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SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AND SUMMARY REPORT
REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
NOVEMBER 30, 2010

2:45 P.M. (MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 10)

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

2. INTERVIEWS FOR THE PERSONNEL BOARD

The Council will interview four applicants for two vacancies on the Personnel Board.

3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION ITEM(S) AND ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION(S) IN MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM (ROOM 10, CITY HALL)

PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

Prior to adjournment into Closed Session, the public may speak up to three minutes on items to be addressed in Closed Session.

3.1 CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Agency Designated Representatives: Fran Elm, Human Resources Director, Chris Sliz, Employee Relations Manager and Pat Thompson, Interim Assistant City Manager.
Employee Organizations:  Santa Rosa Firefighters Association – Local 1401 (representing City Employee Unit 2); Operating Engineers Local 3, Maintenance and Utility System Operators (Employee Units 3 and 16); Santa Rosa City Employees Association (Employee Units 4, 6, 7); Santa Rosa Police Officers Association, (Employee Unit 5); Service Employees International Union Local 1021, (Employee Units 8 and 14); Public Safety Management Association (Employee Unit 9); Santa Rosa City Attorneys’ Association (Employee Unit 17), Santa Rosa Management Association (Employee Unit 18).

Unrepresented Executive Management, Middle Management, and Confidential Employees (Employee Units 10, 11 and 12).

3.2  ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION(S) AND RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER

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

4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLL CALL

5. REPORT, IF ANY, ON STUDY AND CLOSED SESSION

6. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

6.1 IFAS TEAM RECOGNITION

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:  Except for public hearing items, comments from the public will be allowed on all agenda items at the time each item is called. 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 16.

7. STAFF BRIEFINGS -- NONE

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.

8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - NONE

9. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS

10. CONSENT ITEMS

10.1 MOTION - CONTRACT AWARD 113010 – FINLEY COMMUNITY CENTER COGENERATION SYSTEM

This motion, recommended by the Public Works Department, awards construction Contract No. C01548, Finley Community Center Cogeneration System in the total amount of $ 434,953.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, R-E Corporation of Santa Rosa, CA and establishes a total contract amount of $500,195.95 (the original contract amount plus a 15% contingency). Funding for this project has been appropriated to Account No. 02038.  The source of funds is Park Development fees. No City General Fund money is included in this project.

10.2 MOTION - SANTA ROSA SENIOR CENTER KITCHEN LEASE 

This motion, recommended by the Recreation, Parks & Community Services Department, authorizes the City to enter into a lease agreement between Michael Quigley and the City of Santa Rosa for use of the commercial kitchen located at the Santa Rosa Senior Center, 702 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California.

10.3 RESOLUTION - BENEFIT FINDINGS FOR THE SMART TRAIL – SOUTHWEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA

This resolution, recommended by the Department of Economic Development and Housing, makes certain benefit findings for the design and construction of the SMART Trail segment from Hearn Avenue to the Joe Rodota Trail near Highway 12.

10.4 RESOLUTION - PARKING FINE INCREASE

This resolution, recommended by the Department of Economic Development and Housing, adopts the revised Schedule of Parking Fines and Penalties to recover the additional $3.00 surcharge imposed by the State under Senate Bill 857.

10.5 RESOLUTION - SPEED LIMIT ON MONTECITO AVENUE AND YOLANDA AVENUE

This resolution, recommended by the Public Works Department, establishes radar-enforceable speed limits on Montecito Avenue between South City Limits (370 feet south of Meadowlark Lane) and Chanate Road, Montecito Avenue between Norte Drive and North City Limits (180 feet north of Zeiber Drive), and Yolanda Avenue between Santa Rosa Avenue and Petaluma Hill Road.

10.6 ORDINANCE ADOPTION - DENSITY BONUS ORDINANCE

This ordinance, introduced at the November 16, 2010, regular meeting, repeals existing City Code Chapter 20-31 and adds a new City Code Chapter 20-31, Density Bonus and Other Developer Incentives.

11. REPORT ITEMS

11.1 REPORT - DEADLINE EXTENSION OF SONOMA COUNTY MUSEUM EXPANSION

BACKGROUND: The Sonoma County Museum has leased the Old Post Office Building property, located at 425 Seventh Street, from the City since 1985 to operate an art and history museum.  In 1999 the Museum developed a cultural/educational strategic plan calling for an expansion of the museum and requested the City’s financial help in purchasing the two parcels of land adjacent to the museum on the north side of Seventh Street. The City, acting in support of the proposed expansion plans, donated $550,000 in March, 2000 to assist the Museum in purchasing the west property and $50,000 in purchasing the east property. The Council’s action, by resolution, established a covenant requiring that the funds only be used for purchase of the property, that the expansion be completed within 10 years from the time of purchase and that the donation be refunded to the City if either or both of the conditions  were not met. The Museum’s most recent (2009) strategic planning process determined that the Old Post Office Building should be transformed into a facility dedicated to the history of California’s North Coast region.  The strategic planning process also determined that the Museum-owned Conklin building on the east side of the Post Office should be utilized for additional museum space when the current lease expires and property becomes available in 2012. With the Council’s approval of the proposed resolution, the Museum would have until December 31, 2011 to satisfy the terms of the Covenant by completing development of the “west lot” as an outdoor exhibit space.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Recreation, Parks & Community Services Department, that the Council, by resolution, extend the Covenant with the Sonoma County Museum for completing the west lot expansion until December 31, 2011 and allow the Museum to satisfy the terms of the Covenant by developing the property as an outdoor sculpture garden and exhibit space.

