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SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AND SUMMARY REPORT
REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
JULY 31, 2012 

3:00 P.M. (MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 10) 

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL 

2. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION ITEMS IN MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM (ROOM 10, CITY HALL) 

2.1 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. 

2.2 ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION IN MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM 

2.3 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION  

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Government Code Section 54956.9: one potential case. 

2.4 ADJOURN CLOSED SESSIONS AND RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER 

4:00 P.M. (CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER) 

3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLL CALL 

4. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS  

4.1 PROCLAMATION -- GANG PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH  

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 13. 

5.  STAFF BRIEFINGS -- NONE 

This time is reserved for City staff to provide a five-minute briefing to 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. 

6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – July 17, 2012 Regular Meeting 

7. MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS 

7.1 STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS 

7.2 MAYOR /COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS 

7.3 REPORTS BY MAYOR/COUNCILMEMBERS REGARDING VARIOUS AGENCY MEETINGS ATTENDED AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL DIRECTION TO ITS REPRESENTATIVES ON PENDING ISSUES BEFORE SUCH BOARDS (IF NEEDED) 

• Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) 

• Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) – Water Advisory Committee 

• Solid Waste Advisory Group (SWAG) 

• Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) 

• Other 

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

9. CONSENT ITEMS 

9.1 RESOLUTION – AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION FOR LOCAL GROUNDWATER ASSISTANCE GRANT 

This resolution, recommended by the Board of Public Utilities and the Utilities Department, authorizes the Director of Utilities to submit a grant application to the California Department of Water Resources for a local groundwater assistance grant of $250,000 to fund the installation of up to three groundwater monitoring wells and to execute a grant agreement.  

9.2 RESOLUTION -- CITY OF SANTA ROSA AND OAKMONT VILLAGE ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT 

This resolution, recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department, approves the City of Santa Rosa entering into agreement with the Oakmont Village Association to provide a flexible, fixed route bus service for three years with two one-year optional extensions; and authorizes the City Manager to execute the agreement. 

9.3 RESOLUTION -- APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE AGREEMENT WITH MV TRANSPORTATION FOR PARATRANSIT SERVICES (Continued from the July 24, 2012, Regular Meeting) 

This resolution, recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department: 1) approves the First Amendment to Agreement Number 009181 with MV Transportation for Paratransit services, increasing the total three-year contract by $176,120 and adding an annual service contingency of 600 hours, and insuring and indemnifying the Oakmont Village Association; 2) authorizes the City Manager or designee to execute the amendment, and 3) increases appropriations in GL Key 320805 by $86,176 for FY 11-12, and $89,944 for FY 12-13, and increases revenues in Revenue Object 1652-4422 by $86,176 for FY 11-12, and $89,944 for FY 12-13. 

10. REPORT ITEMS 

10.1 REPORT -- REQUEST FROM HUMBOLDT APARTMENTS, LP TO AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF TAX-EXEMPT MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS FOR HUMBOLDT APARTMENTS (499 HUMBOLDT STREET) IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,400,000  

BACKGROUND:  Humboldt Apartments, LP has requested that the Council authorize issuance, sale and delivery of tax-exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds to assist the financing of the construction and development of Humboldt Apartments, a 52-unit affordable rental housing development located at 499 Humboldt Street at the southwest corner of Seventh Street in downtown Santa Rosa (the Project). Pursuant to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, the Council held a Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) public hearing on October 4, 2011 and passed a resolution declaring its intent to issue tax-exempt bonds for the Project and authorizing an application to the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) for an allocation of Private Activity Bonds.  On May 16, 2012, CDLAC approved a bond allocation of $6,400,000 for the Project. The bond financing is structured so that the City has no financial liability to the bondholders. The Project owner is responsible for payment of all costs of bond issuance. 

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended by the Department of Economic Development and Housing that the Council, by resolution, authorize the issuance, sale and delivery of tax-exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $6,400,000 to assist in the financing of the construction and development of Humboldt Apartments, an affordable rental housing development located at 499 Humboldt Street, and approve execution of the appropriate documents for the Bonds by the authorized City officials. 

5:00 P.M. 

10.2 PUBLIC HEARING – ADOPTION OF THE NORTH SANTA ROSA STATION AREA SPECIFIC PLAN, CERTIFICATION OF THE FINAL EIR, APPROVAL OF ASSOCIATED GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS, ZONING CHANGES, AND ZONING CODE, DESIGN GUIDELINES, CITYWIDE CREEK MASTER PLAN AND BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN AMENDMENTS 

BACKGROUND:  The North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan is a planning level document for the area located approximately one-half mile surrounding the proposed Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) station on Guerneville Road. The Specific Plan has been developed to help support future rail transit by improving pedestrian, bicycle, auto and transit connections, increasing residential density, promoting economic development and enhancing aesthetics and quality of life. As part of the project, and in order to implement the Specific Plan, amendments to the General Plan, Zoning Code, Design Guidelines, Citywide Creek Master Plan and Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan are proposed. On May 17, 2012 the Design Review Board adopted a resolution (4-0-1) recommending that the City Council amend the Design Guidelines consistent with the Specific Plan. On June 28, 2012 the Planning Commission adopted resolutions (4-0-2) recommending that the City Council certify the Environmental Impact Report, amend the General Plan, Zoning Code, Citywide Creek Master Plan and Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and adopt the North Santa Rosa Station Area Sepcific Plan. 

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended by the Department of Community Development, the Planning Commission, and the Design Review Board that the Council, by five resolutions, certify the Final Environmental Impact Report, amend the General Plan, Design Guidelines, Citywide Creek Master Plan and Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and adopt the North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan, and introduce two ordinances to amend the text of the Zoning Code and rezone 1,319 properties consistent with the North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan. 

11. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION) 

11.1 LETTER TO SONOMA COUNTY GRAND JURY ACKNOWLEDGING 2011-2012 GRAND JURY FINAL REPORT  

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

13. 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.  If you are unable to or do not wish to wait for the public comment portion of the agenda, you are encouraged to contact the Council or City Clerk directly by emailing your information to cityclerk@srcity.org or by telephoning the Council and City Manager’s Office at 707-543-3010. 

14. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING 

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS
(Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change pending final publication and posting of the City Council Meeting Agenda)

August 7 

Staff Briefing – Quarterly Update on CIP
Report – Community Advisory Board Resolution

August 14 

Study Session – Update on the Community Corrections Partnership
    Realignment Budget for Fiscal Year 2012/2013
Staff Briefing – Community Engagement DINE Program
Report – Budget Follow-Up – Restroom Maintenance
Report – Budget Follow-Up – Graffiti Abatement
Report – Budget Follow-Up – Traffic Signal and Stop Sign
Report – Ballot Arguments in Support of Charter Amendments
Report – Roof Replacement at Municipal Services Center South
Public Hearing – Placement of Annual Storm Water Enterprise 
    Charges on the General Tax Rolls
 
August 21 No Meeting

August 28 No Meeting

September 4 No Meeting

September 11 

Study Session – Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)

September 18

September 25 

Public Hearing – Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)

PENDING:

Study Session – Update on Community Policing

MEETINGS FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 29 AND AUGUST 6, 2012

August 1 –  Cultural Heritage Board, 2:30 p.m., City Hall Annex – Room 7, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

August 2 -  Zoning Administration Hearings, 11:30 am., City Hall – Room 7, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

August 2 - Board of Public Utilities, 1:30 p.m., City Hall – Council Chamber, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

August 6 - Art in Public Places Committee, 3:30 p.m., Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane

August 9 -  Subregional Technical Advisory Committee, 1:30 p.m., Laguna Treatment Plant, 4300 Llano Road

August 9 -  Planning Commission, 4:00 p.m., City Hall – Council Chamber, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

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