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PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ON MARCH 17, 2020, THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR MARCH 8, 2021 AT 2:00 P.M. WILL TAKE PLACE SOLELY BY VIDEOCONFERENCE/TELECONFERENCE.

In order to facilitate public participation at meetings held solely by electronic means, the City will accept public comment in the following manner:

1. Members of the public may submit comments of any length up to two hours prior to the start of the meeting, at the following email address:  
correspondence@cityofpasadena.net

Please be aware that, while these comments will be provided to the members of the body and will become part of the meeting record, they will not be read aloud. Any comment submitted in this fashion will be forwarded to the legislative body prior to the start of the meeting.

2.  During the meeting, members of the public may submit up to 200 words regarding items on the agenda, at the following webpage:
www.cityofpasadena.net/city-clerk/public-comment

If you wish your comments to be read aloud during the meeting, please indicate so on the form. If you submit more than one form, only the first one received will be read aloud.  The City reserves the right to summarize comments if necessary for the orderly and timely flow of the meeting. All comments in their entirety will become part of the meeting record and will be forwarded to the legislative body.

3. If assistance is needed by phone, please call the City Clerk’s Office at: (626) 744-4124.

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AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT (626) 744-4124 OR
CITYCLERK@CITYOFPASADENA.NET.

                    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

DE ACUERDO CON LA ORDEN EJECUTIVA N-29-20 EMITIDO POR EL GOBERNADOR
GAVIN NEWSOM EL 17 DE MARZO DE 2020, LA REUNIÓN ESPECIAL DEL CONSEJO DE LA CIUDAD PARA EL 8 DE MARZO DE 2021 A las 2:00 P.M. SE EFECTUARÁ SOLAMENTE POR VIDEOCONFERENCIA/TELECONFERENCIA.

Con el fin de facilitar la participación del público en las reuniones celebradas únicamente por medios electrónicos, la Ciudad aceptará comentario público de la siguiente manera:

1. El público podrá presentar comentarios de cualquier duración hasta dos horas antes del inicio de la reunión, al siguiente correo electrónico:
correspondence@cityofpasadena.net

Favor de tomar en cuenta que, si bien estos comentarios se proporcionarán a los miembros del consejo y serán parte los récords de la reunión, no se leerán en voz alta. Cualquier comentario presentado de esta manera se remitirá al órgano legislativo antes del inicio de la reunión.

2. Durante la reunión, el público podrá presentar hasta 200 palabras con respecto a los puntos en el orden del día en la siguiente página web:
www.cityofpasadena.net/city-clerk/public-comment 

Si desea que sus comentarios sean leídos en voz alta durante la reunión, indíquelo en el formulario. Si envía más de un formulario, sólo se leerá en voz alta el primero que se reciba. La alcaldía se reserva el derecho de resumir los comentarios si es necesario para el flujo ordenado y oportuno de la reunión. Todos los comentarios en su totalidad pasarán a ser parte del acta de la reunión, y se remitirán al órgano legislativo.

3. Si requiere asistencia por teléfono, llame a la Oficina del Secretario de la Ciudad al: (626) 744-4124.

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                Y TAMBIEN EN WWW.CITYOFPASADENA.NET/COMMISSIONS/AGENDAS

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SPECIAL MEETING
 
AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY
TO THE PASADENA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
MARCH 8, 2021

Public Meeting: 2:00 P.M.
Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall
100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249

 

PUBLIC MEETING – 2:00 P.M.  ROLL CALL, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND CEREMONIAL MATTERS

 

PUBLIC COMMENT LIMITED TO ITEMS ON THIS SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA AND WILL BE HEARD AT THE TIME THE ITEM IS CONSIDERED

 

CONSENT CALENDAR (The Consent Calendar consists of routine items which will be approved by one motion and one vote unless removed for separate discussion.)

 City Manager/Executive Director 

1.      ADOPT A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NEW CLASSIFICATIONS AND SALARIES AND UPDATING SALARIES OF EXISTING CLASSIFICATIONS
Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council:

(1)
      Find that the action proposed in the agenda report is not a “project” as defined in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code Section 21065 and Section 15378(b)(2) of the State CEQA Guidelines and, as such, is not subject to environmental review; and 
(2)
      Adopt a resolution establishing new classifications and salaries and updating salaries of existing classifications.

         1501k

RESOLUTION 226k

2.      ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: MODIFICATION OF THE PASADENA LOCAL PREFERENCE AND PRIORITY SYSTEM GUIDELINES FOR CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council take the following actions:
(1)
       Find that the proposed action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) in accordance with State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), the “general rule” that CEQA only applies to projects that may have an effect on the environment; and
(2)
      Approve the modification of the Pasadena Local Preference and Priority System Guidelines (“Local Preference Guidelines”) as described in the agenda report, and, if approved, direct staff to memorialize such modification.

  (REVISED) 1710k

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL RECEIVED AFTER POSTING OF AGENDA

CORRESPONDENCE 746k

PUBLIC COMMENT 196k

POWER POINT PRESENTATION
- PRESENTED AT MEETING

3.      FINANCE/AUDIT COMMITTEE: FISCAL YEAR JUNE 30, 2020 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
Recommendation:
It is recommended that the following reports for the year ending June 30, 2020 be reviewed, discussed, and filed by the City Council and/or the Successor Agency to Pasadena Community Development Commission:

  
A.
   Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

B.   Independent Auditor’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards (This replaces what was called the “Management Letter.”)

C.   Pasadena Center Operating Company Basic Financial Statements

D.   Rose Bowl Operating Company Basic Financial Statements

E.   Pasadena Community Access Corporation Basic Financial Statements

F.    Pasadena Fire and Police Retirement System Independent Auditor’s Report and Basic Financial Statements with Required Supplemental Information

G.   Air Quality Improvement Fund Financial Statements and Compliance Report

H.   Housing Successor Basic Financial Statements and Compliance Reports

I.     Foothill Workforce Development Board Basic Financial Statements and Compliance Report

J.    Independent Accountant’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures Applied to Appropriation Limit Worksheets

K.   Independent Accountant’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures Applied to Employee Deductions for the Internal Revenue Code Section 457 Deferred Compensation Program

L.    The Auditor’s Communications with the City’s Finance/Audit Committee
 

        2424k

        ATTACHMENT A 19805k

        ATTACHMENT B 248k

        ATTACHMENT C 21144k

        ATTACHMENT D 5261k

        ATTACHMENT E 1288k

        ATTACHMENT F 736k

        ATTACHMENT G 1127k

        ATTACHMENT H 990k

        ATTACHMENT I 1089k

        ATTACHMENT J 183k

        ATTACHMENT K 189k

        ATTACHMENT L  307k   

4.      FINANCE COMMITTEE: QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT – QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2020
Recommendation:
This report is for information only.

        

        ATTACHMENT A

City Council 

5.      RESIGNATIONS, APPOINTMENTS, & REAPPOINTMENTS 

APPOINTMENT OF PAT AMSBRY TO THE NORTHWEST COMMISSION (District 5 Nomination) 

APPOINTMENT OF IESHA SILER TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMISSION (District 5 Nomination) 

APPOINTMENT OF MONIQUE PREYER TO THE NORTHWEST COMMISSION (District 2 Nomination) 

APPOINTMENT OF CAROL POTTER TO THE DESIGN COMMISSION (Historic Preservation Commission Nomination)                                 

REAPPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL WARNER TO THE CODE ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION (District 5 Nomination) 

REINSTATEMENT OF CY WARREN ESTABROOK TO THE ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY COMMISSION (Mayor Nomination) 

City Attorney 

City Clerk/Secretary 

6.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

February 22, 2021

City Council

February 22, 2021

Successor Agency to the Pasadena Community Development Commission

 7.      RECEIVE AND FILE CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF PASADENA        

 Claim No. 13,681

  SM Law Group, APC, Daniel    Hakhamzadeh, Esq., representing Jemina Avalos

$             25,000.00+

Claim No. 13,682

Maria Lopez Morrison C/O California Automobile Insurance Company

                 1,344.95

Claim No. 13,683

State Farm Insurance as subrogee

For Nobuyo Nishizaka

              5,177.23

Claim No. 13,684

Sierra Johnson

  981.65

Claim No. 13,685

Bette Baber            

10,000.00+

Claim No. 13,686

Scott Palmer

               1,387.99  

Claim No. 13,687

Andrew Ritholz, Esq., representing Scott Mullen

                25,000.00+

Claim No. 13,688

Downtown LA Law Group, representing Jasper Rose

           1,000,000.00

 8.      PUBLIC HEARING SET                   

                 March 22, 2021, 4:30 P.M. - Submittal of Public Housing Agency Annual Plan (2021) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  

PUBLIC HEARINGS: 

9.      PUBLIC HEARING: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 6831: TO ALLOW A MAJOR PROJECT OVER 75,000 SQUARE FEET; MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW SHARED PARKING; MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW TANDEM AND TRIPLE STACKED PARKING; TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH FAIR OAKS SPECIFIC PLAN TO ALLOW A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 62 FEET FOR THE SUBJECT SITE; AND ZONING CODE  AMENDMENT TO ALLOW A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 62 FEET FOR THE SUBJECT SITE
Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council:

(1)
        Find that the Initial Study and EIR prepared for the project site under MCUP No. 5078 is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and adopted by the Hearing Officer on September 15, 2009. An addendum to the IS/EIR has been prepared analyzing the revised project is in compliance with Section 15164 (Addendum to an EIR or Negative Declaration) of the CEQA guidelines (Title 14, Chapter 3, Article 11). The addendum found that the project revisions will not result in any potentially significant impacts that were not already analyzed;
(2)
        Approve Conditional Use Permit No. 6831 with the adoption of the Findings in Attachment A of the agenda report, and the Conditions of Approval in Attachment C of the agenda report;
(3)
        Adopt the Findings for a Text Amendment to the South Fair Oaks Specific Plan and Zoning Code Amendment, in Attachment B of the agenda report; and

(4)
      Approve the amendments and direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance amending Sections 17.35.050.C, to Title 17 (Zoning Code) of the Pasadena Municipal Code to allow a maximum height of 62 feet for the subject site.

Recommendation of the Planning Commission
:
The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on January 27, 2021 to discuss the proposed project. One letter expressing opposition of the project was submitted prior to the Planning Commission hearing, included in Attachment G of the agenda report. There were no other comments received by the public during the public hearing. The opponent of the project articulated concerns related to the Transportation Impact Analysis, Outside CEQA Evaluation. Citing failing intersections in the surrounding area, vehicle trips, and complete streets measures. At the public hearing, the Planning Commission recommended (8-0 vote) that the City Council approve the project and the proposed text amendments, with the addition of three recommended conditions of approval. The conditions of approval have been incorporated in Attachment C of the agenda report for City Council consideration.
    The recommended conditions of approval included: prohibiting westbound vehicular traffic on California Boulevard from making left turns onto Edmondson Alley; an as built study to be prepared, at the applicant’s expense, two years after the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy to document traffic conditions for informational purposes only; and, the Design Commission to pay particular attention to the location of the open space and its relationship to the vehicular parking ramp.
    The Department of Transportation reviewed the recommendations by the Planning Commission and propose the following conditions of approval:

        ·
      DOT will monitor access to Edmondson Alley for up to 12 months following the issuance of the project’s Certificate of Occupancy to track and document if California Boulevard traffic is impeded by westbound  project traffic turning left into the alley. If this movement becomes an issue, the City shall use collected funds to install a “No Left Turn” sign with post that will prohibit westbound left turns into the alley from California Boulevard. Deposit: $600*
* The deposit, subject to partial refund or additional billing, shall be collected prior to the issuance of the first permit for construction (demolition or building).
        ·
      In accordance with City Ordinance No. 7157, the project is subject to the City’s Trip Reduction Ordinance (TRO) requirements. The purpose of the trip reduction requirement is to reduce the demand for automobile commute trips by ensuring that the design of major development projects accommodates facilities for alternative modes of transportation. In compliance with the requirements of the Trip Reduction Ordinance, an annual Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan status report shall also be submitted to the City’s TDM Program Manager for review and approval.
    In addition to satisfying the TRO requirement for a TDM plan,  the project shall deposit funds for a technical analysis that will evaluate the project’s contribution to Citywide Vehicle Miles Travelled and Vehicle Trips.  The City’s Department of Transportation will commission the study within 24 months following the issuance of the project’s Certificate of Occupancy. Fee: $15,000*
* The fee shall be collected prior to the issuance of any permit for construction (demolition or building).

         5632k

        ATTACHMENT A 135k

        ATTACHMENT B 117k

        ATTACHMENT C 238k

        ATTACHMENT D 15020k       

        ATTACHMENT E PART 1 14344k

        ATTACHMENT E PART 2 14887k

        ATTACHMENT F 46424k

        ATTACHMENT G 1788k

        SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL RECEIVED AFTER POSTING OF AGENDA

        PUBLIC COMMENT 105k

        POWER POINT PRESENTATION
- PRESENTED AT MEETING

OLD BUSINESS:  None

 

REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Economic Development and Technology Committee

 Finance Committee 

Legislative Policy Committee 

Municipal Services Committee 

Public Safety Committee 

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS

 City Manager 

City Attorney 

10.    ORAL PRESENTATION BY CITY ATTORNEY: “5 MINUTE BRIEFING” ON CHANGES TO STATE LAW REGARDING LOCAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
 RecommendationThis report is intended to provide information to the City Council, no action is required. 

POWER POINT PRESENTATION
- PRESENTED AT MEETING

City Council 

ORDINANCES                     

 First Reading:   

11.    Conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA amendING TITLE 17 (the Zoning Code), Chapter 17.71 (nonconforming uses, structures, and lots) to address nonconforming uses whose required licenses or permits are revoked, terminated or suspended” 

438k

        ORDINANCE 491k

        SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL RECEIVED AFTER POSTING OF AGENDA

        CORRESPONDENCE 123k

12.    Conduct first reading of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING Title 17 (Zoning Code), CHAPTERS 17.30 AND 17.50 OF The PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO Animal Services – hospitals” 

449k

        ORDINANCE 2377k

13.  Find that the ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), the common sense exemption that CEQA does not apply to projects that do not have the potential for a significant environmental effect; and conduct first reading of “AN UNCODIFIED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASADENA TEMPORARILY SETTING MONDAY AT 4:30 p.m. AS ITS REGULAR MEETING TIME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC” 

148k

        ORDINANCE 181k

Second Reading:   

14.   Adopt “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 17 (ZONING CODE) OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION” (Introduced by Vice Mayor Wilson) 

717k

        ORDINANCE PART 1 7958k

        ORDINANCE PART 2 6091k

        FEB 22 CC CORRESPONDENCE 931k

        FEB 22 CC PUBLIC COMMENT 240k 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

CLOSED SESSION

A.     CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
Agency Designated Representatives: Jennifer Curtis and Steve Mermell

Employee Organization: Pasadena Management Association (PMA) 

ADJOURNMENT

SCHEDULED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Chair Tyron Hampton, Steve Madison, Andy Wilson) Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

March 16, 2021 (Special meeting to commence at 4:00 p.m.)

April 20, 2021

May 18, 2021

FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Mayor Victor M. Gordo, John J. Kennedy, Felicia Williams, Andy Wilson) Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor)

March 8, 2021 (To be cancelled)

March 22, 2021 (To be cancelled)

March 31, 2021 (Special meeting to commence at 2:00 p.m.)

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE (Chair Steve Madison, Mayor Victor M. Gordo, Gene Masuda) Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Fair Oaks Conference Room S039)

March 23, 2021 (Special meeting to commence at 2:00 p.m.)

April 27, 2021

May 25, 2021

MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE (Chair Andy Wilson, Tyron Hampton, Felicia Williams) Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)

March 9, 2021

March 23, 2021

April 13, 2021

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair Mayor Victor M. Gordo, Tyron Hampton, John J. Kennedy, Steve Madison) Meets the first Monday of each month at 4:15 p.m. and the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)

March 17, 2021

April 5, 2021 (To be cancelled)

April 21, 2021

FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING DATES

 

March 15, 2021

March 22, 2021

March 29, 2021 (To be cancelled)

April 5, 2021 (To be cancelled)

April 12, 2021

April 19, 2021

April 26, 2021

May 3, 2021

May 10, 2021

May 17, 2021

May 24, 2021

May 31, 2021 (To be cancelled)

June 7, 2021

June 14, 2021

June 21, 2021

June 28, 2021 (To be cancelled)

FUTURE PUBLIC HEARINGS:

March 22, 2021, 4:30 P.M. - Submittal of Public Housing Agency Annual Plan (2021) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

COMMISSION VACANCIES 56k