CITY OF SANTA CRUZ

809 Center Street

Santa Cruz, California  95060

 

 

JOINT CITY COUNCIL / SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY (SCPFA) AGENDA

 

Regular Meeting

February 28, 2017

1:00 p.m.

Closed Litigation Session, Courtyard Conference Room

1:30 p.m.

Consent, General Business and Public Hearings, Council Chambers

7:00 p.m.

General Business, Public Hearings and Matters of Public Interest, Council Chambers

 

 

Written correspondence and telephone calls received after 5:00 p.m. on the Monday immediately preceding a Council meeting may not have time to reach Councilmembers, nor be read by them prior to consideration of an item.  Please make any communication to Councilmembers regarding Council meeting items prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday.

 

Council meetings are cablecast on Comcast Channel 25 or Channel 26. 

 

Written material for every item listed in the open sessions is available for review at the Downtown Branch Library Reference Desk.

 

Time limits set by Council Policy are guidelines.  Unless otherwise specified, procedures for all items, except those approved in one motion on the Consent Agenda, are:

 

·         Staff Presentation

·         Public comment - 2 minutes each; maximum total time may be established by the Presiding Officer at the beginning of the item

·         Council deliberation and action

 

The City of Santa Cruz does not discriminate against persons with disabilities.  Out of consideration for people with chemical sensitivities we ask that you attend fragrance free.  Upon request, the agenda can be provided in a format to accommodate special needs.  Additionally, if you wish to attend this public meeting and will require assistance such as an interpreter for American Sign Language, Spanish, or other special equipment, please call the City Clerk’s Department at 420-5030 at least five days in advance so that we can arrange for such special assistance, or email CityClerk@cityofsantacruz.com. The Cal-Relay system number: 1-800-735-2922.

 


 

Closed Litigation Session

 

1:00 PM

 

The Presiding Officer will open the City Council Closed Litigation Session in a public meeting in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of announcing the agenda and receiving public testimony. Thereafter, the councilmembers will move to the Courtyard Conference Room and the meeting will be closed to the public.

 

Closed Session

 

A.

Conference With Legal Counsel - Liability Claims (Government Code §54956.95)

 

 

1. Claimant:  Bret Corsiglia

2. Claimant:  Mark McAuley

3. Claimant:  Sabrina Carrillo

4. Claimant:  Rosalie Limas

5. Claimant:  Mitchell Edward Swienton/Sousa

6. Claimant:  Brandon Peck

7. Claimant:  Debbi McDill

 

Claims against City of Santa Cruz

 


 

Joint Meeting of the City Council / Santa Cruz Public Financing Authority (SCPFA)

 

1:30 PM

 

Call to Order

 

Roll Call

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Introduction of New Employees

 

Presentations

 

1.

Mayoral Recognition Honoring Ross Clark’s Contributions as the City's First Climate Action Coordinator

 

Presiding Officer's Announcements

 

Statements of Disqualifications

 

Additions and Deletions

 

City Attorney Report on Closed Session

 

City Manager Report - The City Manager will report on events since the last council meeting.

 

Consent Agenda

 

2.

Minutes of the February 7, 2017 Joint City Council/Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting (CC)

 

 

Motion to approve as submitted.

 

 

3.

Minutes of the February 14, 2017 City Council Meeting (CC)

 

 

Motion to approve as submitted.

 


 

Consent Agenda (continued)

 

4.

CONTINUED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2017: Homelessness Governance Ad-Hoc Committee Appointments (CN)

 

 

Motion to approve the appointment of Mayor Chase as the City of Santa Cruz’s City Council representative to the County-led Homelessness Governance Ad-Hoc Committee and direct the City Manager to appoint a City Manager’s Office staff member to the Committee.

 

 

5.

Resolution Ratifying the Proclamation of February 16, 2017 by the Director of Emergency Services Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency and a Separate Resolution Affirming the Continued Existence of a Proclaimed Local Emergency that was Ratified by the Council in Resolution NS-29,190 (FD)

 

 

Resolution ratifying the proclamation by the Director of Emergency Services declaring the existence of a local emergency due to the severe weather and rainstorms beginning on February 6, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California, and requesting that the Governor of the State of California proclaim a State of Emergency in the City of Santa Cruz; and

 

Resolution affirming the continued existence of a proclaimed local emergency that was ratified by the Council in Resolution No. NS-29,190.

