CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS
3191 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
Council Member Edgar
Council Member Grose
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Hasselbrink
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mayor Murphy
4. INVOCATION – Mayor Pro Tem Hasselbrink
A. Presentation to Arrowhead for its Sponsorship of the 2015 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza
B. Presentation of Commendations to Emily Carpentier, Sydney Carpentier, and Kayla Toy for Being Selected to Join the 2016 United States Army All-American Band
C. Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Tom Plunkett, Director of Bands, for his Leadership and Support of Musical Education
D. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to the 2015 Los Alamitos Holiday Decorating Contest Winners
E. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to the Community Members who Participated on the Police Chief Interview Panel
F. Presentation of a Tile Plaque to Outgoing Police Chief, Todd Mattern, for Nearly Thirty Years of Dedicated Services
G. Presentation of a Commendation to Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Tom Lasser for his Contributions to the Joint Forces Training Base
H. Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Council Member Dean Grose for his Contributions in Maintaining a Positive Relationship with the Joint Forces Training Base
I. Presentation by Lacey Schoen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of California Cities – Orange County, Regarding 2016 Dues and Residential Care Facilities
J. Presentation by Ken Cruz, Division Chief, of Orange County Fire Authority Regarding Pulse Point
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.
Approve the Warrants
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. Approve the Minutes of the Regular meeting of November 16, 2015.
B. – A Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-07) Concerning Marijuana Regulation (City Initiated)
At its regular meeting of December 14, 2015 the City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-11. This is a Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-07) considering a prohibition of 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 was brought to the City Council by recommendation of the Planning Commission (Citywide) (City initiated).
Recommendation: Adopt 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).”
C. – A Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-04) for Administrative Permitting of Restaurants with Outside Seating Areas (City Initiated)
At its regular meeting of December 14, 2015 the City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-12. This is a Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-47) considering restaurant outside seating on private sidewalks as an administratively permitted use. The ordinance was brought to the City Council by recommendation of the Planning Commission (Citywide) (City initiated).
Recommendation: Adopt 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).”
D. – An Ordinance Establishing Water Efficient Landscape Standards
At its regular meeting of December 14, 2015 the City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-13 and adopted Resolution No. 2015-38. This item proposed a change to Section 13.05 of the City’s Municipal Code to 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 were incorporated in the adopted Resolution No. 2015-38 for ease of administering and amending at a later date if necessary.
Recommendations: Adopt 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.”
E. The attached agreement outlines terms and conditions of a new employment agreement with Police Chief candidate Eric Nunez.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to execute the Employment Agreement between the City of Los Alamitos and Eric Nunez for Chief of Police services.
F. This report seeks City Council approval of the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Budget Calendar.
Recommendation: Approve the Budget Calendar for Fiscal Year 2016/17.
G. The Legislative Action Plan identifies the City’s Legislative Platform for 2016 and provides program procedures for the City to effectively participate in the legislative process.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution 2016-02, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM.”
H. This report is the authorization of an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with LPC West for three City Owned Properties housing City Hall, Police, Public Works and Community Center more specifically known as Orange County Assessor Parcel Numbers 242-212-08, 242-212-10 and 242-212-11.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to execute the attached Exclusive Negotiation Agreement for City Owned Properties.
I. This item involves participation in the CaliforniaFIRST Program, which is sponsored by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and consideration of a Resolution making certain findings and authorizing certain matters necessary to participate in the CaliforniaFIRST Program.
Recommendation: Should City Council wish to become a participating member agency in CaliforniaFIRST, it should adopt Resolution No. 2016-01, entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS TO JOIN THE CALIFORNIAFIRST PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM PROPERTY OWNERS, CONDUCT CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS AND LEVY CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE INCORPORATED TERRITORY OF THE CITY, AND AUTHORIZING RELATED ACTIONS.”
J. This Staff report, continued from the November Council Meeting, requests the establishment of time-limited parking within the Commercial Area of Old Town East, the Medical Center Area and surrounding area now that additional surveys have been conducted in the residential portion of the area.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2015-31, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING LIMITED PARKING WITHIN THE COMMERCIAL AREA OF OLD TOWN EAST, MEDICAL CENTER AREA AND ADJACENT AREA.”
9. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Amending 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 process
At its regular meeting of December 14, 2015 the City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-10. This ordinance 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.
1. Adopt 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”; and,
2. Determine whether the City Council desires to extend the contract with CDS or whether staff should begin the RFP process for a new solid waste services contract.
B. The item for City Council consideration is receipt of the Fiscal Year 2014/15 audit reports.
Recommendation: Receive and file the annual audit reports for the Fiscal Year 2014/15: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Report on Appropriations (Gann) Limit, Report on Internal Control and Auditor Communication Letter.
C. This item provides the City Council with a recap of the 2015 Special Events produced by the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department. It also provides the City Council with a request to add a new Cultural Arts special event in the spring.
Recommendation: Provide any feedback and/or direction on any of the events and appropriate $5,000 for the 2016 “Weekend of Art in Los Alamitos”.
10. MAYOR AND COUNCIL INITIATED BUSINESS
A. 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.
11. ITEMS FROM THE CITY MANAGER