November 14, 2012
3:30 p.m. Meeting

 

Escondido City Council

 

CALL TO ORDER

CALL TO ORDER

 

ROLL CALL:               Diaz, Gallo, Morasco, Waldron, Abed

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

The public may address the Council on any item that is not on the agenda and that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.  State law prohibits the Council from discussing or taking action on such items, but the matter may be referred to the City Manager/staff or scheduled on a subsequent agenda.  (Please refer to the back page of the agenda for instructions.) Speakers are limited to only one opportunity to address the Council under Oral Communications.

CLOSED SESSION:  (COUNCIL/CDC/RRB)

CLOSED SESSION:  (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY/RRB)

 

I. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL- EXISTING LITIGATION (Government Code

§54956.9(a)

a.   Case Name: Agustin v. Jerry Douglas Conway; City of Escondido

Case No: 37-2012-00052770-CU-PA-NC

 

II. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL- EXISTING LITIGATION (Government Code

§54956.9(a)

a.   Case Name:  Demetrio Gomez, et al. v. City of Escondido, et al.

Case No:  37-2011-00060480-CU-CR-NC

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

ADJOURNMENT

4:00 P.M. - Regular Meeting


 

November, 14 2012
4:30 p.m. Meeting

 

Escondido City Council

CALL TO ORDER

CALL TO ORDER

 

MOMENT OF REFLECTION:

City Council agendas allow an opportunity for a moment of silence and reflection at the beginning of the evening meeting.  The City does not participate in the selection of speakers for this portion of the agenda, and does not endorse or sanction any remarks made by individuals during this time.  If you wish to be recognized during this portion of the agenda, please notify the City Clerk in advance. 

 

FLAG SALUTE

 

ROLL CALL:                                           Diaz, Gallo, Morasco, Waldron, Abed

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

The public may address the Council on any item that is not on the agenda and that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.  State law prohibits the Council from discussing or taking action on such items, but the matter may be referred to the City Manager/staff or scheduled on a subsequent agenda. Speakers are limited to only one opportunity to address the Council under Oral Communications. (Please refer to the back page of the agenda for instructions.) NOTE:  Depending on the number of requests, comments may be reduced to less than 3 minutes per speaker and limited to a total of 15 minutes. Any remaining speakers will be heard during Oral Communications at the end of the meeting.

COUNCIL MEMBERS’ REPORTS/BRIEFING

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Items on the Consent Calendar are not discussed individually and are approved in a single motion.  However, Council members always have the option to have an item considered separately, either on their own request or at the request of staff or a member of the public.

 

1.            AFFIDAVITS OF PUBLICATION, MAILING AND POSTING (COUNCIL/CDC/RRB)

2.            APPROVAL OF WARRANT REGISTER (Council/CDC)

3.            APPROVAL OF MINUTES:        Regular Meeting of October 3, 2012

Regular Meeting of October 17, 2012

 

4.            EAST VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: COMPUTER LAB AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND BUDGET ADJUSTMENT - Request Council accept a Cox Communications donation in the amount of $25,000 for construction costs at the Escondido Technology Center; and authorize a budget adjustment in the amount of $25,000.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Community Services: Jerry Van Leeuwen)

 

5.            PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND BUDGET ADJUSTMENT - Request Council approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $415,275 to receive and expend Housing-Related Park Program grant funds and to expend Park Development Funds.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Community Services/Housing: Jerry Van Leeuwen)

             

6.            THE ELMS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT - Request Council authorize the Housing Division to amend previous developer agreements; authorize the Mayor and  City Clerk to execute, on behalf of the City, the document amendments in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; approve the existing loan documents and escrow instructions, signed by past authorized representatives of the City/CDC, in order to grant two vacant properties located at 537 N. Elm and the adjacent vacant lot to San Diego Habitat for Humanity, to record loan documents for the use of HOME/CHDO funds; and authorize Karen Youel, Management Analyst/Housing to sign new escrow documents.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Community Services/Housing: Jerry Van Leeuwen)

 

            a. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-181

b. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-182

7.            AUTHORIZATION TO RE-CHASSIS ONE (1) EXISTING AMBULANCE - Recommend Council authorize Emergency Vehicle Group (EVG) out of Anaheim, California to re-chassis one (1) existing ambulance in the current fleet instead of purchasing one (1) new ambulance.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Fire Department: Michael Lowry)

 

8.            REJECT ALL BIDS FOR TWO LINE TRUCKS AND AUTHORIZE RE-ADVERTISEMENT - Request Council approve rejecting all bids for two line trucks and authorize staff to re-advertise.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Finance Department: Gilbert Rojas)

 

            RESOLUTION NO. 2012-177

9.            ALL-WAY STOP REQUEST FOR JUNIPER STREET AT NINTH AVENUE - Request Council amend the Traffic Schedules for stop intersections.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Engineering Services: Edward Domingue)

 

            RESOLUTION NO. 2012-180

10.          FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND BUDGET ADJUSTMENT - Request Council authorize the Escondido Police Department to accept FY 2012 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program funds in the amount of $1,863 from the United States Department of Justice; authorize the Chief of Police to execute grant documents; and authorize staff to establish budgets to spend funds to purchase body armor for front-line law enforcement.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Police Department: Cory Moles)

             

11.          FISCAL YEAR 2008 CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY "AVOID DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) CAMPAIGN" GRANT MODIFICATION AND BUDGET ADJUSTMENT - Request Council authorize the Police Department to accept additional grant funds in the amount of $10,000 from the San Diego Sheriff's Department for overtime expenses related to the California Office of Traffic Safety "Avoid DUI Campaign" Grant Program; and approve a budget adjustment needed to spend grant funds.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Police Department: Cory Moles)

             

12.          SOLE SOURCE AUTHORIZATION FOR RADIO PURCHASES - Request Council authorize the Police Department to purchase Project 25 ("P25") compliant portable radios and upgraded accessories from Motorola, Inc. by utilizing San Diego County's Regional Communication System ("RCS") cooperative purchasing contract.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Police Department: Cory Moles)

 

            RESOLUTION 2012-185

13.          ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR TAXICAB OPERATORS - Request Council consider amending sections of the Escondido Municipal Code to update standards required of taxicab operators and drivers in the City.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (City Attorney's Office: Jeffrey Epp)

 

            ORDINANCE NO. 2012-22 (Introduction and First Reading)

14.          AMENDMENT TO ESCONDIDO MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2-24 (SELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR) - Request Council consider the Escondido Municipal Code (EMC) section 2-24 to allow the selection of the deputy mayor to be conducted pursuant to City Council Rules of Procedure.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (City Attorney's Office: Jennifer McCain)

 

            ORDINANCE NO. 2012-23 (Introduction and First Reading)

CONSENT - RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES (COUNCIL/CDC/RRB)

CONSENT CALENDAR – RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES (COUNCIL/CDC/RRB)

 

The following Resolutions and Ordinances were heard and acted upon by the City Council/CDC/RRB at a previous City Council/Community Development Commission/Mobilehome Rent Review meeting.  (The title of Ordinances listed on the Consent Calendar are deemed to have been read and further reading waived.)

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

15.          LOCAL REGISTER DESIGNATION AND MILLS ACT CONTRACT FOR A RESIDENCE ON A HILLTOP AT 2985 SU SIEMPRE PLACE (CASE HP-12-0001) - Request Council approve listing the structure at 2985 Su Siempre Place on the City's Local Register and approve the Historic Property Preservation Agreement (commonly referred to as the "Mills Act Contract") for the subject property.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Community Development/Planning: Barbara Redlitz)

 

            RESOLUTION NO. 2012-183

CURRENT BUSINESS

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

16.          CALPERS CONTRACT AMENDMENT-MISCELLANEOUS EMPLOYEES - Request Council approve the second reading of the CalPERS Contract Amendment for Miscellaneous Employees: Section 20475, Different Levels of Benefits - 2% @ 60; and Section 20037 - Three Year Final Compensation. Approved on October 17, 2012, with a vote of 4/1/0, Morasco voting no.

 

            ORDINANCE NO. 2012-20 (Adoption and Second Reading)

17.          REVISE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 25 ARTICLE 4 RELATING TO TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX - Request Council approve amending the Escondido Municipal Code Chapter 25, Taxation, Article 4, Transient Occupancy Tax.

 

Staff Recommendations: Approval (Finance: Gilbert Rojas)

 

            ORDINANCE NO. 2012-19 (Introduction and First Reading)

18.          UPDATE AND REQUEST FOR COUNCIL GUIDANCE CONCERNING THE WATER PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR THE CARLSBAD DESALINATION PROJECT - Request Council accept the report from staff concerning the proposed Water Purchase Agreement between the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) and Poseidon Resources for a future Carlsbad Desalination Project; and provide guidance to the City's SDCWA Board representative concerning the SDCWA Board of Directors' vote on the Purchase Agreement, which may occur as early as November 29, 2012.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Provide guidance to the City's representative on the SDCWA Board (Utilities Department: Christopher McKinney)

 

19.          APPROVE STAFFING THE SEVENTH ENGINE COMPANY, THE PURCHASE AND STAFFING OF ONE ADDITIONAL AMBULANCE AND THE COST TO HIRE NON-SAFETY PERSONNEL - Request Council approve an increase in the Fire Department Operating Budget for FY 2012-13 in the amount of $847,355 to hire three (3) additional safety personnel to staff the Seventh Engine Company, twenty-four (24) non-safety personnel to staff additional ambulances and the associated start-up and operational costs; and an increase to the Fire Department Operating Budget for FY 2013-14 in the amount of $1,204,330 to maintain personnel and on-going operational costs.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Fire Department: Michael Lowry)

 

            RESOLUTION NO. 2012-179

20.          ESCONDIDO SUCCESS CENTER PROJECT - Request Council receive the status report and provide direction to staff.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Approval (Community Services: Jerry Van Leeuwen)

             

21.          MAPLE STREET PLAZA: OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE - Request Council provide direction to staff regarding the on-going operation of the Maple Street Plaza and possible closure of the northern section to through traffic.

 

Staff Recommendations:  Provide direction (City Manager's Office: Charles Grimm)

 

22.          FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - The purpose of this item is to identify issues presently known to staff or which members of the Council wish to place on an upcoming City Council agenda.   Council comment on these future agenda items is limited by California Government Code Section 54954.2 to clarifying questions, brief announcements, or requests for factual information in connection with an item when it is discussed.

 

Staff Recommendations:  None (City Clerk's Office:  Diane Halverson)

 

RIEFING (Staff)

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

 

COUNCIL/COMMISSION/ MEMBERS COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

 

CLOSED SESSION:  (COUNCIL/CDC/RRB)

UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Time

Meeting Type

Location

November 21

-

-

No Meeting

-

November 28

-

-

No Meeting

-

December 5

Wednesday

7:00 pm

Installation Ceremony

Council Chambers

December 12

Wednesday

3:30 & 4:30 pm

Council Meeting

Council Chambers

December 19

Wednesday

3:30 & 4:30 pm

Council Meeting

Council Chambers