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CITY COUNCIL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
March 1, 1999
Closed Session 5:30 P.M.
Public Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Public Hearings begin at 8:00 P.M.
Pasadena City Hall, Room 247
5:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSIONS A. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6: Agency Negotiators: Gale Harrison and Deborah Simms Employee Organization: Pasadena Police Officers Association ACTION: DISCUSSED, NO ACTION REPORTED B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code: One potential case ACTION: DISCUSSED, NO ACTION REPORTED C. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 1136 Wotkyns Drive, Pasadena Negotiating Parties: Cynthia J. Kurtz, Manuel Negrete Under negotiation: Price and terms ACTION: DISCUSSED, NO ACTION REPORTED 1. ROLL CALL AND CEREMONIAL MATTERS 2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA 3. OLD BUSINESS A. RESPONSE TO DAY ONE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MANAGING ALCOHOL RISK IN PASADENA Recommendation of City Manager: Direct staff to amend the General Fee Schedule to increase the inspection fee for monitoring of special conditions on alcohol-related Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) from $631 to $900 to cover the cost of increasing inspections to monthly during the first six months of operation. 299(k) ACTION: APPROVED 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) CONTRACT AWARD TO RANCO CORPORATION FOR MISCELLANEOUS CONCRETE REPAIR - 1999 FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $330,000 Recommendation of City Manager: (a) Accept the bid dated February 10, 1999, submitted by Ranco Corporation in response to the Specifications for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair - 1999, reject all other bids received, and authorize the City Manager to enter into such contract as is required; (b) Certify the project to be categorically exempt under Section 21084 of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1984 in accordance with Article 19, Section 15301 (Class 1), subsection (c) of the Resources Agency of California Guidelines (maintenance of existing public streets) 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. 153(k) ACTION: APPROVED (2) APPROVE THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JOINT POLE AGREEMENT Recommendation of City Manager: Authorize the City Manager to approve the 1998 Southern California Joint Pole Agreement. 64(k) ACTION: APPROVED B. City Clerk (1) Receive and file claims against the City of Pasadena Claim No. 8212 Juan J. Ineguez $ Unknown Claim No. 8213 Harold J. McMillan Unknown ACTION: RECEIVED AND FILED 5. REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES A. Business Enterprise Committee B. Deregulation Committee (1) ADVOCACY OF THE CITY OF PASADENA'S POSITION DURING METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S (MWD's) STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that during the MWD Strategic Planning Process, the City Council: (a) Advocate the City of Pasadena's position with: (1) State Legislators (2) Elected officials of other Member Agencies; and (b) Authorize Pasadena's representative to the Board of Directors of MWD to advocate the City's position with other MWD member agencies. The position shall include the following principles: (1) MWD shall continue to be Southern California's regional wholesale water system operator and planner in cooperation with member agencies. (2) MWD shall be the agent for the member agencies to develop a high quality, reliable supply of water for the region. (3) The governance shall maintain member agencies' status as cooperative members of MWD. 218(k) ACTION: APPROVED (2) PUBLIC BENEFITS CHARGE (PBC) - CUSTOMER PROGRAMS Recommendation of City Manager: Reallocate PBC funds among the following categories: (1) residential services, including low-income; (2) business services; (3) school initiatives; and (4) research, development and demonstration as shown in Exhibit 1 of the agenda report. 303(k) ACTION: APPROVED C. Finance Committee D. Legislative Policy Committee E. Public Safety Committee F. Reports from Representatives 6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 P.M. A. PUBLIC HEARING: ADOPTION OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND REAFFIRMATION OF THE ADOPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ELEMENT Recommendation of City Manager: (1) Approve the Initial Study and adopt the Negative Declaration prepared for the Household Hazardous Waste Element; (2) Adopt the de minimis finding of no impact on fish and wildlife; (3) Reaffirm the previously adopted Household Hazardous Waste Element; and (4) Direct the City Clerk to certify the Notice of Determination, Negative Declaration, and Certificate of Exemption from Fish and Game fees and the Fire Department to file those documents with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and the State Clearinghouse. 79(k) ACTION: APPROVED B. PUBLIC HEARING: APPROVAL OF ZONING MAP AMENDMENT FOR GARFIELD HEIGHTS LANDMARK DISTRICT OVERLAY (LD-2) Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council: (1) Approve the establishment of the Garfield Heights landmark overlay district shown on the map (Attachment 1 of the agenda report) and a Resolution to adopt the Garfield Heights Conservation Plan (Attachment 2 of the agenda report); (2) Affirm the findings of the Planning Commission that: (a) The proposed district has a significant architectural and historical character that can be preserved and enhanced through appropriate controls on new development and alterations to existing buildings and landscaping; and (b) The proposed district is consistent with the policies and objectives of the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive General Plan (i.e., Objective 6, Historic Preservation) and the purposes of Section 17.52.010 (Landmark Overlay District) of the Pasadena Municipal Code. 282(k) ACTION: APPROVED 7. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS A. City Council - No Items B. City Manager (1) RESOLUTION REGARDING GUIDELINES FOR OVER CONCENTRATION OF INSTITUTIONAL USES Recommendation of City Manager: Adopt a resolution approving citywide guidelines (contained in Exhibit 2 of the agenda report) for reviewing conditional use permit applications for institutional uses. 155(k) ACTION: APPROVED (2) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN EMPLOYMENT ANNUAL REPORT FY 1998 Recommendation of City Manager: It is recommended that the City Council: (a) Direct the City Attorney to review and revise the Affirmative Action in Employment Ordinance to conform to California Proposition 209 and Federal Law Requirements. Proposition 209 may be construed to prohibit certain aspects of the City's present Affirmative Action Ordinances. These issues, however, have not yet been resolved by the California Appellate Courts. Until a binding and authoritative appellate decision requires the City to amend its present ordinances, we will continue to implement them as written except for those provisions which clearly violate Proposition 209. When authoritative legal guidance is available, we will request City Council to amend the ordinances in one comprehensive action rather than in several piece amendments. (b) Receive the 1998 Affirmative Action Annual Report in Employment. 146(k) ACTION: APPROVED (3) REQUEST TO AWARD ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT TO ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES GROUP FOR THE CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $900,000 Recommendation of City Manager: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Architectural Resources Group for programming and schematics, architectural/engineering services for the City Hall seismic upgrade, in an amount not to exceed $900,000. Upon completion of the schematics, additional funds will be required for the completion of full architectural/engineering services. These fees will be negotiated at the end of schematics when the scope of the project is more clearly defined. It is further recommended that the City Council grant this contract an exemption from the competitive selection process of the Affirmative Action in Contracting Ordinance, Pasadena Municipal Code, Chapter 4.09, pursuant to Section 4.09.060, contracts for which the City's bests interests are served. There will be additional fees for architectural/engineering services once the scope of the work is determined. 164(k) ACTION: APPROVED (4) PRIORITY CITY PROJECTS FOR SUBMISSION TO ASSEMBLYMAN JACK SCOTT FOR POTENTIAL INCLUSION IN STATE BUDGET Recommendation of City Manager: Support and forward to Assemblyman Jack Scott the following three projects for potential funding during the State budget process: Walkway Security Lighting for Central Park; Walkway Security Lighting for Memorial Park; and Computer and Information Literacy for Children and Youth. 151(k) ACTION: APPROVED C. Advisory Bodies (1) ADOPT A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SCHEDULE OF PREEXISTING CONTRACTS TO ASSIGN TO THE ROSE BOWL OPERATING COMPANY THOSE PARTS OF THE MASTER LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ASSOCIATION PERTAINING TO STADIUM-RELATED NEW YEAR'S GAME MANAGEMENT Recommendation of Rose Bowl Operating Company: Adopt a resolution amending the schedule of preexisting contracts to assign to the Rose Bowl Operating Company those parts of the Master License Agreement with the Tournament of Roses Association pertaining to stadium-related New Year's Game Management. 114(k) ACTION: ITEM PULLED AT THE REQUEST OF STAFF 8. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING A. EXTENSIONS OF EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENTS ("ENA'S") FOR PROJECTS SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO PASADENA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION'S ("COMMISSION") NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY(" NOFA") Recommendation of Chief Executive Officer: (a) Approve extensions to May 1, 1999, for six Exclusive Negotiation Agreements ("ENA's") entered into between the Commission and the Developers for affordable housing projects conditionally approved by the Commission. (b) Authorize and direct the Chief Executive Officer to execute, and the Secretary to attest, the extensions to the ENA's. 104(k) ACTION: APPROVED 9. ORDINANCES A. First Reading: (1) Hold first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF PASADENA ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 17.98.040 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF LOS ROBLES AVENUE SOUTH OF HOWARD STREET" 104(k) ACTION: FIRST READING OFFERED BY VICE MAYOR STREATOR (2) Hold first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF PASADENA ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 17.98.040 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION FOR THE PARCEL LOCATED AT 982 SECO STREET" 99(k) ACTION: FIRST READING OFFERED BY VICE MAYOR STREATOR (3) Hold first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE, THE REVISED ZONING CODE, TO IMPLEMENT ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE FAIR HOUSING ACT"; AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE FEE SCHEDULE BY SETTING APPLICATION FEES FOR MODIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES 166(k) ACTION: FIRST READING OFFERED BY COUNCILMEMBER LITTLE (4) Hold first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA ADDING SECTION 2.05.210 TO THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING THE STIPEND FOR THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND REPEALING SECTION 2.10.050 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO COMPENSATION FROM THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION" 177(k) ACTION: FIRST READING OFFERED BY COUNCILMEMBER PAPARIAN (5) Hold first reading of "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA ADDING SECTION 2.05.220 TO THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS AND EXPENSE ALLOWANCES FOR THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL" 169(k) ACTION: FIRST READING OFFERED BY COUNCILMEMBER PAPARIAN B. Second Reading: (1) Adopt "AN UNCODIFIED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA PLACING A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE/PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS AND THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS FOR OFF-PREMISE SIGNS" (Introduced by Councilmember Little) 57(k) ACTION: ORDINANCE ADOPTED 10. INFORMATION ITEMS - No Items 11. COMMUNICATIONS - No Items 12. CLOSED SESSIONS A. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6: Agency Negotiators: Gale Harrison and Deborah Simms Employee Organization: Pasadena Police Officers Association B. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code: One potential case C. CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 1136 Wotkyns Drive, Pasadena Negotiating Parties: Cynthia J. Kurtz, Manuel Negrete Under negotiation: Price and terms 13. ADJOURNMENT
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