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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

6:00 p.m.

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



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Vice Mayor
Bill Baber, Councilmember
Guy McWhirter, Councilmember
  Colin Parent, 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 PARENT

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATION

 

VISION ZERO PRESENTATION

 

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

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 1 through 5)

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.
 

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

 

2. RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR BONDED INDEBTEDNESS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019

Staff Reference: Ms. Waller-Bullock
Documents:
  1. ITEM 2.pdf
 

3. A. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR CALTRANS STATEWIDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (ATP) FUNDS, AND IF NOT SELECTED TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE COMPETITION, AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF A REGION-WIDE APPLICATION FOR SANDAG ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM (ATGP) FUNDS, FOR THE PALM AVENUE PEDESTRIAN AND BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

B.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR CALTRANS STATEWIDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (ATP) FUNDS, AND IF NOT SELECTED TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE COMPETITION, AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF A REGION-WIDE APPLICATION FOR SANDAG ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM (ATGP) FUNDS, FOR MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE PEDESTRIAN AND BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

C.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR CALTRANS STATEWIDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (ATP) FUNDS, AND IF NOT SELECTED TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE COMPETITION, AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF A REGION-WIDE APPLICATION FOR SANDAG ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM (ATGP) FUNDS, FOR THE GROSSMONT CENTER DRIVE BRIDGE SIDEWALK AND BICYCLE IMPROVEMENTS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

D.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR CALTRANS STATEWIDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (ATP) FUNDS, AND IF NOT SELECTED TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE COMPETITION, AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF A REGION-WIDE APPLICATION FOR SANDAG ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM (ATGP) FUNDS, FOR THE LA MESA COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

E.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR CALTRANS STATEWIDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (ATP) FUNDS, AND IF NOT SELECTED TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE COMPETITION, AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF A REGION-WIDE APPLICATION FOR SANDAG ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM (ATGP) FUNDS, FOR THE LA MESA BOULEVARD PLANNING GRANT; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja

 
Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. A. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HSIP) GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND STREET IMPROVEMENTS AT EL CAJON BOULEVARD AND JESSIE AVENUE; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

B.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HSIP) GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE CRITICAL MID-BLOCK PEDESTRIAN ENHANCEMENTS (CITYWIDE); ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

C.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HSIP) GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE CITYWIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT UPGRADES; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FROM THE DOWNTOWN PARKING FUND TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (CIP) - MISCELLANEOUS FUND FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND THE DESIGN OF A GATEWAY SIGN FOR THE DOWNTOWN VILLAGE

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

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

 

6. RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER TO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 6.pdf
 

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

 

7. LETTER FROM THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES REQUESTING THE DESIGNATION OF A VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE FOR THE ANNUAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE, SEPTEMBER 12 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14, 2018, IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

STAFF REPORTS

 

8. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION RELATED TO OPTIONS FOR WRITING ARGUMENTS, IN FAVOR OF OR AGAINST AND REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS, FOR THE CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX BALLOT MEASURE (PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 3, ARTICLE 4 OF THE CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS CODE) TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Staff recommends the Council (1) set priorities for filing a primary argument and rebuttal argument and direct staff accordingly; and (2) adopt the resolution setting priorities for filing written arguments regarding the Cannabis Business Tax Measure scheduled for the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election, to reflect the final form of Council's decision.

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 8.pdf
 

9. CONSIDERATION OF THE 2018 OKTOBERFEST SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT APPLICATION, A COST RECOVERY POLICY FOR THE EVENT, AND THE USE OF THE CIVIC CENTER PARKING LOT AS VIP PARKING FOR THE EVENT

Staff and the Downtown Marketing and Events Subcommittee recommends the Council (1) approve the La Mesa Village Association's application for the 2018 Oktoberfest special event permit, subject to conditions; (2) adopt the resolution temporarily closing a portion of La Mesa City streets for the Oktoberfest event from September 27, 2018 through October 1, 2018; and (3) provide direction to staff on the cost recovery policy and the use of the Civic Center parking lot for the 2018 Oktoberfest.

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

10. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED AND RESTATED WASTEWATER DISPOSAL AGREEMENT, DIRECTING THE METRO COMMISSION/METRO JPA REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT THE AGREEMENT AT THE METRO COMMISSION/METRO JPA MEETING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT

Staff recommends the Council adopt the resolution approving the amendment and restated Wastewater Disposal Agreement, directing the Metro Commission/Metro JPA representative to support the Agreement at the Metro Commission/Metro JPA meeting and authorizing the Mayor to sign the Agreement.

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

HEARING/ORDINANCE: FIRST READING

 

11. CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF TITLE 24 OF THE LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE, RECLASSIFYING FROM ZONE R1 (URBAN RESIDENTIAL) TO ZONE R2 (MEDIUM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) THAT PROPERTY ADDRESSED AS 7574 SARANAC AVENUE PER ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Z 16-01

Staff recommends the Council approve the introduction and first reading of the Ordinance amending the Zoning Map of Title 24 of the La Mesa Municipal Code, reclassifying from Zone R1 to Zone R2 that property addressed as 7574 Saranac Avenue per Zoning Ordinance Amendment Z 16-01.

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

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

COUNCIL INITIATED

 

12. DISCUSSION TO CONSIDER ADOPTING A VISION ZERO COMMITMENT TO END TRAFFIC DEATHS IN LA MESA – MAYOR ARAPOSTATHIS AND COUNCILMEMBER PARENT

Documents:
  1. ITEM 12.pdf
 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT