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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council via Teleconference

Tuesday, October 13, 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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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OCTOBER 13, 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/94480920708

Telephone (Audio only)

(669) 900-6833 or (253) 215-8782 
ç Webinar ID: 944 8092 0708

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 BABER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATION

 

PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 4 – 10, 2020 AS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

 

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. ANNUAL INTERVIEW OF APPLICANTS FOR OPENINGS ON THE CITY’S YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION

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

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 2 through 9)

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 SPECIAL MEETINGS HELD THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. RATIFICATION OF THE PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF THE REGIONAL TASK FORCE ON THE HOMELESS AND THE CONTINUUM OF CARE SO THAT IT MAY OPERATE AS TWO SEPARATE LEGAL ENTITIES AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION TO RESIGN FROM MEMBERSHIP IN THE REGIONAL TASK FORCE ON THE HOMELESS, INCORPORATED

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

5. RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S AND DESIGN REVIEW BOARD’S APPROVAL OF PROJECT NO. 2020-01 (CITY VENTURES) – A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP, SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND DESIGN REVIEW FOR A 60-UNIT RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT AT 7601-7675 UNIVERSITY AVENUE IN THE C-D-MU (GENERAL COMMERCIAL / URBAN DESIGN OVERLAY / MIXED USE OVERLAY) AND R3 (MULTIPLE UNIT RESIDENTIAL) ZONES

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

6. RATIFICATION OF THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD’S APPROVAL OF PROJECT NO. 2020-09 (GENPROP RISING SUN) – A SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW FOR A 48-UNIT RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT AT 4210 SPRING STREET IN THE CN-P-D-MU (NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL / SCENIC PRESERVATION OVERLAY / URBAN DESIGN OVERLAY / MIXED USE OVERLAY) ZONE

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

7. RESOLUTION APPROVING APPLICATION FOR PROPOSITION 68 PER CAPITA GRANT FUNDS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE COLLIER PARK RENOVATION PROJECT; AND AUTHORIZING THE COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

Staff Reference: Ms. Richardson
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

8. A. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT UPGRADES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS;

B. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE PREEMPTION UPGRADES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS;

C. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM SET-ASIDE GRANT APPLICATION FOR GUARDRAIL UPGRADES AND REPLACEMENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS; AND

D. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM SET-ASIDE GRANT APPLICATION FOR UPGRADING AND REFURBISHING EDGE LINES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS; ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IF AWARDED; AND APPOINTING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ALL AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS

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

9. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR THE OPERATION STONEGARDEN GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $301,300

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Sweeney
Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

ORDINANCE: FIRST READING

 

10. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA MESA REPEALING CHAPTER 1.05 OF THE LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 1.05, "ELECTRONIC FILING OF CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS AND STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEREST," RELATING TO ELECTRONIC AND PAPERLESS FILING OF FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

Staff recommends the Council approve the introduction and first reading of the Ordinance.

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 10.pdf
 

ORDINANCE: SECOND READING

 

11. 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 approve the second reading and adoption of the Ordinance.

Staff Reference: Citizen Public Safety Oversight Task Force
 

STAFF REPORT

 

12. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO BECOME AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY HOUSING AGENCY (“CALCHA”); SUPPORTING CALCHA’S ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS FOR THE PRODUCTION, PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF ESSENTIAL MIDDLE-INCOME RENTAL HOUSING; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO PURCHASE OPTION AGREEMENTS WITH CALCHA FOR ESSENTIAL MIDDLE-INCOME RENTAL HOUSING CREATED WITHIN CITY LIMITS

Staff recommends the Council adopt the Resolution.

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