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MISSION STATEMENT The City of Alhambra is dedicated to responsive, creative leadership and quality services, ensuring desirable neighborhoods and a supportive business environment, while being sensitive to the diversity of our community.
VISION STATEMENT The City of Alhambra shall be the premier family-oriented and economically prosperous community in the San Gabriel Valley.
Addressing the Council: Section 2.04.210 of the Alhambra Municipal Code establishes the procedures for addressing the Council. Any person wishing to address the Council during the meeting must complete a Speaker Request Card and submit it to the City Clerk. When called upon by the Mayor, please step to the podium and give your name, address and organization or other party you represent, if any, in an audible tone of voice for the record. Remarks are limited to 5 minutes. All remarks shall be addressed to the Council as a body and not to any member thereof. No person, other than the Council and the person having the floor, shall be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through a member of the Council, without the permission of the Mayor. No question shall be asked a Councilperson except through the Mayor. Standards of Decorum: Any person making personal, impertinent or slanderous remarks or who shall become boisterous while addressing the Council shall be forthwith, by the Mayor, barred from the meeting. Enforcement of Decorum: The Chief of Police, or his designee, shall be Sergeant-at-Arms of the Council meetings. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall carry out all orders and instructions given by the Mayor for the purpose of maintaining order and decorum at the Council meeting. Persons Authorized to be Within Rail: No person, except City officials, their representatives, and newspaper reporters, shall be permitted within the rail in front of the Council Chamber without the express consent of the Council. Agenda Tracking Numbers: All numbers listed in bold after the title of each Agenda item are City Clerk tracking numbers that are used for filing and research purposes.
AGENDA Regular Meeting ALHAMBRA CITY COUNCIL City Council Chambers 111 South First Street January 14, 2013 5:30 p.m. ROLL CALL: COUNCIL: FLAG SALUTE: READING OF ORDINANCE TITLES Government Code Section 36934 requires that all ordinances be read in full prior to City Council taking action on the ordinance. By listing the ordinance title on the Council agenda, Council may determine that the title has been read. Recommended Action: By motion, determine that the titles to all ordinances which appear on this public agenda have been read, and waive further reading. Sham, Yamauchi, Placido, Ayala, Messina Led by Mayor Messina
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATTERS - CONSENT AGENDA (Item No. 1) All items listed under the Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless a citizen or Council member requests otherwise; in which case, the item will be removed for separate consideration. 1. APPROVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: CFT COMMONWEALTH, LLC – SOUTHWEST CORNER OF DATE & COMMONWEALTH AVENUES – F2M1151, C2M13-4, M2M13-4 Staff requests that the City Council approval of an Economic Development Agreement by and between the City of Alhambra and CFT Commonwealth, LLC for the property located at the southwest corner of Date Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. Recommended Action: City Council approve that certain Economic Development Agreement by and between the City of Alhambra and CFT Commonwealth, LLC for the property located at the southwest corner of Date Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue and by this reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof as though fully set forth herein; and, direct staff to undertake the steps necessary to finalize Council’s action. (M2M13-4)
CLOSED SESSION & CITY ATTORNEY ANNOUNCEMENT re SAME - F2M13-14 The City Council will move into a closed session pursuant to applicable law, including the Brown Act (Government Code Sec. 54950, et seq.) for the purposes of conferring with the City’s Real Property Negotiator, and/or conferring with the City Attorney on potential and/or existing litigation, and/or discussing matters covered under Government Code Section 54957 2 1-14-13
(Personnel), and/or conferring with the City’s Labor Negotiators as follows; provided, however, prior to so moving into closed session, the City Attorney shall make any announcements required by the Brown Act pertaining to such closed session matters: Conference with Real Property Negotiator (Govt. Code Section 54956.8): a) Property: 101 West Main Street, Negotiating parties: Hostetler Family Trust and City Manager Julio J. Fuentes & Director of Development Services Swink, Under Negotiation: Instruction to negotiators will concern price, terms of payment or both. Property: 101 West Main Street, Suite A, Negotiating parties: Starbucks Corporation and City Manager Julio J. Fuentes & Director of Development Services Swink, Under Negotiation: Instruction to negotiators will concern price, terms of payment or both. Property: 101 West Main Street, Suite B, Negotiating parties: Eva Express Inc., dba 101 Coldstone Creamery and City Manager Julio J. Fuentes & Director of Development Services Swink, Under Negotiation: Instruction to negotiators will concern price, terms of payment or both. Property: 101 West Main Street, Suite C, Negotiating parties: Two Bruddahs, Inc. dba Shakas Hawaiian Food and City Manager Julio J. Fuentes & Director of Development Services Swink, Under Negotiation: Instruction to negotiators will concern price, terms of payment or both.
Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Govt. Code Section 54956.9(a): NRDC vs. County of Los Angeles, Case No. 08-1467 AHM (PLAx) Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(b): 1 matter. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(c): 4 matters. Discussion of Personnel Matters (Govt. Code Section 54957): Public Employee Appointment - Title: City Manager Conference with City’s Labor Negotiator (Govt. Code Section 54957.6): City designated representatives: Mayor and City Attorney; Unrepresented Employee: City Manager
RECONVENE & CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: In the event the City Council moves into a closed session, the City Council shall reconvene at 7:00 p.m. and the City Attorney shall report upon the closed session if required.
CEREMONIAL 2. COMMENDATIONS: YMCA OF THE WEST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY’S CAMP TA TA 3 1-14-13
POCHON PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS – F2M13-3 Mayor MESSINA and the Alhambra City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Alhambra, wish to recognize and commend the YMCA of the West San Gabriel Valley’s Camp Ta Ta Pochon Program volunteers. The Camp Ta Ta Pochon Program, through the help of its volunteers, provides the best and most rewarding camping experience for youth in the Alhambra community and greater Los Angeles area. Camp Ta Ta Pochon volunteers are dedicated and dynamic leaders who are ready and trained to provide an unforgettable experience in teaching and promoting responsibility, courage, respect and creativity while supporting fun activities such as hiking, swimming, archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, evening campfires and more. CAMP TA TA POCHON VOLUNTEERS KEITH EGGLESTON LORENE FLEMING BRENTON BROWN STEPHANIE LUTERO GABRIELA HERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ KATHY KOPP ERIK BERDIN PATRICIA FOLTYN
PUBLIC HEARING 3. CONTINUE PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER REVISION OF THE CITY OF ALHAMBRA NOISE ORDINANCE CITYWIDE – F2M11-23, N2M12-173 This is the time and place set by Notice No. N2M12-173 for the City Council to hold a public hearing to consider a revision of the City’s Noise Ordinance citywide. The proposed revision will simplify the existing ordinance to facilitate its application and enforcement. The proposed ordinance has been updated to include the various mixed use commercial/residential projects on Main Street in the downtown area from Atlantic Boulevard to Garfield Avenue. Recommended Action: Mayor shall open the public hearing and, by motion, the City Council shall continue this hearing to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013, in the City Hall Council Chambers.
PRESENTATIONS 4. ENERGY SAVINGS IMPACT AWARD REBATE CHECK PRESENTATION – F2M13-3
Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, Vice President of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG) and Mayor of Monrovia will present to the City Council a rebate check in the amount of $59,332 for completing projects that saved more than 500,000 kWh. The City of Alhambra completed two major water pump efficiency upgrades and saved over 700,000 kWh. This savings is the equivalent to an annual energy savings of 4 1-14-13
approximately $107,000. Recommended Action: City Council accept the rebate check from the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. 5. PUBLIC SAFETY ASSISTANT PROGRAM – F2M13-21 Staff wishes to introduce the City Council to a new public outreach and safety volunteer program created by the Alhambra Police Department known as Public Safety Assistants. The program places an emphasis on being ambassadors to the community by promoting quality of life issues, with a focus on activities in our public parks and our Downtown district. The volunteer Public Safety Assistant program promotes positive community contacts through effective community relations. Recommended Action: is required. This report is for informational purposes only and no action
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CLEAN WATER, CLEAN BEACHES MEASURE – F2M1322 Local cities and the County are making strides cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering waterways, but there is still work to be done. The Los Angeles County Flood Control District is proposing to establish an annual clean water fee to fund the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Program. The Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure would fund projects to reduce trash and pollution in our waterways and protect local sources of drinking water from contamination. Polluted waters include toxic substances such as solvents, paints, oil, grease and bacteria. Funds collected through fees would go directly back to local cities and the County to implement projects to reduce or eliminate pollution. Recommended Action: purposes only. No action is required; this report is for informational
CONSENT AGENDA (Item Nos. 7 – 12) All items listed under the Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless a citizen or Council member requests otherwise; in which case, the item will be removed for separate consideration. 7. APPROVAL OF ALMANSOR PARK PLAYGROUND RENOVATION DESIGN, APPROPRIATE FUNDS & AWARD OF CONTRACT – F2M12-45, C2M13-1, M2M13-1 Staff wishes to present to the City Council for approval the Almansor Park Playground renovation design, the appropriation of funds for said project and the award of contract for implementation of said project.
Recommended Action: City Council approve the proposed playground design; authorize the appropriation of $160,653.25 for the Almansor Park Playground renovation utilizing New Construction Tax funds as the funding source; instruct the Finance Director to make the funds available in the FY 2012-2013 budget, Various Capital Outlay (310.60.6130.91214), for the renovation; award a contract to Little Tikes Commercial, subject to final language approval by the City Manager and City Attorney, in an amount not to exceed $160,653.25; and, direct staff to undertake the steps necessary to finalize Council’s action. (M2M13-1)
AWARD CONTRACT: REPLACEMENT OF THE ALMANSOR COURT & ALHAMBRA MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE COMPLEX ROOFS – F2M12-47, N2M12-123, C2M13-2, M2M13-2 Staff requests that the City Council award a contract for the removal and replacement of the roofs at the Almansor Court and Alhambra Municipal Golf Course Complex and authorize a one-time draw on the City’s line of credit with Bank of the West to help fund the project. Recommended Action: City Council authorize a one-time draw on the City’s line of credit with Bank of the West in the amount of $300,000 and authorize a budget transfer from the General Fund to the Golf Course Clubhouse Fund – Capital Outlay (428.60.6820.98010) in the amount of $300,000 to be used for the replacement of roofs at the Almansor Court and Alhambra Municipal Golf Course Complex; approve a budget adjustment to the General Fund Non-Departmental – Debt Service in the amount of $305,519.25 for principal and interest on the line of credit with Bank of the West; award a contract to Best Contracting Services, Inc., subject to final language approval by the City Manager and City Attorney, in an amount not to exceed $567,600; and, direct staff to undertake the steps necessary to finalize Council’s action. (M2M13-2)
APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT: GATEWAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR COORDINATED MONITORING PLAN FOR BACTERIA TMDL – F2M7-44, C2M13-3, M2M13-3 Staff requests that the City Council approve an agreement with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments to implement the Coordinated Monitoring Plan for the Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The cost apportioned to the City of Alhambra will be $2,529.44 annually with costs based on the square miles of the City which lies within the Los Angeles River watershed. Recommended Action: City Council approve that certain Memorandum of Agreement by and between the Gateway Cities Council of Governments for preparation and implementation of the Coordinated Monitoring Plan of the Bacteria TMDL and by this reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof as though fully set forth herein; and, direct staff to undertake the steps necessary to finalize Council’s action. (M2M13-3)
MINUTES Recommended Action: City Council review and approve as submitted the Minutes of the November 13, 2012 regular Meeting of the Alhambra City Council, the Minutes of the December 10, 2012 joint special Meeting of the Alhambra City Council and Alhambra Economic Development Corporation; the Minutes of the December 10, 2012 regular Meeting of the Alhambra City Council; and, the Minutes of the December 18, 2012 adjourned regular Meeting of the Alhambra City Council.
PERSONNEL ACTIONS – F2M13-2 Recommended Action: City Council ratify the actions of the City Manager set forth in that certain Personnel Actions document dated January 14, 2013 showing the various appointments, classifications, salary changes, etc., since the last City Council meeting.
DEMANDS - F2M13-1 Recommended Action: City Council approve as submitted Final Check List (141340 thru 141514) in the amount of $1,419,578.49 for the period ending December 7, 2012 and Schedule of Wire Transfers in the amount of $1,794,085.53 for the week ending November 30, 2012; Final Check List (141515 thru 141729) in the amount of $426,206.77 for the period ending December 13, 2012; Final Check List (141730 thru 141877) in the amount of $1,171,026.46 for the period ending December 20, 2012, Schedule of Wire Transfers in the amount of $312,109.06 for the week ending December 7, 2012, Schedule of Wire Transfers in the amount of $1,339,817.88 for the week ending December 14, 2012 and Schedule of Wire Transfers in the amount of $617,953.81 for the week ending December 21, 2012; and, Final Check List (141878 thru 141996) in the amount of $469,700.42 for the period ending December 27, 2012.
ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (TIME LIMITATION - 5 MINUTES) Citizens wishing to address the Council on any matter which is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council not on the Agenda may do so at this time. Please state your NAME and ADDRESS CLEARLY for the record. Please note that while the City Council values your comments, pursuant to January 1, 1987 amendments to the Brown Act, the City Council cannot respond nor take any action until such time as the matter may appear as an item on forthcoming agendas.
PRESENTATION OF CITY PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN FROM 1992-2013 Staff wishes to give a Power Point presentation highlighting major projects undertaken during the tenure of City Manager Julio Fuentes from 1992-2013. Recommended Action: Council receive and order filed this informational report. 7 1-14-13
COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS (ANNOUNCEMENTS & FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS) F2M13 -7 Each Councilmember at his discretion may address the Council and public on matters of general information and/or concern, including announcements and future agenda items. ADJOURNMENT: The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Alhambra City Council will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., in the Alhambra City Hall Council Chambers, 111 South First Street, Alhambra, California. NOTICE Agenda Items: Copies of the staff reports or other written documentation relating to the items listed on this agenda are on file with the City Clerk in Alhambra City Hall, located at 111 South First Street, Alhambra, California, and are available for inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Broadcast of Meeting: The regular meetings of the Alhambra City Council are recorded and are broadcast on Charter Channel 3 at 7:30 p.m. on the Thursdays and Mondays following the meeting. Recordings are also available for viewing by the public at the Alhambra Public Library and, upon appointment, in the Administrative Services Department. Americans with Disabilities Act: If you require special assistance to participate in any City meeting (including assisted listening devices), please contact the City Clerk's Office (626) 5705090. Notification of at least 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.
LAUREN MYLES, CMC CITY CLERK
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