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.

 

May 10, 2005

 

 

5:15 p.m.

Jamison-Brown House Dedication

1509 Warburton Avenue

 

and

 

6:45 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

in the Council Conference Room

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c)

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.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

A.         April 12, 2005.

 

4.         CONTINUANCES/EXCEPTIONS:

 

 

5.         SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

 

A.         Promotion of an opportunity to serve on the Civil Service Commission.

 

B.        Public Service Recognition Week: Recognition of City employees for excellent service to citizens.

 

6.         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.        Informational Report:  Water Resources Protection Collaborative Update.

 

C.        Staff report regarding the International Exchange Commission's recommendation to approve funds  for a delegation to travel to Izumo, Japan.

 

D.        Report regarding Martin's Bar located at 1828 Main Street:  Staff recommendation to continue to work with the Martin family, Martin's Bar owners and the neighborhood to insure compliance with the State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

1.         City Attorney's Informational Memo.

 

E.         Authorization to restart the design of the proposed Convention Center parking structure at the northeast corner of Tasman Drive and San Tomas Aquino Creek.

 

F.         City Council, Redevelopment Agency and Sports and Open Space Authority Joint Study Session on the City's Proposed Five Year Financial Plan for 2006-07 through 2010-11.

 

7.         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.         Approval of the use of City Water and Solar Utility forces for the installation of facilities at various locations.

2.         Acceptance of the Financial Status Reports for March 31, 2005.

3.         Referral of the disposition of funds from the Give A Little...Help A Lot community donation campaign to the 2005-06 budget process and authorization for the Cultural Advisory Commission to provide recommendations on the use of donations to Art in Public Places, Concerts in the Park and Keep Santa Clara Clean.

4.         Approval of the Housing Rehabilitation Program Procedural Manual used for administering the Neighborhood Conservation and Improvement Program (NCIP).

5.         Set May 24, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. for a Joint Meeting with the City Council and Youth Commission in the City Hall Cafeteria.

B.        Agreements

1.         Approval of Call No. 05-1 with POWER Engineers, Inc. for testing support in the commissioning of the Northern Receiving Station 230kV Transmission Line in an amount not to exceed $92,174.

2.         Approval of the Legal Services Agreement with McCarthy and Berlin, LLP to perform legal services pertaining to Electric Utility issues in an amount not to exceed $150,000.

3.         Approval of the Legal Services Agreement with Preston Gates and Ellis LLP (formerly Berg and Parker LLP) to perform legal services pertaining to the City Electric Utility in an amount not to exceed $200,000.

C.        Reports for Information and Possible Action

1.         January 2005 City Population Data.

D.        Minutes to Note and File

1.         Board of Library Trustees - April 4, 2005.

E.         Routine Written Petitions for Approval

 

8.         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.         Approval of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for program years 2005-06 through 2009-10 and the Annual Plan for program year 2005-06 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Home Investment Partnerships (Home) Program.

 

9.         WRITTEN PETITIONS:

 

A.         Dale Fountain:  Regarding the early set-outs and lack of enforcement for the Cleanup Campaign.

1.         Informational memo in response.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.       BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR ACTION:

 

A.         Planning Commission - Minutes of April 27, 2005:  Request to note and file.

1.         Item #9:  845 Quince Avenue - Time Extension of    previously approved Planned Development (PD) zoning for the construction of four townhomes and Variance for reduced parking (on-site guest parking) [PLN2003-03463 - Les Workman].

 

2.         Item #10:  2961 Corvin Drive - Rezone from Light Industrial (ML) to Planned Development (PD) to allow conversion of an existing industrial building into five for-sale industrial condominium units related to a Tentative Parcel map request [File PLN 2005-04881 and PLN2005-04882 - Mark Calvano, Calvano Commercial].    

 

B.        Parks and Recreation Commission - Minutes of April 19, 2005:  Request to note and file.

 

* Recommendation to approve the Relay for Life request for the use of Townsend Field on May 14-15, 2005 including the use of the City stage at no charge to the American Heart Society.

 

* Recommendation to approve the funds to construct restrooms on the Curtis School site in the Fiscal Year 2005-06 Capital Improvement Budget.

 

* Recommendation to approve the request submitted by the Optimist Club of Santa Clara to use Townsend Field for the "Not Just the Child Walkathon" on October 1, 2005 at no cost.

1.       Request to continue to May 17, 2005 the recommendation concerning the request from Santa Clara Youth Soccer League for restrooms at Curtis School.

 

C.        Historical and Landmarks Commission - Minutes of April 7, 2005:  Request to note and file.

 

* Recommendation to approve the expenditure of $100 for refreshments for Agnew Historical Information Center Dedication on May 14, 2005.

 

D.        Subdivision Committee -  Minutes of April 11, 2005:  Request to note and file.

 

* 3370 Montgomery Drive - Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide the existing lot into three parcels (PLN 2005-04900 - Hassan Diab/Kier & Wright Engineering Calvano Commercial).

 

* 2961 Corvin Drive - Tentative Parcel map to create a single-lot subdivision for the proposed development related to a Rezone request (PLN2005-04881) from Light Industrial (ML) to Planned Development (PD) to allow conversion of an existing industrial building into five for sale industrial condominium units (PLN2005-04882 - Mark Calvano, Calvano Commercial).

 

E.         Subdivision Committee - Minutes of April 18, 2005:  Request to note and file.

* 801-865 Franklin Street - Tentative Parcel Map to merge six parcels into two separate lots. (Santa Clara University - Joseph P. Sugg - PLN2005-04979).

 

11.       CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION:

 

12.       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.

 

13.       REPORTS FOR COUNCIL ACTION:

 

A.         Authorization to take the position that the Governor consider the importance of restoring Proposition 42 funding in the State budget for local transportation purposes and to retroactively transmit the letter to the Governor.

 

B.        Adoption of an Urgency Ordinance adopting a moratorium on Medical Marijuana.

 

14.       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.

 

15.       REPORTS OF COUNCILORS AND SPECIAL COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

 

16.       CLOSED SESSION MATTERS:

 

17.       ADJOURNMENT:

 

A.         To Tuesday evening, May 17, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. for the regular scheduled meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers.