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AGENDA CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION NOVEMBER 13, 2006
Ethics Training 4:00 P.M. Public Meeting 6:30 P.M. Public Hearings 7:30 P.M. Pasadena Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena
4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. TRAINING SESSION/DINNER RECESS
A. AB 1234 ETHICS TRAINING FOR CITY COUNCIL AND STAFF
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 11 (below) "Public Comment (continued)". Please limit comments to 3 minutes each.
3. 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) AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH VEOLIA ES INDUSTRIAL SERVICES FOR CHEMICAL CLEANING AND REMOVAL OF CHEMICAL CLEANING WASTES FOR THE BROADWAY POWER PLANT UNIT B-3 BOILER Recommendation of City Manager: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Veolia ES Industrial Services for providing chemicals, equipment, personnel, and testing for chemical cleaning and removal of chemical cleaning waste for the Broadway Power Plant Unit B-3 Boiler for an amount not to exceed $142,696. The proposed contract is exempt from competitive bidding pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(F), contracts for professional or unique services. 795k
(2) APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION AND RESOLUTION FOR TWO ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT MITIGATION GRANTS - FOR STREET TREE PLANTING AND HABITAT RESTORATION IN THE ARROYO SECO Recommendation of City Manager: (1) Adopt a resolution authorizing an application for the competitive Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant program of 2004- 2005 in the amount of $75,000 for planting trees and shrubs at the southern entrance to the Lower Arroyo Seco Park; and (2) Adopt a resolution authorizing an application for the competitive Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant program of 2006- 2007 in the amount of $200,000 for planting street trees throughout the City and habitat restoration in the open space area of the Arroyo Seco. 1106k
(3) AUTHORIZE A PURCHASE ORDER WITH COASTLINE EQUIPMENT COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE JOHN DEERE 444J LOADER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $115,065 Recommendation of City Manager: (1) Authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Coastline Equipment Company in an amount not to exceed $115,065 for the purchase of one new replacement loader; and (2) Grant the proposed purchase order an exemption from competitive bidding pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(H), contracts with other governmental entities or their contractors for labor, materials, supplies, or services.
(4) CONTRACT AWARD TO CHRISTOPHER R. MORALES, INC., FOR THE INSTALLATION OF STREET LIGHTING ON AVENUE 64 FROM COLORADO BOULEVARD TO SOUTH CITY LIMIT AND ON LA LOMA ROAD FROM AVENUE 64 TO SAN RAFAEL AVENUE FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $451,000 Recommendation of City Manager: (1) Accept the bid dated November 3, 2006, submitted by Christopher R. Morales, Inc., in response to the Specifications for the Installation of Street Lighting on Avenue 64 from Colorado Boulevard to South City Limit and on La Loma Road from Avenue 64 to San Rafael Avenue; reject all other bids received; and authorize the City Manager to enter into such contract as is required. (2) Acknowledge the project to be categorically exempt under Section 21084 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article 19, Section 15301(Class 1), subsection (c) of the Resources Agency of California Guidelines (minor alterations involving negligible expansion of use beyond that previously existing) pursuant to the findings of the Secretary of the Resources Agency, and authorize the City Manager to execute and the City Clerk to file a Notice of Exemption for the project with the Los Angeles County Clerk. 810k
(5) APPROVAL OF FINAL TRACT MAP NO. 062589 FOR THE CONVERSION OF 38 EXISTING APARTMENT UNITS INTO 29 CONDOMINIUM UNITS AT 120-130 SOUTH MENTOR AVENUE Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a resolution to: (1) Approve Final Tract Map No. 062589; and (2) Authorize the City Clerk to execute the certificate on the map showing the City's approval of said map.
612k (6) RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SCHEDULE OF TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES TO ESTABLISH THE TRAFFIC REDUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT FEE, TO BE LEVIED PURSUANT TO TITLE 4.19 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE (See related Item 9.B.1.) Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a resolution amending the schedule of taxes, fees and charges to establish the Traffic Reduction and Transportation Improvement Fee, to be levied pursuant to Title 4.19 of the Pasadena Municipal Code.
B. City Clerk
(1) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena
Claim No. 10,235 Evelyn Martinez, a minor, by her father, Fidencio Martinez $ Not Stated Claim No. 10,236 Sempra Energy/So. Calif. Gas Co. 2,231.21 Claim No. 10,237 Gary Atachian Not Stated Claim No. 10,238 Blanca L. Benitez 710.36
4. OLD BUSINESS:
A. FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY FUTURE FUNDING TASK FORCE (See related Item 5.B.2) Recommendation of Pasadena Public Library Future Funding Task Force: (1) That the Library continue to be funded principally by a combination of a Special Tax and a minimum Threshold Amount appropriated from the General Fund, and that the City Council direct the City Attorney to return with the necessary documents to have the matter placed on the March 6, 2007 ballot. (2) Most of the generic aspects of the current Special Tax would remain the same (e.g., a required Threshold Amount General Fund appropriation, parcel taxes, CPI adjustments, exemptions, and City support services). (3) Both the Threshold Amount and the tax rates would each have a one- time step-up at the beginning of FY 2009, the first year after the expiration of the current Special Tax. (4) These one-time increases account for some changes in the nature of the Library services since the Special Tax was implemented in 1994 and some cost increases in excess of the CIP adjustments. (5) Although there would be a one-time step-up in the Threshold Amount at the beginning of FY 2009, the total General Fund appropriation would be approximately the same as that for the previous year, FY 2008. (6) The Task Force views the current Special Tax as an arrangement that has been successful and which should be extended for a longer term. (7) The term would be for 15 years beyond the June 2008 expiration of the current Special Tax. This would effectively accomplish a seamless transition from the current ten-year Special Tax program. (8) A key element of this recommendation is the continued link between citizens agreeing to pay the tax and their receiving the current level of Library services in return. The citizens who are being asked to approve a continuation of the Special Tax should have a high degree of confidence that the level of services will continue to be provided. The Task Force believes that having that confidence is essential for public support. Citizens are not just being asked to fund some portion of a budget that will produce some level of service. (9) As with the current Special Tax, in future years, if the City does not appropriate the required Threshold Amount from the General Fund and therefore does not make likely a continuation of the current level of Library services, the Special Tax can not be levied. 455k TASK FORCE REPORT Part 1 2892k TASK FORCE REPORT Part 2 3520k
5. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
A. Economic Development and Technology Committee
B. Finance Committee
(1) FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY FUTURE FUNDING TASK FORCE (See Item 4.A. and related Item 5.B.2.)
(2) LIBRARY SPECIAL TAX (See related Item 4.A.) Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the recommendation of the Pasadena Public Library Future Funding Task Force with the modification that the minimum General Fund contribution be $9.1 million in fiscal year 2009 and that this amount be indexed by an amount equal to the change in the consumers price index thereafter for the duration of the Library Special Tax. 537k
C. Legislative Policy Committee
D. Municipal Services Committee
E. Public Safety Committee
F. Reports from Representatives
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:30 P.M.
A. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: DESIGNATION OF 1855 EAST COLORADO BOULEVARD (FORMER DRAPER'S BUILDING) AS A LANDMARK Recommendation of City Manager: (1) Acknowledge that the designation of a historic resource is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Class 8, Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment (CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15308); (2) As recommended by the Historic Preservation Commission, find that the commercial building at 1855 East Colorado Boulevard is significant under Criterion c for designation as a landmark (Pasadena Municipal Code Section 17.62.040 B) because it is an intact example of the distinctive characteristics of Art-Moderne Style applied to a small-scale commercial building; (3) Approve the designation of the property at 1855 East Colorado Boulevard as a landmark; (4) Adopt a resolution approving a Declaration of Landmark Designation for 1855 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California; (5) Authorize the Mayor to execute the Declaration of Landmark Designation for 1855 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California; and (6) Direct the City Clerk to record the Declaration with the Los Angeles County Recorder. Recommendation of the Historic Preservation Commission: On September 5, 2006, at a noticed public hearing, the Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the designation of 1855 East Colorado Boulevard as a landmark.
B. PUBLIC HEARING: RESOLUTION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS BY THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY RELATED TO THE WESTGATE PASADENA APARTMENTS PROJECT Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council hold a Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing and adopt a Resolution approving the issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $150 million to be used to finance or refinance the acquisition, construction and improvement of the proposed Westgate Pasadena apartment housing project and certain other matters relating thereto.
7. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
A. City Manager
B. City Council
(1) DESIGNATION OF VOTING DELEGATE FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING ON DECEMBER 9, 2006 IN RENO, NEVADA 640k
(2) RESIGNATION OF DAVID JACOBS FROM THE ROSE BOWL AQUATICS CENTER BOARD (City Appointment)
(3) APPOINTMENT OF WALEED DELAWARI TO THE NORTHWEST COMMISSION (District 6 Nomination)
(4) RATIFICATION OF PROPOSAL OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES, LOS ANGELES DIVISION, TO HIRE A CONSULTANT TO ASSIST THE BOARD MEMBER REPRESENTING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ON THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD (Councilmember Streator)
C. City Clerk and City Attorney
(1) PROCESS TO CHANGE METHOD OF ELECTING PASADENA BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS BY GEOGRAPHIC SUB- DISTRICTS INSTEAD OF CURRENT AT-LARGE ELECTIONS Recommendation: This report is provided as informational material to assist the City Council in determining whether to initiate a process to change the current method of electing Pasadena Unified School District ("PUSD") Board of Education members from at-large elections to geographic sub-district elections. ATTACHMENTS 1 Thru 3 3830k ATTACHMENTS 4 and 5 6953k
8. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING (To be cancelled)
A. First Reading:
(1) Conduct first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE UTILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 2.140 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE, TO CHANGE THE UTILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION" 762k
B. Second Reading:
(1) Adopt "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 4 (REVENUE AND FINANCE) TO ESTABLISH A TRAFFIC REDUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT FEE" (Introduced by Councilmember Little) (See related Item 3.A.6.) 3030k
10. INFORMATION ITEMS:
A. PREDEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW FOR A MIXED USE PROJECT - HOTEL/CONDOMINIUMS/RETAIL & RESTAURANT AT 25 WEST WALNUT STREET Recommendation of City Manager: This report is for information only.
B. UPDATE ON CITY TENNIS PROGRAM Recommendation of City Manager: This report is for information only. 2314k
11. PUBLIC COMMENT (Continued)
12. CLOSED SESSIONS (Continued, if necessary)