CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS
3191 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

REVISED AGENDA CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
Monday, December 14, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC – This Agenda contains a brief general description of each item to be considered. Except as provided by law, action or discussion shall not be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda.  Supporting documents, including staff reports, are available for review at City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office or on the City’s website at www.cityoflosalamitos.org once the agenda has been publicly posted.  Any written materials relating to an item on this agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 3191 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos CA 90720, during normal business hours.  In addition, such writings or documents will be made available for public review at the respective public meeting.   It is the intention of the City of Los Alamitos to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects.  If, as an attendee, or a participant at this meeting, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 431-3538, extension 220, 48 hours prior to the meeting so that reasonable arrangements may be made.  Assisted listening devices may be obtained from the City Clerk at the meeting for individuals with hearing impairments.  Persons wishing to address the City Council on any item on the City Council Agenda should complete a blue “Request to Speak” card and will be called upon at the time the agenda item is called or during the City Council’s consideration of the item and may address the City Council for up to three minutes.

1.         CALL TO ORDER

2.         ROLL CALL
Council Member Grose
Council Member Hasselbrink
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Edgar
Mayor Murphy

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Council Member Hasselbrink

4.         INVOCATION – Council Member Grose

5.         PRESENTATIONS

A.        Presentations to Mayor Murphy for his Service as Mayor from Outside Agencies

B.        Presentation of a Commendation to Judy Klabouch, for Green Street Interior and her Philanthropic Contributions to the Community

C.        Presentation of a Commendation to Andrew Pulver, 2015 Personnel/Human Resource Administrator of the Year

D.        Presentation of a Commendation to Winslow Chase for his Outstanding Community Service

E.        Presentation of a Certificate of Recognition to Gerri Graham-Mejia for her Service as the City’s Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District Representative

F.         Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to the City’s Public Works Employees  for Receiving the 2015 Project of the Year Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association for Coyote Creek Park

G.        Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to City and Chamber of Commerce Staff for Coordinating the 2015 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza

6.         ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – At this time, any individual in the audience may come forward to speak on any item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Remarks are to be limited to not more than five minutes per speaker.

7.         WARRANTS Approve the Warrants for December 14, 2015, in the amount of $68,580.40, ratify the Warrants for November 17, 2015 to December 13, 2015, in the amount of $779,344.21, and authorize the City Manager to approve such expenditures as are legally due and within an unexhausted balance of an appropriation against which the same may be charged for the time period of December 15, 2015 to January 18, 2016.

8.         CONSENT CALENDAR – All Consent Calendar items may be acted upon by one motion unless a Council Member requests separate action on a specific item.

A.        Approval of Minutes Approve the Minutes of the Regular meeting of November 16, 2015.
B.           Adopt Ordinance 2015-03 – A Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-03) to Create a Medical Overlay Zone in compliance with the 2015-2035 General Plan (City initiated)
At its regular meeting of November 16, 2015 the City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-03 allowing more flexible uses for certain parcels in the Planned Light Industrial Zone to comply with the new 2015-2035 General Plan and to amend the zoning map by placing the Overlay Zone on specified parcels, as recommended by the Planning Commission (City initiated).

Recommendation:  Adopt Ordinance No. 2015-03, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT (ZOA) 15-03 TO AMEND SECTIONS 17.04.020, 17.10.020, AND 17.12.010 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO CREATE A MEDICAL OVERLAY ZONE AND TO AMEND THE ZONING MAP TO PLACE THE MEDICAL OVERLAY ZONE ON PROPERTIES GENERALLY NORTH OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER SPECIFIC PLAN AREA, WHICH PROPERTIES ARE ALL IN THE PLANNED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (P-M) ZONE OF THE CITY (CITY INITIATED).”

C.           Adopt Ordinance 2015-09 – A Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-08) to Create a Retail Overlay Zone in compliance with the 2015-2035 General Plan (City initiated)
At its regular meeting of November 16, 2015, the City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-09 creating a Retail Overlay Zone to allow more flexible uses for certain parcels in the Planned Light Industrial Zone to comply with the new 2015-2035 General Plan and to amend the zoning map by placing the Overlay Zones on specified parcels, as recommended by the Planning Commission (City initiated).

Recommendation: Adopt Ordinance No. 2015-09, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT (ZOA) 15-08 TO AMEND SECTIONS 17.04.020, 17.10.020, AND 17.12.010 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO CREATE A RETAIL OVERLAY ZONE AND TO AMEND THE ZONING MAP TO PLACE THE RETAIL OVERLAY ZONE OVER THOSE PROPERTIES COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ARROWHEAD PROPERTIES, WHICH PROPERTIES ARE ALL IN THE PLANNED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (P-M) ZONE OF THE CITY (CITY INITIATED).”

D.        Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Los Alamitos and the County of Orange for Public Safety Realignment and Postrelease Community Supervision Cost Reimbursement to Local Law Enforcement Agencies for Enhanced Services and Other Authorized Expenditures This report provides information about Public Safety Realignment and Postrelease Community Supervision and seeks authorization to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Orange for cost reimbursement for enhanced law enforcement services as needed to achieve the objectives related to Public Safety Realignment.

Recommendation:  Authorize the Chief of Police to execute the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Los Alamitos and the County of Orange for Public Safety Realignment and Postrelease Community Supervision Cost Reimbursement to Local Law Enforcement Agencies for Enhanced Services and Other Authorized Services.

E.        Extension of Professional Services Agreement with Midori Gardens for Landscape Maintenance Services This item is to consider continuing services with Midori Gardens to provide landscape maintenance services. The current Professional Services Agreement (PSA) expires on January 2, 2016, but can be extended by mutual agreement.

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 of the PSA with Midori Gardens for Landscape Maintenance services.

F.         Race on the Base Timing Contract This item is to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Gemini Timing for race timing services for the 2016 Race on the Base. The Race on the Base event requires hiring a professional timing contractor due to the expertise and equipment needed to time the event. This item has been placed on the agenda because the estimated cost of the services exceeds the purchasing limit of the City Manager. Race registration revenue offsets the cost of the timing services.

Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Gemini Timing for race timing services for the 2015 Race on the Base.

G.        Resolution No. 2015-36 Solidifying Support for the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) Grant for Los Alamitos Boulevard Beautification Project The City applied for grant funding through Orange County Transit Authority’s (OCTA) 2016 Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program on October 23, 2015 for Los Alamitos Boulevard.   OCTA is now requesting a resolution solidifying the Council’s support for the Grant Application.

Recommendation:  Adopt Resolution No. 2015-36, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA FOR CANDIDATE ORANGE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS PROJECTS”.

H.        Residential Care Facilities This report provides an explanation of Residential Care Facilities including Sober Living Homes, Detox facilities and group homes.

Recommendation: Review, discuss, and provide direction as necessary.

9.         ORDINANCES

A.        Introduce Ordinance No. 2015-10 %u2013 Waste Ordinance Amendment This item proposes a change to Section 8.12.015 of the City’s Municipal Code, which would allow the City’s Solid Waste Services Contract to be extended without a formal request for proposal (RFP) process.

Recommendations:

1.         Introduce, waive reading in full, and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2015-­­10, and set for second reading; and,

2.         City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-10, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 8.12.015 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE”.

B.       Introduce Ordinance No. 2015-13 – Establishing Water Efficient Landscape Standards and Adopt Resolution No. 2015-38 Adopting Implementation Guidelines/
This item proposes a change to Section 13.05 of the City’s Municipal Code, which would amend various Landscaping Standards regarding water efficient landscape regulations to meet the new statewide standards as stipulated in Governor Brown’s Drought Executive Order (B-29-15).  The Guidelines are incorporated by Resolution No. 2015-38 for ease of administering and amending at a later date if necessary.

Recommendations:

1.    Introduce, waive reading in full, and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2015-­­13, and set for second reading; and,

2.    City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-13, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 13.05 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF A WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE”; and

3.    Adopt Resolution No. 2015-38, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-13 PERTAINING TO WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE REGULATIONS.

10.       PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.       Introduce Ordinance No. 2015-12 A Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-04) for Administrative Permitting of Small Outside Seating Areas for Restaurants Consideration of zoning code changes that would allow restaurants to have a simplified process for small (300 square feet or less) outside seating areas.

Recommendations:

1.         Open the Public Hearing; and, if appropriate,

2.         Determine that the proposed project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) under the general rule that CEQA does not apply to activities which can be seen with certainty to have no effect on the environment.

3.         Introduce, waive reading in full and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2015-12, and set for second reading; and,

4.         City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-12, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT (ZOA) 15-04 AMENDING SECTIONS 17.76.020, 17.10.020 – TABLE 2-04 AND 17.40.020 OF, and ADDING SECTION 17.38.190 AND CHAPTER 17.41 TO, THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO outside seating Areas FOR RESTAURANTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMITS (Citywide) (City initiated).”

B.       Introduce Ordinance 2015-11 Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA-07) Regarding Cannabis Regulations Consideration of an ordinance to prohibit commercial cannabis activities, including the sales, cultivation, distribution, delivery, storage and manufacturing of cannabis, medical marijuana, and marijuana in response to three State of California bills signed into law on October 9, 2015 (AB 266, AB 243, and SB 643) which are known collectively as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The ordinance will also prohibit cultivation for personal use by Qualified Patients and Caregivers. The draft ordinance is brought to the City Council by recommendation of the Planning Commission (Citywide) (City initiated).

Recommendations:

1.         Open the Public Hearing; and, if appropriate,

2.         Determine that the proposed project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) under the general rule that CEQA does not apply to activities which can be seen with certainty to have no effect on the environment.  Changing the regulations relating to cannabis activities will not have any environmental impacts.

3.         Introduce, waive reading in full and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2015-11, and set for second reading; and,

4.         City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-11, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 17.39 TO THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITING ALL COMMERCIAL MEDICAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES IN THE CITY AND PROHIBITING CULTIVATION FOR MEDICAL USE BY A QUALIFIED PATIENT OR PRIMARY CAREGIVER AND AMENDING TABLES 2-02, 2-04, AND 2-06 TO REFLECT THE SAME, AND DIRECTING A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION BE FILED FOR A CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION FROM CEQA (CITYWIDE) (CITY INITIATED).”

11.       SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

A.        Highlight of Past Year’s Accomplishments by Mayor Murphy

B.        Presentations to Mayor Murphy from the City Council for his Service as Mayor

12.       MAYOR AND COUNCIL INITIATED BUSINESS

A.        City Council Reorganization This report provides relevant information for the City Council’s annual reorganization, by the election of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.  The City’s Charter requires roll call votes be taken for the election of these two Officers.

Recommendation:  Elect Officers for the position of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem by roll call vote.

RECESS – Reception in Council Chamber Lobby

B.        City Council Member Appointments/Reappointments as Representatives to other Agencies and City Committees This report provides relevant information for the City Council’s annual appointments/reappointments of Council Members as representatives to other Agencies.

Recommendations:

1.         Nominate and vote for appointments/reappointments regarding the Representatives to Other Agencies and City Committees; and,

2.         Adopt City Council Resolution 2015-37, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING ITS REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE TO THE ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS”; and,

3.         Authorize the City Clerk to complete California Form 806, Agency Report of: Public Official Appointments and post on the City’s website.

C.        Council Announcements – At this time, Council Members may also report on items not specifically described on the Agenda that are of interest to the community, provided no action or discussion is taken except to provide staff direction to report back or to place the item on a future Agenda.

13.       ITEMS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

14.       ADJOURNMENT