CITY OF SANTA CLARA

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

AGENDA

A complete agenda packet with back-up reports is available at either City Library beginning Saturday before the Tuesday meeting or at the City Clerk's Office on weekdays.  A complete agenda packet is also available at the City Council meeting and on the City's website.

 

June 27, 2006

 

 

 

6:00 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

In the Council Conference Room

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c)

for a Conference with Legal Counsel

Regarding the City as a potential plaintiff in one case

 

REGULAR MEETING

7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers

 

APPEAL OF HEARING DECISIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL MUST BE MADE TO THE SUPERIOR COURT WITHIN 90 CALENDAR DAYS OF FINAL ACTION.  BECAUSE OF THE AGENDA PROVISION FOR RECONSIDERATION, FINAL ACTION IS DEEMED TO OCCUR AT THE END OF THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING. (CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.6)

 

1.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND INVOCATION PRAYER:

 

2.         ROLL CALL:

 

3.         CONTINUANCES/EXCEPTIONS:

 

4.         SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

 

A.         Presentation of a Proclamation to Florence Parle in recognition of her contributions to cultural arts in Santa Clara.

 

B.        Santa Clara Women's League presentation of a donation check to the City for the Senior Center Health and Wellness Program.

 

C.        Presentation of a Proclamation recognizing community participation in support of the Police Department and Santa Clara Unified School District's "Every 15 Minutes" Program intended to educate high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

D.        Presentation by the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy on the City’s section of the Coyote Ridge land mitigation to protect serpentine endemic species, notably the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly, related to the Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant.

 

5.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

A.         Possible Reconsideration of Actions Taken at Immediately Preceding Meeting.  (See the Summary of City Council Actions for potential reconsideration which is attached to the posted Agenda and is in the Agenda Packet Binder in the Council Chambers.)

 

B.        Martin's Bar improvements and possible redevelopment:  Authorization to proceed with actions and agreements to facilitate and expedite the application process for redevelopment of the site located at 1828 Main Street, including:

1) Finalize the funding agreement with the Redevelopment Agency and EHC Lifebuilders,

2) Finalize the nonconforming zoning rights tolling agreement,

3) Engage a consultant to evaluate relocation requirements associated with site redevelopment,

4) Defer implementation of the agreement to provide City funds for the corridor construction, and

5) Set July 18, 2006 for an update on the progress.

 

6.         CONSENT CALENDAR:

[Items listed on the CONSENT CALENDAR are considered routine and will be adopted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of the items on the CONSENT CALENDAR unless discussion is requested by a member of the Council, staff, or public.  If so requested, that item will be removed from the CONSENT CALENDAR and considered under CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.]

 

A.        Departmental Reports

   1.      Set July 18, 2006 for a public hearing for adoption of a Resolution confirming the cost of weed abatement report and making assessment to pay the cost and expenses in conjunction with the 2006 Weed Abatement Program and authorization to publish and post the Notice of the Public Hearing.

   2.      Approval of the revision of the Job Description for Fire Battalion Chief.

   3.      Approval of the use of City Water forces for the installation of facilities at 1650 Warburton Avenue.

   4.      Acceptance of the Financial Status Reports for May 31, 2006.

   5.      Adoption of Resolutions preliminarily approving the Traffic Mitigation Assessment District Report and confirming and adopting the Traffic Mitigation Program and Traffic Mitigation Impact Fee Report for fiscal year 2006-07 and setting July 18, 2006 for the hearing.

   6.      Set July 11, 2006 for a public hearing to consider the appeal submitted by Barton G. Hechtman, Esq., on behalf of Greg Jack, of the Planning Commission's denial of an attached accessory dwelling unit and detached carport on the single family property located at 643 Washington Street (PLN2006-05752).

   7.      Approval to endorse the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Publicly Owned Electric Utilities' Principles Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals and to develop a plan for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals for Santa Clara.

B.        Agreements

   1.      Approval of the Agreement for Professional Services with URS Corporation Americas in an amount not to $95,000 for the Santa Clara Convention Center Ballroom Expansion Project.

   2.      Approval of the Information Technology Services Agreement for fiscal year 2006-07 with ACS Enterprise Solutions, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $4,157,025.39 subject to non-substantive language modifications and authorization to execute amendments that do not increase the amount of the cost of services.

   3.      Approval of a Service Agreement with Compliance Services, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $253,000 to perform a required Department of Transportation integrity inspection of the natural gas pipeline at the Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant.

   4.      Approval to endorse the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Statewide Adoption of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE) and authorization to execute the MOU.

   5.      Approval of the Contribution Agreement with the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau in an amount not to exceed $1,370,561 for convention and visitors services for fiscal year 2006-07.

   6.      Approval of a Software Service Agreement (SA 001629-000) with Motorola Incorporated in an amount not to exceed $78,744 to provide support for the Communications' Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System.

C.        Reports for Information and Possible Action

D.        Minutes to Note and File

1.      Historical and Landmarks Commission - June 1, 2006.

E.         Routine Written Petitions for Approval

   1.      Jumping for Joy:  Request for Championship Team Funding in the amount of $2,563 for travel to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the National Jump Rope Competition on June 21-26, 2006.                    Staff Recommendation:  Approval, subject to the execution of a Contribution Agreement.

 

7.         ITEMS SET FOR HEARING:

 

[Planning Commission items not being appealed, or which are not related to an appeal, will be heard under BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR ACTION.]  If you challenge a City Council land use decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at this hearing before the City Council or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the City Council hearing on the matter.  (California Government Code Section 65009)

 

A.         Planning Commission recommendations regarding rezoning from Light Industrial (ML) to Planned Development/Light Industrial (PD[ML]) to allow conversion of an existing light industrial building into three industrial condominium units at 3360-3380 Edward Avenue (PLN2005-05452 - Michael Laptalo for J. L. Precision):  Staff recommendation to approve the rezoning.

 

8.         WRITTEN PETITIONS:

 

A.         Andy Andrews:  Request for a moratorium on R1-6L residential permits for demolition of homes and two story replacement homes and additions and changes in Architecture Committee procedures.

     1.    Staff recommendation to note and file the request and direct the City Manager to present within 60 days a new timeline for the next steps of the Single Family Residential Design Guidelines Update.

 

9.         BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR ACTION:

 

A.         Planning Commission - Minutes of June 14, 2006:  Request to note and file.

 

B.        Subdivision Committee - Minutes of April 24, 2006:  Request to note and file.

* 3360-3380 Edward Avenue:  Approval of a Tentative Map to allow the conversion of an existing light industrial building into three industrial condominium units (PLN2005-05452 - Michael Laptalo for J. L. Precision).

 

10.       CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION:

 

11.       PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

 

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Council on any matter not on the agenda.  The law does not permit Council action on, or extended discussion of, any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances.  The Council, or its staff, may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed and may request the City Manager to report back at a subsequent meeting.  Please submit to the City Clerk your name and subject matter on forms available by the door in the Council Chambers.

 

12.       REPORTS FOR COUNCIL ACTION:

 

A.         Adoption of a Resolution making findings of benefit to the Redevelopment Project Area by supporting the transfer of City property located at 3575 De La Cruz Boulevard (old Fire Station No. 6) to the Redevelopment Agency for the purpose of developing affordable housing for low to moderate income households and approval of the transfer of $1,700,000 and a Cooperation Agreement between the City and the Redevelopment Agency regarding the ownership transfer of the property (APN 097-31-069).

 

13.       BILLS AND CLAIMS/PROGRESS PAYMENTS:  (Lists are available in the Council Office and the City Clerk's Office.)

 

A.         Approval of Bills and Claims and Progress Payments.

 

14.       REPORTS OF COUNCILORS AND SPECIAL COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

 

15.       CLOSED SESSION MATTERS:

 

16.       ADJOURNMENT:

 

A.         To Tuesday evening, July 11, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for the regularly scheduled meeting.