SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL

(APPROVED JANUARY 23, 2001)

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE

DECEMBER 19, 2000

2:00 P.M. (MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM)

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Mayor Martini called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present at roll call: Bender, Condron, Evans, Rabinowitsh, Wright, and Mayor Martini

Councilmember Vas Dupre was absent during this portion of the meeting. She was seated at 3:00 p.m. and was present for the balance of the meeting.

2. INTERVIEWS TO FILL VACANCIES ON BOARD OF COMMUNITY SERVICES

The interviews for vacancies on the Board of Community Services were held.

3:00 P.M. (MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM)

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Mayor Martini convened this portion of the meeting at 3:00 p.m. with all Councilmembers present.

2. STUDY SESSION

2.1 CITIZEN PUBLIC APPEARANCES (PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO STUDY SESSION TOPICS)

The following individuals commented on item 2.2:

David B. of SCPEO, Helga Lemke, David Hinkley,

Nick Baker

2.2 CDBG PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS

Pat Fruiht, Community Affairs Coordin ator, gave the staff presentation. Annually, the Council has granted CDBG and Housing Redevelopment Funds to support homeless and youth related programs. This year, there is $110,950 less available to allocate. Council discussed how to proceed with the annual CDBG funding process.

3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION TOPICS

3.1 CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Agency Designated Representative: Karen Walker, City of Santa Rosa. Employee Organizations: Unit 14 - Police Technical Ancillary and Unit 2 - Firefighters

3.2 CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Agency Designated Representative: Ed Brauner, City of Santa Rosa. Employee Organizations: Units 10, 11, 12 - Executive, Mid-Management, Confidential

3.3 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9: One Claim: Claim of 24 Tenth Street Partnership

3.4 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

(Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9)

Name of Case: Cheryl Thompson v. City of Santa Rosa

3.5 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9: One Claim: Heirs of Todd Dieterle.

The closed session adjourned at 4:00 p.m. to the City Council Chamber.

4:00 P.M. (CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER)

4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLL CALL

Mayor Martini convened the meeting at 4:09 p.m. in the City Council Chamber with all Councilmembers present.

5. REPORT ON STUDY SESSION(S)

Mayor Martini reported that the purpose of the study session was to discuss how to proceed with the annual CDBG funding process.

6. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - None

Mayor Martini introduced Teen Councilmember Gisela Sabogal.

7. CITIZEN PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Kurt Bachnik of 4744 Winding Creek Avenue spoke regarding Vision 2020 and Santa Rosa's quality of life. He expressed concerned regarding air pollution caused by smoke from burning wood in fireplaces and suggested alternatives for burning fuel and ways to inform residents of this issue, noting that several cities in California and other states have adopted ordinances to address this concern. He distributed a sample ordinance.

Jack Osbourne of 5636 Del Monte Court displayed a copy of the book Robert's Rules of Order and recommended that the Council abide by them.

Duane DeWitt of Roseland discussed affordable housing, referencing the Sonoma Housing Advocacy Group's lawsuit against the County of Sonoma and several Press Democrat articles about affordable housing and housing options.

Jim Hummer of 703 2nd Street, Suite 200, representing Piner-Olivet School District reviewed a December 19, 2000 letter (distributed to Council) from Piner-Olivet School District to the City Council and the County Board of Supervisors. The letter is a request for a meeting to include representatives from the City, County and School District to discuss various issues arising from the construction of Jack London Elementary School.

Bill Pisenti of TRIM (Tax Reform Immediately), referred to a letter distributed to the Councilmembers at today's meeting. He read a portion of the letter, which addresses the federal budget deficit.

Ken Hart, Dignity of Man, briefly discussed his recent dream regarding the 21st century.

Donna Jackson of Firestone Place stated that the school system is political. She indicated her agreement with Mr. Bachnik (above)and expressed concern for the lack of leadership regarding traffic construction on Fountaingrove Parkway and the traffic circulation within the City. She expressed concern that too many homes are being built and about the quality of care for the elderly and referred to editorials in the December 16 (Sunday) Press Democrat.

