 9437 Guadalupe Avina Escoto 3,332.00
Claim No. 9438 Darcy Harris 2,000.00
Claim No. 9439 Frances J. Kopec Unknown
Claim No. 9440 Eric Maurice Watts 7,000.00
Claim No. 9441 Interinsurance
Exchange of the
Automobile Club for Karina L. Edmonds 1,833.49
Claim No. 9442 Patsy Ann Bennett Unknown
5. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
A. Economic Development and Technology Committee
B. Finance Committee
FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Recommendation of City Manager: Approve a journal voucher implementing certain amendments to the fiscal year
Operating Budget as detailed in the background section of the agenda report.
APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGREEMENT WITH THE OLD PASADENA MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
MANAGEMENT OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE, DELACEY AND MARRIOTT PARKING GARAGES (See related Items
7.B.2. & 7.C.1.)
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Approve the final agreement (Attachment 1 of the agenda report) between the City and Old Pasadena
District (OPMD) authorizing the OPMD to manage the Schoolhouse, Delacey and Marriott parking garages (Old
(2) Authorize the City Manager to amend and assign Contract No. 17,320-2 between the City and Ampco System
Parking for management and operation of the Old Pasadena Garages to the OPMD;
(3) Authorize the City Manager to amend and assign that portion of Contract No. 17,310-1 between the City and Inter-
Con Systems, Inc. with respect to security services for the Old Pasadena Garages to the OPMD. The total amount of
the assignment to the OPMD under this contract will be $380,300;
(4) Authorize the City Manager to amend Contract No. 17,680 between the City and Morlin Management Corporation
with respect to the management and operation of the trash compactor area in the Schoolhouse parking garage, for
which responsibility will be transferred to the OPMD under the agreement, and decrease the not to exceed amount by
(5) Authorize the City Manager to amend Contract No. 18,093 between the City and Western Elevator, Inc. with
respect to the maintenance of the elevators in the Old Pasadena Garages, for which responsibility will be transferred to
the OPMD under the agreement, and decrease the not to exceed amount by $7,920 for year two and by $8,640 for
each subsequent year; and
(6) Prepare a journal voucher amending the FY 2004 Adopted Operating Budget for the Old Pasadena Parking
Fund (407), decreasing it by $286,803 along various line items in accord with year one of the pro forma included as
Exhibit C in Attachment 1 of the agenda report.
Recommendation of Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission: This initial proposal was
reviewed by the Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission (Commission) and unanimously approved
on November 21, 2002 along with the stipulation that the final agreement be presented to the Commission. Following
approval of the final agreement (Attachment 1 of the agenda report) by the OPMD Board on November 24, 2003, the
Commission reviewed the final agreement at a special meeting on December 4, 2003 and voted unanimously in
support of it.
C. Legislative Policy Committee
D. Municipal Services Committee
E. Public Safety Committee
F. Reports from Representatives
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 P.M.
CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: REVISIONS TO
THE ZONING CODE - TRIP REDUCTION REQUIREMENTS
Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that City Council continue the public hearing to February 9,
2004, at 8:00 p.m.
B. PUBLIC HEARING:
REVISIONS TO THE ZONING CODE REGARDING PARKING FOR TAKE OUT RESTAURANTS,
RENTAL OF BEDROOMS, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR SIGNIFICANT TOBACCO SALES,
APPEALS AND CALLS FOR REVIEW AND OTHER MINOR AMENDMENTS
Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council continue the public hearing to December 15, 2003, at 8:00 p.m.
C. PUBLIC HEARING:
DRAFT CENTRAL DISTRICT SPECIFIC PLAN
Recommendation of City Manager Following a public hearing, it is recommended that the City Council:
(1) Conceptually approve the draft Central District Specific Plan as modified by the Planning Commission comments; and
(2) Direct staff to complete an environmental impact report on the Central District Specific Plan; and the previously approved Zoning Code Update, Land Use, and Mobility Elements of the General Plan.
Recommendation of Planning Commission: On October 22, 2003, the Planning Commission adopted the following motion regarding the draft Central District Specific Plan: Recommend that the City Council conceptually approve the draft Central District Specific Plan with the following recommended changes:
· Page 179 - As part of the Urban Residential standards, add a new requirement to the Specific Plan and Zoning Ordinance that mandates that the required open space in residential projects be visible from the public street.
· Pages 188-189 - Change the implementation measure on pocket park development to a short to mid-term priority. Pages 80-81 - Add language to the Specific Plan to allow pocket parks to be acquired through purchase, lease, license, or other appropriate methods.
