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CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
JUNE 16, 2003
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)
A. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE
REGARDING PUBLIC EMPLOYEE
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION pursuant to Government Code 54957
Title: City Attorney
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: None
(The Consent Calendar consists of routine items which will be approved by one motion and one vote unless removed for
A. City Manager
(1) AUTHORIZATION TO INCREASE PURCHASE ORDER NO. 16695 WITH COMMUNITY RECYCLING AND RESOURCE RECOVERY BY $50,000 TO AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $400,000 TO RECYCLE STREET SWEEPINGS AND BULKY ITEMS FOR THE REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR 2003 WITH AN OPTION TO RENEW IT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004, PENDING APPROVAL OF THE BUDGET
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Authorize an increase of $50,000 to Purchase Order No. 16695 with Community Recycling and Resource Recovery, changing the not-to-exceed amount from $350,000 to $400,000 for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2003; and
(2) Authorize the issuance of a purchase order contract in the amount of $200,000 to Community Recycling and Resource Recovery for Fiscal Year 2004. Competitive bidding is not required pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(H), contracts with other government entities or their contractors. It is further recommended that the City Council grant the proposed purchase order contract an exemption from the competitive selection process of the Competitive Bidding and Purchasing Ordinance pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code 4.08.049(B), contracts for which the City’s best interests are served.
(2) AWARD CONTRACT TO AMERICEC, INCORPORATED FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR PHASE II OF THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) PROJECT
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Americec, Incorporated for an amount not to exceed $90,000; for project management services for Phase II of the Citywide Geographic Information System project. Competitive bidding was not required pursuant to Section 1002(F) of the Pasadena Municipal Code, professional or unique services.
(2) If is further recommended that the City Council 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), contract for which the City’s best interests are served.
(3) Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract without further Council consideration for up to two additional one-year periods if the prices, terms and conditions are acceptable to both parties.
B. City Clerk
(1) Approval of Minutes - February 24, 2003
(2) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena
Claim No. 9304 Gerardo Marquez $ 1,038.85
Claim No. 9305 Annette Williams 300.00
Claim No. 9306 Mark Rojas Unknown
No. 9307 Auto Club of Southern California
for subrogee Maria Fernandez 1,323.42
Claim No. 9308 Alicia Danielle Thomas 950.00
Claim No. 9309 Emmanuel Allen 2,320.42
Claim No. 9310 May Helen Fuller 4,000,000.00
5. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
A. Economic Development and Technology Committee
B. Finance Committee
AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2003 CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET
Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council amend the Fiscal Year 2003 Capital
Improvement Program budget to include one new project - “Integrated Library System Replacement” and recognize
and appropriate $750,000 from the Joint Pasadena/Glendale Library Equipment Replacement Fund to the project.
Recommendation of Planning Commission: This project was reviewed by the Planning Commission at their
meeting on May 14, 2003, and they have recommended that the City Council find that the “Integrated Library System
Replacement Project” proposed for inclusion in the Capital Improvement Program for FY 2003-2008 is consistent with
the City of Pasadena’s General Plan.
(2) APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF A MAPPING SYSTEM FOR THE FOOTHILL AIR
Recommendation of City Manager: Approve a journal voucher appropriating $34,000 from the unappropriated fund
balance of the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) Fund No.108, to the FY 03 FAST operating budget, Account No. 8114
108 402420, for the purchase of a GPS/GIS mapping system.
C. Legislative Policy Committee
D. Municipal Services Committee
E. Public Safety Committee
F. Reports from Representatives
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 P.M.
A. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING:
FISCAL YEAR 2004 RECOMMENDED OPERATING BUDGET
Recommendation of City Manager: Receive public comment and continue the public hearing to each subsequent regular meeting of the City Council at 8:00 p.m. until June 23, 2003, or such other later date as the City Council may determine, and at which time the City Council will be asked to close the public hearing and formally adopt the Operating Budget.
B. PUBLIC HEARING:
PROPOSED ZONE CHANGE FOR PROPERTIES ROUGHLY BOUNDED BY EAST WASHINGTON
BOULEVARD, EAST MOUNTAIN STREET, NORTH EL MOLINO AVENUE, AND NORTH LAKE
AVENUE, TO ESTABLISH WASHINGTON SQUARE LANDMARK DISTRICT OVERLAY ZONE (LD-4)Recommendation
of City Manager: It is recommended that, following a public hearing,
the City Council:
(1) Find that the application for a zone change is categorically exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act, (Class 8, Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment).
(2) Find that the proposed zone change is consistent with the General Plan and the purposes of the zoning ordinance.
(3) Acknowledge the decision of the Historic Preservation Commission on March 3, 2003 that the proposed Washington Square Landmark District (Attachment 1 of the agenda report) meets the criteria for designation as a landmark district (Section 17.52.40 Pasadena Municipal Code).
(4) Acknowledge that the petition with signatures in support of the landmark overlay district petition exceeds the 51 percent requirement in Pasadena Municipal Code Section 17.52.050.
(5) Based on these findings, approve the application for a zone change to add the LD (Landmark District) overlay district to the existing RS-6 (Single-family Residential), RM-16 and RM-32 (Multi-family Residential) and OS (Open Space), with the understanding that the reviews of alterations, demolitions, and new construction in the OS zone (Washington Park, a city-owned facility) shall be advisory to the City Council.
