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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, March 15, 2004

  1. Roll Call:  2:34 p.m.

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

     

  2. Public Comment: Barbara Gilbert

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of March 8, 2004 (PDF, 14 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on draft Work Session Agenda for March 23, 2004 (PDF, 15 KB).

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

     

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

     

    Exploration of Revenue Measure to Fund Youth Service and Safety Programs

    From:  Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to examine options for a new revenue measure that would expand critical youth service and youth safety programs.

    Action:  Approved for placement on the agenda adding Councilmembers Hawley, Maio and Worthington as sponsors.

     

  5. Review and Action on draft City Council Agenda for March 23, 2004.

     

    Item 10   Charter Amendment Enabling Mayoral Elections to Coincide with the Presidential Election

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Prepare to place on the November 2004 ballot a charter amendment to move Mayoral elections earlier by 2 years to coincide with the United States Presidential election, and to make a one time only change to a two-year term from 2006-2008.

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

    Action:  Referred to Councilmember Worthington for revisions and moved to Action Calendar by Mayor Bates.

     

    Item 18   Satellite Senior Homes’ Project

    From: Councilmembers Maio and Worthington.

    Recommendation:  Direct staff to facilitate finalizing Satellite Senior Homes’ use permit application for 79 units of affordable senior housing at 1535 University Avenue by March 31, 2004.

    Financial Implications:  None.

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110 and Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

    Action: Councilmember Maio passed out a revised recommendation.

     

    Item 19   Amendments to Council Rules of Procedure

    From:  Council Agenda Committee

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution readopting Council Rules of Procedure incorporating recommendations approved by the Agenda Committee and rescinding Resolution No. 61,968-N.S.

    Contact:  Mim Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150, Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7100 and Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Councilmember Spring announced she would be offering revisions to this item.

     

    Item 24   Food Service Quota for Northside Commercial District (CF 24-03)

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

    Action:  Moved to the Action Calendar at the request of Councilmember Worthington.

     

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

     

    Contract: Storage Lockers for Homeless Individuals

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with BOSS for the provision of storage lockers to individuals experiencing homelessness. 

    Contact: Fred Medrano, Department of Health & Human Services, 981-5100

    Action:  Approved for placement on the agenda.

     

    Update on the Employment Programs

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

    Action:  Approved for placement on the agenda.

     

    Contract: Aquatic Park Natural Resources Management Study

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Laurel Marcus and Associates (LMA) to increase the scope of services and increase the contract amount by $27,000 for a new total not to exceed $97,700 and to extend the period of the contract from September 9, 2004 to September 8, 2005.

    Financial Implications: $97,700 – General Fund.

    Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6700

    Action:  Approved for placement on the agenda.

     

    Exploration of Revenue Measure to Fund Youth Service and Safety Programs

    From:  Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to examine options for a new revenue measure that would expand critical youth service and youth safety programs.

    Action:  Approved for placement on the agenda adding Councilmembers Hawley, Maio and Worthington as sponsors.

     

  6. Review and Action on scheduling of Calendar, Public Hearings, Presentations and Work Session topics (PDF, 119 KB).

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 278 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 213 KB)

      1.      1331 Seventh Street – Scheduling of mandated public hearing.

      Action:  Public Hearing to be scheduled for April 20, 2004 or a later date based on staff’s discussions with the appellant.

    3. Report and materials related to April 20th Public Hearing on Council Rule on Ex Parte Contact in Quasi-Judicial Hearings (PDF, 6 MB)

      Action:  Mayor Bates announced he would work with the City Attorney to develop information in time for the public hearing on April 20th.  The City Clerk was directed to provide notice to boards and commissions that hold adjudicary hearings.

       

  7. Discussion and Action regarding process for review of the Agenda Committee and amendments to Council Rules of Procedure.

    1. Report on recommendations from Agenda Committee to City Council regarding revisions to the Council Rules of Procedure (PDF, 3 MB)

      Action:  Approved Agenda Committee’s report and recommendations for revisions to Council Rules of Procedures as amended.

     

  8. Adjournment: 3:15 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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