SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AND SUMMARY REPORT
REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
APRIL 18, 2006

2:30 P.M. (MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM – ROOM 10)

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

2. STUDY SESSION (MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM – ROOM 10)

2.1 PUBLIC COMMENTS (COMMENT FROM THE PUBLIC WILL BE LIMITED TO STUDY SESSION TOPICS)

2.2  STUDY SESSION – OPEN SPACE DISTRICT ACQUISITION PLAN UPDATE

This Study Session will provide an opportunity for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to present the draft update to its long range strategic plan, "reVision 2005", for Council to review a map titled "Greenbelts, Trail Connections and Projects for Santa Rosa Area" provided by City staff to the District, and for Council to discuss areas of possible cooperation between the District and the City.  The Council may discuss this item and give feedback to the District and direction to staff.

2.3 ADJOURN STUDY SESSION

3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION ITEM(S) AND ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION(S) (MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM – ROOM 10)

3.1 CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Agency Designated Representatives:  Fran Elm, Employee Relations Manager; Karen Walker, Director, Human Resources and Jeff Kolin, City Manager.
Employee Organizations:  Santa Rosa Police Officers Associations (representing City employee Unit 5 – Police Officers); Police Management Association (Representing City employee Unit 9 – Police Sergeants); Operating Engineers, Local 3 (representing City employee Unit 3 – Maintenance); Santa Rosa Firefighters Local 1401 (representing City employee Unit 2 – Firefighting).

3.2 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivisions (b)(1) and (3)(B) of Government Code section 54956.9.  One potential case.

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

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

4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLL CALL

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

6. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

6.1 PROCLAMATION – VOLUNTEERS IN POLICE SERVICES (VIPS)

6.2 PROCLAMATION – VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM

6.3 PROCLAMATION – AMERISPEC AND HITMEN COMPANIES' CONTRIBUTION TO LUTHER BURBANK HOME AND GARDENS

6.4 PROCLAMATION – MINIMIZING OCCURRENCES OF VIOLENCE IN EVERYDAY SOCIETY

6.5 PRESENTATION – AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM

6.6 PRESENTATION – SANTA ROSA RECYCLING AND COLLECTIONS – CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY RESULTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:  Comments from the public will be allowed on all agenda items, except for public hearing items, at the time each item is considered by the Council.  Comments on public hearing items may be made when the hearing is opened.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS:  Comments from the public on non-agenda items will be heard under Agenda Item 12.

7. STAFF BRIEFINGS

(This time is reserved for City staff to brief the Council on departmental issues of interest.  No action will be taken on these matters except to possibly place a particular item on a future agenda for Council consideration.)

7.1 100th ANNIVERSARY OF 1906 EARTHQUAKE

Staff will review the 1906 Earthquake commemoration activities planned by the community.

8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – MARCH 28, 2006 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

9. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS

10. CONSENT ITEMS

10.1 MOTION – GORDON RANCH REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT

This motion, recommended by the Utilities Department, approves the agreement titled "Reimbursement Agreement Between the City of Santa Rosa and Christopherson Homes Relating to the Extension of Water Mains" which provides for reimbursement to Christopherson Homes in the amount of $111,323.94 for the City's share of construction costs to provide additional water pressure and fire flow to 78 existing City of Santa Rosa Water System customers, and provides for additional future reimbursement to Christopherson Homes as additional properties connect to the water mains.

10.2 MOTION – APPROVAL OF PRELIMINARY 2006/07 SUBREGIONAL WASTEWATER OPERATING AND DEBT SERVICE BUDGET AND ALLOCATION OF COSTS

This motion, recommended by the Subregional Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee and the Board of Public Utilities, approves the Preliminary 2006/07 Subregional Wastewater Operating and Debt Service Budget and Allocation of Costs to the Subregional agencies for the purpose of notifying each of the agencies of their cost allocation for the 2006/07 year, such approval to be subject to Council approval of the budget during the 2006/07 Council budget review.

10.3 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – ADOPTION OF NEW STATE MANDATED ENERGY AND ELECTRICAL CODES

This ordinance, introduced at the Council's April 11, 2006 Regular Meeting, adopts by reference the 2005 California Energy Code and the 2004 California Electrical Code with local amendments and administrative changes as part of Title 18 of the Santa Rosa City Code.

10.4 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – 1715 & 1801 RIDLEY AVENUE REZONING

This ordinance, introduced at the Council's April 11, 2006 Regular Meeting, rezones the property at 1801 Ridley Avenue to the R-1-6 District and the property at 1715 Ridley Avenue to the R-3-18 District.

11. REPORT ITEMS

11.1 REPORT – STREET VENDING DOWNTOWN

BACKGROUND:  The City Code currently does not allow for Street Vending downtown, other than within Courthouse Square area. The Community Development Department, in cooperation with other City departments, has reviewed the current City Code provisions and is now proposing to amend City Code Chapter 6-48 to allow street vending downtown.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Department of Community Development that the Council introduce an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 6-48 to allow street vending downtown.

11.2 REPORT – DEVELOPER PROPOSALS FOR THE SONOMA MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT DISTRICT PROPERTY IN RAILROAD SQUARE

In response to its Request for Proposals, the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) has received proposals from three development teams for its property in Railroad Square.  SMART staff will present the proposals to the Council and take comments.

RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Economic Development and Housing recommends that the Council hear a presentation and provide comments on the developer proposals submitted for development of SMART's property in Railroad Square. 

*11.3 REPORT – MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE COUNTY OF SONOMA ON THE GATEWAYS

BACKGROUND:  The Agency has prepared an initial draft of the Proposed Santa Rosa Gateways Redevelopment Plan that was circulated for review by the County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Water Agency (County entities) and others. The County entities have expressed various concerns to the City and the Agency regarding the Initial Draft Proposed Plan.
As a result of the County entities' concerns, the parties have conferred in good faith to establish a method to limit the fiscal impact of the Proposed Plan upon the County entities while maintaining a viable Proposed Plan through the incorporation of certain mutually acceptable modifications to the Initial Draft Proposed Plan, consistent with the authority of Health and Safety Code Section 33352(n).

RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Economic Development and Housing recommends that the Council, by motion, approve the Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the Santa Rosa Gateways Redevelopment Plan.

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA MATTERS

This is the time when any person may address the Council on matters not listed on this agenda, but which are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council.  Each speaker is allowed three minutes.  To address the Council you are requested to complete the yellow Speaker's Card and give it to the City Clerk.

13. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

13.1 ATTENDANCE REPORT FOR THE CULTURAL HERITAGE BOARD – FIRST QUARTER 2006

14. MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS

15. CITY MANAGER'S/CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORTS

16. [IF NEEDED] – ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL CLOSED SESSION ITEM(S), ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION(S), RECONVENEMENT TO OPEN SESSION, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS, IF ANY

17. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

*Did not appear on the preliminary agenda.
**Quasi-judicial or adjudicative action.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

April 25:  NO MEETING

May 2:  Study Session – Spring Financial Update
Report – FY 2006/07 Community Promotions Funding
Public Hearing – Appeal on Asia Mart PCN
Public Hearing – Formation of Proposed Special Tax District 2006-1 (Public Services)
Public Hearing – 2006/2007 Action Plan for CDBG and HOME funds

May 9:  Public Hearing – TEFRA Hearing – Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Public Hearing – Railroad Square Parking Permit Rate
Public Hearing – Fir Ridge Workforce Housing Design Review Appeal

May 16: Report – SCWA Restructured Agreement for Water Supply

Pending Joint Meeting with Cultural Heritage Board regarding Council Goals Memo
Community Development Fee Analysis 
Resolution of formation of the District and Ordinance for the levy of special taxes
Transit Ridership Advisory Committee

MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2006:

April 17:  Special Meeting of the Redevelopment Agency, 12 noon, City Hall, Council Chambers
Economic Development Subcommittee, 12:00 noon, City Hall, Mayor's Conference Room 10
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 4:00 p.m., Transit Operations Building, Room 102, 45 Stony Point Road

April 18:  Budget Subcommittee, 10:00 a.m., City Hall Annex, Conference Room 7A
Customer Service Subcommittee, 1:30 p.m., City Hall Annex, Room 7 A/B
  
April 19:  Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Board, 9:00 a.m., Finley Community Center
Cultural Heritage Board, 2:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 7

April 20:  Board of Public Utilities, 1:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers
Design Review Board, 3:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 7

  
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4/18/2006