(6) Modify the north-eastern boundary of the landmark district to remove the three northernmost parcels on the west side of N. Hudson Avenue because two of the three properties are non-contributing and out of scale with the
historic character of the landmark district and because inclusion of these properties does not appear to comply with the National Park Service standards for evaluating the boundaries of historic districts.
(7) Adopt a resolution (Attachment 3 of the agenda report) to adopt the supplemental chapter for the Washington Square Landmark District in the City’s Design Guidelines for Historic Districts (Attachment 2 of the agenda report).
(8) Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Pasadena established by Section 17.08.040 of the Pasadena Municipal Code by adding the Washington Square Landmark District Overlay (LD-4).
Recommendation of the Historic Preservation Commission: At a public meeting on March 3, 2003, the Historic Preservation Commission determined that the proposed district meets the criteria in Section 17.52.040 of the Pasadena Municipal Code for establishment of a landmark district. In addition, at the request of a property owner, the Historic Preservation Commission recommended approval of the application as submitted; the staff had recommended excluding three properties on the west side of N. Hudson Avenue.
Recommendation of the Planning Commission: Following a public hearing on April 23, 2003, the Planning Commission found that the proposed zone change to create a landmark district is consistent with the General Plan and the purposes of the zoning ordinance and voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve the establishment of the Washington Square Landmark District and adopt the supplemental chapter (conservation plan). All of the public comments at the hearing were in favor of the landmark district. The Planning Commission agreed with the Historic Preservation Commission and also recommended approval of the application as submitted.
7. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
A. City Council
(1) REAPPOINTMENT OF JILL SWITZER TO THE LIBRARY COMMISSION (At-Large Nomination)
(2) REAPPOINTMENT OF KELLYE WALLETT TO THE ARTS COMMISSION (Mayor Nomination)
(3) REAPPOINTMENT OF LYNNE HESS TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (District 4 Nomination)
(4) REAPPOINTMENT OF WENDELIN DONAHUE TO THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (District 4 Nomination)
B. City Manager
AMENDMENT TO THE PREFERENTIAL PERMIT PARKING
PROCEDURES AND ESTABLISHMENT OF
PREFERENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICTS AROUND THE GOLD LINE STATION NEIGHBORHOODS
Recommendation of City Manager:
(1) Approve an amendment to the Procedures for Establishing Preferential Permit Parking Program (“Procedure”)
that permits the waiver of the requirements for a resident petition under certain defined circumstances.
(2) Adopt a resolution establishing two Preferential Permit Parking Districts in the Gold Line Allen Station and
Lake Station Neighborhoods (as defined in Attachment A of the agenda report) based on the amended Procedures
as shown in the report.
(3) Acknowledge this project to be categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Guidelines, pursuant to Section 15301, Existing Facilities, and authorize the City Manager to execute and the City
Clerk to file a Notice of Exemption with the Los Angeles County Clerk.
Recommendation of the Transportation Advisory Commission: On April 11, 2003, the Transportation Advisory
Commission reviewed the proposed amendment to the Procedures and recommended that the Council approve the
provision of waiver for residential petition specific for the Gold Line Neighborhood.
(2) RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO AMEND
THE CALPERS CONTRACT TO IMPLEMENT THE 3%@55 RETIREMENT PROGRAM,
PRE-RETIREMENT OPTIONAL SETTLEMENT 2 DEATH BENEFIT PROVISION, AND FOURTH
LEVEL OF 1959 SURVIVOR BENEFITS FOR LOCAL FIRE EMPLOYEES, AND INTRODUCTION
OF AN ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT SUCH AMENDMENT
Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a Resolution of Intention and conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF PASADENA AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO PROVIDE RETIREMENT BENEFIT ENHANCEMENTS TO LOCAL FIRE EMPLOYEES”, provided for in the negotiated agreements between the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Fire Fighters Association (PFFA) and Pasadena Firefighters Management Association (PFMA). The effective date of the contract amendment is anticipated to be July 30, 2003.
8. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING
Approval of Minutes - February 24, 2003
March 3, 2003 (Cancelled)
March 10, 2003 (Cancelled)
March 17, 2003 (Cancelled)
A. First Reading:
(1) Conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF PASADENA AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO PROVIDE RETIREMENT BENEFIT ENHANCEMENTS TO LOCAL FIRE EMPLOYEES” (See Item 7.B.2)
(2) Conduct first reading of “AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING CHAPTER 10.48.010 OF THE PASADENA
MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE RECLASSIFICATION OF A PORTION OF LAGUNA ROAD
FROM COLLECTOR STREET TO LOCAL STREET”
B. Second Reading:
(1) Adopt “AN ORDINANCE
OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 10 TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 10.39 TO THE
PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITING VEHICLE SOLICITATION WITHIN THE PUBLIC
RIGHT-OF-WAY IN POSTED ‘NO VEHICLE SOLICITATION’ ZONES” (Introduced by
10. INFORMATION ITEMS:
ORAL UPDATE REGARDING THE
BURBANK-GLENDALE-PASADENA AIRPORT (To be heard at 7:00 p.m.
B. ORAL UPDATE ON NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) MEETING OF JUNE 11, 2003 REGARDING ROSE BOWL STADIUM
11. COMMUNICATIONS: None
12. PUBLIC COMMENT (Continued)
13. CLOSED SESSION (Continued, if necessary)