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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

July 7, 2003

  1. Roll Call: 2:30 p.m.

     

    Present:  Councilmembers Hawley, Maio and Mayor Bates

     

    Absent:  None

     

  2. Public Comment:  Barbara Gilbert, Mark Baldridge, Pamela Sihvola

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of June 30, 2003 (PDF, 10 KB)

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Bates; Abstain–Maio) to approve minutes.

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Housing Authority Agenda for July 15, 2003 (PDF, 15 KB)

    Action:  All items approved for placement on Housing Authority agenda unless noted below.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for July 15, 2003

    Action:  All items approved for placement on Council agenda with the following changes.

     

    Item 32     Interpretation of Major Residential Additions 

    From: Councilmembers Olds, Hawley and Spring

    Recommendation:  Refer to the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) and the Planning Commission (PC) the following issues for discussion and review; that the ZAB report to the PC with recommendations for guidelines for interpretation by staff and/or clarifying language for related zoning ordinances; that the PC return to the Council within 120 days with proposed language for modifications to the zoning ordinance: 1) the number of vertical feet allowed in a story in residential construction; 2) the “no-net change” interpretation of the 499 square foot addition, allowed by right; 3) the interpretation of additions to existing nonconforming residential buildings; and 4) consider that an “addition by right” be allowed one time only on each property.

    Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160, Miriam Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150, and Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

     

    a.      From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Amend this item to:  1) request that the issues on “499 square foot additions by right” be allowed one time only on each property; 2) request the Planning Commission consider that the “addition by right” be allowed one time only on each property; and 3) request the Planning Commission also review how “addition by right” affects nearby property owners’ views and rights to solar protection in the Solar Protection Ordinance as well as landmark issues.  In addition, the commission should consider whether “addition by right” can occur with additional square feet from a demolition on the same property.

    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

    Action:  Revised to include a revised report by Councilmember Spring as shown.

     

    Item 33     Traffic Circles on Bicycle Boulevards

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Approve a compromise motion to designate $140,000 in additional traffic circle funding to be specified for use for traffic circles on bicycle boulevards (as a compromise between use of funds for unspecified bicycling projects, versus use of funds for unspecified circles).

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

    Action:  Moved to Action Calendar by Councilmember Hawley.

     

    Item 35     Fee Waiver:  Eighth Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution extending the sound permit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and waiving all fees to secure use of the Veterans Memorial Building for bathroom access for the public and the auditorium in the occurrence of rain for the Eighth Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival event in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, Saturday, September 6, 2003 and allowing access to the kiosk located outside of the downtown BART station on Center Street to display a poster and information from August 22nd through September 6th.

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

    Action:  To be revised by Councilmember Worthington to delete references to kiosk and use of the Vets Building.

     

    Item 46     Tax Exempt Obligations:  2517 Sacramento Street Housing Project

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution approving the issuance by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority of tax-exempt obligations to be issued in one or more series, in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $8,000,000, the proceeds of which will be applied to finance the acquisition and construction of a 40-unit multifamily housing apartment project located at 2517 Sacramento Street.  The initial owner and operator of the project will be a limited partnership or limited liability company of which Affordable Housing Associates (AHA) is a partner or member.

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action:  Removed by the City Manager.

     

    Item 50     Sale of Treasury Bond Investments

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sell the 12,624 Treasury Bonds held in the City’s Sale/Lease Financing Debt Service Fund as soon as practicable and use the proceeds to pay off all the outstanding 1996 Refunding Lease Revenue Bonds by December 1, 2003.

    Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

    Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar by Mayor Bates.

     

    The following additional items were submitted for placement on the Council agenda.

     

    Fee Waiver: 2003 Solano Stroll

    From: Councilmember Hawley

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving fees for the event permit and the food vendor permits and in-kind City services from Police, Fire, Public Works and Health and Human Services for the 2003 Solano Stroll scheduled for Sunday, September 14th.

    Contact: Miriam Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150

    Action:  Approved for placement on the Council Agenda of July 15, 2003.

     

    Fee Waiver: San Francisco Mime Troupe

    From: Councilmember Maio

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution sponsoring and waiving special event fees and the required maintenance deposits associated with the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s five days of performance in parks throughout the Summer.

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981, 7110

    Action:  Approved for placement on the Council Agenda of July 15, 2003.

     

    Use-of-Parking Survey at Multi-Family Large Buildings

    From: Councilmember Maio

    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager consider how we might initiate a survey of residents of new, multi-family large buildings to determine what residents’ and merchants’; level of parking demand is, where they are currently parking, and gather other useful information relative to parking practices.

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981, 7110

    Action:  Approved for placement on the Council Agenda of July 15, 2003.

     

  6. Discussion and Action regarding Adoption of Agenda Committee Procedures and Amendments to Council Rules of Procedure

    Action: None

     

  7. Adjournment:  3:25 p.m.

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**At its March 11, 2003 meeting, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 61,968-N.S. changing the name of the Rules Committee to the “Agenda Committee” to better reflect its duties.


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