 

 

6.

Liability Claims Filed Against City of Santa Cruz (FN)

 

 

Motion to reject liability claims of a) Bret Corsiglia, b) Mark McAuley,  c) Sabrina Carrillo, d) Rosalie Limas, e) Mitchell Edward Swienton/Sousa, f) Brandon Peck, g) Debbi McDill, based on staff recommendation.

 

 

7.

Annual San Lorenzo Flood Control Maintenance (PW)

 

 

Motion to approve specifications for the Annual San Lorenzo Flood Control Maintenance and to authorize staff to advertise for bids.  The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract as authorized by Resolution No. NS-27,563, in a form approved by the City Attorney.

 


 

Consent Agenda (continued)

 

8.

Encroachment Permit for Aerial Building Projections at 108 Sycamore Street  (PW)

 

 

Resolution granting an encroachment permit for construction and maintenance of five (5) columnar bay windows and stairway projected from a new building approved at 108 Sycamore Street (APN 007-022-10).

 

 

9.

GFO-16-404 Local Government Challenge Grant Application (PW)

 

 

Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for and accept, if awarded, a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and to obtain up to $400,000 from the CEC.

 

 

10.

Pacific Avenue Contraflow Bike Lane – Authorization to Award Contract  (PW)

 

 

Motion to approve the plans and specifications for the Pacific Avenue Contraflow Bike Lane (c401710) and authorize staff to advertise for bids and award the contract.

 

 

11.

River Street and Potrero Street Water Main Replacement - Approval of Plans and Specifications and Authorization to Advertise for Bids and Award Contract (WT)

 

 

Motion to approve the Plans and Specifications for the River Street and Potrero Street Water Main Replacement Project, and authorize staff to advertise for bids and award the contract.  The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract as authorized by Resolution No. NS-27,563 in a form approved by the City Attorney.

 

 

12.

Update on Storm Response Activities, and Ratification of Purchase Order for Granite Construction (WT)

 

 

Motion to ratify a purchase order with Granite Construction Inc., (Watsonville, CA) in the amount of $330,000 for construction services related to the Liddell Pipeline Emergency Pipeline Replacement Project.

 

 

End Consent Agenda

 

Public Hearings

 

13.

2nd Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 2017-02 Amending Zoning Code Chapter 24.12 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code and the Local Coastal Program to  Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation and Modifying Bicycle Parking Requirements (PL)

 

 

2nd reading and final adoption of Ordinance No. 2017-02 amending Zoning Code Chapter 24.12 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code and the Local Coastal Program to requirements for electric vehicle charging station installation and modifying bicycle parking requirements.

 

 

14.

Ordinance Amendment – FP17-0002 – Amendment to Title 24 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Amending Section 24.08.1380 of Title 24, Chapter 24.08, Part 14 “Residential Demolition/Conversion Authorization Permits”, Clarifying Exceptions to the Ordinance Concerning Relocation Assistance and Replacement Housing Requirements in the City of Santa Cruz. (City of Santa Cruz, Applicant) (PL)

 

 

Introduce for publication an ordinance amending Section 24.08.130 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance), clarifying exceptions to residential demolition/conversion authorization permits.

 

 

15.

630 Water Street (Application No. CP16-0050); Design Permit, Special Use Permit, Watercourse Development Permit and Major Modification of Application No. 02-164 to add 20 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Units to a Parcel Developed with 48 SRO Units, 1,000 Square Feet of Commercial Office Space, Five Two-Bedroom Apartments and 62 Parking Spaces (PL)

 

 

Resolution acknowledging the Categorical Exemption and approve the Design Permit, Special Use Permit, Watercourse Development Permit and Major Modification to add 20 SRO units to a parcel developed with 48 SRO units, 1,000 square feet of commercial office space and five two-bedroom apartments in the Community Commercial (CC) zone district based on the findings listed in the attached draft resolution and the conditions of approval listed in Exhibit “A”.

