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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.


CITY OF ALHAMBRA
AGENDA
ALHAMBRA CITY COUNCIL
MAY 12, 2014

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.
































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AGENDA
Regular Meeting
ALHAMBRA CITY COUNCIL
City Council Chambers
111 South First Street
May 12, 2014
5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:
COUNCIL: Messina, Yamauchi, Ayala, Placido, Sham

FLAG SALUTE: Led by Mayor Sham


CLOSED SESSION & CITY ATTORNEY ANNOUNCEMENT re SAME - F2M14-14

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 Citys 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
(Personnel), and/or conferring with the Citys 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): None

Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation (Govt. Code Section
54956.9(d)(1): ): None

Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure
to litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(2): 1 matter. Initiation of
litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4): 1 matter.

Discussion of Personnel Matters (Govt. Code Section 54957): None

Conference with Citys Labor Negotiator (Govt. Code Section 54957.6):
Richard Bacio, Assistant City Manager/Personnel Director, re Management
Employees, Alhambra Police Miscellaneous Association, Alhambra Police
Officers Association, Alhambra Police Management Association, Alhambra Fire
Fighters Association, and the Alhambra City Employees Association.


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

1. CHECK PRESENTATION: DONATION FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF ALHAMBRA
TO THE FIRE DEPARMENT - F2M14-3


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Mr. Denis Kerechuk, President of the Rotary Club of Alhambra, will present a check in
the amount of $2,100 to Mayor Sham and Fire Chief Walker to help with the purchase
of firefighting helmets for the Alhambra Fire Explorers Program. The Rotary Club of
Alhambra actively supports youth activities within the City of Alhambra. The Fire
Department provides the Explorer Program for local residents who are a minimum of 15
years old. The Explorer Program, which is associated with the Boy Scouts of America,
provides opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and work alongside
with career firefighters, paramedics, and fire prevention officers, assisting them with
public education activities. The Program offers successful participants an opportunity for
scholarships and/or sponsorship into local fire academies.


PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. 2014-2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR CDBG & HOME PROGRAMS - F2M14-31,
N2M14-41, M2M14-57

This is the time and place set by Notice No. N2M14-41 for the City Council to hold a
public hearing regarding Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME
funding for the City of Alhambras proposed 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan to receive
comment pursuant to and in compliance with the Federal Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) pre-submission requirements as outlined in Section 24 Part
91 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

On April 2, 2014, the City of Alhambra made available its draft 2014-2015 Annual Action
Plan for 30 day public review and comment. The document was available for review
during normal business hours until May 2, 2014 at City Hall, the Civic Center Library
and/or on the Citys website. No comments were received. For fiscal year 2014-2015,
the Department of Housing and Urban Development has notified the City that it has an
allocation of $777,301 in CDBG Funds and $367,228 in HOME Funds. This represents a
decrease in CDBG funds of $30,603 and an increase in HOME Funds of $14,743, or
-3.8% for CDBG and +4% for HOME, from FY 2013-2014.

The following programs are proposed to be funded from CDBG and HOME during fiscal
year 2014-2015:
Proposed Work Program (CDBG)
Administration 130,460
Fair Housing Services 25,000
Housing Rehabilitation 80,246
Code Enforcement 177,000
Public Services 116,595
Capital Improvements 248,000

CDBG Program Income
Administration 17,121
Public Services 4,591
Housing Rehabilitation 85,000
Capital Improvements 668,606




Proposed Work Program (HOME)


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Administration 36,722
CHDO (New Construction) 55,084
Home Buyer Program 81,000
Housing Rehabilitation 194,422

HOME Program Income
Housing Rehabilitation 60,197


At their April 1, 2014 meeting, the HCDA Citizen Advisory Committee reviewed the
2014-2015 Annual Action Plan and voted unanimously to recommend approval to the
City Council.

Recommended Action: After receiving public testimony, the Mayor should close
the public hearing and, at the City Councils discretion, approve the 2014-2015 Annual
Action Plan; and, authorize staff to submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD). (M2M14-57)


3. PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE & IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT & POLICE
FACILITIES ASSESSMENT DISTRICT: 2014-2015 RENEWALS - N2M14-56, F2M14-
36, R2M14-8, R2M14-9

This is the time and place set by Notice No. N2M14-56 for the City Council to hold a
public hearing to consider the following:

A. The Public Works Maintenance and Improvement District No. 1 - Zone A includes
the downtown area only and was set up to provide a source of funding to operate
and maintain the specialized improvements which were installed in the downtown
area at the redevelopment agencys expense in 1982. Those improvements
include such items as the decorative sidewalk planters, the landscape medians,
decorative sidewalk and paving and the Washington Twin streetlights. This
assessment is proposed to be unchanged from the 2013-14 level; and,

B. The Public Works Maintenance and Improvement District No. 1 - Zone B was
originally established to fund debt service on a bond issue, and ongoing
maintenance and operation of the City-wide street lights, sidewalks, curb and
gutters, streets, street trees, median landscaping and municipal parking lots and
structures. The aforementioned work is performed by a combination of a five
person concrete crew, a two person electrical crew (which also maintains traffic
signals), a five person asphalt crew, and contractors. This assessment is
proposed to be unchanged from the 2013-14 level; and,

C. The Public Works Maintenance and Improvement District No. 1 - Zone C was
established in 1987 and includes generally those properties located on both
sides of Main Street, between Atlantic Boulevard and Palm Avenue and on both
sides of Palm Avenue, between Main Street and Commonwealth Avenue. The
purpose of Zone C is to provide funding for the ongoing maintenance and
operation of the public improvements, which were constructed in the Auto Row
area in 1988 at redevelopment agency expense. Those include the grass
parkway, the feature lights between Atlantic and Olive and the street trees. This


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assessment is proposed to be unchanged from the 2013-14 level; and,

D. The Alhambra Police Facilities Assessment District (PFAD) assessment was
created in 1991 by the City Council after a vote in which nearly 60 percent of the
voters indicated approval for the proposal. The assessment pays the debt service
on the bonds that were used to build the police facility. This assessment is
proposed to be unchanged from the 2013-14 level, which for a single family
home is $59.56.

Recommended Action: After receiving public testimony, the Mayor should close
the public hearing and the City Council, by one motion, should adopt the following:

1) Resolution No. R2M14-8 entitled: A Resolution of the Alhambra City Council
ordering the renewal of the City of Alhambra Public Works Maintenance and
Improvements District No. 1 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, confirming the
Assessment Diagram and Assessment therefor and providing for the
Assessment Levy in connection therewith; and,

2) Resolution No. R2M14-9 entitled: A Resolution of the Alhambra City Council
ordering the renewal of the City of Alhambra Police Facilities Assessment District
No. 91-1 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, confirming the Assessment Diagram and
Assessment therefor and providing for the Assessment Levy in connection
therewith


4. CONSIDERATION OF SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT (SPA-13-2), VESTING
TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 72720, COMMERCIAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT
PERMIT (CP-13-15) & RESIDENTIAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (RP-13-14)
FOR THE ALHAMBRA PLACE PROJECT - F2M14-26, N2M14-51, R2M14-10

This is the time and place set by Notice No. N2M14-51 for the City Council to hold a
public hearing to consider the approval of an application, by applicant Shea Properties,
for a Specific Plan Amendment, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Commercial Planned
Development Permit and Residential Planned Development Permit to develop a mixed-
use residential and commercial lifestyle center located on an approximate land area of
10.6 acres (not including a 0.6 acre parcel owned and occupied by Bank of America,
which will remain). The site consists of the block bounded by Main Street, Garfield
Avenue, Bay State and Monterey Streets, and 26, 30, 102 & 104 South Monterey Street.
The Monterey Street addresses are for a public parking lot which has been under lease
since the time the original center was developed.

The project consists of a four-story residential component with 260 luxury apartment
units and a commercial component consisting of up to 140,000 square feet of retail and
restaurant space. The commercial portion of the project will maintain an existing one-
story bank building and a vacant two-story retail building, and will remove and
reconstruct two existing one-story buildings along Main Street and Garfield Avenue. A
surface parking field immediately adjacent to the commercial uses will serve the retail
and restaurant customers while a one-level below ground and five level above ground
parking structure will accommodate the parking needs of the residential units and a
portion of the commercial parking needs. The project will also continue to utilize an


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adjacent public parking lot located on the east side of Monterey Street for the
commercial parking needs. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act
(CEQA), an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration were previously approved
on November 27, 2006, for the Alhambra Place Specific Plan, Tentative Tract Map and
Planned Development Permits for the construction of a mixed-use project consisting of
260 for-sale multi-family residential condominium units and up to 140,000 square feet of
commercial development at the subject site. Minor changes to the previously approved
project require the preparation of an Addendum to the Mitigated Negative Declaration,
which will be considered as part of the hearing. The Addendum concludes that none of
the conditions specified in CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 are present to require a
subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration and an Addendum to the previously
approved Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration is warranted.

Recommended Action: After receiving public testimony, the Mayor should close
the public hearing and the City Council should adopt Resolution No. R2M14-10 entitled:
A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Alhambra approving Specific Plan
Amendment SPA-13-2, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 72720, Commercial Planned
Development Permit CP-13-15, Residential Planned Development Permit RP-13-14, the
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and the Addendum to the previously
approved Mitigated Negative Declaration pertaining to those certain parcels of real
property located on the block bounded by East Main Street to the north, South Garfield
Avenue to the west, East Bay State Street to the south, and South Monterey Street to
the East, commonly known as Alhambra Place Center and 26, 30, 102 & 104 South
Monterey Street in the City of Alhambra.


CONSENT AGENDA (Item Nos. 5 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.

5. AWARD CONTRACT: 2014 U.S.D.A. SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM - F2M6-60,
N2M14-30, C2M14-25, M2M14-58

On April 24, 2014, the City Clerk received and opened one bid in the amount of
$142,497.88 for the 2014 U.S.D.A. Summer Food Service Program (N2M14-30). Staff
requests that the City Council award a contract to Unified Nutrimeals. The Summer Food
Service Program will be conducted at four City of Alhambra park locations: Alhambra
Park, Almansor Park, Granada Park and Story Park. Lunches and snacks will be served
at 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 4:00 p.m. respectively Monday through Friday from
J une 2, 2014 through August 8, 2014.

Recommended Action: City Council award a contract to Unified Nutrimeals,
subject to final language approval by the City Manager and the City Attorney, to provide
nutritionally balanced lunches and snacks for children between one year of age and
eighteen years of age, the cost of which will be charged to the City on a per unit basis, in
an amount not to exceed $142,497.88, for the 2014 Summer Food Service Program;
and, direct staff to undertake the steps necessary to finalize Councils action. (M2M14-58)


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6. ACCEPT FY 2013 URBAN AREA STRATEGIC SECURITY INITIATIVE GRANT
(UASI) AND AWARD CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE OF AUTOMATED LICENSE
PLATE READERS F2M13-39, C2M14-26, M2M14-59

Staff requests City Council approval of an agreement with the City of Los Angeles to
accept the FY 2013 UASI Grant for the Alhambra Police Department, amend the Citys
2013-2014 Adopted Budget accordingly, and award a contract to Advanced Electronics
Inc. for the purchase of two Automated License Plate Readers.

Recommended Action: City Council take the following actions: 1) Accept the FY
2013 UASI grant in the amount of $51,000; 2) Direct the Director of Finance to
establish the FY 2013 UASI line account for the Police Department in the Citys 2013-
2014 adopted Budget; 3) Authorize the Chief of Police to sign the FY 2013 UASI Grant
agreement with the City of Los Angeles; and, 4) Authorize the Chief of Police to enter
into a contract, subject to final language approval by the City Manager and City Attorney,
with Advanced Electronics Inc., for the purchase of two Automated License Plate
Readers in the amount $49,779.20. (M2M14-59)


7. ACCEPTANCE OF ROTARY CLUB OF ALHAMBRA DONATION TO THE
ALHAMBRA FIRE DEPARTMENT F2M14-12, M2M14-60

Staff requests that the City Council accept a gift of $2,100 from the Rotary Club of
Alhambra to purchase firefighting helmets for the Alhambra Fire Explorers Program.

Recommended Action: City Council accept with gratitude the gift of $2,100 from
the Rotary Club of Alhambra; instruct the Director of Finance to amend the Fire
Departments budget accordingly; and; instruct the City Clerk to present a certified copy
of the resolution accepting the donation to the Rotary Club of Alhambra for their
generous gift. (M2M14-60)


8. NIB: TRAFFIC SIGNAL & HIGHWAY SAFETY LIGHTING SYSTEM INTERSECTION
OF GARFIELD AVENUE & TALMAGE BURKE WAY F2M14-9, N2M14-63

On March 24, 2014, the Council approved the installation of the traffic signal at Garfield
Avenue and Talmage Burke Way and authorized a Request for Proposals for the traffic
signal design. Plans and specifications have been prepared for this project and reviewed
and approved by staff. Therefore, staff requests authorization to distribute a Notice
Inviting Bids for the installation of the traffic signal at Garfield Avenue and Talmage
Burke Way.

Recommended Action: City Council approve the distribution of a Notice Inviting
Bids to qualified contractors for the traffic signal and highway safety lighting system at
the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Talmage Burke Way, with bids due no later than
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, J une 26, 2014; and, direct staff to undertake the steps
necessary to finalize Councils action.




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9. ACCEPTANCE OF FY 2012 HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS TO
PURCHASE AN ALL TERRAIN LOGISTICAL SUPPORT VEHICLE AND
TRANSPORT TRAILER F2M1-106, F2M14-6A, C2M14-27, C2M14-28, C2M14-29,
M2M14-61

Staff requests City Council approval of an agreement with Los Angeles County to accept
the FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds, amend the Citys 2013-
2014 adopted Budget and award contracts to Stotz Equipment and Carson Trailers of
Norco for the purchase of one J ohn Deer Transport Gator and one enclosed utility
transport trailer.

Recommended Action: City Council take the following actions: 1) Accept the FY
2012 Homeland Security Grant Program Grant in the amount of $30,000.00; 2) Direct
the Finance Director to establish the FY 2012 HSGP line account for the Fire
Department in the Citys 2013-2014 adopted Budget; 3) Authorize the Fire Chief to sign
the FY 2012 HSGP Grant agreement (C2M14-27) with Los Angeles County; and; 4)
Authorize the Fire Chief to enter into contracts, subject to final language approval by the
City Manager and City Attorney, with Stotz Equipment (C2M14-28) in the amount of
$24,494.29 for the purchase of one J ohn Deer Transport Gator all-terrain vehicle and
Carson Trailer of Norco (C2M14-29) in the amount of $5,467.60 for one transport trailer.
(M2M14-61)


10. MINUTES

Recommended Action: City Council review and approve as submitted the Minutes
of the April, 28, 2014 regular meeting of the Alhambra City Council.


11. PERSONNEL ACTIONS F2M14-2

Recommended Action: City Council ratify the actions of the City Manager set forth
in that certain Personnel Actions document dated May 12, 2014 showing the various
appointments, classifications, salary changes, etc., since the last City Council meeting.


12. DEMANDS - F2M14-1

Recommended Action: City Council approve as submitted Final Check List
(154155 thru 154188) in the amount of $1,622,885.68 for the period ending April 24,
2014 and Schedule of Wire Transfers in the amount of $2,412,269.82 for the week
ending April 18, 2014; Final Check List (154349 thru 154502) in the amount of
$876,291.39 for the period ending May 1, 2014 and Schedule of Wire Transfers in the
amount of $1,904,446.65 for the week ending April 25, 2014; and Final Check List
(154503 thru 154571) in the amount of $26,603.87 for the period ending May 1, 2014.


ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (TIME LIMITATION - 5 MINUTES)



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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 J anuary 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.


COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS (ANNOUNCEMENTS & FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS) F2M14-7

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: There being no further business for the Council to transact, the Mayor, with
the consent of the City Council, shall adjourn their meeting to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May
14, 2014, in Ruth C. Reese Hall (Community Room) at the Alhambra Civic Center Library
located at 101 South First Street, Alhambra, California for the purpose of meeting in a study
session. (Notice No. N2M14-60).


N O T I C E

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 Channels 3 and 182 at 7:30 p.m. on the Thursdays and Mondays
following the meeting. Recordings are also available for viewing by the public on the City of
Alhambras website, 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) 570-
5090. 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