SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2004
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
REGULAR MEETING
 
3:45 P.M. (CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
 
1.      CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Mayor Wright called the meeting to order at 3:45 p.m. in Council Chambers.  Present:  Mayor Wright, Vice Mayor Bender, Councilmembers, Rabinowitsh, Martini, Condron and Blanchard.  Absent:  Councilmember Evans.

2.      STUDY SESSION (NONE)

3.      CLOSED SESSION

3.1    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Subdivision (a) of Government Code section 54956.9)

Name of case:  Roseanna Carlson v. Douglas Schlief, et al.  Sonoma County Superior Court No. 233991

3.2    ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION(S) AND RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

4:08  P.M. (CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS) 4:08:44 PM

4.      ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLL CALL

Councilmembers were present as noted above.  Nick Carmone, Teen Council member, was also in attendance.

5.            REPORT ON STUDY SESSION AND CLOSED SESSION(S)

City Attorney Farrell announced that the Council had met in closed session regarding item 3.1 as listed on the agenda.  He stated no action was taken and there were no announcements to be made. 

 

6.      PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS (NONE)

 

7.     CITIZEN PUBLIC APPEARANCES

The following citizens addressed the Council regarding topics not on the Council agenda:

Ken Hart

Stephen Lightfoot

Elizabeth Neylon

Terry Hilton

Peter Tcherneff

Linda Picton

8.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES -- None

9.       STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS

There were no statements of abstention made.

 

10.    CONSENT ITEMS - None

 

11.    REPORT ITEMS

 

11.1  REPORT - PROCEDURE FOR REAPPOINTMENT TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2004 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING) 4:29:59 PM

City Manager Kolin made the staff presentation, outlining the proposed policy which incorporates previous direction from the Council.  Council directed that the draft policy be further amended to remove the requirement that Board and Commission members with expiring terms who wish to be appointed so indicate by letter to the Council; and to include the February 1 effective date reference in the policy; and to return the final policy for Council approval.

MOVED by Vice Mayor Bender, seconded by Councilmember Blanchard, carried 6-0-1 (Councilmember Evans absent), to adopt the reappointment procedures as amended, with the amended policy to be placed on a future agenda for final Council adoption. 

Mayor Wright reordered the agenda as follows:

13.    MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS 4:41:14 PM

Councilmember Blanchard reported on a recent family visit. 

Councilmember Condron reported on the Economic Development subcommittee meeting and a meeting she had attended organized by the North Bay Business Journal regarding North Bay's health care crisis in which assistance is being sought from local elected officials; and announced an upcoming strategies conference on community alcohol policies. 

Councilmember Martini announced Ross Liscum had submitted his resignation from the BPU and confirmed that he could make an immediate appointment.

Teen Council member Carnone reported on recent Teen Council activities.

Vice Mayor Bender stated she had received Marilyn Boyd's resignation from the Burbank Home and Gardens Board; reported on the Black Sea Gallery's ribbon cutting ceremony; reported on the Race Equality dinner event; announced she would be attending the Mayors and Councilmembers dinner, the Housing Coalition meeting and with City Attorney Farrell would be traveling to Berkeley and Oakland to see what those cities are doing regarding problem alcohol sales. 

Councilmember Rabinowitsh reported on the Prince Greenway Walk/Run and Greenway dedication event; and reported he had been contacted by a citizen regarding involvement from the handicapped community on street and sidewalk projects, such as the diagonal parking on Fourth Street.  City Manager Kolin stated he would ask Deputy City Manager Scoles to follow up on the inquiry. 

City Manager Kolin briefed the Council on the November 23 orientation for new Councilmembers. 

City Attorney Farrell reported that Assistant City Attorney Mike Casey would also be attending the alcohol class Councilmember Condron had announced.

Mayor Wright also reported on the Prince Greenway dedication event which was also attended by state and national officials and dignitaries; reported on the Veterans Memorial dedication event; and reported that she had been contacted by a doctor relocating to Petaluma from Yuba City who asked if the City would like the wooden City Hall sign, stolen by his father and friends 40 years ago from City Hall as a prank, returned.

11.2  REPORT - REZONING - 3745 & 3883 AIRWAY DRIVE 4:59:45 PM

Clare Hartman, City Planner, made the staff presentation, displaying the site map and surrounding land uses and described the project site and the request to rezone 15.85 acres from the L-O-PD-G District to the CO-G District.

PUBLIC HEARING 5:03 PM

Bruce Aspinall spoke in support of the proposal.

Hearing no further testimony, Mayor Wright closed the public hearing at 5:04 p.m.

MOVED by Councilmember Rabinowitsh, seconded by Councilmember Martini, carried 6-0-1 (Councilmember Evans absent), to introduce and waive the reading of the text of the ordinance in Item 11.2 as follows:

ORDINANCE ENTITLED:  ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AMENDING CHAPTER 20 OF THE SANTA ROSA CITY CODE – RECLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3745 AND 3883 AIRWAY DRIVE (TWO PARCELS), FILE NUMBER REZ04-022

11.3  REPORT - PREZONING - PROPOSED ANNEXATION SESR 2-04 5:05:36 PM

Clare Hartman, City Planner, made the staff presentation, explaining the purpose of the annexation request is to allow for possible future expansion of the gravesite area that already exists in that general area, noting access would be from Bennett Valley Road. 

PUBLIC HEARING (5:08 p.m.)

Jack Macy, representing the diocese, spoke in support.

Hearing no further testimony, Mayor Wright closed the public hearing at 5:09 p.m.

MOVED by Councilmember Blanchard, seconded by Councilmember Condron, carried 6-0-1 (Councilmember Evans absent), to introduce and waive the reading of the ordinance in Item 11.3 as follows:

ORDINANCE ENTITLED:  ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA PREZONING THE AREA INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION SESR 2-04, LOCATED AT 3536 HOLLAND DRIVE, FILE NUMBER ANX04-003

12.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION TOPICS - None

15.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

16.    [IF NEEDED] CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC APPEARANCES

17.    ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

Hearing no further business, Mayor Wright adjourned the meeting at 5:11 p.m.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on November 23, 2004, at a time to be set by the Mayor.

11/16/2004