CITY OF SANTA CLARA

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

December 16, 2003

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.

 

4:00 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

In the Council Conference Room

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

City Negotiator:  Jennifer Sparacino, City Manager, or her designee

Employee Organization(s):

Unit #1 - Santa Clara City Professional Firefighters

Unit #2 - Santa Clara Police Officer's Association

Unit #3 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Unit #4 - City of Santa Clara Professional Engineers

Units #5, 7 & 8 - City of Santa Clara Employees Association

Unit #6 - AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)

Unit #9 - Unclassified Management Employees

Unit #9A - Unclassified Police Management Employees

Unit #9B - Unclassified Fire Management Employees

Unit #10 - Public Safety Non Sworn Employees Association

 

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:

 

A.         Council Member McLemore:  Request to be excused.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

A.         November 18, 2003.

 

4.         CONTINUANCES/EXCEPTIONS:

 

A.         Continue to January 27, 2004 the Public Hearing on the Owner Participation Agreement for affordable housing and the Tentative Parcel Map for 3600 Flora Vista Avenue.

 

5.         SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

 

A.         Santa Clara Veterans Committee recognition of the City's support of the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial.

 

B.        Review of Year 2003 Highlights of Municipal Accomplishments and Thank-you to Boards, Commissions, Volunteers, Citizens and City Staff.

 

C.        Informational Memo:  California Assembly Passage of Assembly Bill Without Vehicle License Fee (VLF) Backfill and the Effects on the City Budget.

 

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.)

 

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.         Set February 10, 2004 for a public hearing to obtain citizen's views on proposals to use 2004-05 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Act Entitlement Funds and authorization to publish the Notice of the Public Hearing.

2.         Acceptance of the City of Santa Clara audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the audited Component Unit Financial Report for the Electric Utility for fiscal year June 30, 2003 as recommended by the City Council Audit Committee.

3.         Approval of the request submitted by Lieutenant Richard Beard to accrue over the maximum vacation hours without penalty.

4.         Approval to extend the Medical Leave of Absence for Charles Gibson through March 1, 2004.

 

 

5.         Adoption of a Resolution authorizing the City's application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation for the Urban Park Act of 2001 Program grant funds for the City's San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, Reach 3.

6.         Adoption of a Resolution establishing 4 Hour Parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays Excepted zones on the south side of Franklin Street east of The Alameda, north side of Franklin Street west of The Alameda and west of Alviso Street, west side of The Alameda north of Franklin Street, west side of Alviso Street between Franklin Street and Benton Street, north side of The Alameda west of Mission Street and south of Bellomy Street and repealing Section 3 of Resolution No. 6139, Section 2 of Resolution No. 1742 and Subsection b of Section 1 Resolution No. 6685.

7.         Acceptance of the Financial Status Reports for October 31, 2003.

8.         Acceptance of the City of Santa Clara Independent Auditors' Single Audit Reports for fiscal year ended June 30, 2003 as recommended by the Council Audit Committee.

9.         Approval to add 1124 Jackson Street, 715 Hilmar Street, 626 Lincoln Street, 1194 Lincoln Street and 1451 Lexington Street to the Architecturally or Historically Significant Properties List and to process ten Mills Act contracts for 2003 to adjust for the fewer number approved in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and authorization to execute Mills Act Agreements for 1124 Jackson Street, 715 Hilmar Street, 626 Lincoln Street, 1194 Lincoln Street, 1451 Lexington Street, 1285 Main Street, 776 Monroe Street, 925/927 Harrison Street, 1358 Santa Clara Street and 1385 Lewis Street.

B.        Agreements

1.         Approval of an Agreement with One Workplace L. Ferrari, Inc. in a total amount not to exceed $276,605.41 for the purchase and installation of miscellaneous furniture in the new Central Park Library.

2.         Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement with Mark Thomas & Co. Inc. for Reach 1 of the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail for a not to exceed cost of $92,706.

3.         Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Brian Kangas Foulk to extend the date of the Agreement for consultant services for the improvements to Mission College Boulevard and Great America Parkway to December 31, 2006.

4.         Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement with Owens Corning, Inc. to retain sales of electricity at a discounted rate.

5.         Approval of the Agreement with CSG Consultants, Inc. for plan checking and inspection services in an amount not to exceed $200,000.

6.         Approval of an Agreement with Vishay-Siliconix for the purchase of electricity on a long-term basis in exchange for certain discounted rates.

 

C.        Reports for Information and Possible Action

1.         Give A Little . . . Help A Lot Campaign Progress Report.

2.         Termination of Northern California Power Agency Hydroelectric Project Number Two, The Poe Hydroelectric Project.

3.         Natural Gas Procurement for Donald Von Raesfeld Power Plant (Pico Project).

4.         "Habitat House Calls" Habitat for Humanity Newsletter, Fall 2003.

5.         Public Management Features George F. Haines International Swim Center.

D.        Minutes to Note and File

1.         Neighborhood - University Relations Committee - November 17, 2003.

E.         Routine Written Petitions for Approval

 

8.         BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR ACTION:

 

A.         Civil Service Commission - Minutes of December 8, 2003.

* Approval of the new Job Specification for Senior Electric Meter Technician.

* Approval of the modification of the Job Specification for Mechanical Maintenance Worker.

 

B.         Historical and Landmarks Commission - Minutes of November 6, 2003 Study Session regarding Local Criteria of Historical Significance and of the Regular Meeting.

* Recommendation for approval of the revised schedule of improvements associated with the Mills Act for 1711 Main Street.

* Recommendation for approval of Mills Act contracts for 1358 Santa Clara Street, 1124 Jackson Street, 715 Hilmar Street, 626 Lincoln Street, 1194 Lincoln Street and 776 Monroe Street.

* Recommendation for approval to add the properties located at 715 Hilmar Street, 1194 Lincoln Street, 1124 Jackson Street and 626 Lincoln Street to the City's Architecturally or Historically Significant Properties List.

 

9.         CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION:

 

10.       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.

 

11.       REPORTS FOR COUNCIL ACTION:

 

A.         Acceptance of estimated revenue and approval to appropriate grant funds in the amount of $2,500 from the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library for as-needed staffing for the 2003 Summer Reading Program.

 

 

 

B.        Adoption of the proposed distribution of Total Compensation for Unclassified Police Management Unit #9A and the elected position of Chief of Police resulting in a cost of 5.397% for City 50% share of PERS increase the first year and an additional 3.78% for a total of 9.177% for the second year effective the pay period beginning December 21, 2003 through December 17, 2005 and adoption of the Memorandum of Understanding (0% Total Compensation Increase; -2.52% Salary Decrease).

 

C.        Approval of the Memoranda of Understanding for Unclassified Fire Management (Unit 9B), Unclassified Management (Unit 9) and City of Santa Clara Employees' Association (Units 5, 7 and 8).

1.         Informational memo indicated that Employees' Association had ratified the MOU.

 

D.        Adoption of the proposed distribution of Total Compensation for Professional Engineers Unit #4 resulting in a cost of 1.382% for City 50% share of PERS increase for the first six months, 4.3% for the next twelve months and the last six months at 5.35% effective the pay period beginning December 21, 2003 through December 17, 2005 and adoption of the Memorandum of Understanding.

 

12.       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.

 

13.       REPORTS OF COUNCILORS AND SPECIAL COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

 

A.         Mayor Mahan:  Recommendation to approve the appointment of Council Member Caserta as Vice Mayor and Council Member Kolstad as Chaplain for the 2004 calendar year.

 

14.       CLOSED SESSION MATTERS:

 

15.       ADJOURNMENT:

 

A.         To Tuesday evening,  January 13, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for the regular scheduled meeting.  [No meetings scheduled for December 23 and 30, 2003 and January 6, 2004]