City Council
AGENDA

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Council Chambers, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo

The City Council holds in-person meetings. Zoom participation will not be supported at this time. Council meetings may be viewed remotely on Channel 20, the City’s YouTube Channel, and on the City’s website under the Public Meeting Agendas web page.

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 emailcouncil@slocity.org. 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 are encouraged to 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 cityclerk@slocity.org or (805) 781-7114.


Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the Mayor and City Council will recognize Advisory Body members for their service to the City of San Luis Obispo.

Mayor Erica A. Stewart will call the Regular Meeting of the San Luis Obispo City Council to order at 5:30 p.m.

Council Member Emily Francis will lead the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Stewart will present a proclamation declaring the month of April as "Volunteer Appreciation Month".

Mayor Stewart will present a proclamation declaring the month of April as "Month of the Child".

Receive a brief report from City Manager Derek Johnson.

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 6o.

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

Recommendation:
Approve the minutes of the City Council meeting held on March 19, 2024.

  • Recommendation:

    Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, setting new salaries for the Mayor, Council Members, Planning Commissioners, and Architectural Review Commissioners,” effective the first pay period in January 2025.

  • Recommendation:
    1.  Approve the draft Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide on-call development review services (Specification No. 2024-4006-01); and,
    2. Authorize the City Manager to execute agreements with selected consulting firms; and,
    3. Authorize the Finance Director to execute and amend Purchase Orders for individual consultant services contract in an amount not-to-exceed the authorized project budget; and,
    4. Authorize the Community Development Director to amend or extend the agreements for services in accordance with its term and within the available annual budget.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending a Contract of Employment for City Attorney,” approving an amendment to the City Attorney’s employment contract; and
    2. Authorize the Mayor to execute the amended contract of employment with the City Attorney adjusting her salary.
  • Recommendation:
    1. As recommended by Mayor Stewart and Council Member Shoresman, adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, establishing a City Legislative Action Platform for 2024 and appointing the Council Member and Staff to act as a liaison between the City of San Luis Obispo and the League of California Cities”; and
    2. Appoint the Mayor, City Manager, and the City Attorney to act as the primary legislative liaisons between the League of California Cities and the City of San Luis Obispo.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Authorize the Utilities Department to apply for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Integrated Waste Management Authority Technical Assistance Grant in the amount of $10,000;
    2. If the grant is awarded, authorize the Utilities Director, or their designee, to execute necessary grant documents and direct the appropriation of monies to the accounts required to administer the grant.
  • Recommendation:

    Pursuant to an offer package received from the County of San Luis Obispo for its Bob Jones Pathway Project:

    1. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, authorizing the sale of a Perpetual Easement and a Temporary Construction Easement for the County of San Luis Obispo’s Bob Jones Pathway Project that will encumber portions of property owned by the City of San Luis Obispo identified as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 076-061-075, 076-061-078, and 076-121-018 commonly known as the Filipponi Ecological Reserve”; and
    2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the document entitled, “Perpetual Easement Agreement (And Temporary Construction Easement) Bob Jones Pathway”; and
    3. Direct staff to receive and reserve the funds for future open space uses in accordance with General Plan policy.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Authorize the Fire Department to apply for funding under California’s Office of Traffic Safety grant program to purchase modern extrication equipment; and
    2. Authorize the City Manager, or Fire Chief as their designee, to execute the grant documents and approve the budget changes necessary to appropriate the grant amount upon notification that the grant has been awarded.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Approve the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for on-call solid waste and recycling consultant services; and
    2. Authorize the Utilities Director to execute professional service agreements with the selected consultants to create a 2024-2029 on-call list; and
    3. Authorize the Finance Director to execute and amend purchase orders for individual professional service agreements in an amount not-to-exceed the authorized project budget.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Approve the project plans and special provisions for the Laguna Lake Dog Park Revitalization, Specification 2001068; 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, including the Base Bid and Additive Alternates, if the lowest responsible bid is within the Publicly Disclosed funding amount of $1,130,000; and
    4. Authorize the City Engineer to approve Contract Change Orders up to the available project budget; and,
    5. Authorize the following appropriations and transfers:
      1. Transfer $800,000 Parkland In-Lieu (Quimby) Funds from the Laguna Lake Improvements account (2000057) to the project account (2001068); and,
      2. Appropriate $239,290 Park Improvement Funds from the Unreserved Fund Balance to the project account (2001068); and,
      3. Transfer $329,393 from account 2000526 (from two funding sources identified below) to the project account (2001068); and,
        1. $279,393 Capital Outlay Funds
        2. $50,000 Parkland In-Lieu (Quimby) Funds
    6. Unappropriate $1,478,195 Parkland In-Lieu (Quimby) Funds from the Laguna Lake Park Improvements project account (2000057) that will be received upon final certificate of occupancy of the multi-family units for San Luis Ranch; and,  
    7. Authorize the Finance Director to return any unspent appropriated or transferred funding to its original account or fund, as identified in Recommendation #5; and,
    8. Approve a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, authorizing use of Park Improvement Funds, Parkland In-Lieu (Quimby) Funds And Capital Outlay Funds to support the Laguna Lake Dog Park Revitalization Project, Specification Number 2001068.”
  • Recommendation:
    1. Authorize the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Margarita Area Specific Plan Amendment; and
    2. Authorize the City Manager to enter into a multi-year consultant services agreement if proposals are received within the available budget of $300,000.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Approve a budget transfer of $1,498,364 from the Sewer Fund Undesignated Capital Completed Projects Fund (602.9501.71501) to the WRRF Major Maintenance (2000607-10); and
    2. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, authorizing use of Sewer Fund Undesignated Capital to Support WRRF Emergency Maintenance.”
  • Recommendation:

    Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, authorizing application to and participation in the state Prohousing Incentive Program,” authorizing the City Manager, or Community Development Director as designee, to:

    1. Submit a Prohousing Incentive Program Application to the California Department of Housing and Community Development; and
    2. If the application is approved by HCD, execute all documents necessary or appropriate to participate in the Prohousing Incentive Program.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, approving an Employment Agreement for Interim City Manager”; and
    2. Adopt a Regular Salary Schedule as required by California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

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 April 16, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.


 


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