11.2 REPORT -- HIGHWAY 101 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FEASIBILITY STUDY, FUNDING AGREEMENT AND BENEFIT FINDINGS

BACKGROUND:  Staff will present the Feasibility Study to the Council for their consideration and acceptance and seek direction on the next steps for planning a crossing over Highway 101.  Staff will also present a funding agreement with the Redevelopment Agency to facilitate further feasibility review and planning.

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended by the Department of Public Works that the Council, by three resolutions, 1) accept the Santa Rosa Bicycle and Pedestrian Feasibility Study and adopt its bridge design guidelines, 2) make certain benefit findings for the Highway 101 Bike/Pedestrian bridge, approve a Funding Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency to accept $100,000 in Gateways Redevelopment Project Area funds for the bridge and authorize the expenditure of funds for the bridge and 3) direct staff to work with Caltrans on developing a cooperative agreement for a Project Initiation Document (PID), negotiate a professional services agreement for a consultant to prepare the PID and focus the PID work on an overcrossing in the vicinity of the Elliott Avenue/Edwards Avenue alignment. 

12. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

12.1 LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION REPORT

12.2 LIVABLE PLACES UPDATE

13. MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS

13.1 APPOINTMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL BOARD

The Council may make two appointments to the Personnel Board.

14. CITY MANAGER'S/CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORTS

15. [IF NEEDED] – ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL CLOSED SESSION ITEMS(S), ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION(S), RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS, IF ANY

16. 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.

17. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS

December 7

Council Changeover
Proclamation – Thanking Carlos Perez and Bike Monkey
Consent – Authorization for Submittal of the National Pollutant         
             Discharge Elimination System, MS4 Annual Report to the            
             North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board for July
             1, 2009-June 30, 2010
Consent – Amendment of Budget Deficit Reduction Measure Dated                                  
                 5-4-10 – Programmer Analyst
Consent – Adopting results of the General Municipal Election of
                November 2, 2010, Regarding City Council Members,    
                Measure O – Urban Growth Boundary and Measure P – Vital
               City Services
Consent – Introduction of Ordinance Regarding Voter Approved
                 Amendment to Urban Growth Boundary
Report – Contract Approval – State Board of Equalization

December 14 

Staff Briefing – Fire Chief Status Report
Staff Presentation – Marc Richardson
Consent – Amendment to Conflict of Interest Code
Consent – Assessment Lien 2029 Terry Road
Consent – Assessment Lien 401 South A/430 Sebastopol Road
Consent – Second Reading of Urban Growth Boundary Ordinance
Report – Analysis of Proposal for Tenant-Occupied Passenger Vehicle Use of Transit Mall to Access Former AT&T Building
Public Hearing – Humboldt Street Bike Boulevard Mitigated Negative Declaration and Project Approval

December 21 NO COUNCIL MEETING
December 28 NO COUNCIL MEETING
January 4  NO COUNCIL MEETING

January 11 

Consent – Funding Agreements with MTC, SMART and The  Redevelopment Agency for the North Santa Rosa Station  Area Specific Plan
Public Hearing -- Zoning Code Amendments to Implement the Santa Rosa General Plan 2020 Housing Element; file no. ST10-003
Public Hearing – Santa Rosa Avenue Corridor Plan
Report – Letter Agreement with Amgen Tour of California

January 18  NO COUNCIL MEETING

January 25  

Study Session -- Investment Policy and Program
Staff Briefing – Update on Two-Year Pilot Safe Routes to School Program
Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2011/12 Budget Priorities
Public Hearing – Street Furnishings Palette Plan/Zoning Code Amendment

Pending:  

Study Session – Low Impact Development
Study Session – Local Hire
Report – Campaign Debt Retirement Ordinance
Report – Kelly Farm Trail Easement with County Parks
Public Hearing – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Public Hearing – Taxi Cab Regulations
Public Hearing – TEFRA Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bond Issue for Acacia Lane Senior Apartments

MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22 AND 29, 2010

November 22 Housing Authority/Redevelopment Agency 1:30 PM, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa  Avenue, Council Chamber

December 1  Cultural Heritage Board, 2:30 PM, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 7

December 2 Board of Public Utilities, 1:30 PM, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave., Council Chamber

December 8 Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force Policy Team

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