City Council
AGENDA

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Council Chambers, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:

Public Comment prior to the meeting (must be received 3 hours in advance of the meeting):

Mail - Delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Address letters to the City Clerk's Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California, 93401.

Email - Submit Public Comments via email to [email protected]. In the body of your email, please include the date of the meeting and the item number (if applicable). Emails will not be read aloud during the meeting.

Voicemail - Call (805) 781-7164 and leave a voicemail. Please state and spell your name, the agenda item number you are calling about, and leave your comment. Verbal comments must be limited to 3 minutes. Voicemails will not be played during the meeting.

*All correspondence will be archived and distributed to councilmembers, however, submissions received after the deadline may not be processed until the following day.

Public Comment during the meeting:

Meetings are held in-person. To provide public comment during the meeting, you must be present at the meeting location.

Electronic Visual Aid Presentation. To conform with the City's Network Access and Use Policy, Chapter 1.3.8 of the Council Policies & Procedures Manual, members of the public who desire to utilize electronic visual aids to supplement their oral presentation must provide display-ready material to the City Clerk by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Contact the City Clerk's Office at [email protected] or (805) 781-7114.


Mayor Erica A. Stewart will call the Closed Session Meeting of the San Luis Obispo City Council to order at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

Public Comment will only be accepted for items listed on the Closed Session agenda.

Pursuant to Government Code Sec. 54957 (b)(1)

Pursuant to Government Code §54956.8 


Property: APN 002-482-007 

Agency Negotiators:
Whitney McDonald, Christine Dietrick, Greg Hermann, Markie Kersten, Matt Horn, Brian Nelson, Shelsie Moore, Noah Maidrand 

Negotiating Parties:
Hayes Scott and Linday Family Trust 

Under Negotiation:
Price and terms of payment


Property: APN 002-482-013 

Agency Negotiators:
Whitney McDonald, Christine Dietrick, Greg Hermann, Markie Kersten, Matt Horn, Brian Nelson, Shelsie Moore, Noah Maidrand 

Negotiating Parties:
Iron Door LLC 

Under Negotiation:
Price and terms of payment 


Property: APN 002-482-015; 002-482-023 

Agency Negotiators:
Whitney McDonald, Christine Dietrick, Greg Hermann, Markie Kersten, Matt Horn, Brian Nelson, Shelsie Moore, Noah Maidrand 

Negotiating Parties:
SLO Creek LLC  

Under Negotiation:
Price and terms of payment 


Property: APN 002-482-021 

Agency Negotiators:
Whitney McDonald, Christine Dietrick, Greg Hermann, Markie Kersten, Matt Horn, Brian Nelson, Shelsie Moore, Noah Maidrand 

Negotiating Parties:
Patricia B McNamara Survivor’s Trust 

Under Negotiation:
Price and terms of payment 


Property: APN 003-711-024 

Agency Negotiators:
Whitney McDonald, Christine Dietrick, Greg Hermann, Markie Kersten, Matt Horn, Brian Nelson, Shelsie Moore, Noah Maidrand 

Negotiating Parties:
Evergreen Windsor Mhp LLC A Ca LLC 

Under Negotiation:
Price and terms of payment 

The City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on July 16, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

Mayor Erica A. Stewart will call the Regular Meeting of the San Luis Obispo City Council to order.

Council Member Jan Marx will lead the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Receive a brief report from Interim City Manager Whitney McDonald.

Not to exceed 15 minutes. The Council welcomes your input. State law does not allow the Council to discuss or take action on issues not on the agenda, except that members of the Council or staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by persons exercising their public testimony rights (Gov. Code sec. 54954.2). Staff may be asked to follow up on such items.

Not to exceed 15 minutes. Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon at one time. A member of the public may request the Council to pull an item for discussion. Pulled items shall be heard at the close of the Consent Agenda unless a majority of the Council chooses another time. The public may comment on any and all items on the Consent Agenda within the three-minute time limit.

  • Recommendation:

    To approve Consent Calendar Items 6a to 6f.

Recommendation:
Waive reading of all resolutions and ordinances as appropriate.

  • Recommendation:
    1. Approve the project plans and special provisions for the Water Treatment Plant Ozone Containment Improvement Project, Specification Number 2001026; and
    2. Authorize staff to advertise for bids; and
    3. Authorize the City Manager to award the construction contract for the bid total if the lowest responsible bid is within the available budget for the Water Treatment Plant Major Equipment Maintenance Project; and
    4. Authorize the City Engineer to approve Contract Change Orders up to the available project budget; and
      Find the Project categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 and 15303.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Approve the project plans and special provisions for the Mid-Higuera Bypass, Specification Number 2090649; and,
    2. Authorize staff to advertise for bids; and,
    3. Authorize the City Manager to award the construction contract pursuant to Section 3.24.190 of the Municipal Code for the bid total, if the lowest responsible bid is within the Engineer’s Estimate of $9,400,000; and,
    4. Authorize the City Engineer to approve Contract Change Orders up to available project budget and up to any amended budget subsequently approved by the City Manager up to $200,000; and,
    5. Appropriate $225,000 in Zone 9 County funding to the project, as recommended by the Zone 9 Advisory Committee and adopted in the County FY24/25 budget; and,
    6. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, authorizing appropriation of Capital Projects Reserve Funds to support the Mid-Higuera Bypass, Specification Number 2090649” to authorize the following:
      1. Authorize the Finance Director to appropriate up to $1,000,000 of LRM funds from the Capital Reserve of the Capital Outlay Fund to Mid-Higuera Bypass (Account 2090649) upon award of the construction contract; and,
      2. Authorize the Finance Director to transfer up to $1,000,000 of LRM funds from Roadway Sealing 2024, Project Account 2000615 to Mid-Higuera Bypass (Account 2090649) upon award of the construction contract; and
    7. Authorize the City Manager to execute cost sharing agreements, utility relocation agreements, service fee agreements including payment of services with SoCal Gas, PG&E, and Telecom Services within available project budget; and
    8. Authorize the Mayor to execute Public Utility Distribution Easement Agreements with PG&E in a final form satisfactory to the City Attorney.
  • Recommendation:
    1. As recommended by the Human Relations Commission, approve the 2024-25 Human Services Grant funding allocations in the amount of $150,000 based on City Council’s direction provided May 21, 2024; and
    2. Authorize the City Manager to execute agreements with each grant recipient.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Approve City participation in the nationally negotiated opioid related settlement agreements with supermarket pharmacy Kroger Co. (“Kroger”); and
    2. Authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to execute documents as needed to participate in the settlement agreement; and
    3. Authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to elect disposition of Kroger settlement funds (deferral of settlement funds to the County or direct allocation to the City); and
    4. Direct the City Manager and City Attorney to conduct an evaluation of the aggregate national opioid litigation settlement amounts and administrative burdens of direct allocation, and, if warranted, authorize the City Manager to change the distribution election for all settlements, with notification the Council.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Introduce an Ordinance entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending Municipal Code Title 10 Chapter 36 regarding Stopping, Standing and Parking for Certain Purposes or in Certain Places” to remove exceptions for the Dana Street Residential Parking District; and
    2. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, modifying the Preferential Parking Permit District for the Dana Street Area of the City, authorizing the Public Works Director to make temporary modifications to the Dana Street Parking District” until the completion of construction of the Cultural Arts District Parking Structure including, but not limited to, adjusting the district boundaries, the eligible properties within the boundary, the number of permits issued to those properties, and imposing or modifying hours-of-use restrictions.
  • Recommendation:

    Receive a presentation on the progress of SLO Transit’s Short-Range Transit Plan update, including service alternatives analysis, provide direction regarding which service alternatives to incorporate into the plan update, and provide direction to staff to return in fall 2024 with a draft plan for Council’s review.

Not to exceed 15 minutes. Council Members report on conferences or other City activities. At this time, any Council Member or the City Manager may ask a question for clarification, make an announcement, or report briefly on their activities. In addition, subject to Council Policies and Procedures, they may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back to the Council at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter or take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Gov. Code Sec. 54954.2)

The next Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held on August 20, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo. The Regular Meeting on August 6, 2024 will be cancelled, as approved by Council on November 14, 2023 during their annual review of the 2024 meeting calendar.


 


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