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CITY COUNCIL, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION & THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN TRUSTEES MEETING
MARCH 8, 2010
Closed Sessions 5:30 P.M.
Public Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Public Hearing 7:30 P.M.
Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall
100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to
Government Code Section 54956.8
Property Location: 78 North Marengo Avenue
Agency Negotiators: Michael J. Beck and Steve Mermell
Negotiating Parties: Gregson M. Perry and Angela Chen-Sabella
Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment
B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c): Three potential cases
PERRY C. THOMAS CONSTRUCTION, INC., AND HERMAN WEISSKER, INC., FOR THE
REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF
ELECTRICAL VAULTS FOR THE WATER AND POWER DEPARTMENT
(1) Find that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to the State CEQA Guidelines Section 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction);
(2) Accept the bid dated February 2, 2010 submitted by Perry C. Thomas Construction, Inc., in response to Specifications LD-09-20, Items I and IV, to provide labor and materials to repair and restore reinforced concrete electrical vaults for the Water and Power Department; and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Perry C. Thomas Construction Inc., for an amount not to exceed $319,385, which includes the base amount of $290,350 and a contingency of $29,035 for any necessary change orders; and
(3) Accept the bid dated February 2, 2010 submitted by Herman Weissker, Inc., in response to Specifications LD-09-20, Items II and III, to provide labor and materials to repair and restore reinforced concrete electrical vaults for the Water and Power Department; reject all other bids; and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Herman Weissker, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $543,607, which includes the base amount of $494,189 and a contingency of $49,418 for any necessary change orders.
FINAL VESTING TRACT MAP NO. 062132, BEING A 30-UNIT MIXED-USE CONDOMINIUM
PROJECT CONSISTING OF 28 RESIDENTIAL AND TWO COMMERCIAL AIR PARCELS, AT 155
(1) Find that, an Initial Environmental Study recommending a Negative Declaration was posted (as per California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15074) and adopted by the Design Commission on August 26, 2004 for the final map proposed in the agenda report, and there are no changed circumstances or new information that would require further environmental review; and
(2) Adopt a resolution to approve Final Vesting Tract Map No. 062132; and authorize the City Clerk to execute the certificate on the map showing the City’s approval of said map.
Recommendation of Hearing Officer: The tentative map expired on January 25, 2007 and was re-approved for an additional year by the Hearing Officer on July 2, 2008. Senate Bill 1185, which became law on July 15, 2008, states that all active tentative maps that have been approved and have not expired as of July 15, 2008, shall be extended by 12 months, resulting in a new expiration date of July 2, 2010.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
February 15, 2010 (City Council)
February 15, 2010 (Community Development Commission)
February 16, 2010 (Joint meeting with PUSD)
February 22, 2010 (City Council)
February 22, 2010 (Community Development Commission)
March 1, 2010 (City Council)
March 1, 2010 (Community Development Commission)
4. RECEIVE AND FILE CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF PASADENA
Claim No. 11,064
$ Not stated
Claim No. 11,065
Claim No. 11,066
Claim No. 11,067
Claim No. 11,068
Economic Development and Technology Committee
INVESTMENT REPORT, QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2009
Recommendation: This report is for information purposes only.
QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT 5548k
POTENTIAL RENOVATION OF EXISTING ICE RINK FACILITY AND ALTERNATIVES TO
PROVIDE AN ICE SKATING FACILITY
Recommendation of City Manager and PCOC Chief Executive Officer:
(1) Direct staff to develop a transition plan to close down the ice skating rink currently located at the Pasadena Convention Center; and
(2) Direct staff to study the feasibility of converting the existing stressed membrane structure at the convention center to a new ice rink facility including the verification of construction cost estimates and constructability, as well as a financing plan and operating proforma and present a recommended strategy for operation and management of the ice rink.
Recommendation of Pasadena Center Operating Company: On February 24, 2010, the Pasadena Center Operating Company recommended that the City Council accept the Stevens Engineering firm’s review and evaluation of the existing ice rink facility located in the historic ballroom and approve the concept of exploring a potential reestablishment of a full-sheet ice rink in the PCOC Pavilion.
ATTACHMENTS A & B 4833k
Legislative Policy Committee
Municipal Services Committee
Public Safety Committee
PROPOSED COMMUNITY-BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO SERVE AS
INSTITUTIONAL HOME AND CONVENER OF LOCAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND
INTERVENTION PROVIDERS (To be heard at 6:45 p.m., or
Recommendation: This report is for information only.
TOBACCO USE PREVENTION ORDINANCE TO REMOVE THE SMOKING EXEMPTION FOR THE
CLUBHOUSE PATIO AT BROOKSIDE PARK GOLF COURSE
Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council direct the City Attorney to amend the Tobacco Use Prevention Ordinance, Pasadena Municipal Code Section 8.78.051 (Prohibition of Smoking in Public Parks) to remove the smoking exemption for the Brookside Clubhouse patio.
Reports from Representatives
HEARING: ADOPT ZONING CODE
AMENDMENTS TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC ART REQUIREMENT IN NORTHWEST PASADENA AND
REVISE PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC ART GUIDELINES TO ESTABLISH NEW
APPLICABILITY THRESHOLDS FOR NORTHWEST PASADENA
(1) Find that the proposed amendment is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – General Rule;
(2) Approve the proposed Zoning Code Amendments that will remove the Public Art Requirement exemption for projects in the Enterprise Zone Business Development Area (EZBDA), establish new applicability thresholds for the Northwest Community Plan Area and remove the exemptions for the redevelopment areas in the Northwest Community Plan Area;
(3) Adopt the proposed changes to the Private Development Public Art Program Guidelines to establish new applicability threshold for Northwest Pasadena; and
(4) Direct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to Title 17 (the Zoning Code) and return within 60 days consistent with the provisions set forth in the agenda report.
Recommendation of Arts and Culture Commission: On July 7, 2009, the Arts and Culture Commission recommended that the City Council remove the Northwest Enterprise Zone public art exemption from the Public Art Program’s Guidelines for New Private Development. The Commission recommended approval of changes to the Private Development Public Art Program Guidelines at the special meeting of November 18, 2009. The revised guidelines would establish the applicability thresholds in Northwest Pasadena based on the application of the City’s Public Art Requirement for Downtown and Old Pasadena Redevelopment Areas and the inclusion of Industrial projects.
Recommendation of Planning Commission: On October 28, 2009, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the City Council approve the proposed Zoning Code amendments to remove the current public art exemption for private development in Northwest Pasadena and to establish new applicability thresholds that would apply to the Northwest Community Plan Area, including the redevelopment areas contained therein. The motion included an amendment to endorse the development of a new master public art plan to include policies that address the inequity of arts and culture projects in various Pasadena neighborhoods particularly in the Northwest.
Recommendation of Northwest Commission, Fair Oaks Avenue Project Area Committee and Lincoln Avenue Project Area Committee (PACs): On January 27, 2010, the Fair Oaks Avenue and Lincoln Avenue PACs also recommended that Council approve the staff recommendation to remove the Public Art Program exemption for Northwest Pasadena. Their recommendation also included support for the proposed Public Art Master Plan to prioritize public art development in the Northwest Pasadena area. On February 11, 2010, the Northwest Commission took similar action.
ATTACHMENTS A thru D 3145k
THE GUIDELINES FOR STAFF REGARDING THE HAHAMONGNA WATERSHED PARK
MASTER PLAN ADDENDUM FOR THE HAHAMONGNA ANNEX
Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council approve the following restatement of the guidelines for staff regarding the Hahamongna Watershed Park (HWP) Master Plan Addendum for the Hahamongna Annex, which is a compilation of the recommendations from the various advisory bodies that provided comments on the Addendum and which have been modified to reflect City Council actions:
(1) After adoption of the Master Plan, the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee (HWPAC) shall reach out to knowledgeable entities on the management of similar facilities to strengthen the vision and mission for the environmental education center;
(2) After adoption of the Master Plan, City staff shall develop recommendations for the appropriate structure for management and operation of the environmental education center and present to the HWPAC for review and comment;
(3) Planning Department Staff shall study the area of the Annex currently zoned PD-16 for a possible rezoning as Open Space, consistent with the rest of the area and consistent with the Planning Commission recommendation;
(4) Staff shall present all Conditional Use Permit (CUP) proposals before the HWPAC for review and comment prior to the CUP hearing;
(5) Staff shall prepare a proposal for City Council consideration to add HWP (including the Annex) to the Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance;
(6) Staff will make every effort to minimize tree removal in the Annex area (including non-natives due to the loss of habitat in the Station Fire);
(7) Staff shall prepare a design for a 10 foot wide (maximum) bikeway only along the northern perimeter of the HWP Annex with a design that includes environmentally friendly paving, does not lend itself to becoming a road, minimum grading, arroyo stone walls (where walls are needed) and landscape screening where possible; and (8) Staff shall provide further project-level environmental review when any proposed project becomes a reasonably foreseeable construction project.
11. RESIGNATION OF CAROLYN MEREDITH FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION (District 2 Nomination)
12. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – February 22, 2010
Conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING
VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 8 (HEALTH AND SAFETY) AND
TITLE 17 (THE ZONING CODE), RELATED TO THE PROTECTION OF TREES”
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL RECEIVED AFTER POSTING OF AGENDA
Conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2.175 OF THE
PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO CREATE A MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION FOR TENANT
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ROSE BOWL OPERATING COMPANY”
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE
CITY OF PASADENA ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 17.20.020 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL
CODE FOR THE PARCEL AT 391 SOUTH WILSON AVENUE”
(Introduced by Councilmember Tornek) (Caltech
DRAFT GENERAL PLAN OUTREACH SUMMARY REPORT (To be heard at 7:45
p.m., or thereafter)
Recommendation: This report is presented for information only.
DRAFT OUTREACH SUMMARY REPORT Part 1 4173k
DRAFT OUTREACH SUMMARY REPORT Part 2 4375k
DRAFT OUTREACH SUMMARY REPORT EXHIBIT A 138k
DRAFT OUTREACH SUMMARY REPORT EXHIBIT B 321k
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Chair Victor
Gordo, Steve Madison, Jacque Robinson, Terry Tornek)
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)
April 7, 2010
May 5, 2010
June 2, 2010
FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Chris Holden, Victor Gordo, Steve
Haderlein, Margaret McAustin)
Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd floor)
March 8, 2010
March 22, 2010
April 12, 2010
March 17, 2010
April 21, 2010
May 19, 2010
MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE (Chair Margaret McAustin, Bill
Bogaard, Terry Tornek)
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chambers, 2nd Floor)
March 9, 2010
March 23, 2010
April 13, 2010
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair Steve Haderlein, Steve
Madison, Margaret McAustin, Jacque Robinson)
Meets the first Monday of each month at 4:15 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S038 (City Hall Grand Conference Room, Basement)
April 5, 2010
May 3, 2010
June 7, 2010
FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING DATES
March 15, 2010
March 22, 2010
March 29, 2010 (To be cancelled)
April 5, 2010 (To be cancelled)
April 12, 2010
April 15, 2010 (Special Meeting with Los Angeles County Supervisor MichaelAntonovich, 8:00 a.m., City Hall, Grand Conference Room)
April 19, 2010
April 26, 2010
May 3, 2010 (To be cancelled)
May 10, 2010
May 17, 2010
May 24, 2010
May 31, 2010 (To be cancelled)
June 7, 2010
June 14, 2010
June 21, 2010
June 28, 2010 (To be cancelled)
FUTURE PUBLIC HEARINGS:
March 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m. – Public Hearing of the Pasadena Community Development Commission; Approval of the Public Housing Agency 2010 Annual Plan
May 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m. – Approval of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan
(2010-2015) and the Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and
COMMISSION VACANCIES 322k