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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, March 8, 2004

  1. Roll Call:  2:34 p.m.

    Present:  Councilmembers Hawley, Maio and Mayor Bates.
    Absent:  None.

     

  2. Public Comment:  Merillie Mitchell

      

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of March 1, 2004 (PDF, 15 KB).

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Maio) to approve minutes.

     

  4. Review and Action on draft Work Session Agenda for March 16, 2004 (PDF, 17 KB).

    Action:  All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  5. Review and Action on draft Housing Authority Agenda for March 16, 2004 (PDF, 19 KB).

    Action:  All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  6. Review and Action on draft City Council Agenda for March 16, 2004.

    Action:  All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following additions, deletions or changes:

     

    Item 4   Proclamation Honoring Cesar Chavez

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  1) Approve a proclamation declaring March 31, 2004 as Cesar Chavez Service to the Community Day; and 2) direct that the City website list appropriate Chavez-related commemoration events.

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Added the sponsorship of Councilmember Worthington.

     

    Item 5   Specifying Cultural Spaces for Density Bonus

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Specify: 1) the two-story additional height bonus of residential development in exchange for cultural space be given to only nonprofit cultural and/or arts organizations; 2) the cultural space granted to these organizations must be used as public venues which allows for the public to experience cultural and arts events in the space; 3) the upper two floors of the density bonus cannot be rented or sold until the cultural space is granted to an arts organization(s); 4) if the two floors of cultural space is vacant for more than three months, the development will be deemed out of compliance with its use permit; 5) a change of cultural use shall be approved by the Zoning Adjustments Board as is the current practice; and 6) the additional two floors of housing granted as a bonus for cultural space shall also be required to meet requirements for 20% inclusionary housing.

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

    Action:  Revised as an Action Report by Councilmember Spring.

     

    Item 7   Support New Management for Claremont Hotel and Spa

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution encouraging the new owners of Claremont Hotel and Spa to bring in new management to avoid previous problems with the community and 

    union.

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

    Action:  Added the sponsorship of Mayor Bates and Councilmember Maio.

     

  7. Review and Action on scheduling of Calendar, Public Hearings, Presentations and Work Session topics (PDF, 831 KB).

    Action:  City Attorney to provide the Agenda Committee at its next meeting materials related to the public hearing on April 20th on the Council Rule on ex parte contact in quasi-judicial hearings.

     

  8. Discussion and Action regarding process for review of the Agenda Committee and amendments to Council Rules of Procedure (PDF, 860 KB).

    Action:  Discussion regarding revisions to the Council Rules of Procedure as it relates to public comment.  Mayor Bates proposed that no change to the three-minute public comment rule be recommended at this time, but that staff include other revisions proposed by the Agenda Committee in a recommendation from the Agenda Committee to the Council.

     

  9. Adjournment:  3:05 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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