 


 

General Business

 

16.

Active Transportation Plan (PW)

 

 

Resolution accepting the City of Santa Cruz Active Transportation Plan, with proposed amendments.

 

 

17.

CONTINUED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2017: Affordable Housing – Community Outreach and Engagement Plan (CN)

 

 

Motion to implement and authorize staff support of a 2017 outreach strategy to engage the Santa Cruz community on the history, drivers and potential solutions to the local housing crisis with an expected launch in March 2017, and include $10,000 in the FY 2017 mid-year budget update for expenses related to this effort.

 

 

18.

Professional Dog Daycare Licensing in a Residential Zone District (CN)

 

 

Motion to direct staff to study issues related to professional dog daycare licensing in a residential zone district and return with draft ordinance.

 

 

19.

COUNCIL ACTING AS BOARD MEMBERS OF THE SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY (SCPFA): Proposed not to exceed $15,000,000 Refinancing of 2007 Lease Revenue Bonds, 2010 Parking Lease Revenue Bonds, and 2010B Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds (FN)

 

 

SCPFA Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of lease revenue refunding bonds in the maximum amount of $15,000,000 to refinance outstanding 2007 Lease Revenue Bonds, 2010 Parking Lease Revenue Bonds, and 2010B Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds; and

 

Motion to authorize the City Manager to execute related actions and agreements in substantially the form on file with the City Clerk Administrator.

 


 

General Business (continued)

 

20.

FY 2017 General Fund Mid-Year Financial Report, Budget Adjustments and Updated Multi-Year Forecast (FN)

 

 

Motion to accept the FY 2017 Mid-Year Report on the General Fund’s financial status and preliminary forecast.

 

Motion to approve and authorize the recommended budgetary expenditure additions totaling $419,536 for the General Fund; $1,400,000 for Capital Improvement Projects; $701,018 for Water Enterprise Fund; $1,135,104 for the Workers’ Compensation Fund; and $788,627 to 15 other funds as listed.

 

Motion authorizing the City Manager to allocate within the applicable Fund the budgetary changes to the appropriate accounting classifications and to approve related and applicable transfer in/out between funds.

 

 

21.

Monterey Bay Community Power – Joint Powers Agreement, Resolution Establishing the Joint Powers Authority and Ordinance Implementing the Community Choice Energy Program (CM)

 

 

Review resolution establishing the Monterey Bay Community Power Authority, approve the City of Santa Cruz as a founding member of the Authority, authorize staff to attach the final Exhibit B of the Joint Powers Authority Agreement once all parties have adopted the ordinance as required by Public Utilities Code Section 366.2(c)(12), and adopt resolution with second reading of the ordinance as directed by Council.

 

Introduce for publication the attached ordinance authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Energy program in the City of Santa Cruz.

 

Direct staff to move forward on discussions and participation for the City’s share of the credit guarantee.

 

Authorize the Mayor to appoint two representatives of the City Council to serve as a primary and alternate on the newly formed Monterey Bay Community Power Board of Directors.

 

Oral Communications

 


 

Council Meeting Calendar

 

22.

The City Council will review the meeting calendar attached to the agenda and revise it as necessary.

 

Council Memberships in City Groups and Outside Agencies

 

23.

The Presiding Officer will provide councilmembers with the opportunity to update Council and the public regarding city groups and outside agencies.

 

Adjournment

 

Recess - The City Council will recess to the 7:00 p.m. session.

 


 

City Council

 

7:00 PM

 

Call to Order

 

Roll Call

 

General Business

 

1.

Immigration Policies and Update on the February 13, 2017 Gang-Related Arrests (CM)

 

Políticas de inmigración y actualización sobre los arrestos relacionados con pandillas del 13 de febrero de 2017 (CM)

 

 

English:

 

1.    Review the amended “Resolution to Maintain Trust and Safety for Local Immigrants” and a draft ordinance and provide direction as appropriate, which could include:

 

Motion to adopt the amended Resolution to Maintain Trust and Safety for Local Immigrants.

 

and/or

 

Introduce for publication an uncodified ordinance relating to the City’s procedures concerning federal immigration law following its declaration of the City of Santa Cruz as a sanctuary for all its residents.

 

2.    Receive updates on the February 13, 2017 gang-related arrests and City response to supporting our immigrant community.

 

Español:

 

1.    Revisar la Resolución modificada para Mantener la Confianza y Seguridad para Inmigrantes Locales y un borrador de ordenanza y proveer la dirección apropiada, la cual podría incluir:

 

Moción para aprobar la Resolución modificada para Mantener la Confianza y Seguridad para los Inmigrantes Locales.

 

Y / o

 

General Business (continued)

 

1.

Immigration Policies and Update on the February 13, 2017 Gang-Related Arrests (CM) (continued)

 

Políticas de inmigración y actualización sobre los arrestos relacionados con pandillas del 13 de febrero de 2017 (CM) (continued)

 

 

Moción para introducir para publicación una Ordenanza no codificada relativa a los Procedimientos de la Ciudad con respecto a la Ley Federal de Inmigración después de su Declaración de la Ciudad de Santa Cruz como un santuario para todos sus residentes.

 

2.    Recibir información actualizada sobre los arrestos relacionados con las pandillas del 13 de febrero de 2017 y la respuesta de la Ciudad al apoyo a nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes.

 

Adjournment


 

Advisory Body Appointments

 

The following positions are vacant.  Council will make appointments at a future meeting.

 

Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Advisory Council

One (1) opening, for a citizen alternate

Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

One (1) opening

Downtown Library Advisory Committee

Seven (7) openings

Measure K Oversight Committee

Three (3) openings, Councilmembers Brown, Watkins, and Krohn’s direct appointments

 

Public Hearing

 

If, in the future, you wish to challenge in court any of the matters on this agenda for which a public hearing is to be conducted, you may be limited to raising only those issues which you (or someone else) raised orally at the public hearing or in written correspondence received by the City at or before the hearing.

 

Any person seeking to challenge a City Council decision made as a result of a proceeding in which, by law, a hearing is required to be given, evidence is required to be taken, and the discretion in the determination of facts is vested in the City Council, shall be required to commence that action either 60 days or 90 days following the date on which the decision becomes final as provided in Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6  Please refer to code of Civil Procedure 1094.6 to determine how to calculate when a decision becomes “final.” The 60-day rule applies to all public hearings conducted pursuant to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Title 24, Santa Cruz Municipal Code. The 90-day rule applies to all other public hearings.

 

City Council Agenda Legislative History Addendum

 

No information was submitted.

 

City staff is responsible for providing the City Clerk with such documentation and information for the Legislative History Addendum. The information will be on file in the City Clerk’s Department.

 

The Addendum is a listing of information specific to City Council business, but which does not appear on a Council meeting agenda.  Such entities would include, but not be limited to: Court decisions, Coastal Commission Appeals of City Council actions, Closed Session Agreements/Settlements, which are public record, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Local Agency Formation Commission.

 

ADDENDUM TO CITY COUNCIL AGENDA – FEBRUARY 28, 2017

INFORMATION ITEMS PREVIOUSLY DISTRIBUTED TO CITY COUNCILMEMBERS

(Copies available in the Central Branch Library at the Reference Desk)

 

 

City Manager (Special Events)                 Wednesday Farmers Market Permit July 2017-June 2018   2/21/17 (CM FYI 222)

 

                                                          Antique Faire for July 2017-June 2018 (2nd Sunday of each month)   2/21/17 (CM FYI 223)

 

Economic Development Department        *  Quarterly Sales Tax Reports – 2016 3rd Quarter

                                                          2/9/17 (ED FYI 001)

 

                                                          605 Front Street – Santa Cruz Thread Lease Extension   2/9/17 (ED FYI 002)

 

Finance Department                               *  Quarterly Sales Tax Reports – 2016 3rd Quarter

                                                          2/9/17 (ED FYI 001)

 

Planning Department                             Abbott Square Market Update (705 & 725 Front Street and 118 Cooper Street)

                                                          2/9/17 (PL FYI 047)

 

* Report submitted jointly by departments.

 

ADDENDUM TO CITY COUNCIL AGENDA – FEBRUARY 28, 2017

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS

 

None issued.