Peter Tscherneff submitted samples of rock dust, aloe vera and related documents. He commented on a variety of topics including use of cactus as food, homeless vouchers, and use of the rows between vineyards for growing food and ideas for jobs for the homeless. He suggested that Mayor Martini call him (292-2489) to schedule a meeting to discuss these issues.

Anne Hudgins of 6024 Sonoma Highway reviewed the positive qualities of rock dust and its use in gardening, and distributed samples of rock dust to the Councilmembers.

Caroline Rin aldo of Jamestown, New York, brought greetings from Samuel Teresi, Mayor of Jamestown. She described the city of Jamestown and presented Mayor Martini with the key to the City.

Councilmember Vas Dupre said that She had corresponded with Mr. Bachnik via email, that She has been working with City Planner Joel Galbraith on the issue of wood smoke pollution and that She looks forward to reviewing his written information.

At the request of Mayor Martini the sample wood burning ordinance and the Piner-Olivet School District letter are to be included correspondence on the January 2, 2001 City Council agenda.

8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Minutes of November 21 and 28, 2000, and December 12, 2000

The Council concurred to include discussion of City Council meeting minutes in its upcoming goal setting session. The discussion will address the amount of information included in the minutes.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Condron, seconded by Councilmember Vas Dupre, carried 5-0-1 (with Councilmembers Bender and Wright abstaining) to approve the minutes of November 21 as presented.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Condron, seconded by Councilmember Vas Dupre, carried 6-0-1 (with Councilmember Bender abstaining) to approve the minutes of November 28, 2000 and December 12, 2000 as amended in item 15.4 to include the roll call vote and to reflect Councilmember Evans' comments regarding the vote for Mayor.

9. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS

Councilmember Condron announced that She would abstain from items 11.3 (Establishment of an Account With Sonoma County Community Foundation For Luther Burbank Home And Gardens) because her husband serves on the Sonoma County Community Foundation Board of Directors and 14.7 (Letter from Karen Johnson, Volunteer Center, re: Request to adjust the fiscal year2000/2001 Budget and Contract) because She serves on the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.

Councilmember Vas Dupre stated that She would abstain from item 13.1 (Appointment to the Board of Community Services)because She was unable to attend the interviews.

10. CONSENT ITEMS

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Councilmember Condron and carried unanimously to put item 10.8 (First Night® Santa Rosa) on the agenda to allow the project to move forward, as the City Council will not be meeting again before the First Night® celebration.

Mr. Osbourne requested clarification on items 10.2 (Resolution Amending City Classification and Salary Plan), 10.4 (Ordinance introduction establishing City Attorney salary), 10.5 (Resolution extending Fire Protection Engineer Contract) and 10.7 (Resolution amending Professional Services Agreement with the Phillips Group)

Mr. Kolin responded to Mr. Osbourne: All Ordinances and Resolutions are available to for inspection and review by members of the public. Item 10.2 will adjust a series of classifications based on studies of comparable positions. Item 10.4 establishes the City Attorney's monthly salary including a lump sum payment per year. The proposed salary is in conformance with the City's policy for executive compensation. Items 10.5 and 10.7 involve contract services to handle peak work loads and provide flexibility in downsizing during off-peak periods. Funding for such services is approved during the budget process, and these items are coming before the City Council because the amounts require Council approval.

Mr. DeWitt asked if Halloran Estates would include affordable housing.

Mayor Martini responded that Council was not aware whether any affordable housing was included in the Halloran Estates Subdivision. The project is in substantial conformance and it is not within the Council's purview to modify the proposal. Mayor Martini referred Mr. DeWitt to members of the Community Development Department staff present in the audience to discuss the details of the Tentative Map.

The majority of Councilmembers concurred that discussion of affordable housing requirements is a priority and accordingly requested Community Development Department staff to notify the City Council prior to the next meeting of the Development Process Review - Committee. Council should be informed early enough to allow enough time to provide adequate public notice should a City Council quorum wish to attend the meeting.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Noreen Evans, carried unanimously, to adopt and wave the reading of the text of the resolutions identified in items 10.2, 10.3 and 10.5 through 10.8.

10.1 RESOLUTION - AMENDMENT TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE

Resolution number 24666, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVING THEAMENDMENT OF THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE FOR CITY DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, AGENCIES, COMMISSIONSAND CONSULTANTS

10.2 RESOLUTION - AMENDMENT TO CITY CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN

Resolution number 24667, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AMENDING THE CITYCLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO IMPLEMENT THESE CHANGES

10.3 RESOLUTION - HALLORAN ESTATES - SUBDIVISION MAP APPROVAL (PINER ROAD, EAST OF PETERSON LANE)

Resolution number 24668, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVING MAP FORSUBDIVISION ENTITLED HALLORAN ESTATES AND ACCEPTING ALL OFFERS OF DEDICATION CONTAINED THEREON

10.5 RESOLUTION - FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER CONTRACT EXTENSION

Resolution number 24669, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVINGAMENDMENT NO. 3 FOR PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION SERVICES FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

10.6 RESOLUTION - REFUND OF FEES - COURTSIDE VILLAGE

Resolution number 24670, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROPRIATINGFUNDS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFUND OF SOUTHWEST AREA DEVELOPMENT IMPACT AND PARK ACQUISITION FEES

10.7 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE PHILLIPSGROUP BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Resolution number 24671, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVINGAMENDMENTS TO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE PHILLIPS GROUP FOR INSPECTION SERVICES,FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, BUILDING & CODE COMPLIANCE DIVISION

10.8 FIRST NIGHT® SANTA ROSA

Resolution number 24672, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA IMPLEMENTINGPROVISIONS OF THE VENDOR ORDINANCE FOR FIRST NIGHT® SANTA ROSA FESTIVAL AND AUTHORIZING THETEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CERTAIN CITY STREETS

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Noreen Evans, carried unanimously to introduce and wave the reading of the text of the ordinance identified in item 10.4.

10.4 ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION - CITY ATTORNEY'S SALARY

Ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA ESTABLISHING WAGES, HOURS ANDOTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CITY ATTORNEY

11. SCHEDULED ITEMS

11.1 REPORT - APPEAL - RED TAIL ESTATES TENTATIVE MAP EXTENSION

City Planner Sonia Binnendyk gave the staff presentation.

Mayor Martini opened the floor to public comments.

Mr. Osborne indicated that existing emergency vehicle access (EVA) to the proposed project is adequate and opposed giving applicant additional funding.

Mr. DeWitt requested that the City Council uphold the appeal in order for the applicant to increase the density of the project.

The individuals listed below indicated their opposition to the required through connection from Melita Road to Highway 12 due to concerns regarding increased traffic and impacts on local historic sites and the rural character of the neighborhood:

Herb Yeager of 5704 Melita Road

Amstadter 1515 Melita Road

Laurie Fong of 5737 Melita Road

Nancy Vogl of 5737 Melita Road

The following speakers indicated their support of the project as proposed:

Jack Macy of 15 Third Street (the project engineer)

Lynn Hughes of 5643 Melita Road, the co-applicant, reviewed the history of the project displayed photographs of the 102 year old home on the subject property.

Bob Hughes of 5643 Melita Road, the co-applicant

There being no one else wishing to speak, Mayor Martini closed the floor to public comments.

Eugene Benton, Deputy Director Public Works -Traffic, responded to concerns raised by the public speakers regarding the through road, noting that staff has recognized the need for additional access to Highway 12 from Melita Road since this project's inception and that the proposed location is the safest. It is anticipated that the proposed road will be used by local residents to get to and from Highway 12, and not as a bypass. The land use decisions for this area are based on this connection. It is not anticipated that Melita Road will be widened, as it is adequate to handle the traffic supposed by the General Plan.

Mr. Regaila, Deputy Director Community Development - Planning, responded to concerns as to the status of the development plan if the road is not required, or if it changed to an EVA only. The City Council previously adopted zoning which requires a through road on the subject property. Removing the through connection would require an amendment to the Development Plan.

Ms. Binnendyk reviewed the proposed sidewalk, which had been moved higher up the slope in order to conserve the rural character of the neighborhood and to preserve trees. However, such placement results in a dead end until a future project would be developed. To mitigate this concern, stairs may be installed until a future project connects with the sidewalk. Changing the through connection to an EVA access only would not safe the rock wall, considered by opponents to the through road to be historic. The additional reimbursement amount is proposed due to inflation of costs since the origin al proposal.

The City Council discussed the item, including the possibility of closing the through road if warranted by increased traffic on Melita Road. The majority of Councilmembers favored upholding the Planning Commission's decision and increasing the reimbursement amount as proposed.

Councilmembers Evans, Rabinowitsh and Vas Dupre supported the appeal because the through connection would increase traffic on Melita Road and result in the loss of the origin al rock wall.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Councilmember Condron, carried 4-3 (Councilmembers Evans, Vas Dupre and Rabinowitsh voting no) to adopt and wave the reading of the text of Resolution number 24673, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL OF A SECOND ONE-YEAR EXTENSION FOR THE RED TAIL ESTATES TENTATIVE MAP AT 5643 MELITA ROAD

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Councilmember Condron, carried 4-3 (Councilmembers Evans, Vas Dupre and Rabinowitsh voting no) to adopt and wave the reading of the text of Resolution number 24674, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA INCREASING TOTAL FUNDING FOR PROJECT NUMBER 8101 ANDAUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO SIGN A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR RED TAIL ESTATESSUBDIVISION

Mayor Martini called a recess at 6:35 p.m., reconvening at 6:48 p.m.

11.2 REPORT - LUTHER BURBANK HOME AND GARDENS 2001 BUDGET

William Montgomery, Deputy Director Recreation & Parks Department, introduced James B. Hinton, Chair of the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Board, who presented this item.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Vas Dupre seconded by Councilmember Evans, carried unanimously to adopt and wave tHe reading of the text of Resolution number 24675, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSAADOPTING THE LUTHER BURBANK HOME & GARDENS 2001 OPERATING BUDGET

11.3 REPORT - ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ACCOUNT WITH SONOMA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR LUTHERBURBANK HOME AND GARDENS

Councilmember Condron abstained from this item.

William Montgomery, Deputy Director Recreation & Parks Department introduced James B. Hinton, Chair of the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Board, who presented this item.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Evans, seconded by Councilmember Vas Dupre, carried 6-0-1 (with Councilmember Condron abstaining) to adopt and wave the reading of the text of Resolution number 24676, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM THE BURBANK TRUST FUND ANDRESERVES TO THE SONOMA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO ESTABLISH AN ENDOWMENT FUND

Councilmember Condron resumed participation in the meeting.

11.4 REPORT - GEYSERS RECHARGE PROJECT - EIR CONSTRUCTION ADDENDUM FOR PINE FLAT ROAD NORTHSEGMENT

Dan Carlson, Capital Projects Coordinator - Utilities and Pat Collins of Parsons Engineering gave the presentation.

Robert Riggs of Cobb, California, submitted letters dated November 18, and December 19, 2000 from Katzoff and Riggs, and a letter dated December 19 from Richard L. Harriman. Mr. Riggs expressed concern over the short amount of time between the noticing of the addendum and when it was heard by the Board of Public Utilities. He indicated that significant information has been introduced regarding mud slides along this segment of the Geysers Recharge project and requested continuance to allow interested parties to attend and present their views. He asked Council not to certify 'construction addendum' until the feasibility of the entire new route is determined.

Carl Vast of Pine Flat Road, speaking for several other Pine Flat Road residents indicated his agreement with the previous speaker and expressed concern that construction along Pine Flat Road would impede emergency access along the road.

Stuart Russell, an environmental consultant, indicated that the proposed changes, in particular as regards to the cultural resources, in the EIR have not been evaluated adequately to determine whether an addendum to the existing EIR is sufficient or if a new EIR should be conducted.

Anna Ravenwood of 440 Sanford Road, representing the Sanford, Hall, and Olivet Roads community indicated her support of the letter submitted by their attorney, Richard Harriman, and her support of Mr. Rigg's and Mr. Vast's comments, particularly as they relate to the lack of public notice.

Ed Brauner, Assistant City Manager, responded to public comments, noting that the possibility and impacts of mudslides in this area are known, changes in alignment are not part of this addendum, and that requirements for public notice have been exceeded throughout the project.

Ms. Collins reviewed the EIR's policy regarding cultural resources and stated that there are less than 10 homes occupied full time which are above the pipeline construction area. If a medical emergency should occur the pipeline trench could be covered within approximately 10-15 minutes if necessary to provide access.

Mr. Carlson reviewed the subject location of the proposed addendum on the pipeline and noted that the previously approved budget takes into account the additional cost of constructing portions of the pipeline through a mudslide.

Councilmember Evans noted that in light of the richness of the area's cultural resources She would have been more comfortable if a public hearing had been held.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Condron, seconded by Councilmember Wright, carried unanimously to adopt and wave tHe reading of the text of Resolution number 24677, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSACERTIFYING ADDENDUM TO EIR FOR, AND ADOPTING CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS TO THE SELECTED SANTA ROSASUBREGIONAL LONG-TERM WASTEWATER PROJECT (PINE FLAT NORTH CONSTRUCTION)

11.5 REPORT - DESIGNATION OF POLICE DEPARTMENT AS CITY'S AGENT FOR BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE23800 (E)

Michael Dunbaugh, Chief of Police, gave the staff report.

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Rabinowitsh, seconded by Councilmember Condron, carried unanimously to adopt and wave the reading of the text of Resolution number 24678, entitled: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSADELEGATING TO THE SANTA ROSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AS ITS DESIGNATED SUBORDIN ATE AGENCY THE DUTIESREQUIRED UNDER BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 23800(E)

11.6 REPORT - CDBG PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Councilmember Condron and carried unanimously to put item 11.6 (CDBG Public Service Funds) on the agenda because Council direction is needed in order to process the applications for funding in a timely manner.

Pat Fruiht, Community Affairs Coordin ator, requested direction from Council for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)Committee.

Nick Baker spoke in support of using funds to provide help for the homeless.

David Hinkley, Director of Catholic Charities, indicated his support for Council to direct the CDBG committee to provide funding for the Catholic Charities homeless programs.

Discussion ensued, with the majority of Councilmembers in favor of using the City's General Funds to make up next year's CDBG funding shortfall and to review alternative funding sources for future years.

Councilmember Condron pointed out that alternate funding sources exist for non-profit organizations, while the General Fund is used to pay for City expenses for which there are no other sources of funding.

After additional discussion, Council directed staff to allocate $75,000 from the General Fund to the CDBG fund and agreed to continue the focus CDBG funding on homeless and youth services, continue the current committee process for evaluating applications, and to evaluate the possibility of Teen Councilmembers serving on the CDBG Committee.

11.7 PUBLIC HEARING - NESR 7-00 - PREZONING - 3675 HAPPY VALLEY ROAD

Senior Planner Marie Meredith gave the staff presentation.

Mayor Martini opened the public hearing.

There being no one wishing to speak, Mayor Martini closed the public hearing,

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Bender, seconded by Councilmember Rabinowitsh, carried unanimously to introduce and waive the reading of the text of an ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA PREZONINGTHE AREA INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION NESR 7-00 (3675 HAPPY VALLEY ROAD) FILE NUMBERMJP00-038

11.8 PUBLIC HEARING - NESR 6-00 - PREZONING - 4889 MONTECITO AVENUE

Senior Planner Marie Meredith gave the staff presentation.

Mayor Martini opened the public hearing.

There being no one wishing to speak, Mayor Martini closed the public hearing,

Motion: Moved by Councilmember Evans, seconded by Councilmember Vas Dupre, carried unanimously to introduce and wave the reading of the text of an ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA PREZONINGTHE AREA INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION NESR 6-00 (4489 MONTECITO AVENUE) FILE NUMBERMJP00-057

12. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION TOPICS

City Attorney Chouteau announced the closed session topics.

13. MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS

Councilmember Rabinowitsh reported that a conference entitled 'Smart Growth, Redefining Communities....' is scheduled to take place on January 19 and 20 in San Diego.

Councilmember Vas Dupre commended Pat Fruhit and the Teen Councilmembers on their tour of Juvenile Hall.

Councilmember Condron said that meetings with the residents of Clover Drive, with representatives of the Water Quality Control board and the City will take place on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Service Center South on Stony Point Road.

Teen Councilmember Sabogal reported on a recent tour of Juvenile Hall.

Mayor Martini reported that the National League of Cities (NLC) Washington Congress is set for this March, and asked Councilmembers interested in attending to inform the Executive Secretary to the City Manager. He also reported that letterhead will be created to allow each Councilmember to personalize letters sent over their signature.

13.1 APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF COMMUNITY SERVICES

Councilmember Vas Dupre abstained from this item.

Moved by Councilmember Wright, seconded by Councilmember Bender, carried 6-0-1 (with Councilmember Vas Dupre abstaining)to appoint Bruce Codding to one of the two vacancies on the Board of Community Services.

The Council cast ballots twice to fill the second vacancy, with each vote resulting in a 3-3 tie between James Brown and Rod Lund. Council concurred to re-interview both candidates with Councilmember Vas Dupre participating and to vote again after the re-interviews take place.

When the second vacancy has been filled on the Board of Community Services a resolution of appointment will be scheduled on the City Council agenda.

Councilmember Vas Dupre resumed participation in the meeting.

13.2 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Mayor Martini distributed a current list of committee assignments along with his written comments. Council concurred to review the list, and to schedule this item for the January 2, 2000 City Council meeting, at which time they will provide comments on the existing committee roster and indicate their interest in various committees.

13.3 SELECTION OF COUNCIL GOALS FACILITAT0R

Councilmember Wright updated the Council on the selection of a Goals Facilitator. The majority of Councilmembers concurred to abide by the decision of Councilmembers Evans and Wright in the choice of Facilitators and to put this item on the January 2, 2000City Council meeting agenda.

13.4 RESPONSES TO EXAMPLE LETTERS RE GROWTH LIMIT

A form letter response will be drafted and sent, with copies going to Growth Management Team. Form letters will be used to respond to future correspondence from the letter campaign.

14. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

14.1 Memorandum from Steve Burke, Director of Housing and Redevelopment, re: Redevelopment Agency Annual Report to the State Controller's Office

This was provided for informational purposes only.

14.2 Letter from Crystal Browne re: High Rents in Santa Rosa

A response will be drafted over the Mayor's signature and copied to the Housing Authority.

14.3 Local Government Commission Reports, Vol. 20, No. 11 November 2000

Mr. Kolin highlighted various portions of the report.

14.4 Letter from Wong You-Mei re Santa Rosa Garden Apartments

The Housing Authority has heard this item since Ms. Yiu-Mei's testimony at the December 12, 2000 City Council meeting. Building permits have been attained for the construction of repairs. Delays occurred due to weather and to structural problems discovered during the roof repair but is now moving along. The landlord has agreed to reimburse the tenants for some of their expenses

14.5 Letter signed by numerous citizens re: Request for speed bump on Crest Drive

A letter will be sent acknowledging receipt and the petition will be forwarded to the Department of Public Works Traffic Division for consideration and response.

14.6 Letter from Tomas C. Henderson re Wastewater

A letter will be sent acknowledging receipt and the letter will be forwarded to the Utilities Department for consideration and response.

14.7 Letter from Karen Johnson, Volunteer Center, re: Request to adjust the fiscal year 2000/2001 Budget and Contract

Councilmember Condron abstained from this item.

Council concurred to schedule this request as a report on the January 2, 2001 City Council agenda.

Councilmember Condron resumed participation in the meeting.

14.8 Thank You Letter from Congresswoman Woolsey re: Disaster Mitigation Act and the FIRE Act

A letter will be sent to Congresswoman Woolsey thanking her for her support.

14.9 Memo from Council Refuse Subcommittee Members Runyan and Vas Dupre re Refuse Subcommittee Report

This was provided for informational purposes only.

14.10 Letter from Del & Patricia Waldow re Calistoga Road

A letter will be sent acknowledging receipt and the letter will be forwarded to the Department of Public Works Traffic Division for consideration and response.

14.11 Letter from Katzoff & Riggs re Pine Flat North Segment (See Agenda Item 11.4)

This was included in the information for item 14.4

Mayor Martini adjourned the meeting at 9:31 p.m. to the City Council meeting of January 2, 2001 in the Mayor's Conference Room at a time to be determined.

12/19/2000