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AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
January 26, 1998

Closed Sessions 5:30 P.M.
Public Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Public Hearing begin at 8:00 P.M.
Council Chamber
Pasadena City Hall, Room 247



5:30 P.M.  CLOSED SESSIONS:

A. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING
   LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)
   Name of Case: City of Pasadena v. Mirador Ranch, Los Angeles Superior
   Court Case No. NEC 64076

	ACTION: DISCUSSED, NO ACTION REPORTED

B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - THREATENED
   LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1):  One
   potential case.

	ACTION: DISCUSSED, NO ACTION REPORTED

6:30 P.M.  PUBLIC MEETING

1. ROLL CALL AND CEREMONIAL MATTERS

2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

   A.  MR. DANIEL MIRISOLA, REPRESENTING SAVE OUR SWIMMERS,
       REGARDING STATUS OF ROSE BOWL AQUATIC CENTER AND
       TERMINATION OF SWIMMING COACH 
       35(k)

3. OLD BUSINESS:   No Items
   
4. 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) APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO FY 1998 MASTER GRANT
           AGREEMENT (Contract NO. 97-10779-A1), BETWEEN THE STATE
           DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, OFFICE OF AIDS, AND THE
           CITY OF PASADENA IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,844 WITH A
           MAXIMUM AMOUNT PAYABLE OF $279,647
           Recommendation of City Manager:   
           (a) Authorize the City Manager to execute an amendment to the FY
           1998 Agreement between the State Department of Health Services,
           Office of AIDS, and the City of Pasadena for the period July 1, 1997
           through June 30, 1998, in the amount of $22,844, with a maximum
           amount payable of $279,947; and
           (b) Approve a journal voucher increasing the estimated revenues in
           Account No. 6458 by $22,844, from $177,477 to $200,321, and
           increasing the revenues and appropriations in the AIDS Program Budget
           Account No. 563200 by $22,844 from $1,414,127 to $1,436,971.
       133(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

       (2) REJECTION OF ALL BIDS- SPECIFICATIONS LD-97-8, FURNISHING
           AND DELIVERING FIVE SF6 CIRCUIT BREAKERS FOR THE WATER
           AND POWER DEPARTMENT
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Reject all bids for Specifications
           LD-97-8, Furnishing and Delivering Five SF6 Circuit Breakers for the
           Water and Power Department.
       70(k)
	ACTION: APPROVED

       (3) AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH PERRY
           THOMAS CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN
           UNDERGROUND CONDUIT SYSTEM BETWEEN T.M. GOODRICH
           RECEIVING STATION AND SANTA ANITA SUBSTATION
           Recommendation of City Manager:   
           (a) Accept the bid dated December 16, 1997, submitted by Perry
           Thomas Construction, Inc. in response to Specifications LD-97-11 for
           the above subject;
           (b) Reject all other bids; and
           (c) Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract for an
           amount not to exceed $733,415 as is required.
       87(k)
	ACTION: APPROVED

       (4) TRANSFER OF SURPLUS PROPERTY TO PASADENA CITY
           COLLEGE AND AMENDMENT TO SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AND
           GOODS ORDINANCE, PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE
           CHAPTER 4.04
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Authorize the transfer of six
           surplus bicycles to Pasadena City College.  It is further recommended
           that the City Council find that based upon the information contained in
           the agenda report and such additional information as may be presented
           to the City Council at its January 26th meeting, a public purpose is
           served by exempting the proposed transfer from the provisions of the
           Surplus Equipment and Goods Ordinance, Pasadena Municipal Code
           Chapter 4.04, pursuant to Section 4.04.080.
               In addition, it is recommended that the City Council direct the City
           Attorney to draft an ordinance amending the Salvage Equipment and
           Goods Ordinance, to authorize the Director of Finance with the approval
           of the City Manager, to transfer surplus equipment and goods to the
           Pasadena Unified School District without City Council authorization.
       92(k)
	ACTION: APPROVED

       (5) INSTALLATION OF SPEED HUMPS ON GARFIELD AVENUE AND
           WORCESTER AVENUE
           Recommendation of City Manager:   It is recommended that the City
           Council approve the installation of speed humps on the following streets:
           (a) Garfield Avenue between Orange Grove Boulevard and Hammond
           Street; and
           (b) Worcester Avenue between Orange Grove Boulevard and
           Mountain Street.
       106(k)
	ACTION: APPROVED

       (6) SALE OF SURPLUS FUEL GAS COMPRESSORS TO
           INTERNATIONAL OIL EQUIPMENT LTD.
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Authorize the sale of surplus gas
           compressors, currently located at the Glenarm Power Plant, to
           International Oil Equipment LTD., for the amount of $60,000.   It is
           further recommended that the City Council find that based upon the
           information contained in the agenda report and such additional
           information as may be presented to the City Council at its January 26th
           meeting, a public purpose is served by exempting this sale from the
           provisions of the Surplus Equipment and Goods Ordinance, Pasadena
           Municipal Code Chapter 4.04, pursuant to Section 4.04.080.
       112(k)

	ACTION: APPROVED

   B.  City Clerk

       (1) Approval of Minutes -   December 15, 1997 
                                   December 19, 1997 (Special)
                                   December 20, 1997 (Special)
                                   December 22, 1997 (Canceled)
                                   December 29, 1997 (Canceled)
                                   January 5, 1998 (Canceled)

	ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED

       (2) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena

           Claim No. 7945          Venita Metoyer$       1,261.24
           Claim No. 7946          Joseph Perez         16,505.95
           Claim No. 7947          VOID
           Claim No. 7948          Number 7, Inc.        4,366.88
           Claim No. 7949          Lucia M. Edwards        730.00
           Claim No. 7950          Auaja Denise Lovest     159.75
           Claim No. 7951          Charles Thompson, Jr.   851.41
           Claim No. 7952          Jose De Santiago        567.00

	ACTION: RECEIVED AND FILED

       (3) Public Hearing Set:

           February 23, 1998, 8:00 p.m. - Master Plan Development, Zone
           Change and General Plan Amendment - Westridge School

	ACTION: PUBLIC HEARING SET

5. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

   A.  Business Enterprise Committee

   B.  Deregulation Committee

       (1) CONTRACT WITH JIM COX ADVERTISING FOR DEREGULATION
           COMMUNICATIONS
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Approve a $350,000 contract
           with Jim Cox Advertising for deregulation communications through
           June 30,1998.
       91(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED AS AMENDED, CONTRACT AMOUNT REDUCED TO $150,000

       (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION OPPOSING FEDERAL LEGISLATION
           REGARDING ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DEREGULATION [S. 1483
           (MURKOWSKI) AND HR. 655 (SCHAEFFER)]
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Adopt a resolution in opposition
           to federal legislation S. 1483 (Murkowski) and HR. 655 (Schaeffer)
           regarding electric industry deregulation.
       77(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

       (3) AMENDMENT TO THE LIGHT AND POWER RATE ORDINANCE,
           CHAPTER 13.04 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO
           AUTHORIZE COLLECTION OF THE STRANDED INVESTMENT
           SURCHARGE BY CUSTOMER CONTRACT
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Adopt an ordinance as a further
           step in preparing the City's electric utility for success in the forthcoming
           competitive environment.  The ordinance will authorize the General
           Manager of the Water and Power Department to enter into contracts
           with retail electric customers for payment of the stranded investment
           surcharge ("SIS") at a different time than ordinarily due and payable
           provided that such contract payments are calculated to make the Light
           and Power Fund financially indifferent to their timing.
       89(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

           (a) First reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
               PASADENA, AMENDING THE LIGHT AND POWER RATE
               ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 13.04 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL
               CODE, TO AUTHORIZE COLLECTION OF THE STRANDED
               INVESTMENT SURCHARGE BY CUSTOMER CONTRACT."   
       88(k)
 	ACTION: OFFERED FOR FIRST READING BY COUNCILMEMBER TYLER  

   C.  Finance Committee

       (1) AMENDMENTS TO CITY OF PASADENA DEFERRED
           COMPENSATION PLAN
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Adopt the proposed amendments
           to the existing City of Pasadena Deferred Compensation Plan.
       75(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

       (2) JOINT ACTION:   RENEWAL OF THE LETTER OF CREDIT ON LOS
           ROBLES AVENUE (PLAZA LAS FUENTES) PARKING FACILITY
           CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION
           Recommendation of City Manager:    It is recommended that the City
           Council adopt a resolution:  
           (a) Approving the substitution of Canadian Imperial Bank of
           Commerce, New York Agency ("CIBC"), for Sanwa Bank of California as
           letter of credit provider for the Certificates;
           (b) Approving the Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement and
           authorizing designated officers of the City to execute the Letter of Credit
           Reimbursement Agreement with CIBC;
           (c) Designating specified officers of the City to act as "Authorized
           Officers" for purposes of the Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement;
           and
           (d) Authorizing designated officers of the City to do any and all things
           and to execute and deliver any and all documents necessary or
           advisable in connection with the Letter of Credit substitution.
           Recommendation of the Chief Executive Officer:   It is recommended
           that the Pasadena Community Development Commission adopt a
           resolution:
           (a) Approving the First Amendment to Trust Agreement to provide for
           the Trustee to pursue remedies against CalSTRS (as assignee of  of
           the obligations of CIBC under the letter of credit issued by CIBC); and
           authorizing designated officers of the Commission to execute the First
           Amendment to Trust Agreement; and
           (b) Authorizing designated officers of the Commission to do any and all
           things and to execute and deliver any and all documents necessary or
           advisable in connection with the Letter of Credit substitution.
           Recommendation of the Chief Administrative Officer:   It is
           recommended that the City of Pasadena Parking Authority adopt a
           resolution:
           (a) Approving the substitution of CIBC for Sanwa Bank California as
           letter of credit provider for the Certificates;
           (b) Approving the Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement and
           authorizing designated officers of the Authority to execute the Letter of
           Credit Reimbursement Agreement with CBIC;
           (c) Designating specified officers of the Authority to act as "Authorized
           Officers" for purposes of the Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement; 
           (d) Approving the First Amendment to Trust Agreement and
           authorizing designated officers of the Authority to execute the First
           Amendment to Trust Agreement to provide for the Trustee to pursue
           remedies against CalSTRS (as assignee of  of the obligations of CIBC
           under the Letter of Credit issued by CIBC); and
           (e) Authorizing designated officers of the Authority to do any and all
           things and to execute and deliver any and all documents necessary or
           advisable in connection with the Letter of Credit substitution.
       144(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

   D.  Legislative Committee

   E.  Public Safety Committee

   F.  Reports from Representatives

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 P.M.

   A.  PUBLIC HEARING:   ESTABLISHMENT OF STANDARDS FOR ON-PREMISES SIGNS AND 
       AMENDMENT TO ALLOW STAFF-LEVEL REVIEWS OF APPLICATIONS TO DEMOLISH 
       ARCHITECTURALLY INSIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS OVER 50 YEARS OLD WITHIN THE NORTH
       LAKE SPECIFIC PLAN OVERLAY DISTRICT
       Recommendation of City Manager:  
       (1) Acknowledge that the activity is exempt from CEQA under the general
       rule, CEQA Guidelines Section 16051 (b)(3).  Direct City Clerk to file Notice
       of Exemption with Los Angeles County (Attachment 1 of agenda report);
       (2) Hold first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA
       AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE,
       ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR ON-PREMISES SIGNS FOR THE
       NORTH LAKE SPECIFIC PLAN OVERLAY DISTRICT" (Attachment 2 of
       agenda report); and
       (3) Refer the ordinance of the City of Pasadena Municipal Code authorizing
       staff-level reviews of applications to demolish architecturally insiginificant
       buildings over 50 years old within the North Lake Specific Plan Overlay
       District to the Planning Commission. 
       196(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED. ORDINANCE OFFERED FOR FIRST READING BY VICE MAYOR CROWFOOT

   B.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:   AWARD OF NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISES FOR
       POLICE TOWING SERVICES AND AUTHORIZATION TO PREPARE
       APPROPRIATE ORDINANCES AWARDING SUCH FRANCHISES
       Recommendation of City Manager:   Conduct public hearings as required
       by Section 1104 of the Pasadena City Charter to solicit the comments of
       interested persons regarding the award of police towing franchises.  It is
       further recommended that after the public hearings, the City Council instruct
       the City Attorney to prepare the proper ordinances to award franchises to the
       proposed franchisees.
       136(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

7. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS

   A.  City Council

       (1) REMOVAL OF MR. JEFF COMMONS FROM UTILITY ADVISORY
           COMMISSION, DISTRICT 6 SEAT   (Councilmember Villicana)
       14(k)
 	ACTION: HELD TO FEBRUARY 9 COUNCIL MEETING

       (2) APPOINTMENT OF TOM SELINSKE TO RECREATION AND PARKS
           COMMISSION   (District 2 Appointment)

 	ACTION: APPROVED

       (3) APPOINTMENT OF ROY BEGLEY TO RECREATION AND PARKS
           COMMISSION   (District 6 Appointment)

 	ACTION: APPROVED

       (4) UPDATE REPORT ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH ACCESS TASK FORCE 
           (Oral Report)  (Vice Mayor Crowfoot)

 	ACTION: INFORMATION RECEIVED

       (5) DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF PROCESS FOR HANDLING
           CITY MANAGER'S ALLEGATIONS   (Mayor Holden)
       27(k)
 	ACTION: HELD TO FEBRUARY 9 COUNCIL MEETING

   B.  City Manager

       (1) CIVIC CENTER/MID-TOWN PROGRAMMING EFFORT TASK FORCE
           PROGRESS REPORT 
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Review and comment upon the
           Mayor and City Council's City Center Task Force Progress Report on
           the Civic Center/Mid-Town Programming Effort.
       142(k)
 	ACTION: INFORMATION RECEIVED. TIME EXTENSION GRANTED THROUGH MARCH 1998
     
       (2) PUBLIC NUISANCE DOGS
           Recommendation of City Manager:   Hold first reading of the
           amendment of the City's Public Nuisance Dog Ordinance and approve in
           concept the administrative rules and regulations related thereto.
       151(k)
 	ACTION: APPROVED

           (a) First reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA
               AMENDING SUBSECTION 6.18.020(A) AND ADDING NEW
               SECTIONS 6.18.015 AND 6.18.070 TO THE PASADENA
               MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING PUBLIC NUISANCE DOGS"
       52(k)
 	ACTION: OFFERED FOR FIRST READING BY COUNCILMEMBER LITTLE

   C.  Advisory Bodies

       (1) FY 1996-97 ANNUAL REPORTS AND FY 1997-98 WORKPLANS
           Recommendation: Receive the FY 1996-97 Annual Reports and
           approve the FY 1997-98 Workplans from the following City
           Commissions:
           (a) ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY COMMISSION
           (b) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMMISSION
           (c) ARTS COMMISSION
           (d) CODE ENFORCEMENT APPEALS COMMISSION
           (e) COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
           (f) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
           (g) CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION
           (h) DESIGN COMMISSION
           (I) HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
           (j) HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
           (k) LIBRARY COMMISSION
           (l) NORTHWEST COMMISSION
           (m) OLD PASADENA PARKING METER ZONE ADVISORY
               COMMISSION
           (n) PASADENA CENTER OPERATING COMPANY
           (o) PASADENA COMMUNITY ACCESS CORPORATION BOARD
           (p) PLANNING COMMISSION
           (q) RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION
           (r) ROSE BOWL OPERATING COMPANY
           (s) SENIOR COMMISSION
           (t) SOUTH LAKE PARKING PLACE COMMISSION
           (u) TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMISSION
           (v) UTILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION (report not submitted as of 1/22/98)

 	ACTION: REPORTS RECEIVED AND FILED

8. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING

   A.  Approval of Minutes -  December 15, 1997
                              December 22, 1997 (Canceled)
                              December 29, 1997 (Canceled)
                              January 5, 1998 (Canceled)
     
 	ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED
   
   B.  JOINT ACTION:   RENEWAL OF THE LETTER OF CREDIT ON LOS
       ROBLES AVENUE (PLAZA LAS FUENTES) PARKING FACILITY
       CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION   (See Item 5.C.2)
   
9. PARKING AUTHORITY

   A.  JOINT ACTION:   RENEWAL OF THE LETTER OF CREDIT ON LOS
       ROBLES AVENUE (PLAZA LAS FUENTES) PARKING FACILITY
       CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION   (See Item 5.C.2)     

10.    ORDINANCES

   A.  First Reading:

       (1) First reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA
           AMENDING THE LIGHT AND POWER RATE ORDINANCE, CHAPTER
           13.04 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE, TO AUTHORIZE
           COLLECTION OF THE STRANDED INVESTMENT SURCHARGE BY
           CUSTOMER CONTRACT" [See Item 5.B.(3)(a)]

       (2) First reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA
           AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE,
           ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR ON-PREMISES SIGNS FOR THE
           NORTH LAKE SPECIFIC PLAN OVERLAY DISTRICT"
           (See Item 6.A.)

       (3) First reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA
           AMENDING SUBSECTION 6.18.020(A) AND ADDING NEW
           SECTIONS 6.18.015 AND 6.18.070 TO THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL
           CODE REGARDING PUBLIC NUISANCE DOGS"   (See Item 7.B.2)

   B.  Second Reading:

       (1) Adopt "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA RELATING
           TO CURFEWS FOR MINORS AND AMENDING THE PASADENA
           MUNICIPAL CODE" (Introduced by Councilmember Little)
       210(k)
 	ACTION: ORDINANCE ADOPTED

11.    INFORMATION ITEMS:   No Items
 
12.    COMMUNICATIONS:   No Items

13.    CLOSED SESSIONS:

   A.  CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING
       LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)
       Name of Case: City of Pasadena v. Mirador Ranch, Los Angeles
       Superior Court Case No. NEC 64076

   B.  CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - THREATENED
       LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1):  One
       potential case

14.    ADJOURNMENT

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