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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council via Teleconference

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

6:00 p.m.

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



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Akilah Weber, Vice Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Councilmember
Bill Baber, 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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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF MEETING

Due to the power outage at City Hall and other City facilities the Regular Meeting of the City Council scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., is hereby cancelled. Agenda items scheduled for the September 8th meeting will be considered at a Special Meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING FORMAT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This meeting is being conducted utilizing teleconferencing and electronic means consistent with State of California Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council meeting may be viewed live on Cox Cable Channel 24 (within La Mesa City limits), AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 (in the San Diego Region),the City’s website (www.cityoflamesa.us), Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/lamesaca), or using the following Zoom Webinar options:

The public may view the meeting live using the following remote options:

Teleconference Meeting Webinar

https://zoom.us/j/94849476566

Telephone (Audio only)

(669) 900-6833 or (253) 215-8782 
ç Webinar ID: 948 4947 6566

Public Comments for Items not on the Agenda
Members of the public who wish to make public comments may submit their comments by email to be read aloud at the Council meeting by the City Clerk. Email comments must be submitted to the City Clerk at comments@cityoflamesa.us by 4:00 p.m. the day of the Council meeting and be no more than 300 words. Any language beyond the 300 words shall not be read during the Council meeting. The counting of words, for the purposes of public comment submissions, shall follow the same standards as set forth in Elections Code § 9 (see Attachment A). Please note in your email subject line that this is for “PUBLIC COMMENT”. All email comments shall be subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the Council meeting. Form correspondence of identical content signed by different individuals shall be read aloud only once during the comment period. Immediately prior to the reading of such correspondence, the name of each signatory shall be stated aloud.

Public Comments for Items
on the Agenda
Members of the public who wish to make comments on items on the agenda may do so via Zoom at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, California, 91942. Social distancing will be strictly enforced by City personnel at all times. It is strongly encouraged that all attendees wear a facial covering while waiting to speak regarding an agenda item. Comments may also be submitted in the same manner as stated above regarding items not on the agenda. Please note in your email subject line the agenda item number related to the comment.
Documents:
  1. ATTACHMENT A.pdf
 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION – COUNCILMEMBER ALESSIO

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATION

 

PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

 

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 INTERVIEWS

 

1. INTERVIEW OF APPLICANT FOR AN UNSCHEDULED VACANCY ON THE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD

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

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 2 through 15)

The Consent Calendar includes items considered to be routine. 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 MEETINGS HELD TUESDAY, JULY 14, JULY 28, AND AUGUST 11, 2020

Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETINGS HELD FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020 AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020

Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. RESOLUTION TO AWARD RFP 21-02 FOR JANITORIAL AND CUSTODIAL SERVICES FOR CITY FACILITIES TO CCS FACILITY SERVICES

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

6. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 FOR BID 19-10, POLICE STATION COMPUTER ROOM HEATING AND VENTILATION AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC) AND FIRE SUPPRESSION UPGRADES PROJECT, TO FORDYCE CONSTRUCTION

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

7. RESOLUTION APPROVING COST SHARE AGREEMENT FOR TECHNICAL AND MONITORING REPORTS FOR SAN DIEGO RIVER INVESTIGATIVE ORDER R9-2019-0014 ISSUED BY THE SAN DIEGO REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

8. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF MOBILE COLUMN LIFTS FROM C. ALLEN SERVICES PURSUANT TO LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.40.070(A)(7)

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

9. RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO ENTER INTO POLE LICENSE AGREEMENTS WITH NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC (DBA AT&T) FOR INSTALLATION OF 4G TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY

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

10. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM FOR THE STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL COMPETITIONS, FOR THE LA MESA BIKE AND SIDEWALK CONNECTIONS PROJECT

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

11. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF A GRANT FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY TO CONDUCT A LOCAL TRAFFIC SAFETY, PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM BY APPROVING THE ADDITION OF THE GRANT FUNDS TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 BUDGET

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Nicholass
Documents:
  1. ITEM 11.pdf
 

12. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF A GRANT FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY TO CONDUCT A LOCAL TRAFFIC SAFETY, DUI ENFORCEMENT AND AWARENESS PROGRAM BY APPROVING THE ADDITION OF THE GRANT FUNDS TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 BUDGET

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Nicholass
Documents:
  1. ITEM 12.pdf
 

13. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS

Staff Reference:  Acting Chief Nicholass
Documents:
  1. ITEM 13.pdf
 

14. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING GRANT

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Nicholass
Documents:
  1. ITEM 14.pdf
 

15. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL FOR THE ALCOHOL POLICING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $52,349

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Nicholass
Documents:
  1. ITEM 15.pdf
 

ORDINANCE: FIRST READING

 

16. PRESENTATION AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITIZEN PUBLIC SAFETY OVERSIGHT TASK FORCE AND POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA MESA ADDING CHAPTER 2.30 TO THE LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A COMMUNITY POLICE OVERSIGHT BOARD AND INDEPENDENT POLICE AUDITOR

The Citizen Public Safety Oversight Task Force recommends the Council receive and file the report and approve the introduction and first reading of the Ordinance adding Chapter 2.30 to the La Mesa Municipal Code for the purpose of creating a Community Police Oversight Board and Independent Police Auditor.

Staff Reference: Citizen Public Safety Oversight Task Force
Documents:
  1. ITEM 16.pdf
 

STAFF REPORTS

 

17. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION CONFIRMING AND RATIFYING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS INCLUDED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 5-2020 AS ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PURSUANT TO LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.56.060 FOR THE DIRECT PROTECTION AND BENEFIT OF THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF LA MESA

Staff recommends the Council approve and adopt the Resolution.

Staff Reference: Mr. Humora
Documents:
  1. ITEM 17.pdf
 

18. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE HOMELESS OUTREACH AND MOBILE ENGAGEMENT (“HOME”) PROGRAM

Staff recommends the Council provide direction to staff regarding HOME, a proposed program that uses social workers, medical health professionals, and mental health professionals to assist the homeless population and respond to mental health calls.

Staff Reference: Mr. Tomaino
Documents:
  1. ITEM 18.pdf
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT