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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers
La Mesa City Hall
8130 Allison Avenue
La Mesa, California



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Colin Parent, Vice Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Councilmember
Bill Baber, Councilmember
  Akilah Weber, Councilmember

 

Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 8130 Allison Avenue, during normal business hours.

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ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION – COUNCILMEMBER ALESSIO

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS - (TOTAL TIME - 15 MINUTES)

NOTE: In accordance with state law, an item not scheduled on the agenda may be brought forward by the general public for comment; however, the City Council will not be able to discuss or take any action on the item at this meeting. If appropriate, the item will be referred to Staff or placed on a future agenda.
 

CONFLICT DISCLOSURES

 

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

 

1. RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND VETERANS COMMISSION

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 1.pdf
 

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 2 through 10)

The Consent Calendar includes items previously considered by the Council. Unless discussion is requested by members of the Council or audience, all Consent Calendar items may be approved by one motion.
 

2. APPROVAL OF MOTION TO WAIVE THE READING OF THE TEXT OF ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS AT THIS MEETING

 

3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AND LA MESA PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY SPECIAL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019

Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. APPROVAL FOR COUNCILMEMBER BABER TO ATTEND LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGS IN COSTA MESA ON MARCH 28 – 29, 2019 AND IN SACRAMENTO ON APRIL 24, 2019 AND JUNE 13 – 14, 2019

Staff Reference: Ms. Garrett
Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. APPOINTMENT OF PAM RADER TO THE DOWNTOWN VILLAGE PROMOTION AND EVENTS SUBCOMMITTEE

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

6. RESOLUTION GRANTING THE CITY MANAGER AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE A COST SHARE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF CHULA VISTA TO COMPLETE A COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION FEASIBILITY STUDY ON BEHALF OF BOTH CITIES

Staff Reference: Mr. Humora
Documents:
  1. ITEM 6.pdf
 

7. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE FY 2018 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS

Staff Reference: Chief Vasquez
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

8. RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING $302,000 INTO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ACCOUNT 302199FT – STREET IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND APPROPRIATING $360,000 INTO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ACCOUNT 302199OT – REGIONAL ARTERIAL IMPROVEMENTS

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 8.pdf
 

9. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 TO INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING CORPORATION FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION SERVICES FOR THE WEST LA MESA STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

10. RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR BID 19-10, POLICE STATION COMPUTER ROOM HEATING VENTILATION AIR CONDITIONING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION IMPROVEMENTS TO FORDYCE CONSTRUCTION, INC.

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 10.pdf
 

HEARING/ORDINANCE: FIRST READING

 

11. CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA MESA AMENDING TITLE 24 OF THE LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY SHELTERS AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW

Staff recommends the Council find that the proposed amendment is consistent with the General Plan and approve the introduction and first reading of the Ordinance amending Title 24 of the La Mesa Municipal Code to allow for emergency shelter uses in the C (General Commercial) and CN (Neighborhood Commercial) zones, subject to parking requirements and operational standards as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak
Documents:
  1. ITEM 11.pdf
 

HEARING

 

12. RECONSIDERATION OF THE APPEAL FILED BY THE SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR CHILDREN OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP 17-31 – A REQUEST FOR A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY PROPOSED AT 7339 EL CAJON BOULEVARD, SUITE C, IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL, URBAN DESIGN OVERLAY, AND MIXED-USE OVERLAY (C-D-MU) ZONES

Staff recommends the Council consider the information provided in the staff report and the information submitted by the applicant and appellant, receive public testimony, and: (1) reaffirm the City Council’s decision to uphold the appeal based on the findings made in adopting Resolution No. 2018-044, and any additional findings made by the Council, thus denying CUP 17-31; or (2) uphold the Planning Commission’s approval of CUP 17-31 based on the findings and conditions as stated in Planning Commission Resolution PC-2018-11, and any additional findings made by the Council and/or additional conditions adopted by the Council, thus denying the appeal.

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak
Documents:
  1. ITEM 12.pdf
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

PLEASE NOTE:

There will be Special meetings on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at La Mesa Dale Elementary School, 4370 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, and on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Murray Manor Elementary School, 8305 El Paso Street, La Mesa. These two Town Hall Meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak in an open forum to the City Council on issues and concerns pertaining to La Mesa and its future.