CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2007
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
REGULAR MEETING

 

 


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

Vice-Mayor Pierce called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Councilmembers Present: Vice-Mayor Pierce, Councilmembers Bender, Jacobi, and Martini.  Councilmembers absent: Mayor Blanchard, Councilmembers Gorin and Sawyer.

2.      STUDY SESSION

2.1    CITIZENS PUBLIC APPEARANCES (COMMENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO STUDY SESSION TOPIC)

*2.2   VISION 2030 TRAINING

Staff presented a Powerpoint presentation introducing Vision 2030 and the related initiatives which will be presented to community groups as part of the project's outreach effort.

 

3.      CLOSED SESSIONS

 

3.1    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) (c) and (3) (C) of Section 54956.9: Two potential cases.

3.3    CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

Property:    1550 & 1632 West Avenue
Agency Negotiator:  Josh Maresca, Right-of-Way Agent
Negotiating Parties: Edmond and Irene Bayer
Under Negotiation:  Price and terms of payment  

4:00 P.M. (CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 4:10:34 PM

Councilmembers were present as noted above upon roll call.

5.      REPORT, IF ANY, ON STUDY SESSION(S) AND CLOSED SESSION(S)

MOVED by Councilmember Martini, seconded by Councilmember Bender, carried 4-0-3 (Mayor Blanchard and Councilmembers Sawyer and Gorin absent) to continue Item 11.2 for one week, until May 8, 2007.

Vice Mayor Pierce also announced the postponement of the Chevron PCN appeal hearing until the June 5, 2007 regular Council meeting.

MOVED by Councilmember Martini, seconded by Councilmember Bender, carried 4-0-3 (Mayor Blanchard and Councilmembers Sawyer and Gorin absent) to add a staff briefing entitled "Downtown Art Walk" to the agenda.

 

6.       PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS 4:11:49 PM

Vice Mayor Pierce granted Ben Boyce's request to speak regarding the Immigration Rights march held earlier that day.  Mr. Boyce submitted a petition and voiced objections to being charged for the permit and cost of extra police services, as they are a small coalition exercising their first amendment rights.  He requested a reduced fee.

6.1    PROCLAMATION - BIKE TO WORK DAY 4:18:41 PM

Councilmember Martini presented the proclamation encouraging use of alternative modes of transportation to Joy Gipson, Transit and Parking Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, and Vickie Duggan, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

6.2    PROCLAMATION - RECREATION AND PARKS PONY RIDE OPERATOR LINDA ALDRICH 4:27:47 PM

Recreation Supervisor Amy Rocklewitz introduced Linda Aldrich, who has been the Howarth Park pony ride concessionaire for the past 25 years.  Vice Mayor Pierce presented the proclamation to Ms. Aldrich in recognition of her contribution to the community.

6.3    PROCLAMATION - WATER AWARENESS MONTH - WATER CONSERVATION AWARDS 4:33:40 PM

Councilmember Bender presented the proclamation for Water Awareness Month, which was accepted by Dan Muelrath, Utilities Water Conservation representative.

Teejay Lowe, Vice Char of the Board of Public Utilities and Chairman of the Water Conservation Subcommittee presented the Water Conservation Awards to Troy Clement, John Grantham and Don Schizola of Medtronic AVE for the commercial division award; and to the Jamison Moessing family and Mark and Valeta Pedroia for the residential division awards.

7.      STAFF BRIEFINGS

7.1    SECOND ANNUAL FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN SANTA ROSA ART WALK 4:50:28 PM

Raissa de la Rosa, Economic Development Program Specialist, made a presentation highlighting the monthly downtown Artwalk event, noting locations of various downtown art exhibits.

8.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – APRIL 3 AND APRIL 10, 2007 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 4:52:45 PM

MOVED by Councilmember Bender, seconded by Councilmember Martini, carried 4-0-3 (Mayor Blanchard and Councilmembers Sawyer and Gorin absent) to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2007 and the April 24, 2007 regular Council meetings as submitted.

9.      STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS  4:54:08 PM

Councilmember Martini stated that he would abstain from item 10.6 as he was absent upon introduction.

10.    CONSENT ITEMS 4:55:15 PM

PUBLIC COMMENT

Jack Osborne, 5636 Del Monte Court, asked for and received clarification on items 10.1, 10.3 and commented on Item 10.4 that efforts should not be made to get people into houses they cannot afford. 

