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SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AND SUMMARY REPORT
REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
DECEMBER 7, 2010

3:30 P.M. (MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 10)

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

2. STUDY SESSION -- NONE

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(S)

6. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

6.1 THANKING CARLOS PEREZ AND BIKE MONKEY FOR THE GRANFONDO

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 (Pursuant to Council action on November 4, 2004, the following action only minutes are presented for approval.  Full recordings of the City Council meetings are available on the City’s website at www.srcity.org.)

• September 28, 2010
• October 5, 2010
• October 12, 2010
• October 19, 2010
• November 2, 2010
• November 9, 2010
• Novmeber 16, 2010
• November 30, 2010

9. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS

10. CONSENT ITEMS

10.1 RESOLUTION - 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

This resolution, recommended by the Department of Utilities, authorizes Council to submit the Annual Report for Storm Water Permit Compliance to the North Coast Regional Water Board as required by NPDES Permit No. CA0025054 for storm water discharges.

10.2 RESOLUTION - AMENDMENT OF BUDGET DEFICIT REDUCTION MEASURE DATED 5-4-10 – PROGRAMMER ANALYST

This resolution, recommended by the Information Technology Department, directs staff to amend Resolution #27560 to retain the Programmer Analyst in the Information Technology Department with continued funding of this position by the Utilities Department through June 30, 2011. Funding for this position will come from Utilities project# 8505 - Subregional Business and Automation Master Plan.

10.3 RESOLUTION - ADOPTING RESULTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 2, 2010, MEASURE O URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY AND MEASURE P VITAL CITY SERVICES MEASURE

Resolution certifying the results of the November 2, 2010 General Municipal Election for the approval of the Urban Growth Boundary Measure P extending the UGB Ordinance to December 31, 2035; and the approval of Ordinance 3945 which imposes a general and excise tax of one quarter of one percent on retail sales within the City of Santa Rosa.

10.4 RESOLUTION - DEADLINE EXTENSION OF SONOMA COUNTY MUSEUM EXPANSION (Continued from meeting of November 30, 2010)

This resolution formally approves the extension of the covenant with the Sonoma County Museum for completing the west lot expansion until December 31, 2011, and agrees that the completion of the outdoor sculpture garden fulfills the expansion requirement and authorizes the Mayor to execute the Amendment to Donation Agreement and Convenant Running the with the Land to reflect said amended terms.  This action was approved by motion, at the November 30, 2010, meeting.

10.5 ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION – URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO NOVEMBER 10, 2010, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

This item formally introduces the ordinance Section 17-28.010 to extend the Urban Growth Boundary which was approved by the Voters in Measure O in the recent municipal election. The proposed ordinance was originally presented to council on June 29, 2010, at the time the council voted to place the issue on the agenda.

11. REPORT ITEMS

11.1 REPORT -- RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF TWO AGREEMENTS WITH STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR COLLECTION OF SALES TAX PURSUANT TO PASSAGE OF MEASURE P AT THE NOVEMBER 2, 2010, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

BACKGROUND:  On August 3, 2010, the Council adopted Ordinance No. 3945 imposing a general and excise tax of one quarter of one percent on retail sales within the City of Santa Rosa. The ordinance was placed before the voters on the November 2, 2010 election as Measure P and the taxes were approved by 56.9% of those voting. The State Board of Equalization collects and administers the tax.

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended by the Finance Department and City Attorney, that the Council, by resolution, approve and authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute, on behalf of the City, the required agreements with the State Board of Equalization.

12. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

13. MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS

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

15. COUNCIL REORGANIZATION

15.1 RESOLUTION – ADOPTING RESULTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 2, 2010, REGARDING THE ELECTION OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Resolution certifying the results of the November 2, 2010, General Municipal Election for the election of Susan Gorin, Jake Ours and Scott Bartley as Council Members.

15.2 COMMENTS BY OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBERS

15.3 ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED COUNCILMEMBERS AND PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION AND SEATING OF THE NEWLY ELECTED COUNCILMEMBERS

15.4 SELECTION OF MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR

The Council, in accordance with the City’s Charter, will select a Mayor and a Vice Mayor from among its members; the Mayor will serve for a term of two years and the Vice Mayor will serve for a term of one year.

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

17. 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.

18. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS

December 14 

Staff Briefing – Fire Chief Status Report
Consent – Amendment to Conflict of Interest Code
Consent – Speed Limit on Barnes Road
Consent – Speed Limit on Bennett Valley Road, Dutton Avenue, Fountaingrove Parkway,
               Melita Road, Northpoint Parkway, Range Avenue and Third Street
Consent – Assessment Lien 2029 Terry Road
Consent – Assessment Lien 401 South A/430 Sebastopol Avenue
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
Report – Letter Agreement with Amgen Tour of California
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

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
Public Hearing - Goodwill Minor Use Permit Appeal

February 1  

Study Session – Local Hire
Pending:  Study Session – Low Impact Development
   Report – Campaign Debt Retirement Ordinance
Report – Local Hire Ordinance
Public Hearing – Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Public Hearing – Taxi Cab Regulations

MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6, 2010

December 7 Downtown Subcommittee, 8:30 AM, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Mayor’s Conference Room

December 8 Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force Policy Team, 7:30 AM, 2060 W. College Ave., Finley Community Center, Cypress Room

December 9 Planning Commission, 4:00 PM, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, City Council Chamber


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