· Add a policy to allow residential developments to develop a small public/private park on part of the site in-lieu of providing the required open space. This could take the form of a small public park (of minimum size) in an accessible part of the site that is open to the public for at least daylight hours. To encourage these small parks, other incentives could be provided, such as granting the 10% floor area ratio (FAR) bonus or reducing the total community space requirement if part of it is in a public park.
· Page 86 - Increase the required front setbacks from 10' minimum to 20' minimum on Oakland, Madison and Oak Knoll Avenues between Walnut and Corson Streets; and on Locust Street between El Molino and Hudson Avenues.
· Page 93 - With approval of the Design Commission, allow a height of up to 50' and 4 stories on corner lots in the Old Pasadena core area - at those locations that are within 75' from an intersection.
In addition, the Planning Commission identified the following issues and recommended that they receive further study in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or during the Specific Plan refinement process:
· Because transferability between residential and non-residential development as allowed in the Specific Plan could result in one of the limits provided in the General Plan being exceeded with a corresponding decrease to the other use, staff and the City Attorney should study the transferability provision to ensure that it is consistent with the General Plan and not subject to legal challenge.
· The plan should examine ways to provide more incentives for the creation of publicly accessible open space.
· The EIR and the plan should examine an alternative wherein parking requirements were not capped by virtue of inclusion in Transit Oriented Development Districts (TODs), but instead determined by the market.
· There should be an examination of recent population and demographic data to verify that the 1994 General Plan assumptions relative to population growth and family size are still relevant.
· The Specific Plan should study the possibility of providing incentives for the development of public parking.
In response to the Planning Commission concerns, staff will also examine a mechanism to inform the Planning Commission and City Council when the overall amount of housing or commercial development proposed in the Central District approaches the limit set forth in the 1994 General Plan.
7. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
A. City Council
CONSIDERATION OF CALL FOR REVIEW
OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 4257 TO THE BOARD OF
ZONING APPEALS [TO ALLOW THE ON-SITE SALE OF ALCOHOL (BEER AND WINE) IN CONJUNCTION
WITH THE EXPANSION OF EXISTING RESTAURANT (HOOTERS), 102 E. COLORADO BOULEVARD]
CONSIDERATION OF CALL FOR REVIEW OF VARIANCE
NO. 11455 TO THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
(3074 EAST CALIFORNIA BOULEVARD, TO ALLOW A FENCE IN THE FRONT YARD THAT EXCEEDS THE
MAXIMUM HEIGHT, AND TO ALLOW AN ADDITION TO ENCROACH INTO THE REQUIRED 25-FOOT REAR
YARD SET BACK) (Councilmember Haderlein)
(4) ORAL UPDATE ON VEHICLE LICENSE FEE BACKFILL (Councilmember Haderlein)
B. City Manager
(1) SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL TAXPAYERS
AND PUBLIC SAFETY PROTECTION ACT SPONSORED BY THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Adopt a resolution to support the Local Taxpayers and Public Safety Protection Act to be placed on the November 2004 ballot; and
(2) Authorize the Mayor to communicate Pasadena’s position to appropriate authorities.
(2) REVISIONS TO ADVISORY COMMISSION
OVERSIGHT OF OLD PASADENA PARKING GARAGES (See related Items
5.B.2 & 7.C.1)
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Revise the role of the Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission to reflect the delegation of responsibilities to the Old Pasadena Management District; and
(2) Rescind direction to the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance to amend the Pasadena Municipal Code to revise the role of the Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission, acknowledging that no such amendment is necessary to enact these particular changes.
C. Advisory Bodies
(1) CITY-OWNED PARKING GARAGE MANAGEMENT FOR OLD
PASADENA PARKING GARAGES BY OLD
PASADENA MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (See related Items 5.B.2. & 7.B.2.)
Recommendation of Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission (OPPMZAC) : It is recommended
that the City Council authorize the OPPMZAC to continue to be the public body that oversees the management of the
three parking structures in Old Pasadena. It is also recommended that the contract being proposed between the City of
Pasadena and the Old Pasadena Management District be approved.
8. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING
Approval of Minutes - November
November 10, 2003 (Cancelled)
A. First Reading: None
B. Second Reading:
Adopt “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA
ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 8.13 TO THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO MANDATE THE
POSTING OF CURRENT HEALTH INSPECTION SUMMARY REPORTS IN RETAIL FOOD
ESTABLISHMENTS” (Introduced by Councilmember Gordo)
10. INFORMATION ITEMS:
A. ORAL STATUS REPORT REGARDING HEALTH BENEFITS FOR RETIREES
11. PUBLIC COMMENT (Continued)
12. CLOSED SESSIONS (Continued, if necessary)