MOVED by Councilmember Martini, seconded by Councilmember Bender, carried 4-0-3 (Mayor Blanchard and Councilmembers Gorin and Sawyer absent) to adopt and waive reading of the text of the motions and resolutions in items 10.1 through 10.5 as follows:

10.1  MOTION – CONTRACT EXTENSION - AGGREGATE SUPPLY

MOTION extending Contract 04-6950 for aggregate supplies with Canyon Rock Company, Inc., Forestville, California, for an additional one-year term, with an increase in contract price for a total amount for the one-year contract extension of $175,000.

10.2  MOTION – CONTRACT AWARD - FLEET VEHICLES

MOTION authorizing a multiple award for fleet vehicles to the lowest responsive, responsible bidders, Hansel Ford, Santa Rosa, in the amount of $314,049.45, Henry Curtis Ford, Petaluma, in the amount of $26,044.72, TEC of California, Oakland, in the amount of $100,372.31 and Burch Ford, La Habra, CA in the amount of $63,684.64, for a total amount of $504,151.12.

10.3  MOTION – CONTRACT AWARD - PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING REMOVAL OF UNDERGROUND FUEL TANKS

MOTION awarding construction Contract No. 2006-016, Public Safety Building Removal of Underground Fuel Tanks in the total amount of $325,982.23 to the lowest responsible bidder, Controlled Environmental Services Inc. of Oakley, CA.

10.4  RESOLUTION - CALIFORNIA RURAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE AUTHORITY HOMEBUYERS FUND AGREEMENT AND ASSIGNMENT TO PROVIDE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE

RESOLUTION NO. 26828 ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVING THE CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CALIFORNIA RURAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE AUTHORITY HOMEBUYERS FUND WITH THE COUNTY OF SONOMA AND OTHER PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES

10.5  RESOLUTION – SENATE BILL 900 - AMENDMENT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66427.4 AND REPEAL OF SECTION 66427.5, RELATING TO MOBILE HOME PARKS

RESOLUTION NO. 26829 ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA URGING THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TO AMEND GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66427.4 AND TO REPEAL GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66427.5

The following item was continued for one week:

10.6  ORDINANCE ADOPTION - REZONING - DETURK WINERY VILLAGE - 8 WEST 9TH STREET & 806 DONAHUE STREET

ORDINANCE ENTITLED: ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AMENDING TITLE 20 OF THE SANTA ROSA CITY CODE – RECLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8 WEST 9th STREET AND 806 DONAHUE STREET (3.01 ACRES) TO THE MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL – HISTORIC COMBINING (R-3-18-H) DISTRICT – FILE NUMBER REZ06-010 (MJP06-017)  

11.    REPORT ITEMS

11.1  REPORT - PARK NAMING RECOMMENDATION-NAGASAWA COMMUNITY PARK AT FOUNTAINGROVE 5:01:38 PM

Assistant City Manager Marc Richardson made the staff presentation for the proposed renaming of Fountaingrove Community Park to Nagasawa Community Park at Fountaingrove, explaining that this is the recommendation of the Community Services Board after being requested to do so in honor of the contributions of Mr. Nagasawa.

Bill Montgomery, Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Preservation Committee, explained more about the life of Kanaye Nagasawa, known as the Wine Baron of Fountaingrove.

Marie Sujiama, Japanese American Citizens League, presented Mr. Nagasawa's biography, noting that he became the owner of the Fountaingrove land, was the first Japanese winemaker in the United States, and built it into one of the ten largest wineries in the nation.

There were no members of the public present who wished to address the Council on this item.

MOVED by Councilmember Bender, seconded by Councilmember Martini, carried 4-0-3, (Mayor Blanchard and Councilmembers Gorin and Sawyer absent) to adopt and waive reading of the text of the resolution in item 11.1 as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 26830 ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA NAMING NAGASAWA COMMUNITY PARK AT FOUNTAINGROVE

11.2            REPORT - MOBILEHOME PARK CONVERSION ORDINANCE

This item was postponed for one week.

12.    PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA MATTERS 5:13:21 PM

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

Ken Hart

Jack Osborne suggested that public appearances come after the study session presentations, and that no further contract modifications be granted to the White House site developer, and asked for and received clarification on the use of utilities funds with the Place to Play project.

13.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

14.    MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS 5:20:52 PM

The Mayor and members of the Council further reported on items of interest to the Council. 

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

The Deputy City Manager and City Attorney made announcements and reported on items of interest to the Council.

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

Hearing no further business, Vice Mayor Pierce adjourned the meeting at 5:36 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on May 8, 2007, at a time to be set by the Mayor.

Approved on May 8, 2007.

 

 

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Susan Stoneman

City Clerk

 

 

 

 

5/1/2007